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Today: Sun, August 30 2015  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 Environment
05 September 2015
 
 
Andrew Brown: It’s justified to burn the heretics
by Lubos Motl
 sub-topic» Climate

He argues that a green religion is badly needed and the future will be great when people will be burning the heretics again because all of them actually believe that it's the right thing. "Should that happen, the denialists, who claim that it is all a religion, will for once be telling the truth, and when they do that, they'll have lost. I just hope it doesn't happen too late."

Wow. ;-)

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29 August 2015
 
 
Decarbonize yourselves first!
by Klaus Kaiser
 sub-topic» Climate

So, expect the crowd in Paris to expedite calls for “decarbonisation” of your wanton emanations of the atmospheric trace (at 0.04%) gas CO2 that also happens to be vital to all life on earth!

Don’t hold your breath though, it’s unlikely that they will lead by example and decarbonize themselves first.

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27 August 2015
 
 
A Modest Proposal how to solve the CO2 Crisis
by Anonymous
 sub-topic» Climate

This idea could be expanded. Instead of fighting wars armies could workout on treadmills and exercise bikes and the army that generated the most power would be declared the winner. This is also a solution to the high unemployment rates in some countries. Instead of government paid assistance the unemployed would be paid to generate electricity. It would also cut down on the population explosion because people, especially teens and unwed mothers on assistance, would be too tired at night to be interested in anything but sleep. With the billions of people in this world think of the tremendous amount of power that could be generated!

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26 August 2015
 
 
What is carbon dioxide and what is its role in global warming?
by The CO2 Coalition
 sub-topic» Climate

Atmospheric CO2 is essential to life on earth, since plants use sunlight to combine CO2 molecules from the air with H2O molecules to make carbohydrates (for example, sugar) and other organic compounds. In the process, oxygen molecules (O2) are released to the atmosphere. At CO2 levels less than 150 ppm (parts per million), most plants stop growing. Over most of the history of multicellular life on earth, CO2 levels have been three or four times higher than present levels. Current CO2 levels of 400 ppm are still much less than optimum for most plant growth.

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21 August 2015
 
 
The slick trick behind global frauding
by James Lewis
 sub-topic» Climate

Stalin twisted scientific biology over four decades in the Soviet Union. His favorite fake-scientist, Trofim Lysenko, used all the powers of the police state to enforce his batty belief that the bleeding disaster of Soviet agriculture could be fixed just by making plants grow bigger. It's the old idea that giraffes have long necks because their ancestors stretched their necks out more and more, to nibble at higher leaves on the trees. It's nonsense, as horse breeders have known for ages. You can't make a great race horse just by making their ancestors run fast. You have to do selective breeding.

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17 August 2015
 
 
Our Duty to Save the Planet
by Sean Gabb
 sub-topic» Climate

Now, it may be that there really is a problem with the environment. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. But I find it historically significant that environmentalism has grown big at the very moment when every other argument against human progress has been disproved.

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15 August 2015
 
 
Key Facts about Global Temperature
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

  • Recent extreme-weather events cannot be blamed on global warming, because there has not been any global warming to speak of. It is as simple as that.

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11 August 2015
 
 
The Unsettling, Anti-Science Certitude on Global Warming
Climate-change ‘deniers’ are accused of heresy by true believers. That doesn’t sound like science to me
by John Steele Gordon
 sub-topic» Climate

With so many questions still unanswered, why are many climate scientists, politicians—and the left generally—so anxious to lock down the science of climatology and engage in protracted name-calling? Well, one powerful explanation for the politicians is obvious: self-interest.

If anthropogenic climate change is a reality, then that would be a huge problem only government could deal with. It would be a heaven-sent opportunity for the left to vastly increase government control over the economy and the personal lives of citizens.

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07 August 2015
 
 
The Greatest Scientific Fraud of All Time
by Francis Menton
 sub-topic» Climate

You can’t follow this issue at all without knowing that there are very credible and thoroughly demonstrated instances of pervasive data tampering by NOAA. You also can’t follow this issue at all without knowing that there are several other independent data sets, most notably the two satellite data sets of UAH and RSS covering the period 1979 to present, that do not show the warming that the NOAA data shows.

And yet, with this background, NOAA keeps putting out press releases, more or less monthly, trumpeting alleged new high temperature records, and supposed “news” outlets pick up the releases and put out stories with one scary headline after another, never mentioning that other data sets do not show the same records or warming, and never mentioning that serious and thoroughly-proved allegations of data tampering have been made against NOAA and never refuted.

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29 July 2015
 
 
Climate Change Alarmists Appear Immunized Against Reality
by William M. Briggs
 sub-topic» Climate

Now it used to be a fundamental principle of science—one still known to conference attendees—that when a theory made predictions that were not just wrong, but lousy, we knew with certainty that the theory was false, that it was broken, that it was no good, that it should not be used as a basis for decisions, that it should be scraped or hidden from view until it was fixed. Remembering the old saw that “science was self-correcting”? That was the principle.

The principle is effectively dead. We are still asked to believe in global-warming-of-doom even though this theory cannot make good or skillful predictions. Why? Because denier! And because it is in your best political and financial interest to do so. Let me explain.

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07 July 2015
 
 
The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science – Part 5
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

Excusing failed predictions is a staple of astrology; it’s the way pseudoscientists argue. In science, as Karl Popper long ago insisted, if you make predictions and they fail, you don’t just make excuses and insist you’re even more right than before. The Royal Society once used to promise “never to give their opinion, as a body, upon any subject”. Its very motto is “nullius in verba”: take nobody’s word for it. Now it puts out catechisms of what you must believe in. Surely, the handing down of dogmas is for churches, not science academies. Expertise, authority and leadership should count for nothing in science. The great Thomas Henry Huxley put it this way: “The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, scepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.” Richard Feynman was even pithier: “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

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05 July 2015
 
 
The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science – Part 4
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

Any one of these scandals in, say, medicine might result in suspensions, inquiries or retractions. Yet the climate scientific establishment repeatedly reacts as if nothing is wrong. It calls out any errors on the lukewarming end, but ignores those on the exaggeration end. That complacency has shocked me, and done more than anything else to weaken my long-standing support for science as an institution. I repeat that I am not a full sceptic of climate change, let alone a “denier”. I think carbon-dioxide-induced warming during this century is likely, though I think it is unlikely to prove rapid and dangerous. So I don’t agree with those who say the warming is all natural, or all driven by the sun, or only an artefact of bad measurement, but nor do I think anything excuses bad scientific practice in support of the carbon dioxide theory, and every time one of these scandals erupts and the scientific establishment asks us to ignore it, I wonder if the extreme sceptics are not on to something. I feel genuinely betrayed by the profession that I have spent so much of my career championing.

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03 July 2015
 
 
The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science – Part 3
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

And of course there was the mother of all scandals, the “hockey stick” itself: a graph that purported to show the warming of the last three decades of the twentieth century as unprecedented in a millennium, a graph that the IPCC was so thrilled with that it published it six times in its third assessment report and displayed it behind the IPCC chairman at his press conference. It was a graph that persuaded me to abandon my scepticism (until I found out about its flaws), because I thought Nature magazine would never have published it without checking. And it is a graph that was systematically shown by Steven McIntyre and Ross McKitrick to be wholly misleading, as McKitrick recounts in glorious detail in his chapter in The Facts.

