Friday, December 28, 2012

Peabody Coal Sales Ticker Next to 'Clean Energy' Claim -
[Revkin] Electricity, including that generated by coal combustion, has been a boon for humanity. In fact, there’s much truth in the headline on Indur M. Goklany‘s new analysis for the anti-regulatory Cato Institute: “Humanity Unbound: How Fossil Fuels Saved Humanity from Nature and Nature from Humanity.” (I’ll post more on that paper soon, including an interview with Goklany.)

But that does not come close to justifying what you see on the home page of Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the free world:
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds floods and extreme precipitation were more common during the Little Ice Age
A recent paper published in Quaternary Research examines floods in the Mediterranean French Alps over the past 1400 years and finds that extreme precipitation and flooding were less common and less extreme during warm periods compared to cold periods.
Prius V Fails Crash Test - By Greg Pollowitz - Planet Gore - National Review Online
Well, the good news — I guess — is that the battery didn’t explode:
Record snowfall in Arkansas
Snow hadn’t fallen in Little Rock on Christmas since 1926, but the capital ended Tuesday with 10.3 inches of it.
German Scientists Shoot Down Recent Claims Of “Rapid Warming” In Antarctica – Overall Continent Is Cooling!
If you can’t find any real warming on the planet (which scientists haven’t been able to do now for 15 years), then you have to make up something that looks like warming, i.e. create dummy warming. This is precisely the case with a new paper on Western Antarctica.

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