The Realists Take on Climate Change
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Thursday, September 18th 2008, 2:58 AM EDT
From canada.com (theprovince/news/editorial)
Under-achieving B-team players fumbling on climate change too
by John Martin, The Province
As evidence to the contrary started rolling in and one prominent scientist after another abandoned ship, the global warming brigade lost much of its sizzle in the past year.
With temperatures going down rather than up, the devoted even had to retire the term "global warming" altogether.
Thursday, September 18th 2008, 2:53 AM EDT
Scientist: Warming is natural
by Leah Friedman, Staff Writer
RALEIGH - Scientist Roy Spencer thinks global warming is a natural occurrence and not man-made. Over the past year, Spencer and his theory have gained more attention on the Rush Limbaugh radio show, where Spencer is the "official climatologist."
Thursday, September 18th 2008, 2:48 AM EDT
Astronomical Influences Affect Climate More Than CO2, Say Experts
By Kevin Mooney, Staff Writer
(CNSNews.com) – Warming and cooling cycles are more directly tied in with astronomical influences than they are with human-caused carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, some scientists now say.
Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 4:50 PM EDT
Arctic Sea Ice Melt Season Officially Over; ice up over 9% from last year
We have news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). They say: The melt is over. And we’ve added 9.4% ice coverage from this time last year. Though it appears NSIDC is attempting to downplay this in their web page announcement today, one can safely say that despite irrational predictions seen earlier this year, we didn’t reach an “ice free north pole” nor a new record low for sea ice extent.
Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 1:57 PM EDT
From The Saginaw News - MLive.com - Saginaw,MI,USA
Letters: Look at global warming facts
Editor, The News:
A recent letter suggests that our children's and grandchildren's lives are at stake if we continue to use fossil fuels for our energy. We need to look at the facts.
Scientific studies show fossil fuels contribute only a minute amount of the total greenhouse gas. Most carbon dioxide greenhouse gas change is a result of ever-changing sunspot activity. Al Gore correctly says there is a correlation between carbon dioxide greenhouse gas and temperature, but fails to mention that higher temperatures produce more greenhouse gas, not vice versa.
Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 1:54 PM EDT
From The Guardian
Energy security 'more important than climate change'
Alok Jha, green technology correspondent
Report warning that UK must extend the lifespan of coal and nuclear facilities to cover the predicted shortfall in electricity supply is dismissed as 'naive' and 'overstated'
Securing the country's supply of electricity is more important than tackling climate change, a new report from energy analysts has claimed. It warned that the UK's economy could be wrecked if there was no action to plug the energy shortfall predicted for the next decade, with businesses going bust and hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs.
Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 2:45 AM EDT
This looks like a meeting for Pro-AGW but you never know.......
From Metro - London,UK
The best place... to talk about the weather
by ZOFIA NIEMTUS
Remember when talking about the weather was code for being bored out of your skull? Well, that's a thing of the past now thanks to climate change. But there are so many attention-grabbing headlines and general gossip about the subject that we get mixed messages about what's going on.
Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 6:45 PM EDT
By Alan Caruba
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” was best known for the two words on its cover, “Don’t Panic!” Of course, when you have Vogons wandering around destroying entire planets to make way for galactic highways it’s hard to remain calm.
Anyone familiar with the “Hitchhiker” as a book or a movie would be well advised to consider its advice as the nation’s financial system deals, once again, with another greed-driven calamity.
Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 2:32 PM EDT
Norway's Space Adventures
by Brekke, Pal
Space exploration is more than daring astronauts and thrilling astronomy. It has practical applications that are becoming increasingly apparent. Norway is a small but important space nation that envisions playing a larger role in this exploration than do most countries. NORWAY HAS A LONG TRADITION AS A SPACE NATION, IN no small measure due to its northern position on the globe. Kristian Birkeland's famous Terrella experiment in 1896 in which he created synthetic northern lights can be seen as the start of modern space activities. He understood that it was the sun that caused the aurora borealis (as well as its southern-hemisphere counterpart, the aurora australis) and that particles from the sun interact with earth's magnetic field and atmosphere.
Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 2:18 PM EDT
From Paradise Post - Paradise,CA,USA
The global warming debate isn't over
by Dick Little
I have written a lot about global warming in this column challenging the argument that you and I are responsible. I do it to provide balance to the media coverage. They have failed to print both sides of this story. When questioned, many reporters say "the debate is over!" That's not their job! Back in the days when real journalism was practiced, we got both sides. The debate is never over as long as there is a strong argument from both sides of any question.