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  • Freshwater Oceans at Work

    the Air Vent
    Jeff Id
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    My wife found this really cool MODIS picture of the great lakes dumping mounds of global warming in our back yard. The high resolution satellite image from January 7, 2015 shows the lake effect clouds on the downwind side of each Great Lake. (MODIS- University of Wisconsin) From this article in mlive.
  • How one Navajo woman is spreading the power of the sun

    350.org - Movement Dispatches and Climate News
    Zoë Wong-Weissman
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Need a heartwarming story? Look no further. Adrian Manygoats is on a mission to help Navajo communities, many of which live under the poverty line and lack electricity. So she’s installing rooftop solar panels — for free. For more on this inspiring project, watch the video below. Courtesy of NationSwell
  • New Paper Claims Extreme La Niñas to Become More Frequent under Global Warming

    Watts Up With That?
    Bob Tisdale
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The new 2015 paper by Cai et al Increased frequency of extreme La Niña events under greenhouse warming has been getting a lot of alarmist attention recently. Examples: see the CBS News story Climate change expected to bring more La Niñas, and the  BBC News article Study: Global warming ‘doubles risk’…
  • At Vatican, EPA Chief To Talk 'Moral Issue' Of Climate Change - ThinkProgress

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    28 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    ThinkProgressAt Vatican, EPA Chief To Talk 'Moral Issue' Of Climate ChangeThinkProgressGina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will make a short visit to the Vatican on Friday to discuss climate change. According to the National Catholic Reporter, McCarthy, an Irish Catholic from Massachusetts, will meet with senior and more »
  • Important New North American East Coast Proxy Data

    Climate Audit
    Steve McIntyre
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    One of my long-standing interests is the location of ocean sediment series that enable apples-to-apples comparison of the 20th century to the mid-Holocene.   These are not nearly as common as one would think.   Ocean sediment series covering the Holocene typically stop prior to the 20th century due to core recovery problems and, on the other hand, high-resolution series (especially from box cores) that provide detailed 20th century information are not necessarily accompanied by corresponding Holocene information (even on “intermediate” resolution.) Last week, Sicre and coauthors…
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    350.org - Movement Dispatches and Climate News

  • How one Navajo woman is spreading the power of the sun

    Zoë Wong-Weissman
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Need a heartwarming story? Look no further. Adrian Manygoats is on a mission to help Navajo communities, many of which live under the poverty line and lack electricity. So she’s installing rooftop solar panels — for free. For more on this inspiring project, watch the video below. Courtesy of NationSwell
  • Divestment Organizing at Carleton College

    pattyokeefe
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The Carleton College divestment movement is on fire! Northfield, MN – Carleton is a liberal arts college of 2,000 students in southern Minnesota.  Its progressive student body has long been active in environmental and social justice is sues.  Students, led by the “Climate Justice Coalition,” and faculty and alumni of “Divest Carleton” have been organizing for little over a year, with much to show for themselves. This week a faculty letter urging divestment, signed (as of this writing) by 69 professors, was sent to the President and Board of Trustees. The signers represent about…
  • First vote on fracking in the UK – the day after

    Nicolò Wojewoda
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Yesterday, UK MPs voted for the first time on fracking, as part of the so-called Infrastructure Bill. It looks like the government is conceding and is adopting the opposition’s (Labour Party) amendment, which would still allow fracking to take place, but under certain safeguards (e.g. no national parks, no over aquifers). The amendment for a moratorium on fracking was voted down. An amendment to consult the independent Committee on Climate Change “from time to time” in order to check the compatibility of fracking with climate goals was passed. The Bill now goes for a…
  • University of Maine System Divests from Coal; Announces Full Divestment of UMPI Foundation

    lindsay
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    For Immediate Release Contact: Meaghan LaSala, Divest UMaine, meaghan.lasala@maine.edu, 973-862-7105 Iris SanGiovanni, Divest UMaine iris.sangiovanni@maine.edu, 207-233-0886   Bangor, ME:  On Monday afternoon the University of Maine System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a measure to divest all direct holdings from coal companies. The historic vote followed a two-year campaign led by students at the University of Southern Maine and University of Maine campuses. The move makes the University of Maine System the first public land grant institution and the first University System in…
  • Watch this 92 year-old Australian veteran explain why he’s still fighting (for the climate)

