Too funny! Even Joe Romm's bosses don't think climate is an issue worth mentioning for 2013

Romm must be fuming. After disappearing his formerly independent “Climate Progress” blog and merging it with the main Think Progress website, where he’s lucky to get a dozen comments a…

Atomic motor uses single atom of Ruthenium as ball bearing

Sometimes, science does things just to see if it is possible. This seems to be one of those times. While I really wanted to have my long promised flying car…

Over-insuring the gullible: The Hartford offers 'extreme weather insurance'

UPDATE: graph of damage losses including 2012 posted below. It says all that needs to be said. This ad is running in rotation at the NYT today, and it needs…

2012 Truth Teller of the Year

From  Brian Sussman As a guy who has dedicated a significant part of his life to uncovering environmental scams, naming this year’s Truth Teller is a no-brainer for me. 

The Gleick effect – proving there is no bad publicity

Guest Post by Joe Bast In a December 28 post, blogger Greg Laden, a self-described “biological anthropologist and science communicator,” ranked The Heartland Institute’s efforts to expose global warming alarmism…

WUWT year in review – 2012

WordPress.com  generated this report for me automatically for viewing on my dashboard – I’m sharing it because you the readers deserve credit. Crunchy numbers 8 million people saw The Hobbit…

Masters, McKibben, and droughting Thomases

Every once in awhile you see something in the “it’s worse than we thought” meme that deserves some clarification for those that want to look at all the data, rather…

Avast, ye virus pirates!

Willis recent post “Modern Piracy” is the inspiration for the title, along with math challenged pirate marketing team. This in-your-face sales pitch to renew my Avast Antivirus popped up today…

AR5 Chapter 11; Hiding the Decline (Part II)

Guest post by David M. Hoffer In my first two articles on the leaked AR5 Chapter 11 (near-term projections) I looked at the caveats with which the IPCC is now…

Modern Piracy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, folks have been asking me about my autobiography. It’s not done. Dunno what to say except that writing about my life is a long…

The political superstorm that devastated New York

Incompetence, stupidity, diversion, blame shifting, and false solutions to imaginary problems Guest post by Paul Driessen “Superstorm” Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and…

Dana Nuccitelli's holiday trick for sobering up quick: put a little less rum in your egg nog

Guest post by Alec Rawls When he argues that a reduction in forcing will cause cooling Dana Nuccitelli is not actually talking about drinking. He is talking about the solar forcing…

An open letter challenging the EPA on CO2 regulation

In the Washington Examiner today, there is this: Op-Ed: EPA’s carbon regs not based on sound science. It is published by Joe D’Aleo on behalf of a number of people. …

Awe, shucks …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Wintertime was magic when I was a kid. When the snow came, it transformed our world. It turned the forest that surrounded our ranch into…

Climate Scientists’ Road to Hell

Guest post by Verity Jones If some of Michael Mann’s followers think that prominent skeptics belong in a special circle of hell (see ‘Mannte’s Inferno‘), here’s news for them.  The…

University of Graz Responds to Parncutt's calls for death penalty for "deniers"

UPDATE: 2PM PST After more complaints were lodged today by WUWT readers about the watered down version of Parncutt’s essay which had replaced the original on the University of Graz…

Now she'll have more time to spend with her dog, Richard: EPA's Lisa Jackson to step down

Lisa P. Jackson of E.P.A. to Step Down – NYTimes.com Ms. Jackson has said that she used the second account because her public e-mail address was widely known and that…

Record Arctic Storm Melted Sea Ice

Image Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center IUP Bremen From Live Science: Months before Hurricane Sandy hurled the Atlantic Ocean into houses and cities along the East Coast, another…

Antarctic warming courtesy of Mr. Fix-it

Just a little something he threw together Guest Post by David Middleton First the breath-taking headlines… Scientists Report Faster Warming in Antarctica, New York Times (WUWT commentary) West Antarctic Ice…

Erratic Environment May Be Key to Human Evolution

     Versus      Image Credit: Wikipedia                                 Image Credit: Anne Knock From Live Science: At Olduvai Gorge, where excavations helped to confirm Africa was the cradle of humanity, scientists now…

Burt Rutan on Innovation

WUWT readers may recall that aviation pioneer Burt Rutan gave an engaged and interesting presentation on WUWT.TV last month. He’s now added to his online presence with a new video…

A Cool White Christmas – almost two thirds of the continental USA has snow cover

Where’s that “global warming” when you really want it? 😉 This map from NOAA’s National Snow Analyses page shows the snow depth data:

Global data doesn't support Reuters "fracking" Google search trend claim

Tom Nelson pointed this out this morning. ‘Fracking’ overtakes ‘climate change’ in Google searches | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota This year, for the first time, U.S. online…

'climate' being teed up for a big comeback this year by Obama administration

People send me stuff. This comes from a Washington insider. Not for attribution but a relative of mine of some seniority at State [Department] indicated to me an understanding within…