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NOAA’S and GISS’s Hot Streaks Continue – Despite Satellite Sensed Cooling

Posted by SteveB on July 26, 2009

By Joseph D’Aleo CCM, AMS Fellow

NOAA has as expected announced that June 2009 for the globe was the second warmest June in 130 years, falling just short of 2005. NASA GISS which starts with NCDC GHCN and then adds their own special touches had this June the second warmest on record just behind 1998.

In SHARP contrast, NASA UAH MSU satellite assessment had June virtually normal (+0.001C or 15th coldest in 31 years) and RSS (+0.075C or 14th coldest in 31 years). This is becoming a habit.

NOAA proclaimed May 2009 to be the 4th warmest for the globe in 130 years of record keeping. Meanwhile NASA UAH MSU satellite assessment showed it was the 15th coldest May in the 31 years of its record. This divergence is not new and has been growing. Just a year ago, NOAA proclaimed June 2008 to be the 8th warmest for the globe in 129 years of record keeping. Meanwhile NASA satellites showed it was the 9th coldest June in the 30 years of its record.

We have noted in the last year that NOAA has often become the warmest of the 5 major data sets in their monthly global anomalies. They were second place until they removed the USHCN UHI adjustment in 2007 and introduced a new ocean data set recently.

NOAA and the other ground based data centers would have more credibility if one of the changes resulting in a reduction of the warming trend and not an exaggeration which has been the case each and every time.

ICECAP.

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warmlist – A must read for all, especially those “deniars” You know who you are

Posted by SteveB on July 24, 2009

The link below is the most comprehensive up-to-date list of the ill-effects and impacts caused by global warming.  Astonishing.  Quickly…turn off all co2 producing electronic devices, including your computer, immediately.  Well, after you read this.  Oh…and don’t forget to turn your thermostat up to 78 degrees and replace all those incandescent light bulbs with flourecent ones.  You know…the ones that contain poisonous mercury.  Be afraid…be very afraid.

This list is constantly being updated.  In fact, I’m sure by the time I finish posting this, it will be twice as long.

warmlist.

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Pool attendance dives in cold July – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com

Posted by SteveB on July 24, 2009

Pool attendance dives in cold July – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com.

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Kerry panel looks at climate change and national security – National Politics Blog – Boston.com

Posted by SteveB on July 24, 2009

By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff

WASHINGTON — Massive crop devastation, melting glaciers, water shortages, millions of displaced people — all of these will drag the US military into conflict if global climate change goes unchecked, a Senate panel was warned today.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, convened by Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, focused on what so far has received only modest attention in the climate change debate: the effect it is bound to have on national defense.

“Addressing the consequences of changes in the Earth’s climate is not simply about saving polar bears or preserving the beauty of mountain glaciers,” retired Navy Vice Adm. Lee F. Gunn, president of the American Security Project, told the panel. “Climate change is a threat to our national security.”

Gunn and other military specialists said that climate change could have broad effects on how the US military operates. It will likely expand the number of humanitarian missions the Pentagon will have to undertake, they said, and even change how it deploys its fighting forces.

For example, they warned that rising sea levels could swamp critical US military bases in the Indian Ocean and even the headquarters of the Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Va., which could be under water after just a one-meter rise in the ocean level.

From Africa to the Middle East and South Asia, dramatic changes in the weather will stress already unstable nations, creating what Gunn called “climate conflicts.”

“International conflicts over resources, due to migrants, and/or as a means of distraction are not only likely,” he added, “but likely to exacerbate the underlying climate change problem.”

Kerry, since he took the helm of the committee earlier this year, has made addressing climate change a top priority. Several specialists said today that elevating the security aspect will help garner the kind of support necessary to make the difficult changes in energy and other global policies to stabilize the climate.

Sharon E. Burke, vice president for natural security at the Center for a New American Security, testified that the hearing was “an important demonstration of the fact that global climate change is now taken seriously as a strategic challenge.”

Kerry, for his part, pledged to keep the shining the light on the issue.

“If we fail to connect the dots — if we fail to take action — the simple, indisputable reality is that we will find ourselves living not only in a ravaged environment, but also in a much more dangerous world,” he said.

