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Did AGW slow Sea Level Rise?

Guest essay by Rud Istvan The abstract of a new Science paper by JPL’s Reager based on GRACE claims that AGW caused more landfall precipitation from 2002 to 2014, that ~3200 gigatons (cubic kilometers) was retained as groundwater, and that this slowed annual sea level rise by ~0.71mm/year. The paper is paywalled, but the phys.org…

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Aussie Coal Exports Surge to New High

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Exports of Australian coal from ports in the state of Queensland have surged to a new record. According to the Gladstone Observer. THE latest coal export data has shown Gladstone Port exported 5.8 million tonnes of coal in January – 400,000 tonnes more than in January 2015 and more than…

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How the progressive left intends to use the courts to harass those who don’t agree with them on the climate

Combatting Climate Change in the Courts by David W. Schnare General Counsel Energy & Environment Legal Institute On February 10th, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (“ACS”) hosted a panel discussion on legal approaches and activities associated with “combatting” climate change through legal action. Topics covered were RICO prosecutions, climate torts and the…

Weather systems that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are forming less often, resulting in a drier climate across the region. This map depicts the portion of overall changes in precipitation across the United States that can be attributed to these changes in weather system frequency. The gray dots represent areas where the results are statistically significant. Map courtesy of Andreas Prein, NCAR.
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@NCAR claims: U.S. Southwest sliding into a drier climate, and it’s all your fault

Weather patterns that bring moisture are becoming less frequent From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH and the “there’s no natural variation component anymore” department comes this blame game claim that seems to ignore history, like the fact that tree rings show decade and century long droughts in the past: BOULDER…

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The Profiteers of climate doom

Ten killer questions that expose how wrong and ideologically driven they are by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon and David R. Legates A century or so from now, based on current trends, today’s concentration of carbon dioxide in the air will have doubled. How much warming will that cause? The official prediction, 1.5-4.5 degrees…

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An Inconvenient truth: Electric-car battery materials could harm key soil bacteria

From the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The growing popularity of battery-powered cars could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not entirely Earth friendly. Problems can creep in when these batteries are disposed of. Scientists, in a new study in ACS’ journal Chemistry of Materials, are reporting that compounds increasingly used in lithium-ion batteries are…

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El Nino collapse appears to be underway

Change in sea surface temperature anomalies in the last month; courtesy NOAA This naturally occurring oceanic cycle that produces warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean began in earnest early in 2015 and strengthened throughout the year to comparable intensity levels of the strong El Nino episodes of 1982-1983…

Tanner Creek Power Station in Lawrenceburg, IN - closed in 2015 by new EPA regulations. Photo by A. Watts

Supreme Court puts Obama’s “climate saving” power plant regulations on hold

From the skeptics and common sense win one department… A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday abruptly halted President Obama’s controversial new power plant regulations, dealing a blow to the administration’s sweeping plan to address global warming. In a 5-4 decision, the court halted enforcement of the plan until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising…

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Reduce CO2, or More Homeless Kittens

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the New South Wales Cat Protection Society, climate induced warmer weather is causing cats to have more unwanted kittens. Longer breeding seasons, more kittens: are cats reacting to climate change? When Kristina Vesk started working at the Cat Protection Society of NSW in 2006, she rarely saw kittens…

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A TSI-Driven (solar) Climate Model

Guest essay by Jeff Patterson Temperature versus CO2 Greenhouse gas theory predicts a linear relationship between the logarithm of CO2 atmospheric concentration and the resultant temperature anomaly. Figure 1 is a scattergram comparing the Hadcrut4 temperature record to historical CO2 concentrations. UPDATE: Thanks to an alert commenter, this graph has now been updated with post…

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Marcott discovers that “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future” while saying “it’s worse than we thought”

The title quote is from the late, great, Yogi Berra, with my sincerest apologies. From the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON and the “doom is the only outcome” department comes this “stunning” paper that you can’t read yet. (well, you can now). Long-term picture offers little solace on climate change MADISON, Wis. — Climate change projections that…

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Friday funnies – a cartoon week

Josh writes: it’s been a fun week. First, there was a survey of 17 countries showing the British rank 15th in their concern over climate change. H/t GWPF   Then we had George Monbiot of the UK Guardian wrongly citing the IMF on an equally wrong definition of subsidies.   Finally, we had the post Paris realisation that since climate science is settled…

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More settled science consensus: the formation of coal in the Caboniferous looks to be “grounded in abiotic processes”

Researcher cites a tendency in science to ignore, rather than go after, theories believed to be false. Two Stanford geologists are disputing the decade-old explanation of the large amount of coal accumulated during the Carboniferous Period. Associate Professor Kevin Boyce and Postdoctorate Research Fellow Matthew Nelsen collaborated with scientists across the country to release a…

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President Obama Proposes $10 per Barrel Carbon Tax

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama has proposed a $10 per barrel carbon tax to fund renewable energy, and to “encourage” people to stop using oil. From the Whitehouse Statement; For too long, bipartisan support for innovative and expansive transportation investment has not been accompanied by a long-term plan for paying for it. We…

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Warmest January in satellite record leads off 2016

From the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and courtesy of the current El Niño here’s something climate advocates will probably like, even though they wrongly say the satellite record is no good. Notes on data released Feb. 4, 2016: As widely anticipated, global temperatures in January set a record for the month, eclipsing January 1998 as…

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Initialization practices disqualify UN IPCC global circulation models from use for most climate change forecast purposes

Guest essay by Michael G. Wallace Hydroclimatologist, Albuquerque, NM The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change UN IPCC features and endorses decadal global climate forecasting products. Those in turn feed into numerous downscaled regional climate forecasts. In published representations of forecast skills to date, all within this collective appear to include the poorly disclosed…

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A clock tune in honor of a true man of true science

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The generous businessman who sponsored the successful case against Al Gore’s sci-fi comedy horror movie An Inconvenient Truth in the London High Court in 2007 contacted me recently to say we should take steps to honor the memory of the late Bob Carter, whose testimony alongside that of Dick Lindzen…