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01 July 2015
 
 
The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science – Part 2
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

But the commentators ignore all these caveats and babble on about warming of “up to” four degrees (or even more), then castigate as a “denier” anybody who says, as I do, the lower end of the scale looks much more likely given the actual data. This is a deliberate tactic. Following what the psychologist Philip Tetlock called the “psychology of taboo”, there has been a systematic and thorough campaign to rule out the middle ground as heretical: not just wrong, but mistaken, immoral and beyond the pale. That’s what the word denier with its deliberate connotations of Holocaust denial is intended to do. For reasons I do not fully understand, journalists have been shamefully happy to go along with this fundamentally religious project.

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29 June 2015
 
 
The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science – Part 1
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

Sure, we occasionally take a swipe at pseudoscience—homeopathy, astrology, claims that genetically modified food causes cancer, and so on. But the great thing about science is that it’s self-correcting. The good drives out the bad, because experiments get replicated and hypotheses put to the test. So a really bad idea cannot survive long in science.

Or so I used to think. Now, thanks largely to climate science, I have changed my mind. It turns out bad ideas can persist in science for decades, and surrounded by myrmidons of furious defenders they can turn into intolerant dogmas.

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24 June 2015
 
 
Unholy Alliance: Who is Advising Pope Francis on Global Warming?
by Catherine Snow
 sub-topic» Climate

Pope Francis, it seems, has been badly misinformed and led astray by advisors such as Schellnhuber. However, contrary to what global warming extremists suggest, the science of climate change is not decided.

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14 June 2015
 
 
Some thoughts about the meeting between Anthony Watts and Bill McKibben
by Neil Lock
 sub-topic» Climate

The issue here is that Bill McKibben is promoting policies that have already harmed many millions of people – including me. And yet, he doesn’t seem to be even interested in examining the possibility that those policies have been based on, at best, misinterpretations of the facts, and at worst, lies.

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15 May 2015
 
 
Warmism as the folly of the intellectuals
by John Ray
 sub-topic» Climate

Warmism is the folly of the intellectuals because it serves their Leftist authoritarianism. And, sadly, because of the respect which is normally accorded to knowledge and those who possess it, the Warmist tale gets far more respect than it deserves. It survives solely because of the prestige of those who proclaim it. And, in turn, that is why almost all defenses of Warmism consist solely of an appeal to authority -- academic authority. Any defense of it based on the facts fails very rapidly under informed scrutiny. Given the fact that a heated molecule will radiate its heat in all directions, it is not even a good theory.

So for dishonorable reasons most intellectuals espouse a falsehood. They will all be laughed at by posterity and we climate skeptics will be creditably remembered. Their children and grandchildren (if any) will one day be ashamed of them for failing as scientists and whoring for a false god. They undoubtedly enjoy more "lurks and perks" than most skeptics do so one hopes they enjoy their 30 pieces of silver. All frauds implode eventually so who knows how long they will enjoy their silver. Judas did not enjoy his silver for long.

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03 May 2015
 
 
‘Denier’ Delingpole Immortalised on Climate Change Wall of Infamy
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

I’m proud to announce that I have won a major art competition. Oh all right. (Modesty, James. Modesty!). I am one of several climate change sceptics to have been celebrated and immortalised in an exciting new, prizewinning art installation at Anglia Ruskin, one of Britain’s largest universities. (h/t Liam Deacon)

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01 May 2015
 
 
Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures
by Christopher Booker
 sub-topic» Climate

But only when the full picture is in will it be possible to see just how far the scare over global warming has been driven by manipulation of figures accepted as reliable by the politicians who shape our energy policy, and much else besides. If the panel’s findings eventually confirm what we have seen so far, this really will be the “smoking gun”, in a scandal the scale and significance of which for all of us can scarcely be exaggerated.

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22 April 2015
 
 
Scrap the Climate Change Act
by Ben Pile
 sub-topic» Climate

The CCA mandated the creation of an expert panel to decide what the UK’s carbon emissions should be – the Committee on Climate Change. But, like most quangos, its bureaucrats were more interested in their own political ambitions than the public’s needs. Bemoaning the lack of popular support for climate policies, one CCC member, Professor Julia King, remarked that ‘we have a very selfish population’, and that enforcing ‘behaviour change’ should be a major part of the government’s strategy. Rather than finding technological solutions to climate change, King and others wanted to engineer obedience. The second reason for objecting to the CCC is that it allows technocrats to serve themselves, and legitimises their high-minded hostility to the public.

But the main reason to object to the CCA is that it reflects the growing tendency to hide from criticism behind the comforting certainty of scientific objectivity. The CCA has been an expensive failure, but its critics were dismissed as climate-change deniers. The real objective of the CCA was not to save mankind from the weather, but to save an exhausted political establishment from the public, and from democracy.

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16 April 2015
 
 
What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?
by William M. Briggs
 sub-topic» Climate

Everybody out of love with any scientific theory should be prepared to say what it would take for amour to flourish. Just as everybody infatuated with a hypothesis should be able to state what would dim their ardor.

This does not only go for skeptics of global-warming-of-doom, but also for proponents. Tell us, if you dare, what would convince you that you’re wrong. I’m answering the question below, but I also insist you answer it, too. If your answer is of the form “Shut up”, “I don’t have to answer”, or “Your answer, Briggs, wasn’t to my liking, and here’s why”, as it is expected to be for many progressives, congratulations. You’re a True Believer. (Appell, I’ll even let you answer.)

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27 March 2015
 
 
Why I Am a Climate Change Skeptic
by Patrick Moore
 sub-topic» Climate

The IPCC’s followers have given us a vision of a world dying because of carbon-dioxide emissions. I say the Earth would be a lot deader with no carbon dioxide, and more of it will be a very positive factor in feeding the world. Let’s celebrate carbon dioxide.

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10 March 2015
 
 
Objective Behind Climate Change Is Economic, Not Climate
by Richard Larsen
 sub-topic» Climate

The primary objective behind environmental activism related to anthropogenic global warming (AGW), aka “climate change,” is apparently not climatological, but rather is economic. The revelation came not from “global-warming deniers,” but from the United Nations’ own Christiana Figueres, who serves as the Executive Secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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06 March 2015
 
 
Cultural Tipping Point Reached - Hollywood has started mocking global warming
by David Archibald
 sub-topic» Climate

Instead of working against truth and beauty, Hollywood is now on the side of the justly righteous. The next stage will be when, to indicate a character’s gullibility, insanity or mental instability, it is mentioned that he once believed in global warming. Of course Hollywood does not have any moral scruples and mocking global warming is only a business decision. But mocking something is the first stage of destroying it and we should be duly thankful.

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28 February 2015
 
 
Can we stop the doom-mongering?
by David Deming
 sub-topic» Climate

Whenever someone asserts that a scientific question is “settled,” they tell me immediately that they don’t understand the first thing about science. Science is never settled. Science is not a dogmatic body of doctrine. It is an open system of knowledge that establishes probable truths that are subject to continual revision. The entire history of science is one of established theories being overthrown. Astronomers once believed the Sun revolved around the Earth. Naturalists maintained that species were immutable. Geologists thought continental drift was physically impossible. Physicians attempted to cure people by blood-letting. Are we to suppose that the process of history has stopped?

