Category Archives: Opinion

Michael Mann’s ‘damages’ over FOIA emails? A piddling $250

From ‘amazing tales of the vexatious’. Climate Change Dispatch writes: In a clear slap in the face, the Virginia Supreme Court awarded Michael E. Mann and the University of Virginia a piddling $250 in damages in the email FOIA case. Showing … Continue reading

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Posted in FOI, Michael E. Mann, Opinion | 84 Comments

Barking Mad – A rave, prompted by facing insane heating costs

Guest essay by Caleb Shaw It is a painful thing to confront someone whom one is accustomed to respecting, and to tell that person they are barking mad. Usually one avoids it, or dismisses the other’s strange behavior as “a … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy, Opinion | 125 Comments

Corruption Of Academic Journals For Profit and Climate Change Propaganda

Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. – Erwin Knoll The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Peer review | 75 Comments

NYT: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism While alarmists try to enshrine climate scientists as pure and unbiased, those familiar … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 66 Comments

Rasmussen Poll: 63% say the debate about global warming is not over, 60% pan BBC’s decision to exclude skeptics

From Rasmussen Reports: Voters strongly believe the debate about global warming is not over yet and reject the decision by some news organizations to ban comments from those who deny that global warming is a problem.

Posted in Opinion | 73 Comments

Holding Greenpeace accountable

Poor countries should hold Big Green groups and directors liable for deaths, ravage they cause Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Fossil fuel and insurance company executives “could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate … Continue reading

Posted in NGOs, Opinion | 144 Comments

Practicing the Dark Art of Temperature Trend Adjustment

Did Federal Climate Scientists Fudge Temperature Data to Make It Warmer? Ronald Bailey of Reason Magazine writes: The NCDC also notes that all the changes to the record have gone through peer review and have been published in reputable journals. … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Corrections, NCDC, NOAA, Opinion | 113 Comments

A comment on Hurricane Arthur by Joe Bastardi

I was corresponding quite a bit with Anthony after he let me share my post on WUWT. (See: Bastardi: ‘potential nightmare.. a tropical cyclone coming at the outer banks on the July 4 weekend’ ) Much of it was … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Opinion, Weather | 55 Comments

About that graph…

This one: The title “Battle of the Graphs” certainly lives on, even though it is approaching a decade in age, as there has been a lot of off-topic contention on this WUWT thread as well as a free-for-all bashing over … Continue reading

Posted in media, Opinion | 426 Comments

IPCC Method Of Proving The ‘Human Caused Warming’ (AGW) Hypothesis Forced Deliberate Creation of Misinformation

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Opinion | 66 Comments

A Grain Of Salt – Part One: Respect

Guest essay by Caleb Shaw One sign of healthy skepticism is that you take things with a grain of salt, but there is a problem inherent in having this attitude, namely “disrespect.” We are suppose to respect our elders and … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 99 Comments

‘Climate Reparations’ an idea that seems to be all about money

Climate Reparations—A New Demand Guest opinion by Peter Wood At the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009, leaders from more than a hundred nations gathered to consider an agenda that included a massive transfer of money from developed countries … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion | 73 Comments

John Holdren: Abuse of Office, Power, and Science for a Political Agenda

Guest opinion by Dr. Tim Ball Recently, in reply to a charge that John Holdren made false claims about climate change by Sam Kazman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) ruled he … Continue reading

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Caleb Rossiter – Missing In Action, Johnny-Come-Lately, Faux Victim, Political Tunnel Vision, or All-Of-The-Above?

Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball We must welcome any refugee from the government falsehoods on global warming and climate change. However, the reason for the epiphany is critical and there must be accountability. Caleb Rossiter lost his position as a … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 35 Comments

Fixing our dictatorial EPA

 EPA, White House and activists must no longer deceive America and rule by executive fiat Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Last year, Congress enacted 72 new laws and federal agencies promulgated 3,659 new rules, imposing $1.86 trillion in annual regulatory … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Opinion | 51 Comments

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

Posted in Climate News, Opinion, Sea level | 96 Comments

The Botox generation explanation for climate change fear

Guest essay by Charles Battig “The only thing we have to fear is change itself” Climate change is heralded as a most pressing challenge and potential danger to mankind. Many politicians have responded to an outpouring of writings by scientists … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Opinion | 32 Comments

Despite climate edicts from the White House, even liberals polled don’t think ‘climate change’ is a top priority

Brookings Institution survey: Public Concern over Climate Still Bottom of the List Guest essay by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Public opinion surveys are notoriously easy to manipulate. Depending on how you ask the survey question, you can get just … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 62 Comments

Opinion: Global Warming Claims Are Primarily And Deliberately A Product Of Bureaucratic Political Activity

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism. – Mary McCarthy Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball The Daily Mail headline says, “Canada bans government meteorologists from talking about climate change.” It implies government censorship, … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Opinion | 87 Comments