    Zoë Wong-Weissman
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Bill Ryan fought on the Kokoda Track in World War II. Now at 92 years old, he’s fighting against extreme mining and climate change in Gloucester and beyond. His is an inspiring story of hope and bravery, over a lifetime. Watch him tell it in the video below. Courtesy of Cloudcatcher Media
 
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    Watts Up With That?

  • New Paper Claims Extreme La Niñas to Become More Frequent under Global Warming

    Bob Tisdale
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The new 2015 paper by Cai et al Increased frequency of extreme La Niña events under greenhouse warming has been getting a lot of alarmist attention recently. Examples: see the CBS News story Climate change expected to bring more La Niñas, and the  BBC News article Study: Global warming ‘doubles risk’…
  • How to reduce the amount of air in a football without letting any air out

    Alec Rawls
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    Guest post by Alec Rawls Just fill the ball with warm humid indoor air, then when it temperature-equalizes with the 25°F cooler outdoor air on your AFC Championship playing field some of the water vapor in the ball will condense into water, leaving less air in the ball, solving the great mystery: how did the…
  • Mental Midgets Try To Bite Dr. Willie Soon’s Ankles

    Willis Eschenbach
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach According to a biased article in the Boston Globe, a man named Kert Davies, the Executive Director of something called the “Climate Investigations Center” (CIC) has penned a scurrilous letter to the journal Science Bulletin, accusing Dr. Willie Soon of a conflict of interest. The article says he was accused because…
  • UK Met Office says 2014 was NOT the hottest year ever due to ‘uncertainty ranges’ of the data

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    Met Office Confirms 2014 Continues Global Warming ‘Pause’ Guest essay by Dr David Whitehouse, via The GWPF With the release of the 2014 HadCRUT4 data by the UK Met Office, and the previous release of global temperature data by Berkeley Earth, Nasa and Noaa, the main conclusion to be drawn from the data is that…
  • Study: Siberian permafrost has been warming for 7000 years

    Anthony Watts
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:36 am
    Winters in Siberian permafrost regions have warmed since millenia For the first time, researchers have reconstructed the development of winter temperatures in Russia’s Lena River Delta based on old ground ice data From the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research For the first time, researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have…
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  • At Vatican, EPA Chief To Talk 'Moral Issue' Of Climate Change - ThinkProgress

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    ThinkProgressAt Vatican, EPA Chief To Talk 'Moral Issue' Of Climate ChangeThinkProgressGina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will make a short visit to the Vatican on Friday to discuss climate change. According to the National Catholic Reporter, McCarthy, an Irish Catholic from Massachusetts, will meet with senior and more »
  • What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change? - Scientific American

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change?Scientific AmericanAs a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers' views and responses to climate change. It's a subject that has not gotten much attention, even as more research focuses on how to reduce agricultural greenhouse Climate Change Deniers Are Completely InsaneTheBlaze.comall 3 news articles »
  • STUDY: How Broadcast Networks Covered Climate Change In 2014 - Media Matters for America (blog)

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    Media Matters for America (blog)STUDY: How Broadcast Networks Covered Climate Change In 2014Media Matters for America (blog)The total coverage of climate change on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox continued to increase for the third consecutive year, according to a Media Matters analysis, yet still remained below the level seen in 2009. Coverage on the networks' Sunday shows reached ...There's More Global Warming Coverage on Your TelevisionMother Jonesall 30 news articles »
  • The World Can Live Better And Fight Climate Change, UK Report Says - Huffington Post

