Ooops! Biodegradeable products release methane which is more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas

Bad news for Greenware cups like the one below. Study: Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are…

Sea Ice News – June ARCUS forecast from readers submitted

JAXA AMSR-E Sea Ice Extent -15% or greater – click to enlarge I submitted the WUWT ARCUS sea ice forecast today, based on votes received in our poll. Here is…

Oh noes! Giant thistle weeds a coming consequence of climate change, but another study says "maybe not"

Yellow starthistle is indeed a problem in western states, but the problem preceded “climate change” by decades.  See the end of the press release for more. Climate change allows invasive…

Temperature reconstruction of Greenland shows ups and downs in climate happened over 5600 years

Greenland’s early Viking settlers were subjected to rapidly changing climate. Temperatures plunged several degrees in a span of decades, according to research from Brown University. A reconstruction of 5,600 years…

Skeptic Strategy for Talking About Global Warming

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein What should a responsible Skeptic say to an astute audience? When recently invited by the “Technology, Engineering, and Science Plus” group in my community to…

Hail and waterspouts in Australian coastal cities

Details and video here. Hail that covered the ground like snow along the Gold Coast, photo below:

Kill It With Fire

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The discussion of the 1998 Mann “Hockeystick” seems like it will never die. (The “Hockeystick” was Dr. Michael Mann’s famous graph showing flatline historical temperatures…

The Washington Post produces a bigoted editorial against the public's right to know

From JunkScience.com WashPost: Freedom of Information Act not for skeptics’ use by Steve Milloy In a bizarre Memorial Day editorial, the Washington Post criticized climate skeptics for using the Freedom of…

New WUWT Oceanic Oscillation Page – With Link Tutorial

Introducing WUWT’s newest addition, the Oceanic Oscillation Page, which includes graphs and graphics,on Oceanic Oscillations including the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), El Niño/La Niña and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO).…

Knee jerk energy policy

BBC – 30 May, 2011 Germany pledges to end all nuclear power by 2022 Germany’s ruling coalition says it has agreed a date of 2022 for the shutdown of all…

Memorial Day 2011 – America's Finest Hours

On this Memorial Day, 2011 we of course honor and remember the men and women who gave so much to preserve our freedoms in this country. That path is the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Several readers of last week’s TWTW commented that TWTW may be giving too much credit to…

It's All Over: Kyoto Protocol Loses Four Big Nations

Saturday, 28 May 2011 16:58 Agence France-Presse DEAUVILLE, France: Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol…

"May snow depths are deeper than anything we have seen in the last 45 years"

That’s from the avalanche center in the Tetons, and here is a current web-cam view up Yosemite Valley towards still-closed Tioga Pass (in the left background): AP has a nice…

The Worst “Cook”book Interview Ever?

Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones. (AKA Bob_FJ) In addition to regular readers at WUWT, those familiar with John Cook’s misleadingly named website “Skeptical Science” may be offended by the following…

Is Bill Nye Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Post by Ryan Maue It’s a wonder why the media continue to trot out the likes of Bill Nye and Michio Kaku to speak about climate change and the weather…

Open thread weekend

Posting will be light this weekend through Monday. Guest posters are welcome to submit stories. Enjoy your holiday (and don’t forget to honor those who gave the ultimate price on…

Warmer temperatures stimulate the gain of carbon stored in trees

Global Warming May Affect the Capacity of Trees to Store Carbon, MBL Study Finds WOODS HOLE, MA—One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant…

Climate Progress blog shuts down – disappears all previous comments

UPDATE: Josh catches the essence, see below. It appears the mendacious Joe Romm has been given new marching orders by Center for American Progress Big Brother Blog: “Think Progress”. From…

Quick, ban local citizen owned thermometers

Yes that’s it, the locals are just too stupid to notice global warming because they are conflating it to local temperatures. Let’s remind everyone bloviating about AGW the next time…

Conservative Think-Tank falsely conflates hurricane forecasting with climate change

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue The National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative “think-tank”, has again issued a press release asking if NOAA is Smarter than Fifth Graders…

Camping and Climate Change

Image: Anthony Watts Allow me to share with you a speech given by one of my sound colleagues here in the European Parliament.  Derk Jan Eppink is a Dutch national representing…

Friday Funny – nursing a hurt

Josh captures the essence of waiting by the phone for your date to call…

Interesting memo from the White House on science and climate collaboration with the UK

But the words “medal, dinner, and Royal Society” seem to be missing. I suppose Obama just doesn’t see the need to acknowledge them at all. *From:* White House Press Office…