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14 February 2015
 
 
NCDC Breaks Their Own Personal Record for Data Tampering in 2014
by Steven Goddard
 sub-topic» Climate

The total amount of tampering reached record levels in 2014, at almost 1.8 degrees F. They create the appearance of warming by cooling all years prior to 2003, and warming all years since that date.

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07 February 2015
 
 
How to Get Your Message Over
by Neil.
 sub-topic» Climate

Hello climate alarmists, if you wish to communicate with myself, the following rules apply:

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23 January 2015
 
 
The Merchants of Smear
by Paul Driessen
 sub-topic» Climate

The caterwauling over climate change has nothing to do with real-world warming, cooling, storms or droughts. It has everything to do with an ideologically driven hatred of hydrocarbons, capitalism and economic development, and a callous disdain for middle class workers and impoverished Third World families that “progressive” activists, politicians and bureaucrats always claim to care so much about.

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19 January 2015
 
 
How Many of World's Poor Will Climate Alarmists Let Die?
by H. Sterling Burnett
 sub-topic» Climate

'How many people do you want to kill or let die?" That's how I'm going to respond from now on to anyone who argues we should end or sharply restrict fossil fuel use to prevent global warming.

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15 January 2015
 
 
Type I and Type II Error Avoidance and its Possible Role in the Climate Change Debate
by A Chemist in Langley
 sub-topic» Climate

So where are we today? In 1990's parlance, skeptics are from Mars and warmists are from Venus. Like in the book, the two sides are not speaking to each other but rather are speaking past each other. Until the two communities can learn to speak each other's language and acknowledge the underlying differences, but ultimate validity, in both world views, we are not going to advance the discussion. The frustrating part, from someone who has worked on both sides of this intellectual chasm, is that neither side is "wrong". Each lives in a world where risk avoidance decisions are made and feel their approach is "right". We need to develop a "consensus" that acknowledges that both sides have legitimate concerns and that any acceptable compromise has to recognize the validity of differing points of view.

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08 December 2014
 
 
Germany’s Growing Green Dictatorship: Grandmothers Putting Climate Protection Targets “In Jeopardy”!
by P Gosselin
 sub-topic» Climate

Despite the “positive development” in Hanover in reaching climate protection targets, mostly through the herding of people into public transportation and bikepaths, the GGR has discovered that seniors living in the surrounding areas outside of Hanover are using their cars far more than they should. The HAZ quotes the GGR report:

Today’s generation of seniors have a driver license more than ever before. In the meantime older ladies are driving with an automobile almost as often as men are.”

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27 November 2014
 
 
The Climate Scam's Meltdown
by Walter Starck
 sub-topic» Climate

The debate over CC has been unique in the history of science in that its proponents have largely abandoned the primacy of evidence and openly declared methodology in favour of self-proclaimed authority backed by their own confidential methods and models. It is also unique in that the alarmists refuse to directly address their arguments, preferring to ignore, censor and personally denigrate them. In a few instances in the early part of the public debate, the proponents attempted direct debate with their critics but came away looking decidedly second-best and they soon refused any further direct discussion. With no convincing answers to the uncertainties and conflicting evidence raised by their opponents they simply chose to ignore them, declare the science “settled” and anoint themselves as the only experts. All who disagreed were deemed to be fools, knaves and/or in the pay and pocket of Big Energy.

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23 November 2014
 
 
Climate Change and the left
by Lord Donoughue
 sub-topic» Climate

While this need persists and there persists the misconception that the Green faith is somehow leftish and in pursuit of the common good, then most on the political left will stay with it. To shake them it will be necessary to show them that the costs of implementing climate alarmism will actually destroy the economic hopes of the poor and is often a cynical device to enrich the wealthy. That it enables self righteous middle class posturers to parade their assumed moral superiority at the expense of the poor. And that it's so-called scientific certainties are very uncertain indeed. It is also necessary for the sceptical and realistic side to show more publicly that they accept the proven aspects of climate change (which every sceptic I know does) and care about the genuine concerns of the environment (which the Greens ignore by littering our landscapes with inefficient and costly windmills.)

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08 November 2014
 
 
Climate Research needs Re-distribution
by Viv Forbes
 sub-topic» Climate

What is referred to reverently as “climate research” is mainly just grubby advocacy supporting the political war on carbon. Why are we still funding scientists who believe that “the science is settled”? If they believe that they know the answers, what are they are doing with their research funds?

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05 October 2014
 
 
Global Warming Zealot McCarthy of EPA PLays Race Card
by Investors' Business Daily
 sub-topic» Climate

You can't argue with global warming zealots: Whatever the thermometer reads, they're right and you're wrong. Whatever the short-term, intermediate or long-term data suggest, all these eco-radicals see is additional proof of their distorted worldview.

Hot summers? Mild winters? That's global warming. Mild summers? Frigid winters? That's global warming, too.

You see, if you're a disciple of climate change, it all makes perfect sense — every measurement is further validation, and every validation is an excuse to impose costlier obligations on taxpayers (and more onerous restrictions on what's left of our free market).

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27 September 2014
 
 
Robert F. Kennedy Jr: People Who Don't Believe in Global Warming Alarmism Should be Thrown in Jail
by Ace of Spades
 sub-topic» Climate

We are in a strange and dark chapter in history. The left doesn't just want to demolish capitalism, they want to repeal the Enlightenment as well.

They want a second Dark Ages.

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17 September 2014
 
 
Report - emails reveal 'collusion' with green activist groups over EPA climate agenda
by Anthony Watts
 sub-topic» Climate

In multiple instances, green lobbyists provided EPA with their polling on the shared priorities, were directly involved in deciding where EPA would hold public hearings, and ensuring supportive crowds. Further, EPA repeatedly gave green groups a leg up in preparing comments intended for the administrative record on important regulations. This meant the green groups were able to submit comments ahead of any members of the general public, or other interested parties, even though the comments in question were submitted before the record was open for comment by the general public. EPA employees also submitted special interest group comments directly if those groups failed to do so themselves.

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15 September 2014
 
 
The Reasons for Britain's Climate Fatigue
by Benny Peiser
 sub-topic» Climate

The reason for growing climate fatigue is not so much a PR failure. After all, hundreds of millions are being spent each year around the world by thousands of NGOs, green energy lobbies and green government ministers.

It is rather that reality no longer corresponds with alarmist predictions that were issued just a few years ago.

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09 September 2014
 
 
The Demise of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming
by John Robertson
 sub-topic» Climate

Dishonesty is an essential career trait.

Honesty is to be “anti” what ever the delusion of the day.

That we cannot have a civil society (AKA civilization) without trust, seems to escape the attention of those who lie and sneer at those who do not lie to advance their own interests.

These Climatologists are not outliers, this is management central.

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31 August 2014
 
 
How many Climate Scientists does it take to change a light bulb?
by Bob B
 sub-topic» Climate

Q: How many Climate Scientists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: 6.

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29 August 2014
 
 
Repeated and Uncontrollable Failures
by Tim Blair
 sub-topic» Climate

The United Nations was about to hold its 2009 climate change conference in Copenhagen, and Thornton felt she had a personal investment in it. She, like many thousands of activists and scientists and green campaigners, had high hopes that a new and robust version of the Kyoto agreement would be created in Denmark.

