Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Is This What Global Cooling Looks Like? | Power Line
Climate reality isn’t too hard to figure out. Sometimes it is hot, and sometimes it is cold. If it is unusually hot in one place, the law of conservation of energy says that it will be unusually cold somewhere else. You have to average it all out to get meaningful data, and that is very hard to do, even in 2012–let alone trying to compare global averages today with those hundreds of years ago. So a considerable degree of skepticism is appropriate.

In the meantime, don’t hold your breath waiting for the Associated Press to tell you that “This is what global cooling looks like.”
Science faces the fate of the sea | Crosscut.com
Two weeks ago, 542 racked up the air miles to get to Monterey, California for the Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World. They came from as far afield as Iceland, Chile, Bangladesh and New Zealand, and braved a rapid-fire marathon of 146 research presentations, culled from hundreds more.

Some of the findings could come from a horror movie
Another Green Fail: Home Insulation Can Drive Up Energy Consumption | The Global Warming Policy Foundation
Particularly explosive is a recently rediscovered study by the IBP Institute for Building Physics of the Fraunhofer Institute. Based on an detailed comparative analysis, scientists at the research institute in Stuttgart established in 1985 that, given average winter temperatures of minus four degrees Celsius, the use of insulating does not reduce heating energy consumption; compared to house with solid walls it rather pushes up energy consumption.

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