Wednesday, February 27, 2013

- Bishop Hill blog - Lord Deben is worried
Lord Deben is worried. Veolia UK Ltd, the company he chairs, stands ready to connect just as many windfarms to the grid as the country is willing to subsidise. But without clear national carbon reduction targets, the company is unlikely to make its mint.

In an entirely unrelated step, Deben has written to the Energy Secretary.
US February Temperatures In Sharp Decline For Over 20 Years | Real Science
Note that the trend would be much steeper, except for the cold years in 1993 and 1994 after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
Australian floods show how cutting electricity use doesn’t reduce CO2 « JoNova
Anton Lang cuts the numbers, and finds that while the Australian floods cut power consumption by 9% on the Eastern seaboard they only reduced CO2 emissions by 0.9%.
NOAA’s Climate Summaries Are A Farce | Real Science
NOAA was tasked by politicians with making 2012 the hottest and most extreme year ever, so they jacked temperatures way up and came up with a nonsensical Climate Extremes Index, which made mild weather be classified as extreme.

Using their indices, the stormy start to 2013 will be rated much less extreme than the mild start to 2012.
Greenland Ice Gain Since 2012 | Real Science
The animation below flashes between April 2012 and February 2013 at the Greenland Summit Camp. Note how their greenhouse (the closer building) has become half buried in ice and snow.
This huge weight of new ice forces the ice sheet to deform and spread out towards the ocean, causing icebergs to calve into the sea.

James Blalog then takes pictures of these calving events, posts them all over the Denver airport, and sells them to mindless eco-dupes as evidence of global warming.

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