Friday, January 25, 2013

Greenland 8ºC above present temperatures 130,000 years ago.
New peer reviewed paper published by Nature proposes that the surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the Eemian interglacial (130,000 to 115,000 years ago peaked at 8 ± 4 degrees Celsius above the mean of the past millennium, followed by a gradual cooling that was probably driven by the decreasing summer insolation.
Extreme Cold: Hydro-Québec reports record electricity consumption
Preliminary evaluations show that the historical peak, recorded Wednesday morning was 38 910 MW, breaking the old record set on 24 January 2011.

This new record was beaten yet again in the evening, with 39,120 MW.
Climate Lessons: Climate Scaremongering: teach your children to ‘look and laugh at a’that’, with Robbie Burns
Claim Jan. 1970: "By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half." Life Magazine, January 1970. Life Magazine also noted that some people disagree, "but scientists have solid experimental and historical evidence to support each of the predictions."
Data: Air quality has actually improved since 1970. Studies find that sunlight reaching the Earth fell by somewhere between 3 and 5 percent over the period in question.

Claim April 1970: "If present trends continue, the world will be ... eleven degrees colder by the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age." Kenneth E.F. Watt, in Earth Day, 1970.
Data: According to NASA, global temperature has increased by about 1 degree Fahrenheit since 1970.
James Lawrence Powell: Divest Over Global Warming? | DeSmogBlog
Here are ten objections global warming activists are apt to hear from trustees and college administrators, with my responses.

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