Earth Day 2012: The Day the Tide Turned
Happy Earth Day 2012, everyone! One day we may look back on this as the time when the tide began to recede – that being the tide of Anthropogenic Global Warming hysteria. The canary in this metaphorical mine is the Discovery Channel, long a mass purveyor of AGW porn. In its new seven-part series “Frozen Planet” Discovery confronts distraught polar bears and calving glaciers in | Read More »
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, AGW porn
, Calving Glaciers
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, Earth Day
, Ed Begley Jr.
, Global Warming Denialism
, Planet Green
, Polar Bears
, Scientific Consensus
Is Irene a Harbinger, or an Expected Event?
Is Hurricane Irene a “harbinger of human-induced Climate Change” as a New York Times headline suggests, or just a seasonal tropical cyclone? We are, after all, smack-dab in the middle of hurricane season. Seeing Irene as Harbinger of a Change in Climate By JUSTIN GILLIS, The New York Times August 27, 2011 The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the | Read More »
If Global Warming Doesn’t Kill Us, ET Will
Jon Huntsman tweeted yesterday: To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy. Um. These scientists you trust, some of them at least, are accused of data manipulation and standing the peer-review process on its head. Call me crazy, but I don’t trust them. In related news, The Guardian brings us: Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other | Read More »
The Climes They Are A-Changin’
Nobel laureate economist and Princeton Professor Paul Krugman opines on the causes of a recent run-up in food prices: Droughts, Floods and Food By PAUL KRUGMAN February 6, 2011 So what’s behind the [food and commodity] price spike? American right-wingers (and the Chinese) blame easy-money policies at the Federal Reserve, with at least one commentator declaring that there is “blood on Bernanke’s hands.” … But | Read More »
The UK’s Big Freeze Redux
Bwhahahahahaha! In a replay of last year’s weather pattern, the U.K. is once again in the grips of a Global Warming Climate Change-induced record cold snap. Not to worry. Those industrious Brits had the foresight to build wind farms with rated capacity equal to 5% of the country’s electricity needs. But they’re getting only 1.6% of their electricity from the wind farms. Because… Extreme wintertime | Read More »
Only One in Three Buy ‘The Consensus’
Despite a constant drumbeat of apocalyptic warnings from the press and a “scientific consensus”, only one in three Americans believes that the earth’s climate is warming, and that the warming is caused by humans. In 2006, AGW believers comprised 50% of Americans, and as recently as April 2008 47% percent were in the AGW camp. These are the results of a study released on Wednesday | Read More »
Sen. John Kerry, Climate Expert
John Kerry in the Huffington Post (9/21) goes off on a “Climate is Not Weather” riff, and then says something quite revealing: It’s next to impossible to attribute any single natural disaster or weather event entirely to climate change. But the pattern of recent events provides insights into the challenges we will face in a warming world. We may not know if flooding in Pakistan | Read More »
The Oil, The Bugs, and Climate Change
Scientists have discovered a hitherto-unknown oil-chomping microbes in the cold, briny depths of the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to find free oil out in the Gulf, either on the surface or in a subsurface plume, a little more than a month after the flow from the Macondo well was controlled. If you’re a bacteria, the BP spill was | Read More »
HuffPo: ‘Global Warming Causes Volcanoes’
Huffington Post blogger DK Matai’s bio claims him to be “an engineer turned entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with a keen interest in the well being of global society”. If this guy is an engineer, then I’m Lady Gaga. Did you ever notice that these warming alarmists have a habit of just making stuff up? In a weekend post titled Are Global Warming, Volcanoes and Earthquakes | Read More »
‘Global Warming Causes Earthquakes.’ Suuuuure it does.
In a CNN commentary entitled Is the Earth Striking Back?, journalist and author Alan Weisman opines on the relationship between Anthropogenic Global Warming and a recent spate of powerful earthquakes: As [the glaciers] flow off the land, we are warned, seas rise. Yet something else is lately worrying geologists: the likelihood that the Earth’s crust, relieved of so much formidable weight of ice borne for | Read More »
Global Warming: What Are The Chances?