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    The GuardianThe World Can Live Better And Fight Climate Change, UK Report SaysHuffington Post"The calculator clearly highlights that we can meet our 2°C target while maintaining good lifestyles - but we need to set ambitious targets on all fronts and use innovation to address climate change," said Mike Cherrett, director of operations at Snow looks pretty. But climate change and the storms it triggers are dangerousThe GuardianBlizzard of Nor'Easters No Surprise, Thanks to Climate ChangeNational GeographicHow Climate Change May Lead to Bigger…
  • Bill Nye Says 'Give AF**k' About Climate Change Instead Of Deflategate - Huffington Post

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    TIMEBill Nye Says 'Give AF**k' About Climate Change Instead Of DeflategateHuffington PostNye then began listing things that contribute to climate change -- including long-winded Deflategate press conferences -- and followed that up with a rallying cry. “You should vote for congressmen and senators that appreciate the threat of climate Bill Nye: You Should 'Give a F*ck' About Climate Change, Not DeflateGateMediaiteall 3,293 news articles »
 
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    Climate Audit

  • Important New North American East Coast Proxy Data

    Steve McIntyre
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    One of my long-standing interests is the location of ocean sediment series that enable apples-to-apples comparison of the 20th century to the mid-Holocene.   These are not nearly as common as one would think.   Ocean sediment series covering the Holocene typically stop prior to the 20th century due to core recovery problems and, on the other hand, high-resolution series (especially from box cores) that provide detailed 20th century information are not necessarily accompanied by corresponding Holocene information (even on “intermediate” resolution.) Last week, Sicre and coauthors…
  • Ground-truthing Marcott

    Steve McIntyre
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:35 pm
    The MD99-2275 core offshore Iceland is a very high-resolution ocean sediment core, results of which over the past millennium have been discussed here from time to time. Alkenone and diatom results for the last millennium have been available for about 10 years. MD99-2275 results were used in PAGES2K Arctic and Hanhijarvi 2013, also Trouet et al 2009, but not Marcott et al 2013.  Because of their high resolution and because of their extension through box cores into the 20th century,  it’s gratifying that high resolution results are now becoming available through the Holocene.  In 2012,…
  • More Mann Grafting

    Steve McIntyre
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Jeff Norman draws attention to Figure 1 in a new Mannian tirade, a variation of Mann’s stump speech in which he, as usual, tries to blame his own errors and tricks (the censored directory, verification r2 of 0, upside-down Mann, hide the decline) on right-wing interests.  Amusingly, his new Figure 1 unapologetically splices proxy and instrumental data, an issue that ties to a central issue in Mann v National Review et al. First, here is Figure 1, entitled “Hockey stick graph” of rising global temperatures.  Sharp-eyed readers will notice that the Figure goes to 1998 or so, and…
  • Mann and the Legacy of “Bogus”

    Steve McIntyre
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:24 pm
    One of the most bizarre conclusions of D.C. Judge Combs-Greene were her findings that it was actionable to  “question [Mann’s] intellect and reasoning” and that calling his work “intellectually bogus” was “tantamount to an accusation of fraud”.  These absurd findings are all the more remarkable because, as National Review pointed out in their written brief, Harry Edwards, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, used exactly the same term (“bogus”) in an academic article that severely criticized statistical…
  • One of Carvin’s Gaffes

    Steve McIntyre
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    In some recent posts, I’ve observed that Carvin made a couple of astonishing gaffes in his oral argument.  In today’s post, I’ll comment on the worst one.  First, I’ll report the exchange without context.  I presume that 99.99% of Climate Audit readers will spot the gaffe immediately.  Read and react to Carvin’s words before reading my comments below the fold, where I’ll give my take on Carvin’s goof. The first part of Carvin’s rebuttal was spent wiping the egg off his face for an earlier gaffe arising from Carvin’s total…
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    Earth & Climate News -- ScienceDaily

  • Satellite study identifies water bodies important for biodiversity conservation

