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 Post subject: What happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:58 am 
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Booker is not the only one to notice that Obama has gone shy about "climate change". Maxwell T. Boykoff in The Washington Post has picked it up as well, calling it a "dangerous shift" in the rhetoric. Asking "what happened" to the terms "climate change" and "global warming", Boykoff observes that they have nearly disappeared from the political vocabulary,

A recent study at Brown University looked specifically at the Obama administration's language and calls for "clean energy" and "energy independence" now occupied the terrain. Graciela Kincaid, a co-author of the study, wrote: "The phrases 'climate change' and 'global warming' have become all but taboo on Capitol Hill. These terms are stunningly absent from the political arena".

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:41 pm 

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'Teflon Dave' -

I've often wondered if the good folk at No10 have chosen the right name for their man. For if a materials scientist was asked why and how a Teflon coated frying pan gets its non-stick abilities then they would have to mention that Teflon is highly non-reactive. And then go on to talk of high strength carbon and fluorine bonds.


So here we are heading towards a low carbon economy led by a weak non-reactive PM, sounds like out of the frying pan and into the fire to me. The No10 people should get the man another moniker, or should they?


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 Post subject: Re: What happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:51 pm 

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So has anyone balanced these mythical deaths with actual real ones last winter?

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As the consultation on the government’s Green Deal energy efficiency scheme is scheduled to be published, the latest official figures indicate that excess winter deaths for 2010/11 reached 25,700.

The figure from the Office for National Statistics is largely unchanged from last year but fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) says the cold spell in December precipitated a 38% increase in deaths across England and Wales.


http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/uk/i/4662/



If they want to do complete studies, then reduced deaths from all these warmer wetter winters should be brought into the cost/benefit analysis,one would hope.In this case it would appear the net effect of climate change will be to save lives in the UK.


Loved this bit....

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However, authors admit to uncertainties within their computer models, writing: ‘We do not know how fast greenhouse gas emissions will rise, how great the cooling effects are of other pollutants or how quickly ice caps may melt.’



After how many years modelling?This just about sums up what the AGW crowd have achieved to date,the square root of nothing.


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 Post subject: Re: What happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:41 pm 

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Obama does not seem to be holding back on shale gas either.

http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpres ... roduction/


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:24 pm 

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Spain abolishes subsidies renewable energy
http://motls.blogspot.com/2012/01/spain ... r-new.html

Who will follow?


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 Post subject: Re: What happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:49 pm 

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Nice report in the Mail....Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z1ky8VefJE


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Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z1ky8HN4bQ


"Without fanfare" eh?......I wonder why?


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 Post subject: Re: What happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
First the temperature is up, then it's down.
They have forfeited all credibility.
Unabashed, they do not require belief -- only compliance.

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 Post subject: Re: What happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:35 pm 

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I searched for "interlocking crises" in the Bruntland Report, but could not find it.
Wikipedia showed one phrase, but the link just lead back to the B Report.
Does anyone know how to locate the part of the B Report which contains the phrase?
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 Post subject: Re: What happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Peter Melia wrote:
I searched for "interlocking crises" in the Bruntland Report, but could not find it.
Wikipedia showed one phrase, but the link just lead back to the B Report.
Does anyone know how to locate the part of the B Report which contains the phrase?
Thanks


Page 20 ... halfway down.

http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/ ... penElement

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