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IPCC’s Report on Climate Change: Myths & Realities

A World Meteorological Organization insider’s view of the IPCC report. Guest essay by Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy Formerly Chief Technical Advisor – WMO/UN [A note to readers: English is not Dr. Reddy’s primary language. I have made some edits to … Continue reading

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US Carbon Dioxide Emissions – down by source

I’ve often said my email is like a fire hose. Here’s an example of something that got lost in the stream and I didn’t find it until last night while looking for another email. Zeke Hausfather writes (In August 2012): … Continue reading

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Hump Day Hilarity – DECC The Halls

Josh writes of this development in the UK: Ed Davey’s performance yesterday at the Energy and Climate Change Committee, posted here, was a mix of horror and farce. DECC seem to live in a make believe world where increases in costs cost less … Continue reading

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WG1 co-chair Thomas Stocker abandons IPCC principles

Thomas Stocker, the co-chair of IPCC WG1, has been discussed previously on this blog. On 26th November he gave a talk at Imperial College on the messages from the AR5 WG1 report. The headline of the write-up is “Act now … Continue reading

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From 90% to 95% confidence level: How IPCC claims can be at the same time consistent and absurd.

We have been expecting too much from the IPCC about its confidence level increase: the explanation may actually be simple… and surprising. Guest essay by Stephane Rogeau Image: From IPCC FAQs Many people are wondering what actually made the IPCC … Continue reading

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The 97% consensus myth – busted by a real survey

We’ve all been subjected to the incessant “97% of scientists agree …global warming…blah blah” meme, which is nothing more than another statistical fabrication by John Cook and his collection of “anything for the cause” zealots. As has been previously pointed … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hotsheet for Tuesday Sept 24th, 2013

IPCC on the hotseat… IPCC Chairman Denies Global Warming Slowdown Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s climate panel, dismissed suggestions of a slowdown in global warming. “There’s definitely an increase in our belief that climate change is taking place … Continue reading

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An impartial look at global warming…

Guest essay by M.S.Hodgart (Visiting Reader Surrey Space Centre University of Surrey) The figure presented here is a new graph of the story of global warming – and cooling. The graph makes no predictions and should be used only to … Continue reading

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Media Alchemy: turning steam into smoke

I’ve covered this issue before, in fact some of my work is used in this new video which illustrates how alarmism in the media is aided by selective photography and Photoshop trickery. It gores hand in hand with this recent … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘A great flood will punish the disbelievers’

Some days you just have to laugh. The map, is quite something; perhaps it is the product of a bender or a psychotic episode of some sorts. Maybe its a lame attempt at satire, maybe the person actually believes what … Continue reading

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Call for essays: The 2013 Matt Ridley Prize

The Matt Ridley prize for exposing environmental pseudoscience was inspired by Matt’s discovery that a Ridley family trust was making money from a wind farm company. All too often, hysterical groupthink, based on bad science, creates a climate in which politicians intone … Continue reading

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Live feed for Obama’s ‘Climate Speech’ today at 1:55PM EDT

Due to other obligations, I won’t be able to watch, (see the live feed link below) but I hope that WUWT readers will watch (if you can stomach it) and make notes in comments below to see where it deviates … Continue reading

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Prescient: ‘Fallen Angels’ – a 1991 satire of climate alarmism

As a new Ice Age imperils the world, a lunatic fringe of the environmental movement has taken control of the U.S. government. Guest essay by Eric Worrall When outsiders like myself think of California, we normally think of the most … Continue reading

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Global Savings: Billion-Dollar Weather Events Averted by Global Warming

republished with permission from Master Resource by Chip Knappenberger “For every billion-dollar weather disaster identified as being ‘consistent with’ human-caused global warming, there are probably several other potential billion-dollar weather disasters that human-caused global warming averted.” Last week, the government’s … Continue reading

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‘Lewd’ behavior: The pathologising of climate scepticism

ESSAY: The shoddy science of sceptic-bashing LOG12 paper by Lewandowsky attempts to turn rational criticism into a psychological illness. “As the influence of environmental thinking has increased its hold over the political establishment, the failure to win the public support … Continue reading

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Hump day hilarity: Big Kahuna Warmy

From the overhyped and virtually overheated UK Met Office meeting yesterday where they tried to explain “The Pause” Telegraph blogger Sean Thomas was there and was able to get first hand reports on what was said. Bishop Hill says: “I … Continue reading

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A data review to supplement the UK Met Office ‘Disappointing Weather Meeting’

A graphical review of 14.5 years disappointing UK weather Guest essay by Neil Catto A meeting today (18th March 2013) took place at the UK Met Office HQ in Exeter. See the report here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/meeting-unusual-seasons It was arranged to include … Continue reading

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New paper by Ross McKitrick – ‘temperature data strongly affected by local population growth’

Ross McKitrick writes: I give a demonstration of why the Parker and BEST analyses don’t disprove the evidence of contamination of temperature data, and outline what it would likely take to settle the issue properly. Cheers, Ross ENCOMPASSING TESTS OF … Continue reading

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It appears that by UN sponsored vote, the world just doesn’t care much about climate change

Hilary Ostrov writes about another Internet poll gone horribly wrong: ============================================================== Back in March of this year, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced an “innovative initiative” in which participants from around the world are invited to vote on what … Continue reading

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Carbon sequestration driver: Spiders, why did it have to be spiders?