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Using satellite images to study changing patterns of surface water is a powerful tool for identifying conservationally important 'stepping stone' water bodies that could help aquatic species survive in a drying climate, a new study shows. The approach has been applied to the Swan Coastal Plain near Perth in Western Australia, which has more than 1,500 water bodies and is one of 25 designated biodiversity hotspots on the globe.
  • Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Three marine biologists from Japan have discovered two new and unusually unique species of encrusting anemone. Unlike almost all known species within their genus, these two new species do not have light-harvesting symbiotic zooxanthellae, having lost them as they adapted to life in cracks and caves in shallow coral reefs.
  • Ocean acidification changes balance of biofouling communities

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    A new study of marine organisms that make up the 'biofouling community' -- tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships' hulls and rocks in the ocean around the world -- shows how they adapt to changing ocean acidification. Authors examine how these communities may respond to future change.
  • Early Mesoamericans affected by climate change

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    Scientists have reconstructed the past climate for the region around Cantona, a large fortified city in highland Mexico, and found the population drastically declined in the past, at least in part because of climate change.
  • Easter Island mystery: Why did the native culture die out?

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722, the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline. However, the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community. Was environmental degradation the cause, or could a political revolution or an epidemic of disease be to blame? A collaborative study suggests that the island's native culture reacted to natural environmental barriers to producing sufficient crops.
 
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    Climate Sanity

  • Strategy for Protecting Freedom of Speech

    tommoriarty
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    The world is grappling with how to handle Islamist extremists.  The lynch pin of advanced civilizations is the freedom of speech, and the Islamist extremist now see this as one of our vulnerabilities.  By taking down this one pillar, the integrity of the entire structure trembles. I propose what I will call the “expanding infidel group” strategy.   The center of the infidel group will be those individuals or organizations who have already published ideas, including cartoons and satire, that the Islamic extremist condemn with threat of death.   The outside part of the infidel…
  • Seven IPCC Claims Refuted

    tommoriarty
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Roger Andrews addresses seven claims of the IPCC Working Group 2.  I know that oil people are supposed to be automatically suspect, but open your mind and read what Andrews has to say as he handily addresses these points… Claim 1: Glaciers continue to shrink almost worldwide due to climate change Claim 2: Many terrestrial, freshwater, and marine species have shifted their geographic ranges ….. in response to ongoing climate change. Claim 3: While only a few recent species extinctions have been attributed as yet to climate change, natural global climate change at rates slower than…
  • Victor Davis Hansen has his say about “climate change”

    tommoriarty
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Hansen sums up the phenomena of global warming alarmism in two ripping paragraphs… Take also global warming — for Secretary of State John Kerry, the world’s greatest challenge. Once the planet did not heat up in the last 18 years, and once the ice of the polar caps did not melt away, global warming begat climate change. The new nomenclature was a clever effort to link all occasional weather extremities to some underlying and fundamental climate disruption. Brilliant though the strategy was — the opposites of cold/hot, drought/deluges, and calm/storms could now all be used as…
  • Interstellar – Others agree with me

    tommoriarty
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    I never considered myself very informed about popular culture. I haven’t watched TV in years and my interests lean to the geeky. But I am pleased that my observations about the movie Interstellar are shared by others. See How Ken Burns’ surprise role in ‘Interstellar’ explains the movie or ‘Interstellar’s’ Rejection of Climate Change Hysteria It seems the the thought police and editors are getting a little sloppy.  The re-education camps may get a little crowded
  • Interstellar – spoiler alert

    tommoriarty
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    All in all, a pretty good movie. Very creative in many respects. If you like science fiction, I recommend it. Spoiler alert – The following observation about the movie “Interstellar” will give away part of the plot. In the movie Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) flies through a wormhole to find several previous expeditions that have been exploring planets in another galaxy for colonization by humans trying to escape a dying Earth.  Each one of these planets has been visited by a single astronaut to collect data to determine its suitability.  The situation is desperate.  A…
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    Climate War Room

  • Help Small Island States Win Their Battle Against Climate Change by Achim Steiner

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Earth’s fate is inextricably linked to 52 nations threatened by rising sea levels – the rest of the world should not let them drownMany of the planet’s most prized destinations, places considered exquisite and idyllic, where nature seems bountiful and people appear at ease, are under threat. In less than a decade, climate change-induced sea level rise could force thousands of people to migrate from some of the world’s 52 small island developing states (Sids).How Sids respond to threats such as sea level rise, and the degree of support they receive, is indicative of how we,…
  • Is India's 100 GW solar road map feasible?

