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Nov 9, 2012 -- skepticalscience
Solar activity & climate: is the sun causing global warming?
"Over the past few hundred years, there has been a steady increase in the numbers of sunspots, at the time when the Earth has been getting warmer. The data suggests solar activity is influencing the global climate causing the world to get warmer."    more

June 14, 2011 -- theregister
Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade
Physicists say sunspot cycle is 'going into hibernation'
What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – is actually headed into a mini Ice Age    more

April 03, 2011 -- Associated Press
NASA admits all previous warming trends caused by sun
Under mounting pressure from scientists that reject the politically popularized man-made global warming and climate models—the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory—the American space agency NASA has admitted that all past warming trends were driven by solar activity.    more

October 8, 2010 -- Hal Lewis
From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara
To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.
It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave    more

08/22/2010 -- Associated Press
UN May Rein In Carbon Trading Scam
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to it eventually reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists are calling a huge scam.    more

14 February 2010 --
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995
Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing
There has been no global warming since 1995
Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes    more

January 20, 2010 -- Agency: DNA
Senior Chinese climatologist calls for reform of IPCC
Lü Xuedu says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a young institution that needs to strengthen its credibility
....The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should be reformed to prevent political interference, improve research and reduce western bias, a senior Chinese climatologist has told the Guardian.    more

January 20, 2010 -- Agency: DNA
Finding on Himalayas 'poorly substantiated': Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The United Nations-led Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admitted on Wednesday that "clear and well-established standards of evidence were not applied properly" and expressed regret within days of allegations that the Nobel-winning agency had got it wrong that Himalayan glaciers would vanish by 2035.    more

December 1, 2009 -- Mike's America
Climategate’s "Harry Read Me" File is a Must Read!
As another pundit said: this isn’t just the smoking gun pointing to the fraud of global warming, it’s a mushroom cloud!
As researchers around the world report on their findings in the hacked emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Britain you often hear references to the infamous “Harry Read Me” file. The entire file, 247 pages long, is an encyclopedia chronicling the absolute mess that temperature records, upon which much global warming theory is based, are in. more
HARRY_READ_Me.txt       text    pdf

December 1, 2009 -- Lorrie Goldstein
'Botch after botch after botch'
Leaked 'climategate' documents show huge flaws in the backbone of climate change science
I've been poring over one of many leaked computer files from the "climategate" scandal.
It's worse than those e-mails revealing leading climate scientists did a "trick" to "hide the decline" in global temperatures and privately called it a "travesty" they couldn't explain recent cooling.
This document has the innocuous header "HARRY_READ_Me.txt." more

November 25, 2009
Obama vows greenhouse gas emissions cuts
President Barack Obama is to pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the US in several stages, beginning with a 17% cut by 2020, the White House has said. more
Without a corresponding increase in carbon free nuclear energy we will end up with zero growth.

November 24, 2009 -- The Wall Street Journal
Global Warming With the Lid Off
The emails that reveal an effort to hide the truth about climate science.
'The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the U.K., I think I'll delete the file rather than send to anyone. . . . We also have a data protection act, which I will hide behind."
So apparently wrote Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) and one of the world's leading climate scientists, in a 2005 email to "Mike." Judging by the email thread, this refers to Michael Mann, director of the Pennsylvania State University's Earth System Science Center.
We found this nugget among the more than 3,000 emails and documents released last week after CRU's servers were hacked and messages among some of the world's most influential climatologists were published on the Internet.

November 23, 2009 -- The Week
Global-warming bombshell
Humans cause climate change, right? Turns out scientists may have been suppressing data to the contrary
In what Michelle Malkin is calling "the global warming scandal of the century," emails hacked from a major British research center are being used to suggest that certain scientists have been over-simplifying the truism that humans cause climate change. Rival scientists, who question Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), pounced on this "evidence" as proof that the emailers have been cooking the research, squelching dissenting views, and committing ethical crimes. Is global warming a global conspiracy - or is this heated debate mostly just hot air?
The emails reveal power-hungry fraudsters: The "scientific consensus" touted by "global warming alarmists" is apparently fiction, says Rob Port at Say Anything. Worse, these "scientists" were also deceiving the public to supply "phony, cooked research" to help politicians "enact a myriad of new taxes, regulations and a generalized expansion of government power."
This is overblown everyone massages graph data: Admittedly, says Nate Silver in FiveThirtyEight, one email suggests that key climate researcher Phil Jones was "sexing up a graph to make his conclusions more persuasive." That’s unethical, and inexcusable, but sadly quite common on both sides of the debate ("I'd include some of the graphs in [Al Gore's] Inconvenient Truth" in this charge.) more

