Monday, November 12, 2012

Quadrant Online - Nobel winners here, there, everywhere!
The CSIRO has been suckered by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, into lauding eight of its climate scientists as Nobel Laureates. The eight celebrated by the CSIRO on October 16, 2007 were Kevin Hennessy, Roger Jones, Penny Whetton, Ian Watterson, Barrie Pittock, Bryson Bates, Nathan Bindoff, and Mark Howden.
Tony Thomas won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature for this article, edging out Chinese author Mo Yan.
Growing Grapes During the Next Grand Minimum | The Next Grand Minimum
The earth has cooled over the past 16 year and we may be in the cusp of a the Next Grand Minimum. During the last Grand Minimum, it was no longer possible to grow wine grapes in England, were grape are growing today in Southern England.

The Maunder Minimum and the Little Ice Age extended from 1400 to 1850, but it is essentially still too cold to grow wine grapes successfully in most of England. However, in 1068 AD, 938 years before today, Britain’s tax officials reported in the Domesday Book that nearly 50 British vineyards were growing wine grapes. Romans were also reported to have grown wine grapes in Britain when they occupied the island. German wine grapes are not grown as high on the hillsides today as during the Medieval Warm Period.

Wine grapes are one of humanity’s most accurate and sensitive indications of temperature in the pre-thermometer era. Please pay attention to how the wine grapes are growing and surviving in your neighborhood.
Full List of Participants to the BBC CMEP Seminar on 26 January 2006 | Omnologos

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