Guest Post: Natural Gas – Virginia’s Small Business Boon

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

What is happening with USHCN temperature data?

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?

They did it again: global warming alarmists caught politicizing the science

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

Will Western Antarctic ice really flood our shores? No.

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.

AfD misses the cut

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

Michael Mann reminds me why I’m backing Ken Cuccinelli

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

About that global warming “consensus”…it doesn’t exist

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

National Climatic Data Center caught “adjusting” past climate data

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

London Meteorological Office caught upping the temperature data – again

“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

Marcott’s update to his global warming paper: never mind everything I said

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 sends another hockey stick alarmist to the penalty box

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

FOIA (the Climategate whistleblower) reveals what caring about the poor really means

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

Another busted hockey stick

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

Uranium mining issue plagued by myths and misconceptions

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

Get Gas For $1.84 / Gallon In NOVA This Wed.!

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.!

Organized labor admits to ignoring Obama/Kaine War on Coal for “weeks”

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”

NASA gets caught fudging the temperature record

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