Monday, February 18, 2013

Why Republicans Should Embrace The Reality Of Climate Change - Forbes
It’s certainly true that climate can change dramatically over time, and has. There have been ice ages and hot periods. But right now, there are not obvious candidates for other explanations of current warming. For instance, the sun seems to be cooling.
...Also, controversial ideas get published all the time, and there would be a Nobel Prize in proving that warming isn’t happening.  [How much time have Nobel committees devoted to studying Richard Lindzen's work with an eye toward awarding him a Nobel Prize?]
In our interview and during a press conference at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston this weekend, Wuebbles actually agreed that misstatements by Gore had led to a backlash.

“Most of what is pretty good but there’s a few comments that are over-exaggerations,” says Wuebbles.
UNEP: conspicuous absences and inconspicuous newbies « The View From Here
UPDATE 2: And yet another UNEP report seems to be dumping the dreaded CO2 in favour of a “fertilizer crisis”.
Mid-February 2013 Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Update | Bob Tisdale – Climate Observations
Sea surface temperature records indicate El Niño and La Niña events are responsible for the warming of global sea surface temperature anomalies over the past 30 years, not manmade greenhouse gases.
Winter in Sakha, Russia - picture of the day | Weather |
A lonely figure ventures out in the extreme cold, accentuated by the blue tones in this photograph by Maxim Shemetov. The coldest temperatures in the northern hemisphere have been recorded in Sakha, where according to the UK Met Office a temperature of -67.8˚C was registered in 1933

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