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Ones that got away

We were referring to a Google search that may involve several attempts to find the object being sought and that may last for several minutes.

The Times clarifies their statement that a Google search produces 7 grams of carbon dioxide – after it turned out to be based on a study that made no mention of Google.

It’s inconceivable you can hold those two things in your mind at the same time: [that] you’re really going flat out for rapid decarbonisation and perfectly reconciled to expansion of aviation.

Jonathan Porritt comments on the UK government’s decision to give the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow. The verdict has caused some to speculate that the government was really just having a laugh when it comitted to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of 1990 levels last autumn.

One tell-tale symptom of anti-science syndrome is that a website or a writer focuses their climate attacks on non-scientists. If that non-scientist is Al Gore, this symptom alone may be definitive.

Joe Romm gives his take on the climate skeptic blog ‘Watts Up With That?’, which the public voted as Best Science Blog of 2008, ahead of RealClimate, run by real climate scientists.

Finally, in response to popular demand, we comment on the likelihood of a near-term global temperature record.

NASA’s annual summary of temperature trends says 2009 or 2010 will likely be the warmest recorded year, sticking by last year’s assertion that an El Niño is on the way.

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