MIT: The economic cost of increased temperatures

(This is not from Lindzen I’d like to see one titled “the economic cost of colder temperatures”, particularly on Agricultural effects) Study: Warming episodes hurt poor countries and limit long-term…

Disney research figures out "twinned rainbow" optics

From Disney Research (who knew?) Researchers unlock secret of the rare ‘twinned rainbow’ ZURICH — Scientists have yet to fully unravel the mysteries of rainbows, but a group of researchers…

Surprise volcanic eruption in New Zealand

The eruption had been “really unexpected”. “You can measure and monitor but sometimes mother nature will do her own thing.” Yeah, like climate. From stuff.co.nz: (h/t to reader Dr K.A.…

NASA's James Hansen's big cherry pick

From NASA:  Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth’s land areas have become much more likely to…

Wind Energy Is Extraordinarily Expensive And Inefficient

  Press ReleaseLondon, 6 August: The Global Warming Policy Foundations has warned policy makers that wind energy is an extraordinarily expensive and inefficient way of reducing CO2 emissions. In fact,…

Jo Nova's site has been hacked

Jo writes: Someone broke into my site in the last hour. My web manager says he’s sure it was an XSS attack. (I think that stands for cross site script.)

NASA's 7 minutes of terror tonight – more than a curiosity

UPDATE: Touchdown confirmed! Congratulations NASA JPL! First image received. See below. ======================================== I thought I”d take a minute to advise you that some real science and engineering that will be…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “[n]ot everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be…

Weekend Open Thread

Taking a break, it has been an exhausting week. Postings resume Monday. Be sure to vote in the August ARCUS sea ice forecast poll.

Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 9

I don’t have much time for a detailed post, a number of people want to discuss sea ice, so here is your chance. We also need to update the ARCUS…

Vaporizing the Earth

From Washington University in St. Louis, and in honor of melted globe week, here’s one more thing for weepy Bill McKibben to worry about. In science fiction novels, evil overlords…

The secret letter UEA and CRU doesn't want us (or anybody else) to read

Uh oh. Steve McIntyre has written an eviscerating essay about a secret letter circulated by the IPCC to UEA/CRU, which they are refusing to divulge, because: there would be an…

Friday Funny – facts don't matter to dumpster diving journalist Fox Van Allen

From Senator Inhofe’s office, more on the story about the melting street lamps in Oklahoma and follow up press release: =========================================================== Yesterday Inhofe revealed that a dumpster fire, not global…

An uncorrected assumption in BEST's station quality paper

I noted with a chuckle today, this statement over at the California Academy of Sciences “Climate Change Blog”: I think that we all need to be careful of not falling…

There might possibly could be a chance of danger! Thunderstorms!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Thunderstorms are one of my main interests, so I read up on a study by some Harvard researchers that has been receiving all kinds of…

Inhofe Exposes Another Epic Fail by Global Warming Alarmists Thursday

PRESS RELEASE  August 2, 2012 Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov Inhofe Exposes Another Epic Fail by Global Warming Alarmists    Photo Posted by KFOR and Think Progress   Click…

Alarmist fact checking – street lights don't melt at 115°F

Tom Nelson posts this hilarious rush to connect a hot day to CO2 induced heat. Oops: Before learning the real cause (dumpster fire), lots of alarmists rush to blame carbon…

An Invitation

Readers will remember that at the end of March Anthony hosted a small dinner for the moderation staff and writers at a restaurant in San Francisco and posted about it…

Update on Watts et al. 2012

My sincere thanks to everyone who has provided widespread review of our draft paper. There have been hundreds of suggestions and corrections submitted in comments and in email, and for…

Earth's CO2 sinks increasing their uptake

Readers may recall these WUWT stories:  Earth’s biosphere booming,  California’s giant redwoods inconveniently respond to increased carbon dioxide, and Forget deforestation: The world’s woodland is getting denser and change could help…

Video: John Christy's stellar testimony today – 'The recent anomalous weather can't be blamed on carbon dioxide.'

From The Senate EPW Jim Inhofe Press Office, well worth your time to watch. Dr. John Christy, Alabama’s State Climatologist, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System…

Pielke Jr. demolishes IPCC Lead Author Senate EPW testimony

Dr. Roger Pielke jr. writes: IPCC Lead Author Misleads US Congress The politicization of climate science is so complete that the lead author of the IPCC’s Working Group II on…

A comparison of adjusted -vs- unadjusted surface data

Frank Lansner sends word of this paper in progress, relevant to the current discussions on the U.S. surface temperature record, and writes: In the attached article of mine I make…

John Christy's Testimony before the Senate EPW today

Watts et al gets a mention. 3. NEW INFORMATION ON SURFACE TEMPERATURE PROCESSES In general, the issue of global warming is dominated by considering the near-surface air temperature (Tsfc) as…