So, now, those of us who don’t buy global warming alarmism are to be blamed for alarmists’ stress. Andrew Stuttaford (The Corner) has the details Just when you think that the misery that climate change is bringing in its wake can get no worse, there is this. Grist reports: …From depression to substance abuse to suicide … More New Global Warming Alarmist Problem: “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”
The single currency has become such a strait-jacket for Greece that it’s encouraging the one thing “ever closer union” was supposed to prevent: a rise in violent fascism (The Corner): So what’s the state of the opinion polls in Greece, a few days after the arrest of a large slice of the leadership of the … More More wonderful news from the EUtopia
It appears Spain didn’t get the memo. As the Spaniards suffer under policies designed not to bring them prosperity but to keep them trapped in the single-currency eurozone, their feckless leader has embarked on a typical distraction campaign aimed at…fellow EU member Britain (Telegraph), replete with new art celebrating a potential invasion of Gibraltar and … More Remember when the EU was supposed to bring Europe closer together?
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 latest attempt of the global warming alarmists to silence debate – by screaming, “Consensus!” – has hilariously come a-cropper. As usual, the good folks at Watts Up With That have the details, from three paper authors who take great issue with the characterization of their papers as endorsing global warming. For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we have now reached forty-four examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmists, and … More Whoops! Scientists ask out of the global warming “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
Title courtesy of The Atlantic, whose story (by Amin Rosen) details the how the United Nations chief official in Zimbabwe” decided that his own closeness with ZANU-PF overrode his responsibility to the UN’s missions and values.” ZANU-PF is the criminal organization – errrrrr, political party – run by dictator Robert Mugabe. Apparently, Agostinho Zacarias (and … More How the UN Covered Up a Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe
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
The fiasco that is Cyprus hasn’t quite reached the radar of the Virginia blogosphere (except for yours truly’s reports on another blog), but it is a warning that all of us need to hear. The short version: in a desperate attempt to shield the German taxpayers from the cost of the bailout of Cypriot banks … More Cyprus, Europe, and the nature of the political left
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?
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
Every year, lefties rise as one to rip ExxonMobil for its “obscene” profits. How much ExxonMobil pays the governments of the world is usually never part of the conversation. That changes today. Economist Mark Perry sent Nick Schulz (Forbes) this table listing what EM paid in taxes since it was born of the merger of … More ExxonMobil’s tax bill for 2011: $100 billion (twice its profits)
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
The latest European politician to endorse Mario Draghi’s Plan 10 from Outer Space is Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. As usual with the Euro-elite, Samaras envisions a doomsday scenario outside the euro – and utterly embarrasses himself in the process. Here’s how Samaras portrayed a hypothetical return to the drachma in Greece (Telegraph): If we … More Greek PM embarrasses himself and his countrymen
When it comes to local elected officials and revenue, experience has taught me that it is flat out dangerous to get between them. The latest exhibit comes from Lubbock, Texas. There, County Judge Tom Head (in Texas, the County Judge is the equivalent to the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors) is asking for a … More Of all the excuses for a tax increase I’ve ever heard…a UN invasion? Really?
You may have seen reports that last month in America was “the hottest July on record.” Well, Anthony Watts (WUWT) noticed it, too, and went to work trying to see if, for once, the global warming alarmists got it right. Guess what? They didn’t. In fact, Watts noticed a temperature two-step that in the old … More Hiding the decline, again