Category Archives: Climate Craziness of the Week

Climate Craziness of the week: Chris Mooney, climate trolls, beluga whales, NRDC and all that

Here’s another one of those things I discovered when I was looking at something else, and serendipity kicked in. This comes from comment in Chris Mooney’s Twitter feed highlighted by Tom Nelson. In another laughable Cool Hand Luke “you gotta … Continue reading

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Antarctic warming courtesy of Mr. Fix-it

Just a little something he threw together Guest Post by David Middleton First the breath-taking headlines… Scientists Report Faster Warming in Antarctica, New York Times (WUWT commentary) West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate, BBC West Antarctica warming much … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Mark Hertsgaard embarrasses himself with ‘The End of Pasta’

Global warming kills spaghetti crop Sigh, “The End of Pasta?” reads more like “The end of journalism” Some days, there appears such blatant stupidity in the MSM, you wonder if there isn’t some sort of award than can be handed … Continue reading

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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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Climate Craziness of the Week – Bad weather shuts down climatology vigil

Whatever happened to hurricane parties? From Boston.com, another episode of: Sandy disrupts climate vigil in Boston A storm many environmentalists see as linked to climate change has forced the end of a climate vigil in Boston.

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Environmentalist ignores international moratoriums, dumps in the ocean

From the Toronto Star, an example of holier than thou environmentalism in the name of carbon sequestration. Environmental controversy erupts on Canada’s Pacific coast Raveena Aulakh Environment reporter The Pacific Ocean, just off Canada’s west coast, has a new suspect … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Bizarre Appellation

Tom Nelson reports on some disturbed thinking – From an epic rant by warmist David Appell: “Are Anthony Watts and Marc Morano and Tom Nelson and Steve Goddard smart enough to be guilty of climate crimes? I think so”

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Climate Craziness of the Week – global warming causing helium shortage

Oh, the stupid, it burns. Helium shortage threatens time-honored Nebraska tradition | Dr. Saturday – Yahoo! Sports http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/helium-shortage-threatens-time-honored-nebraska-tradition-152527242–ncaaf.html Face palm! Unfortunately, there’s this nagging little detail about the noble gas, Helium, one of the most stable and chemically inert elements … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness AND Quote of the Week – Bill McKibben suggests we can ‘change physics’

I’ve never done a double feature before where our Climate Craziness of the Week and Quote of the Week are one and the same. 350.org’s Bill McKibben gets this unique honor. From the what universe does Bill McKibben live in … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – I get mail

Clouded thinking There seems to be a disturbance in the farce. Peter J. Simmons uses the WUWT Submit Story link (making it fair game to publish) to send this fine example of climate delusion in action, complete with “you people” … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: UK Government adviser Bill McGuire says global warming is causing earthquakes and landslides !!!!

Wow, just wow. “He said:

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Climate Craziness of the Week – ‘blazing the trail’

Some people are just beyond help. At Canadian embassy, global warming protester nears starvation By IAN DUNCAN — Tribune Washington Bureau On a patch of pavement outside the Canadian Embassy, Jay McGinley is trying to starve himself to death. After … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – bonus “eye of the beholder” edition

This is almost too stupid to comment on, but I’ll do my best. First the headline and story excerpt: GLOBAL WARMING Warming of the Earth’s climate system and related increasing concentrations of greenhouse gasses are causing some eye disorders, writes … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week – global warming blamed for increase In Major League home runs

“…thinner air” cited by sports broadcaster From DeadSpin’s Timothy Burke: Tim McCarver Blames Global Warming For The Increase In Major League Home Runs We’d normally save this sort of thing for McCarve’d Up (which will be back next week after … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Forbes Steve Zwick loses it

Wow, it doesn’t get much uglier than this. In my opinion, this is hate speech. Steve Zwick writes in his Forbes column: We know who the active denialists are – not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘$300 gets you a hockey stick signed by Mike Mann’

You just have to laugh. Scott Mandia aka “SuperMandia” (seen at left) outdoes himself with a new level of craziness. And here we thought Mike Mann really didn’t like hockey stick icons: “I always thought it was somewhat misplaced to … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week: Eugenics is making a comeback with climate optimized human engineering

Bizarre stuff from The Atlantic, though it seems even Bill McKibben is panning him and when you can’t sell Bill McKibben on crazy, well, you’ve entered a whole new plane of crazy. Me? I welcome our new smaller climate optmized … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week – the last one, really!

