Global Warming

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Who are the founders of Greenpeace? Not Patrick Moore. Patrick Moore is a Hippie for Hire. He makes the claim that he co-founded Greenpeace, and charges a fee to show up at conferences or other venues, or sit on boards, to provide a story that anti-environmentalists, global warming deniers, and others, like to hear. The…

Solar Powers!

A nice video from Do Something News Hat Tip: Daily Kos

In 2009 someone wrote a blog post about climate change that made all the usual science denialist claims. Hurricanes have reduced therefore global warming is not real. In this case, hurricanes are one of the main threats of climate change (a straw man) and since they are not as common these days in the Atlantic…

Are we warm yet? (UPDATED)

According to the NOAA GISS global instrumental record for temperatures (1880 to the present), since 2000 (inclusively) we have had 2002 and 2003 ties for first and second warmest January. Januray 2014 was the fourth warmest, 2005 the fifth warmest. February 2010 was the third warmest Feburary, and 2002 had the fourth warmest February. March…

Given recent attention to the issue of consensus in climate change research, this is a good time to mention a paper that came out recently by John Abraham, John Cook, John Fasullo, Peter Jacobs, Scott Mandia and Dana Nuccitelli called “Review of the consensus and asymmetric quality of research on human-induced climate change.” I’ll paste…

Above is a graphic someone tossed at me on twitter the other day. It makes it look like CO2 emissions went way up then went way down so everything is fine. It is, of course, a lie, of sorts. IT is actually kind of hard to find a graph just for US CO2 that goes…

Global Warming Hiatus?

Just a quick item on the pause in global warming that is said to have happened over the last X number of years. I took NOAA’s instrumental record since the late 19th century and calculated the average deviation for “surface” temperatures from a baseline for the entire period. Surface temperatures refer to the lower part…

Climate Change Books (Updated)

I was recently asked what books would be good to read to get up to speed on climate change. I asked around and got a few suggestions. There are several different kinds of books and the best book for you will depend on your interests. There are books about climate change itself, and books about…

Independent videographer Peter Sinclair’s ‘This is Not Cool’ video explores recent headline-grabbing research on Antarctic glacial melting, the first video produced under the name Yale Climate Connections, formerly The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media.

Joe Goffman, Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, explains EPA’s commonsense proposal to work with states, cities and businesses to cut carbon pollution from power plants. By looking across our whole power sector, the proposed Clean Power Plan will boost our economy, protect our health and…