Monthly Archives: June 2014

Swedish farmers reject the 97% climate change consensus

From ScienceNordic: Researchers the world over almost unanimously agree that our climate is changing … But many farmers – at least Swedish ones – have experienced mild winters and shifting weather before and are hesitant about trusting the scientists. The … Continue reading

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Posted in 97% consensus | 86 Comments

Bastardi: ‘potential nightmare.. a tropical cyclone coming at the outer banks on the July 4 weekend’

UPDATE: Latest GFDL model output suggests Bastardi could be right, see below. UPDATE2: New information from Bastardi here shows 4th of July nightmare is shaping up to be true. The Case for Rapid Development Feedback of a Potential Tropical Storm: … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, hurricanes, Weather | 98 Comments

Claim: ‘heat more than natural disasters will drive people away’

From Princeton University With climate change, heat more than natural disasters will drive people away Although scenes of people fleeing from dramatic displays of Mother Nature’s power dominate the news, gradual increases in an area’s overall temperature — and to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 92 Comments

That ocean currents switch flipping thing again

From the National Science Foundation: Press Release 14-081 Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages Climate scientists have long tried to explain why ice-age cycles became longer and more intense some 900,000 years ago, switching … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans, Paleoclimatology | 53 Comments

Quote of the week – dirty rotten scoundrels edition

Over the weekend Dr. Roger Pielke Junior let it be known on his Twitter feed that he’s had it up to his “keester” with certain climate activists, especially the ones that are harassing a former associate of his, simply because … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Quote of the Week | 111 Comments

IPCC Method Of Proving The ‘Human Caused Warming’ (AGW) Hypothesis Forced Deliberate Creation of Misinformation

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Opinion | 66 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-06-28 (June 28, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “I mean, I’m not a scientist either, but I’ve got this guy, John Holdren, he’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News Roundup | 6 Comments

NOAA’s temperature control knob for the past, the present, and maybe the future – July 1936 now hottest month again

Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Corrections, Climate data, Government idiocy, NOAA | 189 Comments

Antarctica sets new record for sea ice area

by Harold Ambler The sea ice surrounding Antarctica, which, as I reported in my book, has been steadily increasing throughout the period of satellite measurement that began in 1979, has hit a new all-time record high for areal coverage. The … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Sea ice | 260 Comments

Canada pulls the plug on the U.S. Keystone Pipeline – will send oil to Asia

Approves Asia Supply Route, Ignores US Route H/T Eric Worrall and Breitbart – Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him. Breitbart reports Canada has just approved … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, petroleum | 233 Comments

Problems With The Scalpel Method

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In an insightful post at WUWT by Bob Dedekind, he talked about a problem with temperature adjustments. He pointed out that the stations are maintained, by doing things like periodically cutting back the trees that … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Corrections, Temperature | Tagged , , | 181 Comments

The scientific method is at work on the USHCN temperature data set

Temperature is such a simple finite thing. It is amazing how complex people can make it. – commenter and friend of WUWT, ossqss at Judith Curry’s blog Sometimes, you can believe you are entirely right while simultaneously believing that you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 324 Comments

Mann overboard! ‘robust debate’ edition

There is a grweat editorial in the Columbus Dispatch by Jay Amrose about the abuse of the legal system by Michael E. Mann and his legal actions to try to stifle debate. More on that below, but first, the history … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 54 Comments

A Cool Question, Answered?

Guest essay by David Archibald A couple of years ago the question was asked “When will it start cooling?” Of course solar denialists misconstrued this innocent enquiry. There is no doubt – we all know that lower solar irradiance will … Continue reading

Posted in Global cooling, Solar | 711 Comments

A trifecta of uncertainty: study finds global precipitation is increasing, decreasing, & not changing

This story from the Hockey Schtick is a verification of an analysis on WUWT from Bob Tisdale: No Consensus among Three Global Precipitation Datasets According to a paper published today in Atmospheric Science Letters, global precipitation has either decreased, increased, or … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Rainfall, Uncertainty | 47 Comments

Mapping the hottest day of the year in the USA

From NOAA/NCDC, something interesting: a new map showing when to expect hottest days of the year and where. The long thin line on the west coast is interesting because that is where the bulk of the population of each state … Continue reading

Posted in Temperature | 39 Comments

The Science Was Settled Enough? – from the book – Culture and Climate Change:Narratives

Guest Post by Barry Woods I was invited several months ago, to contribute to a collection of essays and narratives about what sort of story is climate change. The book – Culture and Climate Change: Narratives – edited by Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczuk and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Climate News | Tagged , , , , | 67 Comments

Hillary endorses Obama climate plan, gets on the “slam skeptics” bandwagon

Steve Milloy writes: Hillary Clinton endorsed the Obama climate plan and slammed coal industry in speech at the BIO conference this week. Clinton also hit the media for giving air time to skeptics.

