Daily Global Warming News
Temperatures will Decline Throughout This Century.
Tuscon Citizen, December 4, 1013. German scientists contend that two natural
cycles will combine to lower global temperatures throughout the
21st Century. The scientists show that there is an approximate 200-year
solar cycle, supported by historical temperature data and proxy data from
stalagmites in caves. The 200-year solar cycle has just passed its maximum
and will decline during the 21st Century. It is at least in part
responsible for the warming of the last decades of the 20thCentury. The AMO/PDO
cycle is also beginning its cool phase and will reach a minimum in 2035. The
scientists conclude that “the global temperature will drop until 2100 to a
value corresponding to the “little ice age” of 1870.” NOTE: More and
more scientists are predicting strong global cooling in the decades to come.
There is even discussion that man-caused
"global warming" is delaying this cooling.
Arctic ice extent is
expanding at record rates
and is the highest
level since 1994..
Global Warming: The Other Side.
KUSI News, January 16, 2010. KUSI meteorologist John Coleman, Cofounder of
the Weather Channel, interviews a series of climatologists to explain the
real and fraudulent science and controversy surrounding Global Warming. An
excellent 5 part series.
PM Cameron: "Cut the Green Crap!"
Mail Online, November 21, 2013. "The Prime Minister, who once pledged to
lead the ‘greenest government ever’, has publicly promised to ‘roll back’
green taxes, which add more than £110 a year to average fuel bills. But a
senior Tory source said Mr. Cameron’s message in private is far blunter. The
source said: ‘He’s telling everyone, “We’ve got to get rid of all this green
crap.” He’s absolutely focused on it.’" NOTE: If true, and Downing
Street is not denying the story, it is the most significant setback
for green energy in Europe ever and shows that when facing certain
destruction, even progressive/socialists can succumb to reality. Read our
article on how bad Europe's Green energy program is
here. Australia's new
PM did the same thing in September. It may also sound the death knell for
the ongoing climate talks now underway in Warsaw, Poland, even as the
poor nations walked out on the talks
developed nations refused
to capitulate to a provision that would provide compensation to poor nations
for climate losses.
The Pacific Decadal Oscillation Explained.
globalwarmingclassroom.info, January 13, 2020. Accuweather's Joe Bastardi
provides one of the best explanations available on the relationship between
earth's temperature and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and what is
happening now that we are entering the cool phase of the PDO. It explains
far more than the CO2 model of climate change. This is a 5 minute video.
Fossil Fuels Beat Wind and Solar on
Environmental As Well As Economic Grounds.
Financial Post, November 15, 2013. "Non-renewable energy is sustainable;
renewable energy is not, not even close, not by any meaningful yardstick,
not in our lifetime or in that of our children. Renewables cannot passably
meet any of the important needs claimed by their champions, whether economic
or environmental... When governments and industry try to impose renewable
technologies on us on a large scale, they lay waste to nature." The article
provides a long list of environmental damage caused by wind and solar.
Conversely, carbon dioxide (CO2) "has led to a greening of the planet, as
satellite imagery over the past 30 years makes evident." NOTE: The
increased CO2 has actually increased food production by 15 to 20% and there
is ZERO evidence that it has caused the global warming alarmist claim.
Data Fraud and Corruption.
To read newspapers and magazines, as well as TV news, it appears that the
data used to prove man is causing global warming is rock solid and not open
to debate. It is not. In fact, the data is so fraudulent and corrupted that
it should never be used to justify cap and trade legislation. Yet, that is
exactly what is happening. These are just a few of the examples of fraud.
COP 19: Realism Dawns as Nations Pull Back CO2
Targets. CFACT, November 18,
2013. As the 2nd week of the 19th UN Conference of
the Parties commences, “the Obama administration utilizes any excuse
available to throttle down American energy production, other countries are
headed in the opposite direction… [Poland’s] Prime Minister Donald Tusk
declared that, ‘the future of Polish energy is in brown and black coal, as
well as shale gas… Energy independence requires not only the diversification
of energy resources, but also the maximum use of one’s own resources.’”
Poland has effectively declared it will not attempt to seriously reduce its
coal use to reduce CO2 emissions. Poland is not alone. “As COP 19 week one
drew to a close, Japan announced that it will slash its CO2 emissions
reduction target from 25% to 3.8%.” Tony Abbot, Australia’s new Prime
Minister is repealing Australia’s carbon tax, and his “cabinet has decided
to reject any measures of ‘socialism masquerading as environmentalism.’
Australia has instructed its delegation to COP 19 to ‘not sign up to any new
agreement that involves spending money or levying taxes,’ and ‘rules out
Australia playing any role in a wealth transfer from rich countries to
developing nations to pay them to decrease their carbon emissions.’… Canada,
along with Russia and Japan announced their withdrawal.” NOTE: The
global warming Titanic is quickly going under the waves as the UN band
continues to furiously play its doom and gloom theme song.
What's Wrong With Cap and Trade?
An overview by Kristie
Pelletier of the science and climate models of global warming. The models
are wrong and there has been natural warming and cooling for thousands of
years. Cap and trade legislation is not needed.
UN’s “Climate Change” to Transform the Economic
Structure of the World.
Eagle Forum, November 13, 2013. Last year it was
announced “that the purpose of the
UNFCCC is a ‘complete transformation of the economic structure of the
world.’ …Rather than serving as a warning to Americans, President Obama’s
delegation in Warsaw is steadfastly supporting the development of funding
mechanisms for the transfer of wealth scheme through the Green Climate Fund…
A new treaty to replace the redistributionist Kyoto Protocol is in the works
and set for completion in 2015 in Paris, France, to go into effect in 2020.“
By meeting’s end on Nov. 22 the UN hopes to 1) clarify how to fund the Green
Climate Fund (probably with another global tax), 2) Creation of a ‘loss and
damage” mechanism to compensate poor nations that suffer climate-related
tragedies like the Philippines, and 3) clarify a new treaty to replace the
Kyoto Protocol, which died last year, that will be ratified at next year’s
conference. NOTE: The UN and its socialist/communist/progressive
agenda is at it again. They’ve tried to get a global tax accepted every year
now for the past 15 years. It sounds like Obama will sign on now that he
doesn’t have to face election. Once the UN has its own independent source of
income, it will, by default, become a world government.
Cap and Trade Insanity.
Cap and Trade legislation in the US Senate will destroy the American way of
life--forever. It puts the government in charge of our economy. It forces
the use of renewable wind and solar energy which have serious problems we
are not being told about. Neither are economically feasible with today's
technology and will cost trillions of dollars. The same strategy in Spain
has resulted in huge job losses and escalating costs to Spanish consumers.
Global Warming Not Responsible for Philippine
The Spectator, November 12, 2013. The annual UN climate change conference in
Warsaw, Poland that opened Monday, saw some delegates publicly sobbing over
the death and destruction resulting from the alleged global warming-caused
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Perhaps they should have first reviewed
reality before sobbing. After all, how can the same alleged cause, global
warming, inhibit hurricanes on one side of the world while triggering
typhoons on the other side?" The Atlantic Hurricane season posted a
near-record low number and strength of hurricanes. "Empirical observations
published in scientific journals show that despite the moderate warming
during the 20th century, the number of tropical cyclones making landfall in
the Philippines did not increase and has remained unchanged for more than
100 years." NOTE: As with most progressive/socialist claims, their
emotion-laden proclamations of doom and gloom are wrong. Hurricane (more
accurately Tropical Storm) Sandy last year is another classic example. We
will report what really happened after all the data are analyzed.
The Crippling Cost.
Although Congress tells us that the cap and trade legislation will only cost
an average family less than $200 a year, that is just wrong. Very wrong. It
is the biggest tax increase in the history of the United States. But
Congress is hiding it so you can't see it. Analyses done by independent
organizations shows that it will cost families many thousands of dollars a
year and will drastically lower our standard of living. It hits the poor
especially hard, even with federal rebates. This legislation will radically
change the United States--forever.
Global Warming Alarmists Are Overrun by the Facts.
Investors Business Daily, November 5, 2013.
Last week President Obama
issued the executive order "Preparing the United States for the Impacts of
Climate Change." ...Clearly the White House missed the news — isn't that
where Obama has learned about various scandals that have suffused his
administration? — that there has been no warming since 1997... "The growing
divergence between climate model simulations and observations raises the
prospect that climate models are inadequate in fundamental ways.." [What]
the models could not project, given the junk that was fed into them, is a
natural cycle of warming and cooling." [New Research shows] a
"'stadium-wave' signal that propagates like the cheer at sporting events"
that covers "the Northern Hemisphere through a network of ocean, ice, and
atmospheric circulation regimes that self-organize into a collective tempo."
NOTE: Also see this
article. The last
bastion of defense for man-caused global warming was the climate models. Now
that's been discredited. There is NOTHING to support man-caused global
full steam ahead for Obama, who seems to know nothing about reality on
The UN IPCC Fraud
The United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to be the last word on
unbiased science concerning global warming. In fact, the IPCC stifles any
science that contradicts its man-caused mantra. It must not be used to
justify cap and trade legislation.
Obama Uses Executive Order in Sweeping Takeover of
Nation’s Climate Change Policies.
November 1, 2013. “Through the stroke of a pen, President Obama on Friday
used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change
policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and
potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on
states... Officials for the EPA [said] it will be vital in their attempts to
help [read: force] local-level communities “adapt to a changing climate.”...
Critics say the order has the potential to do much more, including: • Hold
back money to communities unless they meet new standards; • A possible
mandate to bring sweeping new changes to land use and resource policies.
• More control and refocus of climate change data and use of it to push a
new agenda into every priority of the federal government." NOTE: This
is one more sweeping effort of the Obama administration for the federal
government to totally control the actions of every state, county, local
governments and, of course every person and their property across the
nation. Between Obamacare, Common Core, the EPA clean water rewrite, and now
this, the federal government will effectively control everything. This evil
president MUST BE STOPPED!
The Carbon Footprint.
Carbon dioxide is not, cannot be
a pollutant. It is a miracle gas that is essential for life on earth, and
was ten times more abundant in geologic history. Kristie Pelletier explains
that increased levels of carbon dioxide has been a blessing to ecosystems
and food production.
Real Risk of a Maunder Minimum 'Little Ice Age' Says
BBC Weather, October 28, 2013. A leading British climate scientist claims
the current rate of decline in solar activity is such that there is now a
real risk of a ‘Little Ice Age’. The severe cold went hand in hand with an
exceptionally inactive sun, and was called the Maunder solar minimum. Now a
leading scientist from Reading University has told me that the current rate
of decline in solar activity is such that there’s a real risk of seeing a
return of such conditions. Following analysis of the data, Professor
Lockwood believes solar activity is now falling more rapidly than at any
time in the last 10,000 years. NOTE: It's almost a foregone
conclusion that we are in for a 20-30 year cooling. Now we are seeing
scientists worrying over another Maunder Minimum "Little Ice Age" when
temperatures dropped 2-3oF resulting in mass starvation and
disease. Lockwood's statement that solar activity is falling more rapidly
than at any time in the last 10,000 years is particularly disturbing. The
last time that happened earth was in a real ice age. So much for global
Failure of Climate Models.
