IPCC reviewer resigns from AGU saying: I will not renew my AGU membership

Martin Hovland writes in with this statement. It seems that AGU Position Statement keeps costing them members. He writes: Although I have been a long-time member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), I hereby refuse to pay my membership fees. The main problem is the organization’s Position Statement on the purported “Human impacts on Climate”…

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Comedy gold: APS president attacks "inaccurate characterization" of APS position, doesn't realize he's attacking an APS quote

Guest Post by Alec Rawls When German ex-climate-alarmist Fritz Vahrenholt came out last week as a climate skeptic, he related his moment of epiphany, when he was firsthand witness of the alarmists’ sheer disregard for error: Vahrenholt’s skepticism started when he was asked to review an IPCC report on renewable energy. He found hundreds of…

Quote of the Week – "I feel duped"

Miguel Rakiewicz writes in Tips and Notes: Spiegel.com has today published the English translation of its interview of “The Cold Sun” author, Fritz Vahrenholt. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,813814,00.html Not only is Vahrenholt a prominent Social Democrat and former German Environment Minister, but also outgoing CEO of the  renewable energy group RWE Innogy. It’s an extensive interview, touching upon…

Michael Mann's new book is out

Tom Nelson reports: I just bought the Kindle version of Michael Mann’s “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines” I hate the idea of spending $9.99 on a climate hoax book, but I plan to get my money’s worth. Searching Mann’s book for “denier” yielded 125 hits; “Morano” had 27…

Arctic Death Spiral: no sale – the public isn't buying

From the Carsey Institute: Americans’ Knowledge of Polar Regions Up, But Not Their Concern Environmental Issues in Polar Regions Are Polarizing DURHAM, N.H. – Americans’ knowledge of facts about the polar regions of the globe has increased since 2006, but this increase in knowledge has not translated into more concern about changing polar environments, according…

Support for the saturated greenhouse effect leaves the likelihood of AGW tipping points in the cold

From The Hockey Shtick, word of a new paper that supports Miskolczi’s theory of saturated greenhouse effect. We’ve seen this before, in the form of this graph. In 2006, Willis Eschenbach posted this graph on Climate Audit showing the logarithmic net downward IR forcing effect of carbon dioxide relative to atmospheric concentration: The flatter portion…