Posted in Politics | 104 Comments

Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

From Royal Holloway, University of London New research published today (Friday 27th June 2014) in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology, Salinity | 68 Comments

A Grain Of Salt – Part One: Respect

Guest essay by Caleb Shaw One sign of healthy skepticism is that you take things with a grain of salt, but there is a problem inherent in having this attitude, namely “disrespect.” We are suppose to respect our elders and … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 99 Comments

The Greatest Climate Myths of All – Part 2.

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism In part one, I wrote “In the simplest of terms, every study that … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Myths | 110 Comments

On ‘denying’ Hockey Sticks, USHCN data, and all that – part 2

In part one of this essay which you can see here, I got quite a lot of feedback on both sides of the climate debate. Some people thought that I was spot on with criticisms while others thought I had … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Corrections, Climate data, GHCN, USCRN, Weather_stations | 274 Comments

‘Climate Reparations’ an idea that seems to be all about money

Climate Reparations—A New Demand Guest opinion by Peter Wood At the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009, leaders from more than a hundred nations gathered to consider an agenda that included a massive transfer of money from developed countries … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion | 73 Comments

Greens Go by Air – Greenpeace edition by Josh

Josh has a nice travel sticker for suitcases to offset this stupidity. From the National Post: One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 400 kilometres each way to work by plane, the environmental group has admitted.  … One volunteer described … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, NGOs, Satire | 41 Comments

Al Gore gets fooled at a press conference down under calling for end of the carbon tax

How A Coal Baron Fooled Al Gore And The Greens Andrew Bolt Herald Sun, 26 June 2014 What the hell was Al Gore doing at Palmer’s press conference? Why did the great global warming guru help to sanctify a press … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, carbon tax | 74 Comments

Claim: An increase of 3.5°C will result in crippling the EU

From the European Commission Joint Research Centre New study quantifies the effects of climate change in Europe If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 99 Comments

New battery technology will be great – if it is viable

We’ve seen so many press releases for a new battery technology that seems almost to good to be true over the years. A lot of them were and never made it past the press release. Here’s to hoping this one … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Green tech, Technology | 155 Comments

Study: the Greenland ice sheet collapsed 400,000 years ago

From Oregon State University Study links Greenland ice sheet collapse, sea level rise 400,000 years ago CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability … Continue reading

Posted in Greenland ice sheet, Paleoclimatology | 69 Comments

On ‘denying’ Hockey Sticks, USHCN data, and all that – part 1

Part 2 is now online here. One of the things I am often accused of is “denying” the Mann hockey stick. And, by extension, the Romm Hockey stick that Mann seems to embrace with equal fervor. While I don’t “deny” … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Corrections, Climate data | 174 Comments

Climate Warning to be Removed from Aussie Driving Handbook

While Al Gore brings his trademark ‘Gore Effect’ to Canberra, it seems some of the most ridiculous climate edicts of the KRudd/Gillard administrations are being purged. Eric Worrall writes: A bizarre warning to Australian learner drivers, in the official State … Continue reading

Posted in Government idiocy | 45 Comments

The ‘Gore Effect’ Strikes Downunder

Craig Kelly, MP writes: With Al Gore visiting Canberra today, it’s little surprise that the ‘Al Gore Effect’ has struck again. The ‘Al Gore Effect’ is defined by the Urban Dictionary as; “the phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore | 90 Comments

Another excuse for ‘the pause’ – it’s ‘not so unusual’

New Lovejoy paper says the ‘pause’ is ‘not so unusual’ & ‘no more than natural variability’ Shaun Lovejoy has published a new paper which cites his prior claim of 99.9% confidence that one of the two temperature graphs below is … Continue reading

Posted in Hiatus in Global Warming | 77 Comments

Prominent Global Warming Skeptic Honored with Frederick Seitz Memorial Award

(PRweb) Dr. Sherwood B. Idso – the world’s leading authority on the effects of carbon dioxide on plants – will receive special recognition at an international conference on global warming taking place July 7–9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Posted in Climate News | 23 Comments

Study: irrigation causes ‘significant cooling of global average surface temperatures over land’

From the HockeySchtick: A paper published last week in Climate Dynamics finds man-made agricultural irrigation “causes significant cooling of global average surface air temperatures over land and dampens regional warming trends” by increasing cloud cover and precipitation. According to the … Continue reading

Posted in feedbacks | 49 Comments

John Holdren: Abuse of Office, Power, and Science for a Political Agenda

Guest opinion by Dr. Tim Ball Recently, in reply to a charge that John Holdren made false claims about climate change by Sam Kazman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) ruled he … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 44 Comments