Why Climate Change Doesn’t Scare Me

Guest essay by Walter Starck Be scared, the experts tell us, be very scared. Well there is certainly cause for concern, but not about those “rising” temperatures, which refuse to confirm researchers’ computer models. A far bigger worry is the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Opinion | 108 Comments

The artist as climate model expert

Guest essay by Charles Battig, M.D. There are reams of publications devoted to the mechanics of computer modeling of global climate dynamics, and the predictive results derived therefrom. Mathematicians, experts in chaos theory, fluid dynamics professionals, climatologists, geologists, oceanographers, satellite-data … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling, Opinion | 64 Comments

To President Obama: Let’s just assume for a moment we have a climate crisis

As we start hurricane season today, we note the unprecedented 3142 day drought of major hurricane landfalls, shattering a record that goes back to the year 1900. Guest essay by Paul Driessen Despite clear evidence to the contrary, president Obama … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Modeling, Opinion, Politics | 40 Comments

Carbon dioxide won’t cause famines

In fact, more atmospheric CO2 will spur crop growth – if we let it Guest essay by Dennis T. Avery Historian Geoffrey Parker is the author of Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century. In a … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Opinion, Positive effects of CO2 | 37 Comments

Who will rid us of this totalitarian Prince?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Prince of Wales, in aiming to be the end of democracy, may yet be the end of the monarchy. Notwithstanding that Europe’s most climate-skeptical party had just come top in the recent UK elections … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Politics | 317 Comments

Pointman’s: The scorning of William Connolley

Pointman writes: I think we’ve all had that pleasant surprise when something totally unexpected just drops out of the sky and into your lap. That happened to me last weekend when a creature called William Connolley attempted to comment on a … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Wiki Wars | 146 Comments

Has David Attenborough Become A Propaganda Mouthpiece Promoting Climate Fear?

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University. David Attenborough was my favorite wildlife cinematographer and each year I fed my students numerous clips to make biology and ecology come alive. Researching the … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Opinion, Polarbeargate | Tagged , , , , | 124 Comments

My local newspaper editor lowers the boom on “climate change” as a catch-all

Thank you, David Little of the Chico Enterprise Record. Readers please note: I had nothing to do with his Sunday column opinion piece, it is as much a surprise to me as I’m sure it will be to you. ============================================================ … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Climate_change, Opinion | 83 Comments

Steve Burnett’s Hard vs. the Soft Sciences Essay; An Ongoing Debate Central To Climate

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Steve Burnett’s “Hard vs. the Soft Sciences” essay is interesting but misses the problem in studying climate and other generalist areas in an era of specialization. It also misses information about the nature of … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Science | 71 Comments

Climategate as belief system tipping point

From Quadrant Online: Doing science by consensus is not science at all, says the climatologist all the alarmists love to hate. Not that the enmity bothers Judith Curry too much — and certainly not as much as the debasement of … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, Opinion | 52 Comments

In climate science, the more things change, the more they stay the same

Scientists are still behaving badly It has been an extraordinary week. To review, we have news of the resignation of Lennart Bengtsson from The GWPF due to McCarthyism style pressure from climate science community, and according to him, particularly from … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Climategate, Opinion | 80 Comments

Manmade ‘climate disruption’ – the hype and reality

Distractions, agendas, false realities, and policies that bring much harm but few benefits Guest essay by Paul Driessen The White House has released its latest National Climate Assessment. An 829-page report and 127-page “summary” were quickly followed by press releases, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, National Climate Assessment Report, Opinion, Politics | 64 Comments

Commentary on the salesmanship of uncertain science in the National Climate Assessment report

There’s lots of hype flying around the newly released report by the Obama administration. I didn’t comment much yesterday, I decided to read the report and consider it. Having done that, I’ll throw in my two cents with this statement. … Continue reading

Posted in National Climate Assessment Report, Opinion | 92 Comments

Nigel Lawson: Cool It

Standpoint, May 2014 This essay is based on the text of a speech given to the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at the University of Bath. There is something odd about the global warming debate — or the … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 155 Comments

Full Moon on Lewandowsky

Climate Psychologist with the Right Stuff Stephan Lewandosky et al (including John Cook and Mike Marriott) published a paper called Recursive Fury, now retracted, psychoanalyzing climate skeptics’ opinions and categorizing them in psycho-babble terminology, such as: (PV) Persecution Victimization (NI) … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Opinion, Satire, Stephan Lewandowsky | Tagged , , , , | 122 Comments

The Empire of the Viscount Strikes Back!

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Professor Shaun Lovejoy, as he continues the active marketing of his latest paper purporting to prove that “the world desperately needs to drop the skepticism and change course – humanity’s future depends on it”, writes … Continue reading

Posted in 99% certainty, Opinion, Science | 296 Comments