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Farmers’ Almanac: Get Your Heavy Duty Long Johns Ready For Winter
  26 Aug 2013     9:45 am      William Teach

They’re predicting a really cold winter, and, let’s face it, their predictions tend to be quite a bit better than the computer models of Warmists. They also put themselves out there by predicting what’s coming shortly, versus the Warmists that predict 50, 100, 1000 years out (BTW, how’s that “ice free Arctic in 2013” working out?)
(CBS News) The Farmers’ Almanac is using words like “piercing cold,” “bitterly cold” and “biting cold” to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will …

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Grist: “Climate Change” Creating Bigger, Badder Hurricanes
  23 Aug 2013     7:59 am      William Teach

Apparently they’re stealth hurricanes, since the US mainland has not been hit by a major hurricane since October 24, 2005
(Hurricane enable: How climate change is mixing up bigger, badder storms )
Global warming and hurricanes are like Bourbon Street and Hurricanes: The farther down the road you go, the more intense they get.
Buy your Hurricanes at the Hard Rock Café, and you can probably make it through a third before you’ve dimmed enough to believe the Republican talking points on climate change. But by the time you get to The Marigny, …

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Mega-Climahypocrite Al Gore Compares Climate Realists To Anti Abolitionists, Racists, Homophobes, And Alcoholic Families
  22 Aug 2013     8:56 am      William Teach

Al Gore sat down for an interview with the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, and provides some real howlers. Here’s the part relevant to the headline (via Watts Up With That?)
EK: Give me the optimistic scenario on what happens next. If all goes well, what do the next few years look like on this issue?
AG: Well, I think the most important part of it is winning the conversation. I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South. I remember a time when one of …

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Climate Change Causes Sea Level To Fall in 2010 And 2011
  21 Aug 2013     7:54 am      William Teach

No, really
(UK Register) Global warming and climate change are usually thought to mean that world sea levels will rise, perhaps disastrously. But according to US government boffins, in recent times (2010 and 2011, to be precise) phenomena driven by human carbon emissions have actually caused world sea levels to fall.
The seas have, of course, been rising steadily as the climate has changed for thousands of years, ever since the end of the last ice age. During the 20th century, according to estimates mostly from erratic tide gauges, sea levels rose …

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Bummer: New Study Finds Tree Ring Proxies “Seriously Compromised”
  20 Aug 2013     9:59 am      William Teach

Usually I focus on the politics of “climate change”, throwing in a few facts and scientific data. Here’s a bit of true science I noticed while going through the feedreader
(The Hockey Schtick) More bad news for Michael Mann: A new paper published in Climate of the Past finds that ‘modern sample bias’ has “seriously compromised” tree-ring temperature reconstructions, producing an “artificial positive signal [e.g. 'hockey stick'] in the final chronology.” Needless to say, Mann’s hockey sticks are also seriously compromised by statistical techniques that produce hockey sticks from random numbers, …

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UN IPCC 95% Sure That All Warming Is Caused By Humans
  17 Aug 2013     8:25 am      William Teach

Unlike during the 99.9999999% of the history of the planet Earth
(Climate change: forecast for 2100 is floods and heat … and it’s man’s fault )
Climate scientists have concluded that temperatures could jump by up to 9F (5C) and sea levels could rise by up to 2ft 8ins (82cm) by the end of the century, according to a leaked draft of a United Nations report.
Interesting. Does this mean that the 17 year pause in statistically significant warming, which some data shows has actually been flatlined and even going down since 2000, …

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Bummer: AGW So Bad That A Grand Solar Minimum Would Barely Make A Dent
  14 Aug 2013     10:04 am      William Teach

Why? Because you refuse to give up your fossil fueled travel, still have a fridge with an ice maker, and dare to use hair spray before work
(UK Guardian) Recent articles in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten (translation available here) and in the Irish Times both ran headlines claiming that another grand solar minimum could potentially trigger an “ice age” or “mini ice age” this century. These articles actually refer to the Little Ice Age (LIA) – a period about 500 to 150 years ago when global surface temperatures were approximately 1°C …

