Skateboarders Shred Napa Streets

Tailor Your Sportswear

With recent earthquakes affecting the Napa region in California most folks have been spending the past week tidying up after the results of shaken homes, broken contents and damaged property.  However a video went viral after photographer Jeremy Carroll snapped a picture of skateboarders shredding a stretch of road in Napa.  His was the first of many images and films to hit the web.  The video had thousands of hits in the first day and even grabbed the attention of NBC news.  Natural kickers formed out of destruction, ‘Only In California!’

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Report – emails reveal ‘collusion’ with green activist groups over EPA climate agenda

Watts Up With That?

NEW REPORT: FOIA’d Emails show outside ‘green’ lobby groups staffed up, collude with Obama EPA, calling rules’ legality into question

For Immediate Release:September 15, 2014 |

Obama’s EPA in collusion with “green” lobby groups — Report details the conflicts of interest, “unalterably closed minds”, internal activism and influence of outside interest groups on the Obama Administration EPA. Documents raise questions re EPA rules legality

Washington, D.C. – The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) released a report today revealing and piecing together dozens of emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which lay out in detail EPA’s collusion with senior activists within environmentalist pressure groups, and proving the real thinking about the intent behind and impact of EPA’s “climate” regulations.

Far from the required recusing to avoid the appearance of a conflict, EPA filled its senior political ranks with green pressure group activists, continuing their life’s work…

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NASA GISS Tweaks the Short-Term Global Temperature Trend Upwards

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale

GISS released its August 2014 global surface temperature data today. As I was preparing the graphs for the August 2014 surface and lower troposphere temperature update, I noticed a sizeable jump in the short-term trend in the GISS data. (I’ll try to post the full update this evening.) The August GISS LOTI value is higher than July, but it should not have had that much of an effect on the trend for the period of January 1998 to present. Not too surprisingly, much of the increase in trend was caused by adjustments to data from 2000 to 2013.

Figure 1 compares the short-term annual trend of two recent versions of the GISS global surface temperature data, from 1998 to 2013. The version as of August 7, 2014 (through June 2014) is available through the Wayback Machine here, and the August 2014 update is available…

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HH Lamb & Sea Level Changes

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

We are often fed the impression that sea levels have remained pretty much constant since they stopped rising after the ice age ended, until the last century.

It is worth, therefore, seeing what HH Lamb had to say on the subject, in his book “Climate, History And The Modern World”.

First, he finds that there is considerable agreement that

The most rapid phases [of sea level rise] were between 8000 and 5000 BC, and that the rise of general water level was effectively over by about 2000 BC, when it may have stood a metre or two higher than today. [The book was published in 1982].

He then goes on to state that

The water level may have dropped by 2 metres or more between 2000 and 500 BC. What does seem certain is that there was a tendency for world sea level to rise progressively during…

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Understanding The Bulge

OMG – they found the missing heat! Now if we can all write cheques or make paypal donations made out to A Gore, I’m sure they will create the Great Anti-Carbon Mallet to smack this ungodly bulge with. This may of course create an enormous tsunami killing hundreds of millions but what the heck these human pests would probably have breathed out carbon pollution anyway. The earth and her chosen messenger, A Gore, will thank us. Now if you’ll excuse me I must jet off to lecture primitives on why they should sacrifice themselves. /sarc

Real Science

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According the University of Colorado, sea level is rising much faster than 85% of tide gauges show, and forming a massive mound near the Philippines. Apparently they believe that water likes to pile up in mounds, and to help visualize their BS I created a 3D animation.

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And one more minor detail. They used to have the map below on their site, but have removed it. It showed that their error was almost as large as their trend – meaning their data is basically worthless

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This complete garbage forms the basis of the IPCC claim that sea level rise suddenly doubled in 1992, when they switched measurement systems.

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New paper links Arctic sea ice extent to absorption of sunlight by clouds

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The Hockeyschtick writes: A new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres finds Arctic sea ice concentrations at the low of each summer are related to absorption of sunlight by cloud cover at the top of the atmosphere in early summer, a phenomenon “not represented in most of current climate models.”
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According to the authors,

“absorbed solar radiation at the top of the atmosphere in early summer (May–July) plays a precursory role in determining the Arctic sea ice concentration in late summer (August–October)”

“this intimate delayed…relationship is not represented in most of current climate models. Rather, the models tend to over-emphasize internal sea ice processes in summer.”

Alarmists focus on Arctic sea ice as the supposed canary in the coal mine for CAGW, but many papers have demonstrated natural variability is more likely responsible for the trends in Arctic sea ice than man-made CO2, including the natural Atlantic…

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