Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pachauri would not admit over a decade without warming when CFACT asked him in Mexico, but admits it now
In 2010, IPCC chief Rachendra Pachauri refused to acknowledge that global temperatures had not risen for over a decade when CFACT’s Josh Nadal interviewed him at the UN’s COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico.

This week Pachauri caved and conceded 17 years without warming at a speech at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Pachauri is the IPCC’s highest climate official, but is not, by the way, a climate scientist. Rather (as Lord Monckton loves to point out), he is a railroad engineer. Remember this the next time you encounter a warming activist (who is also not a climate scientist) who insists that you may not evaluate global warming policy because you are not a climate scientist. Global warming advocacy is a world of double standards and double speak.
Environmentalism and NIMBYism: a changed equation | Carbon Counter
NIMBYism then is no longer something that environmentalists can rely on. If you wish to decarbonise the UK without nuclear power then you are going to have to cover a lot of the UK in wind farms, and I mean a lot. That will involve putting a lot of turbines in a lot of back yards. It also involves a deep challenge to the belief that wilderness should be kept pristine. The basic arithmetic of how much power you can generate from wind farms, combined with how much energy we use in the UK make it clear that we are looking at the large scale industrialisation of the natural world. If you reject nuclear power, then this is something you must accept and argue for.
Hansen : 250 Feet Of Sea Level Rise | Real Science
[2008] “If you leave us at 450ppm for long enough it will probably melt all the ice – that’s a sea rise of 75 metres. What we have found is that the target we have all been aiming for is a disaster – a guaranteed disaster,” Hansen told the Guardian.

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