“But the reality was a massive, epic failure of political will. It broke me,” she says. “The trigger point was actually watching grown men cry.”

I don’t mean to diminish anyone’s pain or suffering, but it is impossible to read those two paragraphs without laughing.

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25 August 2014
 
 
It's buttons for global warming! (2)
by Your Editor
 sub-topic» Climate

Here's your Editor's re-work of the new climate change logo...

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17 August 2014
 
 
"Cloimate-smart" policies for Africa are stupid, and immoral
by Paul Driessen
 sub-topic» Climate

Africa is blessed with abundant oil, gas and coal. Turning food into fuel would squander those resources and divert land, water, fertilizers and energy from feeding people – to produce expensive fuels and leave people malnourished. This is not “climate-smart” energy or agriculture. It’s just plain stupid.

Wind and solar will let people in remote areas have light bulbs, tiny refrigerators and cell phone chargers, until they can be connected to an electrical grid. They cannot support modern economies, factories, shops, schools, hospitals or families. Coal, natural gas, nuclear and hydro-based electricity are essential.

Here is the real bottom line: Africans should not do what the United States is doing now that it is rich. It should do what the United States did to become rich.

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13 August 2014
 
 
Vaust
by Neil Humphrey
 sub-topic» Climate

A government official approached Vaust and said, “We want your help. We already tax people out of existence. But we need new excuses to take away even more of the wealth they earn, so we can rule over them ever harder.

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23 June 2014
 
 
The Debate is finally over on "Global Warming" - Because Nobody will Debate - Part 3
by Caleb S. Rossiter
 sub-topic» Climate

“Anti-intellectual, and anti-science,” I would complain, as the catastrophists dominated mainstream debate, turning the noble scientific title of “skeptic” into the horrific libel of being a “denier” of a coming Holocaust. At least I could be thankful that the domination of mainstream and leftist debate did not translate into domination of policy. Both rich and poor countries continue to talk down fossil fuels while using them every chance they get, because these low-cost forms of energy have been the source of the economic growth and longer life expectancy the world has experienced in two dramatic waves: the industrialization of Europe, the United States and Japan in the 19th century and the industrialization of Korea, China, India, and others in Asia and to a lesser extent in Latin America and Africa in the 20th century.

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21 June 2014
 
 
The Debate is finally over on "Global Warming" - Because Nobody will Debate - Part 2
by Caleb S. Rossiter
 sub-topic» Climate

The reversal resulted from a concerted campaign by catastrophists who saw that the Medieval warming might imply that the cooling afterwards was an oscillation, caused by nothing but the natural regression to a long-term mean. That, in turn, might imply that the recent warming is just another natural counter to that, without the need for SUV’s to explain it. The reversal was fraudulent in two ways: technical, by using data manipulation and ignoring error margins to create a “hockey stick” that shows a recent spike up in temperature (the stick’s blade) after a thousand year flat-line (its handle), and theoretical, by arguing that logically the recent increase from a flat-line, even if true, is somehow evidence of human cause.

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19 June 2014
 
 
The Debate is finally over on "Global Warming" - Because Nobody will Debate - Part 1
by Caleb S. Rossiter
 sub-topic» Climate

The believers in human–induced catastrophic climate change, strongly represented among the liberal and radical left of American and international politics, have won the mainstream media and government battle for the conventional wisdom, but lost the war for policy change. None of the governmental and few of the institutional and individual actors who claim to fear climate change will take real steps to reduce their use of energy, choosing instead to put on phony shows of “green-ness” and carbon-trading shell games. So it’s over, on both fronts.

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17 June 2014
 
 
Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change
Western Policies Seem More Interested in Carbon-dioxide levels than in Life Expectancy
by Caleb S. Rossiter
 sub-topic» Climate

Every year environmental groups celebrate a night when institutions in developed countries (including my own university) turn off their lights as a protest against fossil fuels. They say their goal is to get America and Europe to look from space like Africa: dark, because of minimal energy use.

But that is the opposite of what’s desired by Africans I know. They want Africa at night to look like the developed world, with lights in every little village and with healthy people, living longer lives, sitting by those lights. Real years added to real lives should trump the minimal impact that African carbon emissions could have on a theoretical catastrophe.

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05 June 2014
 
 
Evidence mounts against climate change: Obama acts anyway
by Rick Manning
 sub-topic» Climate

Yet, President Obama persists on using this shaky science to impose crippling regulatory regimes on the nation. New regulations that are not only economically disastrous as evidenced by the GDP contraction last quarter, but also more importantly, put our nation’s ability to produce enough electricity to meet our growing demand in jeopardy.

And that would be a global warming disaster – our nation devolved from the most developed in the world to a third world status all due to Obama’s fealty to an economic suicide pact on the green altar of climate change.

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03 June 2014
 
 
Who will rid us of this totalitarian Prince?
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

Charles must go. His future, along with that of the thousand-year monarchy, is in the past. It used to be said there would soon be only five kings in the world: spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds, and England. Scrub that last one.

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31 May 2014
 
 
Thermageddon Blues
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

Cleese: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this pet Theory what my government purchased not a quarter of a century ago from this very boutique.

Patchy Pachauri: Oh yes, the, uh, the Thermageddon Blues … What’s, uh … What’s wrong with it?

Cleese: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. It’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

Patchy Pachauri: No, no, it’s uh, … it’s just Pausing.

Cleese: Look, matey, I know a dead Theory when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.

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22 May 2014
 
 
The Cleansing of Lennart Bengtsson
by Steve McIntyre
 sub-topic» Climate

As a general point, it seems to me that, if climate change is as serious a problem as the climate “community” believes, then it will require large measures that need broadly based commitment from all walks of our society. Most “skeptics” are not acolytes of the Koch brothers, but people who have not thus far been convinced that the problem is as serious as represented or that the prescribed policies (wind, solar especially) provide any form of valid insurance against the risk. These are people that the climate “community” should be trying to persuade.

Begtsson’s planned participation in GWPF seemed to me to be the sort of outreach to rational skeptics that ought to be praiseworthy within the climate “community”.

Instead, the “community” has extended the fatwa. This is precisely the sort of action and attitude that can only engender and reinforce contempt for the “community” in the broader society.

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18 May 2014
 
 
Science as McCarthyism
Another scientist gets blackballed for his skepticism about global warming
by Rupert Darwall
 sub-topic» Climate

Science regresses if it becomes intolerant of criticism. At the beginning of her reign, Queen Elizabeth I of England spoke words of tolerance in an age of religious strife, declaring that she had no intention of making windows into men’s souls. Unlike religion, science is not a matter of the heart or of belief. It exists only in what can be demonstrated. In their persecution of an aged colleague who stepped out of line and their call for scientists to be subject to a faith test, 21st-century climate scientists have shown less tolerance than a 16th-century monarch.

There is something rotten in the state of climate science.

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16 May 2014
 
 
IPCC Wiki Launched - Volunteers Needed
by Donna Laframboise
 sub-topic» Climate

Don’t be fooled. This stuff matters. Recently, I was contacted by a journalist in Los Angeles who was exploring the possibility of writing a story about IPCC author and non-Nobel-laureate Woodrow Clark. There are lots of puff pieces about Clark on the Internet. But my explanation of why his Nobel claims are inaccurate is also now on the record.

