This is a map of the Earth with a 6-meter sea level rise represented in red. A new Stanford study says that the sea level rise associated with a warming world may not be as high as predicted. CREDIT NASA

Inconvenient Stanford study: ‘Sea levels may not rise as high as assumed.’

Study suggests that global sea level is less sensitive to high atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations than previously thought. From STANFORD’S SCHOOL OF EARTH, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientists Sea level rise poses one of the biggest threats to human systems in a globally warming world, potentially causing…


A Nature editorial on the state of ‘robusted’ science reproducibility

Excerpts from Robust research: Institutions must do their part for reproducibility C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan & Ulrich Dirnagl Tie funding to verified good institutional practice, and robust science will shoot up the agenda, say C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan and Ulrich Dirnagl. Irreproducible research poses an enormous burden: it delays treatments, wastes patients’ and…

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Traveling Through Other Dimensions

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Did you know that one watt per square metre is equal to one kilogram per cubic second? I sure didn’t know that, and at first I didn’t believe it, but it’s true. (Yeah, yeah, I know it’s a second cubed and not a cubic second, but a metre cubed is…


UWA and @PsychScience look the other way on Lewandowsky’s use of minors without consent in his “Conspiracist Ideation” and “Moon Landing” paper

Psychologist Dr. Jose Duarte writes: The Lewandowsky, Gignac, and Oberauer paper in PLOS ONE has been substantially corrected. I had alerted the journal last fall that there were serious errors in the paper, including the presence of a 32,757-year-old in the data, along with a 5-year-old and six other minors. The paleoparticipant in particular had…


The Arctic Iris Effect, Dansgaard-Oeschger Events, and Climate Model Shortcomings. Lesson from Climate Past – part 1.

  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 Dansgaard Oeschger Events and the Arctic Iris Effect During the last Ice Age, Greenland’s average temperatures dramatically rose on average every 1500 years by 10°C +/- 5°C…


Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #194

The Week That Was: 2015-08-29 (August 29, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Divergence: It is summertime in the US, and temperatures are warmer. Several readers have asked TWTW for comments on the recent claims that July…

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Climate issues we need to address

We need to fix the climate of fraud, corruption, and policies that kill jobs, hope and people Guest essay by Paul Driessen Reeling stock markets across the globe hammered savings, pension funds, innovation and growth. US stocks lost over $2 trillion in market value in eight days, before rallying somewhat, while the far smaller Shanghai…

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The Hood Robin Syndrome

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out, under the imprimatur of the Energy Institute of the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California, entitled The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits.  As the title implies, it looks at who actually profited from the various “green energy” tax credits across the United…

Photography exhibition, Hubble Space Telescope: The First Ten Years/The Floating World at The Biscuit Factory, until Aug 31. 

Picture shows: Cosmonaut Yuri Usachev's picture of the Indian Ocean. 

and The Hubble Space Telescope  The First Ten Years Image Retrospective The visual documentation of mankinds celestial forays  both in person and through technological conduit  are celebrated in the joint exhibition of photographs of the Earth by Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Usachev and a retrospective of images captured by The Hubble Space Telescope over its first ten years of charting the previously unknown recesses of space at The Blue Gallery, 15 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 from December 3rd 2003 to January 31st 2004. The Floating World 
The 37 photos by Cosmonaut Yuri Usachev on exhibition at The Blue Gallery were taken on his most recent mission  as commander of a multinational crew during a 163 day mission aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 2001. The Floating World show at The Blue Gallery matches the pioneering spirit inherent in its creation by being truly unique  for never before has a Cosmonaut photographer been exhibited in the UK. Although images of space have become woven into the visual tapestry of the modern age, only 341 men and women have actually ventured beyond the Earths confines. Less than half a century has passed since John Glenn became not only the first American to enter the Earths orbit, but also the first extraterrestrial photographer, when he took a camera with him aboard the Friendship 7 craft in 1962. Ever since, the ultimate view of the cosmos has been privilege of very few. Yuri Usachev, who selected his photographs for The Floating World exhibition that best reveal the celestial view down to the world below, is a true child of the space age  being born 5 days after the launch of Sputnik in 1958. As a civilian engineer, he helped build and control spacecraft before becoming a cosmonaut in 1989. Commander Usachev has undergone 4 space flights including 3 long duration trips, 2 on the Mir space station and 1 to the International Space Station, spending a collective stretch of 550 days in space  placing him amongst the top five record holders for most time in the cosmos. According to Sigmund Jahn our planet, when seen from space, holds an "ineffable beauty and fragility." Testament to the profundity of the emotions experienced by those afforded such a unique perspective is apparent its continuing influence on all star sailors  Yuri Usachev eagerly anticipates his next return to space. Whilst most of us will never have such an experience, photographs such as Smoke Plume from Mt. Etna, Sicily (showing the smoking volcano in full geographical context) and Earths Atmospheric Limb offer an inkling as to the pervasiveness of the vision and The Floating World exhibition at The Blue Gallery invokes the sense of awe felt by all who have left our planet.
"Sometimes, some evenings, I get out my projector and slides, erect a screen and switch out the lights, and I am off again in orbit around our planet. Only now, unlike the real thing, I can take my time and leisurely meander from place to place, all the time looking, looking and looking&"  Yuri Usachev, November 2003  The Hubble Space Telescope  The First Ten Years - Londons Blue Gallery presents an exhibition of the most remarkable photographs taken by The Hubble Space Telescope  timed to celebrate 10 years of images captured by this marvel of human ingenuity, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the scientist who inspired and gave his name to the project. Images such as The Helix Nebula , The Whirpool Galaxy & Jupiter Struck By Comet  hint at the mysteries of the universe, with the depiction of celestial bodies that are almost incomprehensible to the human mind in terms of their scale and distance  offering visitors to The Blue Gallery aesthetic beauty and scientific merit in equal measure . The Hubble Space Telescope is dedicated to one of the most distinguished astronomers of the 20th century, Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) who radically transformed our existing notions of the universe. In orbit 380 miles above the Earth, it has provided astronomers with clear images of remote galaxies, fearsomely powerful black holes, the birth and death throes of stars, and new details our own solar system. It has peered deeper into space, and therefore further back in time, than was considered possible, and The Hubble Space Telescopes rich (and at times almost abstract) imagery instils a sense of awe and wonder.
The Blue Gallery, 15 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1  Open Monday to Saturday 10am  6pm
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Where Is the Top Of The Atmosphere (TOA)?

