Saturday, February 07, 2009

Notes from the Warm Front

Good, link-filled post by Iain Murray debunking some of Al Gore's January 28th Senate Foreign Relations Committee testimony. The day before, Dr. Roy Spencer listed Gore's logical fallacies.
Anthony Watts shows that the month of January was cooler in Philadelphia when George Bush was President than it was when the President was George Washington.
Frank Lansner look at ice core data to quantify the fact that CO2 increases historically lagged temperature increases, and that there were wildly different temperatures (and temp. trends) during times of identical CO2 levels.
As the Heritage Foundation headlines, Obama's stimulus plan would mean "Non-Existent Unemployed Climate Modelers Get $140 Million" so they can continue claiming AGW will destroy the Earth.
Item: According to the New York Times' Green blog:
In the latest installment of the debate over the emissions impact of corn-based ethanol, researchers from the University of Minnesota and other institutions found that corn ethanol is worse for health and the environment than regular gasoline, and far worse than cellulosic ethanol.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at various types of fuels’ climate and health costs — defined as a combination of health costs from the emission of fine particulate matter, and climate costs from issues like mitigation, carbon capture and the damage from sea-level rise or crop loss.

The findings identified corn ethanol (corn is the main feedstock for ethanol produced in the United States) as more "costly" than cellulosic ethanol or even regular gasoline.
Item: As reported in Earth Times:
Farmers in Russia's Far East have outfitted their heifers with special furry bras to protect their udders as temperatures hit 50 degrees below zero. Local residents in the Russian region of Yakutia say if they don't sew such mono-bras for the cows, their milking nipples may suffer frostbite in the drastic temperatures.

"The bras, or - in Yakutian - "sialdbas", are made from a triangle of thick fabric lined with rabbit fur. Three straps are sewn onto the bra, two of which are tied around the cows' waist and the third to the tail," one resident, Natalia Semyenova, was quoted by news agency Ria-Novosti as saying.

1 comment:

OBloodyHell said...

> Item: As reported in Earth Times:

Getting a bit nipply out there...