Worldwide CO2 emissions and the futility of any action in the West

Guest post by Ed Hoskins Prof Richard Muller in a presentation made last October [1] made the dilemma facing the warmists abundantly clear: The developing world is ‘not joining-in with CO2 emission reductions nor does it have any intention of doing so. So the whole warmist idea is a creature of a limited number of…

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Arctic "death spiral" or dead sensor?

As many readers have noted, one of the Arctic sea ice extent plots on our WUWT sea ice page took a Serreze style nosedive today: Source: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/icecover/icecover_current.png According to DMI (Danish Meteorological Institute), this is the source of the data: The ice extent values are calculated from the ice type data from the Ocean and…

The extraordinary collapse of Jatropha as a biofuel

Story submitted by Ronald C. Henry The current American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science & Technology has a most amazing story demonstrating the foolish, indeed outright dangerous, application of the “precautionary principle” to AGW mitigation. The story is at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es201943v, but all you really need to know is summarized in the last paragraph. [ Note…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “… there’s the social dominance orientation of conservatives, who see social life as following the law of the jungle. One’s choice is to dominate or be dominated, that is the natural order of things. Such folk are leery of climate change solutions premised on fairness or egalitarianism. “AGU Director Chris Mooney…