Posted by: Grant | December 4, 2011

Stuff I missed During The Week.

Nature Magazine Tones It Down.
Nature | News
Showdown nears for climate deal
Expected debate over Kyoto Protocol threatens to stall progress on other fronts.
Jeff Tollefson
22 November 2011
http://www.nature.com/news/showdown-nears-for-climate-deal-1.9411

” …“I think what really kept developing countries at the negotiating table in Copenhagen was the $100 billion per year,” says Timmons Roberts, who heads the Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. “If it’s just another empty aid promise, the Copenhagen Accord is going to fall apart.”… “
There was of course, no “Copenhagen Accord” it was the Copenhagen Discord!
And who pops up prominently commenting in the “Comments” – Professor Singer!
Professor Singer was supposed to be in the pay of the evil multinational oil and tabacco companies!
Now I know “Climate” is dying!

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New Paper
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 38, L22105, 5 PP., 2011 doi:10.1029/2011GL049811
The persistence of solar activity indicators and the descent of the Sun into Maunder Minimum conditions
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2011/2011GL049811.shtml
The Maunder Minimum was the “Little Ice Age” – see herehttp://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/SunspotCycle.shtmlhttp://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_yearly.jpg

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Miranda Divine Dances On The Grave Of “Climate” In Australia.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Other nations, including big greenhouse gas emitters, have no intention of following our kamikaze carbon tax lead
Miranda Devine
December 04, 201112:00AM
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/other-nations-including-big-greenhouse-gas-emitters-have-no-intention-of-following-our-kamikaze-carbon-tax-lead/story-e6frezz0-1226213060148

“So much for Australia winning planetary respect for imposing a carbon tax on its resentful citizens.
At the climate change confab which began in Durban, South Africa, last week, Australia’s delegates reportedly tried to make a statement about our world-leading tax and were rejected.
They had to wait till day two.
The world has moved on and Australia sits like a shag on a rock, risking $100 billion on a gesture hardly anyone noticed.
As Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bono and Al Gore jet towards Durban to mingle with 15,000 climate delegates, the truth is that the world financial crisis has spoiled their party.
Newly prudent nations, including the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, have no intention of following the kamikaze lead of Australia, which produces just 1 per cent of global emissions.
Everyone but Australia has figured out we can no longer afford the luxury of empty gestures. And the latest batch of leaked climate scientists’ emails, dubbed Climategate 2.0, confirm suspicions of something fishy about the global warming gravy train… “

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