The Realists Take on Climate Change
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Monday, September 8th 2008, 9:00 AM EDT
From NEWS.com.au - Australia
PM's climate change proven to be hot air
by Piers Ackerman
No single issue better illustrates the Rudd Government's gross incompetence than its blindly ideological approach to the question of climate change.
Fortunately, and perhaps accidentally, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's own hand-picked climate change guru, Professor Ross Garnaut, has now driven a truck through its principal argument.
Sunday, September 7th 2008, 7:01 AM EDT
From The Observer/Guardian
UN says eat less meat to curb global warming
by Juliette Jowit, environment editor
People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The ObserverFact or Fiction?
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.
Sunday, September 7th 2008, 6:52 AM EDT
From Rocky Mountain News - Denver,CO,USA
'Crisis' of global warming is fiction
by Kenneth Ewing
If you have been persuaded that man has had a bad effect on the world’s environment, let’s look at some relative information:
Thirty or forty years ago, I recall the most horrendous calamity on the horizon was Global Cooling, and the eventual change of the earth’s magnetic poles, due to massive increases in, and new locations of---ice. It was even carried to the extreme to forecast that Colorado would see very little change in climate after the pole shift.
Sunday, September 7th 2008, 6:01 AM EDT
From ARRL - Hartford,CT,USA
The K7RA Solar Update
Amateur solar observer Tad Cook, K7RA, of Seattle, Washington, provides this weekly report on solar conditions and propagation
We're still looking at a quiet sun, but currently a solar wind is disturbing the Earth's magnetic field. Six meter operators -- after enjoying a fine season of sporadic E propagation this summer -- may see some added excitement from auroral propagation. Check here
for updated indicators.
Sunday, September 7th 2008, 5:47 AM EDT
From Colorado Springs Gazette - Colorado Springs,CO,USA
Don’t grab life jackets yet
Study says oceans will barely rise
Sit down, because this is a shocker: Despite years of scientiflc speculation - used to demand that nations and industry redistribute their wealth - the oceans won't rise by 20-plus feet this century. Water won't rise by even six feet, says a new scientific study in the journal Science. It seems the greedy American pig in his gargantuan SUV simply can't get it done.
Saturday, September 6th 2008, 2:36 AM EDT
From The BBC
Wilson row over green 'alarmists'
The Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a "hysterical psuedo-religion".
In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.
Friday, September 5th 2008, 6:33 PM EDT
THE ROLE OF THE SPOTLESS SUN
by Piers Corbyn
An exclusive interview with Piers Corbyn.
Most of us tend to think of the Sun as the key driver of climate change on Earth. In general we also tend to think in terms of an active Sun being responsible for weather extreme's and a calm Sun (spotless) with less of an influence to the Earth's weather system.
CO2Sceptics.Com put the following question to Astrophysicist and long range Weather Forecaster Piers Corbyn.
"How is it that we have a Spotless Sun and yet find the development of several Hurricanes in the Atlantic"?
Friday, September 5th 2008, 4:18 AM EDT
From WEBCommentary - USA
The social responsibility of coal
by Paul Driessen
They get little credit for their efforts, but most resource extraction, manufacturing and power generation companies strive to be “socially responsible” – by emphasizing energy efficiency, resource conservation, pollution control and worker safety in producing the raw materials, consumer products and electricity that improve, safeguard and enrich our lives.
Friday, September 5th 2008, 4:05 AM EDT
From The NationalPost
As children across the country return to school, the National Post takes a look at the curriculum issues that are flashpoints in their respective regions and examines how the most controversial subjects are taught. Today, teaching environmentalism in Alberta.
CALGARY -Six months ago, residents of the cattle country south of Calgary invited a climate scientist to town to speak to 140 students from J. T. Foster High School in Nanton and bused in from nearby Claresholm. The guest was Tim Ball, a prominent Canadian skeptic of the theory of man-made climate change and perennial bugaboo of the green lobby.
Friday, September 5th 2008, 3:56 AM EDT
Hot air over global warming
by Sen. Jerome Delvin, R-Richland, represents the 8th Legislative District and serves on the Senate Water, Energy and Telecommunications Committee.
As a congressman once joked before a political meeting in chilly Pennsylvania, "You'd think, with all these politicians present, there'd be more hot air."