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  • From Burnaby Mountain to Energy East, a Climate Reality Check

    350.org - Movement Dispatches and Climate News
    Cam Fenton
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Something big is happening right now.  Today the governments of Quebec and Ontario announced that they had aligned on seven conditions for the approval of the Energy East pipeline – including a legislated climate test. At the same time, fierce community resistance on Burnaby Mountain has been mountain for two days, with over 30 arrests and a growing presence on the mountain stopping Kinder Morgan’s work on the TransMountain tar sands pipeline. These two things may be happening on different sides of the country, but could not be more connected. In this age of climate change building…
  • China’s New Energy Plan Forecasts Big Rise In CO2 Emissions

    Watts Up With That?
    Paul Homewood
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Paul Homewood News from Enerdata that China has published a new Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020), presumably following on from the US-China agreement last week. The State Council of China has unveiled a new Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020) focusing on the development of renewables and capping primary energy consumption at 4.8…
  • Ontario, Quebec sign deals on electricity, climate change - CBC.ca

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    22 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    CBC.caOntario, Quebec sign deals on electricity, climate changeCBC.caThe premiers of Ontario and Quebec signed a joint agreement to work together to share electricity and to advance their climate change agendas after a combined meeting of their cabinets today. The statement makes a direct reference to the pipeline Ontario and Quebec governments sign deals on climate change, energy projectsCalgary Heraldall 77 news articles »
  • Data Torture in Gergis2K

    Climate Audit
    Steve McIntyre
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Reflecting on then current scandals in psychology arising from non-replicable research,  E. Wagenmakers, a prominent social psychologist,  blamed many of the problems on “data torture”.  Wagenmakers attributed many data torture problems on ex post selection of methods. In today’s post, I’ll show an extraordinary example of data torture in the PAGES2K Australasian reconstruction. Wagenmakers on Data Torture   Two accessible Wagenmakers’ articles on data torture are An Agenda for Purely Confirmatory Research pdf and a Year of Horrors pdf. In the first…
  • Next-door leopards: First GPS-collar study reveals how leopards live with people

    Earth & Climate News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, biologists have delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.
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  • From Burnaby Mountain to Energy East, a Climate Reality Check

    Cam Fenton
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Something big is happening right now.  Today the governments of Quebec and Ontario announced that they had aligned on seven conditions for the approval of the Energy East pipeline – including a legislated climate test. At the same time, fierce community resistance on Burnaby Mountain has been mountain for two days, with over 30 arrests and a growing presence on the mountain stopping Kinder Morgan’s work on the TransMountain tar sands pipeline. These two things may be happening on different sides of the country, but could not be more connected. In this age of climate change building…
  • November Divest Digest: Look Out! Divestment Is Spreading Far and Wide

    Cat Jaffee
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    As the month of November comes to a close, the divestment movement expands their reach far and wide. New divestment campaigns are launching across the world, campuses who have received “no” from their administrations one time too many are taking their cases to court, and students in larger numbers than ever are showing up and pressuring everyone – from administrations to city councils – to divest, divest, divest! Whether in the Marshall Islands or the city of Boston, the student and community escalation is sending one clear message:  the divestment campaign is growing fast. And…
  • Case Study Seattle: What is the Consultant Role on a Divestment Decision?

    Katie McChesney
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    By Brett Fleishman Last Friday, the brilliant campaigners working to divest the city of Seattle’s pension fund, SCERS, received a report from the pensions’ consultant, NEPC, recommending against divestment. Investment consultants have presented a significant barrier for divestment campaigns both on and off campuses with statements about high transaction costs, loss of returns, and limited fossil free options. Pomona College received one of these reports in the summer of 2013, Vermont’s pension received one in 2012, and countless other reports have gone under the radar. In general,…
  • Hip hop artists just dropped the awesomest soundtrack for the climate movement

    Zoë Wong-Weissman
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    “Music is a very powerful tool that’s known to heal, inspire, encourage, empower.” – Common HOME, aka Heal Our Mother Earth, is the baddest album to hit iTunes in a while — and by “bad,” I mean “good.” HOME is a project of Hip Hop Caucus and features tracks by the Grammy-winning rapper Common, Ne-Yo, Elle Varner, Choklate, Aaron Fresh, and more — and for the next several days the EP is free. We’re pretty psyched about it, and we hope you are too. Check out the 50-second video about HOME below. Learn more about HOME and Peoples…
  • The Great Barrier Reef vs India’s Largest Bank

    Chaitanya Kumar
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    “SBI, don’t fund coal, fund solar”, read one of the placards outside India’s largest public sector bank where activists gathered this morning for a protest. The State Bank of India or SBI, in a baffling move signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India’s power giant Adani, potentially opening up a line of credit of up to 1 Billion USD. The loan would be used to develop the Galilee Basin, Australia’s largest coal endowed site. The move is being criticised and scrutinised by many people across civil society and even the financial sector. Major global…
 
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    Watts Up With That?

