Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving 1950 Storm Surge Devastated New Jersey | Real Science
Experts tell us that October hurricanes in New Jersey are caused by your SUV. I wonder if this also applies to ones in late November?
China & India Are Building 4 New Coal Power Plants – Every Week | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Global demand for coal is expected to grow to 8.9 billion tons by 2016 from 7.9 billion tons this year. China is expected to add about 160 new coal-fired plants to the 620 operating now, within four years. During that period, India will add more than 46 plants.  [If they add a total of about 200 plants in about 200 weeks (4 years), isn't that more like one new coal plant per week?]
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds models have it wrong again & predict excessive droughts
A new paper published in Nature finds that "across all six continents studied, afternoon rain falls preferentially over soils that are relatively dry compared to the surrounding area." The finding is yet another example of negative feedbacks in the climate system that help to stabilize climate. However, climate models are programmed to assume the opposite: that dry areas will become drier and wet areas wetter due to a fictitious positive-feedback mechanism. The authors find that this erroneous positive-feedback assumption results in excessive predictions of drought in computer models

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