Guest Post by Willie Deutsch In the 2014 Midterm Elections, voters supported candidates whose platforms focused on job creation for small businesses. This comes as no surprise, given that between 2005 and 2012 overall employment declined, adding the strain of economic turbulence to all of the other challenges small businesses face throughout the commonwealth. Most … More Guest Post: Natural Gas – Virginia’s Small Business Boon
Over the weekend, what started as an argument among global warming skeptics became a dramatic indictment of temperature reporting from the United States Historic Climate Network. Anthony Watts (Watts Up With That) and Judith Curry (Climate Etc.) provide the details on Steve Goddard’s initial attempt to claim that a large swath of temperature “raw” data … More What is happening with USHCN temperature data?
It’s easy to claim “consensus” when you suppress dissenting voices (Times of London): Research which heaped doubt on the rate of global warming was deliberately suppressed by scientists because it was “less than helpful” to their cause, it was claimed last night. In an echo of the infamous “Climategate” scandal at the University of East Anglia, … More They did it again: global warming alarmists caught politicizing the science
Would it surprise you to learn that the global warming alarmists fouled up again? Me neither, but this time its the legacy media that deserves the blame. For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we have now reached forty-six examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmists, and that’s just from what I’ve been able to blog on this subject since Climategate broke in November of 2009, which is now about four and a half years ago. This time, however, it’s a matter of the scientific studies cited being grossly … More Will Western Antarctic ice really flood our shores? No.
Damn. Alternative for Germany came less than a third of a percent shy of qualifying for the German Parliament. While all of the talk in Germany is about Angela Merkel’s strong performance, it should be noted that the left actually has a majority of seats. They could freeze her out, if they choose (Open Europe). … More AfD misses the cut
Over the last year, I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster regarding Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli. His waffling on tax increases soured me, badly, but his education reform plan grudgingly won me back. Still, I could hardly say I’m enthusiastic. Then Michael Mann decided to whine about Cuccinelli’s investigation … More Michael Mann reminds me why I’m backing Ken Cuccinelli
Michael Mann made his mark in global warming alarmism with the use of dendrochronological data (a.k.a. tree-ring data) as a proxy for temperatures going back over 1000 years. He has clung to it despite its obvious ignorance of the Medieval Warm Period (to say nothing of how it deviated from recent history so much he … More About those tree rings…
Organization Studies has released a peer-reviewed survey of geoscientists and engineers (Forbes, via WUWT) and found the global warming alarmists’ claims of a “consensus” to be way off the mark. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization … More About that global warming “consensus”…it doesn’t exist
Joseph D’Aleo provides the details at WUWT (emphasis added): [The National Climatic Data Center’s] adjustments made the dust bowl period cooler, while post 1995 had no adjustments applied. This results in a temperature trend that is steeper because the past is cooler than the present. The only problem is that it isn’t what the data … More National Climatic Data Center caught “adjusting” past climate data
Remember when I noted that three scientists who were part of a paper decreeing a “consensus” on global warming told Watts Up With That that their positions had been misrepresented? Well, Andrew at Popular Technology found four more who took issue with their classifications. Ironically, the one most sympathetic to AGW theory (Dr. Richard Tol) … More More defectors from the “consensus”
“The Met” – as it is known – didn’t bother to warn anyone that is had “updated” their temperature data for their HADCRUT4 and CRUTEM4 data sets, choosing instead to simply unleash them on the public. The folks at WUWT couldn’t help but notice that the data “updated”…. …are concentrated in the last 16 years, … More London Meteorological Office caught upping the temperature data – again
Shaun Marcott – the latest fellow to claim he’s discovered “unprecedented” warming in recent years – made a stunning admission to Steve McIntyre over the weekend. Ross McKittrick has the details in the Financial Post: Meanwhile, in a private email to McIntyre, Marcott made a surprising statement. In the paper, they had reported doing an … More Marcott’s update to his global warming paper: never mind everything I said
Steve McIntyre is the mathematician who destroyed Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” graph (which supposedly proved global warming) in the last decade. This year, he takes aim at the latest nonsense, from Marcott et al. On his blog (Climate Audit), he explains how the timing of the data was manipulated – in one case, a dataset … More Steve McIntyre sends another hockey stick alarmist to the penalty box
Watts Up With That found in his inbox the password to a slew of Climategate emails, courtesy of the anonymous whistleblower (who took the pseudonym Mr. FOIA). Humor and political schadenfreude aside (well, almost – I particular like the part where “Reviewer B.” admits, “I don’t think we can say we didn’t do Mann et … More FOIA (the Climategate whistleblower) reveals what caring about the poor really means
The latest attempt by the global warming alarmists to make the Medieval Warming Period disappear came into the crosshairs of Watts Up With That – and ended up looking a lot like the gel torsos on Deadliest Warrior. First up is Don J. Easterbrook, who notices something about the data… Eighty percent of the source data sites … More Another busted hockey stick
The latest desperate attempt by global warming alarmists to seize the political initiative fell apart once again – due to exposure to the outside world. Michael Mann, he of the Nature Trick, is trying to claim that the temperature models really haven’t been exposed as bunk after all. There are only two problems: he uses the … More Will Michael Mann never learn?
Lt. Gov. Bolling swung though Pittsylvania County on Friday, 14 December, to announce his opposition to lifting the “ban” on uranium mining at the Cole’s Hill property. Sadly, he seems to be more concerned with the myths and fears surrounding uranium than he is in the facts: “…even though two well respected organizations have completed … More Uranium mining issue plagued by myths and misconceptions
An excellent rundown of the myths and their debunkments from Friends of Science (via WUWT). The only thing they missed was the past temperature data manipulation. Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal
Gas Can Man is coming to Northern Virginia THIS Wednesday! Four gas stations inside the Beltway will be selling regular gas at $1.84 per gallon — the price of a gallon of regular the day that President Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009. The stations will be in McLean, Annandale, Columbia Pike, and Seven-Corners with … More Get Gas For $1.84 / Gallon In NOVA This Wed.!
Amidst the brouhaha over the labor bosses’ PAC “Worker’s Voice” ads ripping Allen in Northern Virginia, many of us in the rightosphere wondered why the union folks were suddenly ignoring the plight of their brothers and sisters in the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) who are losing employment in heavy numbers in southwest Virginia … More Organized labor admits to ignoring Obama/Kaine War on Coal for “weeks”
Randall Hoven (American Thinker, h/t SDA) caught NASA “adjusting” past data again: A funny thing happened on the way to determining how hot 2012 has been on a global basis: temperatures changed in 1880. … I knew NASA would occasionally update its estimates, even its historical estimates. I found that unsettling when I first heard … More NASA gets caught fudging the temperature record