The WUWT Hot Sheet for Monday Sept 23rd, 2013

UN panel opens Stockholm meet on global warming “I’m looking forward to working with you in the next four days to deliberate and approve (this report) line by line,” [Pachauri] said. More at GlobalPost From the IPCC press release: “Our assessment draws on millions of measurements which permit an unprecedented and unbiased view of the…

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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 ‘something must be done’ and throw millions at pointless schemes. So the Ridley prize is…

New paper shows transient climate response less than 2°C

See also: Why the new Otto et al climate sensitivity paper is important – it’s a sea change for some IPCC authors New energy-budget-derived estimates of climate sensitivity and transient response in Nature Geoscience Guest post by Nic Lewis Readers may recall that last December I published an informal climate sensitivity study at WUWT, here.…

English Winters Back To Normal–Julia Blames Global Warming!

By Paul Homewood According to the Sun, Britain’s winters are getting colder because of melting Arctic ice, the Government’s forecaster said yesterday. Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo said climate change was “loading the dice” towards freezing, drier weather — and called publicly for the first time for an urgent investigation. Prof Slingo said: “If…

Newsbytes: Climate Scientists Turn Skeptical As Climate Predictions Fail

 From The GWPF by Dr. Benny Peiser British Government Abandons Climate Change Education For Young Children The Mail on Sunday today presents irrefutable evidence that official predictions of global climate warming have been catastrophically flawed.The graph on this page blows apart the ‘scientific basis’ for Britain reshaping its entire economy and spending billions in taxes…