Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, tree growth due to improved climate blamed

From the University of California – Irvine and the “Environmentalists are never happy” department comes this amusing quandary. The cause? Increased high-elevation plant growth fueled by climate warming Irvine, Calif.…

Monday Mirthiness – 'Adrift – living on an iceberg for a year' guy Alex Bellini drives an SUV to highlight his 'concern about climate change'

You really can’t make this stuff up. The guy actually uses an SUV to advertise this climate stunt. See the photo below. The Guardian reported in 2003: “We want the…

New paper on 'the pause' says it is 19 years at surface and 16-26 years at the lower troposphere

Marcel Crok tips me via Twitter that a new analysis of ‘the pause’ by Dr. Ross McKittrick has given some new numbers for the different temperature datasets. It was published…

Great moments in climate prediction: 'World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns'

That now failed headline is from Duncan Clark in the Guardian. And, for good measure he added: New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño…

Alarmism Warning – Preliminary Monthly Global Sea Surface Temperatures at Record High Levels

Guest post by Bob Tisdale. Preliminary Note:  An “alarmism warning” indicates alarmism is imminent.  On the other hand, an “alarmism watch” indicates alarmism might occur, but that’s all the time.…

World Bank: Rich nations have moral duty to help 'sinking' island nations

Eric Worrall writes: Rachel Kyte, the World Bank’s special envoy for climate change, claims that rich nations have a moral duty to help island nations survive climate change. According to…

Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a 'pause' and other studies suggest ice melt isn't the only factor

From the University of Southampton A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast…