Law of unintended carbon consequences

From Oregon State University Northwest Forest Plan has unintended benefit – carbon sequestration CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Northwest Forest Plan enacted in 1993 was designed to conserve old-growth forests and protect species such as the northern spotted owl, but researchers conclude in a new study that it had another powerful and unintended consequence – increased…

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David Appell denies he has any class

Normally, I ignore David Appell who runs a blog called Quark Soup where he spends a good portion of his time hyperbloviating about things that make him upset. A lot of the time, that’s me and the readers of WUWT. I long ago decided he’s just not worth anyone’s serious consideration. The numbers he gets…

Greenpeace and the IPCC – The Edenhofer Excuse

Guest post by Shub Niggurath It has been a recurring pattern that the most dramatic of conclusions arrived by the IPCC, are shown to arise from unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims in literature put out by environmental pressure groups. The latest addition to the list is the Greenpeace-generated factoid that ‘80% of the world’s energy demand…

The "great dying of thermometers" – helping GISS find the undead thermometers, complete with code

Guest post by Walter Dnes. There was phenomenon known as “the great dying”, where most of the Canadian stations being used for GISS world monthly temperatures disappeared, at least according to GISS. In reality, many of these “dead” stations are still there, putting out data every month.  This post is about finding additional Canadian monthly…