New paper from Lindzen and Choi implies that the models are exaggerating climate sensitivity.

Dr. Richard Lindzen writes to me with news of this significant new paper saying “It has taken almost 2 years to get this out. “.  Part of that problem appears to be hostile reviewers in earlier submissions to JGR, something we’ve seen recently with other skeptical papers, such as O’Donnell’s rebuttal to Steig et al…

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David Suzuki insults, but won’t debate

As the climate scare fizzles, Canada’s celebrity environmentalist resorts to ad hominem attacks Guest post by David R. Legates David Suzuki has never met, debated or even spoken with my colleague, scientist Willie Soon. But as more people dismiss Mr. Suzuki’s scare stories about global warming cataclysms, Suzuki has resorted to personal attacks against Dr.…

The character of climate change part 2

Guest post by Erl Happ What is the utility of the globe to humanity at this particular point in the evolution of the Earths disparate climatic regimes? Has there been an improvement or deterioration in recent times. To answer these questions we must look at the pattern of temperature change by latitude. The warmer latitudes…

New paper “Climatic trends in major U.S. urban areas” quantifies the UHI effect and the impact on climate trends

There’s a new paper which quantifies the effects of the Urban Heat Island and opines on the effect of urban areas on multi-decadal surface temperature trends. It was just published yesterday in Geophysical Research Letters and is quite interesting and confirms much of what we’ve learned via the surfacestations.org project, and that is that urban…

Riots May Have Killed Britain’s Green Consensus

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at the GWPF   The riots and their fallout will eat up all the political oxygen for months, if not years to come. A party conference season that should have seen at least some debate on the grave threat posed by climate change and the huge opportunity presented by the…

Kiwis flummoxed by significant snow

Climate Poetic justice in the land of ETS. From the Sydney Morning Herald: Freak snowfall has NZ reeling WELLINGTON: New Zealand is shivering through a one-in-50-year polar blast that has brought snow to much of the country, the weather service says. A bitterly cold southerly blast has caused snow to fall in areas of New…