‘Kudos to Google for not shying away from Inhofe fundraiser’

Kudos to Google for not shying away from Inhofe fundraiser


Kudos to Google, which did not shy away from funding the fundraiser for Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe earlier this month, despite greenie protests. However, the global warming alarmists have not given up. According to this “environmental writer”, who cannot even spell the senator’s name correctly, there will be another action against Google:Despite protests from climate change activists and several Google shareholders, the fundraiser went on as scheduled this month, and Google representatives in D.C. refused to accept thousands of signatures the activists had collected on a petition. Undeterred, those activists are heading to Mountain View Wednesday to try again.–In the wake of recent revelations that Google, the Bay Area-based search engine giant, is supporting one of the most stubborn climate change denialists in the Senate, climate activists plan are planning a demonstration Wednesday at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. Their message will be a poke at Google’s much-vaunted informal corporate credo: “Don’t Fund Evil.”The search engine and data collection giant, which had been a large investor in renewable energy development, was revealed early in July to be planning to host a fundraiser for Oklahoma’s Senator James Imhofe (R-Pleistocene), notorious for his denial of climate change science, as well as his general opposition to progressive sentiments, civil rights, net neutrality, and immigration reform, 

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A Handy-Dandy Carbon Tax Temperature-Savings Calculator: ‘A calculator of exactly how many degrees of global warming will be averted if the IPCC is right’

A Handy-Dandy Carbon Tax Temperature-Savings Calculator


 Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger have created a calculator of exactly how many degrees of global warming will be averted if the IPCC is right. I can’t think why the IPCC didn’t do this before. For example, if all industrialized nations  achieve a 100% reduction  (stop using coal, oil, gas, diesel, and avgas tomorrow*), then 87 years from now the world will be 0.352C cooler (assuming climate sensitivity is a high 4.5C). The great thing is you can adjust the parameters yourself to see how many ways this does not add up. Unfortunately it does not also project the costs. Version II perhaps? Calculator from CATO.org (Click to go to the calculator) *Please forgive me for that sweeping assumption. We all know that to get a true 100% reduction in CO2 emissions we’d need to do a lot more. Like building nuclear plants from handmade mud bricks using solar powered trucks and wind-powered cranes. And no more flights to anywhere unless you have a pedal powered hang-glider or one of those marvelous solar planes that takes 2 months to cross the US. Holidays in Hawaii would be for people who like to row (a lot). […]Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

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GOP seeks to limit Obama climate plan in 2014 budget: ‘House Republicans proposed cutting EPA’s budget by a third and denying funds for a key part of Obama’s plan to combat global warming’

GOP seeks to limit Obama climate plan in 2014 budget


Businessweek reports: House Republicans proposed cutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by a third and denying funds for a key part of President Barack Obama’s plan to combat global warming. The House Appropriations committee’s panel that oversees the EPA will consider cutting $2.8 billion from the agency’s 2014 budget, and prohibit the administration from spending […]

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New paper finds 5 non-hockey-sticks in the Southern Ocean — Published today in Quaternary Science Reviews

New paper finds 5 non-hockey-sticks in the Southern Ocean


A paper published today in Quaternary Science Reviews shows 5 non-hockey-sticks from reconstructions of sea surface temperatures [SSTs] in the Southern Ocean, each of which demonstrates a long-term cooling of the Southern Ocean over the past 8,000 to 10,000 years.

Prior posts on non-hockey-sticks

Second through 6th graph from the top show sea surface temperature reconstructions from the Southern Ocean, each of which show a cooling over the Holocene [past ~11,000 years]. Horizontal axis is years before the present.

A review of the Australian–New Zealand sector of the Southern Ocean over the last 30 ka (Aus-INTIMATE project)

H.C. Bostock et al

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.07.018, How to Cite or Link Using DOI

Permissions & Reprints


The Australia/New Zealand region of the Southern Ocean is influenced by several of the major global water masses of the oceans and is the prime entry point for cold deep waters into the Pacific basin. During the last glacial there was increased sea-ice extent around Antarctica (as far north as 55°S), as well as increased iceberg presence inferred from ice-rafted debris. Evidence from microfossil assemblages suggests that sea surface temperatures (SST) were up to 7 °C cooler, consistent with recent estimates of cooling for New Zealand derived from glacier modelling and other terrestrial proxies. The Subtropical Front (STF), Subantarctic Front (SAF) and Polar Front (PF) had migrated north, except where the position of the fronts were controlled bathymetrically. Despite the potential for iron fertilisation by increased dust input into the ocean during the glacial, there is limited evidence for higher total biological productivity in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean. The altered oceanic circulation during the glacial also decreased nutrients in the surface waters and affected the outgassing of CO2. This contributed to an increased storage of CO2 in the deep waters and lowering of the carbonate lysocline.

