The chasm between Apollo and the Gulf

There is no valid analogy between the Gulf spill and Apollo 13 I am honored to present this guest post by Apollo 17 astronaut and geologist Dr. H. Harrison Schmitt – Anthony President Obama’s Administration and its supportive media repeatedly say our 1970 Apollo 13 experience is analogous to the effort to contain and cap…

PIOMAS (non) Verification II

By Steve Goddard In my previous PIOMAS verification piece I noted that PIOMAS volume trends don’t correlate with extent trends over the last three years. PIOMAS has gone down since 2007, while extents have increased. The diverging trends themselves prove nothing, because it possible (but unlikely) for it to occur. This time I directly compared…

Greenhouse emissions lawsuit dismissed

From the SPPI blog Fifth Circuit Dismisses Comer v. Murphy Oil Source:  Troutman/Sanders Advisory Fifth Circuit Dismisses Comer v. Murphy Oil — A Victory for Industry In Climate Change Tort Litigation? On May 28, 2010, in a startling decision in perhaps the most important and certainly the most topsy-turvy climate change tort case against the…

The Ice Who Came In From The Cold

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach A few days ago, Steve Goddard put up a post called “Does PIOMAS Verify?” In it, he compared the PIOMAS computer model estimate of the Arctic ice volume with the SIDADS satellite measured Arctic ice area. He noted that from 2007 on, the two datasets diverge. Intrigued by this, I…