November 23, 2009
Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent,
2009 'on course to be the fifth hottest since records began'
This year is on course to be the fifth hottest since records began, experts have warned as they insisted that the science behind climate change was sound.
Met Office scientists called for urgent action on global warming and dismissed calls for a public inquiry into emails which suggest a conspiracy among international scientists to falsify data.
Although final figures will not be known until January, 2009 is likely to be the fifth hottest year on record, reversing a brief three-year "cold snap" caused by natural temperature fluctuations, they said.
Temperatures over the next decade will be even higher, Met Office models predict. more
figures will not be known until January. - How Convenient!

The truth from the BBC:
October 9, 2009 16:22 By Paul Hudson Climate correspondent, BBC News
Average temperatures have not increased for over a decade
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise. source

November 23, 2009
Filmmakers Who Confronted Al Gore Release New Anti-Global Warming Documentary
PHELIM MCALEER, "NOT EVIL JUST WRONG:" There were nine significant errors in it. Given this film has been shown in schools to children, do you accept those errors? I know you say it's funded by that court but a judge in the British high court, after the hearing, finds there were nine significant errors. This has been shown to children. How do you accept those findings and have you done anything to correct those errors?
AL GORE: Well, I'm not going to go through all of those. The ruling was in favor of the movie by the way and the ruling was in favor of showing the movie in schools. And that's really the bottom line on that. more
"ruling was in favor of the movie"
The whole truth: "After outlining nearly a dozen serious factual errors in the film, Burton determined it could continue to be shown in schools, but only if accompanied by a teaching package that includes limiting and cautionary “guidance notes” and other films, including a counter-film, “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” produced by Britain’s Channel 4." more
Text of Court Decision

Nov. 23, 2009 -- Edmund L. Andrews -- The New York Times
Payback Time
Wave of Debt Payments Facing U.S. Government
WASHINGTON - The United States government is financing its more than trillion-dollar-a-year borrowing with i.o.u.'s on terms that seem too good to be true. more
Note: This is not from Glen Beck! This is not a test!

Boxer-Kerry Cap and Trade Bill
November 22, 2009
Steve Elliott, President, Alliance
Following closely on the heels of ObamaCare, the Boxer-Kerry Cap and Trade bill has been inconspicuously moving through the Senate with a stealth goal to pass the bill before the Copenhagen Summit this December!
During a heated debate last week Sen. Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works committee refused to release a full economic analysis of the bill, to which Inhofe bristled, "I can only conclude that they don't want the pubic to know how much money this thing is going to cost."
And cost it will?
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) said of the coming legislation, "This would be the largest tax increase in the history of America."
Analysts believe the increased taxes and fees will cost the average American household upwards of $1,600 to $3,000 or more each and every year!
Making matters worse, scientists suggest Cap and Trade would have no measurable benefit--except to the federal government.
Steve Elliott

November 17, 2009 -- Manufacturing.Net
China Leads In Carbon Pollution
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pollution typically declines during a recession. Not this time.
Despite a global economic slump, worldwide carbon dioxide pollution jumped 2 percent last year, most of the increase coming from China, according to a study published online Tuesday.
"The growth in emissions since 2000 is almost entirely driven by the growth in China," said study lead author Corinne Le Quere of the University of East Anglia. "It's China and India and all the developing countries together." more

June 26, 2009
House passes flawed climate bill.
In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for capping carbon emission.
The bill is a terrible for the environment but great for speculators and the worst polluters.
The vote was 219-212, Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax in the form of higher energy costs.
It would be far easier and better for the environment to tax fossil fuels.     text of bill

