New multiferroic alloy creates electricity from waste heat

From the University of Minnesota via Eurkealert today, this looks interesting: University of Minnesota engineering researchers discover source for generating ‘green’ electricity   University of Minnesota engineering researchers in the…

Note to Lord Monckton: this isn't helping

UPDATE: Monckton offers apology, see below Given the recent elevated rhetoric in Australia, the claims of death threats, and the media suggestions of skeptics getting tattooed and gassed, I was…

Facepalm: More casual death wishes from Australia

Guest post by Alec Rawls Jill Singer, long time Aussie talking head: I’m prepared to keep an open mind and propose another stunt for climate sceptics – put your strong…

Mann's inverted Tiljander data survives another round of peer review

* Steve McIntyre reports (via commenter AMac) that Mann’s inverted Tiljander sediment data lives on in Kemp et al 2011 like some zombie that will not die.  I feel for…

Quote of the week – Australian gassing edition

Friends, prepare yourselves for this stunning collection of logic, green thinking, and simple unvarnished, outright hatred. Should we be thinking about getting ourselves off to secure locations in light of…

Al Gore branches out into population control theory

Not content to make a fool of himself confusing weather and climate, Al has now decided to lecture empower women on how to reduce the population for the benefit of…

Peer reviewed paper – wind contributes to Arctic sea ice decline

From Dr. Roger Pielke Senior, one more paper saying what we’ve been reporting on since 2007 – Arctic sea ice extent is a significant function of wind and currents, not…

Newsbytes: not everybody believes the new Mann sea level study

Via Dr. Benny Peiser at The Global Warming Policy Foundation: New Sea-Level Study Divides Climate Researchers For the first time, researchers have reconstructed the rise in sea level over the…

NASA's Hansen asked to account for outside activities

Gavin Schmidt’s time spent on editing realclimate.org during working hours apparently was the trigger for a broader investigation. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Contacts: Christopher Horner, chris.horner@atinstitute.org  Paul…

Cryosat produces its first Arctic ice thickness map

From the European Space Agency (ESA): New ice thickness map of the Arctic unveiled The first map of sea-ice thickness from ESA’s CryoSat mission was revealed today at the Paris…

NOAA chief – agency unprepared for Arctic forecast duty

From NOAA: U.S. unprepared for changes in Arctic ice McClatchy Newspapers Excerpts: WASHINGTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is being inundated with requests for weather and ice forecasts…

Saving the world and the ocean, one activist opinion at a time – another NGO flap, this one duped global media

It seems the alarming story of “Ocean extinction has started in our time” making the rounds of the alarmist blogs and gullible media is nothing more than an unpublished, unchecked…

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sends IPCC a strong letter on their conflict of interest debacle

The plot thickens. Some parts of this letter are strongly worded. It is clear that there’s not much tolerance for the latest set of shenanigans from Pachauri. Steve McIntyre writes:…

New study – declining temperature and increasing sea ice, combined with lack of adaptation, caused Viking demise in Greenland

We’ve always suspected this for some time, as the MWP ended, they became isolated by the change in weather patterns as the climate turned colder. Nice to see it in…

Mann's new sea level hockey stick paper

WUWT readers may recall yesterday where Dr. Mann was so eager to list this paper on his resume/CV, he broke the embargo set for 15:00 EST June 20th, today, at…

Green revolt against geoengineering – letter to Pachauri

WUWT readers may recall this story on geoengineering on WUWT that referred to at the time as “batshit crazy“. It seems others in the green community agree. This Open letter…

Hansen's "death train" argument denied as a "nuisance"

After all the caterwauling from Hansen about coal “death trains”, and his defense of criminal mischief at a power plant in the UK, this is a real “mud in your…

Tipping points – easy come, easy go

Yesterday, I highlighted an alarming story from the University of Exeter and East Anglia that saw tipping points behind every rock and tree. Now today comes a peer reviewed study…

Climate tipping point early warning system

While the press release says University of Exeter, this slide show by Tim Lenton from the University that brought up ClimateGate, UEA, sees tipping worry in every event. Source: http://www.slideshare.net/Stepscentre/tim-lenton-early-warning-of-climate-tipping-points…

Mike Mann's new sea level hockey stick

Tomorrow at 15:00 EST an embargo will be lifted for a new paper to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. I have a copy, given…

Tisdale on 2011 ocean heat content and the GISS-Miss

Bob has done some very interesting work here, I call attention to figure 6 and figure 7  below where he asks: If the observations continue to diverge from the model…

Climate and Energy News Roundup June 19th

Restoring the Scientific Method is the theme of the Sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6), Sponsored by the Heartland Institute. It will take place in Washington, DC from breakfast…

IPCC's Pachauri – no retroactive conflict of interest policy to be applied to the next AR5 report

Gobsmacking arrogance from Pachauri as reported by Steve McIntyre at his Climate Audit blog. Steve writes: Yesterday, IPCC chairman Pachauri told Oliver Morton of The Economist at an IPCC event…

Greenpeace in our time

Josh from cartoonsbyjosh.com has been extra busy this week. He writes of the latest IPCC debacle: Christopher Booker suggested a lovely idea for his latest article They did not use…