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These items caught my eye – 24 April 2014

1: Some Earth Day Cartoons; 2: ideological and mindless parrots …; 3: Turney in the Climategate Dossier; 4: Changes; 5: The Davey Tax; 6: Reality’s Revenge ; 7: Apology accepted: an update; 8: Stand and deliver: UK energy consumers face robbery – again; 9: 1929 – The Year The Met Office Tried To Cover Up; 10: March 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update;
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Some Earth Day Cartoons

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

As in other religions, most Earth worshipers are more or less hypocritical. Spend a day being “good”, spend the rest of the year failing.

Or maybe just fail every day… – Click here to read the full article
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ideological and mindless parrots …

Posted on April 24, 2014 by pindanpost

The IPCC have been blown away by the processes involved in producing their latest report. All that was left in was the nonsense: UN IPCC Scientists Licking Wounds After Governments Change UN Climate Report: ‘A strikingly large amount of scientific material was stripped out. The whole IPCC process is kind of unbelievable.’

How anyone could have ever believed what they had to see from the IPCC following Climategate 1 and 2 is beyond belief. No, really, only people with a particular ideological bent could still believe the scares put out by the IPCC. – Click here to read the full article
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Turney in the Climategate Dossier

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Steve McIntyre

Turney in the Climategate DossierToday’s post finalizes some notes made earlier this year on appearances in the Climategate dossier by Chris Turney, the leader of the Ship of Fools and an alumnus of the University of East Anglia (an affiliation featured in his Google avatar over his PhD instiution – see left).

Although it attracted no notice at the time, Turney’s efforts to create a “consortium” to obtain government funds was a prominent feature of 2009 Climategate correspondence. Indeed, the second-last email in the original Climategate dossier concerns Turney’s “consortium”. It turns out that Turney even had a role in the quality control that was so severely criticized in the Harry Readme. – Click here to read the full article
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Changes

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Frank Davis

Following on from yesterday’s post, since the 2007 smoking ban I’ve found my attitudes to all sorts of things changing.

For example, I used not to be bothered by people who were antismoking. Quite a few of my friends had gradually turned antismoking. And I felt that they were entitled to their point of view.

I no longer feel that way. I simply don’t want to know people who are frightened of tobacco smoke. Or frightened of carbon dioxide. I think they’re just dickheads. And I wonder why I ever tolerated them at all. – Click here to read the full article
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The Davey Tax

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Paul Homewood

Ed Davey has announced the first tranche of offshore and biomass energy projects under the new Contracts for Difference. The list of projects and summary are shown below. – Click here to read the full article
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Reality’s Revenge

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Alex

It was Earth Day yesterday, an event which seems to have gone largely unnoticed by the media, in the UK at least, and as usual I took a few minutes out to read and appreciate some of the wilder Earth Day prophecies from times of yore (quite a few websites, of course, have handy lists of the more entertaining examples.)

The best one, I think is Paul R Ehrlich’s short science fiction story Looking Backward from 2000 A.D., written for the original Earth Day in 1970 and published in The Progressive Magazine (and after that in a neat paperback volume called The Crisis of Survival, a copy of which is on my bookshelf.) – Click here to read the full article
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Apology accepted: an update

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Talking About the Weather

In 2009, a few weeks before Obama was inaugurated for his first term in the White House, I wrote this in The Huffington Post: “You are probably wondering whether President-elect Obama owes the world an apology for his actions regarding global warming. The answer is, not yet.” – Click here to read the full article
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Stand and deliver: UK energy consumers face robbery – again

Posted on April 23, 2014 by oldbrew

Another binge of overpriced, over-hyped and underwhelming power projects is about to be launched on hapless UK energy consumers. Part-time power generation rules. – Click here to read the full article
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1929 – The Year The Met Office Tried To Cover Up

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Paul Homewood

Readers of this blog will be well aware that by far the wettest 3-month period on record in the UK was not this winter, as the Met Office would like you to believe, but November 1929 to January 1930.

During those three months. a total of 554mm fell across the UK, compared with 531mm this winter. (October 1929 was also very wet – the October to December total that year was 553mm).

As I also pointed out previously, the wet winter of 1929 followed a remarkably dry first nine months of the year. – Click here to read the full article
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March 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Bob Tisdale

INITIAL QUESTION

Once upon a time, the NCDC published its monthly global land+ocean surface temperature anomaly data around the 15th of the month. They have recently relaxed the dates of their monthly global state of the climate updates. The NCDC are now showing on the webpage here that they will be publishing their monthly global updates around the 22nd of each month. Because GISS is still updating their data around the 15th of the month, it seems like old news when I wait a week for the NCDC data before publishing these updates.

So the question is, should I publish this monthly update about the 15th of each month, updating only the GISS data for the most current month, and with the NCDC and HADCRUT4 updates included, but their data lagging one month? That way the update would be little more timely, but the NCDC and HADCRUT4 data would not be current, lagging a month. All three datasets mimic one another. Since January 1979, the monthly GISS data correlate with both the NCDC and HADCRUT4 data with a correlation coefficient of 0.96. So if the GISS data warm one month, we can expect the NCDC and HADCRUT4 data to do so as well. – Click here to read the full article
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