Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Delaware’s “future weather”
the impact on Delaware will be disastrous, Dr. Katherine Hayhoe claims. Nonsense.

Her forthcoming report promises to be no different than other proclamations that persistently predict dire consequences from climate change – and then present taxpayers with a hefty bill. In this scenario, the State’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) paid $46,000 for her report, presumably to suggest that “independent scholars” support the state’s positions.

The preliminary release of her report reads like the script from a bad disaster movie – think The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth. Like them, it also plays fast and loose with the facts...
- Bishop Hill blog - Keep digging
Nuccitelli opens up by saying that estimates of climate sensitivity are "slightly" lower than previously. This of course is grossly misleading. The IPCC's central estimate of effective climate sensitivity (ECS) in AR4 was over 3°C. The new estimates are all coming in below 2°C. By my reckoning that's a reduction of getting on for 50%, so hardly "slightly".
Perhaps more interestingly, Nuccitelli claims that he and Cook have released all their data
Merkel Green Waivers Clash With EU Raises Risk From Exxon To Bayer | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Exxon Mobil Corp., Bayer AG and Linde AG are among companies at risk of having to repay billions of euros in German green energy waivers as Chancellor Angela Merkel clashes with Europe’s antitrust regulator over rebates to companies that use the most energy.
Seabird numbers fall further after cold spring says RSPB Scotland | Scotland | News | STV
Seabird numbers have continued to fall following the coldest spring in 50 years, according to new figures from RSPB Scotland.

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