The Guardian: Climategate was ‘a game changer’

Despite regular attempts by head in the sand AGW cheerleaders to make it go away, Climategate continues to affect the path of climate science. This endorsement of the Climategate effect comes from a most unlikely source, The Guardian’s Fred Pearce, who also writes for The New Scientist. Most telling about all of the investigations so…

Al Gore dupes 9000 people in Hawaii, insults the rest

The story below is from from Honolulu Civil Beat, who covered a political rally on April 15th by Gore to 9000 people in Honolulu’s Stan Sheriff Center. It is a 12,500 seat sports auditorium where his voice was amplified by, his slideshow enabled with, and his persona illuminated by and made comfortable with air-conditioning, all…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-08-10 (August 10, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: If you put feedback into a computer model, you can prove anything. John Brignell, Number Watch ################################################### Number of the Week: 207 ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice…

Stoat – unhinged

William Connolley, aka the wiki warrior of climate, runs a blog called “Stoat” under the National Geographic brand. In his latest episode rant, he is complaining about his personal perception of Dr. Judith Curry’s professionalism regarding her ocean acidification discussion. Is is just me, or does professionalism and f-bombs not go together? Sheesh. Here is…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup – The Right Climate Stuff

The Week That Was: 2013-04-20 (April 20, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.—Werner Karl Heisenberg [H/t TRCS Research Team] ################################################### Number of the Week: 18 to 1 ###################################################…

Modeling future CO2 sequestration

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection According to the analysis, carbon dioxide removal could be used under certain requirements to alleviate the most costly components of mitigation, but it would not replace the bulk of actual emissions reductions. “Carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. T.S. Eliot – The Hollow Men, 1925 ################################################### Number of…

Global Warming: Science or Politics?

Here is a good example of a warmist really wanting to push social control and using global warming as the excuse. Story submitted by John Kehr The Inconvenient Skeptic I will gladly discuss the science of global warming with anyone. Interestingly enough there is a strong desire to avoid discussing the science from many warmists…

Scripps paper: Ocean acidification fears overhyped

Reposted from Jo Nova, who did such a good job I decided there wasn’t any way I could improve on it, except to add the map at right. This needed the wide attention WUWT brings. Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally There goes another scare campaign. Until recently we had very…

A note about boundaries

See UPDATE below. Thanks Tamino This is a personal note. I’m not accepting comments. Today my life and my office was disrupted by the unannounced and uninvited presence of a person who seems to be convinced that I’m in the employ of “big oil” (I’m not) and that my opinions and the opinions of others…

New ground truth: soil microbe negative feedback

This could be a game changer. From the University of California, Irvine press release, a finding that suggests soil microbes have a negative feedback with temperature increase. This has broad implications for the amount of CO2 emitted estimated in climate models. It had been assumed that as temperature increased, microbes and fungii would increase their…