Saturday, February 04, 2012

Competition in the meme pool | Digging in the Clay

Skeptical memes are taking hold because they make sense to people – good old common sense.  It makes sense that clouds are very important to the climate and should not be overlooked in climate models. That’s why Svensmark’s theory is so appealing and the world is willing science to find out that it, or a variation of it, is supported by empirical evidence.  Joe Public doesn’t care – it makes sense to him “Well, stands to reason don’t it mate?”.

The New Nostradamus of the North: Cameron faces revolt by tory MPs about wind power subsidies

A total of 101 Tory MPs have written to the Prime Minister demanding that the £400 million-a-year subsidies paid to the “inefficient” onshore wind turbine industry are “dramatically cut”.

Death toll in Europe tops 220 - Canals in Venice start freezing over

Denver breaks 100-year-old snowfall record

“It’s official…this is the heaviest February snowstorm on record for Denver,” says reader Ralph Fato. “More than 15.9 inches, with up to 50″ in the foothills. Now, the snowstorm is hammering parts of Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa.”

Sierra Club Takes $25 Million from Natural Gas To Attack Coal

Al's Journal : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh Calls for Action on the Climate Crisis

Argument and authority in the climate fight | Climate Etc.

Of the hundreds of authors that contribute to the IPCC WG1 Reports, how many individuals have sufficient grasp of the material in all of the Chapters even to provide a credible review?  I suspect the answer is very few, if any.

EU Referendum: History repeats

As the snow falls (as it has done for the last three hours), the Daily Mail reports that the sea has frozen over on the south coast, just as it did in the winter of 1939-40 (and the following year). Back then, it was the start of the "little cooling". Now, of course, it's "global warming".

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