April 2011

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Acute Science Madness Flares Up Again In Germany – The Witch Hunts Are Returning

Since the “dramatic monster killer” tornadoes left a trail “of death and destruction” in the USA, the German media have once again began to blame abnormal human behaviour and SUV-witchcraft for the “man-made” disasters. One example is here at the German leftist Rote Fahne News site. News is what they call it – others might term […]

PNAS Paper Confirms Climate Policy Is A Failure – “Growth In Global CO2 Emission Has Remained Strong”

Steffen Hentrich here of the Liberal Institute, a think tank of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom brings our attention here to a PNAS paper written by Glen P. Peters, Jan C. Minx, Christopher L. Weber and Ottmar Edenhofer titled: Growth in emission transfers via international trade from 1990 to 2008. Though not saying it directly, the paper calls current climate policy a failure. It’s […]

Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, Denies Plans To Impose Water Restrictions In Europe

I got the following as a reader comment. It’s a statement that appears to be direct from Janez Potočnik’s office. He is a European Commissioner for Environment and he refutes the story that they plan to mandate water saving measures in Europe.  That’s a relief – saved from another stupid idea, at least for now (Don’t […]

EU Environmental Kommissar Drafting Water Consumption Reduction Directive – Tens Of Billions More Costs For Citizens

Parts of southern Europe are experiencing drought conditions. So what does the European Union want to do about it? They want the wet European countries to use less water too. Okay, it’s not a solution, but I guess it’s a way of showing solidarity with dry countries, or something. Call it Europe’s next folly. The […]

Carbon Capture Sequestration Could Contaminate Berlin’s Water Supply

The warmist German klimaretter.info site has a piece about sequestraton of carbon dioxide, which reports that Swedish power company Vattenfalls plans have a CCS plant near Berlin ready by 2015. The plant would remove CO2 from Vattenfall’s brown coal power plant and pump it into the earth for high-pressure underground storage. But an expert geological assessment shows that […]

Green To The Extreme – Earth Day Co-Founder Composted His Girlfriend, Also Claimed Creating The Internet

Updated 4/25/2011, 16:53 CETMSNBC, surprisingly, reports here on the very dark side of Earth Day co-founder Ira Einhorn. Let us recall that the first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 (April 22 happens to be the birthday of Vladimir Lenin). MSNBC starts with (emphasis added): Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first […]

Anthropogenic Global Warming Is Real – But It’s Not All From CO2

Anthropogenic Global Warming Is Real – But It’s Not All From CO2

By Ed Caryl There have been multiple studies of solar influence on global and regional temperature changes. Just of few of them are here, here, here, and here. This author made a contribution to the question here. Many of these studies show a some correlation of the sun’s output versus temperature, but most researchers think […]

Soot Emerging As Main Driver Of Arctic Warming

By Ed Caryl Pierre and I have both written about the effects of soot on Arctic and sub-Arctic ice and glaciers, read here Glaciers - The Dark Side and Half Of Arctic Warming Caused By Soot. Scientists are recognising that CO2 is becoming less of a factor and that black carbon soot instead is being recognised increasingly […]

The Debate On Mercury Emission Standards

No, I’m not becoming a warmist or a tree-hugger. But I am pleased to give environmentally concerned citizens the microphone here. The following is from Scott Portman of Atlanta, who politely asked to have his essay published here. It’s about the EPA and regulating mercury. I’m in favour of reducing mercury emissions, as long as […]

Thanks to brave men (and nature), there is little trace of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy today. Thanks to the workers and risked life and limb in doing their jobs honourably. They will not be forgtten.

Where’s The Oil! Deepwater Horizon One Year Later

It was supposed to be USA’s Fukushima – an environmental disaster of Biblical dimensions – one that would serve as a watershed in USA’s energy policy development. The nation would now finally start to wean itself off oil and switch to renewables in earnest. When the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, killing 11 workers, and began releasing […]

Top 5 Environmental Disasters That Never Happened

Steffen Hentrich at the  “Thinking For Freedom”, blog of the (Classic) Liberal Institute Friedrich Naumann Foundation For Freedom brings our attention to this Youtube Video by Ronald Bailey (Reason Magazine) und Julian Morris (International Policy Network) which features the Top 5 Environmental Disasters That Never Happened. Enviro-leftists have a talent for concocting scare stories about mass […]

Global Warming On Pluto Caused By The Sun (Even 3 Billion Miles Away!)

The online Financial Times Deutschland reports that a British team of astronomers, led by Jane Greaves of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, have found strong evidence of global warming of Pluto’s atmosphere using the 15-meter James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii. They also detected carbon monoxide in its atmosphere. The researchers also say that new […]

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Alfred Wegener Institute Observed “Dramatic Changes” Based On Only 10 Years Of Data

Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute has issued a press release about a comprehensive study on the erosion of Arctic coastlines it has recently released. Many media outlets in Germany were busy peddling the “dramatic results” over the last day or so. So what data do we have to back up all the drama? Only about 10 years […]

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Is Permafrost Methane A Climate Time Bomb? “Only in Scenarios – Not In Reality” Says German Permafrost Scientist

It amazes me how the media take a non-story and inflate it into a “climate time-bomb”. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung has an interview today with Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten, a director at the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), who has been studying the permafrost in Siberia for 20 years now. Not surprisingly he sees signs of some […]

“Climate Saving” CFLs Now Found To Emit Deadly Cancer-Causing Vapours

I don’t have a single one of these damn things in our house, and I’m glad. Now the German online DIE WELT has a report here called: Energy Saving Lights Emit Toxic Substances. Hat-tip DirkH It was already widely known that CFLs released deadly mercury, but only if they broke, see here for example, or here onwhat to […]