The Realists Take on Climate Change
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Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 9:58 AM EDT
Global Warming - The other side of the argument.?
Scientists in this section conclude that natural causes are likely more to blame than human activities for the observed rising temperatures.
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 7:26 AM EDT
From Carbon Positive - Hague,Netherlands
UK Met slams climate sceptic claim
The UK meteorological office has forcefully rejected a key climate sceptic argument against global warming, saying its proponents have their “heads in the sand”.
Updated below from the Guardian
Some news in from the other side.......it's nice to know what they think of us!
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 7:13 AM EDT
From Financial Times - London,England,UK
Investors weigh risks of not fighting climate change
by Emma Byrne and Fiona Harvey in London
Investors are using information on companies' carbon dioxide emissions to manage their portfolios, according to an annual survey of the world's leading businesses.
Updated below from the BBC
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 7:04 AM EDT
From Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA
Taking a Cue from the Canadian Election's Focus on Climate Change
by Jeremy Jacquot
Imagine for a minute an election in which green issues like carbon taxes and renewable energy take center stage -- an election in which 60 percent of voters recently made clear that climate change will be a top issue, or even the issue, guiding their ballot. Sound far-fetched?
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 6:58 AM EDT
This is grim reading, the following article is from the "Green Left Weekly", you will see how emotions can run high when you think you need to save the world from "Man Made Climate Change".
Climate emergency: birth of a new protest movement
by Ben Courtice
Nevertheless, it is increasingly clear to all that climate change is accelerating. The Arctic sea ice is melting at a record rate, beginning a chain reaction that could lead to the melting of the Greenland icecap, a seven-metre sea level rise, and worse consequences to come.
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 6:12 AM EDT
From BurlingtonFreePress.com - Burlington,VT,USA
My Turn: 'Cap and trade' benefits whom?
by Linus Leavens
According to Free Press staff writer Candace Page, "Vermont should be a winner" in the upcoming Sept. 25 "cap and trade" auction by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ("Cap and trade," Sept. 7). "RGGI has been important in so many ways as a model" says Judi Greenwold of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (funded by the same people who brought you Enron).
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 4:07 AM EDT
Opinion: Sun Warms and Cools the Earth
by Dr Zbigniew Jaworowski
In an op-ed in a Polish weekly I commented recently on a remarkable decrease of global temperature in 2008, and over the past decade. Not surprisingly the op-ed evoked a strong reaction from Polish co-workers of IPCC, denying the existence of cooling. Surprising, however, was that the criticism dwelled upon a “global climatic conspiracy”, and “colossal international plot”.
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 4:01 AM EDT
Get Ready for the Global Warming Propaganda
Now that government scientists recognize that the sun’s lack of sun spot activity is going to significantly cool the solar system, get ready for the storm of propaganda. You’ll hear something to this effect on every major news show and every major newspaper.
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 3:57 AM EDT
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From The Reference Frame
Jeff Id: cherry-picking in new hockey stick graph
Jeff Id (noconsensus.wordpress.com
) provides us with some new perspective on the new hockey stick graph, Mann et al. 2008. It seems that the paper is not only a case of sub-prime science but an example of scientific fraud.
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 3:41 AM EDT
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?
New paper by Richard Lindzen
'Political bodies act to control scientific institutions' & Adjust data and theory 'to accommodate politically correct positions'
For a variety of inter-related cultural, organizational, and political reasons, progress in climate science and the actual solution of scientific problems in this field have moved at a much slower rate than would normally be possible. Not all these factors are unique to climate science, but the heavy influence of politics has served to amplify the role of the other factors. Such factors as the change in the scientific paradigm from a dialectic opposition between theory and observation to an emphasis on simulation and observational programs, the inordinate growth of administration in universities and the consequent increase in importance of grant overhead, and the hierarchical nature of formal scientific organizations are cosidered.