During the deglaciation, sea-ice retreat and SST increased rapidly at ∼18 ka, roughly synchronous with the reinvigoration of deep water circulation in the Southern Ocean and the release of CO2 stored in the deep waters. The gradient in carbon isotopes (δ13Cbenthic) between Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) and lower Circumpolar Deep Water (LCDW) was greatest at the start of the deglaciation, suggesting that the AAIW ventilation preceded LCDW ventilation, or there was a significant change in air-sea fractionation of δ13C. There was a slight enrichment in δ18Oplanktic, decrease in …

Carbon Dioxide a pollutant? That’s Claptrap!

Carbon Dioxide a pollutant? That’s Claptrap!


(Top) Fake PhotoShopped Pollution in lying Labor Party Advertisement (link)(Bottom) Same Disused Power Stationsurrounded by invisible CO2.Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant; it’s natural and essential for life. This is a reality but  NCTCS blog recently addressed this when busting the “Ten Myths of Climate Change.”Recently, both PM Rudd and Greens Leader Milne have talked of “carbon” pollution. The US President Barack Obama also uses the term carbon pollution. TheThe plan that President Barack Obama announced on June 25 directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish carbon pollution standards for power plants to limit the amount of carbon pollution these plants can emit.They are all Socialist politicians with an agenda. Perhaps it is because of their lack of knowledge, that they mistakenly use “carbon” when they mean carbon dioxide.More likely it is deliberate to intimate something somehow grimy like in the lying advertising from Australia’s Labor Party depicted at right.It is a pity when some-one from the other side scores a home goal. Professor Davidson.Sinclair Davidson is Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He has written extensively on taxation policy in Australia and is a regular contributor to public debate. (link – IPA)Recently Professor Davidson wrote: (link)I have no problem describing CO2 emissions as “pollution”. Pollution here has a definition – the unwanted by-product of some or other production process that gets abandoned into the commons. and – If co2 is produced but on-sold then it is not pollution. If it is dumped into the atmosphere it is pollution – whether it is good or bad doesn’t change the fact that it is ‘pollution’. A good friend of this blog who contributes to debate under the nom-de-plume “Cohenite,”has come in to bat for the “CO2  is not a pollutant” side with:Nah, that’s (Claptrap). What has happened as part of the AGW lie is that the definition of what is a pollutant has changed from something which has a negative impact on humanity to anything which compromises pristine nature. The import of this subtle but profound change in meaning has missed all of the msm and most of academia and the political elite. The consequence of the change is, since humans change nature to produce a civilized lifestyle which is based on cheap, plentiful energy and technology, all …

Laugher: Michael Mann says Obama plan ‘will go some way to stemming’ climate change

Laugher: Michael Mann says Obama plan ‘will go some way to stemming’ climate change


Michael Mann writes at Environment 360: His call for carbon emission limits on all coal-fired power plants, not just newly built plants, is a bold step forward. It will go some way to stemming our growing carbon emissions and the impact they are having on our climate. Of course, even if the U.S. stopped emitting […]…

CO2-induced crop failure update: Production at each of the four top corn exporters (US, Argentina, Brazil, and Ukraine) may hit an all-time record this year

CO2-induced crop failure update: Production at each of the four top corn exporters (US, Argentina, Brazil, and Ukraine) may hit an all-time record this year


Forecast for Huge Harvest Weighs On Corn Futures – Barrons.comIT’S NOT JUST THE U.S. where production is likely to surge this year. Both Argentina and Brazil—expected to be the world’s second- and third-biggest corn exporters in the next crop year, behind the U.S.—produced record harvests this year, the USDA estimates. Argentina’s corn harvest rose 26% on the year to 1.04 billion bushels, and Brazil’s rose 5% to 3.03 billion bushels, according to the USDA. And production in Ukraine, the fourth-biggest exporter, is expected to rise 24% to a record 1.02 billion bushels in the next crop year.…