Why The NOAA and NASA Proclamations Should Be Ignored: UPDATED

By | January 15, 2011

The pressure has been mounting. The public doubt about global warming has been increasing in recent years given Climategate, and how promises of warm snowless winters failed. After cold and snowy winters in 2007/08 and 2008/09, the winter of 2009/10 was the coldest ever in parts of the southeast, and in parts of Siberia and the coldest since… Read More »

December 2010 – A December to Remember

By | January 11, 2011

December was indeed a December to Remember (or for many, to forget!) with widespread cold and snows. The Central England Temperature record is one of the longest continuous temperature records in the world extending back to the Little Ice age in 1659. December 2010 was the Second Coldest December Temperature in the entire record (352 years) with an… Read More »

Monthly CO2 Report – November 2010

By | December 21, 2010

THE 16TH CONFERENCE of the Parties, said Ms. Christiana Figueres, its president, “is a litmus test of global-governance capacity”. There it was, right out in the open. Yet the few commentators who pointed out that the Cancun agreement established several hundred new bureaucracies all over the world, all answerable to the shadowy but now immensely wealthy and powerful… Read More »

Monthly CO2 Report – August-October 2010

By | December 21, 2010

THERE IS a general obligation on policymakers to think first and spend later. It is other people’s money we are spending, and the hard-pressed taxpayer, especially in difficult times, expects those who govern him to use his money wisely. However, as soon as the label “green” is attached to any proposal to spend our money, policymakers simply switch… Read More »

Controlling the Science: National Academies and Consensus

By | December 9, 2010

Former Republican Congressman and former chairman of the House Committee on Science, Sherwood Boehlert, launched an attack last week on the Republican Party and its stance on global warming science. He made great play of the contributions of Climate Scientists and National Academy of Sciences reports on climate matters. It seems he does not have much idea of… Read More »

Despite Billions in Subsidies, Corn Ethanol Has Not Cut U.S. Imports

By | November 8, 2010

In the next few weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule on a proposal to increase from 10 percent to 15 percent the amount of ethanol that may be blended into gasoline. If the EPA approves the move, the U.S. motor-fuel market would yet again become the victim of misguided federal intervention. Since the 1970s, Congress… Read More »

Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?

By | November 7, 2010

How many excuses does it take? The Western Climate Establishment has allowed egregious mistakes, major errors, and obvious biases to accumulate — each factor on its own might be hard to pin down, but the pattern is undeniable.

Where are the Corpses?

By | October 25, 2010

The record of continental (as opposed to island) bird and mammal extinctions in the last five centuries was analyzed to determine if the “species-area” relationship actually works to predict extinctions. Very few continental birds or mammals are recorded as having gone extinct, and none have gone extinct from habitat reduction alone. No continental forest bird or mammal is… Read More »

To a Geologist, “The Past is Key to the Future.”

By | October 21, 2010

In order to understand recent behavior of polar ice and have some visibility into the future, we need to look at it from an historical perspective. A good place to start the investigation is Greenland, which is often described by official sources as experiencing a meltdown. The BBC has famously warned us “If the ice cap were to… Read More »