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This has to take the biscuit for climate alarmism:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9066393/Ancient-seagrass-Oldest-living-thing-on-earth-discovered-in-Mediterranean-Sea.html

So this thing has lived right through a 100,000 year full-blown ice age, the Holocene optimum, etc, but it's going to turn its fronds up and die under the assault of AGW.

Strewth!

Feb 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterNeil McEvoy

The exploding Scottish windmill was a Vestas model so says my Wind mill engineering neighbour, his company sold it to another company 6 months before its display.

Feb 8, 2012 at 11:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

Vestas (windmills, not matches) has just lost its second-in-command:

Link

Feb 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

Interesting comment at WUWT:-

Karyn Wood says:
February 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Hi, I’d love to interview you on how mean global temperatures are recorded/determined (and by whom). Also global cooling – which I’m starting read about. It would be an in ‘layman’s terms’ chat. Karyn Wood ABC Coast FM (in Australia)

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/07/how-reliable-are-global-temperature-anomalies/#comment-887189

I wonder about the expressed motives or am I just an old cynic?

Feb 8, 2012 at 10:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

As was reported earlier this week, Bild, a mass-market German daily paper has been running articles on global warming. The third and final one appeared today.

The first appeared on Monday under the title “The CO2 lie”.
http://www.bild.de/politik/inland/globale-erwaermung/die-co2-luege-klima-katastrophe-ist-panik-mache-der-politik-22467268.bild.html

The second on Tuesday is “The earth hasn’t warmed for 12 years”
http://www.bild.de/politik/inland/globale-erwaermung/seit-12-jahren-ist-erderwaermung-gestoppt-22486408.bild.html

The final one today is “Stop the craziness of solar and wind power”
http://www.bild.de/politik/inland/erneuerbare-energie/stoppt-solar-und-windkraft-22510594.bild.html

The arguments put forward are familiar to reader of the Bishop’s blog, but the significance I think lies firstly in that they are presented in a newspaper which is widely read, and secondly the authors are people whose titles and pedigree carry weight in Germany.

Feb 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterFZM

matthu - your KPMG link needs 'br' removed from the end..

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/07/kpmg-green-energy

Feb 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

lapogus:

Thanks for the reference to the Gleick article in Forbes. I agree about the jdey123 and arnoarrak comments. (BTW they're on pages 5 and 6, not 4 and 5. And I wish arnoarrak had heard of paragraphs!)

Feb 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobin Guenier

Interesting... there is a blog post by Pielke, Sr. which strikes me as very important, for analytically staking out a position between "nothing happening" and CAGW (he does not use those terms but rather frames the debate in terms of three hypotheses). I'd say his "Hypothesis 2a" is something like what some of us would hold as a "lukewarmist" position (again, not his term), which is my own current (unscientific) position. I very tentatively hold to a view like his Hypothesis 2a, that there are issues of "concern" but that going beyond that to some "catastrophic" view is a political rather than a scientific position.

http://pielkeclimatesci.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/the-reason-we-need-to-resolve-which-of-three-fundamentally-different-hypotheses-regarding-the-role-of-human-in-the-climate-system-are-correctt/


"Hypothesis 2a: Although the natural causes of climate variations and changes are undoubtedly important, the human influences are significant and involve a diverse range of first-order climate forcings, including, but not limited to, the human input of carbon dioxide (CO2). Most, if not all, of these human influences on regional and global climate will continue to be of concern during the coming decades."

Feb 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterSkiphil

Peter Gleick still digging himself into a deeper hole in his latest Forbes article. He has just written that global temperatures are "on an exponential, not a linear trend according to the physics and observations". (page 5).

I have to ask if Gleick is living on the same planet as the rest of us.

jdey123 makes an excellent long comment on page 4, and arnoarrak likewise on page 5. Gleick just makes a fool of himself.

Feb 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM | Unregistered Commenterlapogus

KPMG is refusing to publish the full findings of a controversial study examining the cost of the government's green energy policies, which was originally used as a basis for a series of media reports attacking the cost of renewable energy.

Feb 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM | Unregistered Commentermatthu

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