The Right Stuff is Demanding Real Global Warming Science

Russ Steele

One of the world’s leading global warming alarmists is James Hansen, who heads NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  He is often aided in his alarmist quest by Gavin Schmidt, who operates the Real Climate Blog.

Now 49 of NASA former Scientist and Engineers have had enough of Hansen’s and Schmidt’s climate modeling BS and have signed a letter to Charles Bolden, NASA’s Administrator:

Dear Charlie,

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.

The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.

As former NASA employees, we feel that NASA’s advocacy of an extreme position, prior to a thorough study of the possible overwhelming impact of natural climate drivers is inappropriate. We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject. At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA’s current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself.

For additional information regarding the science behind our concern, we recommend that you contact Harrison Schmitt or Walter Cunningham, or others they can recommend to you.

Thank you for considering this request.


(Attached signatures)

More details can be found at Watt Up With That, including a list of the signatures which includes astronauts and Chris Kraft, the man who presided over NASA’s finest hour, and the engineering miracle of saving Apollo 13.

Global warming as we know is about to come to an end!  America’s space heros have declared AGW to be junk science.  It is over!

I Wonder Why Nevada City has Not Jointed this Foolishness?

Russ Steele

Let the Carbon Games begin, writes KQED’s Climate Watch as cities compete to cut carbon emissions.  

Ten California cities are competing over the next year to reduce their carbon emissions.

Individuals, local governments and businesses will all be involved in the project, called the Cool California Challenge. The Cool California website has a carbon calculator, tips on reducing your footprint and links to rebates. Plus there’s a social media element, so you can envy, goad or cooperate with your neighbors as you see fit.

The competing cities are Chula Vista, Citrus Heights, Davis, Gonzales, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, San Jose and Tracy. Participants — whether they’re individuals, companies or other types of organizations — earn points by being more carbon-conscious.

Citrus Heights, Davis, Sacramento, Santa Cruz San Jose and Tracy are the only ones with Cooperative Weather Stations. It might be fund to plot their climate history and then see of this foolishness has any significance. How every with natural cooling forecast it will be hard to tell what is real and what is carbon cooling. According to he Weather Guy on Ch-13 last night Sacramento was cooler than average in March, as were several other cities in the valley.

With all the lefty warmers in Nevada City, I was sure they would be on the list of competitors. I guess they are too buy taking the happiness survey to be worrying about the carbon games.

It was also be interesting to see if any of these cities file for bankruptcy in the competition year, this competition seems just the thing to distract the city staffs from focusing on real world issues.

It looks like Davis had has some smal warming over the last 99 years, with some cooling starting a about 2000 and declining sharply over the last ten years.

More Proof That Obama’s Long Form Birth Certificate Maybe a FAKE!

Russ Steele

Nick Case writing at  the American Thinker has more proof that the long form birth certificate is a fake, or the person preparing the document has access to three different typewriters and used all three in preparing the form.

Read Nick’s analysis HERE.  If you think Nick has made some serious mistakes in his analysis let’s hear your analysis.

I have no proof that Obama was not born in the US, only that his birth certificate is a fake. Why is it a fake? I will let you draw your own conclusions.

CA Revenue Down Again, Budget is $1.1Billion Under Water

Russ Steele

The Sac Bee Capitol Alert has the story: California revenues 4.2 percent shy in March

As state leaders hope for a surprise uptick in revenues this spring, state Controller John Chiang reported Tuesday that California lagged last month by $233.5 million, or 4.2 percent.

The state missed its target most in corporate income taxes, which were $125.8 million (8.2 percent) off the mark. Income taxes and sales taxes were each less than 2 percent behind Gov. Jerry Brown‘s revenue forecast.

For the fiscal year that ends in June, the state is now trailing Brown’s expectations by nearly $1.1 billion, or 1.9 percent.

Because April is such a important month for state budgeting, Chiang has a daily revenue tracker on his website.  By the end of the month you will know how much trouble the state is really in.  State and Federal Taxes have to be filed by the 16th of April and so far the state has only collect $923 million to the $9.132 billion that is Brown is looking for this month.  Stay Tuned.

#Greenfail: Hybrid-Car Owners Learning Life’s Lessons

Russ Steele

Many hybrid-car owners buy once — but not again, Polk study says

Details HERE.

While the choice of fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles for sale in the U.S. continues to grow, more buyers than not are deciding against the technology when they go to buy another car.

Only 35% of hybrid vehicle owners chose to purchase a hybrid again when they returned to the market in 2011, according to auto information company R.L. Polk & Co.

If you factor out the super-loyal Toyota Prius buyers, the repurchase rate drops to under 25%.

It should be noted that some California buyer double down on stupid and buy an all electric vehicle.  It is hard for some people to learn life’s lessons.

Chuck DeVore Reports from Texas

Russ Steele

Chuck DeVore, is a former California State Assembly member who moved to Texas. He reports on what he found in the National Review Online:

During my six years of service in the California state assembly, I was on the budget committee and the revenue and taxation committee. I’m a numbers guy. Numbers say everything about a government and its values. Follow the money and you can figure out whether elected officials view themselves as the center of the universe, or whether they think the government exists to protect liberty.

Simply comparing dollars to dollars is a good place to start. By this yardstick, the average state spent $9,412 of each citizen’ s money for state and local government operations in 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. California spent $11,302 per person, or 120 percent of the national average. Meanwhile, Texas spent $7,756 per capita, or 82 percent of the national average.

You can read the whole article HERE, it is filled with eye opening numbers. The bottom line:

Last month, Texas added 27,900 jobs. The official unemployment rate is 7.1 percent in Texas, compared with 8.3 percent nationally. California added 4,000 jobs and has an official unemployment rate of 10.9 percent.

California’s model of government-led prosperity, aided by the nation’s best weather, appears to be in serious jeopardy. Texas’s model of freeing jobs creators to do what they do best through low taxes, less regulation, and a better lawsuit climate is looking stronger by the month.

Californian cannot continue to tax and spend, when other states are providing a more competitive business and jobs environment. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has created a report that California leaders should be reading and paying attention, as it presents a bleak picture of state and municipal budgets for the foreseeable future.

” In fact, it is estimated that without policy changes, states and local governments would need to cut spending or raise taxes by 12.7 percent each year over the next five decades to keep their budgets in balance, in part due to high costs of Medicaid and increasing expenses for public sector health care. Despite the fact that local budget conditions have improved in the near term, overall budgets are expected to deteriorate through 2060 based on the GAO’s long-term outlook.”

More on this at California County News.  It is time to stop the spending!