Category Archives: Climate News

Dana Nuccitelli’s lie of omission in the Guardian

In Bjørn Lomborg’s  latest oped: Global Warming’s Upside-Down Narrative Lomborg points out the following: The IPCC says unmitigated climate change will cost 0.2-2% GDP/year in 2070. The IPCC says climate policies in 2070 will cost more than 3.4% and likely much … Continue reading

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Ridley: IPCC & OECD reports are telling us clear as a bell that we cannot ruin the climate with CO2 unless we have a population explosion

Matt Ridley: The Richer We Get, The Greener We’ll Become The world’s climate change experts are now saying that strong growth doesn’t hurt the environment, it protects it Matt Ridley, The Times In the past 50 years, world per capita … Continue reading

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Elements of the Mann-Steyn case: Climate Science, Free Speech and Legal Liability – Part 1

Lies and Legal Liability Guest essay by Roger Sowell The field of climate science, with controversial issues such as whether the planet is warming due to man’s burning of fossil fuels, or the world is blissfully ignoring additional carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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26 multi-kiloton nuclear sized explosions detected in Earth’s atmosphere since 2001

The biggest threat to humanity, far bigger than global warming/climate change, is about to get bigger, much bigger A press release from some former NASA astronauts on the current asteroid impact threat to earth, based on data on in-atmosphere detonations … Continue reading

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Open thread – with an important question

I have some important work to do today, and so I’m going to put my interaction with WUWT on hold for a bit. However, I see here an opportunity to ask a question I have been pondering for quite some … Continue reading

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Holdren Is Wrong – Cold Winters Are Not Getting More Common

By Paul Homewood As WUWT points out, John Holdren is one of many who have tried to link the cold winter in the USA this year to global warming. In his White House video in January, he had this to … Continue reading

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The Holdren ‘cherry blossom vortex’, Information Quality Act, and U.S. weather history

CEI is taking John Holdren to task over his “polar vortex” video. In a post today at globalwarming.org we have this: DC’s cherry trees hit their official peak blossom date last Thursday, April 10th.  That’s the latest in the year … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Polar Vortex, Weather | 68 Comments

Tilted planets may actually have more life favorable climate

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable Pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable, according to new modeling by NASA and university scientists affiliated with the NASA … Continue reading

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Cosmic Rays, Sunspots, and Beryllium

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In investigations of the past history of cosmic rays, the deposition rates (flux rates) of the beryllium isotope 10Be are often used as a proxy for the amount of cosmic rays. This is because 10Be … Continue reading

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More support for Svensmark’s cosmic ray modulation of Earth’s climate hypothesis

There is a new paper in Environmental Research Letters that give additional support to  Henrik Svensmark’s cosmic ray hypothesis of climate change on Earth. The idea is basically this: the suns changing magnetic field has an influence on galactic cosmic … Continue reading

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Mann dismisses Wyatt and Curry’s ‘stadium wave’ paper, claims the pause is ‘fleeting’

From Penn State: Slowdown of global warming fleeting By A’ndrea Elyse Messer UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation — … Continue reading

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‘Correcting’ Trenberth et al.

(See the note below before taking this post seriously – Anthony) Guest essay by Steven Wilde Here we see the classic energy budget analysis supporting the hypothesis that the surface of the Earth is warmer than the S-B equation would … Continue reading

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Climate Forecasting for the 21st Century

Guest essay by Dr. Norman Page 1. The AR5 Reports and Responses. Following the publication in early August of the final drafts of the AR5  WG1 and Summary for Policymakers   I posted an initial response at http://climatesense-norpag.blogspot.com/2013/10/commonsense-climate-science-and.html The opening sentences of  the post … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro glaciers just won’t die – ‘nowhere near extinction’

From the we told you so, time and time again department comes this story about Gore’s buddy, Dr. Lonnie Thompson and his Kilimanjaro glacier that just won’t die like they want it to, even though they don’t believe their own … Continue reading

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Putting Human-Caused Warming in Proper Perspective

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein Some of the net Global Warming since 1880 is undoubtedly due to human actions, but how much? [Update 10 April. My PowerPoint Show that includes the following graphic is available for download here: https://sites.google.com/site/iraclass/my-forms/2014%20Global%20Warming%20Civil%20Discourse.ppsx?attredirects=0&d=1 ] … Continue reading

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Eruptions and Ocean Heat Content

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was out trolling for science the other day at the AGW Observer site. It’s a great place, they list lots and lots of science including the good, the bad, and the ugly, like for … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Ocean Heat Content, Vulcanism | Tagged , , , , | 94 Comments

No global warming for 17 years 8 months

RSS considers the cause of a Pause now half the satellite record long By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Times are not easy for true-believers just now. The RSS satellite lower-troposphere temperature anomaly for March, just in, shows no global warming … Continue reading

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Quote of the week, McKibben calls for a ‘climate strike’ while an MSNBC poll goes horribly wrong

Weepy Bill McKibben is fed up, because he says nobody is listening to the climate sirens any more. He says in an MSNBC editorial published on Tuesday April 1st, that we need a climate labor strike. I think it isn’t … Continue reading

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‘Behind the scenes’ of the new IPCC report with Stanford scientists

Via the Stanford University press room: Stanford’s Chris Field has spent five years leading a large team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the state and fate of the world’s climate. The hours were … Continue reading

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Despite IPCC doom report, this dataset of datasets shows no warming this millennium

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley HadCRUT4, the last of the five monthly global datasets to report its February value, shows the same sharp drop in global temperature over the month as the other datasets. Our dataset-of-datasets graph averages the monthly … Continue reading

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