Signs of the times

People send me stuff. Sometimes the Google adwords at WUWT yield interesting things, like this plea to not abandon what has already been abandoned. From the National Resources Defense Council:

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Tell your senators not to abandon comprehensive climate and energy legislation.

Thanks to a handful of Republican and Democratic obstructionist senators, the Senate failed to act on legislation that would have strengthened our economy, increased our national security and reduced the dangerous pollution causing global warming. Tell your senators that you will not accept failure in the face of one of the biggest crises of the 21st century. Learn more about this issue »

This paragraph in the form letter you can send was interesting:

And while the Senate fails to act, temperatures keep rising. In fact, since 1985, every single month has seen global average temperatures higher than the average for all of the 20th century. As a result, more than one third of U.S. counties face higher risks of water shortages in the coming years.

Huh, I guess they missed the year 2008, or maybe they only look at GISTEMP.

http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_July_10.gif

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21 thoughts on “Signs of the times

  1. Huh, I guess they missed the year 2008, or maybe they only look at GISTEMP.
    ——
    Since they are comparing it to the whole 20th century, how could they possibly use UHA?

  2. In another sign of the times James Cameron, the celebutard gunslinger, who declared he wanted to shoot it out on the streets with AGW skeptics has, after requesting a debate with a few, then demanding a litany of ever more restrictive changes to the format, all of which were agreed to, thought better of the whole thing and cancelled.
    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/could_sceptics_debate_camerons_avatar_instead/
    The story is from Andrew Bolt in Australia, I haven’t checked for any coverage from US MSM. Anybody want to place a bet before I do?

  3. “face higher risk of water shortages”
    We always face risk of shortages. We always face risks of heavy rain and snow.
    We face risk of rotten eggs. We risked agriculture water shortages in California caused by the courts.
    Lawsuits are the greatest hazzard in getting your water cut off.

  4. You can go in, highlight, and delete the body of the email then say anything you want.
    I changed it to say what I wanted it to say, and sent it out.

  5. I can’t provide a link , but I just read an article on one of Breitbart’s sites (Big Government) stating that most of Obama’s climate change promises had been scrubbed from his web site . Do you think that the NRDC will have anything to say about it ? Perhaps we’ll see a resurgeance of the Green Party next year .

  6. And yet, another day without sunspots. Could 2010 and beyond be in for significant cooling. Now that’s what politicians should really be worried about.

  7. P Walker says:
    August 23, 2010 at 11:53 am
    “I can’t provide a link , but I just read an article on one of Breitbart’s sites (Big Government) stating that most of Obama’s climate change promises had been scrubbed from his web site .”
    Probably preparing for Cancun; wants to avoid losing face when the Chinese stonewall again. P. Gosselin has a link to a German TV programme that stated: Angela Merkel avoids climate change like it’s hot; she doesn’t want to be associated with a “losers theme”:
    http://notrickszone.com/2010/08/15/climate-change-in-germany-has-become-a-loser-topic/
    During COP15, she was still called the “Climate Chancellor”. Reality bites.

  8. “Thanks to a handful of Republican and Democratic visionary senators, the Senate failed to act on legislation that would have weakened our economy, compromised our national security and whilst doing next to nothing to abate the harmless trace gas that rent seeking corporatists, alarmists and regulators are trying to portray as dangerous pollution that causes global warming. Tell your senators that you support them in resisting one of the biggest scams of the 21st or any century.” – A more honest appraisal.

  9. In Oregon we have water shortages, even in rural places. Why? Land development has reduced both stream flow, ground water, and aquifer levels. A large house with lawn built for one family, uses more water per year than a rather large field of seasonal crop. With crop and marginal forest land being sold for single family ranchlets, we are indeed facing water shortages.

  10. There are those that will act
    “Police arrest 12 activists in climate change protest ”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-11062700
    “Things to consider:
    First off, if you’re not from Scotland, don’t forget the law is different here. Secondly, even if you are not arrested then think about whether or not you could be identified later.
    Remember; try taking precautions beforehand so you don’t get caught before you do what you’re planning on doing!”
    http://climatecamp.org.uk/actions/edinburgh-2010/call-to-action

  11. Jan Curtis says: August 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm And yet, another day without sunspots. Could 2010 and beyond be in for significant cooling. Now that’s what politicians should really be worried about.
    A sharp cooling could come at any time with the solar minimums deepening and it sure looks to me like there’s a solar connection to volcanism (vulcanism to be pc). This Elbrus volcano makes me a bit nervous, this could be our next Tambora and we might not have to wait 565 years for it to erupt… Ref: LIA 1250-1850
    Scientists predicting Elbrus eruption: Voice of Russia
    http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/08/02/14236033.html
    Active volcanism in the Caucasus Mountains
    http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2010/08/active_volcanism_in_the_caucas.php

  12. Henry chance says:
    August 23, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Or, instead of playing government chairs with the water supply in Calif, the dam operators played chicken with Folsom Lake and blew a flood gate door off, and, just recently, sent half of Trinity Res. to the sea while not saving any for the salmon run.

  13. Jan Curtis says:
    August 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Strange behavior from the Sun, acting like it overused it’s magnetic allotment and went offline to recharge.
    If Solar Activity does prove to be a significant factor in climate, it could not have come at a more politically unfavorable time.
    One thing is clear from looking over economics in the past: Markets tighten up and confidence wanes as climate prepares to cool.
    The Sun seems to act in ovearall concert with those big economic disasters/coolings, though you can have a disaster without the Sun changing it’s gait. Something more to chew on.

  14. Before you all go altering the form letter and pressing the “send” button, as tempting as it is, keep in mind that most offices will probably just look at the originating site and mark you down as a “supporter” of the failed bill without glancing at the content of the email. At least, that’s how my senators have done things in the past (and my objections only led to further accusations of support).
    IMHO, it’s far more effective to mail something in. That way, there is at least a slight chance that some lackey will open it and read the first sentence or two.

  15. “As a result, more than one third of U.S. counties face higher risks of water shortages in the coming years.”
    Uh right. It’s global warming that’s responsible. Never mind that cold goes with dry and warm goes with wet like white goes with rice. Never mind the greatly increased population using lots of water for sanitation. Never mind that urban flight displaced many millions from multi-story city dwellings with a few plants on the window sill to suburban homes with large landscaped yards needing regular watering. Never mind those same new surbanites with all their in-ground swimming pools. Never mind that industry and agriculture are large and constantly growing water users.
    The AGW crowd has never been one to let facts get in the way of their beliefs.

  16. Solar windspeed: 697.3 km/sec
    density: 1.0 protons/cm3 and a new sunspot, wow, it was only 273.6 Sunday.
    I think we’ll be alright, until the next solar cycle ramp-down. An elongated solar cycle 20 with a double peak, don’t worry, it will get toasty hot again, you can bet on that.
    Its the volcanoes stupid! Well the sun actually has the strings. Just like a Rothschilds & kinfolk hold the strings.

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