Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Why the fiscal cliff is economists’ global warming - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post
Global warming was also a type of wicked problem that led to gridlock and dissension in the nation’s capital, as nobody could quite formulate the link between public policy and extreme weather events.

That is, until Sandy.
Judy Frankel: Gearing Up for a Different America
When discussing Storm Sandy with my new friend, I mentioned the words "global warming" and he laughed. This angered me, because I thought he was implying the whole idea of climate change was a hoax. Being a master gardener, I not only understand the science behind global warming, I also see its effects on a regular basis in my edible landscape.
Massive Fraud At NOAA And NASA | Real Science
Regardless of their belief in the validity of the adjustments (ROFL) these organizations have an obligation to clearly disclose with each graph and each press release, that the raw data show no warming, and that the claimed warming is due to manipulation. If anyone in industry tried such non-disclosure with finances, they would be prosecuted.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper shows models significantly underestimate cooling from clouds
A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters compares satellite observations of clouds to the predictions of five climate models and finds that all models significantly underestimate total cloud cover and low cloud amount [each underestimated by up to 13%]. Other research has shown that total cloud cover and low clouds act to cool the climate. Thus, the models predict excessive warming due to significant underestimates of cloud cover.

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