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GREAT NEWS: US Stops Chasing Windmills

By Ivan Couronne, Blown away? US suspends wind power subsidies, for now Washington (AFP) – Historic subsidies propping up US wind energy ended on January 1 and Congress refused to renew them, despite supporters arguing that the aid has made renewable power cheaper than coal. The United States has …


Minnesota’s Cold Weather In the News

By Elmer Beauregard International Falls known as “The Ice Box of the Nation” is living up to its name where yesterday it got down to -41F a new record. The International Falls, MN Airport had a record of 8 days with a temperature of less than -30 F in December. This breaks …


Global warming is ‘no longer a planetary emergency’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, reporting from Erice, Sicily ERICE, SICILY – It’s official. The scare is over. The World Federation of Scientists, at its annual seminars on planetary emergencies, has been advised by its own climate monitoring panel that global warming is no longer a planetary emergency. The …


Vikings Unveil New Uniform Design

By Elmer Beauregard The popularity of Vikings is at an all time high. There’s the Vikings TV series on the History Channel, the Movie Thor and all of those Capital One commercials. Because of this the Minnesota Vikings football team has decided to go retro with their new Vikings uniform, …

42 Below In Embarrass Minnesota Temperatures as low as 42 below zero have been reported in the Northland so far this morning. Embarrass was the early leader for coldest spot in the region today, at 42 below, with temperatures still falling in some areas before sunrise. Other lows through 6:30 a.m., as reported by …

Fiscal Cliff Deal Saves Big Wind for Another Year

Specifically, while nothing new came through for often-bashed electric automobiles, tax credits (all continuations of credits that were set to expire) were extended to plug-in motorcycles. Buyers are allowed to deduct from their tax bills 10 percent of the cost of the two- (or three-)wheelers, or $2,500, whichever is less. This parallels the $7,500 federal tax credit for four-wheeled electric cars such as the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. The breaks are projected to cost taxpayers $4 million over the next two years.

Bethlehem and the rat-hole problem

Yet this startling growth has not produced so much as a twentieth of a Celsius degree of global warming. Any warming below the measurement uncertainty of 0.05 Cº in the global-temperature datasets is statistically indistinguishable from zero.

18 annual climate gabfests: 16 years without warming

No, not the sand-flies. Not the questionable food. Not the near-record low attendance. The Oops! problem is this. For the past 16 of the 18-year series of annual hot-air sessions about hot air, the world’s hot air has not gotten hotter. There has been no global warming. At all. Zilch. Nada. Zip. Bupkis.

It’s Not My Fiscal Cliff

Don’t get me wrong I pay my taxes every year like a good citizen. I pay my State Income taxes my Federal Income taxes and my Property Taxes. Every year the Government tells me what to pay and I pay it, end of story. The problem is the Government is spending way more than they are taking in and has been doing so for a long time. But that is not my fault, it’s the people in charge who are spending all the money’s fault, they are responsible for our National Debt not me.