"Using the IPCC warming rate for our demonstration, we projected the rate successively over a period analogous to that envisaged in their scenario of exponential CO2 growth—the years 1851 to 1975. The errors from the projections were more than seven times greater than the errors from the benchmark method. Relative errors were larger for longer forecast horizons."
"Ontario's pursuit of wind power has driven up electricity prices, is killing jobs and might even lead to more smog, a new Fraser Institute report says.
"Ross McKitrick, author of Environmental and Economic Consequences of Ontario's Green Energy Act (GEA), says the Ontario government's electricity plan is now 10 times more costly than installing pollution-control equipment on existing coal plants -- an option he argues would have produced similar improvements in air quality.
"His analysis of the GEA concludes the province is well on its way to having some of the highest electricity prices in North America."
Read whole piece. Click on video above to watch interview with economist Dr. Ross McKitrick.
AUSTRALIAN JOURNALIST CRITIQUES PRESENTATION BY IPCC CHAIR
"Last month I witnessed something shocking. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was giving a talk at the University of NSW. The talk was accompanied by a slide presentation, and the most important graph showed average global temperatures. For the past decade it represented temperatures climbing sharply. As this was shown on the screen, Pachauri told his large audience: "We're at a stage where warming is taking place at a much faster rate [than before]". Now, this is completely wrong."
ICSC MEDIA RELEASE - ICSC CALLS FOR OPEN DEBATE ABOUT THE CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Attention: News Editors, Political, Science and Environment Reporters
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD IGNORE GREENHOUSE GAS IMPACTS IN ENERGY POLICY FORMULATION
Pretending that climate science is settled, as authors of new open letter do, deceives the public
Ottawa, Canada, May 9, 2013: "Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver should reject the pleas of twelve climate scientists, economists and policy experts who signed an open letterurging him to make greenhouse gas impacts “a central consideration” of Canada’s hydrocarbon resources development,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the Ottawa-based International Climate Science Coalition(ICSC). “Energy plans should be restricted to addressing only the environmental concerns we know to be real, such as air, land and water pollution. The linkage between energy usage and climate is far too tenuous to be included in any serious national discussions about energy.”
“It is utter nonsense to say, as the open letter signers did, that ‘the responsibility for preventing dangerous climate change rests with today’s policymakers,’” said ICSC Science Advisory Board member, Dr. Tim Ball, former University of Winnipeg climatology professor. “We can’t even properly forecast global climate, let alone control it. The open letter’s advocacy of “avoiding 2?C of global warming” by altering our energy policy is ridiculous when cooling is more probable, and may have already started.”