Leading international scientists explain why
man-caused global warming cannot be occurring. The entire man-caused global
warming fear is based on climate (computer) models. Climate models cannot
duplicate the complexity of earth's climate. When climate models attempt to
predict the past they fail miserably to predict to predict what actually
Excerpted from the DVD
Global Warming, Emerging Science and Understanding.
Statistical Analyses of Surface Temperatures in
the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
Infomath.org, October 29, 2013. New analysis of IPCC AR5 show
“statistical analyses of [earth’s] temperatures that have been done so far
are fatally flawed. Astoundingly, those flaws are effectively acknowledged
in the IPCC…AR5. The flaws imply that there is no demonstrated observational
evidence that global temperatures have significantly increased (i.e.
increased more than would be expected from natural climatic variation
alone). Despite this, one of the main conclusions of AR5 is that global
temperatures have increased very significantly. That conclusion is based on
analysis that AR5 itself acknowledges is fatally flawed. The correct
conclusion is that there is no demonstrated observational evidence for
global warming.” NOTE: We’ve actually known this for years; but this
is one more rigorous analysis showing the IPCC’s claims of pending disaster
are concocted out of thin air.
The Critical Importance of CO2.
These leading scientists
explain how critically important CO2 is to life on earth. Atmospheric CO2
was as much as 10 times higher in the past as it is today, and
concentrations as much as 5 times current levels have not shown any adverse
effects. Plants are CO2 starved and thrive when CO2 levels are elevated. It
is estimated that crop production worldwide has increased already by 12
percent. It is essential to an expanding human population. Excerpted from
Global Warming, Emerging Science and Understanding.
Antarctic sea ice reaches record high while IPCC
models predicted the opposite.
The Hockey Schtick, September 17, 2013. A recent
paper in the Journal of Climate finds that most climate models
erroneously predict that Antarctic sea ice extent decreased over the past 30
years, which "differs
markedly from that observed." As noted in the abstract, Antarctic sea ice
has confounded the models by instead increasing over the satellite era. In
fact, it is currently at a record extent that is more than 2 standard
deviations above the 1979-2000 average. NOTE: Not only do the climate
models not predict the current flattening, even decline in earth's surface
temperatures, they predicted that the Antarctic sea ice extent would
decline, not rapidly expand like it is doing. The Arctic icecap extent did
not decline this year anywhere near as much as predicted. Along with the
near complete lack of predicted extreme weather, it seems the "experts"
can't get anything right.
2013 Ranks as One of the Least Extreme U.S.
Weather Years Ever.
Climate Depot, October 18, 2013.
"Whether you’re talking about tornadoes, wildfires, extreme
heat or hurricanes, the good news is that weather-related disasters in the
US are all way down this year compared to recent years and, in some cases,
down to historically low levels." Tornadoes: "lowest total in several
decades." Number of wildfires: "On pace to be the lowest it has been
in the past ten years." Extreme Heat: The number of 100 degree days
may "turn out to be the lowest in about 100 years of records." Hurricanes:
"We are currently in the longest period (8 years) since the Civil War Era
without a major hurricane strike in the US (i.e., category 3, 4 or 5)"
( last major hurricane to strike the US was Hurricane Wilma in 2005).
NOTE: Obama, Gore and
other progressives must be getting their information from another planet as
they proclaim worst extremes ever--and they are increasing.
Monetary Benefits of Rising Atmospheric CO2 on Global
CO2 Science, October 18, 2013. A new study shows that "the annual total
monetary value of this benefit grew from about $20 billion in 1961 to over
$160 billion by 2011, amounting to a total sum of $3.5 trillion over the
50-year period 1961-2011. Projecting the monetary value of this positive
externality forward in time reveals it will likely bestow an additional
$11.6 trillion on crop production between now and 2050. NOTE: We've
reported the CO2 induced increase in food production before, but this is the
first time a monetary value has been determined. Even if $3.5 trillion is
high, it shows how positive CO2 increases can be. So much so that it makes
one wonder why CO2 has been so viciously attacked. Could it be that the
CO2/global warming mantra was never about science, but politics and control?
Hmm, does the sun come up in the east?
The Most Important News Story of the 21st Century.
Watchdog Wire, October 17, 2013. With the drop in global temperatures in the
oceans and atmosphere now validated, the last die has been cast, ending the
past Sun-caused global warming and starting the next cold climate period. By
the 2030’s, global sea levels will have dropped to where they were two
centuries ago!... Many are now aware that there has been no net growth in
the Earth’s atmospheric temperatures for sixteen years.... This next cold
climate will then set 200 year cold temperature records, and destroy much of
the world’s agricultural base with conviction... Many of the one billion
people the World Health Organization says struggle to find food each day,
will perish. NOTE: This is one article you should read and remember.
I know John personally, and have spoken with him many times. He is extremely
cautious and checks and rechecks the data. In the past 3 years he has been
100 percent accurate.
Europe Votes to Tighten Rules on Fracking.
NYT, October 9, 2013. "European Union lawmakers voted narrowly on Wednesday
to force energy companies to carry out in-depth environmental audits before
they deploy a technique known as fracking to recover natural gas from shale
rock... The result is a setback for the shale-gas industry in Europe, where
... many citizens are more concerned about the environmental impact of
recovering the gas than about finding new sources of hydrocarbons as a way
of combating stubbornly high energy prices. Industry groups immediately
condemned the result as more red tape for European business at a time when
the Continent is seeking growth after five years of economic crises."
NOTE: We are witnessing the self-destruction of Europe because
socialists cannot connect to reality.
Europe Threatened by Power Outages this Winter.
EurActv, October 14, 2013. Renewable energy is blamed for jeopardising
Europe’s energy security this winter, a new study has found... The region
could soon be exposed to massive power outages during the winter, due to a
lack of production capacity. They blame wind turbines. The report authors
said that the development of renewable energies pushed by the EU’s climate
and energy goals [and regulations that punish natural gas] was “now putting
the competitiveness of gas plants under pressure.” NOTE: The green
insanity in Europe never stops amazing me. They are destroying themselves
and seem to be oblivious to it. Such is the disconnect from reality of
Battles Lib Dems in bid to Curb Soaring Energy Bills.
Daily Mail, October 11, 2013. Green taxes have been blamed for pushing
energy prices to record levels, but the Prime Minister’s intervention met
fierce opposition from the Lib Dems. They insist the Government’s green
energy targets are sacred. ‘The Tories can say what they want, but we will
not back down on this,’ a Lib Dem source said last night. NOTE: Much
of the news in Europe now is over stopping or continuing the green energy
efforts that are creating massive “energy poverty” to residents and forcing
industry to relocate to the U.S. It is obvious to anyone who has two brain
cells that green energy is not working and will eventually bankrupt all of
Europe. Yet, half the population of Europe are socialists (called
progressives in the U.S.) who insanely demand the policies continue because
they are “sacred.”
Man-caused global warming has become a religion to socialists and
progressives on both sides of the Atlantic even though there is zero
empirical scientific evidence to support CO2 warming and overwhelming
evidence it is the sun.
Europe's Economy Being Devastated by Global Warming
September 19, 2013. "Many Europeans complain about their high energy costs,
largely due to their increasing dependence on renewables — the most costly
energy sources. But European political parties as well as a majority of
people still want government to promote costly options, especially wind and
solar power... Many German business executives would rather move operations
to the US than remain handicapped by high European electricity costs as they
try to remain competitive in world markets." NOTE: See our complete
analysis of this in "The
Disconnect". As this article suggests the
liberals and progressives in Europe (at least half the population) are so
ideologically blinded they would rather believe a hoax and watch their
nations destroyed than to acknowledge they are dead wrong and are
responsible for much pain and suffering. Perhaps, this is the most graphic
disconnect of progressives (called socialists in Europe) between reality and
their utopian dreams.
Review of IPCC Fifth Assessment.
Space and Science Research Corp., September 30, 2013. The UN-IPCC AR5... has
flagrantly and intentionally: (1) failed to explain its twenty three year
long...inability to accurately predict climate change, (2) not publicly and
fully disclosed inherent flaws in its methodology, (3) [suppressed] other
climate theories and models that are far superior to those used by the
UN-IPCC, (4) ignored or covered-up...the true status of the Earth’s climate,
(5) dismissed or hid [likely future] decades of record cold weather, (6)
failed to alert the world community and help it prepare for the imminent
danger of the coming cold climate period. In taking these last two actions,
the UN and its UN-IPCC has put a large portion of the world’s citizens at
risk from the ill-effects arising from this next climate change. NOTE:
If you really want to know how bad the IPCC AR5 is, this is an excellent
source to use. I have worked with them and trust them.
Mention the Pause.
GWPF, September 27, 2013. The real story of the IPCC’s summary for policy
makers is not the upgrading of scientific confidence from 90% to 95% –
whatever that really means – but the attempt at burying the ‘pause.’ It
won’t matter in the long run;,,, if the ‘pause’ continues for a few more
years then everything will change... Prof Thomas Stocker put down the hiatus
as a statistical illusion related to cherry picking a particular start date
which he said was 1998. Different start dates tell a very different picture
he added... Actually it doesn’t. It’s more statistically sophisticated than
that. All one needs to do is to start at the most recent annual datapoint –
2012 – and work backwards to find the earliest date when there is no
statistically significant warming. Let the data make the choice, not humans.
This way one arrives at January 1997. Note: Actually the draft
version of the IPCC report contained much discussion on the pause. That
discussion was deleted; not because it was
but because it cannot be explained with the CO2 theory and would be the
beginning of the end for the IPCC.
Antarctic Sea Ice Hit 35-year Record High.
Washington Post, September 23, 2013. Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record
large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to
understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming
world. On Saturday, the ice extent reached 19.51 million square
kilometers... That number bested record high levels set earlier this
month and in 2012 (of 19.48 million square kilometers). Records date back to
October 1978. The increasing ice is especially perplexing since the water
beneath the ice has warmed, not cooled. NOTE: Guess what! It probably
is happening because the earth has begun its next natural cooling cycle
because the sun is going into hibernation. Rather than disappearing this
year as predicted, the Arctic icecap grew by 60 percent. While warming
proponents will use any single event to proclaim warming, we recognize it's
dangerous to use one or two years as proof of anything. However, the
probability is high that the earth is beginning to cool following a 15-17
year period of no warming.
New IPCC Climate Report Already Obsolete.
WUWT, September 27, 2013. IMPORTANT:
"The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today released
the Summary for Policymakers (SPM)...of its Fifth Assessment Report...
