• 50m Climate Refugee Claims: It’s About Money For The UN

    • Date: 20/04/11

    The ShadowLands’ story about the United Nations’ failed prediction that there would be 50 million climate refugees by 2010 has gone global, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s subsequent attempt to hide the evidence only made it much, much worse. German magazine der Spiegel has published a thoughtful article on the subject, with the first response from the UNEP […]

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  • Steve McIntyre: The Smug Loop

    • Date: 18/04/11

    Both Andy Revkin Climate, Communication and the ‘Nerd Loop’ and Randy Olson, in a linked blog post, bemoan the state of “climate communication”, criticizing what they call the “nerd loop”. While I agree with Olson and Revkin that there is much to criticize in the climate communications community, I don’t think that either of them […]

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  • Cover Up: UN Tries To Erase Failed Climate Refugee Prediction

    • Date: 16/04/11

    The United Nations Environment Programme has tried to erase one of its glaring failed predictions about climate refugees by removing a map from its website purporting to show where 50 million climate refugees will come from by 2010. After Asian Correspondent reviewed its findings earlier this week, the story has been linked to by websites around the world […]

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  • Black Propaganda

    • Date: 15/04/11

    The BBC has plumbed new depths with its recent reporting on shale gas. Its reporter Richard Black wrote a story about the old Cornell University claim that shale gas production emits more greenhouse-warming gases than coal. I happen to know quite a bit about this study and I know that it is based on very extreme […]

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  • Keep Libel Laws Out Of Climate Science?

    • Date: 14/04/11

    In the past few months, there has been a series of somewhat extraordinary exchanges (by climate standards), between two groups, otherwise hitherto largely insulated from each other. The exchanges have taken place with parts of the so-called ‘online climate change sceptical readership’ in the UK (and others) on one side; and another, well-organized, well-defined and regimented […]

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  • Hippies Cause Global Warming

    • Date: 12/04/11

    People growing marijuana indoors use 1 percent of the U.S. electricity supply, and they create 17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year (not counting the smoke exhaled) according to a report by Evan Mills, an energy analyst at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. After medical pot use was made legal in California in 1996, […]

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  • The BBC And Salami Climatology

    • Date: 10/04/11

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704503104576250822733679638.html “New Warning on Arctic Sea Ice Melt” reads a headline on the BBC website. Ho hum, another global-warming alarm, right? But it turns out it’s even less alarming than you think. The “new warning” is the same as the old warning, only less urgent: Scientists who predicted a few years ago that Arctic summers […]

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  • We Have Barely Scratched The Surface Of Global Hydrocarbon Resources

    • Date: 07/04/11

    The take-home message is that humans have barely scratched the surface of global hydrocarbon resources. By the time they begin to scratch the surface, they should be ready to move on to advanced safe fission and fusion, as well as a number of other energy sources considered impractical at this time The US EIA has […]

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