Multiple consecutive days of tornado activity spawn worst events

From Purdue University , a press release related to tornado activity without any mention of a climate change link. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Significant tornado outbreaks and especially strong tornadoes…

Of sangaku and wind farms

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Edo period in Japanese history ran from 1603-1867. For most of that period, 1639-1854, the nation kept itself deliberately aloof from all Western influence.…

The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 6 – What’s All The Hubbub About?…

…or Introductions to the Impacts of El Niños on Global Weather Patterns and to the Long-Term Effects of Strong El Niño Events on Global Surface Temperatures Since the first of…

New skeptic publication in Nature Climate Change rebuts Åström et al. claims of increased deaths due to heat waves

Rebuttal to Åström et al. Attributing mortality from extreme temperatures to climate change in Stockholm, Sweden., published in Nature Climate Change by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels, and…

Nobody Expects the Climate Inquisition

Josh writes: I thought the National Review article, The Climate Inquisitor posted on BishopHill, was worth a cartoon. H/t Rick Cina in the comments for the peer-reviewed critiques of Mann’s…

New paper finds climate sensitivity to CO2 is lower than previously believed, strong natural variability in Southern Hemisphere

(NOTE: I’m traveling today, and thus I’m posting this article from The Hockey Schtick as it deserves attention and discussion. At 10AM EDT, an announcement about a new skeptic publication…

Smithsonian Magazine Claim: ' up to 1 billion climate refugees by 2050'

Back in 2009, it was 200 million climate refugees according to this article in the NYT: There could be 200 million of these climate refugees by 2050, according to a…

Climate mitigation via Ergonomics ???

Two-Part Special Issue of Ergonomics in Design Highlights Climate Change Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) experts, like professionals in many other scientific domains, have joined the fight against…

Finding ET: 'worse than we thought'

From the University of Toronto: Search for life on exoplanets more difficult than thought A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough suggests the search for life on planets…

Claim: 'health facilities are too vulnerable to weather and climate events'

From the American Meteorological Society A risk management framework improves health systems’ resilience to high-impact weather WASHINGTON — April 29, 2014 – According to a new study by the American…

Article: 'Wikipedia is worthless and damaging'

You only need to read a few climate entries on Wikipedia to know this Spiked Online article rings true We have watched how people like Wikipedia climate fiddler William Connolley…

One way adjustments: The Latest Alteration to the U.S. Climate Record

Guest essay by Dan Travers On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the U.S. National Climactic Data Center switched to gridded GHCN-D data sets it uses to report long term temperature trends…

Climate Craziness of the Week – UN: Climate change to affect computers, communications, prepare now

Rampant BSOD’s expected in a warmer future? Guest essay by Eric Worrall In a mind aching exercise in recursion, the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union has released a report based…

The best argument yet for draining wetlands

From the University of Guelph Wetlands Likely to Blame for Greenhouse Gas Increases A surprising recent rise in atmospheric methane likely stems from wetland emissions, suggesting that much more of…

Gone with the wind: England's most important coastline

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I shall not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusalem In England’s green and pleasant…

Watching the U.S. Tornado Outbreak from Space

NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting…

Sea level rise slows while satellite temperature 'pause' dominates measurement record

Measured sea level rise drops 30% with “pause” greater than half of RSS measurement period. Guest essay by Larry Hamlin A paper titled “The rate of sea-level rise” published in…

The Guardian tries to claim global warming sank the Titanic – research says the exact opposite

Kate Ravilious makes this nutty claim at The Guardian: But in fact the catastrophe may have been set in motion by a warm, wet year over Greenland in 1908, resulting…

Exeter University Prof: 'Debating skeptics is like mud wrestling with pigs'

Paul Burtwistle writes: Last night I watched an item on Channel 9’s 60 minutes here in Australia which covered Dr Stefan Harrison of Exeter University in the UK and his…

On the Differences and Similarities between Global Surface Temperature and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Datasets

UPDATE: See the correction at the end of the post, which pertained to the discussion of the trend maps in Figures 13 and 14. I’ve crossed out the paragraph between…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-04-26 (April 26, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Science is not concerned only…

Germany's CO2 and energy policy – about to falter?

Guest essay by Fred F. Mueller On April 16th, 2014, a few quite remarkable statements were delivered during a discussion event at the premises of SMA Solar Technology AG, a…

A Geological Perspective on Lovejoy's 99% Solution

Guest post by David Middleton The hyping of Lovejoy, 2014 (L14) has been almost as unprecedented as his conclusions are unsupported… Lovejoy piles on with the sort of trash talk…

Should California dictate US energy policies?

Can the rest of America afford its Alice in Wonderland energy policies for? (Can California?) Guest essay by Paul Driessen California loves to be seen as the trendsetter on energy…