Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - Winter of Discontent
Alley noted that the Associated Press published an article about a month after the e-mail maelstrom erupted, saying that Climategate didn’t show an attempt to fake global warming.

Any time in the past, up until the last few years, I believe that would have ended the story,” Alley said.
Variable southeast summer rainfall linked to climate change
As the NASH intensified and migrated westward, Li's team's analysis found that its north-south movement also was enhanced from 1978 to 2007, a period when the frequency of extreme summer rainfall variability in the Southeast more than doubled over the previous 30 years. From 1978 to 2007, six summers were abnormally wet, while five were abnormally dry. Those 11 summers – defined in this study as the months of June, July and August – had total seasonal precipitation anomalies greater than one standard deviation from the mean.
If the NASH 's western ridge jogs a little to the north as it expands, the likelihood increases for more extreme dry weather in the Southeast that summer, she explains. If the NASH wobbles a little to the south, extreme wet weather becomes more likely.
The science behind increasing Antarctic sea ice « Climate Progress
Progressives should know the most commonly used arguments by the disinformers and doubters — and how to rebut them.

Most of the time your best response is to give the pithiest response possible, and then refer people to a specific website that has a more detailed scientific explanation with links to the original science. That’s because usually those you are talking to are rarely in a position to adjudicate scientific arguments. Indeed, they would probably tune out.

Also, unless you know the science cold, you are as likely as not to make a misstatement.
About that Volt Planetary Gear Flap: A Correction - By Henry Payne - Planet Gore - National Review Online
Because if Leo diCaprio wants a new green status symbol, he wants something that is “different” than his hybrid Prius. Though U.S. taxpayers will not be amused to learn that subsidizing Leo’s new toy will cost them $5 grand more than the Toyota.
Graham: GOP should work with Obama on energy - The Hill's E2-Wire
Republicans in Congress should look for opportunities to work with President Obama in the next two years on issues including an energy bill that doesn’t include cap-and-trade, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested Tuesday evening.

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