Correction: This item has been revised because of a reporting error that misstated the title for Sharon E. Burke, vice president for natural security at the Center for a New American Security.

Kerry’s full opening statement is below:

Kerry panel looks at climate change and national security – National Politics Blog – Political Intelligence – Boston.com.

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Newsmax.com – Hillary Apologizes to India for Global Warming

Posted by SteveB on July 20, 2009

In the Obama’s administration neverending apologies to the world for all of America’s past, present and likely future mistakes and bad-doings, we now have Sec. of State Hillary Clinton apologizing to India for the U.S. not doing enough to combat rising co2 and its contribution to global warming.  Maybe we should just get all these individual apologies out of the way and do one apology for existing in the first place.

“We acknowledge now with President Obama that we have made mistakes in the United States, and we along with other developed countries have contributed most significantly to the problem that we face with climate change,” she said. “We are hoping a great country like India will not make the same mistakes.”

Here is the full article.

Newsmax.com – Hillary Apologizes to India for Global Warming.

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Commerce Secretary: Americans ‘Need to Pay’ for Chinese Emissions – Environmental Capital – WSJ

Posted by SteveB on July 18, 2009

I am truly starting to believe that there are people within our own federal government that are hell bent on destroying this country as we know it.  Now our very own U.S. Sec. of Commerce thinks we should pay for co2 emmissions from countries that we purchase products from.  It is absolutely amazing some of the things that have been either proposed or suggested by members of the Obamas administration that we as a country do that is not in our best interest, just to kiss the asses of the Chinese, Russians, U.N, you name it. 

Commerce Secretary: Americans ‘Need to Pay’ for Chinese Emissions – Environmental Capital – WSJ.

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He’s Barak Obama

Posted by SteveB on July 12, 2009

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Warning Signs

Posted by SteveB on July 12, 2009

By Alan Caruba

Below is a recent post by the U.S. Weather Service. I have added some boldface to elements of the text.
· Due to the unusually cool and wet conditions in June…here are some interesting facts to note:
· This June is tied for the 8th coolest on record. The average temperature was 67.5. (That’s) 3.7 degrees below normal…which also occurred in 1897.
· This was the coolest June since 1958…when the average temperature as 67.2 degrees.
· Below average temperatures occurred on 23 out of 30 days this June…or 75 percent of the month.
· Central Park has not hit 90 degrees in the month of June this year. The last time this occurred was back in 1996.
· Central Park has not hit 85 degrees in the month of June this year. The last time this occurred was back in 1916. This has only occurred two other times…1903 and 1886.
· The low temperature dipped below 60 degrees eleven times in the month of June. The last time this occurred was in 2003 when it occurred seventeen times.
· It was the second wettest June on record with 10.06 inches of rain. The wettest June on record is 2003 with 10.27 inches.
· There were 19 days this June where there was at least 0.01 inches of rainfall. This has never occurred in Central Park.

Read the rest of the article below.

Warning Signs.

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Al Gore wants GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

Posted by SteveB on July 12, 2009

EW Ross-

Whatever the truth about global warming, the politics of the issue is as much about power and who has it as it is about the environment. Whether it’s those who believe man-made global warming is an imminent threat to human existence or those who simply see it as a key to greater political power, global governance is where the belief that we can manage climate change ultimately leads us.

On July 9, none other than the venerable guru of climate change, Al Gore, articulated this in a speech at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England. In commenting on the US House of Representatives passage of the Waxman-Markey climate bill, Gore claimed that it “will dramatically increase the prospects for success” in combating the “crisis” of man-made global warming. “But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.”

Never mind that Gore is well on his way to becoming the first climate-change billionaire or that his carbon footprint is the size of a Titanosaurus, we should take him seriously when he talks about global governance.

Read the rest of the article below.

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE – EWRoss.com.

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Political Witch Hunt

Posted by SteveB on July 12, 2009

The Obama administration is hell bent on prosecuting any and all former Bush admin. officials for illegal intergation, illegal wiring tapping and anything else they can think of.  Yes, lets put in jail all those who worked to protect this country from another terrorist attack. 

Al Qeada and the Taliban must be laughing at us. We argue whether or not waterboarding is torture while they behead American citizens.

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