JAIL THE GLOBAL COOLING DENIERS: @AdamWeinstein and @MichaelEMann must face the music

The science is settled:

HadCRUT4, the last of the five monthly global datasets to report its February value, shows the same sharp drop in global temperature over the month as the other datasets…

…Our dataset-of-datasets graph averages the monthly anomalies for the three terrestrial and two satellite temperature records. It shows there has still been no global warming this millennium. Over 13 years 2 months, the trend is zero.

The reason for the headline? Adam Weinstein of Gakwer is the same nitwit who wants the majority of scientists in the world jailed for expressing skepticism of the United Nation’s global warming scam.

After all, “only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies.”

But do you want to know the funniest part of the global warming scam?

The fact that Al Gore, the man with one of the largest carbon footprints in the world, tells us that the ocean levels are rising and that temperatures are soaring.

Yet Gore recently bought his third (or fourth, I lost count) immense mansion… in sunny California, within a stone’s throw of the ocean.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

BUMMER FOR GLOBAL COOLING DENIERS: Cold Weather Slashes Range of Electric Vehicles by 57%

Runner-up headline: Green Energy Nuts Stunned to Find Out Batteries Don’t Like the Cold

Any particle physicist — or a third-grader who has played with a battery — could have told you this.

AAA recently released the results of a study that looked into the driving range for EVs in areas with freezing temps. According to the study, the EV takes a major range hit in cold weather.

The study claims that in freezing temps, the typical EV sees a reduction in driving range of 57% compared to the EPA ratings for the car. The significant reduction in driving range is noted in temperatures of about 20-degrees according to the study.

That means that for an EV with a driving range of 105 miles in 75-degree temps, the car will only get 43 miles on a full charge at 20-degrees. AAA also found that hot weather decreases driving range, but not as much as cold weather.

This is a good reason why California continues to be the most popular area for EVs. I am sure there are more than a few EV owners in places where it gets hot or cold that are very unhappy with their decision to purchase an EV right now.

Just to recap: EVs perform very poorly in cold weather and they perform almost as poorly when it’s hot.

Gee, if only someone could invent, I don’t know, maybe a combustion engine that would be impervious to changes in temperature?

Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News

Doug Ross @ Journal

BUMMER FOR VOTE FRAUD DENIERS: 4 of 5 Americans Favor Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote

You can’t get four of five Americans to agree what color the sky is, so this is strong evidence that the vast majority of citizens still love and respect the franchise.

A federal judge last week upheld the right of states to require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote. Voters continue to overwhelmingly support such a requirement.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote. That’s up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe laws that require proof of citizenship before allowing voter registration discriminate against such voters. But more than twice as many (61%) say such laws do not discriminate, up three points from 58% who felt that way in March of last year. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.

I guess the one of the five who favored vote fraud was Al “Not So” Sharpton.

Hat tips: BadBlue News and Media Monarchy (image).

Doug Ross @ Journal

HILARITY: Global Cooling Deniers Trapped in Arctic Ice That They Said Didn’t Exist; Al Gore Hardest Hit

Guest post by Investor’s Business Daily

Cold Climate: In an event chock-full of bitterly cold irony, perhaps even Al Gore has noticed that multiple icebreakers couldn’t free a boat stuck in Antarctic ice that global warming was supposed to have melted.

Few of the media reports on the plight of the Russian-flagged research vessel MV Akademik Schokalskiy have noted the irony of a ship full of climate scientists getting stuck in an Antarctic ice sheet so thick that early attempts at breaking through the ice to free them were failures.

“We’re stuck in our own experiment,” the Australasian Antarctic Expedition said in a statement. “We came to Antarctica to study how one of the biggest icebergs in the world has altered the system by trapping ice. We … are now ourselves trapped by ice surrounding our ship.”

In a statement only climate-change die-hards could make, the group said, “Sea ice is disappearing due to climate change, but here ice is building up.”

A Chinese icebreaker was unable to reach the ship, and another vessel, the Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis, got within 10 nautical miles of the stranded ship but couldn’t see it through a driving blizzard and had to turn back to open water, Fox News reported.

A makeshift helicopter pad on the ice sheet was being readied for a helicopter rescue.

“A decision has been reached to evacuate 52 passengers and four crew members by helicopter from China’s Xue Long ship, should the weather allow,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement which did not note whether it was solar-powered or not.

Expedition leader Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at Australia’s University of New South Wales, dismissed the irony of their situation, claiming the ice they were trapped in was old ice likely formed from an iceberg that broke away years ago, and proves nothing.

But Titanic-like icebergs have been forming since long before the Industrial Revolution, and in our view an inconvenient truth is that ice is ice.

The 2004 science fiction movie “The Day After Tomorrow” — and the operative word here is “fiction” — opened with a portion of the West Antarctic ice sheet shearing off as a prelude to planetary doom.

But as we recently noted, while the global-warming alarmists obsess about ice sheets breaking off, Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record-large extent for a second straight year.

A review of the Icesat satellite data from 1992 to 2008 showed a net gain in ice mass in Antarctica — not a decline.

In 2013, the ice reached 19.51 million square kilometers, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center website.

That number topped the record-high level set in 2012 of 19.48 million square kilometers. The Australasian Antarctic Expedition has now found itself trapped in some of that ice as its leaders try to explain away the ice’s presence.

Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, a professor of geology at Western Washington University, points out that the East Antarctic sheet, which contains about 90% of the world’s fresh water, is not melting, but expanding.

Rather than look at the much bigger picture, the alarmists selectively focus on the West Antarctic Peninsula, which holds less than 10% of Antarctic ice. South Pole temperature data show no warming since records began in 1957.

The facts are that global temperatures have flat-lined for the last 15 years, the sun has entered a solar lull in terms of sunspot activity and both the Arctic and Antarctic are gaining record amounts of ice.

Himalayan glaciers that were supposed to disappear and islands that were supposed to sink under rising sea levels are still there.

These explorers are not only trapped in Antarctic sea ice, but in a climate myth of their own making. Al Gore, call your office.

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Doug Ross @ Journal