Category Archives: Climate News

Newly Discovered Siberian Craters Signify End Times (or Maybe Just Global Warming); Mystery of the Siberian crater deepens: Scientists left baffled after two NEW holes appear in Russia’s icy wilderness

Guest essay by Don Easterbrook A crater in northern Siberia, spotted by a passing helicopter, has received worldwide attention and continues to be a top news story. Since then, two more mysterious holes have been discovered elsewhere in the region. … Continue reading

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Australian Tropical Cyclone activity said to be at the lowest level in modern history

Jonathan Nott, James Cook University gave this presentation at the: Distinguished Lecture, 31 July, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 11th Annual Meeting 2014, Sapporo, Japan. Applying the Palaeo-tropical Cyclone Record Palaeo-tropical cyclone records have to date been predominantly used to … Continue reading

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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

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A brief history of climate panic and crisis… both warming and cooling

From But Now You Know. There is most certainly a pattern to climate change…but it’s not what you may think: For at least 114 120 years, climate “scientists” have been claiming that the climate was going to kill us…but they … Continue reading

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Climate Change ‘stock trading’

From Motif Investing (h/t to John Coleman) Climate change has become more than a hot topic. With carbon dioxide levels at all-time highs and temperatures on the rise, concerns over global warming1 are increasingly leading to government action and policy … Continue reading

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New study claims to confirm water vapor as global warming amplifier – but other data says no

Just because something is said to be an amplifier doesn’t mean it actually is doing so, plus other datasets don’t show an increase in water vapor.  See below. Also, you gotta love the big burning ball of hot they included … Continue reading

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Germany’s green tech forces 400x increase in power rates

The price of a stabilized green power grid is very steep, one could say it is like a “hockey stick” Story submitted by Eric Worrall  (h/t John Droz) Coal and gas electricity companies are being paid up to 400x times … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Coal, Energy, Green tech | 97 Comments

The DDP Conference

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I had the great pleasure of being invited to give a presentation at the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) conference this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was a very interesting and professionally run conference, and … Continue reading

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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

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Taking Keating seriously part 2: the IPCC’s human-attribution claim is prima facie unscientific

Guest post by Alec Rawls (see part 1) Ex-physics teacher Christopher Keating, who strongly believes that human activity is causing dangerous global warming, is offering $30,000 to anyone who can prove that “claims of man-made climate change” are not supported … Continue reading

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Taking Keating’s $30,000 skeptic challenge seriously, part 1

Contradictory contest criteria have been rectified via Keating “clarification” Guest post by Alec Rawls At first glance retired physics teacher Christopher Keating’s challenge appears to be an obvious bait and switch. It opens as an invitation to “global warming skeptics” who … Continue reading

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New paper finds the climate to be ‘highly nonlinear’

But, we already knew that from experience. However, a lot of models still treat climate as a mostly or near linear process, and that’s why they aren’t performing particularly well at even predicting the present. (via the Hockeyschtick) A paper … Continue reading

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Onwards, Ever Onwards

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been remiss in my duties as travel correspondent. When last heard from, the gorgeous ex-fiancee and I were rolling out of Butte, Montana in a rented car. At the end of the day, we … Continue reading

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I wonder how this dedicated weather observer feels about having his readings adjusted by NCDC?

In my travels surveying weather stations around the United States, I met many dedicated observers like this one. It is sad indeed that their painstakingly recorded data by observers like this one gets adjusted by NCDC to give results that … Continue reading

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New paper finds transient climate sensitivity to doubling of CO2 is about 1°C

A new paper published in Ecological Modelling finds climate sensitivity to doubled CO2 concentrations is significantly lower than estimates from the IPCC and climate models which “utilize uncertain historical data and make various assumptions about forcings.” The author instead uses … Continue reading

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New climate alarm mascot – white ringtail possums

Embarrassed by the stubborn refusal of polar bears to die out, or even to appear convincingly rare, climate scientists are touting a new poster child species for our collective climate guilt – the white lemuroid ringtail possum.

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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

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Another carbon tax domino falls – South Korea goes cold on ETS

South Korea announces delay the day after Australia’s carbon tax repeal Story submitted by Eric Worrall In a sign that rejection of climate alarm is gathering momentum, South Korea has thrown doubt on its carbon plans. Significantly, the announcement was … Continue reading

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Dueling “weather is not climate” press releases – see if you can spot the politically biased one

URI researcher: Weather fluctuations cause people to seek information on climate change Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 Results vary by political ideology, education levels KINGSTON, R.I. – July 16, 2014 – A University of Rhode Island researcher analyzed Internet search … Continue reading

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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

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Another missing piece of the climate model puzzle – dust

From Scripps: Global climate models fail to simulate key dust characteristics African dust plays a key role in cloud formation, hurricanes and other global climate phenomena but models can’t characterize it well. Climate models that simulate the airborne African dust … Continue reading

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UK Government Study: Greens use more electricity than skeptics

Story submitted by Eric Worrall A UK government study has concluded that people concerned about global warming, on average, use more electricity than climate skeptics. Some highlights from the study follow. On the “benefits” of switching off appliances;

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Dr. Roy Spencer’s Keynote Speech at #ICCC9

Dr. Spencer asks the question: What do we really know about Global Warming? This is from Wednesday morning July 9th. This is well worth watching, and I get a mention. Some of the graphs he presents are not only hilarious … Continue reading

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Fog May Be Icy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach That was what the sign on the highway outside of Reno said, at any rate. I kept waiting for the corresponding sign saying Ice May Be Foggy But I haven’t seen it yet. We escaped … Continue reading

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Study provides new approach to forecast hurricane intensity

From the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science UM Rosenstiel School scientists offer new information to help improve tropical storm forecasting MIAMI – New research from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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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

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Day-Three Live Stream of International Climate Conference Features Lifetime Achievement Award to S. Fred Singer

Skeptic Conference Ends with Discussions of Latest Science Challenging UN Reports, Recognition of Professional Courage and Honesty LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2014)— Today, the last day of the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change(ICCC9), will include the presentation of the … Continue reading

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Claim: wind change around Antarctica may hasten sea level rise

New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated. Changes to Antarctic winds have already been linked to southern Australia’s drying climate but now it appears they … Continue reading

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Full house at #ICCC9

UPDATE: opening remarks posted below. Earlier today I posted a photo showing this auditorium before the conference. It was empty then. Now it is a full house with over 600 attending. Live video feed will start soon:

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#ICCC9 climate conference starts tonight

This is the main room for the ICCC 9 Conference. I’m told that over 500 possibly near six hundred people or more have registered and the conference starts tonight at 5 p.m. Pacific time. Details follow.

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Quote of the Week: Details that could throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them. You must do the best you can – … Continue reading

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About that $30,000 to ‘disprove global warming’ contest

Guest essay by Steven Burnett Most of my income is derived from tutoring, with part being tied into the Google helpouts system. One of my most loyal customers for my physics and mathematics tutoring sent me a link to a … Continue reading

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Big Trees: a new look at growth factors

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Last week I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Dr. Seth Bigelow, previously of the US Forest Service and currently doing original Forest Adaptation Research at the Huyck Biological Research Station near Rensselaerville, … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Climate Reparations

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Much of the current angst at the UN regarding climate has to do with the idea of “climate reparations”. These are an imaginary debt supposedly owed by the major CO2 emitting nations to the countries … Continue reading

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Idiot news of the week suggests ‘Don’t go to a National Park because climate will ruin your holiday’

I’m subscribed to some of the daily doom sheets, to see what sort of alarm is being raised on a daily basis. The one that arrived this morning was particularly idiotic, and deserves some attention for that exceptionalism.

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