Quote of the Week – blaming Nature for poor model performance

There’s not much I can say about this quote from the Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach as it stands on its own quite well. The context of this quote is article on the bust of a forecast that was to be “snowquester”. You can cut the disappointment in the air with a steak knife. Achenbach muses:…

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Another solar manufacturer gives up

It seems to be a trend now, last October it was Siemens who gave up on solar, now it is British Petroleum, who has been in the solar business nearly 40 years, and has made the last closure announcements, finalizing what they announced in 2011. In the news today: (Reuters) – British oil major BP…

Warmist Bob Ward argues that former IPCC lead author Richard Lindzen isn’t qualified to talk about climate science

Bishop Hill reports: …there was a debate at the Fisher House / Von Hugel Institute seminar “Global Warming & Equitable Development: the Ethical and Political Priorities”  last night, and MIT’s Dr. Richard Lindzen was invited. Chaired by Rowan Williams, with a panel of: Lord Deben, Prof Sir Brian Hoskins, Prof Richard Lindzen, Prof Peter Wadhams (Prof…

California to quantify UHI statewide

From the if we can quantify it we’ll figure out a way to tax it department comes this short press release (h/t Kakatoa) The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is joining with Cal/EPA and several other State agencies on a new research project about the Urban Heat Island Effect. A major goal of this…