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Ever since the new government was sworn in, India has been making all the right noises about its ambitions for solar power. Both Prime Minister Modi, and the Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Goyal, seem determined to achieve an ambitious target of 100 GW by 2020. After the headline items have been absorbed and expectations have risen, it is now time for delivery. They have their work cut out for them. It cannot be a straightforward process as the goal is so ambitious, the market environment is complex and the technologies changing. However, it needs to be much more thought through…
  • Dr. Vandana Shiva on corporate personhood

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Watch an excerpt of a very powerful speech from Vandana Shiva. She explains the insanity behind the idea of corporations as people and what that notion is doing to our society. Watch her full speech today at 5pmPT/ 8pmET.©
  • That Was Easy: In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth

    17 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    A pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systemsThe conclusion that the world's dominant economic model—a globalized form of neoliberal capitalism, largely based on international trade and fueled by extracting and consuming natural resources—is the driving force behind planetary destruction will not come as a shock, but the model's detailed description of how this has worked since the middle of the 20th century makes a more substantial case than many previous attempts.
  • A New Canal Through Central America Could Have Devastating Consequences

    2 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    When construction crews begin digging a new canal this month across Nicaragua, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic, it’ll be a boon to global shipping and, the government says, to the economy of the second-poorest nation in the Americas. But activists, scientists and others are increasingly alarmed by the environmental impact of a 173-mile artificial waterway—wider, deeper and three and a half times the length of the Panama Canal.Developed by Wang Jing, an enigmatic Chinese industrialist with ties to China’s ruling party, the Grand Nicaragua Canal will cost an estimated $40 billion and…
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  • Is the Mann Suit a Dispute About $10 in Damages?

    JD Ohio
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
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  • Universities with Good Math Programs?

    lucia
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
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  • The opinions of a 35,757-year-old ought to count for something!

    lucia
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
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  • Mann Defamation Lawsuit Oral Argument

    JD Ohio
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:23 pm
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  • Yes, some things are obvious.

    lucia
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
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  • Thoughts on 2014 and ongoing temperature trends

    gavin
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Last Friday, NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC had a press conference and jointly announced the end-of-year analysis for the 2014 global surface temperature anomaly which, in both analyses, came out top. As you may have noticed, this got much more press attention than their joint announcement in 2013 (which wasn’t a record year). In press briefings and interviews I contributed to, I mostly focused on two issues – that 2014 was indeed the warmest year in those records (though by a small amount), and the continuing long-term trends in temperature which, since they are predominantly driven by…
  • A new sea level curve

    stefan
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    The “zoo” of global sea level curves calculated from tide gauge data has grown – tomorrow a new reconstruction of our US colleagues around Carling Hay from Harvard University will appear in Nature (Hay et al. 2015). That is a good opportunity for an overview over the available data curves. The differences are really in the details, the “big picture” of sea-level rise does not change. In all curves, the current rates of rise are the highest since records began. The following graph shows the new sea level curve as compared to six known ones. Fig 1 Sea level curves…
  • Diagnosing Causes of Sea Level Rise

    eric
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    Guest post by Sarah G. Purkey and Gregory C. Johnson, University of Washington / NOAA I solicited this post from colleagues at the University of Washington. I found their paper particularly interesting because it gets at the question of sea level rise from a combination of ocean altimetry and density (temperature + salinity) data. This kind of measurement and calculation has not really been possible — not at this level of detail — until quite recently. A key finding is that one can reconcile various different estimates of the contributions to observed sea level rise only if the…
  • Unforced Variations: Jan 2015

    group
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    This month’s open thread. Sorry for the slow start – you know what it’s like after the holidays…
  • Absolute temperatures and relative anomalies

    gavin
    23 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    Most of the images showing the transient changes in global mean temperatures (GMT) over the 20th Century and projections out to the 21st C, show temperature anomalies. An anomaly is the change in temperature relative to a baseline which usually the pre-industrial period, or a more recent climatology (1951-1980, or 1980-1999 etc.). With very few exceptions the changes are almost never shown in terms of absolute temperatures. So why is that? There are two main reasons. First of all, the observed changes in global mean temperatures are more easily calculated in terms of anomalies (since…
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    the Air Vent

