Friday, March 30, 2007

Numerical Models, Integrated Circuits and Global Warming Theory

I had trouble deciding whether to post this on the science site or here, so I did both. I've been thinking about cumulative errors for a month, it's time to let it go. This is by a guy who seems to know his way around an abacus.

Cross posted at Climateer

Researchers link human skull size and climate

Hot head v cool head v Mr Potato Head
From the Register:

Climate Change Issues and the Stern Review

From CCNet:

"I am well aware that the arguments I have just put before you are not widely supported: mine is very much a minority view."

Global Warming Affords Politicians Serious Talking Point

From the UConn. DailyCampus:

We know most politicians, desperate for something to say....ah, never mind. It's Friday, we live in a great country, good things are happening every minute. The hard-boiled cynicism can wait for Monday.

Al Gore to be honoured with Emmy

Former US vice president Al Gore is to receive an honorary International Emmy award for his work in broadcasting.
From the BBC:

Getting it on for the good of the planet

An oldie but a goodie (the press release, not me)
From Greenpeace

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

How to win in politics

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works website

Democrat (left) side................................ Republican (right) side
Act Now to Stop Global Warming........ Enter the Minority Blog

As has been said, you can't make this stuff up.

Climate Change - International Issues, Engaging Developing Countries

From the House Energy and Commerce Committee:

Monday, March 19, 2007

Climate Change Challenge

Funny Stuff; Serious Business
From The Viscount Monckton:

Monday, March 12, 2007

Is Global Warming Good For Napa?

Power Corrupts.PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.

Is Global Warming Good for Napa?
From PinotBlogger

The PPT Presentation

Kitten boom litters shelters

It's raining cats and climate change is to blame.

From the Toronto Star:

Frostbite Ends Bancroft-Arnesen Trek

A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off.
From CBS News:

Pelosi Reveals Who's Who On Global Warming Panel

From the Washington Post:

CAFE standards

From Econbrowser:

Redwood speaks of global warming 'benefits'

Spruce forests invade Arctic tundra

From 24dash:

and Xinhua:

Rangel Opening Remarks at Hearing on Energy and Tax Policy

From the House Ways and Means Committee:

Al Gore's Carbon Solution Won't Stop Climate Change

From AlterNet:

Pigovian Taxes:

Cross-Posted at Climateer Investing


From the Sunday Mirror:

HT: Junkscience

Global Warming Is a Crisis-Global Warming Is Not a Crisis

From ABC News:

From ABC News:

Climate scientist 'duped to deny global warming'

From The Observer:,,2031455,00.html

HT: Junkscience

Drought Blamed on Lack of Faith

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Deconstructing Channel 4's Great Global Warming Swindle

By Nathan Rive:

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Is available at Google Video:
Warning: anthropogenic causation skeptics ahead

The critics are raving!:
"‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ was a propaganda gift to the various vested interests who seek to undermine the fragile political and social will to take action on this global action."
George Marshall at Climate Denial

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Kerry's new book hails everyday people saving the environment

From the San Francisco Examiner:

AP IMPACT: Draft report warns of droughts, starvation, disease

From the San Francisco Examiner:

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth

Friday, March 9, 2007

Bipartisan legislation Would Extend Tax Incentives, Lower Energy Costs, Increase Energy Independence

From Senator Diane Feinstein:

Keeley Hazell: Page Three Girl becomes face of green movement

David Cameron raised eyebrows when he named a topless model as his eco-hero.
From The Independent:
Keeley Rebecca Hazell (born on September 18, 1986 in Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom) is a Page 3 girl and glamour model, famous for her large bust ...

Keeley's website:

Bush Hails Biofuels Pact in Brazil

From the Houston Chronicle:

Viewers keen to save planet, but not during favourite show

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

HT: Junkscience

Sports Illustrated precipitates 'Gore Effect':

From Junkscience:

Weather again plays havoc with area sports
Bucknell Baseball's Weekend Series with Niagara Cancelled
Snowfall wipes local sports slate clean
School hockey finals postponed . . . again
Mother Nature wins
MTSU baseball postponed by snow
Swimsuit Issue Becomes Winter Coat Fashion Show<The links in this story are just click through ads

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Hearing on Small Business Solutions for Combating Climate Change

From the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:

Dingell/Boucher Solicit Recommendations On Climate Change in Preparation of Upcoming Legislation

From the House Committee on Energy and Commerce:

Letter to environmental community »

Press Release:

Big Stink Over 'Fart Tax'

The Internet never forgets
From SkyNews:,,30200-12761734,00.html

House Creates Global Warming Committee

From the Examiner:

Global Warming, Immigration and God...

From SpaceDaily:

Whole Foods Defends Its Good Name

From Mother Jones:

Climate change is responsible for 2.4 per cent of all cases of diarrhoea

From Medical News Today:

Professor Martin L. Weitzman on the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change

Warning: This one is for the pro's.

If you understand "It may well turn out that the option value of waiting for better information about catastrophic tail events is negligible because early detection is impossible..." this is a valuable paper. If not, a better use of time may be to release a small amount of sequestered CO2 and create a biochemical-electrical field i.e. crack a beer and think about other things.

By Professor Weitzman:

Cross-posted at Climateer Investing

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wang on Warming

SW China drought
From Xinhua:

Global Warming Police

From the Globe and Mail:

New Weapon Against Warming: "Flatulence Cards" Offset Dog, Human Emissions

From National Geographic:

HT: Junkscience

Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society

From the University of KwaZulu:,28,10,2826

Global warming threatens Kentucky whiskey?

From the Grayson County News-Gazette:

and from Modern Drunkard Magazine:

global warming's effect on Kentucky bourbon

Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy

Have you always wanted to audit an MIT Sloan School of Management course on the economics of climate change?
From MIT:

Coco de Mer Wooden Spanking Paddle-Fair Trade, Sustainable

A classic wooden paddle, handcrafted by a passionate English spanker. This paddle is ethically made by a fair trade project in India and the wood from a substainable source. So spank away for a better world!

HT: Treehugger

Tuesday, March 6, 2007