Just this past May, a
was published that the climate sensitivity—how much the earth’s average
surface temperature increases as a response to increasing greenhouse gas
concentrations—is some 40% less than the average value characteristic of the
collection of climate models that the IPCC used to produce the projections
of future climate change—projections which are at the heart of the IPCC
reports... They [the models] cannot even track the evolution of broadest
measure of climate, the earth’s average temperature, for the last 10-20
years. Despite this being widely obvious to everyone, it didn’t find
its way into the scientific literature... Which renders the new IPCC report,
and its “four
years’ work by hundreds of experts” not
only obsolete on its release, but completely useless as a basis to form
opinions (or policy) related to human energy choices and their influence on
the climate. NOTE: For over 20 years the IPCC has been spewing false
information (surprise). This should spell its death knell, but it won't.
It's never been about science. It's always been about political control. It
does not even mention the 17 years without warming.
Real Climate Science the IPCC Doesn't Want You to See.
September 23, 2013. Although the IPCC claims to be unbiased and to have
based its assessment on the best available science, we have found this to
not be the case. In many instances conclusions have been seriously
exaggerated, relevant facts have been distorted, and key scientific studies
have been ignored. Earth’s average atmospheric temperatures haven’t
increased in almost 17 years. It’s been eight years since a Category 3
hurricane hit the United States. Tornado frequency is at a multi-decade low
ebb. Droughts are shorter and less extreme than during the Dust Bowl and
1950s. Sea ice is back to normal, after one of the coldest Arctic summers in
decades. And sea levels continue to rise at a meager 4-8 inches per century.
NOTE: This is a well-done and balanced report. Good to use as a
Fracking Boom Seen Raising Household Incomes by
BusinessWeek, September 4, 2013. “In
2012, the energy boom supported 2.1 million jobs, added almost $75 billion
in federal and state revenues, contributed $283 billion to the gross
domestic product and lifted household income by more than $1,200… The
competitive advantage for U.S. manufacturers from lower fuel prices will
raise industrial production by 3.5 percent by the end of the decade, The
growth of long-term, low-cost energy supplies is benefiting households and
helping to revitalize U.S. manufacturing, creating a competitive advantage
for U.S. industry and for the United States itself… By 2020, jobs that can
be attributed to higher oil and gas production will reach 3.3 million.
Disposable income will rise as a result of lower energy prices, adding
$2,700 per household in 2020 and more than $3,500 by 2025…. NOTE: We
have been forecasting this since 2002, but progressives have been doing all
they can to block it. Obama could still kill it.
Australia Rips Up Climate-Change Policies.
New Scientist, September 10, 2013. "Australia's
landslide election result seems to be bad news for the climate...
Australia is to abolish its emissions trading scheme, disband a climate
advisory body and institute a carbon reduction policy that experts say will
fail to meet its meagre target. Prime Minister Tony Abbott...ran for
election with a core idea of
"scrapping the carbon tax".
Abbott's coalition also signaled that it would disband Australia's Climate
Commission – an independent scientific body that provides reliable
information on climate change to the public... A
report the commission
released warn[ed] that extreme weather was made more likely by climate
change.” NOTE: After years of bludgeoning all opposition with scare
stories it seems that citizens are fed up with the lies and Australia’s
citizens gave the alarmists a whopping defeat. It will be interesting to see
what happens in Germany's elections. See our article at
Atlantic hurricane season - a record-breaking dud?
Reuters, September 7, 2013.
"The 2013 Atlantic
hurricane season, which forecasters had predicted would be more active than
normal, has turned out to be something of a dud so far as an unusual calm
hangs over the tropics. Since the dawn of the satellite era in the
mid-1960s, Feltgen said the latest date for the first hurricane to arrive
was set by Gustav when it made its debut on September 11, 2002. Tuesday
marks the statistical "peak day" of the season, which runs from June 1
through November 30, and researchers say significant amounts of dry air and
wind shear have helped keep a lid on hurricane formation." NOTE: We
posted this on August 20th, but if no hurricanes develop in the next two
days, it will be a modern record. Only 17 years when the first Atlantic
hurricane formed after September 4. The all-time record was in 1905 when the
first hurricane was discovered on October 8. However, without satellites
there is no way to confirm if there was an undetected hurricane at an
Zero Atlantic Hurricanes So Far.
Forbes, August 30, 2013. "This week marks the halfway point of the 2013
Atlantic hurricane season, yet not a single hurricane has formed anywhere in
the Atlantic... The decline in hurricanes also coincides with global warming
alarmists ramping up a deceptive
public relations campaign
designed to convince the public that global warming skeptics are causing
more hurricanes... The United States is currently undergoing its longest
period in history without a major strike. Major hurricane strikes are
particularly important because they are the ones that inflict the most death
and damage. It has been nearly 2,900 days (7 years, 10 months) since a major
hurricane struck the United States. NOTE: No hurricanes, lower than
normal number of tornadoes, cool summer, arctic icecap growing, sea level
rise not accelerating. So why do warming alarmist get away with crying wolf?
Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda.
PR Newswire, August 28, 2013. "Climatism or global warming alarmism is the
most prominent recent example of science being coopted to serve a political
Richard Lindzen of MIT. 'A profound
dumbing down of the discussion…interacts with the ascendancy of
accolades are awarded for politically correct statements, even if they defy
logic. Unfortunately, this also often induces better scientists to join the
pack in order to preserve their status,' writes Lindzen. In normal science,
models are judged by how well they agree with nature, Lindzen explains. In
the climate "debate," however, the models are given a claim to validity
independent of agreement with real observations." NOTE: Lindzen is
one of the premier climatologists in the world. He is right on. Global
warming has nothing to do with true science. It is a political tool so
government can take over entire economies.
Europe and America are Suffering from Green Energy
Restoring Liberty, August 20, 2013. "Europe is buckling under the weight of
subsidizing green and the United States wouldn’t be far behind, except for
the fact we have astronomical amounts of fossil energy on private and state
lands, where it can’t be sealed off, or regulated away by federal
edicts….yet. But the Obama administration policies are punishing, non green
energy producers and the resultant consequences mean unnecessarily higher
costs to American consumers." NOTE: This is progressive insanity in
action. It is likely also a plan by the elites to destroy the U.S. economy
to institute global governance.
Range, Fall, 2013.
strong early signs that green energy was a boondoggle, Europe dogmatically
positioned itself to the world’s leader in alternative energy. Its once
shining hope was always disconnected from reality, doomed from the start.
Cost of electricity for consumers has skyrocketed 60 to 70 percent,
resulting in a sharp escalation in “fuel poverty,” a sad status that occurs
when electricity cost’s exceed 10 percent of income. Subsidies have cost
Europe over $776 billion since 2004, even while Europe goes bankrupt. As
predicted almost no energy is produced when the sun doesn’t shine or the
wind doesn’t blow, putting lives at risk. Their green energy program has
been a disaster, yet Obama continues his insane drive to duplicate Europe’s
failure. NOTE: If nothing else, this proves the insanity of
progressive/ socialistic hair brain and destructive policies.
Shocker: Global Warming May Simply Be an Artifact of
Clean Air Laws.
WUWT, August 19, 2013. Research "suggests
that clean air laws put in place in the 1970′s and 80′s have resulted in an
increase in sunlight impacting the surface of the Earth, and thus have
increased surface temperatures as a result. In one fell swoop, this can
explain why surface temperature dipped in the 1970′s, prompting fears of an
ice age, followed by concerns of global warming as the air got cleaner after
pollution laws and controls were put in place. NOTE: This is very
interesting and somewhat old news, but it's likely other factors are also
involved; like the sun, clouds, ocean oscillations, etc.
2013 Is a Record Low Year for U.S. Tornadoes.
WUWT, August 19, 2013. "While many climate alarmists still try to tell us
that global warming will increase tornadoes, we are in the middle of a
tornado drought, and well below normal. Normally we’d see 1221 tornadoes in
the USA, so far for 2013, only 716 have been reported. When looking
historically at where we are, we find that 2013 has slipped below the
historical minimum, setting a new record for the ~60 years in the tornado
database." Only 2 of the 8 years since 2005 have been above average. NOTE:
Unlike global warming alarmists, we won't scream that one event or even one
year's data proves global warming is true or not true. However, a record low
year of tornadoes plus 5 years of below normal number of tornadoes strongly
suggests global warming is not increasing tornado activity. The same is true
for every other proclamation alarmists have made. There is no evidence to
support their extreme claims. However, if the earth cools, as is now
forecast, that could increase tornado activity. Wait and see.
To the Brink of Extinction... and Back!
Climate Change Reconsidered, August 13, 2013. Science: "For 6
years, recruitment rates were <6% of those prior to the disturbance," and
"on the basis of these rates of change," they say that "recovery was
projected to take decades." However, within a mere 12 years, they
indicate that "coral cover, recruitment, generic diversity, and community
structure were again similar to the pre-bleaching years." NOTE:
Another "End of World" scaremongering story discredited. Two-bits you will
not see this in the NYT.
Europe Pulls the Plug on Its Green Future.
Warming Policy Foundation. August 10, 2013. “AS country after country
abandons, curtails or reneges on once-generous support for renewable energy,
Europe is beginning to realise that its green energy strategy is dying on
the vine. Green dreams are giving way to hard economic realities. Slowly but
gradually, Europe is awakening to a green energy crisis, an economic
and political debacle that is entirely self-inflicted.” NOTE: While
Europe goes belly up, Obama defies all sanity and remains full steam ahead,
spending tens of billions of dollars on green energy that is proven not to
NOAA Confirms Model-Defying Global Temperature
Stagnation...2012 Among the Coolest in 21st Century.
NoTricksZone.com, August 7, 2013.
The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) recently released its State
of the Climate in 2012: Highlights.
To no one’s surprise, the report gives the reader the impression that
warming is galloping ahead out of control. But their data show just the
opposite. 2012 was one of the coolest in the 21st century. NOTE: 2000
and 2008 were the coolest, but the point is that a plot of temperature since
1998 shows a cooling, not warming trend (of -0.1oC). And, do you
remember all the headlines of July and August 2012 of being the hottest
months on record and that the Arctic ice cap and Greenland ice sheet were
severely melting? July in 2013 was one of the coolest in USA history and the
Arctic ice cap extent is at its highest this century for this date (1.7
million sq. Km. larger than 2012) and Greenland ice sheet is not only not
melting, but is growing because of excessive snowfall. Be Aware: An Arctic
storm is brewing that could break up the ice cap like it did last year.
Global Sea Level Rise Is Ending.
August 5, 2013. “One of the myths of manmade climate change caused by human
CO2 emissions has been the threat to the world’s largest cities caused by
global sea level rise.... Like most major climate events, the past sea
level rise was caused by the Sun and had little or nothing to do with
mankind’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Now that the Sun has entered
a state of “solar hibernation” and is cutting back on the energy by which it
warms the Earth, a new and potentially dangerous decades-long drop in global
temperatures has begun. The atmosphere and the oceans are cooling rapidly.
