The Realists Take on Climate Change
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Friday, October 10th 2008, 5:51 AM EDT
From Think Progress - Washington,DC,USA
Video: Inhofe Defends ‘Global Warming Is The Greatest Hoax’ Comment: ‘I Think I Was Right’
In 2003, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) declared that global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” During a debate this past Tuesday night, when asked whether he stands by that claim, Inhofe offered a defiant defense of his position:
Friday, October 10th 2008, 5:34 AM EDT
From Ventura County Star - Camarillo,CA,USA
Global cooling in effect
by Diego Cruz
Global warming is real. We have been living with it since the last ice age 12,000 years ago. However, global warming is not man-made. Any recent increases in global temperatures could have easily been explained by solar activity.
Friday, October 10th 2008, 4:49 AM EDT
Global Warming ‘is now over’ – ‘We have entered into a new global cooling period’
by Geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor at Western Washington University, who has authored eight books and 150 journal publications.
The IPCC prediction of global temperatures 1° F warmer by 2011 and 2° F by 2038 stand little chance of being correct. In a Geological Society of America abstract, Dr. Don Easterbrook, Professor of Geology at Western Washington University, presents data showing that the global warming cycle from 1977 to 1998 is now over and we have entered into a new global cooling period that should last for the next three decades.
Friday, October 10th 2008, 4:40 AM EDT
From The Daily Telegraph
Ed Miliband, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has his work cut out
by Charles Clover
Whether you are a climate-change denier, a sceptic or a believer in the scientific consensus on global warming, you have to admit that there is something preposterous about making someone Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Thursday, October 9th 2008, 5:55 AM EDT
From Hi-Desert Star - Yucca Valley,CA,USA
Global warming is disgraceful hoax
New Orleans: the one rainiest area in America. Through the ages of our kept records she has been such but suddenly global warming has put her in dire straits.
Thursday, October 9th 2008, 5:49 AM EDT
From Visalia Times-Delta - Visalia,CA,USA
Cycle just might be cooling trend
by DAVE MILLHOUSE
Dorothy Osak [Letter, "Greenhouse gases, warming are real" Sept. 19], you make the assumption that scientists whom you agree with have no political motivation.
Thursday, October 9th 2008, 5:42 AM EDT
Roy Spencer, climate skeptic, speaks
A science blog with Eric Berger
, one of a relatively small number legitimate climate skeptics, visited Houston today to give a talk sponsored by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation
. Spencer, a team leader on NASA's Aqua satellite
, believes natural cycles account for most of last century's warming, with carbon dioxide increases contributing only a modest amount.
Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 10:45 AM EDT
Letter: Reading Up on the Environment" book list compiled by John Leger, WSJ
Letter to the Editor:
The WSJ Report of October 6, 2008 contains a "Reading Up on the Environment" book list compiled by John Leger purporting to be "the best" ones. Your readers can only wonder what guidelines were imposed to arrive at an activist's dream list of environmentalism writings.
Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 6:21 AM EDT
This newsletter from Nature magazine suggests that the sun does have a noticeable effect on temperature and indirect on hurricane activity. AND.... the good news, it is published in a real PEER reviewed Journal
Sunspot-hurricane link proposed
by Jeff Tollefson
Controversial research hints that solar cycle affects cyclone intensity.
A new study suggests that more sunspots mean less intense hurricanes on Earth. But many hurricane experts are cool on the idea. James Elsner, a climatologist at Florida State University in Tallahassee, has analyzed hurricane data going back more than a century. He says he has identified a 10- to 12-year cycle in hurricane records that corresponds to the solar cycle, in which the Sun's magnetic activity rises and falls.
Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 6:06 AM EDT
From Ernst Beck
Please take a look on a new study on preindustrial CO2 from stomata proxis. Hot stuff! It confirms my findings on pre-Keeling CO2: variation!
A role for atmospheric CO2 in preindustrial climate forcing
Thomas B. van Hoof*†‡, Friederike Wagner-Cremer†,
Wolfram M. KuÂ rschner†, and Henk Visscher†
here the abstract: