Sea Ice News #28

I missed doing a Sea Ice News last week due to being a bit discombobulated with family health issues which have now thankfully been resolved, so I’ll pick up here with a new report. The news this week is that Arctic sea ice formation has slowed: As you can see above, after making a very…

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The simple man's math

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. explains why some leftist bloggers set themselves up for failure when they espouse their intellectual superiority. Screaming “hell, high water, global boiling, climate disruption, etc ” while at the same time saying “you’re too dumb to understand it” looks to be an epic “failure to communicate”. He writes: If you spend…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) On Thursday, The French Academy of Sciences released a report declaring the global warming exists and is unquestionably due to human activity. The academy president declared the debate is over. Former education minister Claude Allegre, who questioned the orthodoxy, signed off…

New peer reviewed paper says "there appear to have been periods of ice free summers in the central Arctic Ocean" in the early Holocene, about 10-11,000 years ago

We all know how much NSIDC’s Dr. Mark Serreze has been touting the idea of the “Arctic death spiral“,  and we’ve had predictions of ice free summers in 2008, 2013, 2015, 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050, 2060, 2070, and 2100 to name a few. Other forecasts don’t give specific dates but say things like within 5…

Disputing The Skeptical Environmentalist

(This IBD Editorial was sent to me by the authors) By WILLIE SOON, ROBERT CARTER AND DAVID LEGATES This is a response to “Why Can’t We Innovate Our Way To A Carbon-Free Energy Future?“, a “Perspective” by Bjorn Lomborg that ran in this space a week ago. Bjorn Lomborg, author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and…

A better idea on fighting malaria

Immunizing Mosquitoes To Fight Malaria By Jesse Emspak, International Business Times   (Photo: Wikipedia / Tim Vickers) A diagram showing the life cycle of malaria parasites. Researchers are proposing that the disease be attacked via immunizing the mosquitoes against the plasmodium parasite, so that it cannot be transmitted from person to person. Millions of people…

Friday Funny: Nutball science on steroids

I don’t actually have this title category, I just invented the title in honor of what I just stumbled across flipping through channels on DirecTV. I landed on the History Channel. Egads! Some diving guys on a boat haul around some scientist with a “magnetic anomaly detector”, which looks like a Radio Shack electronics kit…