• Must Be The CO2

    • Date: 14/05/11

    The period from 1977-2000 was dominated by strong El Ninos. It also was a period of warming, surrounded by periods of flat or cooling, which purely coincidentally were ENSO negative. http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/people/klaus.wolter/MEI/table.html http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3vgl/from:1952 Being the good peer-reviewed climate scientists that we are, the obvious explanation is that the 1977-2000 warming is due to CO2. All weather […]

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  • Blindspots At The IPCC

    • Date: 13/05/11

    Earlier this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a 26-page summary of an upcoming 1,000-page report about renewable energy. While perusing this document I was reminded of remarks by an anonymous IPCC insider who answered a questionnaire last year. According to this individual, the IPCC sees the world through a distorted lens. That distorted lens […]

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  • Most Americans Reject Climate Alarmism

    • Date: 13/05/11

    U.S. meteorologists say the deadly storms tearing up the South are not a result of climate change.  None the less, the extreme weather has rekindled the global warming debate in Washington, D.C. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of American Adults think the recent severe weather is primarily caused by long-term […]

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  • Skeptics Meet Warmists At Cambridge

    • Date: 13/05/11

    Would putting all the climate scientists in a room solve global warming… Entourages are not something that delegates bring to a conference. Especially if the delegate is a humble public sector scientist. But the private invitation-only event I attended at Downing College Cambridge this week was no ordinary conference. It was an attempt to bring […]

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  • Lies, Damned Lies And Politics

    • Date: 12/05/11

    One of the speakers at Global Water Intelligence’s conference in Berlin was Jennifer Hosterman, mayor of Pleasanton, California, and Chair of the US Mayor’s Water Council. In her talk, Hosterman said [paraphrasing] “water problems have big impacts… one California town has 40% unemployment; water shortages have led to thousands of job losses.” Knowing that these numbers […]

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  • James Delingpole: The Downing Climate Conference

    • Date: 11/05/11

    Yesterday I was at Downing College, Cambridge, for a Climate Change conference organised by Professor Alan Howard, the scientist/philanthropist/entrepreneur known, inter alia, for having devised the Cambridge diet and for funding the magnificent lecture hall in which the event took place. (For more reporting – and some brilliant cartoons from Josh who sat right next […]

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  • Steve McIntyre: The UK Government Tricks The SciTech Committee

    • Date: 10/05/11

    Bishop Hill reports that the UK government response to the SciTech Committee is now online here. The UK government submission “tricked” (TM- climate science) the SciTech Committee with untrue and/or deceptive assertions that the Muir Russell and Oxburgh reports were carried out ‘independently of Government and Government had no role in informing how these reviews […]

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  • Lawson In India: Debunking False Alarms

    • Date: 08/05/11

    If you are caught in a maze of information on climate change and its implications, and are trying to make sense from the tangled bits, An Appeal to Reason by British politician and journalist Nigel Lawson might just be the right read for you. Lawson, father of celebrity cook Nigella Lawson, dishes up some interesting […]

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