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September 2008

The green bubble bursts

By Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger. Los Angeles Times Amid the energy crisis, Democrats are losing the high ground on the environment to a GOP that is pushing oil drilling. As the election enters its endgame, Democrats and their environmental allies face a political challenge they could hardly have imagined …

The Nonsense of Global Warming

Paul Johnson, Forbes Magazine August was one of the nastiest months I can remember: torrential rain; a hailstorm or two; cold, bitter winds; and mists. But we are accustomed to such weather in England. Lord Byron used to say that an English summer begins on July 31 and ends on …

Global Warming Has Paused

Newsminer, Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Community Perspective We still need to study nature’s contribution to trend Recent studies by the Hadley Climate Research Center (UK), the Japan Meteorological Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Alabama Huntsville show clearly that the rising …

The Day The Earth Cooled

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY Environment: The solar wind is slowing, but Al Gore is still spewing hot air. The Oscar winner is promoting civil disobedience to stop energy and economic growth as the first U.S. emissions cap-and-trade program begins. Speaking before Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative, junk science advocate Gore called …

Warming in a global cool period

Peter N. Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor With all the focus on human-triggered global warming, it may be hard to imagine that the world is riding a 50-million-year-long cooling trend. But it is, and blame the trend on a continental-scale collision, say geophysicists Dennis Kent of Rutgers University and Giovanni …

The Year for Canceling Debts

By Elmer Beauregard I know this is a Global Warming blog and not a financial blog, but it is hard to ignore what’s going on in the markets, so I in my ignorance am going to put in my 2 cents. In the old Testament every seven years the Israelites …

Scientists find sun less blustery than before

By Steve Gorman, Reuters LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The sun’s winds are less blustery than they used to be, NASA said on Tuesday, revealing data from a solar probe that promises new insights about Earth’s local star but poses few if any consequences for humans — unless you’re an astronaut. …

ICE CAP IS GROWING!

wattsupwiththat Arctic Sea Ice Melt Season Officially Over; ice up over 9% from last year We have news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). They say: The melt is over. And we’ve added 9.4% ice coverage from this time last year. Though it appears NSIDC is attempting …

Drill Bill Passes House

Republicans call the Democratic plan a political sham. The measure’s fate is unclear in the Senate. By CARL HULSE, New York Times WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday night approved a bill 236-189 that would ease a longstanding ban on offshore oil drilling and try to spur greater use of …

Palin Agrees to Disagree With McCain on ANWR

Susan Davis, Wall Street Journal Running mates John McCain and Sarah Palin have touted their similarities on policy matters, but on one controversial issue, the two Republican candidates part ways. McCain has long opposed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a protected wildlife reserve in Alaska, while Palin—like the …

Consensus on Global Cooling

Randall Hoven, American Thinker The latest Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cooler temperatures not only next year, but for possibly the next half century. Via USA Today: Based on the same time-honored, complex calculations it uses to predict weather, the Almanac hits the newsstands on Tuesday saying a study of solar …

Hurricanes And Global Warming – A Scientific Disconnect

By Roger Pielke, Climate Science There was a news release by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer, entitled “Global warming’s toasty water connection to Gustav.” Among the statements in the text are “Global warming has probably made Hurricane Gustav a bit stronger and wetter, some top scientists said Sunday, but the …

Arctic Sees Massive Gain in Ice Coverage

Michael Asher, Daily Tech Increase twice the size of Germany: “colder weather” to blame. Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has indicated a dramatic increase in sea ice extent in the Arctic regions. The growth over the past year covers an area of 700,000 square kilometers: …