Trust and Mistrust

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Following up on the excellent initiative of Dr. Judith Curry (see Judith’s post and my response ), I would like to see what I can do to rebuild the justifiably lost trust in climate science. I want to bring some clarity to terms which are used all the time but…

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Send in the toads to test for quakes

Story from AFP via Breitbart, h/t to Leif Svalgaard. Maybe the Chinese had it right way back then with this gadget: Toad is a telltale for impending quakes: scientists For ages, mankind has craved a tool that can provide early warning of that terrifying moment when the earth begins to shake. But if a scientific…

Carbon Emissionaries

In 2005, the European Union (EU) put into place a carbon trading scheme. Prices for carbon permits promptly plunged, and have remained depressed since then. The price for a permit to emit a tonne of CO2 went from 21.59 Euros in 2005, to 17.28 in 2006, to 0.68 in 2007, to 2.16 in 2008, to…

Heads up

Just a note to let everyone know that the Parliamentary inquiry into Climategate has produced the final report and that I have an advance copy, which is embargoed until 5:01PM PDT (00:01 GMT). I’ll be posting it then, be sure to check in.

Sea change in American media preferences

While Americans continue to put global warming aka climate change at the bottom of the list of worries, it seems the electronic media outlets that most often push alarming climate stories are losing favor. This interesting juxtaposition was from my Shoptalk TVSpy business newsletter today: CNN Fails to Stop Fall in Ratings – from The…

Ocean acidification: the "evil twin of global warming"

From the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies James Cook University “Evil twin” threatens world’s oceans, scientists warn The rise in human emissions of carbon dioxide is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of the world’s oceans, international marine scientists warned today. “Ocean conditions are already more extreme than…