Trees do 8 times better in the New York City Urban Heat Island

From the The Earth Institute at Columbia University Do urban ‘heat islands’ hint at trees of future? Common oaks get a boost in New York’s Central Park City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far better than its country cousins, due to chronically elevated city heat levels, says a new…

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EPA’s E-15 ethanol plan rammed though – won’t work in many cars

The folly of E15 anti-hydrocarbon policies EPA’s E-15 ethanol plan is bad for our pocketbooks, environment and energy policy Guest post by Paul Driessen The Obama Administration’s anti-hydrocarbon ideology and “renewable” energy mythology continues to subsidize crony capitalists and the politicians they help keep in office – on the backs of American taxpayers, ratepayers and…

More Ocean-sized Errors in Levitus et al.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Previously, we discussed the errors in Levitus et al here in An Ocean of Overconfidence Unfortunately, the supplemental information for the new Levitus et al. paper has not been published. Fortunately, WUWT regular P. Solar has located a version of the preprint containing their error estimate, located here. This is how…

Josh on McIntyre’s rebuttal of Mann’s book

As I reported in McIntyre’s rebuttal of Michael Mann’s pants-on-fire book,  Steve McIntyre came out of hiatus yesterday to pen his rebuttal to Mike Mann’s book, seen below. The points Steve made were well, inspiring, to Josh. For example: Instead of “forgetting”, as any prudent person would have done, Mann brazenly repeated his earlier lie to…

Tisdale on Polar Amplification

Polar Amplification: Observations versus IPCC Climate Models Guest post by Bob Tisdale We’ve illustrated and discussed polar amplification in a few posts in the past. See here and here. Wikipedia has a short blurb about it: Polar amplification is the greater temperature increases in the Arctic compared to the earth as a whole as a result…

Global Warming: Science or Politics?

Here is a good example of a warmist really wanting to push social control and using global warming as the excuse. Story submitted by John Kehr The Inconvenient Skeptic I will gladly discuss the science of global warming with anyone. Interestingly enough there is a strong desire to avoid discussing the science from many warmists…