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Countdown to alarm

Posted by Josh  For UK viewers, last night’s BBC 4 programme ‘Climate change by numbers’ started well (I am a big fan of Hannah Fry). But sadly it descended into the usual climate change innuendo and alarm. The first number was fine – 0.85˚C is not scary and not catastrophic. The second number, 95%, was, as…

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Swivel eyed lunacy – posted by Josh

The recent climate skeptic witch hunt, even against people like Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., who ISN’T a climate skeptic but has presented some data on severe weather losses that contradict the current meme of “severe weather caused by global warming”, prompted Josh to pen a new cartoon. He gets right to the source of the…

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Newspaper: U.N. IPCC chair Rajenda Pachauri faces sexual harassment charges – story then disappears from website

From the this sounds familiar department…comes this hot, steamy, but not climatic turn of events, along with the near immediate disappearance of the story down the memory hole. Via Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the front page of India’s The Economic Times comes word of the charges: TERI director-general RK Pachauri faces harassment charges by…

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Groundhog Day – Al Gore edition

Today, February 2nd, is groundhog day. From the “Monday Mirthiness” Department: Political cartoonist Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle sends this cartoon this way. Originally from 2009, it is just as pertinent and relevant today as it was then. He also drew one last week that spoke to the forecasting fiasco of the 2015 Blizzard…