After reading my coverage, the journalist advised me that a Clark story was no longer viable. In his words:

“I appreciate your excellent work. Because of it, Woody Clark is now radioactive.”

One inch at a time, one person at a time, we can help make the world a saner place.

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14 May 2014
 
 
National Climate Assessment Report Raises False Alarm
by Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger
 sub-topic» Climate

Let’s get one thing clear: The National Climate Assessment is a political call to action document meant for the president’s left-leaning constituency. What pretense of scientific support that decorates it quickly falls away under a close and critical inspection.

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06 May 2014
 
 
Full Moon on Lewandowsky
by Anthony Watts
 sub-topic» Climate

We categorized the following morbidities:

  • (LOL) Latent Obsessive Lamentation – Thinly disguised obsessive expression of sorrow over calamity caused by measly 0.8C temperature increase over entire last century.
  • (OMG) Omniscient Meglomaniacal Grandiosity – Grandiose delusions of unquestionable certainty and infallible prophetic vision regarding future climate. Grandiose delusions of being savior of the world.
  • (LMAO) Limbic Manic Alarmist Outrage – Anger at alarmist predictions being contradicted by observation or reason, stemming from the deep reptilian brain.
  • (STFU) Selective Transparency, Factually Unchallenged – Refusal to release source data and methodology to opponents. Refusal to debate or acknowledge contradictory viewpoints, “even if we have to redefine what peer-review means.”
  • (FUD) Fantasizing Ultimate Doom – Dogmatic paranoid belief that the sky is falling, even after 17-year average of major datasets shows no surface warming, after insignificant sea level rise, and Antarctic ice extent reaching 30-year record highs.

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25 April 2014
 
 
A Climate Osychology Lew Paper
by http://eric.worrall.name/kant.cgi
 sub-topic» Climate

Because of the relation between irritable climate syndrome and the objects in the study domain, our conclusion, then, stands in need of the Deniersphere. There can be no doubt that lost underwear is the clue to the discovery of the ideation of practical reason. In natural theology, it is not at all certain that the peer-reviewable objects in the study domain have lying before them the moon landing. We thus have a pure synthesis of apprehension.

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12 April 2014
 
 
Climate 'consensus': Is carbon dioxide the new cholesterol?
by Paul Mulshine
 sub-topic» Climate

Climate science is infinitely more complicated than human physiology. Once all of the data are in, we may find that atmospheric carbon dioxide‚ actually has the effect predicted by physicist Freeman Dyson of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. The 90-year-old Dyson, whom many consider to be the smartest guy on Earth, argues that far from harming the planet, atmospheric CO-2‚ may have a positive effect by increasing plant growth.

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09 April 2014
 
 
Green 'smear campaign' against professor who dared to disown 'sexed up' UN climate dossier
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

Prof Tol, from Sussex University, is a highly respected climate economist and one of two ‘co-ordinating lead authors’ of an important chapter in the 2,600-page report published last week by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He has been widely criticised by green campaigners after he claimed that the much shorter ‘summary for policymakers’ – hammered out in all-night sessions between scientists and government officials over a week-long meeting in Yokohama, Japan – was overly ‘alarmist’.

In his view, the summary focused on ‘scare stories’ and suggestions the world faced ‘the four horsemen of the apocalypse’.

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07 April 2014
 
 
Common Sense and Climate Change
by Anthony Watts
 sub-topic» Climate

Finally it took a lowly, uncompromised child to state the obvious: the emperor was naked, exposed, commando; like the centerfold in a peer reviewed skin magazine for mole rats.

Perhaps the common sense of any observant child is exactly what the fawning entourage of global warming pretenders needs. Let’s give it a try.

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27 March 2014
 
 
Proof? Pouf!
by Ron C.
 sub-topic» Climate

I hope the APS [American Physical Society] will address the basic issue. Skeptics are ordinary people who are simply asking for proof that rising CO2 is causing dangerous global warming. The proofs that have been offered are not convincing.

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04 March 2014
 
 
On Those that Want to Suppress Global Warming "Deniers"
by Crosspatch
 sub-topic» Climate

This is an indication of desperation and an acknowledgement that they risk losing their own base of support. They are manipulating their support base emotionally. The last thing in the world they would want is for the general public at large to see these sorts of things being said because they know it is over the top and they would be forced to back down from such statements. They are designed to be seen by and distributed among the people who are already on board with them to keep them there. It is rhetoric for the “true believers”. The best weapon we have against this sort of thing is sunlight as you are doing here. Expose them for the manipulative weasels they really are and make them take ownership, in public, of their words. It isn’t really designed to sway anyone’s opinion who might be on the fence or on the other side as over the top rhetoric like that doesn’t work on more thoughtful people who might be on the fence. In fact, it is likely to further alienate more thoughtful people from them. This is designed to elicit a very emotional reaction from the people already in their camp and keep them there.

They’re scared.

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28 February 2014
 
 
Where are the Global Warmists for Freedom?
Warmism is an essentially Authoritarian creed
by Daren Ionescu
 sub-topic» Climate

Here, then, is my point. Is it conceivable -- just conceivable -- to you that, having achieved the Nirvana of settled science regarding man-made climate change, you might seek to persuade your unfortunate brothers on the outside to see the light, and to join you in voluntarily altering your collective behavior in the direction of a less carbonated world? And that you might just accept the unfortunate possibility that, should you be unable to persuade us, the imaginary effect you suppose us to be having on the climate may have to continue through to its ultimate imaginary apocalypse, given that the alternative solution -- brute force aimed at curtailing human life -- would be draconian, tyrannical, and inhuman?

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21 February 2014
 
 
The real reason for flooding in Somerset Levels: Not global warming - the pump was turned off!
by Corporal Jones' Ghost
 sub-topic» Climate

We all hoped that the 2007 flood would wake the EA up and get them to re-think their stance on the KSD pumps, they would not even agree to a meeting! We were pumping furiously on a limited facility in that year or that flood would have been horrific.

Today, looking at the flood charts and pictures it is obvious that the connection to the Huntspill is blocked, silted up.

So the water can’t be ‘smeared’ over all the levels as in the past, that is why ‘record’ levels are being recorded in certain areas whilst others are barely affected.

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19 February 2014
 
 
No, global warming did NOT cause the storms, says one of the Met Office's most senior experts
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

Meanwhile, the Met Office has continued to issue questionable long-term forecasts. In mid-November, two weeks before the first of the storms, it predicted persistent high pressure for the winter, which was ‘likely to lead to drier-than-normal conditions across the country’.

It added that its models showed the probability of the winter being in the driest of five official categories was 25 per cent. The chances of it being in the wettest category was 15 per cent.

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13 February 2014
 
 
95% of Climate Models Agree The Observations Must be Wrong
by Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.
 sub-topic» Climate

Whether humans are the cause of 100% of the observed warming or not, the conclusion is that global warming isn’t as bad as was predicted. That should have major policy implications…assuming policy is still informed by facts more than emotions and political aspirations.

And if humans are the cause of only, say, 50% of the warming (e.g. our published paper), then there is even less reason to force expensive and prosperity-destroying energy policies down our throats.