From the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies New study shows predators affect the carbon cycle A new study shows that the predator-prey relationship can affect the flow of carbon through an ecosystem. This previously unmeasured influence on the … Continue reading

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Essay: carbon footprint as ‘original sin’

This essay appears today in The Chronicle Review and it makes an interesting claim: What is the carbon footprint, after all, if not the gaseous equivalent of Original Sin, the stain we inflict on Mother Gaia? Pascal Bruckner writes: There … Continue reading

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NZ Greens lose interest in global warming – ‘no hellfire, no brimstone’

Joe Romm must be upset  that NZ greens are ignoring his trademark “hell and high water”. From the New Zealand Business Review (h/t to Bishop Hill):

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UCLA pulls a “children aren’t going to know what snow is”

From the University of California – Los Angeles, apparently there will be no more skiing at Big Bear. UCLA climate study predicts dramatic loss in local snowfall By midcentury, snowfall on Los Angeles–area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent … Continue reading

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U.N. Delegate: a cold summer proves global warming

CFACT was at the Bonn climate conference (which collapsed by the way) interviewed a number of ahem, shall we say, “interesting” people. They write: At the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, we came across a delegate who explained that … Continue reading

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WUWT: 150 million hits and counting

WUWT recently passed the 150 million counter mark as seen of the right sidebar. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The world’s most viewed site on global warming goes from strength to strength, and its audience grows with it. Let me … Continue reading

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DOE Green Energy Loans: $11.45 million per job and a rounding error’s worth of averted carbon emissions.

Guest Post by David Middleton The cost of each taxpayer-financed green energy job created since 2009: $26.32 billion divided by 2,298 jobs = $11.45 million per job… Green energy jobs and DOE loans are tallied under programs 1703 and 1705 … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Economist Tom Schelling makes NYT’s Paul Krugman look rational

Steve Milloy writes at junkscience.com about this off the rails Nobel prize winner: Nobel Economist says skeptics are deniers like Holocaust-denier Ahmadinejad University of Maryland economist Tom Schelling goes off on skeptics… er…”deniers”. Would Schelling feel better knowing that Ahmadinejad believes … Continue reading

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Watch Mann and Lewandowsky make fools of themselves live

The AGU Chapman gabfest is being streamed live. Up this AM, are two notable alarmists who will surely provide back to back entertainment. Times are U.S. Mountain. 10:05 a.m. — 10:25 a.m. Scientific Uncertainty in Public Discourse: The Case for … Continue reading

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CO2 by the numbers: having the courage to do nothing

Guest essay by Ed Hoskins. Some simple numbers on the effect of CO2 concentration on temperature As the temperature increasing effect of atmospheric CO2 is known to diminish logarithmically with increasing concentration, these notes clarify the actual amount of warming … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Ed Davey

By Paul Homewood Ed Davey, the UK Secretary of State for Energy, has made a speech attacking the press for reporting the views of climate sceptics, saying “But some sections of the press are giving an uncritical campaigning platform to … Continue reading

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An Engineer’s Take On Major Climate Change

Guest essay by Ronald D. Voisin Let’s examine, at a high and salient level, the positive-feedback Anthropogenic Global Warming, Green-House-Gas Heating Effect (AGW-GHGHE) with its supposed pivotal role for CO2. The thinking is that a small increase in atmospheric CO2 … Continue reading

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Gosh, ‘hidden’ climate change may threaten eelgrass meadows

From the University of Gothenburg , the stuff that keeps some people awake at night. A question; why should we care? And, why should we take any of this seriously when you do things like “We raised the water temperature … Continue reading

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Testimony of Climate Depot’s Marc Morano at Congressional Hearing on Climate Change

Love him or hate him, he’s making an impact. I thought it worthwhile to make his testimony available to read.

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Mike Mann’s global warming = tobacco claims on Al Jazeera

You just have to laugh. Mike, Dana, and some other guy named Rick Piltz, get face-time on Al Jazeera and the best they can do is cite “false balance” and “tobacco disinformation campaigns” to bolster their weak 97% argument? Of … Continue reading

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A Brief Introduction to the Detection of Climate and Weather Transitions using Hurst Rescaling

Guest essay by Sam Outcalt Introduction: The object of this document is to present a brief and concise introduction to Hurst ReScaling. More detail is presented in a paper by Outcalt et.al. (1997), which is posted on the WUWT Website … Continue reading

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