Category Archives: Climate Craziness of the Week

Climate Craziness of the Week: Oh noes! Moths affected by ‘hidden’ factors of climate change

From the University of Michigan  and the department of Mothra studies, comes this big let down. Even though moths are supposedly affected by climate change, “90 percent of them were either stable or increasing” while the climate where they lived … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Peer reviewed paper says it’s OK to manipulate data, exaggerate climate claims

Noble cause corruption gone wild. People tend to think of scientists as being unbiased, in climate science, apparently if you aren’t biased, you aren’t doing useful work. From CFACT: A new peer-reviewed paper published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, titled “Information Manipulation … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: how ‘climate change is messing up’ the search for the missing Malaysian airliner

While 10 different aircraft plus ships search the area near western Australia where debris was spotted by satellite, Mother Jone Magazine takes a stupid pill and puts this crazy theory on display.

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘Cold snaps result of global warming’

We’ve just been waiting for this predictable headline to emerge somewhere, and it happened to pop up in Canada’s CBC News: h/t to Ron Christie in WUWT Tips and Notes That “new study” from Rutgers? Not even new. They write:

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘warming causing lobster cannibalism’

Most idiotic climate claim ever? I’m pretty sure some people lay awake at night trying to come up with new ways to demonstrate that planet is going to hell in a handbasket. As I pointed out in Why climate change … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Guacalypse Now

UPDATE: 3/5/14 Chipotle spokesman walks back the claim, see below. Chipotle warns global warming may force it to stop serving guacamole. Yes, that’s an actual headline. Too bad they didn’t do a little research first. This story is from the … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week: climate scientist presented as a God, like Mao and Kim Il-sung?

This picture looks a lot like some murals we’ve seen in the past to deify “heros of some revolution”.  Compare the photos below.

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future

Basic premise of this paper: 1. let’s take fish out of their natural ocean environment, 2. put ‘em in a tank where they are stressed, 3. crank up the temperature, 4. see if any fish die, 5. count dead fish,  … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week: climate change> bigger waves> fish have to swim harder

From the department of obvious science and anything to do with climate change must be bad comes this study from Australian National University: Waves costly for fish Big waves are energetically costly for fish, and there are more big waves than … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the week: Guardian’s Damian Carrington ‘glass half full’ moment

This, is really quite something. We know the Guardian has lost just about all journalistic standards, but this one really takes the cake, especially from somebody who should know better. See the screen cap below.

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Climate Craziness of the Week: only the ‘cooler’ models are wrong – the rest say 4ºC of warming by 2100

From the University of New South Wales and Dr. Steven Sherwood: “Climate sceptics like to criticise climate models for getting things wrong, and we are the first to admit they are not perfect,” said Sherwood. “But what we are finding … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week: Yes, we have no bananas, thanks to climate change

[At least there will be less radiation spread around. -Anthony] Going Bananas: Another Climate Change Hustle Guest essay by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels We hear that there is looming banana crisis in Costa Rica—the world’s 2nd … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: NBC: Polar Bears Like ‘Passengers on the Titanic’ Because of Global Warming

Image: Toonpool Newsbusters reports: Teasing an upcoming story on Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams warned of “the habitat of the polar bears melting earlier and faster than ever” and promised “a jaw-dropping look at a way of life … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Plants blamed for us not roasting since 1950

From the Department of irrelevant “what ifs”, and Princeton University, comes this story about what Earth would be like if we didn’t have plants pumping the carbon cycle since the industrial revolution. They seem almost disappointed we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: A note to ‘Supermandia’ – Mother Nature doesn’t even need Kryptonite to squish you like a bug

Professor Scott Mandia, aka ‘Supermandia’, for his infamous climate scientist in tights imagery must have a head injury form being in the ring with mother nature, otherwise he wouldn’t write stuff like this:

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Climate Boiling Point

From the James Hansen said the oceans would boil and the Tabloid Climatology™ department… As a long-suffering member of the television news media, some-days, I just want to find the reporter and slap him upside the head and tell him … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Global Warming to cause ocean to lose its distinctive smell, and clouds, and maybe some other stuff

Over at Grist, where “burnt out” David Roberts just threw in the towel, the craziness continues with a new alarmist writer: Vanishing ocean smell could also mean fewer clouds By John Upton Next time you’re at the beach take a … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘A great flood will punish the disbelievers’

Some days you just have to laugh. The map, is quite something; perhaps it is the product of a bender or a psychotic episode of some sorts. Maybe its a lame attempt at satire, maybe the person actually believes what … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – taxing sunlight

No, I’m not kidding. Truly, idiocy has no bounds. In Spain, they appear to have actually done this, with fines up to 30 million Euros for non compliance. The stupid, it sunburns. Air will be next. Breath tax. From MISH’S … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Economist Tom Schelling makes NYT’s Paul Krugman look rational

Steve Milloy writes at junkscience.com about this off the rails Nobel prize winner: Nobel Economist says skeptics are deniers like Holocaust-denier Ahmadinejad University of Maryland economist Tom Schelling goes off on skeptics… er…”deniers”. Would Schelling feel better knowing that Ahmadinejad believes … Continue reading

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