  • Freshwater Oceans at Work

    Jeff Id
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    My wife found this really cool MODIS picture of the great lakes dumping mounds of global warming in our back yard. The high resolution satellite image from January 7, 2015 shows the lake effect clouds on the downwind side of each Great Lake. (MODIS- University of Wisconsin) From this article in mlive.
  • Money-green Anthropogenisis in the Union of Concerned Scientists

    Jeff Id
    3 Jan 2015 | 7:59 pm
    The “Union of Concerned Scientists” posts this message on its front page…….   Global warming is already having significant and harmful effects on our communities, our health, and our climate. Sea level rise is accelerating. The number of large wildfires is growing. Dangerous heat waves are becoming more common. Extreme storm events are increasing in many areas. More severe droughts are occurring in others. We must take immediate action to address global warming or these consequences will continue to intensify, grow ever more costly, and increasingly affect the…
  • Merry Christmas

    Jeff Id
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  From a climate perspective, the year couldn’t have been more uneventful.  Nothing new from the advocates, nothing new from Gaia’s actual climate, no new admissions from climate modelers… All I want for Christmas is a reasonable climate model.. A reasonable climate model A reasonable climate model All I want for Christmas is…. Anyway, I’m having a wonderful time with the boys.  We chucked a ball up and down the stairs for an hour and played with an old slot car set I had for another hour.   Looking forward to…
  • Scientific Warming

    Jeff Id
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
      Gallopingcamel left this on a previous thread: Another true scientist wishing that AGW weren’t a religion. In addition to the obvious and massive benefits that increased CO2 brings to chlorophyll based life on this planet, I actually am beginning to wish CO2 warming was a stronger effect.   It would likely be better for us in the long run if it were.      
  • The birthday of Climategate

    Jeff Id
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    So it is that season again folks, Deer Season, aka Climategate Season.   A skeptics Christmas where happy things happen to freedom loving people of the world. Remember this: Climategate 1.0 https://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/leaked-foia-files-62-mb-of-gold/ and this: Climategate 2.0 https://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/climategate-2-0/ And less exciting for you, but good fun for me: https://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/sausage-the-deer/ ——– Needless to say, I won’t be around to release moderated comments for Doug’s thread after…
 
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  • It’s time to Avoid The Horror

    Staff
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    This week we launched our 2015 media campaign. As you probably know we like to push the boundaries and create remarkable advertising that cuts through the noise and gets people talking about us. As a business we try to relieve some of the pain points that businesses face. One of those pain points is travelling to meetings, not only the cost of travel but also the time and stress of it. This was the premise behind our latest media campaign. For those that live or commute into London or in fact any town or city, it can be horrendous! A leaf on the track can cause hours of delays, the sheer…
  • Festive On-Hold Music – It’s Back!

    Jacqui Keep
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Every year we like to spread a little festive spirit and give our customers something fun to see them through ’till the end of the year. We’ve had spot Frosty’s anagram and now the Christmas on-hold music is back!  What a Christmas cracker!  We have two Christmas songs to choose from, something a little traditional with ‘Jingles Bells’ or go crazy upbeat modern with ‘Christmas Jammin’. So put your dancing shoes on and get your Christmas jam on. All you have to do is login into your myPowwownow area and go to your call settings and select the tune you wish to…
  • Frosty the snowman has come to Powwownow

