On IPCC "Reforms"

October 13th, 2015

Source:  SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

The management aspects had already been examined by Pachauri the previous year and he has now got approval for his proposals plus some more funding. They accepted what they wanted to accept and the issue of grey literature remains a grey area, but they obviously intend to carry on using it, whilst attempting better justification for its use.

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The public impression is that the IAC was independent and gave the IPCC a kicking, but it is all smoke and mirors as usual. It will now be more difficult to get IPCC criticisms accepted, because they have been “investigated” and given “recommendations”, just like the CRU scientists.

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/ipcc_endangered_by_iac_report.pdf

California adopts nation's most aggressive clean car rules

October 12th, 2015

Source:  Sacramento Bee

“By a 9-0 vote, the California Air Resources Board passed a broad set of rules that brings the state in line with President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling the nation’s auto fuel economy standards from the current 27.3 miles per gallon to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.

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But the new rules go far beyond the federal mandates by providing a road map for the growth of the electric car industry, which will eventually represent one in every seven new cars sold in the state.”

New Papers at SPPI

August 17th, 2015

Source:  SPPI

Effects of Ocean Acidification and Warming on Corals (Laboratory Studies)

Most of the ocean acidification research conducted to date has focused solely on the biological impacts of declining seawater pH. Fewer studies have investigated the interactive effects of ocean acidification and temperature. This summary examines what has been learned in several of such studies for coral reefs, as reported in various laboratory-based studies on the topic. Contrary to what is widely assumed and reported, the studies reviewed here collectively reveal that many corals will remain unaffected by rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Furthermore, in contrast to projections, some will likely experience growth and performance benefits.

Antarctic Sea Ice Trends

Noting that Antarctic sea ice may show high sensitivity to any anthropogenic-induced increase in temperature, Watkins and Simmonds (2000)1 analyzed temporal trends in different measures of the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica, using Special Sensor Microwave Imager data obtained from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program for the nine-year period December 1987-December 1996, in search of the suspected signal. But contrary to what one would expect on the basis of climate model simulations, and especially in light of what climate alarmists of the day described as the unprecedented warming of the past quarter-century, the two scientists observed statistically significant increases in both sea ice area and extent; and when they combined their results with those of the preceding nine-year period (1978-1987), both parameters continued to show increases over that expanded time period. In addition, they found that the 1990s also experienced increases in the length of the sea-ice season.

Historic Trends in Global Sea Level

Periodically, individual scientists and groups of scientists analyze global sets of sea level data to see if there is any indication of a dramatic increase in the mean rate-of-rise of the global ocean surface in response to the supposedly unprecedented warming of the planet over the course of the 20th century and the initial phase of the 21st century, which latter phenomenon the world’s climate alarmists claim should be accelerating global sea level rise and leading to catastrophic coastal flooding throughout the world. Hence, we here provide a brief summary of the findings of several such studies that we have reviewed over the past several years.

 

Robert Ferguson, President

Science and Public Policy Institute

bferguson@sppinstitute.org

202-288-5699

EPA Admits Spilling Millions Of Gallons Of Toxic Waste Into Colorado River – Stunning Aerial Footage

August 11th, 2015

Source: Zero Hedge

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal organization in charge of fining and arresting people and companies for damage done to the environment, spilled over a million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas river in Colorado this week. The waste came from an abandoned mining operation and turned the entire river a disgusting shade of bright orange.

The EPA admitted earlier this week that the spill occurred while workers from the agency were using heavy machinery to open the Gold King Mine, an operation that was shut down some time ago. While trying to enter the mine, the machines busted a shaft that was filled with wastewater, creating a leak into the river.

At first, the EPA attempted to downplay the spill and act like there was nothing wrong, but they were heavily criticized for those initial statements.