Along with this next climate change to one of extreme global cooling, the
oceans will contract, and sea levels will begin to drop as they always do
during extended cold climates.” NOTE: It may be a bit premature to make this
announcement, but all the data is supporting a new cooling period, contrary
to no data supporting CO2 induced global warming.
New EPA Head Claims Regulations Don't
Washington Times July 30, 2013. INCREDIBLE:
In her first speech
since taking over the
Environmental Protection Agency,
Gina McCarthy came
out swinging Tuesday... [She] dismissed criticism that her agency is
responsible for killing jobs and crushing the U.S. coal industry. The
clean-energy approach and a serious effort to cut carbon emissions, she
added, will produce jobs, not destroy them.... “Can we stop talking about
regulations killing jobs? Proposed
EPA rules to limit
carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants — written by
Ms. McCarthy during
her time as head of the
agency’s air and
radiation office — already have resulted in the cancellations of planned
projects and the elimination of thousands of potential jobs. Note:
This astonishing statement is but one in a long line of similar claims by
progressives that REGULATIONS DON'T KILL JOBS OR THE ECONOMY back to the
19ths century. They really do believe their own propaganda! They say it,
therefore it is the truth. Non-progressive psychiatrists have said for over
a 100 years progressives can't connect to reality. This is a classic
example. This is why they are so dangerous and must be voted out of office
before they destroy us.
Shocker: Fracking Brings Employment and Economic
EPA Abuse, July 29, 2013.
Hydraulic fracturing takes
place some 5,500 feet (more than a mile) below the water table. To prevent
groundwater contamination, pipe penetrating the first seven hundred feet is
surrounded by layers of steel casing and specialized cement. During the
drilling and fracturing process, even rainwater collected from the drill pad
is saved and used. Some of the water used to fracture the shale is also
recovered during gas production; this “flowback” water itself is filtered,
treated, and reused... Although the hydraulic fracturing process requires
some 2.0-4.2 million gallons of water per well... The U.S. Department
of Energy, [states] fracking requires just
0.6 to 5.8 gallons of water per million Btu of energy produced. By
comparison, “renewable” and “sustainable” corn-based ethanol requires 2,510
to 29,100 gallons per million Btu of usable energy – and biodiesel from
soybeans consumes an astounding and unsustainable 14,000 to 75,000 gallons
of water per million Btu!... As to chemical contamination, fracturing fluids
are 99.5% water and sand. Moreover, the 0.5% chemicals portion is
increasingly basic, nontoxic household or kitchen stuff." NOTE: Great
article. Not only does fracking really stimulate the economy and jobs, but
it is extremely safe when compared to almost anything else.
Green Energy Disaster Sinks Siemens CEO.
WUPT, July 29, 2013. Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, has lost
patience with its CEO after Peter Loescher’s expansion into green energy and
expensive acquisitions led to a fifth profit-forecast cut. Supervisory board
officials have asked for the 55-year-old Austrian native to be ousted. A key
element of Loescher’s growth strategy was the 2009 announcement that he
would transform Siemens into a “green infrastructure giant”, heralding a
drive into solar technology to promote Siemens as a partner for companies
and governments keen to use more renewable energies... The involvement ended
in a disaster, costing Siemens about one billion euros.... Germany’s rise in
CO2 emissions is set to worsen for a second year, the first back-to-back
increase since at least the 1980s, after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision
to shut nuclear plants led utilities to burn more coal. NOTE: Green
energy has gone from disastrous to cataclysmic in Europe, yet the greens
their and Obama here are still claiming all that is needed is more and more
green policies and it will save the earth. By that time all of us will be
living in caves. Hmm, do you suppose that's their plan?!
Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority of Scientists
Skeptical of Global Warming Crisis.
Forbes, February 13, 2013. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers
believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a
survey reported in the peer-reviewed
By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature
is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global
warming will not be a very serious problem. NOTE: Although Obama is
committed to unleash an avalanche of new regulations to stop American
business and people from emitting CO2, the vast majority of scientists in
this huge pool of scientists now believe nature is the primary cause of
global warming and man has either no, or little effect.
EPA's Woeful Deadline Performance.
July 19, 2013. Since 1993, 98 percent of EPA regulations (196
out of 200) pursuant to these programs were promulgated late, by an average
of 2,072 days after their respective statutorily defined deadlines... It
calls into question the EPA's competence... It calls into question EPA's
discretionary exercises of power. Even so, the agency has taken on enormous
new discretionary regulatory responsibilities...as a result of its
unilateral decision to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants.... It
exposes the insidiousness of "sue and settle." "Sue and settle" refers to
friendly lawsuits filed by environmental advocacy organizations against the
EPA that lead to collusive policymaking. NOTE: Like the IRS, the EPA
is out of control and needs to be eliminated, not "reformed." They both are
far too entrenched with a lust for power to be reformed.
Britain's Dirty Secret: Install Diesel Generators To
Cover for Wind Failures.
Mail Online, July 13, 2013. Thousands of dirty diesel generators are being
secretly prepared all over Britain to provide emergency back-up to prevent
the National Grid collapsing when wind power fails. And under the hugely
costly scheme, the National Grid is set to pay up to 12 times the normal
wholesale market rate for the electricity they generate. NOTE: This
is a direct consequence of January's windless deep freeze when a million
homes were threatened with loss of power that would have meant loss of life.
They were saved only when deactivated coal/oil power plants were able to be
reactivated. Rather than admit the failure of green energy, very expensive
dirty diesel power will back up wind power when the wind doesn't blow. This
'Gasland' Scandal Ignited at EPA.
Washington Examiner, July 11, 2013. In Gasland II (a movie detailing how
fracking causes massive pollution & produced by Josh Fox) there is a scene
allegedly showing flames shooting out of a water hose belonging to
anti-fracking Steve Lipsky, a Parker County Texas homeowner. The inference
is that nearby fracking caused methane pollution in Lipsky's well. Lipsky
sued Range Resources, which was doing the fracking, for $6.5. "Transcripts
of that trial and the order of District Court Judge Trey E. Loftin unfolded
an incredible web of conniving and conspiracy between Fox's followers and
the EPA. Their idea was not just to attack Range with a lawsuit, but to
crush it with litigation and an EPA shutdown... What viewers actually
witnessed was Lipsky holding a hose secretly connected to a gas vent, not a
water line." Lipsky and Fox colluded with Alfredo Armendariz (Regional
Director of the EPA), "who resigned over his comment to "crucify" drillers
to make an example, like the Romans allegedly did in newly conquered
provinces... Armendariz issued an emergency EPA order against Range,
contending that two of its Barnett Shale gas wells "caused or contributed"
to contamination of water wells belonging to Lipsky and a neighbor."
NOTE: The EPA (as do almost ALL federal agencies) concocts or twists
pseudoscientific research to justify most of their "findings" and
regulations today. The EPA cannot be reformed. It must be eliminated.
Sun's Bizarre Activity May Trigger Another Ice Age.
The Irish Times, July 12, 2013. “The sun’s current maximum activity period
is very late and very weak, leading to speculation that the sunspot cycle
itself could be shutting down or entering a dormant phase. The predictions
suggested the monthly average sunspot total should range between 90 and 140,
but in fact the present monthly average is only 67... A typical average at
maximum during much of the early 20th century was about 200... Prof Mike
Lockwood at the University of Reading showed how low solar activity could
alter the position of the jet stream over the north Atlantic, causing severe
cold during winter months. This was likely the cause of the very cold and
snowy winters during 2009 and 2010, Dr Elliott [Dublin Institute for
Advanced Studies] said. “It all points to perhaps another little ice age,”
he said NOTE: While no one can say for sure we are heading for
another Little Ice Age, it is now likely; certainly more probable than
continuing global warming. Pray this doesn't happen. Little Ice Ages are
Restructure US Government to Make "Huge" Green Changes
Fox News, July 9, 2013. A new mammoth study called "Sustainability for the
Nation" has just been released. National sustainable development plans are
mandated under Chapter 8 of Agenda 21, titled “Integrating Environment and
Development in Decision-Making,” which declared that governments should
“where necessary, modify and strengthen procedures so as to facilitate the
integrated consideration of social, economic and environmental issues.” "One
of the major impediments, the study says, is created by America’s “basic
framework of government, established by law,” which is “one of separated and
dispersed authority,” in which “government agencies at all levels --
federal, state, local, tribal and even international -- can only do what
they have been authorized to do by their governing authorities -- namely,
Congress, state legislatures, etc.” -- not to mention the U.S.
Constitution. NOTE: The entire purpose of writing the Constitution
was to PREVENT the governments from having the incredible power that these
(admittedly very intelligent) fruitcakes envision in this report. The more
federal and state agencies work as one, the faster our private property and
other rights will disappear. It's called human nature.
If they succeed our Constitutional protections will be shredded.
Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Emphasizing What Doesn’t
EPA Abuse, July 7, 2013. "In his speech outlining his Climate Action Plan,
he made his choice clear. He’s abandoning what is best for America and has
bowed to the political pressure from environmental lobbyists like the Sierra
Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council. White House Climate Advisor
Daniel P. Schrag told the [NYT]: ...'Politically, the White House is
hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on
coal is exactly what’s needed.' In the Pew Research Center’s annual
policy priorities survey, just 28% say that
dealing with global warming is a top priority for the president and Congress
this year. In fact, the president’s own research shows that his favorability
with focus groups when he vowed to attack climate change—yet, promising to
use executive action, he’s pushed forward with plans he knows couldn’t get
through Congress... Current EPA regulations are already closing coal-fueled
power plants at an alarming rate... This represents tens of thousands of
jobs in the coal mining industry and billions of dollars of revenues for
local, state and federal government.” There are no plans to effectively
replace the comparatively cheap electricity...Europe has already tried this
experiment and found it to be economically
devastating.” NOTE: Obama is setting
a course that is literally insane--unless, of course, he deliberately wants
to destroy the U.S. economy.
Obama's Climate Five-Year Plan.
"Central planners in communist
governments were notorious for issuing massively detailed top-down five-year
plans to manage every facet of their economies." Ultimately, they all
failed--miserably. "Obama’s plan ambitiously seeks to control nearly every
aspect of how Americans produce and consume energy... The EPA...would limit
new power plants to emitting 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per
megawatt-hour of electricity generated. Since conventional coal-fired plants
typically emit around 1,800 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour
generated, the new rule would essentially be a ban on building new
coal-fired power plants." That would also "eliminate the 37% of all
electricity produced in the U.S. by coal-fired plants." His plan would
treble "household monthly power bills (at 940 kilowatt-hours) [to] $330
instead of $110, or an additional $2,640 per year." NOTE: Not
mentioned in the article is the fact that the average emission from natural
produce 30% of our power needs) is about
1250 pounds per megawatt-hour of electricity generated--which is also over
the EPA's maximum. This is a sneaky way to ban the blessings of natural gas.
