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New thread by Roy Spencer - "Ten Years After the Warming"
February 26th, 2012.

Feb 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM | Unregistered Commenterlapogus

Did anyone see The Big Question on BBC1 at 10 am on Sunday morning yesterday? They had a piece entitled "Should we repent in lent for the planet". They actually had 2 sceptics on who scored quite a few points, including making a pretty good point to Lembit Opik about going to see Richard Lindzen at the House of Commons. Its available from BBC iplayer in the UK, the topic starts at 46 min in, with the first sceptic at about 49 min. Worth watching to the end.

Feb 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterThinkingScientist

"Norwegian taxpayers will be livid to learn that almost 40 million Norwegian Kroners, nearly £3.5m of their cash has been put directly at risk by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) through ‘financial mismanagement’ in Tanzania.

These contracts are often awarded to ideologically driven organisations like the WWF, in this case for ‘environmental civil society projects’ and assisting in the delivery of local data on forest carbon stocks.

The Norwegian government has now suspended these two projects while it investigates embezzlement.

This begs a serious question – why do we continue to trust NGOs with opaque processes to perform work that sees so much of Western taxpayers’ money poured into inane projects?


In 2010, WWF received over €88m from ‘public sector finances’ (our money, basically) including reams of cash from DFID, the World Bank and USAID. This accounted for 17 percent of their budget in that year, when they only spent 55 percent of their money on their ‘programmes’. 18 percent of their money was spent on ‘fundraising’.

You get what we’re saying here, right? You and I are paying for WWF to fundraise. As if that wasn’t bad enough, now millions of pounds/euros/dollars (delete as appropriate) are being placed at risk of embezzlement and misappropriation.


It’s only a matter of time until we wake up to just how much of our money is squandered on these projects every day. If you thought the EU was bad… you ain’t seen nothing yet."

Feb 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM | Unregistered Commentermatthu

Cross posted from CA:

[Steve Mc's Climate Audit had been announced as the Best Canadian Blog at the Bloggies]

Congratulations Steve … well done, and much deserved. And ….

Congrats to:

Jo Nova, Best Aussie or NZ Blog
Tallbloke, Best European Blog
WUWT, Best Science or Technology Blog
WUWT, Lifetime Achievement Award

What a sweep … what a week
And voting had concluded well before l’affaire Gleick

Hilary (proudly Canadian skeptic)

Feb 27, 2012 at 3:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Isabelle - this is an old article (Sept 2009) - which I remember was discussed at Anthony's at the time:

I thunk Watts Up was at it best then. After climategate it (or commenters) tended to get more political.

Feb 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM | Unregistered Commenterlapogus

This gentleman below has a piece on grauniad website ( I don't know how to 'grab' the site link). While undoubtedly expertly outstanding in his own field, us humans presumably are ultimately to blame for all earthly movements and we are DOOMED!

I am so tired of this c list celeb wannabe a list style of bandwaggon jumping, headline grabbing horrorfest that the grauniad is hosting. Is part of their cost savings by not employing truly impartial, and truly investigative, rational journalists?

Sorry for the rant, The Guardian, for years, was my paper of choice, now a waste of cyberspace and trees.

Bill McGuire is professor of geophysical and climate hazards at University College London. Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes is published by Oxford University Press.

Feb 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterIsabelle

"Billions of pounds' worth of investment in the UK's energy infrastructure is on hold or uncertain because of concerns over the government's commitment to wind energy."

The Guardian has the story.

Apparently some investors are getting decidedly twitchy about the prospects for further subsidy ... it couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

Feb 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM | Unregistered Commentermatthu

Climate Depot is worth looking at tonight, particularly an item from The Weekly Standard:


Why the Climate Skeptics Are Winning?

Too many of their opponents are intellectual thugs!

Feb 26, 2012 at 7:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Walsh

While this is old news here, it is well presented, simple and easy to understand -- concepts often lost in the discussion.

The Skeptic's Case from Mises ...
We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message. Here it is, put simply enough for any lay reader willing to pay attention.
Feb 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM | Speed>>>>>>>>>

Even by the official graph on the Met. Office's official blog of 29th Jan. 2012, 1998 was the hottest year in the past 20 years, and every year since then has been cooler than 1998, with 2011 being cooler than 2003.

I think it's pretty fair to say the forecasts were wildly inaccurate guesses based on poor science.

Feb 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterRKS


We've just had another flash of genius from our own pet cave dwelling Einstein of the gullible dupes.

Feb 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterRKS

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