Oxford University’s Tim Palmer is a professor of climate physics. In an interview for an article in Sunday’s Guardian, “Feel free to doubt climate change: just don’t deny it”, he touched on climate skepticism, “denialism”, and a topic not often broached by the Climate Change community: Uncertainty. You may be confident that your house will not burn down this year, but you would be considered | Read More »
Climate Skeptics = Terrorists!
Individuals who made Freedom of Information inquiries of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit have come under police scrutiny, including interviews to determine their political beliefs, scientific qualifications, and details regarding computer usage, according to an article in The Financial Times. [Link requires registration.] Even more troubling, local police are being aided in their investigation by members of the National Domestic Extremism Team, | Read More »
Monster Chiller Horror Global Warming!
This headline/subhead in The Guardian (UK) reminds me of the plot of a really bad 1950s monster movie: Global warming monitoring needs to find ‘missing heat’, say scientists Further study on oceans needed before hidden heat ‘comes back to haunt us’, say researchers in Colorado So, Global Warming Is Going to Kill Us All!!! And what makes it really scary: we don’t even know where | Read More »
Arbeit Macht … Warm?
In a single Huffington Post column, NASA’s famous warmist-alarmist Dr. James Hansen invokes Godwin’s Law on climate change, criticizes President Obama for his lack of stalwart leadership in that area, and offers a climate change solution that would also discourage illegal immigration. Seriously. Obama’s Second Chance on the Predominant Moral Issue of This Century The predominant moral issue of the 21st century, almost surely, will | Read More »
Earth Hour 2010, We Hardly Knew Ye
Our pals at wattsupwiththat.com have completed their multivariate statistical analysis of the impact of last night’s Earth Hour on energy consumption in California: 2010 Earth Hour in California – just as ineffective as last year The line you should be paying attention to is the red one, “Actual Demand”. Although demand was headed south during Earth Hour, that’s because of the time of day, not any | Read More »
More Global Warming Baloney from the AP
Via our friends at wattsupwiththat.com comes the sad story of South Talpatti Island (a/k/a New Moore Island) in the Bay of Bengal. Or, more precisely, South Talpatti is an ex-island. New Moore is No More, the latest victim of rising sea levels, melting glaciers and other Inconvenient Truths. NEW DELHI – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny | Read More »
Antarctic Shrimp, Global Warming and the Laffer Curve
This one’s about philosophy, science and chaotic systems. H/T Caleb Howe, who called attention to an AP Science article today: Scientists go ‘gaga’ to find creatures beneath 600 feet of ice A borehole through 600 feet of Antarctic sea ice discovers two new critters: a sort of shrimp, and a jellyfish, living in a region that no scientist predicted. Until they’re proven tasty in a | Read More »
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, Boiled Shrimp
, Fried Shrimp
, Shrimp Creole
, Shrimp Po-boys
, Shrimp Remoulade
, Shrimpin Bidness
Poll: Should UT Knoxville present Al Gore with an honorary doctoral degree?
Here’s your chance to weigh in on a matter of considerable importance. UT to give Gore honorary degree The degree – an Honorary Doctor of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – will be given to Gore at the spring commencement exercises of the College of Arts and Sciences on May 14, where he will be the featured speaker. “Vice President Gore’s | Read More »
Let’s Test Climate ‘Science’ With Real Science
Remember the one about Indonesian peat fires? How the large scale peat fires in 1997 contributed carbon dioxide in amounts up to 40% of a typical year’s global carbon output? Do you recall that the very next year, 1998, is touted as one of the warmest on record? If saving the planet means drastically reducing carbon emissions, why not start with Indonesia? For all its | Read More »
This is the Gaian People’s Republic of Boulder. Welcome.
The city of Boulder, CO is superlative in many ways: It is one of the most educated, most affluent, most liberal and most environmentally conscious cities around. According to an article in a recent Wall Street Journal, though, Boulder is having a tough time converting its citizens’ tree-hugging attitudes into meaningful actions. Thus exposed is a fundamental aspect of human nature. Whatever we may say | Read More »