Greenland’s “melting” ice sheets “will raise sea level 23 feet” Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 July 2008 15:53
The scare: An article in the New York Times in late July 2008 by an author promoting a forthcoming book about “global warming” calls the Greenland ice-sheet “one of ‘global warming’s’ most disturbing threats”. The article says: “The vast expanses of glaciers — massed, on average, 1.6 miles deep — contain enough water to raise sea levels worldwide by 23 feet. Should they melt or otherwise slip into the ocean, they would flood coastal capitals, submerge tropical islands and generally redraw the world’s atlases. The infusion of fresh water could slow or shut down the ocean’s currents, plunging Europe into bitter winter.”


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"Chuck it Again Schmidt!" Print E-mail
Written by Lord Monckton   
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 12:41
For the second time, the FalseClimate propaganda blog, founded by two co-authors of the now-discredited “hockey-stick” graph by which the UN’s climate panel tried unsuccessfully to abolish the mediaeval warm period, has launched a malevolent, scientifically-illiterate, and unscientifically-ad-hominem attack on a publication by me. My 8000-word paper, Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered, was published in Physics and Society in July 2008, after a request from the editors that I should submit a paper setting out the methods by which the UN had overstated the likely warming in response to doubling the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


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Observed Climate Change in Wisconsin Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Friday, 25 July 2008 11:40
In April 2007, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed Executive Order 191 creating the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming and tasked it with developing a plan of action to reduce Wisconsin’s greenhouse gas emissions. Citing that “the failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could raise Wisconsin temperatures, increase the severity of droughts, further reduce water levels in Lake Michigan, destroy wetlands, harm croplands and forests, and harm public health, among other damaging effects,” the Governor defined the Task Force’s mission as:...


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Testimony of Dr. Roy Spencer at Senate Public Works Committee Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Roy Spencer   
Monday, 21 July 2008 15:00
I would like to thank Senator Boxer and members of the Committee for allowing me to discuss my experiences as a NASA employee engaged in global warming research, as well as to provide my current views on the state of the science of global warming and climate change. I have a PhD in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and have been involved in global warming research for close to twenty years. I have numerous peer reviewed scientific articles dealing with the measurement and interpretation of climate variability and climate change. I am also the U.S. Science Team Leader for the AMSR-E instrument flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite.


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More Bad Consequences of Biofuels Print E-mail
Written by Sherwood, Keith and Craig Idso   
Monday, 21 July 2008 10:54
In his misguided attempt to enlist Christianity to help promote the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's anti-CO2 campaign, which is described in the September 2007 issue of Physics Today, England's Sir John Houghton claims we need "very large growth in renewable energy sources," among which he lists biomass in second place after solar. Already, however, it has been made abundantly clear that this "moral imperative" of his is not only not helpful, it is hurtful, as food prices around the world have soared in response to crops such as corn and sugar cane being sold for fuel -- as in ethanol -- instead of food.


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Gore’s (Really) Inconvenient Timing – ‘Consensus’ On Man-Made Global Warming Collapses in 2008 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Morano   
Monday, 21 July 2008 10:48
Former Vice-President Al Gore came to Washington on July 17, 2008, to deliver yet another speech warning of the “climate crisis.” “The leading experts predict that we have less than 10 years to make dramatic changes in our global warming pollution lest we lose our ability to ever recover from this environmental crisis,” Gore stated. But the former Vice President, who has been warning of a 10-year “tipping point” for several years now, appears to be unaware that the United Nations already started the 10-year countdown -- in 1989!


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SPPI Posts Copy of Sharp Letter from Lord Monckton to APS President, Paper was Peer-Reviewed Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 July 2008 11:12
(Washington, DC) Lord Monckton has sent a sharp letter of protest to the President of the American Physical Society over the false statement that Monckton’s paper critical of the UN’s estimates for climate sensitivity for a doubling of atmospheric CO2 was not peer-reviewed.

Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN’s climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is “climate sensitivity” (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2’s effect on temperature in the IPCC’s latest climate assessment report, published in 2007.


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Lord Monckton's Letter to Dr. Bienenstock Print E-mail
Written by Lord Monckton   
Saturday, 19 July 2008 10:39
Lord Monckton’s letter of protest to the President of the American Physical Society over the false statement that Monckton’s paper critical of the UN’s estimates for climate sensitivity for a doubling of atmospheric CO2 was not peer-reviewed. Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN’s climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is “climate sensitivity” (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2’s effect on temperature in the IPCC’s latest climate assessment report, published in 2007. The paper clearly and mathematically demonstrates there is no “climate crisis” requiring massive government intervention, as falsely claimed by alarmists such as Al Gore and James Hansen. The letter to President Arthur Bienenstock includes all the reviewer comments and Monckton’s responses, which drove the paper from 5,000 to 8,000 words in length. Said, Monckton elsewhere, “Trying to duck the usual process of scientific discourse by arguments about peer-review procedures is an ad-hominem approach which is not worthy of the name of science. What has happened is that the usual suspects, instead of ploughing through the (not particularly difficult) math and saying what I got wrong and why (which is what Popper calls the EE or "error-elimination" step in the scientific-method algorithm), decided it would be easier simply to lobby the president of the APS, who - instead of consulting me first - instantly and shamefully crumbled.”


