Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse…

The Odd Omission in IPCC's Summary for Policy Makers for SREX on Extreme Weather and Climatic Events

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany One of the major reasons why extreme weather events are of abiding interest to both the public and policy makers is the potential loss…

Santer's "17 years needed for a sign of climate change" compared against the IPCC models

I recently covered a press release from Dr. Ben Santer where it was claimed that: In order to separate human-caused global warming from the “noise” of purely natural climate fluctuations,…

The dehydration and bottled water debacle

There’s a story making the rounds on websites, some newspapers, and wire services like UPI saying that the EU has  banned any statement (such as on bottled water) that “regular…

On the anniversary of Climategate, RealClimate's Ray Pierrehumbert sings the CO2 blues, Chicago style

I’ve previously highlighted the accordion talents of RealClimate co-founder Dr. Ray Pierrehumbert. Now he’s formed a band with two guys named Abbot and Archer, singing the CO2 blues in a…

Dr. James Hansen's growing financial scandal, now over a million dollars of outside income

It seems esteemed NASA astronomer turned climatologist turned paid activist Dr. James Hansen of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has not been reporting some income that he is…

Make 29% On Your Money, Guaranteed!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Sounds like a scam, huh? But it’s real. Let me explain how people (no, not you or me, don’t be foolish) can make a guaranteed…

Finally, a population crash NOT blamed on global warming

From Stanford University , a realization that El Niño an La Niña play far greater roles than any global warming does in ocean populations. Squid mystery in Mexican waters unraveled…

Friday Funny: Zombie head exploders and the new IPCC report

Maybe Joe’s head can be a new source of renewable energy. Just like a zombie, his head keeps coming back from the dead and exploding anew, seemingly every day. All…

The GWPF Responds To New IPCC Report

Natural Variability To Dominate Weather Events Over Coming 20-30 Years Press Release London: For many decades to come, and probably longer, mankind’s influence on the frequency of extreme weather events…

The Empty Chamber

Guest post by Ken Haapala who attended the Markey-Waxman BEST briefing on Monday. “Where are they?” the lady sitting beside me asked out loud, looking around anxiously. “Who?” I inquired.…

Good news from UVa, earthquake early warning may be possible

Study: Ozone From Rock Fracture Could Serve As Earthquake Early Warning — Researchers the world over are seeking reliable ways to predict earthquakes, focusing on identifying seismic precursors that, if…

I Blame The Australian Carbon Tax for Price Increases

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach You likely didn’t realize that the First Rule for the Carbon Tax Club is … nobody talks about the Carbon Tax Club. And not only…

Ben Santer's 17 year itch

Ben Santer issues a press release on Eurekalert today to “smack down” the non warming we’ve experienced over the last 10-12 years, as I pointed out here for the USA.…

Why BEST Will Not Settle the Climate Debate

By S. Fred Singer (first published in American Thinker) Global warming has re-entered public consciousness in recent days, partly because of the buzz surrounding the release of warming results from…

Happy birthday to WUWT – 5 years today

I’ve sort of dreaded writing a post for this day, mainly because it brings out a lot of emotions when I look back over 5 years. I started this blog…

Mann gets Medal

From Penn State,  the best news they’ve had all month: Mann to receive Hans Oeschger Medal from European Geosciences Union Michael Mann, professor of meteorology and geosciences and director, Earth…

Quote of the week – "an anticlimactic climate hearing"

It seems there was darned little interest in the Waxman-Markey circus aka “An End of Climate Change Skepticism”. Even one of the scientists speaking, William Chameides aka “The Green Grok” lamented…

New ten year plan for carbon and climate science

From the Carnegie Institution , what looks to be a throwback to the old days of central planning has been introduced, except it is twice as good as that, ten…

Durban climate conference DOA before it gets started

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser, The GWPF Europe’s Durban Plan Kaput Europe’s attempt to formulate a ‘coalition of the willing’ seems doomed. The BASIC countries – China, India, South Africa…

Help settle the Renewable Energy Debate at The Economist

Guest post by Robert Bradley, Master Resource I have been studying the global warming debate from a physical scientific and political economy basis for 20 years. And I remain amazed…

Arrrggh! Let's help Time with Pachy's "voodoo science"

UPDATE: WUWT Gets results – Time fixes the error! See below. Reader HowardW sends this tip. Almost two years after the discovery of this ridiculous error, once labeled “voodoo science”…

Erratic, extreme, press release puts Princeton climate science in a new light

Must be Durban season. From Princeton University here’s a highly charged press release lapped up by some MSM professional worriers today that uses words like “erratic and extreme” to describe…

Are secular correlations between sunspots, geomagnetic activity, and global temperature significant?

New paper by Love et al suggests no prominent role for solar‐terrestrial interaction in global climate change. I’m providing it here for discussion. We are not convinced that the combination…