April 24, 2009
Gore pleads for unity on climate, despite divide
By Dina Cappiello and H. Joseph Hebert, AP
Former Vice President Al Gore, the leading American voice on climate change, urged lawmakers Friday to overcome partisan differences and take action to reduce greenhouse gases.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican, argued that the Democratic proposal to reduce greenhouse gases would "punish the American people" by imposing higher energy costs and threatening jobs. "This bill is an energy tax,"
"How do we protect our people?" asked Democratic Rep. John Dingell, whose state, Michigan, is reeling from the economic recession and is home to many energy-intensive industries, including the ailing auto industry. Dingell said he is not convinced the bill will protect U.S. jobs, especially if China is not forced to take similar actions.
"If the United States leads, China will follow," Gore argued. (That is a lie. China said that they will not follow)     source

April 19, 2009 The Daily Telegraph
ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.
Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.     source

March 29, 2009     The New York Times
The Civil Heretic - By NICHOLAS DAWIDOFF
Speaking at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University, Dyson announced that "all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated.". . . . - climate change has become an "obsession" — the primary article of faith for "a worldwide secular religion" known as environmentalism. Among those he considers true believers, Dyson has been particularly dismissive of Al Gore, whom Dyson calls climate change’s "chief propagandist," and James Hansen, the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and an adviser to Gore’s film, "An Inconvenient Truth."     source

March 19, 2009     Kenneth Davidson
A carbon tax is the way to cut emissions
THE Rudd Government's environmental credentials are in tatters: the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme has been exposed as sham. This shouldn't be surprising. There isn't one cap-and-trade scheme in the world that has resulted in a reduction in carbon emissions. Instead, such schemes have made money for the biggest polluters and created a new branch of the derivatives industry that creates new wealth opportunities for brokers and financiers.
Rudd's cap and trade scheme benefits the worst polluters.     source

February 25, 2009
Met Office, UK     Coldest winter for a decade
Mild weather is expected to see out what remains of winter. Despite this, it is expected to be the coldest UK winter since 1995/96, according to provisional Met Office figures.
The low temperatures have also been accompanied at times by heavy snow. During early February, the heaviest snowfall for 18 years was experienced over many areas of the UK.     source

December 22, 2008
U. S. Senate Minority Report:
More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims.
Update: 11 More Scientists Join Senate Report

December 5, 2008
Opinion Journal - Wall Street Journal
Obama's Environmental Test
The president-elect's picks for his energy and environment team could undo any smart moves so far. Energy is the engine of, and inextricably linked to, the American economy. Environmental policies and regulations that punish energy markets will only deliver a further economic hit.

Nov. 17, 2008
NASA: Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change
Water vapor is known to be Earth's most abundant greenhouse gas, but the extent of its contribution to global warming has been debated. Using recent NASA satellite data, researchers have estimated more precisely than ever the heat-trapping effect of water in the air, validating the role of the gas as a critical component of climate change. . . .
"This study confirms that what was predicted by the models is really happening in the atmosphere," said Eric Fetzer, an atmospheric scientist who works with AIRS data at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Water vapor is the big player in the atmosphere as far as climate is concerned."     Article

November 9, 2008
The Climate for Change -- The New York Times. Op-Ed Contributor AL GORE
THE inspiring and transformative choice by the American people to elect Barack Obama as our 44th president lays the foundation for another fateful choice that he - and we - must make this January to begin an emergency rescue of human civilization from the imminent and rapidly growing threat posed by the climate crisis.     Article     Rebuttal
    IPCC Report (pdf)

Sept 10, 2008
a common element essential to all life causes Global Warming. A large group of international scientists is concentrating on the threat of nitrogen in the atmosphere.
The North American Nitrogen Center is charged with assessing how human activity has altered nitrogen flows within North America, determining the consequences of this alteration, and helping to develop solutions to reduce the problem.
Nitrogen     N.A. Nitrogen Center

Sept 9, 2008
Vandalism at Kingsnorth power station in Kent, England

Six Greenpeace climate change activists painted "Gordon" on the Kingsnorth power station chimney in protest of plans to build a bigger coal-fired station next door. The government claimed they caused £30,000 in damages.
The defendants admitted causing the damage, but claimed that it was lawful for them to damage the chimney to prevent damage to property around the world.
James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies appeared as witness for the defendants. The jury bought the activists' defense and the protesters were cleared.

At least two things are wrong:
Vandalism cannot be sanctioning for any cause.
A US government employee should not be defending criminals.

