Anatomy of a climate witch-hunt letter from U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva

The letter below from Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona speaks to the worst sort of witch hunt tactics that we’ve seen yet. I suspect that pulling on these threads will backfire on Grijalva, as this will motivate a lot of people to join the fight against this sort of “climate McCarthyism” The letter is…

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On Steinman et al. (2015) – Michael Mann and Company Redefine Multidecadal Variability And Wind Up Illustrating Climate Model Failings

Guest Post By Bob Tisdale For the past few years, we’ve been showing in numerous blog posts that the observed multidecadal variations in sea surface temperatures of the North Atlantic (known as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation) are not represented by the forced components of the climate models stored in the CMIP5 archive (which were used…

Swivel eyed lunacy – posted by Josh

The recent climate skeptic witch hunt, even against people like Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., who ISN’T a climate skeptic but has presented some data on severe weather losses that contradict the current meme of “severe weather caused by global warming”, prompted Josh to pen a new cartoon. He gets right to the source of the…

Greenpeace: The roots of Climate Smear

While a smear campaign rages in the media and at the Congressional level, Russell Cook takes a look at its roots “Regurgitate Unsupportable Accusations, We Much?” Kert Davies is Back. Again. Guest Essay by Russell Cook, author of The Gelbspan Files A brief word of explanation about the first part of that title, it’s a…

Eye roller: Global warming affects maple leaves, and the ponds they fall into

From Dartmouth College and the “dead rainbows and starving unicorns” department, complete with artist’s conception: Climate-warmed leaves change lake ecosystems, Dartmouth-led study finds HANOVER, N.H. – Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and consequently the food web, appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes and ponds those leaves fall into, a Dartmouth College-led study…