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Boston “GreenFest” Highlights Massive Snow Caused By Globull Warming
  12 Aug 2013     6:46 am      William Teach

Cult
(Charlestown Patch) Entering its sixth year, Boston GreenFest 2013 will entertain and educate with music from countries around the globe and a variety of exhibits on fashion, cars, robots, art, poetry, dance, tai chi and more.
Um, wait, cars? Aren’t they bad for Hotcoldwetdry?
The annual event, sponsored by the Foundation for a Green Future, is an opportunity for Charlestown residents to learn about ways to save money while doing more for their families, neighborhood and city
Anyone want to bet that these “ways” involve more government and taxation rather than changing personal …

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Man With Giant Carbon Footprint Sees Stopping Climate Change As Part Of His Legacy
  11 Aug 2013     8:14 am      William Teach

Let’s not forget, the man in question has a “carbon footprint” estimated at 41,000 metric tons, making him mostly to be the Man With Largest Carbon Footprint In The World. The average American’s footprint is a bit over 19 metric tons. Worldwide it is 2 tons. Heck, Obama is putting out way more than two tons just taking his 1%er vacation
(Washington Post) President Obama’s environmental policies are likely to play a prominent role in defining his second term, even as the budget, immigration and health care still dominate the current …

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Danish Paper Posits About A Possible Cooling Period
  10 Aug 2013     9:03 am      William Teach

As I’ve noted many times, I’ll believe it when it happens. No matter which way you look, cool, warm, stagnant, it is all guess-work at this time. But, looking towards the Sun for guidance is a lot more scientific than thinking Someone Else’s usage of fossil fuels will cause the planet to boil. This comes via the No Tricks Zone, which has always done a great job featuring, and translating, foreign papers
Another major European media outlet is asking: Where’s the global warming? (WT note-the post features a picture of the …

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Report States Keystone KL Will Have No Impact On Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  9 Aug 2013     8:36 am      William Teach

So far, every environmental and global warming study has found Keystone XL to be not an issue. Here’s another one
(The Hill) The Keystone XL oil sands pipeline “will not have any impact” on greenhouse gas emissions, a report released by prominent energy industry consulting group IHS CERA said Thursday.
The report said that’s because Canada’s oil sands, which are more carbon-rich than conventional oil, will come out of the ground with or without Keystone.
“In the absence of Keystone XL, we would expect similar volumes of heavy Canadian oil sands to be …

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Ezra Klein Wonders If Test Tube Meat Could Save Planet From Hotcoldwetdry
  6 Aug 2013     9:16 am      William Teach

I mentioned the test tube burger yesterday, with a hint about it supposedly being part of the fight against “climate change”. Here’s what it looks like

I’ve seen worse at the supermarket. Usually with a “manager’s sale” sticker on it covering up the “sell by” date. Anyhow, here’s climahysteric Ezra Klein
The most expensive burger ever made was served in London today. It cost more than $300,000 — thanks, Google’s Sergey Brin — and didn’t taste very good. But the texture was right, and it saved a cow. Maybe one day it …

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Warmist: Hey, Maybe We Need The Same Type Of Sacrifice To Stop Bad Weather The Incas Used
  5 Aug 2013     7:59 am      William Teach

Funny thing is, the downfall of the Incas occurred around the same time the Little Ice Age got going
(Guardian) Although their empire existed for a scant 100 years before being cut short in 1533 by the arrival of the Spaniards, the Incas managed to create 26,000 miles of roads, ruled an empire of 10 million people and imposed their language and culture from one end of the Andes to the other. In a very real sense, the Incas were the “Romans” of the New World and, like the Romans, they …