And others unanswered:
Did Dr Hanson's actions violates our government code of ethics? Was his trip and time paid by NASA?
Was he paid by Greenpeace? Does he have the right to use government data?
NASA owes us an explanation.

Sept. 5, 2008
The cold truth about global warming.
By Dr. William Campbell Douglass
Scientists have reaped MILLIONS from their global warming "research." They've turned supporting global warming - despite what the science really says - into a cash cow!
Get the free report!

July 18, 2008
Dr. David Evans: Global Warming - Not man made

"There is no evidence to support the idea that carbon emissions cause significant global warming."

July 17, 2008
A Generational Challenge to Repower America
Mr. Gore's ten year plan to limit risks from global warming by reducing carbon emissions.
(prepared text distributed by Mr. Gore's office)
D.A.R. Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
Text and comments

June 17, 2008
Testimony of Mr. T. Boone Pickens before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
366 Senate Dirksen Building
see: testimony

Jun 12, 2008
Global Warming and the Price of a Gallon of Gas
by John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel

There is no significant man made global warming. There has not been any in the past, there is none now and there is no reason to fear any in the future. The climate of Earth is changing. It has always changed. But mankind's activities have not overwhelmed or significantly modified the natural forces.

April 22, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Chapter I [EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0318; FRL-8694-2]

Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 29, 2008
Czech President Václav Klaus Challenges
Gore to Climate Change Debate ...article

May 16, 2008
Global-Warming Myth
by Patrick J. Michaels, senior fellow in environmental studies Cato Institute ...article

April 22, 2008
Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Clean Air Act      more

February 1, 2008 -- Ivanhoe Broadcast News
Global Warming Equals Stronger Hurricanes
Meteorologists Find That Increased Ocean Temperatures Cause Increasingly Intense Hurricanes
Climate change experts studying hurricanes documented a 35-year warming trend in ocean surface temperature and linked it to larger hurricanes. The increase has been 1 degree Fahrenheit, resulting in four percent more atmospheric water vapor and six to eight percent more rainfall. Though global warming does not guarantee that each year will see record-strength hurricanes, the long-term ocean warming should raise the baseline of hurricane activity.
According to new research, hurricanes in the North Atlantic are stronger and larger than ever before. Scientists now say they know what's to blame.
Winds topping over 75 miles per hour - rain slamming down - waves crashing into the coast!
Some climate scientists believe hurricanes in the North Atlantic loom more dangerous than ever. But now they say … they think know why.
"Since about 1970, there has been a warming of the global oceans including the areas where the hurricanes form due to increases in carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," Kevin Trenberth, NCAR Scientist in Boulder, Colo., told Ivanhoe.      more

Understanding and Responding to Climate Change. 2008 EDITION
National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering - Institute of Medicine - National Research Council

U.S. Senate Minority Report: December 20, 2007
Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007”

Dr David Evans - November 28, 2007
Carbon Emissions Don't Cause Global Warming
Current Summary of Crucial Evidence

IPCC - Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
November, 2007
This summary, approved in detail at IPCC Plenary XXVII (Valencia, Spain, 12-17 November 2007), represents the formally agreed statement of the IPCC concerning key findings and uncertainties contained in the Working Group. - Summary for Policymakers

England and Wales High Court Decisions 10 October 2007
October 10, 2007 The government's plan to show the film "An Inconvenient Truth " in English secondary schools violated laws banning the promotion of partisan political views in the classroom

Hot & Cold Media Spin Cycle:
September 25, 2006
A Challenge to Journalists who Cover Global Warming
Senate Floor Speech Delivered Monday September 25, 2006

Energy Policy Act of 2005
The Act was meant to combat growing energy problems. "To ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy." It changed the energy policy of the United States by providing tax incentives and loan guarantees for energy production.

IPCC - A report of Working Group I
A report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. - Summary for Policymakers

Testimony of David L Evans. July 10, 2001
Assistant Administrator Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. United States Senate text

December 1995
Water Vapor in the Climate System
American Geophysical Union
There are many atmospheric greenhouse gases, some naturally occurring and some resulting from industrial activities, but probably the most important greenhouse gas is water vapor. Water vapor is involved in an important climate feedback loop. As the temperature of the Earth's surface and atmosphere increases, the atmosphere is able to hold more water vapor. The additional water vapor, acting as a greenhouse gas, absorbs energy that would otherwise escape to space and so causes further warming.
Without water vapor and other greenhouse gases in the air, surface air temperatures would be well below freezing.

