Daily Archives: October 23, 2010

California Proposition 23

Suspends State law that requires greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to 1990 levels by 2020, until California’s unemployment drops to 5.5 percent or less for four consecutive quarters. http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Proposition_23_(2010) I have figured out how this works in California. Unemployment is … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama : “These tragedies are not natural disasters, they are human disasters”

The Dalai Lama has been busy studying the science, and has come to the conclusion that humans control the climate. “These tragedies are not natural disasters, they are human disasters. They are man-made tragedies,” he said when explaining the impacts … Continue reading

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Past the Tilting Point

http://montaraventures.com/energy/2007/05/02/windmill-humor/ Many fields of science and engineering use Monte Carlo techniques, where random numbers are generated to model real world behaviour. This technique works because when working with large samples, errors tend to form symmetrical Gaussian distributions and average out … Continue reading

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Mann’s Conference Debunks The Hockey Stick

There has been a lot of discussion overnight about the MWP meeting last month in Lisbon. The symposium web site has the graph below on their front page, which is a composite of temperature reconstructions and modeled temperatures.

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The Berlin Wall Has Tumbled

From Scientific American : Judith Curry acknowledges that the IPCC is corrupt and that skeptic blogs are technically savvy.

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Arctic Multiyear Ice Is Increasing

Note, all NSIDC maps below have been modified with new colour schemes to make them easier to understand. I did some more analysis of the NSIDC maps. The graph above shows the progression of ice over the past year. The … Continue reading

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That Pesky MWP

http://mwplisbon2010.fc.ul.pt/pdf/Abstracts.pdf Evidence from 180 proxy records of widespread Northern Hemisphere warmth in the 9th to 11th centuries

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