  • China’s New Energy Plan Forecasts Big Rise In CO2 Emissions

    Paul Homewood
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Paul Homewood News from Enerdata that China has published a new Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020), presumably following on from the US-China agreement last week. The State Council of China has unveiled a new Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020) focusing on the development of renewables and capping primary energy consumption at 4.8…
  • Shocker: Top Google Engineers Say Renewable Energy ‘Simply won’t work’

    Anthony Watts
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall A research effort by Google corporation to make renewable energy viable has been a complete failure, according to the scientists who led the programme. After 4 years of effort, their conclusion is that renewable energy “simply won’t work”. According to an interview with the engineers, published in IEEE; “At the…
  • Climate Research needs Re-direction

    Anthony Watts
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    Guest essay by Viv Forbes Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on “climate research” especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits are hard to find. It may have improved weather forecasts by a day or so, but official long-term predictions…
  • Eek! Climate Change “…Might Cost Us…Chocolate”

    Bob Tisdale
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:33 am
    Guest Post by Bob Tisdale A GlobalPost article by Sara Yasin includes the latest climate change and global warming scare. The headline: Our love for things that cause climate change could mean the end of life with chocolate. After a typical climate-change lead-in, the article reads: But now, it looks like our inability to address…
  • Will Green Politics soon be a thing of the Past?

    Anthony Watts
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    The electoral troubles of the green bullies Eric Worrall writes: Anyone following the recent G20 will be aware that skeptical politicians, such as Australia’s Tony Abbott and Canada’s Steve Harper, have been subject to intense public pressure from prominent greens like President Obama, to change their public position on climate change. What is less apparent…
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  • Ontario, Quebec sign deals on electricity, climate change - CBC.ca

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    CBC.caOntario, Quebec sign deals on electricity, climate changeCBC.caThe premiers of Ontario and Quebec signed a joint agreement to work together to share electricity and to advance their climate change agendas after a combined meeting of their cabinets today. The statement makes a direct reference to the pipeline Ontario and Quebec governments sign deals on climate change, energy projectsCalgary Heraldall 77 news articles »
  • Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park - New York Times

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National ParkNew York TimesDr. Fagre, the park's resident expert on snowpacks, glaciers and climate change, can see the changes firsthand. Grinnell Glacier, one of the park's most studied ice sheets, feeds a frigid lake on the flanks of Mount Gould, more than 6,000 feet above
  • Does 'Interstellar' make the case for climate change? - MSNBC

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    MSNBCDoes 'Interstellar' make the case for climate change?MSNBCLost amid the debate over whether Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster “Interstellar” is any good, or scientifically sound, is the fact that it is yet another big-budget spectacle that presents catastrophic climate change as the new normal. The film and more »
  • Climate Change, Evolution: Here's Why We Disagree - ABC News

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    ABC NewsClimate Change, Evolution: Here's Why We DisagreeABC NewsA growing body of evidence suggests that the passionate debate over public issues ranging from climate change to evolution has little to do with the facts. It has more to do with who we are, which tribe we belong to, and what we hope the future holds.Climate change versus solution aversionThe Japan TimesBarack Obama to meet 'Mountain Jim' in duel over climate changeCanada.comClimate change denier heads environment panelSaskatoon StarPhoenixall 10 news articles »
  • Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse - The Atlantic

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    The AtlanticHalf of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the ApocalypseThe AtlanticWhite evangelical Protestants, for example, are more likely than any other group to believe that natural disasters are a sign of the end times, and they're least likely to assign some of the blame to climate change (participants were allowed to select Most Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are The Apocalypse, Not Climate ThinkProgressIs Climate Change a Sign of the Apocalypse?SodaHead Newsall 3 news articles »
 
