Antarctica – NOT

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Originally posted on Greenhouse Bullcrap:

 Here is a paper on Antarctic sea ice extent from people who were not paid millions of dollars to go down there and find “Global Warming” on the Antarctic Penninslar!

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Can natural variability explain observed Antarctic sea ice trends? New modeling evidence from CMIP5†
Lorenzo M. Polvani1,2, Karen L. Smith2,* DOI: 10.1002/grl.50578
©2013 American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50578/abstract

Keywords:Antarctic sea ice;Global climate models;Natural variability;Sea ice trends

Abstract

~scienceSmall[1] The recent observed positive trends in total Antarctic sea ice extent are at odds with the expectation of melting sea ice in a warming world. More problematic yet, climate models indicate that sea ice should decrease around Antarctica in response to both increasing greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone depletion. The resolution of this puzzle, we suggest, may lie in the large natural variability of the coupled atmosphere–ocean-sea-ice system. Contrasting forced and control integrations from four state-of-the-art models, we show…

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EPA Announces Formation of Technical Working Group to Review Ocean Acidification

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lslhopkins:

well its about time do or die

Originally posted on conservefewell:

As first reported by Amena Saiyid over at BNA, EPA announced this week that it plans to establish a technical working group to begin reviewing the causes of ocean acidification, as announced in a letter from EPA’s Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, to the Center for Biological Diversity in response to a request for EPA to establish new water quality criteria.  Now, some may take a dim view of this development, given the political rancor over climate change, but I think the decision is timely and well founded.

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A letter to UKIP MEP Roger Helmer

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lslhopkins:

can’t be skeptical nowadays seeing is believeing whats there got to be skeptical about? i don’t see much do you

Originally posted on Lack of Environment:

Roger Helmer was first elected as Conservative MEP in 1999, but defected to UKIP last year. Not surprisingly, therefore, he is “sceptical” about climate science. He is, as David Suzuki has recently described it, one of many that elevate economics over the biosphere. In other words, if asked to choose between science and economics, he would choose to trust economics every time.  As such, he is one of the politicians that features in my book.

On his WordPress blog, in response to yet another irrational diatribe against renewable energy and the green economy, I recently tried to point out to him that his scepticism is unwise and unjustified.  However, just in case my comment never appears on his blog, I reproduce it here:

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Dear Mr Helmer,

When considering the remarks that follow, please bear in mind that I am a Conservative voter.
http://lackofenvironment.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/why-i-am-not-a-socialist/

In a speech to the…

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The ‘threadbare hypothesis’ of climate change

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lslhopkins:

well we are going into another hurricane season what a adventure we looked forward to i wonder how many people are going to die i don’t like to be doom an gloom we have to something any suggestions how about what they did during the 60s protest in front of the white house stir up some controversy what do you think????????????

Originally posted on Lack of Environment:

Washington and Cook - Climate Change DenialThis is the Gospel according to Roger Helmer MEP (and Cambridge graduate in Mathematics) – whose non-expertise in the subject leads him to conclude that the climate is not changing; and to equate people concerned about climate change with those who once insisted the Earth was flat…

I am pleased to report that the comment that featured in my previous post, entitled ‘A letter to Roger Helmer UKIP MEP’, did appear on his blog.  

I am even more pleased that he decided to respond. Nevertheless, I am very disappointed by the extremely tired and pre-debunked arguments that he trots out.

But don’t just take my word for it; judge for yourself.  What follows is a transcript of his reply and my response (which has also appeared on his blog).  However, before you read that, see how many discredited arguments you can count in Roger’s remarks.

In response to…

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Stone Age Tsunami! Whatever next?

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lslhopkins:

the world is moving to a new diaster every day maybe everyone should read to bible in the book of revelation tells all an tells everyone how to live i shall do the same

Originally posted on Lack of Environment:

Channel 4′s Time Team logo

Tony Robinson is probably best known to most people (over the age of 40 at least) for playing the character of ‘Baldrick’, alongside Rowan Atkinson, in the Blackadder series of brilliant comedy series in the 1980s.  However, since then, he has carved out a niche for himself presenting numerous Time Team programmes about archaeology.  They are almost invariably excellent and the latest programme – all about a tsunami that hit the East coast of Britain about eight thousand years ago – was broadcast in the UK last night.

I am very pleased to discover that the broadcaster, Channel 4 Television, has uploaded the programme to YouTube and, therefore, I have embedded the video at the end of this post.  I cannot recommend watching it highly enough but, if you need some encouragement, please allow me to summarise its content:

Tony Robinson open’s the programme from…

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Video: Mexican volcano erupts

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lslhopkins:

read your book of revelation it mentions volcanos an such

Originally posted on Global News:

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted again early Monday morning, sending rock fragments over a kilometre away from the crater.

Popocatepetl, located 55 kms east of Mexico City, is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes. It is also the second highest volcano in North America standing at 5,465 metres. Its name comes from the Aztec word for smoking mountain. About 30 eruptions of this volcano have been recorded over time.

The volcano has been very active over the past few weeks.

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