Friday, February 15, 2013

Xtreme Weather: The Dangerous Delusion | The Lukewarmer's Way
the point I want to make now is that, if Trenberth is wrong–if he’s advising scientists to tell people that any bad storm, drought or flood is caused in part or in whole by global warming–then he is giving a terrible hostage to fortune.
- Bishop Hill blog - Behind the curtain
Another economist was rather put out at the suggestion that Kyoto had been a failure and claimed, somewhat implausibly, that nobody had been linking extreme weather to climate change.
- Bishop Hill blog - Coming to a courthouse near you
The Spanish Parliament approved a law on Thursday that cuts subsidies for alternative energy technologies, backtracking on its push for green power.
Scientists outline danger of warming | News | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
No Republican on the committee, including Sen. David Vitter, R-La., who is the ranking GOP leader on the panel, attended the briefing that featured scientists discussing global warming.
...“I’d call it a shocking wake-up call,” Boxer said of the science briefing. “We heard certain parts of our country will be gone.”
...“The science is clear,” said Shepherd, of the American Meteorological Society. He said that there are a few dissenters amongst a strong consensus. “The literature is overwhelming.”
“It’s like putting the Earth’s climate on steroids,” Shepherd said, likening climate change to the surge of home runs in Major League Baseball during the so-called steroids era.

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