Category Archives: Climate News

For ‘Earth Hour’ tonight, turn on your lights to celebrate the elevation of the human condition from darkness

(Update: see the trend graph I found on Earth Hour popularity below.) Otherwise, we celebrate living in North Korea: The Earth Hour stunt wants people to turn off their lights from 8:30-9:30PM local time. I plan on having our lights … Continue reading

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Now even Australia’s ABC is asking questions about the new IPCC report and why Dr. Richard Tol asked his name to be removed from it

h/t to WUWT reader Pat. We are witnessing the crumbling of the consensus mindset. Stern looked like a deer in headlights. Nicholas Stern is challenged by ABC’s Tony Jones on China/coal/renewables propaganda, and comes out looking very foolish indeed. The … Continue reading

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Climate Alarm

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger In its new report on the risks from human-caused climate change, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sets climate science back rather than “advancing” it. The report, counterfactuallytitled “What We Know,” is more … Continue reading

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‘Warming Interrruptus’ – Causes for The Pause

By Dr. David Whitehouse The GWPF (video follows) Warming Interruptus What is the reason for the lack of warming observed at the surface of the Earth since about 1997? Many causes have been proposed, and with increasing frequency, but most … Continue reading

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Marginal Parasitic Loss Rates

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There is a more global restatement of Murphy’s Law which says “Nature always sides with the hidden flaw”. Parasitic losses are an example of that law at work. In any heat engine, either natural or … Continue reading

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Study: Many US weather stations show cooling, maximum temperatures flat

From the we told you so department and The Hockey Schtick: It is all about nighttime influence on minimum temperatures, mostly due to the heat sink effect of urbanization and nearby structures and paving. New paper finds “surprisingly, there are … Continue reading

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Massive Nor’easter bigger than Hurricane Sandy expected to bring winds, snow, cold blast to Northeast for late March

UPDATE: 114 mph wind gusts reported. See below. March came in like a lion, and it looks like the lion isn’t leaving, but you can’t blame the “polar vortex” this time. As a massive winter storm at sea known as … Continue reading

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Ooops! Much-touted 2006 Polar Bear survey used by ESA to list them as ‘threatened’ …now invalidated

While AP’s resident alarmist Seth Borenstein reports “The polar bear is us,” says Patricia Romero Lankao of the federally financed National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., referring to the first species to be listed as threatened by global … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-03-22 (March 22, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s claim about young people worrying about climate change as a ‘major issue’ doesn’t hold up under scrutiny

First the story from AP, then we’ll show you how her claim is just bollocks Clinton wants ‘mass movement’ on climate change By KEN THOMAS Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat … Continue reading

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Linking storms to climate change a ‘distraction’, say experts

From the University of Manchester,  some sanity on extreme weather at last, even though they are still fully engaged in GHG reduction issues. Linking storms to climate change a ‘distraction’, say experts Connecting extreme weather to climate change distracts from … Continue reading

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Climate confessions as SPAM (please send money)

People send me stuff. Today I got a true confessions style email with an emotional tear jerker, and a telling graph for which they claim credit, something we predicted would happen years ago. Never mind the tanked U.S. economy and … Continue reading

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NOAA issues spring outlook, predicts flooding in the usual places, more drought for Cali and the Southwest

NOAA predicts moderate flood potential in Midwest, elevated risk of ice jams; California and Southwest stuck with drought March 20, 2014 According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or … Continue reading

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That noise you can hear in the distance is the sound of John Cook’s, Dana Nuccitelli’s, and Joe Romm’s heads exploding

Lindzen, Christy and Curry appointed to APS climate statement review panel Simon from Australian Climate Madness reports: The American Physical Society, which previously issued a highly alarmist statement regarding climate change, is to review it, and has appointed three climate realists … Continue reading

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A ‘Back to the Future’ approach to climate that reads just like science fiction

From the University of Cincinnati, climate science conducted by one-on-one interviews with small sample sizes. No DeLoreans or “Mr. Fusion” needed. A ‘Back to the Future’ Approach to Taking Action on Climate Change Researchers take on fighting the disastrous consequences … Continue reading

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To AAAS: What we know? Earth hasn’t warmed significantly in over a decade, climate models failed to predict this

One really has to laugh at the repackaging attempt by AAAS. Meanwhile: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Releases “What We Know” and Kicks Off Initiative to Recognize Climate Change Risks March 17, 2014 – (Washington, DC) The … Continue reading

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Claim: ‘Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming’, but, not so fast

The media spin is in full wash mode over this recent paper studying a small section of Greenland. WUWT Reader “non nomen” writes in Tips and Notes: “Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming” … Continue reading

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Daily Record Temperatures & UHI – Part II

By Paul Homewood I ran a post the other day on daily record temperatures in the Southeast of the USA. Just to recap: A record daily high means that temperatures were warmer on a given day than on that same … Continue reading

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Australian National University: Forget the Climate Facts, We need Opinions

Another case of “The ends justify the means” Submitted by Eric Worrall Rod Lamberts, director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University, claims facts  won’t win the climate debate.

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On Chylek et al (2014) – The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation as a Dominant Factor of Oceanic Influence on Climate

I was advised of a recent paper that studies the impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on global surface temperatures since 1900. (Thanks, Anthony.) The paper is Chylek et al. (2014) The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation as a dominant factor of … Continue reading

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