Friday, November 30, 2012

Global Fawning | Standpoint
[Myron Ebell] The global warming fad will almost certainly continue to fade, but that does not guarantee that the environmental Left's anti-energy agenda will collapse-least of all in the US, the country that more than any other built its economy on abundant, affordable energy. Continuing along the path that made America the wealthiest country in the world is not, it would seem, part of President Obama's agenda.
It's the Holiday Season, and Global Warming Hype Is Filling the Air - Forbes
[Patrick Michaels] Although everyone at the Doha conference can’t get enough of poor Sandy, the arguments linking her impressive damages to climate change are less than compelling.

Stories that sea levels have risen dramatically around New York City because of global warming are a bit of a stretch. The continuous record of water level at Battery Park shows a pretty steady rise of about 17 inches since 1856. About half of this was caused by the fact that the land is sinking (as shown in 2009 by S.E. Englehart in Geology). The post-1850 escape from the Little Ice Age of the 17th and 18th centuries is probably good for about a third of the remainder. That leaves a maximum six or seven inches of sea level rise remaining from human-induced warming (probably less), which is pretty small beer.

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