Heartland Conference Establishes Post-Climategate Consensus

From the American Thinker “New scientific discoveries are casting doubt on how much of the warming of the twentieth century was natural and how much was man-made, and governments around the world are beginning to confront the astronomical cost of reducing emissions. Economists, meanwhile, are calculating that the cost of slowing or stopping global warming…

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Cuccinelli tells court former U-Va. professor's academic freedom not threatened

From the Washington Post Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has told a judge that his request for documents related to the work of former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann should be granted because neither academic freedom nor the First Amendment “immunizes” a person from a fraud investigation. The university has petitioned a judge…

Hot Times in Antarctica

From the “I told you Angry Penguins were the new icon” department From Time The world’s polar regions are warming up faster than the global average, but the western edge of the Antarctic Peninsula is especially steamy. Over the past 50 years, winter temperatures have shot up by an almost unbelievable 6°C—more than five times…

How to improve the IPCC

From Nature news “When the error was found it was handled in a totally and utterly atrocious manner.” A former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the organization should adopt a code of conduct and develop a mechanism to fix errors more quickly. On 15 June, Robert Watson, who chaired…

Whale poop fights global warming

Click here to watch the video..NOT From the Sydney Herald Southern Ocean sperm whales are an unexpected ally in the fight against global warming, removing the equivalent carbon emissions from 40,000 cars each year in their faeces, a study shows. The cetaceans have been previously seen as climate culprits because they breathe out carbon dioxide…