Claim: California's policies can significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions through 2030

New Berkeley Lab model finds state will meet 2020 reduction goals From DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory A new model of the impact of California’s existing and proposed policies on its…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #165

The Week That Was: 2015-01-24 (January 24, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy…

What Does Gavin Schmidt's 'Warmest' Year Tell Us About Climate Sensitivity to CO2?

Guest post by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism A friend of…

Massive blizzard forecast for New York and Boston area Tuesday – up to 3* feet of snow!

From the ‘how long will it take some alarmist to blame this on global warming’ department and old man winter comes this map and warning that shows what is likely…

The Icebox Heats Up

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, either it’s a genetic defect or I’m just a glutton for punishment, but I’m going to delve some more into the ice ages. This…

An Unexpected Admission from Dana Nuccitelli at SkepticalScience

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale In Dana Nuccitelli’s recent post at SkepticalScience Matt Ridley wants to gamble the Earth’s future because he won’t learn from the past, he has finally…

State of the Sea Ice – January 2015

 Guest essay by Robert A Cook, PE Annually, the President is required to address the nation and report on the State of the Union. Other writers here regularly report on…

Friday not so funny – 'off with their heads' !

From Bishop Hill, another ugly day in the climate wars. At least we have Josh. Andrew Montford writes:   Who can forget the infamous threat from Greenpeace’s Gene Hasmi? We…

Super-Heated Air from Climate Science on NOAA’s “Hottest” Year

Guest Post by Roman Mureika It was bound to happen eventually. We could see it coming – a feeding frenzy from “really, it is still getting warmer” to “we told…

Into and Out of the Icebox

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by a random comment by Steve McIntyre over at his marvelous blog Climate Audit, I got to thinking about the ice ages. I’ve long…

Ocean 'Global Warming' is not actually 'global' at all

UPDATE: I forgot to note that the data in Figure 1 have been zeroed at the year 2003. That was done to simplify the illustration. # # # The National…

MCID: Minimal Climatically Important Difference

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Warning: This essay is about a recently emerging concept being applied in medical research. In the course of the essay, it will become clear how…

Study: climate change accounts for only 1/3 of crop yield variation

From the University of Minnesota: When it comes to variations in crop yield, climate has a big say Discovery of the huge but varied role of climate change in food…

Learning From The Argonauts

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The best thing about doing climate science the way I do it is that I can study anything I want, and there is always so…

Cornell University's Greenland ice melt hype

From Cornell University and the Department of Inflated Headlines come this misleading claim that really should be anything new, and certainly not “groundbreaking” as they claim in this press released.…

Penn State researchers miss obvious visual clues on "glacier melt" – black carbon and sublimation

From Penn State, note there’s no meltwater in this PSU provided photo, but there is evidence of black carbon (which increases solar radiation uptake) and sublimation (which due to a…

2014: Among the 3 percent Coldest Years in 10,000 years?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball We were told in October, before 2014 was over, that it was heading toward being the warmest year on record (Figure 1). The visual link…

Climate change falling so far off the public radar, a major polling house didn't even bother asking about it this year

Guest essay by Eric Worrall – Climate Change is so low on the list of corporate priorities, that in Price Waterhouse Cooper’s latest survey of chief executive officers, climate concerns…

Stemming ice loss, giant atmospheric rivers add mass to Antarctica's ice sheet

Extreme weather phenomena called atmospheric rivers were behind intense snowstorms recorded in 2009 and 2011 in East Antarctica. The resulting snow accumulation partly offset recent ice loss from the Antarctic…

2014: The Most Dishonest Year on Record

‘Warmest Year On Record’ Claims Falling Apart Under Scrutiny The Nasa climate scientists who claimed 2014 set a new record for global warmth last night admitted they were only 38…

Claim: Melting glaciers have big carbon impact

From Florida State University: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As the Earth warms and glaciers all over the world begin to melt, researchers and public policy experts have focused largely on how…

Bigger problems than global warming – NASA discovers 8 new dangerous near Earth asteroids

Guest essay by Eric Worrall- In 2013, NASA decided to take time out from creating spectacularly useless climate models, and reactivated their Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer programme. The result…

GISS & NCDC Need to Be More Open with the Public when Making Proclamations about Global Warming Records

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale We discussed the 2014 global surface temperature announcements by NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC in the posts On the Biases Caused by Omissions in the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #164

The Week That Was: 2015-01-17 (January 17, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy…