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Archive for January, 2008

Marc Morano: Pielke JR (not SR) Takes on Critics of Senate 400 Plus Scientist Report!

Roger Pielke, Jr. is a believer in man-made global warming. Pielke Jr. directs the University of Colorado’s Center for Science and Technology Policy Research and also is an associate professor of environmental studies. So the article below is a very significant slam against Andrew Dessler, Eli Rabett and Raymond Pierrehumbert. Pielke JR (not SR) Takes [...]

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Natural Gas from Bacteria: A Renewable Resource Linked to Climate Change?

A new paper published in the journal Geology suggests that it may be possible to seed carbon-rich environments with bacteria to create natural gas reservoirs. The study may also help explain high levels of methane in the atmosphere that occurred between ice ages, a trend recorded in ice cores taken from Greenland and Antarctica. Read [...]

More on Global Non-Warming

The UK’s CRU has updated its HadCRUT3v temperatures. Global average anomalies for November and December 2007 are now present but are provisional for a few months in case late data arrives. No wonder newspaper reports haven’t mentioned it – November’s global temperature anomaly of 0.258 was the lowest since October 2000′s 0.201 and December 2007 [...]

Moving to the Cliffs

I sold my home in Brisbane last year and I’ve now decided to live in a part of Australia known as The Blue Mountains. According to Wikipedia the mountains are not as the name suggests, a range of mountains, “but rather a series of cliffs surrounding a plateau with rugged eroded gorges of up to [...]

Weblog Cost-Recovery

Do you see what I see? There is a new ‘Donate’ feature on the home-page of The Politics & Environment Blog. Its purpose is self-evident and it is hoped that members of our weblog community will consider availing themselves of the facility to help share the load, as it were. Since the 14th April 2005, [...]

Another Climate Scare Goes into Reverse

I can barely keep up with the current raft of peer reviewed papers that drive yet more nails into the coffin of climate alarmism. Following on from the fading huricane scare that I recently blogged about here, a new paper published in Nature on 17th January, further destroys the myth that ocean currents will slow [...]

You Can’t Tax the Sun

Yes, if you can’t tax the Sun, the current highly politicised state of climate science suggests that there isn’t much point spending money on understanding the Sun either. I refer to this article on the BBC website: ‘Space weather science rues cuts’ Excerpt: The field of science dedicated to understanding “space weather” – which can [...]

IPCC Chairman Tries to Explain Global Non-Warming

The head of the UN IPCC is sounding like a salesman who is worried about the quality of his product: Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the U.N. Panel said he would look into the apparent temperature plateau so far this century. “One would really have to see on the basis of some analysis what this [...]

Would Nathan Dam have Stopped Reef Flooding?

There has been a lot of rain in central Queensland over the last month. Water has been flowing over the Fairbairn dam spillway and the Nogoa River has flooded the town of Emerald with over 2,000 residents seeking emergency accommodation. The Nogoa River flows into the MacKenzie River which flows into the Fitzroy River which [...]

Instability in Sustainability: Paraphrasing Aynsley Kellow

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) recently released a statement on climate change which began, ”The Earth’s climate is now clearly out of balance and is warming.” Implicit in this sentence, and implicit in the concept of ‘sustainability’, is the idea that there is such a thing as a steady state …nature in balance. But as [...]