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 »
Bill Nye, the ‘Science’ Guy on Global Warming and Patriotism
“Bill Nye, the Science Guy” made some outrageously offensive and ill-informed statements Wednesday night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, going so far as to apply the word “unpatriotic” to those who don’t share his faith in the Church of Climate Change. (Video clip available here. Warning: It’s at HuffPo.) Nye, who’s primarily known as an entertainer and producer of children’s television, was cast in the | Read More »
Bobby Jindal Eyes the Carbon Market
Since the 1930′s, Louisiana has lost over 2,000 square miles to coastal erosion – an area larger than the state of Delaware. Stabilizing the remaining marshlands requires massive projects, such as plantings, erosion control structures and mass plantings, but more than anything it requires masses of money. Governor Bobby Jindal thinks he knows who might help foot the bill: you and me, pal, if Cap | Read More »
Q: What Do You Do With A Broken Hockey Stick?
The U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change and Climate Change scientists have waaaay too much invested in Anthropogenic Global Warming to walk away from it based on mere data. Data, for example, that demonstrates that despite the dire warnings of steadily increasing temperatures, global temperatures are actually cooling, and have been for 10-12 years. In other words, the Hockey Stick is broken. (Temporary) Global Cooling | Read More »
Climate Science: The Devil’s In the Details (Which Apparently No Longer Exist)
So there’s this Canadian fellow named Steve McIntyre, who works with an organization called Climate Audit. Climate Audit’s interest is not in debunking Global Warming. Rather, they audit the data in an effort to make sure the conclusions derived are unassailable. To that end, Steve contacted the Climactic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, the repository of the data that underlie the | Read More »
Nutty Professors Question the Settled Science of
Global Warming Climate Change
H/T Cooler Heads Digest, Competitive Enterprise Institute An article in the USA Today Science Fair blog highlights a study published online in Nature Geoscience. Researchers from Rice University, UC-Santa Cruz and the University of Hawaii at Manoa dare to challenge the State Religion scientific dogma (now there’s an oxymoron for you) that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere alone is sufficient to predict | Read More »
Stunning Breakthrough in Bovine Emissions Technology to Save Planet From Fiery Hell
And before you correct me on a persistent point of ruminant digestion, cows do fart. I have it on the authority of The New York Times. So there. Greening the Herds: A New Diet to Cap Gas Photo credit: Cheryl Senter for The New York Times, possibly enhanced by Vladimir HIGHGATE, Vt. — Chewing her cud on a recent sunny morning, Libby, a 1,400-pound Holstein, | Read More »
Calling Bulls**t on Climate Change (But in a Rational, Open-Minded Way), Part I
In order to achieve the Ultimate State of Enlightenment re: Climate Change Policy, we have been encouraged to swallow Al Gore’s panicky conclusion (that We Must Act Now! to Combat AGW!) in one giant leap of faith. Doubters are marginalized with the label “Global Warming Deniers”. Using simple mathematical and decision-making principles, you, too, can be a bona-fide Climate Change Skeptic, and not a Global | Read More »
AGW: Making Up the “Science” as We Go Along?
Do you ever get the feeling that the proponents of Anthropogenic Global Warming are just winging it? The mildest conclusion I can draw from the following sequence of news reports is that there is a heck of a lot of science that remains to be done on the subject of global warming, the carbon cycle, and the complex interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans and | Read More »
BREAKING! Freak Climate Change in South Louisiana!
Severe climate change, caused by excessive carbon emissions from two of Al Gore’s Gulfstream IVs, descended upon South Louisiana this morning in the form of a <a href=”http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20081211/NEWS01/81211001&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL”>freak snowstorm.</a> <img src=”http://cmsimg.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=DG&Date=20081211&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=812110802&Ref=PH&Item=1&Maxw=542&Maxh=352&q=60″> Snow comes to South Louisiana about once in a decade. Residents awoke this morning to large fluffy flakes of the white stuff, and 1-2 inches of accumulation. The flakes quickly turned to sleet, and | Read More »
Re: Trapped in Canadian Ice.
May I suggest the ultimate Sarah Palin interview backdrop?
“Gore Effect”: Al Freezes His Enviro-Nuts at Harvard Sustainability Celebration
H/T Drudge, who links to Czech physicist Luboš Motl’s blog. Dear Members of the Harvard Community, Although today’s weather will hardly remind us of the serious problem that is global warming, today’s event – the Harvard Sustainability Celebration, with a keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore – will go on, as scheduled, … Starting at 3 p.m., we will be serving hot cider | Read More »