The great big map of FUD

Jo Nova has taken on the ridiculous “Map of Organized Climate Change Denial” promoted by Andy Revkin at the NYT with a map of her own and writes: Two professors of sociology think they can explain why “Climate Deniers” are winning.  But Riley E. Dunlap and Aaron M. McCright start from the wrong assumption and…

High level clouds and surface temperature

Guest post by Erl Happ The orbit of the Earth’s around the sun is slightly eccentric. The closest point is called the perihelion. On January 4th the Earth is just 147,098,291 km away from the sun. Aphelion occurs July 4th when the Earth is 152,098,233 km away from the sun, a difference of +3.3%. Naturally…

Notes on the Brune talk on Mann-Climategate in Boulder

WUWT reader W. Earl Allen attended this talk and provided notes of his observations. First the talk summary: The seminar is a Chemical Science Division seminar entitled “Climategate, Michael Mann, and Penn State’s investigation”: ********************************************************************* Please note: this special seminar will precede the usual CSD seminar. There will be a 15 minute break in between…

The Only Choice Is Where It Gets Burned

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The noted anti-development expert James Hansen and some other AGW supporters are out in force trying to block the proposed expansion of the existing Keystone Pipeline called the “Keystone XL”. They claim that it would be carrying “dirty oil” from the Canadian Oil Sands … and what makes oil “dirty”…