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    Climate Audit

  • Data Torture in Gergis2K

    Steve McIntyre
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Reflecting on then current scandals in psychology arising from non-replicable research,  E. Wagenmakers, a prominent social psychologist,  blamed many of the problems on “data torture”.  Wagenmakers attributed many data torture problems on ex post selection of methods. In today’s post, I’ll show an extraordinary example of data torture in the PAGES2K Australasian reconstruction. Wagenmakers on Data Torture   Two accessible Wagenmakers’ articles on data torture are An Agenda for Purely Confirmatory Research pdf and a Year of Horrors pdf. In the first…
  • PAGES2K and Nature’s Policy against Self-Plagiarism

    Steve McIntyre
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Nature’s policies on plagiarism state: Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. The description of the Australasian network of PAGES2K (coauthors Gergis, Neukom, Phipps and Lorrey) is almost entirely lifted in verbatim or near-verbatim chunks from Gergis et al, 2012 (withdrawn and under re-review), in apparent violation of Nature’s policy against self-plagiarism. The Copying of Text In this section, I will compare paragraphs from PAGES2K to…
  • Gergis2K and the Oroko “Disturbance-Corrected” Blade

    Steve McIntyre
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Only two Gergis proxies (both tree ring) go back to the medieval period: Oroko Swamp, New Zealand and Mt Read, Tasmania, both from Ed Cook.  Although claims of novelty have been made for the Gergis reconstruction, neither of these proxies is “new”, with both illustrated in AR4 and Mt Read being used as early as Mann et al 1998 and Jones et al 1998. In today’s post, I’ll look in more detail at the Oroko tree ring chronology, which was used in three technical articles by Ed Cook (Cook et al 2002 Glob Plan Chg; Cook et al 2002 GRL; Cook et al 2006) to produce…
  • Gergis and the PAGES2K Regional Average

    Steve McIntyre
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    The calculation of the PAGES2K regional average contains a very odd procedure that thus far has escaped commentary. The centerpiece of the PAGES2K program was the calculation of regional reconstructions in deg C anomalies. Having done these calculations, most readers would presume that their area weighted average (deg C) would be the weighted average of these regional reconstructions already expressed in deg C. But this isn’t what they did. Instead, they first smoothed by taking 30-year averages, then converted the smoothed deg C regional reconstructions to SD units (basis 1200-1965)…
  • The Kaufman Tautology

    Steve McIntyre
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The revised PAGES2K Arctic reconstruction used 56 proxies (down three from the original 59).  Although McKay and Kaufman 2014 didn’t mention the elephant in the room changes in their reconstruction (as discussed at CA here here), they reported with some satisfaction that “decadal-scale variability in the revised [PAGES2K] reconstruction is quite similar to that determined by Kaufman et al. (2009)”, presumably thinking that this replication in the larger dataset was evidence of robustness of at least this property of the data. However, while the decadal scale similarity is…
 
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    Climate Sanity

  • 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…
  • Physics Envy

    tommoriarty
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    I have marveled through the years as quacks and charlatans justify their nonsense with vague references to quantum mechanics.  But today I saw something that takes the cake. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  Where could you find more quacks and charlatans than in the present administration of the United States. Today the embarrassing White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, was confronted by CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller about the The Most Transparent Administration In History’s  lack of transparency when it comes to President Obama’s fundraisers.  First, it…
  • Plain Speaking from John Coleman

    tommoriarty
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    John Coleman, co-founder of the Weather Channel, knows a thing or two about the climate.  He recently had plenty to say about global warming hysteria.  In an open letter to the UCLA Hammer Forum he said… The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science…
  • In Defense of Solar Thermal

    tommoriarty
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Is the sacrifice of 28,000 birds in order to offset the energy needs of 57,000 Californians for a year really asking all that much? “Solar thermal” energy is the concentration of light to heat which can be used to generate electricity or for other purposes.  This is different, of course, from solar photovoltaics (my field). I like to be realistic about energy sources, staying clear of the abundant quasi-religious nonsense.  Because of this I am not a great enthusiast for massive solar thermal projects.  They may have their place, but they are still expensive.  For example,…
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    Climate Skeptic

