New Global Warming Alarmist Problem: “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

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”

Remember when the EU was supposed to bring Europe closer together?

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?

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

Whoops! Scientists ask out of the global warming “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”

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

How the UN Covered Up a Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe

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

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

Cyprus, Europe, and the nature of the political left

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 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

ExxonMobil’s tax bill for 2011: $100 billion (twice its profits)

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)

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

Greek PM embarrasses himself and his countrymen

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

Of all the excuses for a tax increase I’ve ever heard…a UN invasion? Really?

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?