Al Gore's "Reality Minions" think the North Pole is melting – except that's NOT a photo of the North Pole

Even journalists get tripped up into thinking this is photo from the North Pole. At the real North Pole, history shows this to be a relatively common occurrence. It isn’t very hard to catch Al Gore and his Climate Reality project followers in ridiculous claims that don’t hold up. For example there was his statement…

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Newsbytes: Green Energy Disaster Sinks Siemens CEO

From Dr. Benny Peiser and The GWPF Merkel’s Green Shift Backfires As German CO2 Emissions Jump – solar business closing Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, has lost patience with its CEO after Peter Loescher’s expansion into green energy and expensive acquisitions led to a fifth profit-forecast cut. Supervisory board officials have asked for the 55-year-old…

NASA predicts 8 degrees of warming in the US by 2100

For the National Climate Assessment NASA has produced a model-based prediction of eight degrees Fahrenheit for the continental US by 2100 as the most likely scenario Story submitted by Ben Bakker NASA scientists have created a video showing predicted dramatic heating of the continental US between now and the year 2100.  The video and prediction…

Weekly Climate and Energy news Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-07-27 (July 27, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal, [H/t Number Watch http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/religion.htm] ################################################### Number of the Week: 2/3, 1/2, or…

On the 97 percenters: 'You Must Admit, They Were Careful'

Guest essay by Brandon Shollenberger It’s nothing but laundering lies. The authors don’t come out and directly say anything untrue, but they intentionally create and promote misunderstandings to inflate the importance of their work. It’s rampant dishonesty hiding behind a fig leaf of deniability. This is how I recently described Cook et al’s PR campaign…

Solar Cycle 24 Update

Guest essay by David Archibald Recently, a number of newspaper articles spoke of the potential of cycle 25 to be   “Weakest Solar Cycle In Almost 200 Years”. “We’re in a new age of solar physics,” said David Hathaway of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Here is a collection of solar measurements that…

Another uncertainty for climate models – different results on different computers using the same code

New peer reviewed paper finds the same global forecast model produces different results when run on different computers Did you ever wonder how spaghetti like this is produced and why there is broad disagreement in the output that increases with time? Graph above by Dr. Roy Spencer Increasing mathematical uncertainty from initial starting conditions is…

The IPCC has a real pack of trouble on its hands

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in the midst of finishing its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on the topic. Based on a series of content leaks, it seems as if the AR5 has so much internal inconsistency that releasing it in its…