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China's shale gas -- I bet they just put up a few windmills and solar panels and leave it under the ground.

Mar 2, 2012 at 1:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterRetired Dave

China finds lots of shale gas, enough for 200 years !!!

Mar 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

"Strangely absent from the pages of The Guardian is the recent news of what appears to be a major embezzlement scandal involving the WWF in Tanzania (pic - the air conditioned offices in Dar es Salaam)."

Mar 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM | Registered Commentermatthu

Apologies, just noted the reference to the Lubchenco&Karl paper in today's post..

Mar 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterHaroldW

As pointed out by Dr Pielke Jnr:
article by Karl and Lubchenco repeats the "14 weather events in U.S. in 2011 with over US$1B in damages", which statistic Pielke rebutted in prior columns, viz.
here and here.
Also two US senators citing the same statistic.

Mar 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterHaroldW

I caught the tail end of a piece by Richard Black last night on the BBCWS - Home Planet I think.

Some academic has been trawling through historical records for indications of temperature, e.g., accounts of Baghdadis sleeping on their roofs in past centuries to escape the heat.

Black chipped in, "This supports the notion that the Medieval Warm Period detected elsewhere in the world was indeed a global phenomenon." He didn't go as far as to say that it further undermines the Hockey Stick, but he deserves credit for not spinning or ditching the story.

Mar 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves

Trump? Wow! The Denial Machine will now be funded by Big Head!

Mar 2, 2012 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterMaurizio Morabito

Welcome aboard Donald.

Mar 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM | Unregistered Commenterpesadia

Interesting artical about "Fakegate" here.

Mar 2, 2012 at 7:56 AM | Unregistered Commenterpesadia

Nigel Calder reports what may be an important new result.

Not for the first time, an unexpected trick that Mother Nature had up her sleeve is revealed by experiment. The discovery is elegantly explained by a new way in which sulphuric acid forms in the atmosphere, as announced in a paper by Svensmark and two of his colleagues in Denmark’s National Space Institute in Copenhagen, Martin Enghoff and Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen. They have submitted it to Physical Review Letters. A preprint is available on arXiv here

Henrik Svensmark, Martin B. Enghoff and Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen, “Response of Cloud Condensation Nuclei (> 50 nm) to changes in ion-nucleation”, submitted for publication 2012. Preprint available at

Svensmark won’t comment publicly on the new paper until it’s accepted for publication. But I can report that, in conversation, he sounds like a man who has reached the end of a very long trek in defiance of continual opposition and mockery.

Mar 2, 2012 at 5:15 AM | Unregistered Commentermatthu

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