    Jacqui Keep
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Now that December is here, we feel we can start to celebrate Christmas and to kick-start the celebrations we have launched a competition for you to win a £250 hamper in time for Christmas. All you have to do is find Frosty’s family before they melt away in our bountiful Christmas bonanza. Spot Frosty’s 7 cousins on the Powwownow website and find the Christmas anagram. It really is that simple. To be in with a chance of winning simply either tweet @Powwownow, email snowman@powwownow.com or Facebook post with the message below and you’ll be entered into the prize draw to win a £250…
  • The art of handling a long distance relationship

    Jacqui Keep
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    This is a subject that most of us will have experience with. For some it can evoke painful memories where two parties just couldn’t connect and for others it will show that location is no obstacle when things feel right. We’re not talking about the late-night phone calls between loved ones, racking up that monthly mobile bill; rather the conference calling between companies which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and brings people closer together. It can be a lazy assumption that working with companies in different parts of the country, nay across different countries, is going to be hard…
  • Britain Means Business

    Paul Lees
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:40 am
    This week I gave a talk at the Britain Means Business Conference in London. With the conference attracting those who have started a business and those looking to, I delivered a speech about how to go from start up to sale, how to come up with that winning idea and implement a plan to grow your business and make a successful sale. This year Powwownow turned 10 years old and as I now steps aside from the business and hand the reins over to Jason Downes. This was the perfect time for me to share my story. A great turn out with plenty of questions. Here are a couple of photos from the day, and a…
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  • A Long Pipeline and a Big Foot - The Carbon Footprint of the Keystone XL

    Ted Redmond
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    “With 3% of the world’s resources and 25% of the world’s demand, it is pretty obvious this country cannot drill its way to energy security” — Lois Capps, D-CA 24th District With the US Senate working towards a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline and President Obama’s January 6th press release indicating he would veto a Keystone bill if it reaches his desk, there is little chance you have not heard of the pipeline.  The proposed Keystone XL is intended to deliver Canadian Tar Sands across the United States to port towns in the Golf of Mexico.  As we’ve been…
  • Even Your Virtual Life Has It - The Carbon Footprint of The Internet

    Ted Redmond
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    “The internet really is the birth of Global Mind” — Terence McKenna Calculate the footprint of the internet?  Am I serious?  Well, actually, yes!  The results might surprise you! To support the efforts of a client, we recently wanted to calculate the carbon footprint of the the internet as well as the typical website.  The exercise offered an interesting side journey so we thought we would share the outline with you.The place to start is at the top.  The global electrical consumption.  It’s a big number: 20,000 Terawatt hours, or 20…
  • How Heavy Is Your Flight - The Carbon Footprint of Air Travel

    Ted Redmond
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    “A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now” — Charles C. Mann Few things seem to irritate us quite like air travel.  At times it is hard to think of air travel as luxury.  But it is.  Every day 8.3 million people benefit from being able to blast themselves across the sky.  We are capable of covering distances in the matter of hours that most of humanity could not even imagine crossing in a lifetime. While you read this, there are likely 5,000 commercial flights in US air space.  Our national…
  • A Mountain of an Impact - The Carbon Footprint of American Roads

    Ted Redmond
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    “If GM had had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG” — Bill Gates Cars a large part of our livesThe average family has two.  And they will spend 852 hours inside them each year. 23% of that time will be spent idling.  Each of our families will spend, on average, nearly $18,000 a year for all of the vehicle expenses combined - over $400 for fuel for that idling alone.The 253 Million cars on American roads will travel 3 trillion miles this year.  And they will produce 1.2 billion metric tons of…
  • Global Warming and Other Ridiculous Predictions

    Ted Redmond
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    “X-Rays will prove to be a hoax” — Lord Kelvin, President of The Royal Society, 1883 Being a scientist predicting the future must be a tough job.  In fact, I am not sure why anyone would want to make specific predictions – the chances of you being 100% accurate are quite dismal.  In fact, some predictions are just down-right funny now.Some of my favorites are from futurists in the late 1800’s who combined the burgeoning scientific discoveries of the time with a vivid imagination to make predictions of the future.  A number of outlandish predictions from…
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