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The authoritative Monthly CO2 Report for February 2010 reports on the attempts of the US Administration to legislate – via Congress, via the EPA, and via the UN – to stifle and destroy forever the freedom for which the Founding Fathers so valiantly strove. Editorial Comment: Page 3.
FEATURED: The Himalayan glaciers are doing just fine. Professor Cliff Ollier sends us a special report. Pages 4-9.
IPCC assumes CO2 concentration will reach 836 ppmv by 2100, but, for nine years, CO2 concentration has headed straight for only 570 ppmv by 2100. This factor alone almost halves all of the IPCC’s temperature projections. Pages 10-12.
Since 1980 global temperature has risen at only 2.5 °F (1.4 °C)/century, not 7 F° (3.9 C°) as IPCC predicts. Pages 13-15.
Sea level rose just 8 inches in the 20th century, and has been rising since 1993 at a very modest 1 ft/century. Page 16.
Arctic sea-ice extent is at a 10-year record for the time of year. In the Antarctic, sea ice extent reached a record high in 2007. Global sea ice extent shows little trend for 30 years. Pages 17-21.
Hurricane and tropical-cyclone activity is almost at its lowest since satellite measurement began. Pages 22-24.
Sunspot activity is back to normal: but, looking back it was a long – and cool – solar minimum. Pages 25-26.
The (very few) benefits and the (very large) costs of the Waxman/Markey Bill are illustrated at Pages 27-30.
Aswan damnation: This month’s Science Focus looks at how the Aswan High Dam is causing Sahelian drought. Page 31.
As always, there’s our “global warming” ready reckoner, and our monthly selection of scientific papers. Pages 32-37.
The medieval warm period was real, global, and warmer than the present, as our global map shows. Page 38.
And finally … our very own Climate Codswallopometer: a Very Important Graph. Page 39.