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02 February 2014
 
 
Thermosoft Offers Radiant Floor Heat as Solution to Global Cooling
by Thermosoft
 sub-topic» Climate

With the global warming bump-in-the-road behind us, now is the time to move forward to the real crisis plaguing humanity. Global cooling’s debilitating effects have been felt across America during this winter’s record low temperatures and high snowfalls. The absolute truth is that there’s nothing that can be done about the weather, but there is something that can be done to defeat global cooling and keep warm, comfortable, healthy and in good spirits.

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23 January 2014
 
 
Climate Change Scammers' Worst Week Ever
by Kurt Schlichter
 sub-topic» Climate

Oh, how “scientists” hate deniers for actually applying the scientific method to the scammers’ political propaganda. And, as fiascos like Operation Mocking Penguin pile up, and as the coming climate collapse never actually comes, they’ll get even more desperate. The Los Angeles Times and Reddit recently barred dissenters from their pages – there’s no better concession of defeat than silencing your opponent.

The science is settled that “climate change” was a lie from the beginning. And every day without the long-promised climate catastrophe is one day closer to the day leftists will have to find themselves a replacement scam.

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21 January 2014
 
 
What if man-made climate change is all in the mind?
by Sean Thomas
 sub-topic» Climate

All of which raises a fascinating possibility. Perhaps man-made climate change is all in the mind – because, in our instinctive terrors, we always think that something wicked this way comes, especially from the sky: as a punishment from God, for things we have done. This paranoia, should it exist, would be hardwired into the human psyche, so we would rarely notice it – as the mind deceives itself.

If this is true, it means that lefty and greeny believers in man-made climate change are merely the Mormons of Meteorology, the Wahhabi of Warmism: they are the psychic equivalent of apocalyptic religious maniacs, forever spying signs of the promised Endtimes, and yet forever being disappointed.

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14 January 2014
 
 
Why I Worry about Global Warming - Part 2
by Bill Merritt
 sub-topic» Climate

Here are some other things that socially aware, scientifically literate people have told us:

  • Tomatoes aren’t really tomatoes, they’re love apples and they will kill you.
  • Poinsettias will kill you, too, so keep poinsettias away from kids.
  • If you swim after a meal you’ll catch stomach cramps and drown.
  • If you hide under your fourth-grade desk, atom bombs can’t hurt you.

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13 January 2014
 
 
Why I Worry about Global Warming - Part 1
by Bill Merritt
 sub-topic» Climate

For decades people had swallowed what Margaret Mead ladled out because nobody had the chops to call bullshit. It would have been worth the career of any anthropologist to claim that somebody as powerful as Margaret Mead, with all her chairs and important committees, was spectacularly, laughably wrong, especially an anthropologist who hadn’t gone to Samoa and done the fieldwork himself. And who’d want to do that? She had already done that fieldwork. If you wanted to go study a tribe, you’d go somewhere that hadn’t already been studied. So Freeman did the obvious thing, he waited until Mead had shuffled off to that great steering-committee in the sky, before he published.

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06 January 2014
 
 
Warmism - A Very Modern Death Cult for Trendy Lefties
by Christina
 sub-topic» Climate

As much as anything, the left seek out policies and positions that make them feel better about themselves and superior to those they despise (i.e. anyone who disagrees with them). The Warmist religion allows them to do just this. It allows them to indulge their Marxist/socialist redistributive tendencies to the full. The pipeline of cash from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries, in the name of Warmism, is likely to only benefit arms dealers and German car makers but this fact barely raises a flicker of concern in the Warmist and why should it? How much better can you make yourself feel than when you’ve just convinced yourself you are saving the world? Questions, especially those that may spark doubt, are to be avoided at all costs.

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05 January 2014
 
 
The Akademik Shokolskiy Passenger's Lament
by The Darn-Poor Rhymer
 sub-topic» Climate

And so, we came to sea ice,
And to our penguin count.
They said, “Don’t be too precise;
The total must not mount.”
One penguin, two penguin, three penguin, none!
One penguin, two penguin, three penguin. Fun!

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27 December 2013
 
 
Of meteorology and morality
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

As every theologian knows, the simplest and usually the clearest of all tests for the presence of a moral sense is whether or not the truth is being told. The true-believers in the New Superstition are not telling the truth. On any objective test, they are lying, and are profiteering by lying, and are doing so at your expense and mine, and are bidding fair to bring down the Age of Enlightenment and Reason, flinging us back into the dumb, inspissate cheerlessness of a new Dark Age.

Nothing is done about the many lies, of course, because the many lies are the Party Line, and no one ever went to jail who safely parroted the Party Line.

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25 December 2013
 
 
'Twas the nightmare before Christmas
by Joe Bastardi
 sub-topic» Climate

How dare mother nature destroy AGW’s life’s work,
These deniers are as nasty as a Miley Cyrus Twerk.
But the data is there and everyone knows,
The temperatures leveled off while CO2 rose!

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10 December 2013
 
 
Climate Change Anyone?
by A local guide book
 sub-topic» Climate

On 4 February 1287, it was recorded that “the sea flooded so greatly…in the marsh of Romenal and all adjacent places, that all the [sea] walls were broken down and almost all the lands covered from the great [sea] wall of Appledore towards the south and the west as far as Winchelsea”. The mouth of the River Rother was blocked at Romney and its course diverted to reach the sea at Rye. The previously protected Camber was exposed to the sea and became Rye Bay. The little town of Broomhill, situated on the other side of the entrance to the Camber from Old Winchelsea was swept away. This storm also appears to have finished off what was left of Old Winchelsea, although its ruins were still visible at low tide for another five years. At this point, the town disappears from the pages of history.

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08 December 2013
 
 
UN climate change talks; it's really all about the money
by Marita Noon
 sub-topic» Climate

Douglas Carswell, Tory MP, sums up the so-called climate compensations: “We’re spending money that we don’t have to solve a problem that doesn’t exist at the behest of people we didn’t elect.”

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05 December 2013
 
 
My secret showdown with the Royal Society over global warming
by Nigel Lawson
 sub-topic» Climate

But what did emerge was that, if anyone needed educating, it was them. Despite the fact that they were headed by Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, the Director of the Grantham Institute, which has pronounced views on climate policy, and a member of the Climate Change Committee, which is concerned with the implementation of the Climate Change Act, they were very reluctant to engage on the crucial issue of climate change policy at all. What was clear, however, was that they had no understanding of, or interest in, the massive human and economic costs involved in the policies they so glibly endorse.

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21 November 2013
 
 
What makes the warmist-skeptic fight go on and on?
by Doug Proctor
 sub-topic» Climate

I’ve been thinking about what makes the warmist-skeptic fight go on and on. What I have noted is the constant difference in how each side places its emphasis, and that this shows up in its speech. Specifically, the skeptics use declarative, as in “this will”, “this shall” or “this does”, and, of course, its negative equals. The warmists use conditionals, i.e. words like “could” or “should” or “may” or “might” that indicate undefined probabilities and, in truth, possibilities, things that are determinable only after the fact.

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15 November 2013
 
 
50,000 attend rally with speech against climate agenda in Poland
by CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow)
 sub-topic» Climate

As more than 50,000 enthusiastic Poles gathered in downtown Warsaw on Monday to celebrate National Independence Day, with millions more watching on live television, CFACT president David Rothbard was invited to the stage to deliver an impassioned address celebrating freedom and warning against the dangerous and oppressive climate agenda of the UN.

