Thursday, September 19, 2013


Rep. Pompeo Questions EPA Administrator McCarthy on Obama Climate Plan
Pompeo: Exactly, but you’re telling me you can’t link up your actions at EPA to any benefit associated with those quantifiable indicators that the EPA itself has proposed as indicative of climate change.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds drought in the US Great Basin was much more extreme in the past
A paper published today in Quaternary Science Reviews finds a severe drought affected the US central Great Basin for almost one thousand years between 2800 and 1850 years ago. According to the authors, this drought was "the longest persistent dry period within the late Holocene." The paper shows modern precipitation levels are not unusually wet or dry, or unprecedented in comparison to the past 8,000 years. The paper adds to hundreds of other peer reviewed publications demonstrating that there is nothing unprecedented, unusual, or unnatural about modern day precipitation, drought, or extreme weather.
Pat Michaels Bets $ on 25 Years of No Warming « Roy Spencer, PhD
Dr. Michaels is betting on no statistically significant warming (at the 95% confidence level) in the HadCRUTx data for the 25 year period starting in 1997. Scott is betting on at least that much warming.
Ahead of IPCC Climate Report, Skeptic Groups Launch Global Anti-Science Campaign | InsideClimate News
Environmental activists and several scientists said they're not as worried as they might have been just a few years ago.

Cindy Baxter, a longtime climate campaigner, said she thinks climate skeptics "are getting more shrill, but getting less notice," because Americans are more convinced that global warming is real.

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