Monday, January 14, 2013

Dear Carl Pope: What About the "Cuisinarts of the Air” (Sierra Club term still part of the windpower debate) — MasterResource
“Tension in the room mounted. The old man … pleaded with the [California] planning commission to protect his pigeons from ‘the Cuisinarts of the air’. The arrow went straight home, sending up a roar from the audience. A new image had been created, and the cameras flashed it across the country. Although often credited to staging by Cerrell and Associates, the term was conceived by the Sierra Club.”

- Paul Gipe, Wind Energy Comes of Age (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995, p. 450.
The New Nostradamus of the North: New Zealand climatologist on claims that Australian heatwave is related to global warming: “It’s really [just] hype.”
The Australian government’s Climate Commission released a report last week stating: “climate change has contributed to making the current extreme heat conditions and bushfires worse”.
But associate professor of climate and environment science Chris de Freitas, from the University of Auckland, says this is not the case.
“There is no evidence to suggest that,” he says. “It’s really [just] hype.”
Dr Freitas says Australia is a “land of extremes” with heatwaves like those seen this month not uncommon. He says they are not necessarily a sign of global warming.
“It’s speculation, not fact.”
NOAA Fraud Part 4 : 2012 Was Below Average For Extreme Weather | Real Science
1936 had more than twice as many extreme temperatures as 2012.
McKitten Finally Reports On New England | Real Science
McKitten is buried in snow in Vermont, but forgot to talk about it...
Hopefully Bill will take advantage of the balmy weather by hiking up Mt. Washington next week. Wind chill should be about -50F.

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