Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #158

The Week That Was: 2014-11-29 (November 29, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and…

The Tempering Effect of the Oceans on Global Warming

There are now 2 UPDATES at the end of the post. # # # Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post presents a very simple way to illustrate the tempering…

The Role of the Media in Aiding and Abetting the Deceptions Seen in Climategate

  Guest opinion. Dr. Tim Ball I knew I was having an impact as a skeptic when I received a call from George Monbiot, reporter for The Guardian. I told…

The Gruberization of environmental policies

  Accumulation of fraudulent EPA regulations impacts energy, economy, jobs, families and health Guest essay by Paul Driessen Call it the Gruberization of America’s energy and environmental policies. Former White…

On The Blog Post “Hiatuses in the rise of temperature” at ClimateLabBook

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE: It has come to my attention that some persons believe I ridiculed Dr. Geert Jan van Oldenborgh and Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. in this…

Buoy Temperatures, First Cut

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As many folks know, I’m a fan of good clear detailed data. I’ve been eyeing the buoy data from the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)…

Open Thread

    Feel free to discuss topics within the bound of regular discussions here at WUWT. Regular programming will resume this weekend.

A big (goose) step backwards

Guest opinion: Prof Richard Betts, Dr Tamsin Edwards Dr Tim Ball’s blog post “People Starting To Ask About Motive For Massive IPCC Deception” – drawing parallels between climate scientists and…

The Art of Art

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I’d write about something other than science. A few weekends ago, I went by kayak across Tomales Bay from…

Claim: A warming world may spell bad news for honey bees

From the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite -now found worldwide – is linked not only to its…

Model claim: airplanes of the future won't be able to take off at some airports due to global warming

Density altitude is the biggest factor in aircraft take off on a given runway length, temperature, and altitude. I know this from firsthand experience as I used to be a…

Better forecasts for sea ice under climate change?

From the University of Adelaide University of Adelaide-led research will help pinpoint the impact of waves on sea ice, which is vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Arctic where…

Claim: Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

From the “yes, but does it clog your carburetor?” department comes this claim, which might work in theory, but may or may not be practical on a large scale. “Essentially,…

Michael Mann lawsuit appeal to be streamed live today

Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, we can listen to the proceedings of the Mann vs. CEI appeal live today via webcast. This is audio only, no video, but…

Russian Official is Optimistic about Global Warming

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Yesterday, November 24th, the Russian News Agency TASS published the article Russia to take advantage of global warming — chief of Russian weather service. Isn’t…

A First Look At SURFRAD

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since the late Nineties the US has had seven industrial-strength stations that measure a variety of climate variables every minute, 24/7. These are called “SURFRAD” stations. As…

Michigan State professor labels skeptics as "global warming cynics" due to not getting on board with the extreme weather link

From Michigan State University, and the Department of Junior Lewandowskys, where this angry looking guy obviously thinks global warming manifests itself in every weather event, we have the same old…

Surprise: Robot Sub Finds Much Thicker Than Expected Antarctic Sea Ice

From the British Antarctic Survey comes this press release which really isn’t a surprise to climate skeptics. In Antarctica, not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year,…

NOAA touts hurricane season forecast success

Via NOAA press release: Atlantic hurricane season stays quiet as predicted Improved model, new surge forecast products and research projects debuted The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end November 30,…

Quote of the week

Barry woods writes in with this interesting and surprising quote, that says quite a lot about the value of the viewpoint of climate skeptics: From Mark Lynas – India’s Coal…

Silly Headline of the Day – NYT: Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale And the opening of the NewYorkTimes article reads: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. — What will they call this place once the glaciers are gone? My…

Needed: Accurate climate forecasts

Focusing on carbon dioxide (because that’s where the money is) threatens forecasts, and lives Guest essay by Paul Driessen and David R. Legates President Obama’s agreement with China is about…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #157

The Week That Was: 2014-11-22 (November 22, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and…

People Starting To Ask About Motive For Massive IPCC Deception

Update: A guest post response, along with a comment from me has been posted, please see A big (goose) step backwards Guest Opinion: Dr.Tim Ball Skeptics have done a reasonable…