Posted by: Grant | December 11, 2010

Not Buying Warming? – Have We Got A Disaster For You!

UK SUNDAY SUN
Author claims we’re in the grip of a mini ice age
Dec 5 2010 by Mike Kelly
http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/news/north-east-news/2010/12/05/author-claims-we-re-in-the-grip-of-a-mini-ice-age-79310-27768699/

“FIRST the good news. These bitter winters aren’t going to last forever. The bad news is that they will go on for the next 30 years as we have entered a mini ice age.

So says author Gavin Cooke in his book Frozen Britain. He began writing it in 2008 and it was published last year when experts were scratching their heads at the cause of the bitter winter of 2009/10 which brought England to a standstill. Some said it was a one-off event, with experts predicting snowfall becoming increasingly rare…. “

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Polls

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
Energy Update
41% Now Say Global Warming is Caused By Human Activity, More Say Planetary Trends
Friday, December 10, 2010
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/energy_update

THE AUSTRALIAN
Australians neatly divided on carbon:
Newspoll Dennis Shanahan,
Political editor From: The Australian
December 06, 2010 10:10PM
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/australians-neatly-divided-on-carbon-newspoll/story-e6frg6n6-1225966651496

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Scientific Data Integrity Law

Wanna make political capital with science and fight disclosure? Be carefull in the USA you could be breaking this new law.

I just wish they’d all just get out of science and leave it alone – was that a pig flying by?

WUWT
A bill for climate data integrity: The Public Access to Historical Records Act
Posted on December 8, 2010 by Anthony Watts
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/12/08/a-bill-for-climate-data-integrity-the-public-access-to-historical-records-act/

“Recent incidents, such as the investigation showing that the Obama administration manipulated data to justify the drilling moratorium, have raised concerns that some scientists and government agencies are using misleading data to support their favored viewpoints,” said Vitter.  “This bill would open NASA’s temperature records to public scrutiny and establish an objective set of data to ensure that influential climate research is protected from political agendas.”

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GISS Fakes Up Some “New Science” For Cancun

NASA’s Goddard Institute Of Space Science is run by James I’m-being-supressed-by-deniers Hansen has addressed a fundamental flaw in “Climate” – the assumption that warmer air holds more moisture and thus causes runaway greenhouse effect – with, yes you guessed it, another computer model.

When all else fails make a nice new glossy computer model of it!!!

The simple fact that this NEVER HAPPENS in real time on the real planet Earth (the planet is very stable and self regulating as far as “moisture” is concerned) is apparently no deterrent to them at all!

Wade through it if you like, but these articles rip it to shreds.

WUWT
Knobs
Posted on December 9, 2010 by Willis Eschenbach
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/12/09/29150/

“Andrew Lacis and the good folks at GISS have a new paper, Atmospheric CO2: Principal Control Knob Governing Earth’s Temperature,… “

ROY SPENCER BLOG
The Dessler Cloud Feedback Paper in Science: A Step Backward for Climate Research
December 9th, 2010 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2010/12/the-dessler-cloud-feedback-paper-in-science-a-step-backward-for-climate-research/

” …But how can this be? How can two climate researchers, using the same dataset, come to opposite conclusions?

The answer lies in an issue that challenges researchers in most scientific disciplines – separating cause from effect.

Dessler’s claim (and the IPCC party line) is that cloud changes are caused by temperature changes, and not the other way around. Causation only occurs in one direction, not the other.

In their interpretation, if one observes a warmer year being accompanied by fewer clouds, then that is evidence of positive cloud feedback. Why? Because if warming causes fewer clouds, it lets in more sunlight, which then amplifies the warming. That is positive cloud feedback in a nutshell.

But what if the warming was caused by fewer clouds, rather than the fewer clouds being caused by warming? In other words, what if previous researchers have simply mixed up cause and effect when estimating cloud feedback?… “

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Nippon Bows Out

BLOOMBERG
Japan Says It ‘Won’t Associate’ Itself With Kyoto CO2 Limits
By Reed Landberg
Dec. 9 2010
http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aWxksejogo80

“Japanese Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto said a global treaty for reducing greenhouse gas emissions should be based on last year’s Copenhagen Accord, not the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, a comment that may derail the United Nations climate talks.

“The Kyoto Protocol has been playing a significant role as the first step in addressing climate change,” Matsumoto told delegates at the UN talks in Cancun, Mexico today. “Japan will maintain the spirit of Kyoto.

‘‘The protocol only covers 27 percent of global energy related CO2 emissions. Japan would express our serious concern that fixing such a framework.

‘‘Japan will not associate itself with setting the second commitment period’’ once the current limits expire in 2012.”

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