If ever there was grounds to declare Obama specifically and progressives in
general insane, this is it. Either his progressive ideology blinds him to
the utter failure of all the green energy schemes around the world over the
past 20 years, or he knows it and is deliberately using it to destroy
America's economy and our future.
UK Shale Gas Estimate Goes Stratospheric.
The Commentator, June 27, 2013. The figures for potential UK shale gas
reserves just went stratospheric. The UK Government has now confirmed the
much-rumoured finding that
UK shale gas resources are potentially huge – as much
as twice the size of the highest previous assessment.
According to the British Geological Survey report which focuses on just one
shale gas play, the Bowland Shale in the UK north-west, the basin could hold
as much as 1300 trillion cubic feet of natural gas – while the upper figure
potential suggests 2000tcf. NOTE: The find makes the resource the largest in
the world, with enough natural gas to supply all of Britain's energy needs
for more than 300 years, even while over 25% of Britain's population
succumbs to fuel poverty due to a 70% increase in electricity prices and
unreliable wind power. Yet, there is fierce opposition by progressives to
developing this cheap energy. Are these progressives insane? It appears so
-- just like Obama's policies.
Climate Initiative: A Green Elitist Assault on Ordinary Citizens.
CFACT, June 26, 2013. "Obama’s 'Climate Action Plan' has nothing to do with
the climate. Instead, the climate, in all of its complexity, serves as a
convenient pretext for the administration — working hand in glove with
environmental groups and non-competitive, rent-seeking industries — to seize
regulatory control of the production and use of energy so as to further
concentrate power in Washington... The administration’s war on coal amounts
to nothing less than industrial sabotage by regulatory means. By eliminating
affordable, abundant coal from the nation’s energy mix, the administration
is deliberately taking a step that will lead to loss of good-paying jobs in
the nation’s leading coal-producing states... After coal has been regulated
out of existence, green elites will not hesitate to go after natural gas and
oil." NOTE: Even as global warming science disintegrates and green
energy subsidies collapse in Europe because they don't work and are terribly
expensive, Obama blindly pushes the agenda harder. Or, more likely, he is
pushing an agenda of deliberate economic destruction.
Bill Introduced to Repeal EPA's Ethanol Mandate.
Daily Caller, June 23, 2013. A bipartisan group of senators introduced
legislation Thursday to fully repeal the federal ethanol mandate, which has
been blamed for increasing fuel and food prices... Opponents argue that the
mandate leads to higher feed prices for livestock, which in turn causes the
prices of other food products, such as milk and eggs, to increase as well.
NOTE: In addition more carbon is released into the atmosphere than it
saves, it reduces mpg and increases engine wear. This is LONG OVERDUE!
Watch: progressives will try to stop the effort.
EPA Fails to Link Fracking to Water Contamination for
the Third Time.
Daily Caller, June 21, 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency announced
that it is dropping its plans to issue a report on whether hydraulic
fracturing caused groundwater contamination in Wyoming... This marks the
third time that the EPA has failed to link hydraulic fracturing...with
groundwater contamination, a major environmentalist objection to the
drilling practice. “The EPA has been on a witch hunt to shut down hydraulic
fracturing, but yet again the evidence has determined it is safe,” said
Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter. “All too often we see the Agency
using flawed science for political purposes, but this is EPA’s third strike
on hydraulic fracturing. NOTE: Environmentalists and the EPA will
never give up on trying to prove fracking causes pollution. After all,
fracking is a complete anathema to them, and they, of course, KNOW that they
are right (about everything).
Climate Models Will Be Proven Wrong in Five Years.
WUWT translated from Spiegel. IPCC lead author Hans Van Storch: "Climate
experts have long predicted that temperatures would rise in parallel with
greenhouse gas emissions. But, for 15 years, they haven’t... If things
continue as they have been, in five years, at the latest, we will need to
acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong with our climate models.
Certainly the greatest mistake of climate researchers has been giving the
impression that they are declaring the definitive truth... The only thing
that was bad was acting beforehand as if we were infallible. By doing so, we
have gambled away the most important asset we have as scientists: the
public’s trust." NOTE: As a pro man-caused warmist, Storch has always
been cautious -- which is what scientists should be. Yet, he overtly gives
the models the benefit of the doubt. He admits that the models only predict
a 15 year period without warming less than 2% of the time, which he calls
"extremely rare." In other words, the models are wrong.
NYT Shocked: Climate Models Predict Heat that Hasn't
Daily, June 11, 2013. The [New York] Times reported Monday that "The rise in
the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15
years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has
occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a
record pace."...the lack of warming "is a bit of a mystery to climate
scientists." It shouldn't be. As many of us have known for some time, the
models that have been forecasting doom are deeply flawed. It shouldn't be.
As many of us have known for some time, the models that have been
forecasting doom are deeply flawed. NOTE: The NYT's questioning of
the mantra of man-caused warming is long, long overdue. When an erroneous
belief becomes so obvious that it can no longer be ignored or explained
away, even the mainstream media has to at least acknowledge it. However,
don't expect the NYT to abandon it's deeply held mantra anytime soon. It
will still cling to the hope that warming will return. It's in its
DOE Green Energy Loans: $11.45 Million per Job.
WUWT, June 11, 2013. $26.32 billion in green energy loans & subsidies; 2,298
permanent jobs created equals $11.45 million per job. If temporary (long
gone) jobs are included, the cost is still $580,000 per job. Remember Obama
promised in 2008 to create 5 million new permanent jobs. All that to achieve
a 0.007% reduction in annual global carbon emissions compared to coal and
0.00035% compared to natural gas. NOTE: And this is smart!? We've
been warning of this for years. This is just another horrible example of
progressives' inability to connect to reality.
Obamacare, everything they do turns into a disaster.
Signs That Davis Strait Polar Bears Are At Carrying
Polar Bear Science, June 10, 2013.
despite sea ice having declined since the 1970s, polar bear numbers in Davis
Strait have not only increased to a greater density (bears per 1,000 km2)
than other seasonal-ice subpopulations (like Western Hudson Bay), but it may
now have reached its ‘carrying capacity.’ Populations have increased from
1,400 in 1993 to 2,158 today. NOTE: We've known about increasing
polar bear population increasing for decades. They ARE NOT an endangered
species. They were listed as endangered because global warming MIGHT
cause a decline in population sometime in the distant future, thereby
justifying cap and trade legislation. Not only are these nuts wrong,
receding ice seems to be causing the bears to flourish, while humans get
hammered by progressive idiotic regulations.
Impeding America's Energy Explosion.
NewsMax June 9, 2013.
United States could quickly take steps that would eliminate the entire trade
deficit, boost the economy, and create millions of jobs,...but not if it
retains some current government policies. "Increasing production and exports
of oil and gas and of energy-intensive products from chemicals to
fertilizers can put the nation on track to wipe out the entire trade deficit
within the decade, returning the nation to a trade balance — even a surplus
— that has not been enjoyed for decades," Mark Mills, CEO of Digital Power
Group writes. However, government policies now in place hinder the
production and export of hydrocarbons. NOTE: Our analyses have been showing
this since 2002. Bush tried to do this but was stopped by progressive
liberals. Progressive liberals are now in control of the U.S. and we are
suffering horrible consequences.
EPIC FAIL: 73 Climate Modes vs. Observations for
Tropical Tropospheric Temperature.
Dr. Roy Spencer, June 4, 2013. A
comparison between 73 CMIP5 models...and observations for the tropical bulk
tropospheric temperature (aka “MT”) since 1979 shows every one grossly
overestimates observed warming by an average of 3 times as much as the
observed. Now, in what universe do the above results not represent an epic
failure for the models? I continue to suspect that the main source of
disagreement is that the models’ positive feedbacks are too strong…and
possibly of even the wrong sign. NOTE: These models are the ONLY "proof"
that man is causing global warming. So much for the "proof." Watch an
interview we did with Spencer four years ago for more information:
EPA Sets Its Sights on Eradicating Human Race.
Washington Times, June 4, 2013. “Hi, I’m from the
EPA and I am going to
help you whether you want it or not. If you don’t let me help you, I am
going to fine you until your company goes out of business. I am going to
make you jump through endless hoops that do nothing to prevent pollution in
the air, land or water. I am going to saddle you with mountains of
regulations and paperwork. If you complain or resist, I will fine you some
more. In the end, I just may kill you anyway.” NOTE: This, of course,
is tongue in cheek humor of a real problem. The article goes on to show how
EPA lunacy regs have actually killed people. The EPA has become the High
Priest of all human actions in the U.S. It's culture of control over
everything can never be reformed. It must be eliminated.
Hurricane Season begins with a New Record Hurricane
Drought for the USA.
WUWT, June 1, 2013.While
NOAA predicts an active Atlantic Hurricane Season,
it is useful to note this other milestone of hurricane drought, a duration
not seen since 1900. As of today, it has been
2777 days or 7.6
years since the US has been hit by a Cat 3 or greater hurricane. The last
such hurricane was
Wilma on October
24th, 2005. NOTE: It is incredible that the mainstream media and
warming alarmists (extremists?) continue to assert that there are more
intense hurricanes that ever before, when in fact they are at a record low.
How can they get away with this?
Wind Energy Nothing More Than A Fraudulent Scheme.
EPA Abuse, April 30, 2013. The construction of the wind farms puts the whole
wind farm industry at such a deficit in fossil fuels used before they even
go into operation, and they have no chance of even coming close to producing
enough electricity to ever get out of the hole. This doesn’t take into
consideration the fact that each turbine uses more grid electricity while in
use than it will ever produce. Realistically, we have a whole industry
scamming billions off the public under the guise of producing renewable
electricity from wind. NOTE: The entire global warming scheme is a
fraud, from the total lack of empirical science to show man caused it (past
tense because we are likely going into global cooling), to the panacea that
wind and solar can economically produce all our power while reducing CO2
Sorry Global Warmists, But Extreme Weather Events Are
Becoming Less Extreme.
Forbes, May , 2013. Just about every type of extreme
weather event is becoming less frequent and less severe in recent years as
our planet continues its modest warming in the wake of the Little Ice Age.
While global warming activists attempt to spin a narrative of ever-worsening
weather, the objective facts tell a completely different story. NOTE:
Even with the current outbreaks of tornadoes, we are still below normal.
Everything is getting better, except it will probably soon get worse as the
earth really starts to cool.
Last Three Years Prove Man-Caused Warming Is Not
Responsible for Tornadoes.
WUWT, May 30, 2013.
Until last week, we are at the bottom end of the frequency as of the date.
