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I’m not so certain about the Arctic ‘death spiral’

Robert Balic writes: I recently read the Willis Eschenbach article Argo, Temperature, and OHC (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/03/02/argo-temperature-and-ohc/) which reported the trend in the global ocean temperatures as 0.022 ± 0.002 deg C /decade and Steven Casey asked “Can we believe we have that much precision to 0.002 deg C/decade? And we have not yet measured a full…

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Aussie Renewable Target: Everyone Gets an Exemption

Eric Worrall writes – The increasingly farcical Australian Renewable Target just took another body blow today, with mounting pressure on the Labor Party, from Aluminium Industry union delegates, to exempt yet another industry from green energy tariffs. According to The Australian, a major Aussie daily newspaper; “THE Australian Workers Union has called for the aluminium…

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Real Science Debates Are Not Rare

Guest Post by Dr. Robert G. Brown The following is an “elevated comment” appearing originally in the comments to “A Rare Debate on the ‘Settled Science’ of Climate Change”, a guest essay by Steve Goreham. It is RG Brown’s reply to the Steven Mosher comment partially quoted at the beginning of the essay. This essay…

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Dressing Properly for Ben Santer’s Invitation

Guest humor by Sam Kazman, CEI The Wall St. Journal’s Sept. 20 essay, “Climate Science Is Not Settled”, caused quite a stir, in part because it was authored by physicist Steven Koonin, Dept. of Energy Undersecretary of Science during the first Obama administration. Yesterday’s edition (Oct. 2) carries a letter criticizing Dr. Koonin’s essay on…

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It’s official: no global warming for 18 years 1 month

Global Temperature Update By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The RSS monthly satellite global temperature anomaly for September 2014 is in, and the Great Pause is now two months longer than it was last month. Would this year’s el Niño bite soon enough to stop the psychologically-significant 18-year threshold from being crossed? The official answer is…