Archive for March, 2015

Michael Mann says lawsuit against National Review is on! Climate Depot responds to Mann and his lawyer's claims about the Hockey Stick & Climategate

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  Climate Depot

Marc Morano of Climate Depot

Climate Depot’s Exclusive Report Challenging Michael Mann’s climate claims

Climate Depot Editorial

By Marc Morano

Climategate figure and Penn State Professor Michael Mann is threatening to sue National Review for a critical article of Mann and his now infamous ?Hockey Stick? temperature graph of Northern Hemisphere temperatures claiming to show unprecedented 20th century warming.

See: National Review Responds to Michael Mann’s lawsuit threat: ‘Get Lost!’ & Michael Mann lawsuit: ‘Does Mann really want to litigate hockey stick in a court of law? Does he in fact want to dig into any of his unscientific behavior in a venue in which he will be under oath…’

Mann’s lawyer John B. Williams of Cozen O’Connor issued the following statement on August 23, 2012.

Excerpt: ?The response of the National Review is telling with respect to the issues it did not address. It did not address, or even acknowledge, the fact that Dr. Mann’s research has been extensively reviewed by a number of independent parties, including the National Science Foundation, with never a suggestion of any fraud or research misconduct. It did not address, or even acknowledge, the fact that Dr. Mann’s conclusions have been replicated by no fewer than twelve independent studies. It did not deny the fact that it was aware that Dr. Mann has been repeatedly exonerated of any fraudulent conduct.? (For the complete statement see here.) (more…)

Mann?s Conference Debunks The Hockey Stick

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  Real Science

by stevengoddard

There has been a lot of discussion overnight about the MWP meeting last month in Lisbon. The symposium web site has the graph below on their front page, which is a composite of temperature reconstructions and modeled temperatures.

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John Kerry's Big Business Buyoff

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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by &

When Senator John Kerry lent his name to a climate bill last fall, he probably didn’t expect it to sink so fast. Opponents successfully branded “cap-and-trade” as a “cap-and-tax,” and Kerry’s co-sponsor, Barbara Boxer, proved singularly inept at pushing the bill though the Environment and Public Works Committee that she chairs. The bill never even made it to a full Senate vote.

So Kerry retrenched. He dropped Boxer as a partner, remessaged cap-and-trade as an economic opportunity, and went looking for bipartisan — or at least less doctrinaire — cover. You’ll find no arguments from us about the wisdom of dropping Barbara Boxer, but the rebranding effort is fraudulent. Kerry recently unveiled another climate bill, the American Power Act, and the doublespeak this time is truly impressive. Instead of a “cap-and-trade,” the bill has a “global warming pollution reduction scheme”; out with the “gas tax,” in with a “linked fee” for transportation fuels. Yet the words don’t obscure the plain fact that the act would raise the price of energy. (more…)

It is Easier to be Critical than Correct

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source: Canadian Free Press

By Joseph A Olson

Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian Newspaper

In the case of Climatology, you must be critical in order to be correct.  With the notable exception of the Dr Josef Mengele School of Medicine, there has been no greater failure of science in all of history than the global warming fraud.  And Mengele may be given more credit than he deserves.

Even the worst of us can serve as bad examples.  Parents might want to use Arnold as proof that a decade of pumping both iron and steroids will atrophy your brain.  And a note to the political puppetmasters, it is bad typecasting to place an action figure in a non-fiction environment. (more…)

Is GISS Consistent With Statements From Climate Experts?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  Real Climate

by stevengoddard

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/2010july/figure2.pdf

GISS released this graph in July, showing unabated warming since the mid-1970s. (more…)

IPCC Zero Order Draft files found and put back online

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Galloping Camel writes: The IPCC issued its fourth assessment report (AR4) in 2007, updated for the Copenhagen conference in 2009. This report raised a fire storm of criticism which elicited only a feeble response. As a result the IPCC?s credibility has been seriously damaged. Will the new ?AR5? report correct the faults of its predecessors?

On December 12, 2011 documents purporting to be the ?Zero Order Draft? of the WG1 (Working Group 1) committee was published on the Internet. Less than 48 hours later the site went dead. Fortunately, most of the files were recoverable.

If you have any of the missing files, please send a copy to info@gallopingcamel.info (more…)

IPCC Cites an Unpublished Journal 39 Times

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  No Frakking Consensus

by Donna Laframboise

We read a lot of magazines in our house. Occasionally, an issue arrives in which nearly every article is engaging and (in the case of cooking magazines) every recipe sounds amazing. In short, the issue is a keeper.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had an experience like that. It was so impressed by of the academic journal Climatic Change that it cited 16 of the 21 papers published that month. The journal editors should take a bow. When three-quarters of a single issue of your publication is relied on by a Nobel-winning report, you’re doing something right.

Except for one small problem. The issue in question – – didn’t exist yet when the IPCC wrote its report. Moreover, none of the research papers eventually published in that issue had been finalized prior to the IPCC’s cutoff date. (more…)

IPCC Called a ?Global Thinker of 2013?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source: No Frakking Consensus00-1

[SPPI Note:  See papers on the UN IPCC here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. ]

The editors of Foreign Policy magazine inhabit a fairy tale world of planet-saving superheroes and wicked climate deniers.

In 2008, the Washington Post Foreign Policy magazine. In mid-2013, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post.

Foreign Policy has now published a special, end-of-the-year double issue in which it lists ?the leading global thinkers of 2013.? These thinkers are sorted into categories that include: Challengers, Innovators, Advocates, Healers, Artists and so forth (see the coloured tabs across the top of this web page).

