Monday, September 09, 2013


Global Warming To Cause New Crisis. What Will It Be? | William M. Briggs
Don’t forget that the fever was raised roughly thirty years ago back in the 1980s. The peak of frenzy was maybe five to ten years ago. This implies we still have ten to fifteen years of this stuff in the press. Or longer, since it is easy to keep putting the end off.
DOE Hid Info About Loan Recipient's Bad Condition in April House Hearing | National Legal and Policy Center
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Oversight subcommittee where Whitcombe testified, has called the loan program “one of the most disastrously mismanaged and corrupt programs in U.S. history,” and said during that Fisker hearing, “The Obama administration owes the American taxpayer an explanation as to why this bad loan was made in the first place.”

He might also want an explanation why Whitcombe hid the truth about VPG while under oath before his subcommittee.
Arctic sea ice minimum? | Climate Etc.
So . . . to what extent is the current mini-maxima in the seasonal sea ice extent minimum attributed to interannual variability, or perhaps part of a mini-decadal shift? It is very frustrating not to have adequate sea ice data prior to the satellite record to address this issue. Tony Brown provides a fascinating perspective on historical sea ice variability 1920-1950 in this previous CE post.
Flashback: Historic Variations in Arctic sea ice. Part II: 1920-1950 | Climate Etc.
This paper explores the controversy surrounding the period 1920-1950, which was a period of substantial warming in the Arctic.

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