Why Joe Bastardi sees red: A look at Sea Ice and GISTEMP and starting choices

AcuuWeather meteorologist Joe Bastardi has a question about two datasets and asks: If it is darn warm, how come there is so much sea ice? Bastardi asks a simple question: how can we have above normal temperatures in the Arctic and the Antarctic and continue to add to the global sea ice trend? After all…

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Loehle on Hoffman et al and CO2 trajectories

Craig Loehle sends word of a new publication that looks at CO2 trajectories in the context of Hoffman et al. Excerpt posted below. A link to the full paper follows. THE ESTIMATION OF HISTORICAL CO2 TRAJECTORIES IS INDETERMINATE: COMMENT ON “A NEW LOOK AT ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE” Craig Loehle, PhD, National Council for Air and…

French give up on carbon tax plan – for now

In a move sure to set off a tirade from Joe Romm, we have this story from the BBC: French government backs down on carbon tax plan The French government has signalled that it is dropping a plan for a tax on domestic carbon dioxide emissions. Jean-Francois Cope, parliamentary leader of the governing UMP party,…

Brains… BRAINS!!!

From CNSNews.com – Proponents of human-caused global warming claim that “cognitive” brain function prevents conservatives from accepting the science that says “climate change” is an imminent threat to planet Earth and its inhabitants. George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California-Berkeley and author of the book “The Political Mind:…