Daily Archives: June 4, 2014

Novel idea: Cleaning the Air with Roof Tiles

Recently WUWT carried a story about “solar roads” which had a ridiculous premise with a big batch of “feel good” Eco-egineering that is technically and economically implausible. This idea for catalytic reduction of smog looks far more plausible and less … Continue reading

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Posted in Air pollution | 59 Comments

BUSTED: Tol takes on Cook’s ‘97% consensus’ claim with a re-analysis, showing the claim is ‘unfounded’

A new paper by Dr. Richard Tol published today in ScienceDirect, journal of Energy Policy, shows that the Cook et al. paper claiming that there is a 97% consensus among scientists is not just impossible to reproduce (since Cook is … Continue reading

Posted in 97% consensus, Bad science | 174 Comments

The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 10 – June 2014 Update – Still Waiting for the Feedbacks

This post provides an update on the progress of the early evolution of the 2014/15 El Niño with data through the end of May 2014. The post is similar in layout to the May update. The post includes 5 gif … Continue reading

Posted in El Nino Basics, ENSO, feedbacks | 65 Comments

Study: Climate change not to blame for the disappearance of large mammals

Results show that the correlation between climate change … and the loss of megafauna is weak A new study unequivocally points to humans as the cause of the mass extinction of large animals all over the world during the course … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 164 Comments

Surprise! No 97% consensus down under

Marc Hendrickx tips me to this story in the Australian: Earth scientists split on climate change statement AUSTRALIA’S peak body of earth scientists has declared itself unable to publish a position statement on climate change due to the deep divisions … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 45 Comments

Analysis: skeptical ‘hedge’ wording creeping into newspaper articles

From the University of Colorado at Boulder Reporters using more ‘hedging’ words in climate change articles, CU-Boulder study finds The amount of “hedging” language—words that suggest room for doubt—used by prominent newspapers in articles about climate change has increased over … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Communications, Climate News | 53 Comments

The pause continues – Still no global warming for 17 years 9 months

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for May 2014 has just been published, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 [months] since September 1996 is zero (Fig. 1). The 213 months … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate News | 131 Comments

China Denies U-Turn On CO2 Emissions

“It’s not the case that the Chinese government has made any decision. I’m not a government official and I don’t represent the government.” — Professor Jiankun He, director of the Low Carbon Economy Lab of Tsinghua Universtiy and deputy director of … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide | 19 Comments

Solar Roadways – Biggest Indiegogo Scam Ever?

Dr. Roy Spencer and I have been watching this project with amusement combined with incredulity. Somehow, this mom and pop operation have raised over $1.9 million on Indiegogo from gullible people who don’t have the skillset or decide to ignore basic … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Craziness of the Week, Green tech, Ridiculae | 241 Comments

Now, another previously unknown part of the carbon cycle is known: deep sea fish

From the University of Southampton Deep sea fish remove 1 million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK and Irish waters Deep sea fishes remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon sequestration, Oceans | 37 Comments

Claim: Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval, Study Suggests

Rate May Be Ten Times Faster, According to New Data From Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved, some organisms … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean acidification, Paleoclimatology | 223 Comments