Category Archives: Climate News

Climate burnout is fast approaching

Ben Webster in The Times writes: Alarmist claims about the impact of global warming are contributing to a loss of trust in climate scientists, an inquiry has found. Apocalyptic language has been used about greenhouse gas emissions as “a deliberate … Continue reading

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Study: cold-season temperature variability has significantly decreased over the mid- to high-latitude Northern Hemisphere in recent decades

This is one of the reasons severe weather has been on the decrease. Less variance means less mixing, and mixing of extreme temperature differential air masses is what contributes to volatile weather events like tornado outbreaks. Source: Here is … Continue reading

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Maunder and Dalton Sunspot Minima

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a recent interchange over at Joanne Nova’s always interesting blog, I’d said that the slow changes in the sun have little effect on temperature. Someone asked me, well, what about the cold temperatures during … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley: Climate Cure Worse Than Thought

(via the GWPF) Matt Ridley, Financial POst The IPCC produced two reports last year. One said that the cost of climate change is likely to be less than 2% of GDP by the end of this century. The other said … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law: CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens Follow Religious Fundamentalism

“Climate change” is a theory for which there is “no scientific proof at all” says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one.” Patrick Moore, a … Continue reading

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Caleb Rossiter – opening eyes to the uncertainty of global warming claims

There’s some pretty extraordinary stuff in this interview with Caleb Rossiter who was recently dismissed as an associate fellow for writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal critical of warming claims. From “The College Fix” by Dominic Lynch If … Continue reading

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Crackdown: India Curbs Greenpeace Funding

The Hindu, 19 June 2014Varghese K GeorgeIndian Home Ministry places curbs on each foreign donationFollowing an Intelligence Bureau (IB) report that alleged foreign-funded NGOs were creating obstacles to India’s economic growth, the Home Ministry has clamped down on Greenpeace, an … Continue reading

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A peer reviewed Nuccitelli smackdown

Reply to “Comment on ‘Cosmic-ray-driven reaction and greenhouse effect of halogenated molecules: Culprits for atmospheric ozone depletion and global climate change’ by Dana Nuccitelli et al.” Abstract: In the Comment by Nuccitelli et al. , they make many false and … Continue reading

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And then, they came, they came for your flight time…

From the Institute of Physics Re-routing flights could reduce climate impact, research suggests Aircraft can become more environmentally friendly by choosing flight paths that reduce the formation of their distinctive condensation trails, new research suggests. In a study published today, … Continue reading

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‘Climate Disruption’ of the past seen in mummy DNA

One of the favorite boogeyman arguments used in climate alarmism is that climate has been stable for thousands of years, and that our recent industrialized era emissions will result in climate tipping point. However, this study in the Proceeding of … Continue reading

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Tauntology in the Hinterlands

After a 239 post exchange on Facebook, an alarmist gets the last say. Mark Ruscoe, of Asheville NC writes. Anthony, Reading your latest post regarding the lengths to which “tauntology” is used by the alarmist crowd, I wanted to forward … Continue reading

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Sea Levels are Never Still

By Viv Forbes, Rosewood Qld Australia Sea levels have been rising and falling without any help from humans for as long as Earth’s oceans have existed. The fastest and most alarming sea changes to affect mankind occurred at the end … Continue reading

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Pacific Leaders Worried About ‘Climate Gravy Train’ – Criticise Aussie PM Tony Abbott’s Apostacy

Story submitted by Eric Worrall From Australia Network News: Pacific presidents speak out against Australia’s stand on climate change Leaders of small Pacific nations have spoken out against Tony Abbott’s efforts to organise a global coalition against Obama’s climate push. … Continue reading

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Poll: Californians Say Drought Is The "New Normal," But Favor Investments In Long-Term Solutions

Climate Change not among the top priorities per California voters. From the California Water Foundation: Californians believe this year’s record drought is the “new normal” and favor investments in long-term solutions over short-term fixes, according to a poll released today … Continue reading

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Stunning admission – and a new excuse for ‘the pause’ – ‘lousy data’

“The Models didn’t have the skill we thought they had…” Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian, a prominent green UK daily newspaper, reports that scientists have given up on surface temperature as a measure of global warming: Stephen Briggs … Continue reading

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Climate Change: it’s the motions of the oceans

From the University of London Scientists discover link between climate change and ocean currents over 6 million years Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of … Continue reading

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Environmental Groups Have Lost the War Against Fracking

