Paper: Those Most Concerned About Global Warming Use MORE Energy

Researchers believe the results can be explained by an age gap between the participants, as the study’s older participants — those over 65 — are more skeptical of global warming, more frugal and thus less likely to use electricity.

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RIP: Aussie Geologist Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Carter – Died at 74 Years of Age – A True Champion of Science!

Via Joe Bast of the Heartland Institute


It is with deep regret that I report the passing of a friend, colleague, and great scholar, Dr. Robert M. Carter. Bob died peacefully in a hospital surrounded by family and friends following a heart attack a few days ago. He was 74 years old.

Funeral arrangements are being made and it will most likely take place on Monday next week in Townsville, Australia.

This is almost unspeakably sad. Bob was the very embodiment of the “happy warrior” in the global warming debate. He was a scholar’s scholar, with impeccable credentials (including a Ph.D. from Cambridge), careful attention to detail, and a deep understanding of and commitment to the scientific method. He endured the slings and arrows of the anti-science Left with seeming ease and good humor and often warned against resorting to similar tactics to answer them.

Bob never failed to answer the call to defend climate science, getting on planes to make the long flight from Australia to the U.S., to Paris, and to other lands without complaints or excuses. He was a wonderful public speaker and a charming traveling mate. He was not an easy man to edit, though – he kept wanting to put unnecessary commas, “that’s,” and boldfacing back into his manuscripts — but the great ones never are.

Bob helped immeasurably with three volumes in the Climate Change Reconsidered series, a series of hefty compilations of scientific research he coauthored and coedited with Craig D. Idso and S. Fred Singer. Just a few weeks ago, he flew to Paris to speak at Heartland’s “Day of Examining the Data” and contributed to the completion and review of another book, Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming: The NIPCC report on scientific consensus.

We honored Bob with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 10th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-10) in Washington DC last June. I regret that I missed that event due to the sudden onset of shingles, and so missed the opportunity to see my friend as well as publicly recognize his great achievements in science.

We’ve updated Bob’s online bio, it is copied and pasted below. A “guestbook” is being created at Heartland’s blog, Somewhat Reasonable. If you have a comment or memory you’d like to share, please send it to Jim Lakely at [email protected]

 Please remember Bob and his wonderful wife, Anne, in …

Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue warns of possible ‘blockbuster blizzard for the ages’ in U.S. Northeast – Potential for two feet or more of wind driven snow

Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue of WeatherBell Analytics, has been warning of a massive East coast blizzard possibility heading for the Northeast this weekend. Dr. Maue is still very cautious about the forecast, noting the model uncertainty.

Latest National Weather Service Forecast for DC & Accuweather Forecast for DC:

Below are some of Dr. Maue’s recent tweets.

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Potential ‘historic’ snowstorm for DC

Major snowstorm may threaten DC to NYC

USA Today: ‘Blizzard conditions are possible’ – ‘It could be the first storm in 13 years to dump a foot of snow on the entire Northeast megalopolis, reported. More than 50 million people could be affected by snowfall heavy enough to disrupt travel by road, rail and air.’

Fox 5 DC: Before you continue reading, take note: there are still many question marks surrounding this potential storm, and it’s too soon to tell exactly how much snow– if any, for sure– we might see locally.’

“FOX 5’s Tucker Barnes shared the European model’s prediction for this system on Monday morning. The model’s run as of about midnight on Sunday indicates the storm could bring possible snow totals across the Washington area of 1-2 feet– not inches.”

Wash Post: History shows a strong El Niño may mean huge snow for DC

Super El Niño Means Less Snow, Warm Weather for Northeast

El Nino not global warming behind East Coast December …

 History shows a strong El Niño may mean huge snow for D.C. this winter or almost none 

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Climate change makes for harsher winters


Climate change means less snow


Climate change means more snow