New Zealand begins emissions trading scheme, meanwhile the Gore/Pachauri Chicago Climate Exchange is flatlining

The months of flatlining at the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) should be a hint to the rest of the world that carbon trading is dead. Time to take it off…

Climate Craziness of the Week: The AGU peddles a mammoth climate change theory

Yes, our forebears started global warming by hunting the woolly mammoth. Right. Must be the mammoth albedo effect, much like the sheep albedo effect. Oh, wait, no it’s birch trees…

Waxman Malarkey 3: Impact Zone Alaska

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again, I return to that endless font of misinformation, the Waxman Markey website. In this case, I look at their claims about Alaska. This…

Record cold down under

I swear, I had nothing to do with this. Speaking tonight in Canberra, details here. Weather records for Sydney here. From the “weather is not climate department”: Sydney recorded its…

Waxman Malarkey 2: Impact Zone Australia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Having spent a reasonable amount of time there, I have the highest regard for Australia and Australians. In general they are good, level-headed folks. Unfortunately,…

Alex – first Atlantic Hurricane of 2010

To help you keep an eye on it, I have the satellite imagery here along with animated loops. Click image for full size or animate this image: Click for loop>>>…

Amazing Grace

By Steven Goddard, The headline reads “NASA Satellites Detect Unexpected Ice Loss in East Antarctica” ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2009) — Using gravity measurement data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center’s Gravity…

Waxman-Malarkey: Impact Zone US Northeast

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the US House of Representatives, there is something curiously yclept the “Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming” despite the lack of connection…

Mann says hockey stick "icon" is "misplaced"

The scientist behind the controversial ‘hockey stick’ graph has said it was ‘somewhat misplaced’ to make his work an ‘icon of the climate change debate’. From the Telegraph, By Louise…

Perhaps the stupidest article I've ever seen

By charles the moderator Here’s the link. I have no other comment. From congress.org Global Warming could make Humans EXTINCT within 50 years Kill mechanisms list Global Warming could make…

Heavy Climate

Earth’s gravity pictured in ‘HD’ By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Bergen It is one of the most exquisite views we have ever had of the Earth. This colourful…

Sea Ice News #11

“Steepest slope ever.” By Steven Goddard We have been hearing a lot about how the decline in Arctic ice is following the “steepest slope ever.” The point is largely meaningless,…

Badges? The "We don't need no stinking badges" contest

In case you don’t know the line above, lookup “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”. Here’s a YouTube clip of one of the most famous lines ever borrowed for parody use…

The New Space Junk Blame Game

Space junk, those bits and pieces dropped by astronauts, or resulting from explosion of upper stages, or collisions of satellites or ASAT tests, are a major safety hazard in Low…

Quote of the Week #36 – Carbon sequestration's fatal flaw

This is a parody gone mad. Green advocates howl about the issues of nuclear waste storage, arguing that nuclear energy becomes impractical due to the need for long term safe…

Spencer on Pinatubo and climate sensitivity

Revisiting the Pinatubo Eruption as a Test of Climate Sensitivity By Roy W. Spencer, PhD. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines on June 15, 1991 provided a natural…

Booker, North, and Willis on the IPCC Amazongate affair

In the news this week, lots of agitation over some questionable science from an NGO wrongly cited by the IPCC, and a newspaper that caved to pressure. The two journalists…

SEPP on the PNAS blacklist paper

By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) This week was marked by a blowout that may have greater ramifications than the BP blowout in the…

The List Goes On …. and On

By Steven Goddard, Surely the world must be coming to an end, preceded by the demise of Arctic Ice. Some of my current favorites are listed below.

The Beauty of a Near Spotless Sun

Amateur telescope photographer Thierry Legault has gained renown in recent years taking photographs of spacecraft in orbit… from the ground, with them either reflecting sunlight as they cross the terminator,…

Out in the Ama-zone

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There have been lots of articles lately discussing the retraction by the UK Sunday Times of their claims about Amazongate. Folks like George Monbiot are…

Why TV weathermen are on the frontline of the climate change debate

I used to be like Jim Gandy when I was doing television. Gandy, who chastises people in advance (bolded in the article below) who might want to visit his blog…

What Australian Media is saying about Rudd, Gillard, and ETS – which looks dead for now

Via the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser – here is a summary of articles discussing the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) future in Australian politics. ETS looks “deader ‘n a doornail”…

Shocker! ABC says UHI making cities hotter!

Above: NOAA Satellite IR image showing UHI of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC Above: A trend comparison slide from my tour, courtesy of my friend, former California State…