Geoengineering approaches to reduce climate change unlikely to succeed

From the EGU: Heavy rainfall events can be more common in a warmer world (Credit: Annett Junginger, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu) Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all. Two German researchers used a simple energy balance analysis to explain how the Earth’s water cycle responds…

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The smart money is starting to abandon the CO2 vessel Guest essay by Fred F. Mueller The IPCC and its supporters in the media, in NGO’s and in governments have taken advantage of the issuing of the newly released 5th Assessment Report (AR 5) to mount an all-out PR offensive promoting their view of CO2-induced…

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 and that human beings are responsible,” he told me. “I don’t think there is a…

Newsbytes: Green Energy Disaster Sinks Siemens CEO

From Dr. Benny Peiser and The GWPF Merkel’s Green Shift Backfires As German CO2 Emissions Jump – solar business closing Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, has lost patience with its CEO after Peter Loescher’s expansion into green energy and expensive acquisitions led to a fifth profit-forecast cut. Supervisory board officials have asked for the 55-year-old…

‘If things continue as they have been, in five years, at the latest, we will need to acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong with our climate models. ‘

J Bryan Kramer writes of this interview with IPCC lead author Hans Van Storch in SPIEGEL. Interview conducted by Olaf Stampf and Gerald Traufetter Climate experts have long predicted that temperatures would rise in parallel with greenhouse gas emissions. But, for 15 years, they haven’t. In a SPIEGEL interview, meteorologist Hans von Storch discusses how…

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 the unusual cold weather accompanying the conference (yes, the “Gore Effect” was out in force!)…