Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Climate change jumps shark, EPA still marauding
With Al Gore’s profanity-laced, half-cocked tirade against climate science heretics, the movement has officially jumped the shark, and may even be in its death throes.
Is there a global warming signal in Washington D.C. summer temperatures? - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post
In Michaels’ view, the lack of correlation between D.C. and the rest of the hemisphere rejects the hypothesis that greenhouse warming is affecting D.C.’s summer temperature. Or, as he said in a blog post at Forbes.com,: “That’s not a pretty picture for those claiming our [D.C.’s] recent suffering is because of our economic sins.”
“Climate variability” is the new “climate change” [which was the new "global warming"] | SciGuy | Eric Berger
I personally know climate scientists from Texas universities who no longer give talks to the public about “climate change,” but rather use the term “climate variability” in an effort to defuse some of this skepticism. Expect to hear the term more.
If there were scads of scientists (atmospheric, climate, geology or otherwise) in Texas who thought modern climate science is bunk I’d be the first reporter in line to interview him or her. Rather today’s debate is about the details, and how much more it’s going to warm, from some to a lot.
New AGU Award Recognizes Excellence in Climate [Hoax] Communications
Recognizing excellence in climate communications, as well as the promotion of scientific literacy, clarity of messaging, and efforts to foster respect and understanding for science-based values related to climate change, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced the creation of a new award, the AGU Climate Communication Prize. As the world’s largest organization of Earth and Space Scientists, AGU works promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

“Climate change is a problem of profound significance and how we deal with it as a society is one of the great challenges of the 21st century,” said Michael J. McPhaden, AGU president. “Research is essential to our understanding of how humans are affecting the Earth’s climate as well as the risks involved and how they can be managed. This award represents the commitment of both AGU and Nature’s Own to raise the visibility of climate change as a critical issue and to encourage more scientists to communicate broadly that science can contribute to a sustainable future for our planet.”

The prize, which recognizes an AGU member-scientist and which comes with a $25,000 cash award

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