Oktober 2011

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Historic October Snowfall Ignores Global Warming

Historic October Snowstorm Still Crushing New England A historic October snowstorm is still crushing New England with heavy snow and howling winds before cruising away into Atlantic Canada. Snow amounts have already topped two feet across portions of New England, while record-shattering snow hammered the major Northeast cities from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to New […]

Schellnhuber Says “House Of Mankind Is Rotten”

The know-it-all German Greens want to create a new world. But the question is how ugly would their world be? I live in Germany, and I can tell you the windmills everywhere are a total eyesore and are doing nothing to cut back emissions. Here’s a good report on the German movement. H/t: DAmbler. Green […]

Der Spiegel 1948: “America Will Become Less” – Sea Level Rise Of 6 Millimeters Per Year!

Awhile back Stefan Rahmstorf took a few readings off the coast of North Carolina and concluded sea levels were rising faster than at any time since Jesus had walked on water. Well, Der Spiegel noticed it 63 years ago in 1948 and wrote a piece called “America will become less”. Obviously Rahmstorf had only recycled an old story […]

The Math That Gives You The Result You Want – Every Time!

UPDATE 1: Roger Pielke Jr: Here is another good example why I have come to view parts of the climate science research enterprise with a considerable degree of distrust.” =============================================== With the IPCC 5th report due to come out in the near future, the order books at hockey stick factories are full. The Potsdam Institute […]

Rare Moments Of Sobriety – EU Energy Commissar Says High Energy Prices Threaten Social Peace

Perhaps the images of angry mobs in Greece and forecasts of a bitter cold winter for Europe are having a sobering effect on our CO2-drugged up politicians here in Europe. And as other countries line up behind Greece on the path to discontent, perhaps its a good idea, after all, to stop raking honest citizens with […]

German Meteorologists: “Horror Winter” To Hit Central Europe

Not even CO2 can stop it! The German online Bild newspaper here projects another bitter cold winter ahead for Central Europe. Early November will be on the mild side, and the real cold will not arrive until the end of November – but then look out! The Bild article starts with: Shiver-Alarm: In four weeks the […]

Countries Leaving Kyoto Process – Kyoto Countries May Soon Be Down To Only 16% Of Global CO2 Emissions!

The German online CO2 Handel here writes that things are looking bleaker than ever for a Kyoto successor climate treaty. Once again German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has dumped more cold water on expectations for a climate treaty in Durban later this year. CO2 Handel writes: ‘A breakthrough for a global climate protection treaty as a […]

Christopher Columbus Caused Massive Climate Change, And Not The Sun, Says Stanford Professor

The online German-language Die Presse reports here on new climate research out of Stanford. Did this get picked up in the US press? Too nutty probably.According to the new research, Christopher Columbus was likely the cause of the Little Ice Age. How, you may ask? Columbus, a really dirty European, and his fellow colonizers sailed […]

North Pole stop in the 1950s.

The Paul Ehrlich Of Climatology Reveals His Latest Halloween Horror Visions

Halloween is already in full swing at the Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Reseaarch in Germany. Witches, goblins, flesh-eating zombies and scary monsters are stirring about and spreading disturbing horror visions. Right now Stefan Rahmstorf is frozen by such a vision like a deer in the headlights. Rahmstorf, who has the unscientific habit of taking cyclic graphs and drawing […]

Professor Judith Curry: IPCC “WG2 And WG3 Reports Pretty Much Belong In The Dustbin”

Professor Judith Curry: IPCC “WG2 And WG3 Reports Pretty Much Belong In The Dustbin”

And she used to be a big proponent of the IPCC! My how things are changing. I’m glad to see that Donna Laframboise’s new book is taking off well. I’ve ordered a copy myself and look forward to reading it. Sounds like it’s a real IPCC slammer. First off, hats off to Donna for taking […]

Letter To Senator Patrick Leahy

This morning I found an e-mail from Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy in my mailbox. It was just a mass mailing asking readers to mobilize against the construction of a pipeline and warning of climate change. I’m a native of Vermont. I remember visiting Washington back in 1982 and actually dropping by his Washington office out of the […]

Germany’s Federal Environment Minister Dumps Cold Water On Global Climate Treaty Expectations

Germany may be finally realising that there are much more pressing problems than the phony global warming scare, like the imminent financial collapse of western governments, to name one.Indeed the Earth has not warmed in 13 years, tropical storm activity is near record lows. Atlantic hurricanes hitting the US coast? Aint seen a real one in 4 […]

Cooling Planet – Europe Was 10°C Warmer 14 Million Years Ago

German scientists have made a spectacular find. Near the Bavarian city of Augsburg they found a 14-million year old fossil of a python. What’s interesting is that pythons like very warm, tropical weather, and not the cool, crappy stuff Germany has to offer. That means Germany (Central Europe) had to have been a balmy place 15 million years ago. In […]

New Tree Ring Study Shows Little Ice Age And Medieval Warm Period Were Global

A new paper here on the Jorge Montt Glacier at the Chilean Patagonia is out in Climate of the Past journal. What’s interesting is that this glacier is located in Chile – in South America, far away from the North Atlantic region. A team of scientists studied tree rings from old trees recently exposed by the retreating […]

Mild Winters & Low Heating Bills Are A Thing Of The Past – “Rare And Exciting” In The Future

Mild Winters & Low Heating Bills Are A Thing Of The Past – “Rare And Exciting” In The Future

At least in Germany,  that is if the current string of harsh winters doesn’t stop. And according to Dr Karsten Brandt’s latest winter forecast for 2011/12 at donnerwetter.de, this coming winter is projected to be yet another harsh one. No let-up in sight. That would make it Germany’s 4th consecutive harsh winter in a row. Brandt […]