Bad battery "karma" – Taxpayers’ Green ‘Investment’ in Battery Company Withers

By Paul Chesser, National Legal & Policy Center A123 Systems – the taxpayer-funded electric vehicle battery manufacturer that famously shipped duds to Fisker Automotive, which caused one of its luxurious Karma EVs to shut down just before a Consumer Reports test – is now the defendant in an investor class action lawsuit and its stock…

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Climate Craziness of the Week: '$300 gets you a hockey stick signed by Mike Mann'

You just have to laugh. Scott Mandia aka “SuperMandia” (seen at left) outdoes himself with a new level of craziness. And here we thought Mike Mann really didn’t like hockey stick icons: “I always thought it was somewhat misplaced to make it a central icon of the climate change debate,” [Mann] said. Source: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/06/29/mann-says-hockey-stick-icon-is-misplaced/ Hold…

NWS Dallas on yesterday's tornado outbreak – just another statistic, no mention of "global warming"

Paul Homewood advises of this report just up on the National Weather Service Dallas website: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/2012/20120403-summary.pdf I’ve extracted and posted it below: Summary: A full assessment of the events of April 3, 2012 is not complete. However, we can review the NOAA/NWS/SPC historical tornado record for some insight into these recent tornado events in the…

Why mitigating CO2 emissions is cost-ineffective

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A couple of weeks ago I appeared before the California State Assembly and told legislators that the cost of the State’s cap-and-trade legislation, which comes into full effect in August this year, will be $450 billion over a decade. This was a deliberate underestimate. I bent over backward to see…

Roy Spencer's UAH report for March

See also Dr. Christy’s report from yesterday here UAH Global Temperature Update for March 2012: +0.11 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly jumped up in March, 2012, to +0.11 deg. C. as La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean waned (click on the image for the full-size version):

UC Berkeley study: switch to nuclear from coal in the West

From the University of California – Berkeley while China (and Slovenia if Jim Hansen will shut up) surges ahead with coal power generation, some scholars are fretting over meeting carbon emissions targets. On the plus side, they advocate for nuclear power as part of the solution. Advanced power-grid research finds low-cost, low-carbon future in West…