Strange but true – Bin Laden on Global Warming

From My Way News The world of climate change alarmism just got a new ally. No I’m not kidding. CAIRO (AP) – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming.…

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Gate du Jour – Now it's Greenpeace reports in the IPCC AR4

Donna Laframboise, who gave us the list of World Wildlife Fund non peer reviewed studies cited in the IPCC AR4 continues to make lists. Here’s her latest list. Those calm, rational, thoughtful folks at Greenpeace seem to have had a significant hand in the IPCC climate bible. She writes: Considered the climate Bible by governments…

NWF's winter weather wackiness

We’ve seen how the World Wildlife Fund reports were included in IPCC AR4 with disastrous results, now we have an example of a newspaper and TV Network hanging their entire story on a report from the National Wildlife Federation. Here’s the WaPo story: Harsh winter a sign of disruptive climate change, report says By Juliet…

Forecast modernization program

Animal rights group: Replace Punxsutawney Phil with robot Wednesday, January 27, 2010 From The Post Gazette PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania’s Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it’s unfair to keep the animal in captivity and…

CRU's Climategate finally makes the news in Norwich

New twist in UEA climate change row DAVID BALE Last updated: 28/01/2010 10:03:00 Norwich’s flagship university was at the centre of a new row today after it emerged it broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data for public scrutiny in the climate change row over stolen emails. The reputation of the…

New paper in Nature on CO2 amplification: "it's less than we thought"

Amplification of Global Warming by Carbon-Cycle Feedback Significantly Less Than Thought, Study Suggests from ScienceDaily (Jan. 28, 2010) — A new estimate of the feedback between temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has been derived from a comprehensive comparison of temperature and CO2 records spanning the past millennium. The result, which is based on…

Lord Lawson calls for CRU Inquiry to be held in public

Press Release LONDON, 28 January 2010 – Lord Lawson, the Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has this week written to Sir Muir Russell about the terms of reference and the conduct of his Independent Inquiry into the allegations against the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Lord Lawson said…

Floating Islands

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Much has been written of late regarding the impending projected demise of the world’s coral atoll islands due to CO2-caused sea level rise. Micronesia is suing the Czech Government over CO2 emissions that they claim are damaging their coral atolls via sea level rise. Tuvalu and the Maldives are also repeating…

Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated

by Anthony Watts There has been a lot of buzz about the Menne et al 2010 paper “On the reliability of the U.S. Surface Temperature Record” which is NCDC’s response to the surfacestations.org project. One paid blogger even erroneously trumpeted the “death of UHI” which is humorous, because the project was a study about station…