No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.

–Albert Einstein

Antarctic Ice: Is It Going To Take Over The Planet?

Antarctica at its finest

Antarctica at its finest (Photo credit: HamishM)

For every scary piece of data held up by alarmists as proof of man-made global warming, it seems a bit of contrary evidence is uncovered — and, of course, is ignored. Let's see what Antarctica is telling us.

The professional fearmongers are predicting that Arctic sea ice will soon be gone during the warmer months of the year. This is supposed to worry us into action that "fights" global warming.

But then there's the fact, which we noted last week, that the Arctic's sea ice gain from the record low of summer 2012 is a record of its own.

British Media Declare All-Out War On Green Energy Lobby

full pageONE 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 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.--Tracey Boles, Sunday Express, 24 February 2013

We are facing disaster on energy prices. The dynamic has changed, but the thinking hasn’t. What worries me most is that the average household energy bill will be £1,400 by end of the year; £1,500 is a cliff edge at which most people say they’ll switch off the heating entirely. ----Ann Robinson, consumer champion at uSwitch, Sunday Express, 24 February 2013

Kerry promotes climate change in first speech

kerrySyria is in flames, al-Qaeda is on the loose in Mali, Egypt is being Islamicized, North Korea has unleashed its nuclear program, Iran soon will, China is preparing to wage cyber war against us, Putin is giving us the finger...

And our new Secretary of State used his first major speech to promote climate change.

As The Consensus Among Scientists Crumbles, Global Warming Alarmists Attack Their Integrity

cartoonGlobal warming alarmists are attacking the integrity of scientists, desperately seeking to minimize the damage presented by a recent survey of geoscientists and engineers regarding global warming.

A recent survey of more than 1,000 geoscientists (commonly known as earth scientists) and engineers reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies found that only 36 percent agree with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assertion that humans are causing a serious global warming problem. By contrast, a majority of scientists in the survey believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.

The Rajendra Pachauri Puzzle

The Great Global Warming Swindle

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The IPCC chairman’s response to The Great Global Warming Swindle sheds light on his pathetic leadership.

During my earliest research into the climate debate, certain discoveries left a lasting impression. One was the response of Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to a 2008 ruling by a UK regulatory body.

His tone was so autocratic, so imperious, I never forgot it. Pachauri’s full, one-paragraph statement appears here. But this is the part that remained with me:

The IPCC is an organization that brings together the best experts from all over the world committed to working on an objective assessment of all aspects of climate change. The relevance and integrity of its work cannot be belittled by misleading or irresponsible reporting. [backup link]

'Nothing off-limits' in climate debate

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Rajendra K. Pachauri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

THE UN's climate change chief, Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises, confirmed recently by Britain's Met Office, but said it would need to last "30 to 40 years at least" to break the long-term global warming trend.

Dr Pachauri, the chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said that open discussion about controversial science and politically incorrect views was an essential part of tackling climate change.

In a wide-ranging interview on topics that included this year's record northern summer Arctic ice growth, the US shale-gas revolution, the collapse of renewable energy subsidies across Europe and the faltering European carbon market, Dr Pachauri said no issues should be off-limits for public discussion.

Germany's 'Green Revolution' May Cost Taxpayers 1 Trillion Euros

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Germany’s transition to renewable energy may cost up to 1 trillion euros ($1.34 trillion) in the next two decades, the environment minister said on Wednesday, piling pressure on his opponents to back plans to cap power price rises before the election.  --Reuters, 20 February 2013

Bulgaria’s government has announced it is resigning after nationwide protests against high electricity prices and austerity, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has said. “I will not participate in a government under which police are beating people,” Mr Borisov told parliament. Tens of thousands have protested across Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest country, against high electricity bills. --BBC News, 20 February 2013

Wuebbles gone wild – hilarious claims of “wall to wall” severe weather on cable news is not science

Don Wuebbles at TEDxUIUC 2011 2/5

Don Wuebbles (Photo credit: TEDxUIUC)

A couple of days ago there was this PR from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I decided it was just too ridiculous to get any traction. I was wrong, an even more ridiculous press release followed this one. Only one problem; Wuebbles doesn’t understand the difference between reality and reporting bias – Anthony

Climate change’s costly wild weather consequences

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Throughout 2012, the United States was battered by severe weather events such as hurricanes and droughts that affected both pocketbooks and livelihoods. Research suggests that in the coming years, U.S. five-day forecasts will show greater numbers of extreme weather events, a trend linked to human-driven climate change.

No surprise - alarmist psuedo scientists now blame blizzards on warming

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See Dr. Richard Keen’s excellent response to the AP story now with graphics here.

Another embarrassing moment for the science brought to you by the AMS, HUFFPO and AP’s Seth Borenstein.

Climate Change And Blizzards May Be Connected, Global Warming Studies Find

With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit.

Huff Po Raises The Bar On Stupidity

dunceClimate Change And Blizzards May Be Connected, Global Warming Studies Demonstrate

With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit.

Not. Two winters ago New England had near record snow, which left the ground saturated when Irene arrived.

Hansen's plan: To get arrested

Susan Rosenberg and Dr. James Hansen were arre...

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From How not to fix the climate, NY Times:

The date we set was on Thursday, Feb. 14. The only glitch, he said, is that on the 13th, he was participating in an anti-Keystone demonstration in front of the White House led by his friend McKibben. The plan was they’d all try to get arrested. “It is conceivable that we will be spending the night of the 13th in the clink, in which case it is not clear when I will arrive on the 14th,” Hansen wrote in an e-mail. (He added, “Yes, I know, the merits of this continuing activity may be dubious, but Bill is working his butt off so hard that I can’t refuse.”) I postponed the meeting.