When it was active in 2011, the ignorant and opportunists blamed it on
global warming. Last spring was very warm and activity was way down. This
year, spring ranked among the coldest and activity was very low and only
recently has picked up as warmth finally began pushing north to clash with
the colder air to the north. It is in the region of CONTRAST that the jet
stream is energized and severe weather occurs. When it is too warm or too
cold from north to south, activity is depressed. Global warming would
diminish the contrast north to south and result in weaker storms, a weaker
jet stream, fewer tornado outbreak and strong EF3-5 tornadoes." NOTE:
Excellent! All you want to know about tornadoes. Tornadoes (and to some
extent hurricanes) need very cold air masses to collide with very warm,
humid air masses. That combination DOES NOT OCCUR MAN-CAUSED GLOBAL
WARMING!!!! It occurs with cooling -- exactly the opposite of the air-heads
pontificating that the tornadoes were caused by global warming. Yet, the
media persist in reporting the lie.
im Yeo: Humans May Not Be To Blame For Global Warming.
Daily Telegraph, May 29, 2013.
British MP Tim Yeo,
the chairman of the Commons Energy and Climate Change committee said in
2009: “The dying gasps of the deniers will be put to bed. In five years
time, no one will argue about a man-made contribution to climate change.”
Today he is saying: “Although I think the evidence that the climate is
changing is now overwhelming, the causes are not absolutely clear. There
could be natural causes, natural phases that are taking place." NOTE:
This change in foundational beliefs is sweeping non-progressive Europe.
Progressives, on the other hand will never change their mind, even if the
Earth goes into another Little Ice Age. Europe seems to be dumping its green
energy binge because it is so unreliable and horribly expensive. Hmm, seems
to me skeptics warned of this many years ago.
Global Warming “Consensus”: Cooking the Books.
New American, May 21, 2013.
“Ninety-seven percent of scientists
agree:#climate change is real, man-made and dangerous,” President Barack
Obama tweeted last Thursday, May 16. The claim is from John Cook, an
Australian blogger/warming activist, who claimed that 97% of 12,000
scientific research articles opined that man caused global warming. However,
only one-third actually opined at all, and of those, only 65 (out of 12,000)
stated man caused the warming. Ironically, 78 claimed that man had no
significant impact! Yet, the 97% was headlined around the world and most
people believe it is a fact. NOTE: This is literally so disgusting it
makes me nauseated. Outright lies become truth and the truth becomes a lie.
Seems to me the Bible says that when this happens it does not turn out well
for people. Expect it to get worse, much worse, before it gets better.
House Proposes 'Devastating" Cuts to Interior, EPA in
Environment & Energy Daily, May 22, 2013. House appropriators yesterday
proposed allocating $24.3 billion to the subcommittee that funds the
Interior Department, Forest Service and U.S. EPA for next fiscal year, a
level that would likely require significant cuts to a host of conservation
programs, clean water grants, and climate change and habitat restoration
work, environmentalists warned. The proposed top-line figure for the
Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s annual spending
bill is about 18 percent below what Congress provided the agencies in fiscal
2013 before the sequester set in. NOTE: To stop the tyranny these agencies
are committing, they should be eliminated entirely. This is second best.
They will never survive the Senate, however.
Dept Energy Authorizes Second Proposed Liquefied
Natural Gas Export Facility.
Energy.gov, May 17, 2013. The Energy Department announced today that it has
conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction,
LLC (Freeport) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG)
to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United
States from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas.
Obama has been stonewalling this for years. (the first license was issued in
2011, with five pending) This is huge. We have been writing extensively
about the energy glut that could make the U.S. energy independent and bring
tremendous wealth along with it. As exciting as this is, that is not the big
news, however. The big news is that Obama is allowing it (think Keystone
pipeline). He is throwing his eco supporters under the bus to hop aboard
this bonanza to rake in trillions in all kinds of licensing fees and taxes
to unleash a social program to end all social programs and ensure Democrats
will be in the driver’s seat for the foreseeable future. Get ready for
bobbles for everyone
(that is if Obama’s policies don’t destroy us first).
Obama Climate Agenda Faces Supreme Court Reckoning.
Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2013. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other
industry groups, along with states such as Texas and Virginia, have filed
nine petitions in recent weeks asking the [Supreme Court} to review four
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are designed to cut
greenhouse-gas emissions. Those challenging the rules all cite the economic
burden of the regulations and note that the EPA is making plans to regulate
power plants. They point out that the Clean Air Act, which passed in 1970,
was not designed to tackle climate change. At least one brief, by the state
of Virginia, challenges the EPA's evaluation of the climate change science
that underpinned its decision to regulate greenhouse gases.
NOTE: This comes one month after the EPA
voluntarily postponed the implementation of these economy destroying
regulations because of overwhelming opposition in over 2 million comments.
Green energy triumph: $11,000,000.00 spent per job
Events, May, 9, 2013. the Institute for Energy Research (IER) divided the
$26 billion spent on “green jobs” by the Energy Department since 2009,
divided it by the 2,298 permanent jobs created, and came up with a cost of
$11.45 million per job. Says the IER: "...Energy-related
tax preferences cost taxpayers about $13.5 billion in FY 2012... But solar
and wind power, for which the majority of the tax preferences for renewable
energy were directed, produced only 3.6 percent of the nation’s generation
in 2012. In addition, the Treasury Department’s 1603 grant program, which
offers cash payments to renewable energy companies, cost taxpayers $5.8
billion in 2012. NOTE: Europe's green energy efforts have been in
place much longer than America's. But, Europe's efforts are disintegrating
before their eyes, leading many to say it is the biggest energy failure in
Europe's history. Yet, Obama continues full-steam-ahead, in classic
Effectiveness of CO2 as a Greenhouse
Gas Declines With Greater Concentration.
WUWT, May 8, 2013.
According to well understood physical parameters, the effectiveness of CO2
as a greenhouse gas diminishes logarithmically with increasing concentration
and from the current level of ~390 ppmv, (parts per million by
volume). Accordingly only ~5% of the effectiveness of CO2 as a greenhouse
gas remains beyond the current level. This inconvenient fact is well
understood in the climate science community. The logarithmic diminution of
the effect of CO2 is probably the reason why there was no runaway greenhouse
warming from CO2 in earlier eons when CO2 levels were known to be at levels
of several thousands ppmv. NOTE: This is well known, but
dismissed by alarmists because the greenhouse theory doesn't depend on CO2
warming. Confused? It's deliberate. The greenhouse theory only depends upon
a small increase in temperature in the topics by CO2 will increase
cumulonimbus cloud formation which, upon decaying, leaves thin, high
elevation cirrus clouds, cirrus clouds allow short wave solar radiation to
penetrate to the earth's surface where warming occurs, but these thin clouds
trap the long wave radiation emitted by earth to space. It's actually the
cirrus clouds that provide the greenhouse effect. The CO2 merely acts as a
catalyst. The only problem? It's not happening--period. That should kill the
theory, but alarmists fanatically keep it alive.
Sunspot Cycle and the Global Temperature Change
WUWT, May 3, 2013. There is an 82% correlation between the sunspot
cycle and the Global Temperature Anomaly. The correlation is obtained
through a nonlinear time series summation of NASA monthly sunspot data to
the NOAA monthly Global Temperature Anomaly. This correlation is made
without, averaging, filtering, or discarding any temperature or sunspot
data. the model shows that the magnitude, the asymmetrical shape, the length
and the oscillation of each sunspot cycle appear to be the factors
controlling Global temperature changes. NOTE: For comparison there is
a 42% correlation for CO2. These results are literally STUNNING
if they survive the peer review process--so caution is warranted. It is hard
to believe this simple correlation has not been done before. Or, if it has,
the researchers were forced to use "adjusted" data that was already
manipulated by the data centers trying to prove man-caused warming. Raw data
has not been available until this past year.
A Crisis in UK Energy Policy Looks Inevitable.
Liberum Capital, April 30, 2013. The crisis will be caused because 1)
successive UK governments
have grossly underestimated the engineering, financial, and economic
challenges posed by the drive to decarbonise the electricity sector by 2030'
2) the total required investment to deliver policy goals is £161bn from now
to 2020 and up to £376bn by 2030 and rising electricity bills by 100% by
2030; 3) fossil fuels are no longer scarce and public support will wane; 4)
increasing risk of failure will cause nationalization of the power industry
and shift costs of failure to the public; and 5) spiraling consumer
costs/developer profits that government will find untenable. Ultimately, the
government will not allow the most severe costs of failure will not be borne
by the people (voters) nor the government (always protects itself), but by
the industry. BEWARE. NOTE: This is not limited to the UK, but for
every nation--including the U.S. Alternative energy is an utter failure;
pushed by progressive zealots who ALWAYS know better than anyone else what
is best for all of us. We have warned of this day for a decade.
Another Amplification Mechanism Discovered by which
the Sun Affects Earth’s Climate.
WUWT. April 30, 2013. A paper published Tuesday in the Journal of Climate
finds tiny variations in solar activity over 11-year solar cycles have
greatly amplified effects upon climate via changes in the
North Pacific sea surface temperatures & sea level pressure, and via changes
in stratospheric ozone from solar UV. The authors find the Arctic
Oscillation evolves from a negative mode a few years before solar maximums
to a positive mode at and following solar maximums. The IPCC claims the tiny
variations in solar activity during solar cycles cannot affect climate, but
this paper and many others demonstrate
solar activity has greatly amplified effects upon
climate via ocean oscillations, atmospheric oscillations such as the
Madden-Julian oscillation and Quasi-biennial oscillation, stratospheric
ozone, and sunshine hours/clouds. NOTE:
These studies provide overwhelming evidence that the sun, not CO2 controls
earth's temperature. Now that global warming has stopped for over 15 years,
most scientists are beginning to doubt the man-caused theory. Not so the
Obama administration, government scientists whose jobs and reputations are
staked on the theory, nor the majority in the media who will believe any
nihilistic, emotion-ridden concocted story.
NASA: Different Solar Emissions More Important Than
News, January 8, 2013. Within the relatively narrow
band of EUV wavelengths, the sun’s output varies not by a minuscule 0.1%,
but by whopping factors of 10 or more. This can strongly affect the
chemistry and thermal structure of the upper atmosphere.
The sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event (Read: Little Ice
Age) right now. Ongoing Solar Cycle 24 is the weakest in more than 50
years. Moreover, there is (controversial) evidence of a long-term weakening
trend in the magnetic field strength of sunspots. Matt Penn and William
Livingston of the National Solar Observatory predict that by the time Solar
Cycle 25 arrives, magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any
sunspots will be formed. Independent lines of research involving
helioseismology and surface polar fields tend to support their conclusion. “If
the sun really is entering an unfamiliar phase of the solar cycle, then we
must redouble our efforts to understand the sun-climate link.” NOTE:
Warming skeptics have been saying this for 20 years. Apparently, after
16 years of no warming (actually, slight cooling) and the (forced?)
retirement of warming zealot James Hansen from NASA, scientists are finally
admitting that the sun is responsible.