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Stewardship and Sustainable Development in a World of Rising Atmospheric CO2

July 10th, 2015
Source:  CO2 Science

CO2 brings abundance

CO2 brings abundance

A Biblical Perspective on Humanity’s Relationship to the Biosphere


Summary: Protecting the environment has become a key consideration in almost all that we do; for it is put forth as a self-evident fact that being good to the Earth is the only way to ensure that our children and grandchildren will inherit a world that provides equal or greater opportunities and resources than that in which we now live. But who decides what is right and what is wrong in this regard? For a sizable segment of earth’s population, such answers are found in the Bible. Comprised of writings dating back thousands of years, this sacred book serves as an ethical compass for people of numerous faiths. It records historical events that reach back to the world’s beginnings, and contains prophetic writings that foretell the world’s future. But does the Bible cast any light on society’s stewardship role with respect to the environment and the other forms of life with which we share the planet? This question must be seriously considered; for if it does, that light would be incredibly important, as it would have to be acknowledged as coming from God Himself. And who is better qualified to settle differences among earth’s many life forms than He who created and placed them here?  

PDF file here:  http://www.co2science.org/education/reports/stewardship/stewardship.php

 

On Bradley: Blackmail or Let?s Make a Deal.

May 22nd, 2015

Source: Wattsup

by Steven Mosher

Not the funniest Monty Python sketch, but for me it illustrates what the climate wars have finally come down to: blackmail. The examples range from the benign?pressuring journalists not listen to skeptics? to the professional? pressuring colleagues to avoid working with skeptics, to the petty?Ammann refusing to do a paper with McIntyre because it would be bad for his career? to the bizarre, blowing up people who refuse to sign a pledge to cut their carbon emissions.

Aptly titled, ?no pressure?, this video depicts the common fantasy people have about those with whom they disagree. ?Why can?t we just blow them up? ? When reasoned words don?t work, there is an ineluctable progression through the following stages?naming calling, caricature, demonizing, dehumanizing, through fantasy attacks which culminate in action. Doing something about it. Showing them you mean business.

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Global cooling hits Al Gore's home

May 22nd, 2015

Source: UK Telegraph

by Christopher Booker

Nashville, the home of leading global warming prophet Al Gore, has enjoyed the coolest July 21 on record, observes Christopher Booker.

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Al Gore, obscured by snow Photo: AP

It was delightfully appropriate that, as large parts of Argentina were swept by severe blizzards last week, on a scale never experienced before, the city of Nashville, Tennessee, should have enjoyed the coolest July 21 in its history, breaking a record established in 1877. Appropriate, because Nashville is the home of Al Gore, the man who for 20 years has been predicting that we should all by now be in the grip of runaway global warming. Read the rest of this entry »

A View On the Select Committee Report

May 22nd, 2015

by Richard Courtney, UK

I think it is obvious, and I am not at all surprised that the Select Committee has published the ?findings? that it has.

I am holding in my hand the full Report of that Select Committee (the Select Committee has kindly sent me two copies), and it is very obvious that this Report represents a legal ? and not a scientific ? understanding of ?evidence?.

Simply, the Select Committee assessed information in the same way that a Court of Law would.

Legal ?evidence? is completely different from scientific evidence. Scientific ?evidence? is information obtained from observation of the real world. Law Courts assess the credibility of opinions. They do not have the technical expertise to assess scientific arguments. Read the rest of this entry »

HOW CLIMATEGATE BOSS BROKE RULES BY HIDING KEY DATA

May 21st, 2015

Source:  UK Express

A CONTROVERSIAL climate change scientist at a top university faced mounting calls for his resignation last night after it emerged he breached rules by withholding research data from critics.

Professor Phil Jones, director of University of East Anglia?s climatic research unit ? funded by £13million in grants ? colluded with colleagues to block freedom of information applications for details of his activities, the Deputy Information Commissioner Graham Smith found.

Emails begging other scientists to help him fight off the applications showed the requests were ?not dealt with as they should have been?, Mr Smith said.

The university could have faced an unlimited fine for the breaches but escaped because of a loophole. More than six months had passed since the offences happened and there is a time limit on penalties. Read the rest of this entry »

And one day pigs may fly…

May 20th, 2015

Source:  Wash Post  Flying_Pigs

“We might one day find ourselves looking back on the crazy weather of the 2010s with a deep yearning for those halcyon days.”