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16 October 2013
 
 
Understanding the IPCC AR5 Climate Assessment
by Richard Lindzen
 sub-topic» Climate

By contrast, the reasonable and moral policy would be to foster economic growth, poverty reduction and well being in order that societies be better able to deal with climate change regardless of its origin. Mitigation policies appear to have the opposite effect without significantly reducing the hypothetical risk of any changes in climate. While reducing vulnerability to climate change is a worthy goal, blind support for mitigation measures – regardless of the invalidity of the claims – constitutes what might be called bankrupt morality.

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06 October 2013
 
 
Climate change: this is not science - it's mumbo jumbo
by Nigel Lawson
 sub-topic» Climate

The true scientific method is founded on empirical observation. When a theory – whether embedded in a computer program or not – produces predictions that are falsified by subsequent observation, then the theory, and the computer models which enshrine it, have to be rethought.

Not for the IPCC, however, which has sought to obscure this fundamental issue by claiming that, whereas in 2007 it was 90 per cent sure that most of the (very slight) global warming recorded since the Fifties was due to man-made carbon emissions, it is now 95 per cent sure.

This is not science: it is mumbo-jumbo. Neither the 90 per cent nor the 95 per cent have any objective scientific basis: they are simply numbers plucked from the air for the benefit of credulous politicians and journalists.

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02 October 2013
 
 
IPCC diagnosis - permanent paradigm paralysis
by Judith Curry
 sub-topic» Climate

The diagnosis of paradigm paralysis seems fatal in the case of the IPCC, given the widespread nature of the infection and intrinsic motivated reasoning. We need to put down the IPCC as soon as possible – not to protect the patient who seems to be thriving in its own little cocoon, but for the sake of the rest of us whom it is trying to infect with its disease. Fortunately much of the population seems to be immune, but some governments seem highly susceptible to the disease. However, the precautionary principle demands that we not take any risks here, and hence the IPCC should be put down.

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29 September 2013
 
 
The IPCC's 'inconvenient truth'
by Judith Curry
 sub-topic» Climate

Scientists do not need to be consensual to be authoritative. Authority rests in the credibility of the arguments, which must include explicit reflection on uncertainties, ambiguities and areas of ignorance and more openness for dissent. I have recommended that the scientific consensus seeking process be abandoned in favor of a more traditional review that presents arguments for and against, discusses the uncertainties, and speculates on the known and unknown unknowns.

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18 September 2013
 
 
Parliament goes hostile on climate change
by Alex Singleton
 sub-topic» Climate

Parliament’s cushy consensus over climate change is dead. In 2008, when the Climate Change Bill had its third reading in the Commons, only five MPs voted against. But with doomsday predictions failing to materialize, and the planet failing to warm, MPs are starting to get more skeptical.

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08 September 2013
 
 
Three More Pieces of Evidence that Global Warming is a Fraud
by Investors' Business Daily
 sub-topic» Climate

Conventional wisdom, which is hardly conventional and rarely wise, says things happen in threes. What to make, then, of the three hits the global warming alarmist industry has suffered recently?

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26 June 2013
 
 
When it comes to climate change, we have to trust our scientists, because they know lots of big scary words
by Sean Thomas
 sub-topic» Climate

First, I asked Stephen Belcher, the head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, whether the recent extended winter was related to global warming. Shaking his famous “ghost stick”, and fingering his trademark necklace of sharks’ teeth and mammoth bones, the loin-clothed Belcher blew smoke into a conch, and replied,

“Here come de heap big warmy. Bigtime warmy warmy. Is big big hot. Plenty big warm burny hot. Hot! Hot hot! But now not hot. Not hot now. De hot come go, come go. Now Is Coldy Coldy. Is ice. Hot den cold. Frreeeezy ice til hot again. Den de rain. It faaaalllll. Make pasty.”

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17 June 2013
 
 
Madness of the Met Office Summit meeting to find out why our weather is... normal
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

Pinch yourself. This deserves a headline: ‘Met Office shock announcement: Britain’s weather is normal.’

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07 June 2013
 
 
'Trougher' Yeo recants on global warming
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

Here's what he said in 2009:

"The dying gasps of the deniers will be put to bed. In five years time, no one will argue about a man-made contribution to climate change.”

And here, less than five years on, is what he is saying now:

“Although I think the evidence that the climate is changing is now overwhelming, the causes are not absolutely clear. There could be natural causes, natural phases that are taking place.”

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24 May 2013
 
 
Signs that warming scare is all hot air
by Andrew Bolt
 sub-topic» Climate

Just why did we spend the past year paying the world's biggest carbon tax, which drove our power bills through the roof?

Why were our children forced to sit through multiple screenings of Al Gore's dodgy scare-flick An Inconvenient Truth?

Why did we scar the most beautiful parts of our coast with ludicrously expensive windfarms?

And why did so many people swallow such bull, from the British Climatic Research Unit's prediction that "children just aren't going to know what snow is" to ABC science presenter Robyn Williams' claim that 100m rises in sea levels this century were "possible, yes".

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07 May 2013
 
 
Beer Crisis Could Trigger Ice Age
by Caleb Shaw
 sub-topic» Climate

Do you see how ominous this trend is!!!? If people drink less beer, the beer’s froth will produce less CO2, and less CO2 will make the weather colder, which will cause people to drink even less beer. It is a vicious cycle which, like a mere pebble starting the mighty avalanche, could freeze our socks off, with the onset of glaciers and an ice age which will plow Boston and Taxachusetts right off the face of the map.

The only way for you to prevent this horrible destiny is for you to drink more beer. Please do it. I know you hate beer, especially when the weather is cold, but I’m asking on bended knee. Your grandchildren are depending on you.

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05 May 2013
 
 
Church of Global Warming feels the heat
by Rick Manning
 sub-topic» Climate

Environmentalists had a plan on how to bring down western industrialized civilization under the weight of dire prognostications of environmental doom, and the darn planet just refused to comply. You’d think Mother Earth would be more grateful.

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28 April 2013
 
 
Time to shoot the husky, Dave
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

But I must say, personally I take a more sanguine view. It may not have escaped your notice that large numbers of Warmist rats have been leaping off the sinking ship of late in response to the growing evidence that AGW theory is bust. Our media – even our previously credulous mainstream media, even the Ecommunist, for heaven's sake – is starting to grow more and more sceptical of the expensive energy policies which have been created to deal with what looks increasingly like a non-existent problem.

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22 April 2013
 
 
Is the Great Climate Alarm Winding Down?
by Douglas Gregory
 sub-topic» Climate

Environmentalism affects every facet of life, not just economy and political freedom, though it certainly touches those. Dr. E. Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance likes to quip, “’Environment’ means my surroundings, and I can’t think of anything that isn’t my surroundings. So environmentalism is properly the ideology of controlling everything, which is called totalitarianism.”

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11 April 2013
 
 
Climatologists are not Einsteins, says his successor
by Paul Mulshine
 sub-topic» Climate

The problem, said Dyson, is that the consensus is based on those computer models. Computers are great for analyzing what happened in the past, he said, but not so good at figuring out what will happen in the future. But a lot of scientists have built their careers on them. Hence the hatred for dissenters.

"It was similar in the Soviet Union," he said. "Who could doubt Marxist economics was the future? Everything else was in the dustbin."