  • Layman’s Primer on the Climate Skeptic Position

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I am a “lukewarmer”, which means a skeptic that agrees that man-made CO2 is incrementally warming the Earth but believes that the amount of that warming is being greatly exaggerated.  In addition, I believe that the science behind evidence of current “climate change” is really poor, with folks in the media using observations of tail-of-the-distribution weather effects to “prove” climate change rather than relying on actual trend data (which tend to show no such thing). I have written two articles at Forbes.com summarizing this position and the debate.
  • When Climate Alarmism Limits Environmental Progress

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    One of my favorite sayings is that “years from now, environmentalists will look back on the current obsession with global warming and say that it did incredible harm to real environmental progress.”  The reason is that there are many environmental problems worse than the likely impact of man-made global warming that would cost substantially less money to solve. The focus on climate change has sucked all the oxygen out of every other environmental improvement effort. The recent Obama climate discussions with China are a great example.  China has horrendous environmental problems…
  • Why We Are Exaggerating “Extreme Weather”

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:53 pm
    I have written in article at Forbes.com called Summer of the Shark, Global Warming Edition.  It describes why the media, and many average citizens, are exaggerating the degree and effects of extreme weather.  Here is a preview of that article, but I encourage you to read it all In the summer of 2001, a little boy in Mississippi lost an arm in a shark attack.  The media went absolutely crazy.  For weeks and months they highlighted every shark attack on the evening news.  They ran aerial footage of sharks in the water near beaches.  They coined the term “Summer of the Shark.”…
  • HydroInfra: Scam! Investment Honeypot for Climate Alarmists

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Cross-posted from Coyoteblog. I got an email today from some random Gmail account asking me to write about HyrdoInfra.  OK.  The email begins: “HydroInfra Technologies (HIT) is a Stockholm based clean tech company that has developed an innovative approach to neutralizing carbon fuel emissions from power plants and other polluting industries that burn fossil fuels.” Does it eliminate CO2?  NOx?  Particulates?  SOx?  I actually was at the bottom of my inbox for once so I went to the site.  I went to this applications page.  Apparently, it eliminates the “toxic…
  • Presentation: The Science of the Skeptic Position

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Here is the most recent version of my presentation “Don’t Panic: The Science of the Climate Skeptic Position” I am working to add the narration to it in video form so it is easier to follow. Until I can get that posted, here is my older version of the presentation: Catastrophe Denied: The Science of the Skeptics Position (studio version) from Warren Meyer on Vimeo.
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    Climate War Room

  • Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    "Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable." Thus spoke President Kennedy in a 1961 address to the United Nations.Naomi KleinThe threat he warned of was not climate chaos — barely a blip on anybody’s radar at the time — but the hydrogen bomb. The nuclear threat had a volatile urgency and visual clarity that the sprawling, hydra-headed menace of today’s climate calamity cannot match. How can we rouse citizens and governments to act for concerted change? Will it take, as Naomi Klein insists, nothing less than a Marshall Plan for…
  • The end of beaches? Why the world’s shorelines are in serious trouble

    9 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    We can have our beachfront properties — our Miami high-rises, our Hamptons mansions, our Jersey boardwalks — or we can have our beaches. But as geologist and Duke University emeritus professor Orrin Pilkey has been arguing for decades now, we can’t have both.As the oceans warm and sea levels rise, coastal living is becoming an increasingly risky proposition. Any climate scientist would tell you not to invest in a beach house, and yet large-scale migration inland is something we’ve yet to see. The beaches themselves can withstand extreme weather, of course. But it’s our attempts to…
  • Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

    8 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Our oceans are acidifying — even if the nightly news hasn't told you yet.As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the carbon dioxide we have produced, from the industrial revolution through the rise of global capitalism. Earth's self-sacrifice spared the atmosphere nearly 25 percent of humanity's CO2 emissions, slowing the onslaught of many severe weather consequences.Although the news media have increasingly covered the climate weirding of global warming — hurricane…
  • Science has Spoken - Ban Ki Moon

    8 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
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  • Offshore islands amplify, rather than dissipate, a tsunami's power

    8 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    A long-held belief that offshore islands protect the mainland from tsunamis turns out to be the exact opposite of the truth, according to a new study.Common wisdom — from Southern California to the South Pacific — for coastal residents and scientists alike has long been that offshore islands would create a buffer that blocked the power of a tsunami. In fact, computer modeling of tsunamis striking a wide variety of different offshore island geometries yielded no situation in which the mainland behind them fared better.Instead, islands focused the energy of the tsunami, increasing flooding…
 