There?s also a category called ?The Naturals,? which is introduced with this paragraph

What does humanity?s future hold? In this era of climate change and booming populations, it?s an all-too-serious question ? one the Global Thinkers in this category have each addressed. They have crunched the numbers to gauge just how close to environmental catastrophe we are. They have identified ways to slow the damage we are inflicting on both our surroundings and ourselves. They have restored wastelands to their original beauty. They are helping humanity become a better steward of the planet and, in the process, ensuring that our future will be long and fruitful. [bold added] (more…)

ICO Orders UEA to Produce CRUTEM Station Data

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Breaking news: Today probably marks the closing chapter of the longstanding FOI request for CRUTEM station data. The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has rendered a decision (see here) on Jonathan Jones? appeal of the UEA?s refusal to provide Prof J. Jones with the CRUTEM station data that they had previously provided to Georgia Tech. The decision that can only be characterized as a total thrashing of the University of East Anglia.

Professor Jonathan Jones of Oxford University (like me, an alumnus of Corpus Christi, Oxford), is a Bishop Hill and CA reader and was one of several CA readers who requested the CRUTEM version sent to Georgia Tech earlier that year. (Contrary to disinformation from Nature, relatively few readers requested CRUTEM data; most FOI requests at the time were for the supposed confidentiality agreements prohibiting data being sent to ?non-academics? ? agreements that the University was unable to produce. (more…)

How it Works: Drive up Food Prices By Demanding Biofuel, Then Blame Global Warming.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  hauntingthelibrary

<<another long post – but again, it’s worth it: this is important. It reveals how global warming alarmists are responsible for the rising food prices they blame on global warming>>

Sometimes you don’t know who’s worse: the global warming alarmists, banging the pan with their latest prediction of impending doom, or the mainstream media who seem to not only let them, but positively help them.

For years, for years, the warmists banged on and on about the need to switch from taking oil out of the ground to renewable sources, such as ethanol, derived from corn. They got their way. The American Congress mandated that a certain amount of fuel must come from corn ethanol, come what may.

And what happened? What do you think would happen? The mandate meant that vast quantities of perfectly good corn was diverted from the world’s food supply and turned into ethanol for what even environmentalists now admit were “very marginal” gains: (more…)

Heresy and the creation of monsters

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source: Climate ETC.

by Judith Curry

I’m having another “Alice down the rabbit hole” moment, in response to the Scientific American article, the explication of the article by its author Michael Lemonick, Scientific American’s survey on whether I am a dupe or a peacemaker, and the numerous discussions in blogosphere.  My first such moment was in 2005 in response to the media attention associated with the hurricane wars, which was described in a Q&A with Keith Kloor at collide-a-scape.  While I really want to make this blog about the science and not about personalities (and especially not about me),  this article deserves a response.

The title of the article itself is rather astonishing.  The Wikipedia defines heresy as: “Heresy is a controversial or novel change to a system of beliefs, especially a religion, that conflicts with established dogma.”  The definition of dogma is “Dogma is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization: it is authoritative and not to be disputed, doubted, or diverged from.”   Use of the word “heretic” by Lemonick implies general acceptance by the “insiders” of the IPCC as dogma.  If the IPCC is dogma, then count me in as a heretic.  The story should not be about me, but about how and why the IPCC became dogma. (more…)

Gun Owners Afraid of Something Other than Global Warming

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Recent statistics released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report that for nineteen straight months, and that includes all of 2011, American men & women bought over 10,800,000 plus firearms.

This number based on the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, better know as NICS, and is the adjusted NICS data derived by the NSSF research division subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Utah for carrying concealed weapon (CCW) permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. (more…)

Greenpeace To Global Warming Skeptics: “We Know Where You Live”

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  http://www.infowars.com/greenpeace-to-global-warming-skeptics-we-know-where-you-live/

Paul Joseph Watson

Greenpeace To Global Warming Skeptics: We Know Where You Live  050410top

An article carried by the official Greenpeace website written by a Greenpeace member urges climate activists to resort to criminal activity in an effort to reinvigorate momentum for their stalling global warming agenda, while ominously threatening climate skeptics, “we know where you live”.

The article, written by Greenpeace activist “Gene” from India, calls for “mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism”.

“Gene” then has a special message for roughly half of Americans who, in the wake of the climategate scandal, are now skeptical of man-made global warming – “We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many, but you be few.”

“Gene” quotes another climate activist who calls for an army of greenies to break the law and take retribution against anyone who stands in their way.

“The politicians have failed. Now it’s up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It’s not working. We need an army of climate outlaws.” (more…)

Greenpeace Founder Questions Man-Made Global Warming

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  The Blaze

Patrick Moore, co-founder of the environmental organization Greenpeace, isn?t too hot about global warming. Appearing on Fox Business Network with Stuart Varney on Thursday, he said global warming is a ?natural phenomenon,? there?s no proof of man-made global warming, and suggested that ?alarmism? is driving politicians to create bad environmental policies. He also said he?s not the only environmentalist that believes like him:

Moore is the author of the book, ?Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist,? in which he exposes the green movement and explains why he left the organization.

While talking with Varney, he explained that departure was in part due to the group?s ?extremist positions? and it being hijacked by political and social causes as well as the left:

'Green' BBC spends £5million flying directors around Britain

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Source:  Mail on line

By Liz Thomas

The BBC has spent almost £5million on flying its directors, staff and guests around Britain, it has been revealed.

Despite the corporation?s pledge to be more environmentally friendly, the licence-fee payer has funded almost 100 short-haul flights a day for BBC staff – a massive 68,000 plane trips over the past two years.

And BBC chiefs have been among the biggest culprits for making these journeys – despite an internal report stating that staff will be encouraged ?to use rail rather than air wherever that is feasible?. (more…)