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique to remove natural gas and oil from shale formations, has been under withering assault from environmental groups for much of the last decade. Fracking has been blamed for contamination … Continue reading

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China and CO2

Guest essay by David Archibald While in Beijing early this year US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that China and the US, the world’s largest emitters of such gases, had agreed to intensify information-sharing and policy discussions on their plans … Continue reading

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A sign of cooling? New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

From McGill University Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they … Continue reading

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UAH Global Temperature Update for May, 2014: up slightly

Will the forecasted El Niño later this year produce a new record? Spencer comments. June 10th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The Version 5.6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for May, 2014 is +0.33 deg. C, … Continue reading

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Australia and Canada decide to take a path of climate realism

Australia And Canada Form Climate Realist Alliance Ottawa Citizen, 9 June 2014 Mark Kennedy The political leaders of Canada and Australia declared on Monday they won’t take any action to battle climate change that harms their national economies and threatens … Continue reading

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Gavin Schmidt is the new James Hansen

NASA Names Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, gets honorary lunch ticket to Tom’s Restaurant. NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth … Continue reading

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Sensitivity? Schmensitivity!

Even on business as usual, there will be <1° Kelvin warming this century By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Curiouser and curiouser. As one delves into the leaden, multi-thousand-page text of the IPCC’s 2013 Fifth Assessment Report, which reads like a … Continue reading

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Warming climates intensify greenhouse gas given out by oceans

From the University of Edinburgh and the department of soda pop science, comes something we already knew. I wonder who approved the grant for this one? Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the … Continue reading

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The Krugman Effect

Roger Pielke, Jr. Fri Jun 06, 05:24:00 PM MDT writes: A delightful comment at the NY Times under Krugman’s post: Link: —————– BlueSky Phoenix, AZ 7 hours ago Almost every one of you is mistaken. Krugman made up the … Continue reading

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NOAA shows ‘the pause’ in the U.S. surface temperature record over nearly a decade

NOTE: significant updates have been made, see below. After years of waiting, NOAA has finally made a monthly dataset on the U.S. Climate Reference Network available in a user friendly way via their recent web page upgrades. This data is … Continue reading

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Free money! All you have to do is to be a ‘climate victim’

Billionaire Tom Steyer creates fund for Climate Victims Eric Worrall writes: Californian Billionaire Tom Steyer has just created a fund for victims of climate related extreme weather. The new initiative is intended to be 50% funded by Tom Steyer, and … Continue reading

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Termites, fungi, models, and climate change

From the University of Central Florida Climate change models could have a thing or two to learn from termites and fungi, according to a new study released this week. For a long time scientists have believed that temperature is the … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Life is a Gas!

Kevin Benn of Sweden writes with some poetry… Hi Anthony, [This] was an outlet for my frustration at not being able to engage local politicians or journalists in an open discussion about climate science and policy. Please use it as … Continue reading

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And then, they came for the fishermen… ‘high seas should be closed to all fishing.’

From the University of British Columbia and the department of eco-nuttery, comes this statement sure to produce blowback. I suspect it is just a matter of time before recreational fishing is targeted too. UBC’s Rashid Sumaila argues that the high … Continue reading

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EPA’s next wave of job-killing CO2 regulations

Unleashing EPA bureaucrats on American livelihoods, living standards and liberties By David Rothbard and Craig Rucker Supported by nothing but assumptions, faulty computer models and outright falsifications of what is actually happening on our planet, President Obama, his Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Study: Climate change not to blame for the disappearance of large mammals

Results show that the correlation between climate change … and the loss of megafauna is weak A new study unequivocally points to humans as the cause of the mass extinction of large animals all over the world during the course … Continue reading

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Surprise! No 97% consensus down under

Marc Hendrickx tips me to this story in the Australian: Earth scientists split on climate change statement AUSTRALIA’S peak body of earth scientists has declared itself unable to publish a position statement on climate change due to the deep divisions … Continue reading

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Analysis: skeptical ‘hedge’ wording creeping into newspaper articles

From the University of Colorado at Boulder Reporters using more ‘hedging’ words in climate change articles, CU-Boulder study finds The amount of “hedging” language—words that suggest room for doubt—used by prominent newspapers in articles about climate change has increased over … Continue reading

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The pause continues – Still no global warming for 17 years 9 months

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for May 2014 has just been published, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 [months] since September 1996 is zero (Fig. 1). The 213 months … Continue reading

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