The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.

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The slowdown is a bit of a mystery to climate scientists. True, the basic theory that predicts a warming of the planet in response to human emissions does not suggest that warming should be smooth and continuous. To the contrary, in a climate system still dominated by natural variability, there is every reason to think the warming will proceed in fits and starts. Read the rest of this entry »

Australian PM Top Advisor: Climate Change ?About a New World Order Under the Control of the UN?

May 9th, 2015

Source: Daily Sheeple

UN IPCC Goal: Prison Planet

UN IPCC Goal: Prison Planet

This is the kind of quote that would have made big headlines half a decade back or so?

Now, the people at the top are openly admitting in everyone?s face that the global warming data has been falsified for years to bring about authoritarian, global control and it barely catches people?s attention.

This is what they are doing to everyone through everything from propaganda to mandates, and it is working.

Via The Business Insider:

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott?s top business advisor on Friday claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.

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EDITORIAL: Time to stock up on light bulbs

May 7th, 2015

Source Washington Times

Government ban on mercury-free fixtures takes effect Jan. 1

Within four weeks, it will be a crime to manufacture a 100-watt version of Thomas A.

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Edison?s brilliant invention. Thanks to a Democratic Congress and the signature of President George W. Bush in 2007, anti-industrial zealots at the Energy Department received authority to blot out one of the greatest achievements of the industrial age. They?re coming for our light bulbs Read the rest of this entry »

Yet Another Fake Deadline for Global Warming Catastrophe

May 5th, 2015

Source: the U K GuardianBogus

 UN scientists warn time is running out to tackle global warming

Governments are running out of time to address climate change and to avoid the worst effects of rising temperatures, an influential UN panel warned yesterday.

Greater energy efficiency, renewable electricity sources and new technology to dump carbon dioxide underground can all help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the experts said. But there could be as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C or more.

The warning came in a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published yesterday in Bangkok. It says most of the technology needed to stop climate change in its tracks already exists, but that governments must act quickly to force through changes across all sectors of society. Delays will make the problem more difficult, and more expensive.

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Put the acid on Great Barrier Reef doomsayers

April 13th, 2015

Source: The Australiancoral-reef-1
by PATRICK MOORE

There is nothing more symbolic of the natural beauty of Australia than the Great Barrier Reef.

This makes it a powerful emotional tool to strike fear into the hearts of citizens. The ?ocean acidification? hypothesis, that corals and shellfish will die due to higher levels of carbon dioxide dissolved in the sea, is often used to stoke those fears.

Here?s why I don?t believe there is a shred of evidence to support these claims.

When the slight global warming that occurred between 1970 and 2000 came to a virtual standstill, the doomsayers adopted ­?climate change?, which apparently means all extreme weather events are caused by human emissions of CO2.

Cold, hot, wet, dry, wind, snow and large hailstones are attributed to humanity?s profligate use of fossil fuels. But the pause in global warming kept on and became embarrassing around 2005. Read the rest of this entry »

Silencing skeptics – financing alarmists

April 13th, 2015

Source: SPPI

Will Congress and media examine government, environmentalist and university alarmist funding?

by Paul Driessen

Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), other senators and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent letters to institutions that employ or support climate change researchers whose work questions claims that Earth and humanity face unprecedented manmade climate change catastrophes.

The letters allege that the targeted researchers may have “conflicts of interest” or may not have fully disclosed corporate funding sources. They say such researchers may have testified before congressional committees, written articles or spoken at conferences, emphasizing the role of natural forces in climate change, or questioning evidence and computer models that emphasize predominantly human causes.

Mr. Grijalva asserts that disclosure of certain information will “establish the impartiality of climate research and policy recommendations” published in the institutions’ names and help Congress make better laws. “Companies with a direct financial interest in climate and air quality standards are funding environmental research that influences state and federal regulations and shapes public understanding of climate science.” These conflicts need to be made clear, because members of Congress cannot perform their duties if research or testimony is “influenced by undisclosed financial relationships,” it says. Read the rest of this entry »