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    Jennifer Marohasy

  • Open Thread

    jennifer
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    I’m wondering how the sooty owl, rescued by a reader of this blog last week, is fairing?    The post Open Thread appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • Patrick Moore has Nothing New to Offer

    jennifer
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    HIS greatest claim to fame is that he co-founded Greenpeace. Not something I would be proud of. Of course, I’m referring to Patrick Moore. He is touring Australia at the moment and every other day I get a request from someone asking I promote the tour here, at this web blog. Steve Kates heard Moore […] The post Patrick Moore has Nothing New to Offer appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • Open Thread

    jennifer
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Lots of stories in the Weekend Australian about climate change and related issues… the editorial includes commentary about Graham Lloyd’s reporting on ‘the pause’. Also comment by John Ferguson, Victorian Political Editor, that: “THE consumer bill for the nation’s largest desalination plant is set to rise to more than $2 billion, as heavy rain and […] The post Open Thread appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • The Secret is To Keep Thinking

    jennifer
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    ACCORDING to a Marxist, and good friend of mine, ‘the left’ has lost its way because too many adopt the ‘correct line’ on issues without any need to investigate first. In essence, they have stopped thinking. All this is explained in his first post at ‘C21st Left’ with the slogan/subheading, ‘Sous les paves, la plage!’ […] The post The Secret is To Keep Thinking appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • Opera House Still Above Sea Level: Despite Homogenisation

    jennifer
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    ONE of the longest continuous sea level measuring gauges is not far from the Sydney Opera House at Fort Denison. The mean sea level trend is 0.65 millimetres per year based on monthly sea level data from 1886 to 2010. Except that sea levels haven’t trended consistently up each year but rather follow 50-60 year […] The post Opera House Still Above Sea Level: Despite Homogenisation appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
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  • Mooney: ‘framed as a free-market’?

    lucia
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
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  • Update on Connolley v. Dekker NH Ice Bet

    lucia
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
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  • Americans: Go vote!

    lucia
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
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  • Volcanoes: Ridley et al. (Bleg)

    lucia
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • Temperature: Compare to AR4.

    lucia
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
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    RealClimate

  • Unforced variations: Nov 2014

    group
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    This month’s open thread. In honour of today’s New York Marathon, we are expecting the fastest of you to read and digest the final IPCC Synthesis report in sub-3 hours. For those who didn’t keep up with the IPCC training regime, the Summary for Policy Makers provides a more accessible target. Also in the news, follow #ArcticCircle2014 for some great info on the Arctic Circle meeting in Iceland.
  • Storm surge: Hurricane Sandy

    group
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    On the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall, we are running an extract from a new book by Adam Sobel “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future”. It’s a great read covering the meteorology of the event, the preparation, the response and the implications for the future. Excerpts On October 28, 2012, a giant, misshapen hurricane made a left turn from its previous northward trajectory over the Atlantic Ocean and headed for the New Jersey coast. On the evening of October 29, following a track never before…
  • How do trees change the climate?

    group
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Guest commentary from Abby Swann (U. Washington) This past month, an op-ed by Nadine Unger appeared in the New York Times with the headline “To save the climate, don’t plant trees”.  The author’s main argument is that UN programs to address climate change by planting trees or preserving existing forests are “high risk” and a “bad bet”. [Ed. There is more background on the op-ed here] However, I don’t think that these conclusions are supported by the science.  The author connects unrelated issues about trees, conflates what we know about trees from different latitudes,…
  • Ocean heat storage: a particularly lousy policy target + Update

    stefan
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    The New York Times, 12 December 2027: After 12 years of debate and negotiation, kicked off in Paris in 2015, world leaders have finally agreed to ditch the goal of limiting global warming to below 2 °C. Instead, they have agreed to the new goal of limiting global ocean heat content to 1024 Joules. The decision was widely welcomed by the science and policy communities as a great step forward. “In the past, the 2 °C goal has allowed some governments to pretend that they are taking serious action to mitigate global warming, when in reality they have achieved almost nothing. I’m sure…
  • New developments: Climate services for health

    rasmus
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    I recently received a joint email from the World Meteorological and Health organisations (WMO & WHO) which I like to bring to the attention of our readers. Both because it shows the direction of some new developments, but also because the WMO and WHO are inviting people to share their experience with health and climate. We wrote a post on the subject climate and health in 2011, based on a book by Paul Epstein (who sadly pased away in November 2011) and Dan Ferber (Health on a Changing Planet), and are glad to see an increased emphasis on this topic. The call from WMO/WHO goes as follows:…
 
