Saturday, February 09, 2013

Quadrant Online - Weird-weather shenanigans: Part I
Climate models are complex. Fortunately, more of their creators - and promoters - are being forced to defend publicly their alleged powers of simulation, attribution and prediction. But be warned: the new analogy-diced-and-sliced, pseudo-predictive climate-speak is shrewdly crafted to be more persuasive, near-term relevant - and scarier.
The Great White Hurricane Of 1888 | Real Science
With up to 50 inches of snow dumped across the northeast of the United States, this monster blizzard was aptly dubbed ‘The Great White Hurricane’. Major metropolitan areas like New York faced severe winds of up to 45 miles an hour, drifts of more than 50 feet and floods caused when the snow melted. With fire departments unable to function, the financial losses from fires alone amounted to a staggering $25 million. Human casualties totaled 400, with 200 people dying in New York alone.
Recycling con: Millions of tons end up in landfill as officials admit success is exaggerated | Mail Online
Most managers at plants that recycle rubbish for industrial use say that at best 'some' of the waste sent to them is usable
- Bishop Hill blog - Global warming overestimated by factor of two
Ka-Kit Tung and Jiansong Zhou of the University of Washington report that anthropogenic global warming has been overcooked. A lot.

No comments: