Author Archives: Guest Blogger

Irish Famines, Politics, and Climate History

Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball History is the devil’s scripture. Lord Byron The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle. Eric Hoffer History is past politics; … Continue reading

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Posted in Opinion, Paleoclimatology | 69 Comments

A new low: Joe Romm of Climate Progress exploits the death of Robin Williams for climate propaganda

Story by Eric Worrall In their quest for ever more bizarre reasons why we should care about climate scare stories, alarmists have truly scraped the bottom of the barrel – their latest effort is to suggest we should care, because … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness | 72 Comments

All Rain Is Acid Rain

Opinion; Dr. Tim Ball The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. Mike Russell Lack of Data Is The Fundamental Problem My first involvement with the Acid Rain scare … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 89 Comments

A Climate of Despair – Climategate had more effects than we realized at first

Psychological Problems faced by disappointed alarmists Story submitted by Eric Worrall The Sydney Morning Herald has published an article describing the psychological problems alarmists are experiencing, in the wake of their Copenhagen 2009 disappointment. Ask most alarmists and they will … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Climategate | 141 Comments

Southampton University: We need an air travel regulator with “Teeth”

Air travel will destroy the world Story submitted by Eric Worrall Southampton University in England has published a hilarious study, which calls for the implementation of a global strongman authority with “teeth” to stop us from travelling by air. According … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate News | 93 Comments

WAPO – ‘Has the era of the climate change refugee begun?’

Story submitted by Barry Brill The Washington Post’s recent story that New Zealand might admit climate refugees from Tuvalu has no basis in fact. “Tuvalu has become the epicenter of a landmark refugee ruling that could mark the beginning of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Sea level | 46 Comments

Don’t mention the Nuclear Option to Greens

Greens want every possible intervention except one which “solves” their useful crisis Guest essay by Eric Worrall ‘Drill Bit Dana’ has been at it again, trying to claim that we don’t “accept the science”, because we are ideologically opposed to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Energy, nuclear power | 284 Comments

Claim: Global Warming will cause a deadly Jellyfish Invasion

It is claimed that climate change will cause deadly Irukandji and Box Jellyfish to invade Sydney Harbour – data shows otherwise Story submitted by Eric Worrall The Daily Telegraph warns that deadly Box Jellyfish and Irukandji jellyfish will invade the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate News | 59 Comments

Any more extreme weather, and we’re back to the LIA

Story submitted by Eric Worrall “…snowfall was much heavier than recorded before or since, and the snow lay on the ground for many months longer than it does today. Many springs and summers were cold and wet, but with great … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather | 68 Comments

Surprising facts about climate change in Portugal: Why the climate catastrophe is not happening

By Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt As Portugal came out of its second unusually wet winter in a row, some people already fear these could be the first signs of global climate change. Can the seemingly endless rainy period … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 80 Comments

Climate Change Not so Global

UQ study – Global change takes thousands of years Story submitted by Eric Worrall A University of Queensland study into New Zealand glaciers has discovered a huge disparity between Southern and Northern Hemisphere climates, during the natural warming which occurred … Continue reading

Posted in Glaciers, Paleoclimatology | 72 Comments

Capture the Sun & Power America With Solar – Is There a Business Case?

Guest essay by Philip Dowd Whenever the subject of renewable energy comes up, the conversation usually turns to solar. You hear statements like: “The world receives more energy from the sun in one hour than the global economy uses in … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, solar power | 269 Comments

Temperature analysis of 5 datasets shows the ‘Great Pause’ has endured for 13 years, 4 months

Time to sweep away the flawed, failed IPCC By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley HadCRUT4, always the tardiest of the five global-temperature datasets, has at last coughed up its monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly value for June. So here is … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate News, Hiatus in Global Warming | 189 Comments

Who’s really waging the ‘war on science’?

When it comes to attacking climate scientists, the alarmist Left has the market cornered Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Global warming alarmists constantly claim they are being “harassed” by climate chaos skeptics. The Climate Armageddon-istas proclaim they are victims, and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate cash, FOI | 67 Comments

Should you trust NOAA claims about May and June records?

Guest essay by Joseph D’Aleo, CCM Last month was the hottest June since record keeping began in 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday. It marked the third month in a row that global temperature reached … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, NCDC, NOAA, records, Weather | 194 Comments

Rate Of Climate Change and Rate of Adaptation Deliberately Distorted

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. – Giuseppe di Lamedusa Moving the Goalposts Again. Climate changes significantly all … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Politics | 81 Comments

Solar Cycle Driven Ocean Temperature Variations

What Slow Fourier Transforms can tell us. Guest essay by Stan Robertson, Ph.D., P.E. On May 3, 2014, an article on WUWT by Willis Eschenbach entitled, The Slow Fourier Transform (SFT) was posted. As he noted, the amplitude of the … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation, Solar, statistics | 210 Comments

Climate Science; Winning The Science Battle, But Losing the Policy War

Essay by Dr. Tim Ball (Elaboration of my Heartland Climate Conference Presentation) We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge. Rutherford Rogers So-called climate skeptics, practicing proper science by disproving the hypothesis that human CO2 is causing global warming, achieved … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 68 Comments

The Tyranny of Tautology

A response to A conversation with Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. Guest essay by Scott Bennett Willis Eschenbach described the Kaya Identity as being “trivially true”, his opinion is uncontested by Dr Pielke Jr., whose only retort in its defence was, … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide | 209 Comments

Mann’s Hockey Stick Goes Zombie

Nuclear war simulation forgets the Medieval Climate Optimum Story submitted by P. Wayne Townsend Yesterday’s Daily Mail carried an article about a simulation of the climate consequences of nuclear war.  The paper Multidecadal global cooling and unprecedented ozone loss following … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Michael E. Mann | 146 Comments

Deep Oceans Are Cooling Amidst A Sea of Modeling Uncertainty: New Research on Ocean Heat Content

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 Two of the world’s premiere ocean scientists from Harvard and MIT have addressed … Continue reading

Posted in Hiatus in Global Warming, Ocean Heat Content, Oceans | 108 Comments

A courtesy note ahead of publication for Risbey et al. 2014

People send me stuff. In this case I have received an embargoed paper and press release from Nature from another member of the news media who wanted me to look at it. The new paper is scheduled to be published … Continue reading

Posted in Peer review, Stephan Lewandowsky | 336 Comments

Australia: No longer a carbon tax nation

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Gore Effect has struck again. Al Baby recently visited Canberra accompanied by his usual blizzard to try to convince the tiny band of eccentrics that held the balance of power in the Senate to … Continue reading

Posted in carbon tax, Climate News | 228 Comments

NASA GISS runs ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ as an outlier again

NASA GISS Version 3 vs. Version 2, using HadCRUT.4 Version differences as a baseline Guest essay by David Dohbro Recently the climate blogosphere has uncovered the effects of adjusting past and present United States’ land-temperature data as measured by the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, NASA GISS | 53 Comments

The Law of Unintended Carbon Tax Consequences

Coal generator admits its profits will fall without a carbon tax Guest essay by Phillip Hutchings Within minutes of the Australian parliament voting to scrap our carbon tax today, one of our major coal-fired electricity generators issued a profit warning … Continue reading

Posted in carbon tax | 75 Comments

RIP Australia’s Carbon Tax

UPDATE: at ~ 11:14AM local time in Australia, it was repealed! From ABC: Legislation to scrap the carbon tax has passed the Federal Parliament in a major win for the Abbott Government. After a lengthy debate, the Senate voted to … Continue reading

Posted in carbon tax | 105 Comments

Climate Consensus? Nonsense!

by E. Calvin Beisner July 16, 2014–So, someone privately messaged us saying her friend had posted this article, and she (who messaged us) wondered how we’d respond. Okay, we give up. We’ll never persuade people like’s Phil Plait. Not … Continue reading

Posted in 97% consensus | 84 Comments

Macro, Meso, and Micro Climates: The Importance of Trees in Urban Climates

Guest essay by Dr Tim Ball I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree, -Joyce Kilmer Is dishwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet life. – G. K. Chesterton. … Continue reading

Posted in UHI | 36 Comments

Latest NOAA mean sea level trend data through 2013 confirms lack of sea level rise acceleration

UN IPCC AR5 WGI claims of increasing rates of sea level rise from 1971 to 2010 are unsupported Guest essay by Larry Hamlin NOAA has released new and updated mean sea level trend data for it’s Global Network Stations tide … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | 68 Comments

What an Engineer Finds Extraordinary about Climate

Guest essay by Ronald D Voisin For quite some time we have known that atmospheric CO2 lags Earthly temperature in both directions. This fact has been repeatedly and internationally validated at both ends of the Earth. It is, frankly and … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide | 250 Comments

Barking Mad – A rave, prompted by facing insane heating costs

Guest essay by Caleb Shaw It is a painful thing to confront someone whom one is accustomed to respecting, and to tell that person they are barking mad. Usually one avoids it, or dismisses the other’s strange behavior as “a … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy, Opinion | 125 Comments

Corruption Of Academic Journals For Profit and Climate Change Propaganda

Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. – Erwin Knoll The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Peer review | 75 Comments

North Carolina Outlaws Alarmist Planning Advice -Restricts SLR planning input to maximum timeframe of 30 years

Story submitted by Eric Worrall North Carolina has just outlawed the use of long term sea level predictions, when making planning decisions for sea front developments in the Outer Banks. The new rules restrict planning applications to the use of … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Sea level | 46 Comments

The climate consensus is not 97% – it’s 100%

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Shock news from the Heartland Institute’s Ninth International Climate Change Conference: among the 600 delegates, the consensus that Man contributes to global warming was not 97%. It was 100%.

Posted in 97% consensus, Consensus | 380 Comments

Climate Change Hysteria and the Madness of Crowds

Guest essay by Charles Battig Shakespeare’s Hamlet pondered the eternal conundrum of competing choices. His “Aye, there’s the rub” nicely summarizes the conflicts inherent in the present socio/political/scientific arena of climate discussions. Years of relentless doomsday prognostications by a variety … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 76 Comments