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04 April 2013
 
 
We're Not Screwed?
11,000-year study's 20th-century claim is groundless
by Ross McKitrick
 sub-topic» Climate

What made their original conclusion about the exceptional nature of 20th-century warming plausible was precisely the fact that it appeared to be picked up both by modern thermometers and by their proxy data. But that was an illusion. It was introduced into their proxy reconstruction as an artifact of arbitrarily redating the end points of a few proxy records.

In recent years there have been a number of cases in which high-profile papers from climate scientists turned out, on close inspection, to rely on unseemly tricks, fudges and/or misleading analyses. After they get uncovered in the blogosphere, the academic community rushes to circle the wagons and denounce any criticism as “denialism.” There’s denialism going on all right — on the part of scientists who don’t see that their continuing defence of these kinds of practices exacts a toll on the public credibility of their field.

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29 March 2013
 
 
Even scientists are cooling on climate change
by Ann Widdecombe
 sub-topic» Climate

In short there was an orthodoxy which was enforced with all the rigour of communism or fascism or, for that matter, the Spanish Inquisition. Dissenters must not be heard and global warming became a religion.

Well the dissenters have now been proved right.

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22 March 2013
 
 
The Great Green Con no. 1 - Comment
by David Bellamy
 sub-topic» Climate

Since its creation in 1988, the IPCC has been sounding the alarm about man-made global warming. Yet here, in a draft of its latest report, is a diagram overlaying the observed temperature of the earth on its predictions.

The graph shows a world stubbornly refusing to warm. Indeed, it shows the world is soon set to be cooler.

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21 March 2013
 
 
The Great Green Con no. 1
The hard proof that finally shows global warming forecasts that are costing you billions were WRONG all along
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

No, the world ISN'T getting warmer (as you may have noticed). Now we reveal the official data that's making scientists suddenly change their minds about climate doom. So will eco-funded MPs stop waging a green crusade with your money? Well... what do YOU think?

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08 March 2013
 
 
Pollution Prospect - A Chilling One
by The Owosso Argus-Press, January 26th, 1970
 sub-topic» Climate

The result has been a measurable lowering of average temperatures, not merely in industrial areas, but worldwide. So far it is only in fractions of a degree. But even minor temperature changes, if prolonged and widespread, can have startling effects on climate and, consequently, on plant and animal development and survival. It would not take many degrees to trigger renewed expansion of the polar ice masses.

The prospect is literally chilling. The ultimate in climate control – 20 degrees cooler not only inside, but outdoors as well.

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01 February 2013
 
 
A Lukewarmer's Ten Tests
What it would take to persuade me that current climate policy makes sense
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

10. Finally, you might make the argument that even a very small probability of a very large and dangerous change in the climate justifies drastic action. But I would reply that a very small probability of a very large and dangerous effect from the adoption of large-scale renewable energy, reduced economic growth through carbon taxes or geo-engineering also justifies extreme caution. Pascal’s wager cuts both ways.

At the moment, it seems highly likely that the cure is worse than disease. We are taking chemotherapy for a cold.

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31 January 2013
 
 
The Psychology of Belief
by Robert Romano
 sub-topic» Climate

As I was reflecting on the conversation that occurred with someone who is very conservative politically, I was hit between the eyes with a fundamental challenge facing those who fight for limited government.

Even the most skeptical of big government, believe what the government puts out as data.

If the government says it is going to snow, it is going to snow, no matter what our objective observation might tell us otherwise.

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29 January 2013
 
 
Of climate science and stomach bugs
by Tom Quirk
 sub-topic» Climate

Let us bear the ulcer example in mind as we examine climate-change theory and its loudest and most ardent advocates.

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22 January 2013
 
 
So Fake It's Real: Global Warming is Reality TV for the Media Elite
by John Ransom
 sub-topic» Climate

We are at the point that we could have a record cold snap around the world for several years in a row and global warming acolytes would work furiously on models to blame it on…global warming.

That ain’t science folks. That’s reality TV.

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18 January 2013
 
 
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, Met Office report reveals
Mail on Sunday got it right about warming... so who are the 'deniers' now?
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

We all get things wrong, and by definition futurology is a risky business. But behind all this lies something much more pernicious than a revised decadal forecast. The problem is not the difficulty of predicting something as chaotic as the Earth’s climate, but the almost Stalinist way the Green Establishment tries to stifle dissent.

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02 January 2013
 
 
Europe, wind, warming... we're slowly waking up to reality
by Christopher Booker
 sub-topic» Climate

As the scientific case for man-made climate change fell apart, in a welter of scandals which showed how ruthlessly the evidence had been fudged and manipulated, the real global warming disaster, as I argued, was the political legacy it was leaving us with. No one had promoted this more zealously than the EU and the British government, whose Climate Change Act, approved almost unanimously by MPs, is by far the most costly law ever put through Parliament.

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01 January 2013
 
 
EPA's CO2 Regulations are NOT Based On Sound Science
by Joe D'Aleo
 sub-topic» Climate

If allowed to stand, the very existence of EPA’s Endangerment Finding requires regulation that significantly increases U.S. fossil fuel and electricity prices–negatively impacting job creation as well as energy, economic and national security.

To many scientists this situation seems incredible given the ample evidence that EPA’s finding is grossly flawed. In its finding, EPA claimed with 90-99% certainty that observed warming in the latter half of the twentieth century resulted from human activity. EPA bases its finding upon Three Lines of Evidence (LoE.)

Using the most credible empirical data available, it is relatively straightforward to soundly reject each of EPA’s Three LoE.

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08 December 2012
 
 
OOPS!
18 annual climate gabfests: 16 years without warming
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

The equations of classical physics do not require the arrow of time to flow only forward. However, observation indicates this is what always happens. So tomorrow’s predicted warming that has not happened today cannot have caused yesterday’s superstorms, now, can it?

That means They can’t even get away with claiming that tropical storm Sandy and other recent extreme-weather happenings were All Our Fault. After more than a decade and a half without any global warming at all, one does not need to be a climate scientist to know that global warming cannot have been to blame.

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02 November 2012
 
 
The Fraudulent Nobel Laureate
by Mark Steyn
 sub-topic» Climate

When a man sues for damage to his reputation and grossly inflates that reputation in the very court filings, that says something about his credibility. Unlike the obtuse groupie Revkin, Professor Roger Pielke Jr of the University of Colorado, in a post on "embellishing science", grasps the significance of Dr Mann's fraudulent Nobel claim:

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24 October 2012
 
 
Global warming - the king is not wearing any clothes
by Nick Clarke
 sub-topic» Climate

After a number of years of irrational and apocalyptic pronouncements that the end of the world is nigh it seems that we are now waking up to the fact that global warming may not exist and if it does is not caused by human activity.

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21 October 2012
 
 
Environmentalist Air Pollution
by Ira Glickstein
 sub-topic» Climate

Environmentalists have promoted the theory that human civilization is the main cause of global warming. They argue that Governments worldwide must take immediate drastic action to prevent a catastrophe. The chain of proof in their human-caused climate catastrophe theory is broken in at least six places:

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07 October 2012
 
 
NASA's Rubber-Ruler Scandal
by Randall Hoven
 sub-topic» Climate

This is the data that the American public pays for. It is one of only two or three such records of global temperatures going back more than a century. It is what all claims of global warming are based on. And about one third of that data changes every month! Without warning, notice or explanation.

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