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball On WUWT, Bob Tisdale recently examined the disparity of results between IPCC models in “No Consensus: Earth’s Top of Atmosphere Energy Imbalance in CMIP5-Archived (IPCC AR5) Climate Models” and wrote that “There are astonishing differences in the modeled estimates of the past, present and future imbalances and the three components that make…

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How fast is the Earth warming?

This article presents a method for calculating the Earth’s rate of warming, using the existing global temperature series. Guest essay by Sheldon Walker It can be difficult to work out the Earth’s rate of warming. There are large variations in temperature from month to month, and different rates can be calculated depending upon the time…


Friday Funny Bonus: blinkered @greenpeace activists can’t tell the difference between steam and CO2

From the “cooling towers are evil fossil fuel icons” department and the mind of Greenpeace comes this hilariously funny (and stupid) tweet. It demonstrates the usual m.o. of Greenpeace these days, blind uneducated vandalism in the name of a cause. Mind you, this isn’t some rogue splinter faction of Greenpeace putting out this photo, it’s the…


Friday funny – Stern words

Josh writes: BishopHill has a great story on Lord Stern, infamous economist, on how he flip flops from rich nations having to forget about growth to this kind of idea being a diversionary tactic. Whatever suits, I guess. Even more amusing is that the Guardian links both stories on the very same page! Cartoons by Josh


Throwback Thursday #5 – failed global warming driven hurricane predictions 10 years after Katrina

Oh the mighty media quoting the mighty scientists…have fallen flat on their face. Here’s a collection of failed predictions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: In 2006, CBS’s Hannah Storm Claims Katrina-like Storms Will Happen ‘All Along Our Atlantic and Gulf Coastlines.’ Just five days before Hurricane Katrina’s one year anniversary, CBS news anchor Hannah…

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Ten years after Katrina: let’s learn from those predictions of more & bigger hurricanes

Guest essay by Larry Kummer. Editor, Fabius Maximus Summary — Most 10-year anniversary articles about Katrina omit one chapter of that sad story: its exploitation by climate activists. They predicted more and stronger hurricanes. Let’s grade them. Every time activists falsely cry “wolf” we become weaker, less able to prepare for real threats. Remembering is…

The study looked at Thaumarchaeota archaea, which are found throughout the world's oceans. These single-celled organisms have one membrane sac that encloses their bodies. This organism, used in the study, was collected from a tropical-water tank at the Seattle Aquarium.
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TEX-86 proxy for past ocean temperature reconstructions challenged, possible 21°C error

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Lab experiments question popular measure of ancient ocean temperatures Understanding the planet’s history is crucial if we are to predict its future. While some records are preserved in ice cores or tree rings, other records of the climate’s ancient past are buried deep in the seafloor. An increasingly popular method…


The ‘Cult’ of Climate Change (née Global Warming)

Guest essay by Ari.H. Global warming has become a religionThis is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least…


If only Lewandowsky, Cook, Nuccitelli, Hayhoe and others could learn from their OWN mistakes…

From the “It’s science Jim – but not as we know it” department. (h/t Foxgoose) Sheesh. Another shedload of 97% consensus, spun to fit Paris COP21. The hubris here is astounding, but not unexpected from these egotistical scientists activists. Learning from mistakes in climate research Rasmus E. Benestad, Dana Nuccitelli, Stephan Lewandowsky, Katharine Hayhoe, Hans Olav Hygen, Rob van Dorland, John…


Collusion exposed between Governors, White House, and Tom Steyer’s climate advocacy groups

E&E Legal Releases Report Exposing Coordination Between Governors, the Obama White House and the Tom Steyer-“Founded and Funded” Network of Advocacy Groups to Advance the “Climate” Agenda Washington, D.C. — Today, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), a 501 (c) (3) watchdog group, released an investigative report, Private Interests & Public Office: Coordination…


Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #193

The Week That Was: 2015-08-22 (August 22, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Administration’s Power Plan: Independent analysts continue to provide details of the Obama Administration’s politically named “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). These studies make clear…