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  • 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 http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/leaked-foia-files-62-mb-of-gold/ and this: Climategate 2.0 http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/climategate-2-0/ And less exciting for you, but good fun for me: http://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 tomorrow.
  • A good discussion

    Jeff Id
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I probably will always enjoy the back-and-forth considered blog posts.  Nobody ever wins, but they are diverting.  This is from a previous thread. Glenn Tamblyin wrote:   Jeff “Glenn, the IPCC is hardly an unbiased reporting agency. Certainly we can all agree on that!” Depends what you mean by biased Jeff. Is there a bis towards downplaying some aspects of the risks of AGW. Yes. That is clearly evident when one sees the process by which the full report produced by the scientists is then ‘negotiated over’ by the national representatives to produce the final SPM. Case in point…
  • On The Take. An Impromptu Psychological Study of Government Science

    Jeff Id
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The IPCC released their “synthesis report” today.  The long awaited conclusion to their massive multi-hundred billion dollar industry’s belief that they need to keep getting paid.  I have listed the authors from the front page.  Take a few minutes and look up some of the names on this list, copy their resume’s into the comments below.  Anecdotes are appreciated.   My contention is that AGW is an industry, alarm is their product, their personal pay depends on more study and extreme conclusions. Without yet checking, I believe that nobody on this list is…
  • SpaceX

    Jeff Id
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    SpaceX is an amazing story.  We are witnessing space history being made in front of our eyes.  No less important than Columbus style ocean crossings, I do wonder if the public is even aware of it.   I am an aeronautical engineer and an entrepreneur myself, I see these things going on and am fascinated by the common sense approach SpaceX has taken.   I wrote after their first successful flight that SpaceX won’t lose another craft, I don’t expect any near-future rocket failures even though they expect them.   Someday it will happen, but my guess is that it will be the safest…
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  • 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…
  • Can an afternoon doze be the solution to boost our productivity?

    Jacqui Keep
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    A power nap, a cat nap or a siesta, whatever you call it, we’ve all been known to enjoy them at one time and it has been suggested that, should they be of the right length, they can boost our energy levels. A lazy Sunday in front of the fire, on holiday by the pool seem the most common settings for such but could they become the norm in the UK workplace? It is an idea that has been embraced by several blue chip firms including Facebook, Nestle and GlaxoSmithKline. With Google and London’s Olympic Village going one step further and building sleep pods for employees to enjoy throughout the…
  • Goliath BT pushes Powwownow advert off Scotland vs All Blacks screens

    Paul Lees
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    What is it about Powwownow that worries BT so much? The fact that we are a free service? Or simpler to use than them? Or that we have better quality calls? Or simply that our customers love us? Well we’re not sure, but there is something that has them throwing their dolls out the pram as we’ve just been informed that BT has demanded due to its sponsorship of upcoming Autumn Internationals rugby, that Powwownow be withdrawn from the above game this weekend (we were due to pitch side sponsor the Scotland v All Blacks game in Murrayfield). On the one hand it’s nice that BT sees us as such…
  • ‘I got 99 problems but a pitch ain’t one’

    Jacqui Keep
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    Pitching, love it or loathe it, will play a part in most people’s lives. The very mention of the word will cause some to profusely perspire but inspire others to embrace their extroverted alter-ego. Others will take the whole process in their stride and relish the opportunity. It is a fact of life that we all have certain characteristics, strengths and weaknesses, and some will be more confident when pitching than others. Here’s the dirty secret however… even if you’re trembling inside, present a confident exterior and nobody will be able to tell the difference. I think that…
  • Powwownow takes on the Cabbage Patch 10

    Jacqui Keep
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Sunday 19 October saw a strong team of 24 take on the 10 mile Cabbage Patch run in aide of Clarendon House, raising £609. The run which has been in place since 1982 is one of the flattest ten mile races in the country (shouldn’t have been too difficult then!). Starting in Twickenham town centre and following a loop course crossing the river in Kingston and Richmond. Wyn going for the win! With past winners including Mo Farah and with Richard Nerukar setting an all-time British record on the course in 1993 finishing it in 46 minutes and two seconds, our team had some stiff competition. John…
 
