Thursday, August 22, 2013


Congressman Peddles Conspiracy Theory On Climate Change: Only 'Radical Environmentalists' Get Grants | ThinkProgress
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) believes that you can only get a grant to do science research if you “submit to the… orthodoxy of climate change by the radical environmentalists,” he told local Colorado radio station KOA on Wednesday.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: An 'Inconvenient' Untruth: Al Gore isn't even honest about his own movie
[WSJ] But if we roll the film--which is less than scintillating, but the clip lasts less than 2½ minutes--we find that what Gore predicted in "An Inconvenient Truth" was something far direr than a storm and a flood. He predicted that lower Manhattan--along with vast and heavily populated swaths of Florida, California, the Netherlands, China, India and Bangladesh--would be permanently submerged owing to higher sea levels.
"Think of the impact of a couple of hundred thousand refugees when they're displaced by an environmental event," Gore intoned in the movie. "And then imagine the impact of 100 million or more." And then keep imagining. While Sandy caused severe temporary disruption and wrought an unusual amount of damage because it happened to hit a population center, it was not different in kind from other natural disasters. Lower Manhattan was soon dry again
Why does a paleobiologist go to the Arctic? | Students on Ice Blog
There were long periods of time in the climatic history of the Arctic, that it was much warmer than it is today. Either through continental drift or just the natural cycles of climatic change, the Arctic climate ranged from a tropical environment, to swamps and forests.
Al Gore: Warmists ‘winning the conversation’ — Calif. Gov: Warmists ‘on losing end of contest of ideas’ |
Ozone Al vs. Gov. Moonbeam… who’s right?
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds more sea ice in Arctic Barents Sea today than over most of the Holocene
A paper under open review for Climate of the Past finds that the Arctic western Barents Sea was "predominantly ice-free" during the mid to late Holocene from 6900 to 1100 years ago, and that seasonal sea ice increased beginning ~1100 years ago to conditions "similar to those of the present day based on satellite imagery and biomarker reconstructions." The authors also find Barents Sea surface temperatures cooled ~0.2C since the mid to late Holocene. The paper demonstrates that current seasonal sea ice extent and sea surface temperatures in the Arctic Barents Sea are not unprecedented or unusual in comparison to the rest of the Holocene [past ~11,000 years].

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