Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's time we stood up to the vicious bullies of the 'caring' liberal Left – Telegraph Blogs
All those environmentalists, for example, telling us that they're acting in the interests of future generations. No they're not – and it's time we stopped letting them get away with pretending otherwise. Every new economy-sapping tax or regulation they introduce, every acre of rainforest or farmland they divert to biofuels, every percentage point of extra cost they add needlessly to the price of energy in their pointless quest for renewables, is like a boot in the face of our children and grandchildren. "No you can't have a job. No you can't have as high a standard of living as recent generations. Yes you will have to endure an era of low growth, increased government meddling in your life, and – quite likely – a period of riots, hyperinflation, possibly even war."
Twitter / aDissentient: If we have a further hundred ...
If we have a further hundred years of flat temperatures, the long-term trend since 1850 will still be up.
Hayhoe: ‘You can’t make a thermometer tell you it’s hotter than it is’ | JunkScience.com
But one thermometer every 720 miles (a la Jim Hansen) is hardly adequate for describing temperatures in that region.
Study: Irrigation increases ‘extreme weather’ | Watts Up With That?
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 – Agricultural irrigation in California’s Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest, according to a new study by UC Irvine scientists.

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