Green programs in Oregon bleeding the state books red

Oregon’s biggest problem used to be logging jobs lost from spotted owl lawsuits. A new sort problem is developing. Green jobs and green programs are going off the rails. Portland recently passed a draconian “Climate Action Plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% that has little chance of succeeding by its 2050 deadline. Read the…

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Spot the science error

Guest post by Dr. Leif Svalgaard The following abstract of a poster to be presented next month at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union caught my eye: Session Title: GC11A. Diverse Views From Galileo’s Window: Solar Forcing of Climate Change Posters Chair: Willie Soon, Nicola Scafetta, Richard C Willson ID# GC11A-0685: Dec 14…

Spencer on IPCC admission on climate feedbacks

In Their Own Words: The IPCC on Climate Feedbacks by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Despite the fact that the magnitude of anthropogenic global warming depends mostly upon the strengths of feedbacks in the climate system, there is no known way to actually measure those feedbacks from observational data. The IPCC has admitted as much…

Equatorial Volcano shows signs of imminent eruption

Colombia volcano rumbles back to life. The volcano is about 1.2 degrees north of the Equator. From AFP BOGOTA, Colombia — Officials in southern Colombia have issued a code orange alert for the newly-active Galeras volcano which they said could erupt in a matter of days or weeks, according to the state-run Geological and Mining…

Prius and Tesla gang up on SUV – The SUV wins

You can’t make this stuff up.  A priest, a rabbi, and a minister…no wait. A Prius, a Tesla, and an SUV… No, this isn’t a Photoshop trick. Proving truth is indeed stranger than fiction, it actually happened in Denmark on October 9th. It is likely the only accident of its kind in the world. WUWT…

In-betweeners: Enjoy the warmth while it lasts

Our “recent” (geologically speaking) temperature history: By Lawrence Solomon in the Financial Post Thank your lucky stars to be alive on Earth at this time. Our planet is usually in a deep freeze. The last million years have cycled through Ice Ages that last about 100,000 years each, with warmer slivers of about 10,000 years…

New WUWT milestone: 2 million hits this month

During the summer, numbers held steady. This month saw some significant growth. According to the stats, the hit counter reached 2 million about 10:18AM on the morning of October 31st. Here’s the graph from the internal WordPress stats system. Raw data, not adjusted, directly measured. As always, I think of this as a joint success.…