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HOW THE HOCKEY STICK CRUMBLED: A POST MORTEM

Posted at Powerlineblog.com by John Hinderaker Last month, a group of scientists headed by geologist Shaun Marcott launched the latest salvo in the global warming war. They announced that they had reconstructed the last 11,000 years of Earth climate history, based on various proxies, and had found that in the 20th century there was an […]

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Is this what global warming looks like? Over 2000 new low temperature records set in October

by Anthony Watts In the continental USA, there were 137 high temperature type records versus 857 low temperature type records this past week , a 6-1 difference. Last week there were 1154 low temperature type records putting the two week total for October at 2011. There were also 24 new snowfall records set this week […]

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Is Global Warming Causing A Record Breaking Lack Of Tornado Activity?

By James Taylor The year 2012 is breaking all-time records for lack of tornado activity, inviting the question whether global warming is causing a long-term decline in destructive extreme weather events. According the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, only 12 tornadoes touched down in the United States during July 2012, shattering the previous July record […]

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Stephen H. Schneider, climate change expert, dies at 65

By T. Rees Shapiro Stephen H. Schneider, 65, an influential Stanford University climatologist who parlayed his expertise on the dangerous effects of greenhouse-gas emissions into a second career as a leader in the public dialogue — and debate — on climate change, died July 19 in London. His wife, Stanford biologist Terry Root, wrote in […]

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Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium

If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years. By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard We could then stop arguing about wind mills, deepwater drilling, […]

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Polar Bears Not at Risk: Nunavut

From CBC News The Nunavut government does not think the polar bear should be classified as a species of special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act, says territorial Environment Minister Daniel Shewchuk. Shewchuk said there is no clear evidence to support assigning that status to the polar bear despite recommendations to the contrary […]

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The New Climate Litigation

How about if we sue you for breathing? Wall Street Journal Editorial Fresh from the fiasco in Copenhagen and with a failure in the U.S. Senate looming this coming year, the climate-change lobby is already shifting to Plan B, or is it already Plan D? Meet the carbon tort. Across the country, trial lawyers and […]

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Assessments of Copenhagen

It is now widely recognised that the misguided Copenhagen Conference was a complete failure. Those political leaders and policy makers who refuse to accept this reality are merely burying their heads in the sand and are forfeiting the trust of the public. –The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 20 December 2009   The world’s political leaders, […]

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Parturient Montes: Nascetur Ridiculus Mus

From SPPI By Lord Christopher Monckton — The mountains shall labor, and what will be born? A stupid little mouse. Thanks to hundreds of thousands of US citizens who contacted their elected representatives to protest about the unelected, communistic world government with near-infinite powers of taxation, regulation and intervention that was proposed in early drafts of […]

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