August 2010

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IAC & Media Admit The Well Is Poisoned – But Insist The Water Is Clean

They all admit the IPCC is flawed and in need of an overhaul, yet they still insist the science is correct. Go figure. That’s pure rubbish, of course. Bad process = bad product. It sounds just like the National Academy of Sciences reaching the conclusion that Michael Mann’s hockey stick science had no value, but his […]

CERN Research Budget Gets Cut

European particle physics research center CERN located near Geneva, Switzerland has gotten its budget cut by 6% over the next five years. Europe no longer has the money to fund it. It was just a question of time. With so much money being pissed away on bogus climate research and save-the-world projects, eventually you run […]

Phytoplankton Are Not Starving (Correction)

Ed Caryl likes to research, and a short time ago wrote an essay about phytoplankton, see here. Some readers pointed out a flaw, and so Ed has insisted on posting a correction – as is appropriate in science. Happens to the best of us. (We’re not Penn State or CRU here). =========================================================================== The Phytoplankton are not Starving […]

Summer is already over for western Europe.

Summer 2010 – Boy That Was Short! Snow Forecast For Alps Under 2000 Meters

Snow already! A cold blast of polar air has moved over central Europe, pushíng temperatures far below normal. Snow is forecast in the Alps at elevations as low as 1400 meters. The following chart shows the forecast for the next 2 weeks. It shows that summer is finished for much of Europe. In fact, as […]

Europe’s Greatest Fear

For Europe, the huge welcoming applause Palin got after being introduced just before her speech was loud thunder accompanied by tectonic tremors. The signs for catastrophic (political) climate change are clearer than ever.

Rules For Enviro-Radicals: Pick The Landscape, Mechanize It, Desecrate It

H/T EIKE The folly of windfarms and solar panels knows no boundaries. For example nowhere today in the north German area where I live is it possible to drive or take my bike 10 minutes anywhere without seeing a cluster of white behemoths chopping through the landscape (and birds). Photo source: www.greenpeace.org. Here Greenpeace is […]

West Greenland 1992 - 1999

Glaciers – The Dark Side. It’s Not the CO2 Carbon

Ed Caryl has become a regular contributor here, and today he presents insights on the causes of glacial melt. Here he discusses how absorption of solar energy by soot and Black Carbon contribute significantly to glacial melting and that CO2 is a minor factor.   Glaciers – The Dark Side. It’s Not the CO2 Carbon […]

International Climate Science Coalition Gets Lost In Translation

The German Freie Welt has a short piece by Fabian Heintel called Lost in Translation. It takes a look at how the sceptical International Climate Science Coalition gets treated by Wikipedia. The English Wikipedia describes the organisation as:  …an international association of scientists, economists and energy and policy experts That sounds respectable and authoritative enough, but too much […]

Video: Putin Asks Each Scientist Point Blank: Is Climate Change Caused By Man? Answer: We Don’t Know!

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived Monday on Samoilovsky Island in the western Siberian Arctic to visit a joint Russian-German scientific expedition, Lena-2010. Lena 2010 is conducting studies on the Russian Arctic permafrost, which is 1.5 km thick at the Samoilovsky Island location and estimated to be 40,000 years old. The German page of Ria Novosti […]

Major Media Too Lazy To Check Sources: Outdated Observations Passed On As “News”

It appears that major media outlets took reports based on old observations and passed it on to the public as breaking news last week. H/T: Reader Dirk H. Last week a number of major media outlets reported on how a large plume of oil had been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, insisting that the […]

August 22, 2010

Arctic Sea Ice Highly Likely To Fall Below Last Year’s Extent

The blogosphere is now filled wth Arctic sea ice projections and opinions, and why not? It’s a game that adds fun to the science. For example Steve Goddard at WUWT projects 2010 will finish above 5.5 million sq km. My forecast remains unchanged. 5.5 million, finishing above 2009 and below 2006. Same as it has been […]

China’s Projected CO2 Emissions

In my last post I wrote about China’s aggressive, yet legitimate, expansion of its energy supply. I wonder what the western climate hand-wringers think about the following graphic? Will they ask China about this in Cancun? My bet is that they’re going to ignore it and focus instead on USA’s and Europe’s emissions. What I find […]

While China Opens The Throttle, Environmentally-Hypnotized USA Chokes Itself

Greenie organisations and experts are hoping China will take steps to curb its voracious appetite for energy and wondering whether it will meet its emissions reduction targets. The answer to that question is NO. China isn’t going to meet any CO2 targets. China is booming and on track to easily surpass the USA in economic […]

Phytoplankton clouds shown in light green. Source: NASA

The Phytoplankton Are Starving

The reduction in phytoplankton is not due to oceanic warming, but instead to overfishing. Guest writer Ed Caryl digs into the subject of phytoplankton. The Phytoplankton Are Starving By Ed Caryl A recent press release from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, announced an article published in Nature (behind a pay-wall) that we’ve been losing 1% of our […]

Joe Bastardi On Hurricanes: It’s Astounding How Quiet It’s Been – So Far

At his latest video , Joe Bastardi gives his latest hurricane forecast. Joe compares 2010 with 1950, a year the hurricane season started off late, but then did so with a vengeance. It produced 8 major hurricanes in 6 weeks. He sees 2010 having very similar conditions, and so he predicts the same pattern as […]