Category Archives: Opinion

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

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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

Believers in global warming unchanged since 2001, 1 in 4 Americans don’t buy it at all

One in Four in U.S. Are Solidly Skeptical of Global Warming Nearly 40% are “Concerned Believers” in global warming, others are mixed by Lydia Saad, Gallup PRINCETON, NJ — Over the past decade, Americans have clustered into three broad groups … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 61 Comments

Ditto, Tom – ‘here are some things I believe’

Tom Nelson writes in a Response to Don Cheadle, some things I thought worth repeating here, because it succinctly sums up the position of many climate skeptics. =========================================================== (This post was written to respond to Don’s Twitter question here) Don, … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 114 Comments

Mann the delayer

If you ever needed an example of just how one-sided Michael Mann is, here’s an example of how this delicate scientific flower can’t handle discovery. Mark Steyn writes: Breaking as-it-happens news about a trial that isn’t happening any day soon, … Continue reading

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion | 67 Comments

‘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

Posted in Bad science, Climate News, Fun_stuff, Opinion | 417 Comments

An intriguing mystery – and a very speculative theory

Guest essay by Eric Worrall John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor, once tried to reframe the climate debate in terms of his prediction of  “global climate disruption”. Holdren stated at the time, that the term “global warming” is “a dangerous … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Global cooling, Global warming, Opinion | 173 Comments

What is to be done?

 Guest essay by David Archibald In President Obama’s war on coal, and thus the US economy, what would be the cheapest way to start the counter-attack? The most effective allocation of funds would be to achieve what Nebraska set out … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 80 Comments

My complaint letter regarding the Lewandowsky affair

UPDATE: 4/5/14 I’ve posted some additional correspondence to make what transpired clearer, see below – Anthony Given the recent retraction of Lewandowsky’s #2 paper “Recursive Fury” and the clear line in the sand drawn by the Journal to Lewandowsky and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Lewgate, Opinion, Stephan Lewandowsky | 98 Comments

HATE WEEK on the Climate Certainty Channel™

Apparently, being uncertain about climate certainty is a crime worth jail time What a week this has been. In preparation for the release of the IPCC Working Group II report, hate speech against climate skeptics seems to have ramped up … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Opinion, Satire | 209 Comments

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

Posted in Alarmism, Climate News, Opinion | 47 Comments

Voting is open closed: ‘Climate Duplicitist of the Year’ award

Readers surely recall: Nominations are open for the first annual ‘Climate Duplicitist of the Year’ award.

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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

Posted in Climate News, Opinion, Politics | 88 Comments

Occam’s Razor and Climate Change

The simplest explanation is usually the correct explanation Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Keven Trenberth once campaigned for the scientific world to accept the alarmist view of climate change as the “null hypothesis”, the baseline theory against which all … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Opinion | 200 Comments

Quote of the Week – get your war crimes trial tickets now!

Sometimes you just have to laugh. One of my blog spawn (a not so anonymous academic at a “respected institution of higher learning”) decided to have a go at our post: Despicable climate ugliness courtesy of Lawrence Torcello – assistant … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Opinion, Quote of the Week, Satire | 248 Comments

The one-sided Conversation

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley At The Conversation, a taxpayer-funded propaganda website based in Australia, Dr Rod Lamberts has suggested that in the climate debate those pushing the Party Line should disregard the mere facts and should advance their invaluable … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 120 Comments

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.

Posted in Climate News, Opinion | 144 Comments

New Gallup poll shows climate change near the bottom of things worth worrying about

While some people speculate there was a climate bloviage link to the recent loss of a congressional seat in Florida, we have the name calling all nighter clownfest in the Senate last Monday. Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page: … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion, Politics | 63 Comments

Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate decisions to stand?

If it does, the impacts on our lives, livelihoods, liberties and living standards will be enormous Guest opinion by Paul Driessen The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Opinion, Politics | 128 Comments

An Open Letter to CNN’s Carol Costello on ‘Why are we still debating climate change?’

The answer to your question is in your article. Guest opinion by David Hoffer Carol, in your recent CNN opinion piece, the headline was “Why are we still debating climate change?”. The very first statement in the article that followed … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, media, Opinion | 228 Comments

The Merchants of Smear

The sanctioned punishment of climate skeptics becomes more than just a few aberrant ideas, and is following some historical parallels First, I loathe having to write essays like this, but I think it is necessary given the hostile social climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Opinion | 410 Comments

Michael Mann’s legal case caught in a quote fabrication fib

UPDATE: it seems the language was lifted from a “Skeptical Science” web page, see below. Steve McIntyre had a busy day yesterday. While yesterday there was an incorrect story called “Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse“ … Continue reading

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion | 131 Comments

Delingpole’s new landing pad, the inside scoop

Last week a number of people were in shock about the news that James Delingpole had his last column at the Telegraph. It was all rather abrupt. As to why, I have the inside scoop. I asked James directly, and … Continue reading

Posted in media, Opinion | 256 Comments


Guest essay by Donald C. Morton Herzberg Program in Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada ABSTRACT The Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released in September 2013 continues the pattern of previous ones raising alarm about … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Science | 316 Comments

Kaku’s kookoo science

Marc Morano writes: CBS This Morning featured a futurist who promotes paranormal phenomena like ‘telepathy, telekinesis and mind reading’ as climate expert during its February 13 broadcast. CBS only identified physicist Michio Kaku as a New York City College professor, … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, Opinion | 123 Comments

Solar Energy Storage – A Gift from Gaia

Guest essay by Viv Forbes There is a massive problem with photo-voltaic solar power. Modern cities and industries require power 24/7 but solar panels can only deliver significant energy from 9am to 3pm on a clear day – a maximum … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Opinion | 142 Comments

Steyn on the ‘anti-science’ labeling of Dr. Judith Curry by Dr. Michael Mann

Some people say you shouldn’t poke a bear with a stick, for obvious reasons. I’ll say one thing for Mr. Steyn, he never gives up poking the ‘MannBearPig’, even when being sued. Steyn writes on his web page today:

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion, Satire | 137 Comments

Monckton: Challenge to Prince Charles

Lord Monckton invites ‘Chazza’ to spar over ‘unroyal’ global-warming remark His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Clarence House, London. Candlemas, 2014 Your Royal Highness’ recent remarks describing those who have scientific and economic reason to question the Establishment opinion … Continue reading

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Fighting the Wrong Battle: Public Persuaded About CO2 As Pollutant – Not As Cause of Warming

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Skeptics are winning the battle to reject CO2 as the only cause of warming, but losing the war to the misrepresentation of CO2 as a pollutant. Some people generally know there is something wrong … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Opinion, Politics | 113 Comments

Michael Mann the ‘reluctant public figure’ and ‘typewriter expert’

One of the hurdles Michael Mann has to overcome in his lawsuit against NRO/Steyn is the tenet that public figures are expected to have a higher level of tolerance when it comes to ridicule, satire, and defamation. For that reason, … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Opinion, Politics, Satire | Tagged , , , , , | 125 Comments

Response to the SOTU address: Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare

OPINION By Craig D. Idso, Ph.D. In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate and “harming … Continue reading

Posted in Cap-and-trade, Carbon dioxide, Opinion, Politics | 72 Comments