May 9, 1992
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in New York on 9 May 1992.
Kyoto Protocol - United Nations text

Electric cars are here!
Save the planet! Use clean electric energy!
The truth. US electricity comes from:
"Fossil" fuel: 71.2%
        Coal: 48.7%
        Petroleum: 1.1%
        Natural Gas: 21.4%
"Green" fuel: 25.8%
        Nuclear: 19.7%
        Hydro: 6.1%
        Sun/Wind: 3%
AND, electric cars are subsidized with your tax money!

The Great Global Warming Scam:
Nov 2012 -- is the sun causing global warming?
Apr. 2011 -- NASA: warming trends caused by sun
Oct. 2010 -- Hal Lewis: Global Warming is a Scam
Oct. 2010 -- CA finds 340% diesel pollution error
Aug. 2010 -- InterAcademy Council investigation
Aug. 2010 -- "nations could be wasting billions"
Feb. 2010 -- Jones: "no global warming since 1995"
Feb. 2010 -- China: problems with IPCC documents.
Jan. 2010 -- Himalayan glaciers are not melting.
Dec. 2009 -- Gore: (email) "was from 10 years ago"
2009 -- Carbon Markets are a Sham
2009 -- The Infamous HARRY_READ_ME file
March 2009 -- EPA supresses CEI critique
2009 -- East Anglia's Climatic Research fraud
2007 -- Holdren "Global warming is a misnomer,"
2007 -- NASA's Goddard calculation errors
2003 -- The Mann/NOA IPCC Hockey Stick Hoax
-18000 -- Mile high Hudson Valley glaciers retreat

Global Warming in Maine
September 8, 2010
Returned from a week in Belfast Maine. The air was clear and the sun hotter than in New York. It is no surprise that the climate, especially in northern Main, is warmer. It has been warming for centuries:

The late Wisconsinan Laurentide Ice Sheet expanded out of Canada and reached its maximum position by 28,000 years ago. The ice sheet was several thousand feet thick during the ice maximum and covered most of the mountains in the state. The weight of this ice mass depressed the land-surface elevation. As the glacier flowed across the state for thousands of years, it shaped the surface of the land by eroding, transporting, and depositing tremendous quantities of sediment and rock debris. Ice eroded the Bangor area and smoothed the surface, but little sediment was deposited in the Bangor region.
Deglaciation chronology: Climatic warming forced the Laurentide Ice Sheet to start melting and receding prior to 22,000 years ago, and the Bangor area was deglaciated sometime between 14,500 and 14,000 years ago. During the recession of the ice, the Earth's crust was still depressed by the weight of the ice sheet and the sea flooded Maine as the glacier margin retreated to the north-northwest. Glaciomarine deltas deposited into the ocean in the central part of the state indicate that the sea submerged land to elevations up to 422 feet (129 m) (Thompson and others, 1989). Report

Global Warming
Is not caused by humans.
31,000 Scientists
have signed this petition.

Report       Petition

If global warming is coming is it safer to spend billions trying to stop it (and probably fail) or should we spend billions preparing for it?

Is a Richer-But-Warmer World Better
Than Poorer-but-Cooler Worlds?
Indur M. Goklany1
Assistant Director, Science & Technology Policy, Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Department
of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Ph: 202-208-4951
Fax: 202-208-4867

Greater economic growth could lead to greater greenhouse gas emissions, while simultaneously enhancing various aspects of human well-being and the capacity to adapt to climate change.
This begs the question as to whether and, if so, for how long would a richer-but-warmer world be better for well-being than poorer-butcooler worlds.
The Report

Water Vapor Rules the Greenhouse System Just how much of the "Greenhouse Effect" is caused by human activity?
It is about 0.28%, if water vapor is taken into account-- about 5.53%, if not.
Water vapor constitutes Earth's most significant greenhouse gas, accounting for about 95% of Earth's greenhouse effect (4). Interestingly, many "facts and figures' regarding global warming completely ignore the powerful effects of water vapor in the greenhouse system, carelessly (perhaps, deliberately) overstating human impacts as much as 20-fold. The Report

From: Global Warming: A Chilling Perspective

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