Global Cooling Era to Bring Food Shortages and
Space and Science
Research Corp., April 25, 2013.
"Here in the United States, we face
the real prospect of major crop damage and food shortages as we get closer
to the bottom of the next cold era estimated to be 2031. We should fully
expect to see substantial crop losses during the 2020’s along with
accompanying food riots, and social unrest, especially in every major US
city. That means we may have seven years, and likely less, to set aside the
food we will need or make adjustments to our national food production and
consumption practices in order to get through the global cooling onslaught
with minimal damage. This situation will be made much worse because the
current administration of President Obama...unbelievably is still telling
the world that the Earth is warming because of man’s industrial greenhouse
gas emissions. Nothing could be further from the truth according to the
overwhelming evidence that climatologists and solar physicists around the
world have compiled and is discussed in our global climate report for all to
read." NOTE: We have been warning of this for 2 years. We all hope
they are wrong, but trends in the data suggest he is right on. Yet, Obama
continues his idiotic proclamation of man-caused global warming, not because
it is real, and not because he wants to help people. It is because he wants
to control people and drive our economy into the ground. He is doing
a fine job of that.
Cold and Snow Wave Grips the USA.
WUWT, April 23, 2013. There have been 9787 new cold and snow records
since March 13th. This was nearly 3 times the number of warm
temperature record breakers. If this were a month of a heatwave across thus
last July, you can
bet it would be MSM headlines all over the place and breathless stories from
AP’s Seth Borenstein and pronouncements from the Mannian climate cartel
about how all this is connected to global warming, er climate change, er
climate disruption. But so far nary a peep from the warming doomsayers.
NOTE: There have been many such cold record breakers over the past 10
years, and none of them have been widely reported by the press. The bias
would be laughable if it wasn't for the fact that the policies being
generated by the Obama administration to stop global warming (read control
the economy) weren't so devastating to our economy. This is merely more
evidence we are slipping into a 30-70 year cooling cycle.
E.P.A. Will Delay Rule Limiting Carbon Emissions at
New Power Plants.
New York Times, April 12, 2013.
The Environmental Protection
Agency said Friday that it would delay issuance of a new rule limiting
emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from new power plants
after the electric power industry objected on legal and technical grounds...
The EPA had received more than two million comments on the proposed rule.
Newer power plants burning natural gas already easily meet the new
standards, so the rule presents little obstacle for new gas plants. But the
rule would have effectively killed any new coal-fired plants... Coal today
provides about 40 percent of electricity generation in the United States.
NOTE: This is great news. Every study on the rule proved it would
devastate the economy of the U.S. That's the exact goal of progressive
environmentalists. Hopefully, it will never be issued.
EU climate change policy in crisis after MEPs vote
against high CO2 prices.
The Telegraph, April 16, 2013. "The price of carbon crashed up to 45 per
cent to a record-low €2.63 a metric ton, after the European Parliament
rejected a proposal to change the EU emissions-trading laws to delay the
sale of 900m CO2 permits on the world's biggest carbon markets. The European
Commission measure, known as "backloading" was aimed at artificially raising
the price of EU carbon permits by restricting supply after they fell to a
record low in January due the economic slowdown and contraction in
manufacturing across Europe. The rejection of the measure is expected to
trigger further falls in the price of carbon, to as low as €1 and could
herald the end of an EU system," NOTE: Good riddance. We have long
predicted this would happen, especially when it was revealed about a year
ago that 95 percent of the trading was corrupted. Thank God, the legislation
that would have created a U.S. carbon trading system was never passed.
GAO: Billions in Clean Energy Aid Unlikely to be Used
After Failures of High-Profile Recipients.
Washington Guardian, April 17, 2013. The Energy Department expects to spend
only a portion of its remaining advanced energy loan guarantee authority and
funds, in part because of negative publicity caused by the high-profile
failures of some recipients, the Government Accountability Office reports.
The DOE had no expectation of backing any new projects under the Advanced
Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program, which has $16.6 billion in
unused authority and $4.4 billion in unused appropriations. NOTE:
Maybe the Obama administration is finally realizing the government should
not be in the capital venture business because it is politically driven to
support ventures that don't work. Don't get too excited, however.
Progressives in Congress made sure the ten year $12.1 billion subsidy
(Production Tax Credit (PTC)) for 2013 was renewed in the January "cliff"
Global Warming Didn’t Cause Big US Drought.
April 12, 2013. Last year's huge drought was a freak of nature that wasn't
caused by man-made
global warming, a new
federal science. Scientists say the lack of moisture usually pushed up from
the Gulf of Mexico was the main reason for the drought in the nation's
midsection. "This is one of those events that comes along once every couple
hundreds of years," said lead author
a research meteorologist at the
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Climate change
was not a significant part, if any, of the event." He said the jet stream
that draws moisture north from the Gulf was stuck unusually north in Canada.
Global warming scientist blasted the report. NOTE: Of course this
disclaimer will never see any widespread reporting in the as were the
headline stories that global warming caused the drought.
States Show Folly of Energy Mandates.
Politico, April 2, 2013. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia
already have a renewable energy mandate on the books. According to the
Institute for Energy Research, utility bills in states with a renewable
energy portfolio standard (RPS) are 40 percent higher on average than in
states without one. Since North Carolina issued the mandate imposition in
2009, utility bills have increased a 33 percent faster compared to the
annual rate of growth prior to passage of the state’s RPS. if it remains in
place, would increase electricity costs for consumers by $1.8 billion and
result in the loss of 3,500 jobs by 2021. NOTE: I suppose it wouldn't
be nice to say "I told you so" years ago. Yet, the Obama administration and
progressives across the country are still full-steam ahead to make this a
federal mandate. They are dangerous and must be voted out of office.
Hansen finally 'Muzzled' by Obama?
WUWT, April 8, 2013.
Dr. James Hansen, NASA's point man on global warming with a salary of
$180,000/yr, has retired claiming "As a government employee you can't
testify against the government." "Hogwash," claims Attorney Chris Horner of
CEI. "Not that 'Job 1' for Hansen at NASA was
attentiveness to ethics guidelines or anything,
but the rules say no such thing. See
5 C.F.R. Part 6901.103 (c)
5 C.F.R. 2635.805."
Hansen has made millions "consulting" while working for NASA. Suddenly, the
Obama administration is denying his requests to serve as an "expert witness"
that would earn him an enviable consulting fee. During the Bush
administration, Hansen shouted that coal trains were "death trains" and CEOs
of coal companies should stand trial for crimes against humanity. NOTE:
While the Obama administration apparently liked Hansen for cooking the
books on temperature data to show increasing global warming, they apparently
didn't like him drawing so much negative attention on NASA and the Obama
A Sensitive Matter.
The Economist, March 30, 2013. Preface: This article in the Economist
-- which historically been a strong supporter of man-caused warming -- is
creating a major buzz in the mainstream media. Article: "OVER the
past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while
greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100
billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is
about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750. The
mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures
is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now... This lack of new
warming is a surprise... Surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the
low end of the range of projections derived from 20 climate models... If
they remain flat, they will fall outside the models’ range within a few
years... It does not mean [however, that] global warming is a delusion."
Note: While this is a major crack in the media's unflinching support
of the man-caused warming theory, the Economist makes sure to say this is
probably temporary and warming will likely resume. Several reasons are
postulated, but none reflect the most likely reason; the sun's slipping into
hibernation, thereby allowing more cosmic radiation to enter the earth's
atmosphere, which in turn causes more clouds to form that cools the earth.
Here Comes Team Obama's Carbon Tax.
Fox News, March 21, 2013. To readers: I have been on a 3 week whirlwind
speaking tour that has taken me out of action. Here is one backlogged item.
A FOIA request to Treasury's Dept. of Environment and Energy has provided
provide solid evidence that the Obama administration and its allies in
Congress have every intention of implementing a carbon tax if we fail to
stop them. Ian Parry of the Fiscal Affairs Department on “Public Sources of
Climate Finance...suggests a $25 per metric ton carbon tax" that would allow
$25 billion a year [to] be sent abroad “for climate finance.” There are an
additional 10,000 emails from 2012 alone that have yet to be released.
NOTE: The Obama administration is hell-bent-for-leather to impose taxes
and mandates that allow the government to CONTROL the U.S. economy and
systematically destroy it.
Green Cars Have a Dirty Little
Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2013. If an electric car is driven for 90,000
miles, it will cause just 24 percent less carbon-dioxide emission over its
lifetime than a conventional car. Over its entire lifetime, the electric car
will be responsible for 8.7 tons of carbon dioxide less than the average
conventional car. The 8.7 tons of carbon dioxide that would be saved is
valued at about $44, yet the federal government continues to subsidize
electric-car buyers with up to $7,500. More than $5 billion in federal
grants go to battery and electric car manufacturers. What was once thought
of as an environmentally-conscious endeavor is turning out to produce more
pollution and waste government money. NOTE: Why am I not surprised? The
entire global warming hysteria and green energy has been a shame from the
New Study Claims Global Temps Highest in 4000 Years.
Climate Depot, March 8, 2013. Global warming activists and media outlets are
hyping a new study published in Science that claims the Earth is
experiencing unprecedented temperatures... But the new media touted study is
on 'reconstructed data' from 73 data sites, pretended to cover space-time of
196 million sq. mi. and 11,300 years."
The new study is also counter to a preponderance of existing peer-reviewed
studies showing the Medieval Warm Period and the Roman Warming were both as
warm or warmer than today without benefit of modern emissions or SUVs.
NOTE: These scientists also combined two apples and oranges data sets--a
NO NO in science. This is horrible science that will be totally discredited,
just like Michael Mann's "hockey stick" curve was in the early 2000's.
California's Green Jobs Bust.
Washington Examiner. February
27, 2013. California has embraced the entire green
agenda on global warming legislation. How's that working? California now has
the highest gas prices in the country. As of the third week in February, the
price of regular unleaded was 40 cents more ($4.15 per gallon) than the
national average ($3.74). California already has some of the nation's
highest electricity prices -- 39 percent higher than the national average --
and those will continue to rise. Cap-and-trade will cost [businesses] about
$1 billion a year, according to the California Chamber of Commerce.
According to the best numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fewer
than 2,500 green jobs have been created in California since 2010. NOTE: How
many examples of failure do progressives in power need before they finally
realize green energy DOES NOT WORK!? Never! They are incapable of
recognizing the truth even when it is destroying them.
U.S. Energy Boom -- Maybe.
Range Magazine, Spring 2013.
The U.S. has enough oil and natural gas to make us
completely energy independent for a long, long time.
It would provide an economic infusion to
cash-strapped rural America. If the U.S. can avoid a complete economic
collapse over the next three years, the future not only looks bright, but we
could see the greatest economic boom in America’s (maybe the world’s)
history. So far Obama has blocked almost every effort to develop our oil and
gas resources. If he abandons his progressive ideology to allow this
development, it is probable he will heavily tax the oil and natural gas to
fund an enormous social agenda; thereby insuring continued progressive
control of the government for the next generation. NOTE: It is tragic
that we have an individual in the White House who will squander the best
opportunity this nation has ever seen
California Girds for Electricity Woes.
