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Lord Beaverbrook:

Yes thanks, it's by Elizabeth Mann, who I know. She is a well-known anti-wind farm campaigner from the north-east.

Nov 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Thre BBC's spin on the fracking earthquake report is out.

Nov 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Phillip Bratby

Don't know if you have seen this site, it's a couple of years out of date but vast amount of detail, haven't had time to do more than skip through it as yet.

Nov 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

CH4 News, tonight.

The MET office will be issueing winter weather alerts to try and combat the 20% increase in deaths during harsh winters.

About bloody time too.

Nov 1, 2011 at 7:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

There is an interesting debate over at WUWT about ice core analysis. I have long believed that the measurement of historical atmospheric CO2 concentrations from ice core samples is a dangerously flawed approach, and if this can be shown then the entire CAGW house of cards comes crashing down.

Nov 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoger Longstaff

Prof Chris Rapley (Sci Musuem, BmJ speech, etc) is giving a presentation tomorrow at Reading University, Walker institute: Communicating Climate Science. 1:00pm

I'm going to pop along very best behaviour,(as always) as my old uni and have friends there.
No ticket required, just turn up early to get a seat.

Nov 1, 2011 at 11:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

I just heard Sir John Beddington (HMG's Chief Scientific Advisor) talking on BBC R4 "PM" programme, about how to feed a global population of 7 billion souls. He couldn't get through it without mentioning "climate change". I would have thought that a reasonable first step would to be stop turning crops into petrol.

In my opinion, he, and people like him, are criminals. God preserve us from these idiots!

Oct 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoger Longstaff

I was about to post about what Josh just did. The news report is here. Unfortunately, the paper [cf. Josh's pdf link] doesn't show the same maps as are in the background in the news report, only showing maps indicating uncertainty reduction.

I suspect the "suite101" site got a little too excited about this, in particular this conclusion: "The researchers found that CO2 absorption in high latitude regions in the northern hemisphere, including Russia's Siberia, was higher than earlier estimated." I'm guessing that the four maps which show in the newsreader's background represent seasonal emission rates. For example, in the paper's figure 3, and it's clear that the "temperate North America NW" region is for a certain fraction of the year, a net CO2 absorber, while at other times a net emitter. Remember that the Keeling curve shows that CO2 has a strong annual cycle and is not monotonic when viewed at the monthly level.

If anyone can find the global maps, or perhaps the annual cycle for each region (as in the paper's figure 3), somewhere else online, it would be appreciated.

Oct 31, 2011 at 2:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterHaroldW

H/t OrkneyGal over at Climate etc

"Japanese national broadcaster, NHK World, broke the astonishing story on their main Sunday evening news bulletin (October 30, 2011). Television viewers learned that the country’s groundbreaking IBUKU satellite, launched in June 2009, appears to have scorched an indelible hole in conventional global warming theory."

Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere

Oct 31, 2011 at 2:07 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Solar FITS cut for Dec 2011 not Apr 2012, even worse than they expected ;)

Oct 31, 2011 at 1:28 PM | Unregistered Commenterbreath of fresh

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