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No Smoking Hot Spot Print E-mail
Written by Dave Evans   
Saturday, 19 July 2008 06:36
I DEVOTED six years to carbon accounting, building models for the Australian Greenhouse Office. I am the rocket scientist who wrote the carbon accounting model (FullCAM) that measures Australia's compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, in the land use change and forestry sector.


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"Global Warming Causes More Kidney-Stones" Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Thursday, 17 July 2008 14:05
The scare: The cult science-fiction magazine Scientific American, in a recent issue, advises readers to “add kidney stones to the growing list of possible consequences of global warming.”

It uncritically reports a “new study” published in the Proceedings of the Notional Academy of Sciences, another “global warming” propheteer, suggesting that as many as 2.3 million more people may develop mineral deposits in their kidneys by 2050 if the current global cooling stops. The pretext? “There's a greater risk that they will be subject to dehydration in more sultry climes, which is believed to be a major contributor to stone formation.”


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McLean Shows Bias of IPCC Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 July 2008 07:02
(Washington, DC – July 16, 2008) A new paper released by the Science and Public Policy Institute, a Washington, DC think tank, strongly suggests that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a single-interest organization whose charter presumes a widespread human influence on climate, rather than consideration of whether such influence may be negligible or missing altogether.


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Prejudiced Authors, Prejudiced Findings Print E-mail
Written by John McLean   
Tuesday, 15 July 2008 10:22
The IPCC is a single-interest organisation, whose charter presumes a widespread human influence on climate, rather than consideration of whether such influence may be negligible or missing altogether. Though the IPCC's principles also state that a wide range of views is to be sought when selecting lead authors and contributing authors, this rule has been honored more in the breach than in the observance.


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Observed Climate Change in New Hampshire Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008 09:38
In December 2007, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed an Executive Order calling for the establishment of a “Task Force to develop a Climate Change Action Plan” for the state of New Hampshire. The Task Force’s Climate Action Plan is due to the governor by September 1, 2008 and is to include a recommendation of “quantified goals for reductions of [New Hampshire’s] greenhouse gases” as well as “specific regulatory, voluntary and policy actions” that the state should consider to achieve the emissions reductions goals.


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Proved: There is No Climate Crisis Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008 07:49

WASHINGTON (7-15-08) - Mathematical proof that there is no “climate crisis” appears today in a major, peer-reviewed paper in Physics and Society, a learned journal of the 4,600-strong American Physical Society, SPPI reports.


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The 2006 Annual Prestigous Lecture to the North of England Institute of Mining Print E-mail
Written by Richard S. Courtney   
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 06:09
The 2006 Annual Prestigious Lecture to The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers and The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (North East) held on Thursday 26th October 2006 A suggestion for meeting the UK Government’s renewable energy target because the adopted use of windfarms cannot meet it.


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DOE-NETL: Opposition to Coal Will Reduce Electricity Reliability, Harm US Economy Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 June 2008 07:56
In an April 2008 white paper entitled, "Natural Gas and Electricity Costs and Impacts on Industry", the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) reported that opposition to new coal-based power plants is leading to a generation capacity shortage in many areas of the country and endangering U.S. energy security. The opposition is also inducing a "dash to gas" and quickly causing a rise in natural gas prices at a time when federal climate change legislation could immediately lead to a doubling of natural gas consumption for power generation. This legislation would increase the country's dependence on foreign energy sources in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG) causing both natural gas and electricity prices to increase dramatically.

A one-page summary of the white paper can be found here: Full One-Page Summary


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Observed climate change in West Virginia Print E-mail
Written by Robert Ferguson   
Monday, 12 May 2008 07:25
Annual temperature: Over the course of the past 113 years, the time since statewide records have been compiled by the U.S. National Climatic Data Center, the statewide annual average temperature history of West Virginia exhibits no statistically significant trend either towards cooling or warming. Instead, the temperature history of West Virginia is dominated by inter-annual and inter-decadal variability.


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Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate Print E-mail
Written by S. Fred Singer   
Friday, 02 May 2008 06:43
“In his speech at the United Nations’ climate conference on September 24, 2007, Dr. Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, said it would most help the debate on climate change if the current monopoly and one-sidedness of the scientific debate over climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was eliminated. He reiterated his proposal that the UN organize a parallel panel and publish two competing reports.

The present report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) does exactly that. It is an independent examination of the evidence available in the published, peer-reviewed literature – examined without bias and selectivity. It includes many research papers ignored by the IPCC, plus additional scientific results that became available after the IPCC deadline of May 2006.”


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Glenn Beck: The Really Inconvenient Truths Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008 21:57
Glenn Beck: The Really Inconvenient Truths
GLENN: Iain Murray is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He has a new book out called The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About -- Because They Helped Cause Them. What a surprise. Iain is on the phone with us now. Hi, Iain, how are you?


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Internal Radiative Forcing And The Illusion Of A Sensitive Climate System Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Roy Spencer   
Tuesday, 22 April 2008 20:39
1. Background

Many of us, especially those who were trained as meteorologists, have long questioned the climate research community’s reliance on computerized climate models for global warming projections. In contrast to our perception that the real climate system is constantly readjusting to internal fluctuations in ways that stabilize the system, climate models built upon measured climate behavior invariably suggest a climate system that is quite sensitive - sometimes catastrophically sensitive — to perturbations such as those from anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, it has been difficult to articulate our ‘hand-waving’ concerns in ways that the modelers would appreciate, i.e., through equations.


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