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Bummer: A Warmer World Will Destroy Biodiversity Through Infectious Disease
  2 Aug 2013     9:36 am      William Teach

It must have been really warm as the Black Death rolled through Europe and Asia…oh, wait, it was cooler and wetter during that time period. Anyhow, here’s super-Warmist Bryan Walsh at Time (via Tom Nelson)
The venerable Science magazine has a special issue out today on climate change. Some of the content is free, and it’s well worth checking out. That includes an article on one of the most important and perplexing areas in global warming research: the possible connection between a changing climate and a growing threat from infectious disease.
It’s …

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Interior Department Head: No “Climate Change” Deniers Allowed
  1 Aug 2013     9:38 am      William Teach

The Department of the Interior has joined the Ministry Of Truth (via Junk Science)
(E&E News) Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today challenged her employees to take an active role in the “moral imperative” to address climate change.
“I hope there are no climate change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said.
If there are any, she invited them to visit public lands managed by the agency — be it the melting permafrost in Alaska or shrinking snowpacks in the Sierra Mountains — as proof. “If you don’t believe in it, come out …

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How To Talk To A Liberal About “Climate Change”
  31 Jul 2013     7:56 am      William Teach

In a word
Don’t
Especially if they are Progressives. They are all rigid, myopic ideologues bound by talking points without critical adult thinking. It’s exceedingly rare that any will ever change their minds, as most are close-minded and interested in political advantage and instituting their far left dogma of big fascistic government (for Other People), not science.
Sure, the conversations can be fun as you reduce them to quivering masses of moonbattery, to the point they stomp off. Some are better than others, yet the majority are unhinged, and you’re wasting your breathe …

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Natural Gas Is A Gangplank To Boiling The Earth Or Something
  29 Jul 2013     9:03 am      William Teach

Obviously, this means that all production of natural gas, especially when it requires hydraulic fracturing, should be stopped immediately
Gangplank to a Warm Future
It should be noted that Mankind has done best in warmer climates. Heck, one of the previous cool period was called “The Dark Ages”.
MANY concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the president went so far as to lump gas with renewables as “clean energy.”
First, if you call it “climate change”, you’re interested in politics, not …

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Warmists: Global Warming Is Just Around The Corner, We Promise
  25 Jul 2013     8:07 am      William Teach

Over at Ace of Spades, Ace mentions a study that links sunspots to the high level of warming that occurred from the late 19070′s to around 1990, and how that lack of sunspots is predicting a cooling period. That reminded me of this article from Monday that I stuck in Instapaper (via Tom Nelson)
Global warming ‘on pause’ but set to resume
Global warming has been on “pause” for 15 years but will speed up again and is still a real threat, Met Office scientists have warned.
Surface temperatures around the world have …

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Hooray! Warmists Proclaim All Power Outages Caused By “Climate Change”
  21 Jul 2013     8:58 am      William Teach

I was wondering when they would get around to this blamestorming talking point, and I blame you, dear reader, for all the power issues for refusing to give up your fossil fueled vehicle, using hair spray, and having a fridge with an ice maker. Oh, and per Warmist doctrine, no, I’m not giving up mine. This is only for you
(Grist) Eerie images of flooded, pitch-black lower Manhattan following Superstorm Sandy made it clear just how stark an effect climate change and extreme weather can have on our everyday access to …

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Bummer: Satellite Records Still Not Following UN IPCC Prognostications
  20 Jul 2013     7:37 am      William Teach

Nor all the other “computer models” Warmists use
(The NO CARBON TAX Climate Skeptics Blog) Each month Professor Ole Humlum from the University of Oslo published the latest month’s data in a report called Climate4you. He has just issued the latest for June 2013. (link – pdf)

The two satellite records continue to show cooling;
All three surface air temperature records continue to show negative temperature trend for the last 5 and 10 years; however

Also noted is that CO2 continues to increase. Yet, the computer models of Warmists are failing miserably. Here’s …

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