Tom Nelson…one day in “The End of Climate Change”

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 among warmest years on record

The global temperature figures come as scientists warned the latest evidence was showing that global warming appeared to be a greater, rather than lesser, problem.

Stupid: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry cancels climate talk due to skeptics being on panel | Watts Up With That?

I guess nobody wanted to “properly debate” skeptics. They couldn’t even get David Appell?

Neil Wagner: Climate Change Makes the Bad Old Days Look Better

Thanks, in part, to climate change, snow, wind, sleet, rain, heat, et al., are now becoming stronger and less predictable.

Revkin updates his views on global warming: Now allegedly so nuanced that I don’t think even he knows what he truly believes anymore

The ‘Revkin’ Collection in the Climate E-mail Release –

On the word “denier” and sincerity: There are plenty of sincere, highly educated critics of some climate science and scientists. Words like denier and skeptic have been greatly abused in the climate fight for far too long — often as a catch-all. I’ve long pointed out that there is a dizzyingly wide spectrum of attitudes, some informed, some not, on the amorphous thing called global warming. I’ve also noted that there has been plenty of denial to go around — noting that I was in denial for a long time, presuming that more communication of climate findings could matter.
the idea that I was in cahoots with one side or the other isn’t well borne out by my coverage

The Sky Is Falling Less? – Reason Magazine

If their work ultimately checks out that would mean that while the world will get warmer, it will likely not become catastrophically hot. In other words, the sky would be falling

Carol Browner: Sweeping energy, climate bills are out of fashion – The Hill’s E2-Wire

The era of big energy legislation is over.

Carol Browner, President Obama’s former climate czar, said it has become clear that sweeping energy and climate change bills are a thing of the past.

“Going forward I think that it is hard to imagine returning to the days of thousand-plus[-page] bills,” Browner said in an interview with the Climate Progress blog.

Kyoto protocol ‘will be on life support’ after Durban summit | Environment |

US environmental research centre predicts no agreement to keep climate change treaty in place beyond 2012

MinnPost – Don Shelby: Why aren’t we more worried about global warming?

Maibach told me: “The more research we do, the more I’m convinced that we are way overselling the risk and way underselling the ways we can pursue solutions.”

Dr. Maibach says people respond to solution information better than frightening scenarios. “It is the risk information that tends to drive people away.”
Then Americans should be running for their lives, and toward rejection of the science based on three concurrent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The IPCC released a report predicting a greater frequency of extreme weather events caused by global warming. The OECD reported that if global warming isn’t tamed, the world will reach a tipping point after which nothing we can do will set things right. The IEA said much the same thing, pointing out that, based on those fossil-fuel projects already under construction or planned, the planet is poised for irreversible damage in just five years. I haven’t mentioned the frightening takes of the Pentagon and the CIA about different kinds of threats from global warming. Think war, mass immigration, famine and disease. Scary stuff.

Gingrich Agnostic On Man-Made Global Warming: “I Don’t Think We Know” | RealClearPolitics

Gingrich: “I think it would be fair to say that I am open-minded and certainly not prepared to spend trillions of dollars over a theory.”

Climate Forensics 101 | Real Science

At first glance, the two warming periods from the last century appear identical. Yet one is due to natural variability and the other clearly has the fingerprint of humans on it. If you can pass this test, you are ready to collect millions in climate fraud money confiscated from taxpayers.

For extra credit, find the fingerprint of Chinese aerosols.

Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » My Favorite Climategate 2.0 Email (so far)

I am working on a summary post of the new batch of climategate emails, but this is perhaps my favorite.  It is written to Andy Revkin, nominally a reporter for the NY Times but revealed by the new emails to be pretty much the unpaid PR agent of Michael Mann and company.  Over and over, emails from Mann and his cohorts get Revkin to write the articles they want, drop quotes from skeptics from articles, and in general coordinate communications policy.

Anyway, one climate scientist writes Revkin this note

I think the notion of telling the public to prepare for both global warming and an ice age at the same [time] creates a real public relations problem for us.

Amazing that this actually had to be said.

The Reference Frame: Gavin Schmidt on ideal ways to communicate climate science

So if you want to be the best climate science communicator in the world, you have to release the data in an as-impenetrable-as-possible form. 😉

Google Fails at Renewables, Even with Taxpayer Guarantees | National Legal and Policy Center

Companies like Google and Walmart, who have forayed heavily into renewable energy production, should stick to what they do best. Let the experts figure out what type of energy is deliverable at cheapest price, and let the hardheaded dream-chasers keep throwing their own money away on wind and solar.

Anuradha Vittachi: Climategate Hacker Scores Own Goal

Climate change is the greatest poverty-creator — ever.

“We Were Second And They Were Next To Last” | Real Science

Translation : Temperatures have been cooling for 13 years, and 2011 is looking to finish as the first or second coldest year of the millennium. Did the UN hire a bunch of writers from Pravda when the Soviet Union collapsed? Cooling is the new warming .

Chance of frost worries Gaza Agriculture Min… JPost – Headlines

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip warned farmers on Tuesday of a potential frost Tuesday overnight throughout the Palestinian Territories and Israel, Hamas affiliate Al Resalah reported.

Watching The Wheels Come Off The Green Machine – Forbes

One of the key tenets of activist government is that the failures of central planning can always be solved with more central planning, just as failed spending programs can be fixed with more spending. All it takes is the will to reallocate resources from the private sector to the state, along with the courage to forge ahead no matter how many failures pile up. President Obama has made this approach the centerpiece of his “We Can’t Wait” campaign, issuing a stream of executive orders to demonstrate his leadership abilities.

Iceland Review Online: Minister Cancels Plans for Carbon Tax

Minister of Finance Steingrímur J. Sigfússon decided yesterday to cancel plans for a carbon tax on electrodes and mineral substances in solid form which was supposed to increase the income for the state in 2013. The move was highly disputed.

Climategate 2.0: Wigley to Briffa: ‘Are you hiding something?’ |

Even the alarmists don’t trust each other.

From the Climategate 2.0 collection, an apparently frustrated and suspicious Tom Wigley presses Keith Briffa to respond to hokey stick debunker Steve Mcintyre:


See the last item. Why don’t you just give these people the raw data?

Are you hiding something — your apparent refusal to be forthcoming sure makes it look as though you are.


REFILE-Carbon offset firms feel heat of price crash – Finance News – London South East

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Shares in firms set up to profit from efforts to curb pollution traded near all-time lows on Tuesday as the collapse of the carbon emissions market they depend on raised concerns about their future.

‘CERs are becoming like Greek bonds,’ said Laurent Segalen at London-based advisory firm Segalen Environment Partners.

Extremist Weather « the Air Vent

Extreme weather is one of the biggest BS claims of climate science.  There have been no detected extreme weather changes since AGW began that I’m aware of.  What’s more is that there is no connection yet to the tenths of a degree of warming we’ve measured.  It is fantastically insane to imagine that a few tenths of a degree are going to create a noticeable difference in weather.  We can barely detect the temp change.  The whole concept is so asinine by itself that I can’t even imagine listening to it.  Why then do scientists people keep trying to say it?

Money.  They need damage for their AGW political and economic goals to be funded well.  It doesn’t matter one bit that the data don’t show any differences and no physical attribution has been proven, they need it so they say it.   If there were 4C of sudden warming, maybe we find some change but we’ve seen 0.8C so how the hell will that be noticeable in the hurricane or tornado patterns.   Hell, until satellites were used, we couldn’t even detect all the hurricanes.  We still don’t pick up all the tornadoes.

Crazy people with an agenda.

Tom Nelson.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to
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