Wall Street Journal. February 26, 2013. California is weighing how to avoid
a looming electricity crisis that could be brought on by its growing
reliance on wind and solar power. Regulators and energy companies met
Tuesday, hoping to hash out a solution to the peculiar stresses placed on
the state's network by sharp increases in wind and solar energy. Power
production from renewable sources fluctuates wildly, depending on wind
speeds and weather. At Tuesday’s
meeting, experts cautioned that the state could begin seeing problems with
reliability as soon as 2015. NOTE: If you live in California (both my kids
do) we feel sorry for you. No other state (and there are some bad ones) has
insanely destructive policies as does California. Their politicians live in
another universe.Not surprisingly,
are crying the
same story the past few days.
Rethinking Wind Power -- Harvard Study Shows It to be
WUWT, February 25, 2013. Research has shown
that the generating capacity of very large wind power installations (larger
than 100 square kilometers) may peak at between 0.5 and 1 watts per square
meter. Previous estimates, which ignored the turbines’ slowing effect on the
wind, had put that figure at between 2 and 7 watts per square meter. "These
geophysical limits may be meaningful if we really want to scale wind power
up to supply a third, let’s say, of our primary energy.” NOTE: This is huge
because it means there is a definite upper limit to how much power can be
produced by wind farms. Reduction in power production could be as high as
700 percent and may explain why wind power has always fallen short of
Blackout Britain: EU Environmental Directive Puts
Millions at Risk of Power Cuts.
Sunday Express, February 24, 2013. ONE
million homes narrowly escaped a power cut last month as bitterly cold
weather placed a massive strain on Britain’s creaking electricity network.
Shutdown was only avoided because a gas-fired station [Fawley] due to close
by next winter came to the rescue. Last night experts warned that
life-threatening blackouts are increasingly likely as “we head downhill –
fast”. Fawley is one of a number of
coal and oil power stations being forced into retirement to comply with EU
environmental targets. Winter weather, ...increasing reliance on wind power,
which requires back up generation for days when there is no wind, all add to
the risk of blackouts. “What worries me most is that the average household
energy bill will be £1,400 ($2,134) by end of the year; £1,500 ($2,286) is a
cliff edge at which most people say they’ll switch off the heating
entirely.” NOTE: Electricity prices have doubled over the past five
years as more wind farms have been brought on line. It is a train wreck in
Sunspot cycle 24: Smallest cycle in 100 years.
NASA, Marshall Space Flight
Center, February 2, 2013.
The current prediction for
Sunspot Cycle 24['s peak]...is about 69 in the Fall of 2013. The smoothed
sunspot number has already reached 67 (in February 2012) due to the strong
peak in late 2011... We are currently over four years into Cycle 24. The
current predicted and observed size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle
since Cycle 14 which had a maximum of 64.2 in February of 1906. Note:
The midpoint is supposed to be this year, but looks like it was in late
2011--2 years early. The beginning of cycle 24 was 2 years late. The peak in
solar cycle 23 was 175, more than double cycle 24. Cycle 25 is predicted to
be smaller yet, or non-existent. Historically, solar hibernations bring very
cold temperatures and short growing seasons. We'll see. So much for global
Bjorn Lomborg: Climate-Change Misdirection.
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2013. In Obama's Inaugural address he said
he would double down on "the threat of climate change:...the devastating
impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms
"devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more
powerful storms What threat? Worldwide number of wildfires have
declined 15% since 1950 and will continue to do so. A major study
reported in Nature reveals "there has been little change in drought
over the past 60 years." Finally, The U.S. is currently experiencing
the longest absence of severe landfall hurricanes in over a century. NOTE:
As is always the case, the wild-eyed claims of alarmists, including the
president, are not only exaggerated, they are bald-faced lies.
EPA Email Scandal Worse Than Originally Thought.
Breitbart, January 27, 2013. After stonewalling a FOIA request by attorney
Chris Horner for nearly a year, the EPA was ordered by the court to
produce some 12,000 of these emails sent to or from a secret email account
used by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson named "Richard Windsor." They were to
be released to Horner in batches of 3,000 every month. The first release was
only 2100 with the email account name redacted, making it nearly impossible
to determine if they were the Richard Windsor account. By systematically
tracing each email, Horner determined that "not one of those emails was from
Richard Windsor’s account. Not one..." It is obvious "the point of this
scheme was to evade public accountability, to conduct official government
business under the table, outside of the public eye..., allowing
official EPA business to be conducted secretly. NOTE: The EPA is now
launching an economy-killing series of draconian regulations cooked up
secretly. The EPA cannot be salvaged. It is time to abolish the EPA before
it destroys America entirely.
Ethanol Mandates Too Costly to Maintain.
LSJ.com, January 19, 2013. Ethanol benefits only those groups that sell the
raw material comprising it and the politicians who receive their donations
while wreaking immeasurable harm on the world’s most economically vulnerable
and providing little to no environmental advantages. Unfortunately, although
the corn ethanol subsidies are gone, the federal mandates remain. The 2007
Renewable Fuels Standard still requires that all U.S. fuel contain a blend
of 10 percent ethanol, resulting in 44 percent of all corn grown in the
United States being, pardon the pun, earmarked for ethanol production. This
percentage represents an estimated 15 percent of all corn grown in the
world. NOTE: Another colossal failed effort to “save” the environment. Don’t
expect the eco-nuts or politicians to learn from their near 100% failed
Not to Worry--Greenland Much Warmer in the Past.
WUWT, January 24, 2013. Greenland ice sheet is not as sensitive to
temperature increases and to ice melting and running out to sea in warm
climate periods. During the Eemian period 130,000 to 115,000 thousand
years ago the climate in Greenland was around 8 degrees C warmer than today.
Even though the warm Eemian period was a period when the oceans were four to
eight meters higher than today, the ice sheet in northwest Greenland was
only a few hundred meters lower than the current level, which indicates that
the contribution from the Greenland ice sheet was less than half the total
sea-level rise during that period.” Also, when the temperature was only 2-3oC
warmer than now, the icecap had very little melting. NOTE: So, why
are we worried about a 1oC to 2oC increase?
Team of Ex-NASA Scientists Concludes No Imminent
Threat from Man-Made CO2.
WUWT, January 23, 2013. A group of 20 ex-NASA scientists have
concluded that the science used to support the man-made climate change
hypothesis is not settled (it never was) and after thorough analysis, no
convincing physical evidence exists to support catastrophic climate change
forecasts. These scientists have advanced degrees in engineering, physics,
chemistry, astrophysics, geophysics, geology and meteorology, many with
PhDs. Most important, these scientists stated the U.S. Government has
overreacted to a possible catastrophic warming...Environmentalists have been
grossly misled to believe CO2 is a pollutant. NOTE: The implications
of this report are staggering given Obama's plan announced in his inaugural
address to launch an avalanche of new regulations to reduce CO2 emissions.
Unfortunately, these scientists will be ignored like all the other skeptical
scientists. It never was about science. It was always a political agenda.
A New Role for Coal in German Energy Revolution.
Spiegel Online International, September 7, 2012. Renewables
such as wind and solar are subject to large fluctuations in output. Coal has
long been considered their dirty alternative, but a new generation of power
plants may herald a glowing future for the fossil fuel. Conventional power
plants grind coal into dust, which is then blown into a boiler. But, by
using a new technology, the pulverized coal is first stored in a silo,
making it possible to control much more closely the amount that is later fed
to the flame, allowing the power production to drop to 10% of maximum when
wind and solar power maximizes, and ramp up quickly when wind and solar
suddenly drop. NOTE: This new technology could revitalize the U.S.
coal industry if it proves out over the long run. It doesn't reduce CO2
emissions, however. With natural gas prices 4 times higher in Germany than
the U.S. it is also cheaper than natural gas power generation. That would
not be the case in the U.S.
Obama Inaugural Gives Climate Policy Center Stage.
Chamber of Commerce, January 22, 2013. “We will respond to the threat of
climate change, knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and
future generations,” Mr. Obama said on Monday at the start of eight
sentences on the subject, more than he devoted to any other specific area.
“Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can
avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and
more powerful storms.” NOTE: The biggest threat to our children is
Obama's progressive policies -- not climate change. Once again there is
absolutely no empirical scientific evidence to suggest man is causing global
warming. Zero! Expect an avalanche of new economy killing regulations.
NASA's GISS Adjusts Data Again, Increasing
Temperature by 0.1oC Since 2008!
WUWT, January 18, 2013. Comparing [the 2008] dataset with today’s version,
we can see that about 0.10oC of warming, or more, has been added
to temperatures in the last decade, compared to data up to about 1950...
Prior to 2008, other adjustments of about 0.03oC had already been
added to the numbers originally declared just a few years earlier. NOTE:
I discussed a 0.3oC increase by data manipulation from 1991 to
1999 in the Winter, 2013 article
Climate Fraud (rangemagazine.com). James Hansen,
the hyper alarmist NASA head of the GISS, has manipulated the data AGAIN to
add another 0.1oC to the past decade. Is it any wonder NOAA and
NASA claim 2012 was the warmest year on record, when, in fact, more accurate
data shows a hot/dry summer but much less so than the 1930s?
Black carbon is a larger cause of climate change than
WUWT, January 15, 2013. Black carbon is the second largest man-made
contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly
underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive
analysis of this issue. The direct influence of black carbon, or soot, on
warming the climate could be about twice previous estimates; approximately
two thirds of the effect of the largest man made contributor to global
warming, carbon dioxide. NOTE: Except for alarmist literature,
science is showing CO2 has a very low impact on warming. I have always
suspected black carbon could be a significant contributor. Compared to CO2,
black carbon is relatively easy to reduce. By many orders of magnitude,
China and India have the highest emissions.
Climate Fraud and the Decline of America.
Range, Winter, 2013. NOAA's
National Comate Data Center (NCDC) is making headlines claiming 2012 was the
hottest year on record for the US and one of the top two most extreme years.
Don't believe it. The NCDC is cooking the books by including temperature
measuring stations that have experienced large increases in temperature due
to the heat island effect (local temperatures increase due to development
and asphalt, not climate change), and outright data manipulation to increase
recent temperatures. NOAA also didn't mention their new U.S. Climate
Reference Network (USCCRN) whose 114 stations are strategically located both
across the U.S. and well away from any local heat sources. Those stations
reported temperatures nearly 2oF cooler than the exaggerated NCDC readings.
The hottest and most extreme years in the U.S. are still those in the 1930s
-- by a long shot. NOTE: Figures don't lie, but liars figure. NOAA's
bold proclamations are disgusting.
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