Daily Archives: April 1, 2014

Lewandowsky’s Peer Reviewer Makes Things Up

Guest essay by Brandon Schollenberger As most people reading this blog know, a paper by Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive Fury, was recently retracted. This is a big deal as scientific papers are rarely retracted, and merely being wrong doesn’t cause it … Continue reading

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Posted in Stephan Lewandowsky | 128 Comments

Global Warming, er, Climate Change is omnipotent – it has now destroyed April Fools Day

Dr. Roy Spencer has found something quite stunning. Global Warming is Destroying April Fools Day He writes: For the last few days I’ve been trying to think of some crazy, almost-believable angle to illustrate the absurdity of the current global … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 87 Comments

It’s official – Chicago experienced the coldest four months ever on record

An over a century-old record falls. The average temperature for December 2013 to March 2014 period in  Chicago was only 22.0°F, 10 degrees below freezing, beating the old record set in the winter of 1903-04. It even beat the harsh … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, records, Weather | 154 Comments

Simulation in the ‘Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy’ provides new insight into best arrangement of wind turbines on large installations

From the Wind energy: On the grid, off the checkerboard WASHINGTON D.C., April 1, 2014 — As wind farms grow in importance across the globe as sources of clean, renewable energy, one key consideration in their construction is their physical … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, wind power | 104 Comments

LA Times Tony Barboza gets caught fear mongering the IPCC report, becomes first victim of facts that don’t agree with claims

This sentence… “One of the panel’s most striking new conclusions is that rising temperatures are already depressing crop yields, including those of corn and wheat. In the coming decades, farmers may not be able to grow enough food to meet … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Alarmism, IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report | 89 Comments

Claim: NSIDC, NASA Say Arctic Melt Season Lengthening, Ocean Rapidly Warming

Video follows. The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is growing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 120 Comments

More scare stories: Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth, Says Study

Heat, Not Just Rainfall, Plays into New Projections Increasing heat is expected to extend dry conditions to far more farmland and cities by the end of the century than changes in rainfall alone, says a new study. Much of the … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Drought | 137 Comments