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  • Complete overview list of all climate change litigation articles on the news section of Claimer.org

    claimer.org
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    ul li {list-style: none outside none;} Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide - Thursday, November 14, 2014 How countries could facilitate private law compensation for climate change - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 Canadian big five possibly liable for 2.4 billion USD per year via foreign jurisdictions - FRIDAY,
  • Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according toEnvironmental Law Alliance Worldwide

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    14 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide A study elaborated by a network of lawyers around the globe confirms our findings: Some Latin American civil law is particularly favorable to victims of climate change claiming compensation from CO2 polluters. The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide study also confirms that India is a
  • How countries could facilitate private law compensation for climate change

    claimer.org
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Following the model of the Jewish Claims Conference is one of many ways private law can facilitate climate change compensation (Image: by Arivumathi)  How countries could facilitate private law compensation for climate change In the previous blog post, we noted that countries hosting victims of climate change could modify their law to facilitate climate change damage compensation by court
  • Canadian big five possibly liable for 2.4 billion USD per year via foreign jurisdictions

    claimer.org
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
     the five biggest Canadian oil and gas companies could be held liable for 2.4 billion US-Dollars  The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the West Coast Environmental Law Foundation claim, in a study elaborated by two of their staff, that the five biggest Canadian oil and gas companies could be held liable for 2.4 billion US-Dollars per year due to their contribution to climate
  • Multi-national NGOs finally turning towards climate change liability?

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    25 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
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  • Blog: IPCC report has mixed news for climate vulnerable countries

    Saleemul Huq
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    This commentary article is part of a blog series dealing with climate vulnerability sponsored by the CVF and developed in partnership with Responding to Climate Change (RTCC.org), esglobal.org and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The themed blog series focuses on perspectives of communities that are particularly vulnerable and how they are responding to the challenge of a changing climate. The UN’s latest assessment of climate change shows how serious the situation is for the world’s poorest Responding to Climate Change By Saleemul Huq A few days ago in Copenhagen,…
  • Blog: Drought risks adding a toxic mix to Lebanon’s security crisis

    Ross Mountain
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    This commentary article is part of a blog series dealing with climate vulnerability sponsored by the CVF and developed in partnership with Responding to Climate Change (RTCC.org), esglobal.org and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The themed blog series focuses on perspectives of communities that are particularly vulnerable and how they are responding to the challenge of a changing climate. Lebanon’s humanitarian crisis is also part of a regional climate frontline argues UN’s Ross Mountain Responding to Climate Change By Ross Mountain Lebanon is at the forefront of…
  • Blog Launch: Costa Rica is green and growing despite climate concerns

    Edgar Gutiérrez
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    This is the first of a blog series dealing with climate vulnerability sponsored by the CVF and developed in partnership with Responding to Climate Change (RTCC.org), esglobal.org and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The themed blog series focuses on perspectives of communities that are particularly vulnerable and how they are responding to the challenge of a changing climate. Costa Rica’s Environment & Energy Minister Explains how the Country’s Climate Actions Support Socioeconomic Prosperity and the Environment Responding to Climate Change By Edgar…
  • Climate, Migration & Displacement Event

    CVF Editor
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    In the outskirts of Thata in Pakistan, women displaced by the 2010 flooding line up to fetch water. Source: Asian Development Bank. Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Climate Change, Displacement & Migration: Ensuring Effective Adaptation Policies and Solutions Thursday 25 September 2014 Please join the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the UN, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization on Migration (IOM), Refugees International, and other partners for a breakfast…
  • UN SIDS Conference Kicks Off in Samoa

    CVF Editor
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    2014 UN SIDS Conference in Samoa The Third International Conference on Small Island States (SIDS) was opened today in Apia, Samoa with a strong focus on climate change. For more information on the UN SIDS conference, see: http://www.sids2014.org/ CVF Side Event The CVF Side Event at the UN SIDS conference, “The Post-2015 Climate Change Regime We Need: SIDS working together with other vulnerable groups”, is taking place tomorrow on Tuesday 2nd September at 9am at Room CR1 of the Faleata Conference Centre – more information is found here. The post UN SIDS Conference Kicks Off…
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