Bad Karma? Obama promotes electric cars, but they still fall short

Guest post by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Last Friday, President Obama once again pitched electric cars during his presentation at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. At one point, he called for an end to gasoline-powered vehicles, “…but the only way to really break this cycle of spiking gas prices…is to shift…

Don’t let Cook and Lewandowsky see this…

…because you might be accused of participating in conspiracy ideation. Here’s the premise from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: The occasion for their update is a recent report by the Australian Climate Commission, a government body put established to advocate for action on climate change. The report — The Angry Summer — provides a tabulation of…

A really bad case of ‘stickophrenia’

Joe Romm is sooo entertaining these days. Yesterday, when I pointed out to him McIntyre’s takedown of Marcott et al, he came to the immediate conclusion that I was an “instrumental record denier”, apparently sent that assertion to Mike Mann, who then a few minutes later made it a “News Alert” on his Twitter feed,…

Why Do El Niño and La Niña Events Peak in Boreal Winter?

In December 2012, I had begun a series of posts about El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). This post starts the return to them. El Niño and La Niña events typically peak in strength in December and January. Refer to Figure Intro-1. It’s a graph of the weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the NINO3.4 region of…

A Strong Surge in Overconfidence

Update: Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. says via email “the fake photo is perfectly appropriate” and adds this update to his report on Grinstead from last year: Today Grinsted et al. have another paper out in PNAS in which they follow up the one discussed below. They make the fantabulous prediction of a Katrina every other…