Tag: AGW

Energy Efficiency in the USA

June 10, 2013 0 Comments
Energy Efficiency in the USA

There was quite a stir in media, climate, and environmentalist circles recently when carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere as measured atop the mountain at Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii reached 400 parts per billion. It is the highest concentration of carbon dioxide measured at that location since measurements began back in 1958. The rising levels […]

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The News Is Not All Bad

April 3, 2013 0 Comments
The News Is Not All Bad

An interesting projection of arctic vegetation changes was published recently. As you can imagine, if the arctic continues to warm, more trees will grow. The study expects up to 50% more trees in arctic regions by 2050. This would most likely lead to significant changes for the arctic climate and other areas of the world. […]

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Climate News Galore

March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Climate News Galore

Some interesting anthropogenic global warming (AGW) news has made some headlines recently. A lot has to do with pinning the blame (or not) on human activities. In recent years, the media, “climate activists”, and researchers have been much better at couching research and statements in more scientific terms – using probabilities to describe forecasts, weather events, and […]

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The Efficacy of Climate Meetings

February 28, 2013 0 Comments
The Efficacy of Climate Meetings

I almost pulled my hair out the other day. I know, there isn’t much left to pull out, but what little is left was close to removal. In a world full of many things you could pull-your-hair-out over, what could possibly trip my emotional trigger? A National Climate Summit of course. It is not that […]

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Protesting AGW

February 14, 2013 0 Comments
Protesting AGW

You might have seen some of the scenes of recent pollution in China. The air quality was so bad in Bejing a couple of weeks ago that they could not even “chart” it. The pollution was so bad that it was literally “off the charts”. They need a chart with higher numbers. What’s worse is […]

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Bad for Science

February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Bad for Science

A couple of really bad “science” stories have hit the media recently. One involves liability and the other dishes out mostly propaganda. Perhaps you already heard about this one involving the liability of scientists. Seismologists in Italy were found guily of manslaughter for inaccurately predicting when an eartquake would strike. They were found guilty even though […]

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Looking on the Bight Side

February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Looking on the Bight Side

And now a little time for a segment known as “maybe-it-is-not-as-bad-as-originally-thought”. I do these from time-to-time because some new studies can promote a lot of sensationalized reports in the mainstream media. It is good to look back and see if all the hype was true. Coral reefs have been under the spotlight for some time […]

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Extreme Weather Then & Now

January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Extreme Weather Then & Now

There is a lot of talk recently about how “extreme” the weather is now, and how it will get so much more “extreme” in the future (even more specualtion here). There are certainly some robust theories as to why this will happen – why the frequency of severe weather events might increase (like all time heat […]

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Recent AGW Rumblings

January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Recent AGW Rumblings

I have been covering and studying the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) “situation” (science, media, politics) for over a decade now, yet I am continually amazed at the twists-n-turns of the topic and the complexity of diagnosing changes in the climate. One thing that hasn’t changed is the failure of the political process to solve anything. As I highlighted several times […]

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Manipulating the Masses

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Manipulating the Masses

When does persuasion go too far? When does it become manipulation? If you think long about it, the difference is subtle. Persuasion is more organic and open. Manipulation is more pre-planned and involves a larger degree of control – and imbalance between participants. People frustrated about not being able to “persuade” more of their fellow […]

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