Author Archives: David Middleton

About David Middleton

I have been a geoscientist in the evil oil and gas industry for almost 30 years. My favorite hobby is debunking the junk science of the radical environmentalists...Particularly the junk science of anthropogenic global warming.

The Atlantic Magazine’s ’5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried’… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA and then launches into a graphical cornucopia of nonsense. The … Continue reading

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Posted in Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, Climate Craziness of the Week, Climate FAIL, Climate_change, Current News, Disaster, Drought, Environment, extreme weather, Fun_stuff, Greenland ice sheet, Humor, media, Paleoclimatology, Tabloid Climatology, Wildfires | Tagged , , , , , , | 88 Comments

Frankenstorm-itis: Five degrees of Separation from Reality and Eleventy Gazillion Joules Under the Sea

Guest post by David Middleton This is a sort of sequel to my most recent guest post.   Any and all sarcasm is purely intentional. I ran across this really bizarre blog post from “The Energy Collective” on Real Clear Energy… … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, extreme weather, Humor, hurricanes, Little Ice Age, Oceans, Paleoclimatology, Ridiculae, Satire, Sea Surface Temperature | 80 Comments

Hurricane Sandy’s ‘Unprecedented’ Storm Surge

Guest post by David Middleton Funny thing… Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented storm surge was likely surpassed in the New England hurricanes of 1635 and 1638. From 1635 through 1954, New England was hit by at least five hurricanes producing greater than … Continue reading

Posted in flooding, hurricanes, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , | 114 Comments

NASA discovers “an Amazon (phytoplankton) rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert” – Must be caused by AGW!

Guest post by David Middleton NASA Discovers Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life… “Part of NASA’s mission is pioneering scientific discovery, and this is like finding the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert,” said Paula Bontempi, NASA’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Arctic, Climate_change, Sea ice | 71 Comments

“North American energy independence by 2020″

Guest post by David Middleton GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently released an outline of his plan to achieve “North American energy independence” by 2020. While the white paper (1) is short on specific details, it does contain quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy, petroleum, Politics | 139 Comments

A Different Take on the “Hottest Month on Record.”

Guest post by David Middleton “NCDC Releases July 2012 U.S. Monthly Climate Report: July 2012 Marked the Hottest Month on Record for the Contiguous United States.” The headline was, of course accompanied by nonsense like this… Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro … Continue reading

Posted in NCDC, NOAA, records, Temperature | 49 Comments

2012: The Year Greenland Melted (AKA Alarmists Gone Wild)

Guest Post by David Middleton “Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt… Right On Time” I guess Professor Tedesco missed this… “Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Albedo, Arctic, Glaciers, Greenland ice sheet, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , | 133 Comments

The “Toxic Twenty”: Keeping America’s Lights On

Guest Post by David Middleton The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is out with their latest “Toxic Twenty” list… The NRDC’s report is standard green claptrap. Kentucky led the Toxic Twenty, “emitting nearly 40.6 million pounds of harmful chemicals” in … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Coal, Energy, Environment, NGOs, Satire | Tagged , , , , | 59 Comments

More “Fracking” Nonsense About Earthquakes

Are the science journalists ignorant of science? Or are they intentionally misleading the public? Earthquakes triggered by fluids injected deep underground, such as during the controversial practice of fracking, may be more common than previously thought, a new study suggests.

Posted in Alarmism, Earth, Earthquakes, Energy, Fracking, natural gas | 101 Comments

In other news…”Ten Reasons Why Fracking is (not) Doomed”

Guest Post by David Middleton I ran across a really funny story on Real Clear Energy last Friday… Once you get past all of the nonsense about fracking polluting groundwater and global warming hysteria, the article really gets “interesting.”

Posted in Energy, Fracking, natural gas, solar power, wind power | Tagged , , , , , , , | 128 Comments

How Green Was My Bankruptcy? “Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands” Edition

The agency has already approved 17 large-scale solar energy projects on public lands that are expected to produce nearly 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1.8 million homes. The department estimated the resource potential of the newly identified … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, natural gas, Politics, solar power | Tagged , , , | 98 Comments

How Green Was My Bankruptcy?

Guest Post by David Middleton My apologies to the memories of the late Richard Llewellyn and late John Ford; but I just had to borrow their title for this post. This paragraph from a 2010 Telegraph article really says it … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Politics, solar power | Tagged , , , , , , , | 268 Comments

More Glacial Junk Science Journalism

[Note: this post (and a few others) was lost in WordPress, and I had no notification of its existence. While a bit dated, it is still valid - note to guest authors with WUWT WordPress privileges - when you submit … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Current News, Disaster, Glaciers, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 81 Comments

Dusting for Fingerprints in the Holocene

Guest Post by David Middleton Fingerprints are admissible evidence in criminal trials because of their uniqueness. The probability of two human beings having identical fingerprints is very low. Measurements of δ13C depletion have often been cited as anthropogenic “fingerprints,” proving … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 247 Comments

“The end for small glaciers” or anthropogenic circular reasoning?

Guest Post by David Middleton Breathtaking news from Nature… Published online 9 January 2011 | Nature News The end for small glaciers IPCC estimates of sea level rise corroborated, but large ice sheets might endure. Richard A. Lovett New Zealand’s … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Glaciers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 89 Comments

Why William D. Nordhaus Is Wrong About Global Warming Skeptics Being Wrong…

Guest post by David Middleton William D. Nordhaus is an economics professor at Yale University. He recently published this essay in the New York Review of Books… Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong March 22, 2012 William D. Nordhaus … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, Global warming, James Hansen, Michael E. Mann, Obvious science, Paleoclimatology, The Skeptic's Case | Tagged , , , , , , , | 115 Comments

The Simon-Erlich Wager at Seven Billion People

Guest post by David Middleton Back in 1980, the great libertarian economist, Julian Simon, and the prepetually wrong Malthusian biologist, Paul Erlich, entered into a little wager regarding population growth and resource scarcity. They decided on using the inflation-adjusted prices … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Curious things, Economy-health, Energy, Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , | 157 Comments

President Obama’s Very Dishonest Campaign Ad Regarding Energy

Guest post by David Middleton 19 January 2012 Obama clean energy ad airing in Va. A new ad from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign that touts his energy and ethics record began airing in Virginia this week even as Republican … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 162 Comments