Thursday, December 06, 2012

Al Gore gives Bloomberg thumbs up over Sandy handling - NY Daily News
The former VP took time to hammer the federal government on its slow reaction to dealing with climate change..."You don't have to be a believer in climate change to know the dangers of extreme weather are already here," Bloomberg said.
Once again, reality trumps models – Pacific SST’s are flat | Watts Up With That?
If we extend the model-data comparison back in time to the November 1981 start of the dataset, Figure 3, the trend of the model simulations is still about 3 times higher than the observed warming. If the modelers can’t even simulate the warming of the largest ocean basin on the planet, what value do the models have? Some readers might think the answers are none, nada, zip.
NOAA’s 2012 Arctic ‘Report Card’ … Danger Signs Ahead | The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media
In addition to record high temperatures over land and sea, 2012 brought record temperatures at 60 feet below surface, affecting permafrost. One victim: Rodent lemmings, the decline of which poses challenges to the Arctic Fox. (They’re victimized also by the increasing numbers migrating northward, presenting challenges of predation and competition for food resources.)
Wind farms, Daventry District and the vital importance of local democracy – Telegraph Blogs
[Delingpole] Remember, the tide is turning against the Great Wind Menace. More and more people are waking up to what a grotesque con it is. And that includes more than a few senior members of the government from David Cameron and George Osborne downwards. But the really dangerous part for our rural communities and our beautiful countryside is the next six months – before renewables subsidies are slashed, as inevitably they will be, for they make no economic sense and anyway we're broke – when the developers and landowners will try to ram as many applications through the system as they can.

Now is not the time to let up in our fight. The war is almost over. And you really wouldn't want your local district to be the equivalent of one of those poor sods who was shot dead or blown up in the early hours of 11th November 1918, would you?

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