The Telegraph goes full stupid with this headline. The craziness is that this photo essay has to be done every year, a point apparently lost on both the Telegraph and the photographer.

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Climate Craziness of the Week – let the kids freeze, all I want for Christmas is a zero carbon footprint

This guy (Headmaster Rob Benzie)  has become Scrooge in England, except he doesn’t provide even one lump of coal, because, well that would mess up his “carbon footprint”. This is just too bizarre not to pass on, thanks to The Daily … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – occupy Durban

You know it had to happen. What better place could there be for the great unwashed to protest? Gotta love the dead green tree growing out of the Earth. Here’s their message: ============================================================== #OccupyCop17: Climate Justice General Assembly Governments of … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: sea life “must swim faster to survive climate change”

From the National Science Foundation, more nuttiness from the reef alarmist Ove Hugh-Goldberg’s sea-buddy John Bruno, who I encountered in Brisbane last year. I wonder how sea life manages to outrun El Niño and La Niña ENSO events without being … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Supermandia

Mike Mann thinks this is cool. In case you don’t know, SUNY’s Professor Scott Mandia is the guy running Mike Mann’s legal defense fund. My only question is, why does he need hip wader boots?

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Climate Craziness of the Week – have we had our fill yet?

From Reuters:  The sky will soon be full, view it while you can.

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Anthropogenic Girthic Warming

I would not have believed the claim if I hadn’t read it here: So the idea is that everybody should lose ten kilos the result of which would be a drop in greenhouse emissions that would be the equivalent of … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: This looks like a job for “green helmet guy”

Climate weirding at the UN: Here’s the whole weird story. I suppose neither the UN nor the Guardian remembers the “green helmet guy” fiasco from 2006, or they wouldn’t be using the term. Here’s a refresher:

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Mike Smith on “This Week’s Stupidest Global Warming Story”

By Mike Smith of Meteorological Musings This story from London’s Daily Mail is so bad, the reporter won’t even put his or her name on it. In the story, we learn the Joplin tornado was caused by global warming.  We learn … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Grist perpetuates the tornado to climate change linkage myth

And of course they throw in all ‘extreme weather’ for good measure. But as they like to say, let’s ‘explode the myth’. From the Grist website, an intro to what they say is a ‘must see’ video, following McKibbens ‘must … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week: “ethics requires” linking tornadoes to climate change

Since this essay by Penn State’s Associate Professor Donald A. Brown is placed on a publicly funded university web server,  I’m repeating this in entirety here for discussion. Be sure to see what I found at the end. Why Ethics … Continue reading

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Climate Change Craziness of the Week: a fish story from llama land

This is just….just…ah heck I can’t even begin to describe it. The stupid, it burns. Here’s the odoriferous essence of this publicity stunt story:

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Climate Craziness of the week – Claim: nuclear tests stopped global warming in the mid 20th century

People send me stuff. Never mind the other aerosol sources, it was the Fat Man and Little Boy. From the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics April 2011, these claims: Atmospheric nuclear explosions induced the stagnation in global warming in … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: IPCC’s Pachauri claims 17cm of sea level rise made the Tsunami worse, but let’s check

From this article in The Hindu: (h/t to WUWT reader Adam Gallon) “In the 20th century, sea-level rise was recorded at an average of 17 centimetres. If the sea-level was significantly lower, clearly the same tsunami would have had a … Continue reading

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The Sunday Silly – Josh on why the climate change “war” is like the war in Iraq

This gets the honor of “Climate Craziness of the Week”. Oh, that’s gonna leave a mark…

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Zero Carbon Living FAIL

Zero Carbon living…didn’t quite work out. Didn’t they do some calculations on this first? Sheesh.

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Climate craziness of the week: 8°F by 2100, sea level rise to hit US coastal cities hard

From the hot and well above sea level University of Arizona, home of the world famous parking lot climate station, comes this zany press release: Rising seas will affect major US coastal cities by 2100 Rising sea levels could threaten … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Eat bugs, not meat, to “save the planet”

From Mongabay: Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered that insects produce significantly less greenhouse gas per kilogram of meat than cattle or pigs. Their study, published in the online journal PLoS, suggests that a move towards insect farming could result … Continue reading

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