White House Releases Plan to Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The press release from the White House, Office of the Press Secretary is here.  It reads: FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to…

Josh on 'Graunocrisy' – mountains of cash need responsible investing

Josh writes: The Guardian has £600 million invested in stuff like fossil fuels. Well, it’s a lot of money so they have to act kind of responsible. Cartoons by Josh

Climategate & Investigations of IPCC and CRU: Was There a Pattern of Cover Up?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Every time a serious threat to IPCC climate science appears, whether scientific or political, diversions and counterattacks are implemented. It usually involves people and agencies…

Awesome time-lapse video: Undulatus Asperatus clouds

Unique clouds like you’ve never seen them before! I just thought I’d pass these along due to the unique “catch the wave” appearance of these. Time lapse video follows. This…

The lost nuclear fusion reactor design?

Robert Bussard, one of the giants of the field, claimed to his dying day he had cracked the problem Above: a homemade “fusor” similar to the Polywell nuclear fusion reactor…

Ocean pH Accuracy Arguments Challenged with 80 Years of Instrumental Data

Testimony before Congress was based on model hindcast, actual data ignored Guest essay by Michael Wallace, Hydrologist Members of the global science and lay communities have begun to learn of…

Eyeroller: UW Madison says weather, er 'climate change' is affecting soybean yields amid record high yields

That climate change is sneaky, it hides the ‘damage’ via ‘weather variations resulting from climate change’ in record high soybean yields, as seen in this graph I located from Kansas…

Anthropocene – The New Pop Religion

Steve Harris writes: An article came out on the AIP Physics Today website about a push from some scientists to formally designate today’s human geological epoch as the “Anthropocene”. Editors…

More bad news over the posited 'climate to pine beetle' link

Last week we pointed out how a study showed pine beetle damaged forests didn’t have a greater burn risk than healthy forests, now this new study shows that the favorite…

COP21 Paris climate conference already in trouble as countries miss submission deadline

  Eric Worrall writes: Reuters reports that the upcoming COP21 Paris climate conference, widely hyped by greens and politicians to be the conference which will achieve the great international climate…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #174

The Week That Was: 2015-03-28 (March 28, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   SEPP’S APRIL FOOLS AWARD THE JACKSON SEPP is conducting…

Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?

Eric Worrall writes: The Guardian has published an unusually interesting article about the danger to our civilisation, of a new Tambora scale volcanic eruption. According to Bill McGuire, professor emeritus…

Earth Hour – Celebrate the Warmth

Saturday 28th March is “Earth Hour” – a time to sit in the dark and appreciate the benefits of our cheap reliable hydrocarbon-energy. [Like these candles, for example, from the…

The Desert Finder

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Despite doing lots of research and investigations over the last few weeks, I’ve written little. Well, actually, I’ve published little, although I’ve written a lot.…

Study: Climate change does not cause extreme winters

This comes from ETH Zurich: Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists at ETH…

Outrageous: NOAA demands $262,000 fee for looking at their 'public' data

Eric Worrall writes: It looks like NOAA have found a new way to stifle FOIA inquiries from the public. According to Steve Goddard, NOAA have just demanded a $262,000 administrative…

Finally: peer reviewed pushback against the Lewandowsky, Oberauer, and Gignac paper

Paul Matthews writes: Ruth Dixon and Jonathan Jones have had a comment published in Psychological Science criticising the LOG ‘Moon hoax’ paper (Psych Science) and LGO ‘Role of Conspiracist Ideation’…

Climate skeptic scientists push back against 'witch hunt'

David Legates Makes Sense to Me (climate ‘contrarian’ on the firing line) By Robert Bradley Jr. — March 26, 2015 “U. of Delaware Refuses to Disclose Funding Sources of Its…

Laughable AGU Claim: 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami 'spurred global warming'

From the “everything causes global warming” department….except, the effect they are claiming is miniscule compared to business as usual emissions in the USA. For example, they say in the PR:…

Climate FAIL: Gallup poll shows global warming concerns dead last

Climate message only reaching the already converted – Americans worry least about global warming Eric Worrall writes: Gallup Inc., the management consultancy famous for its well known and widely trusted…

National Association of Scholars says 'The fossil fuel divestment movement, is an exercise in futility.'

NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As United Nations delegates gather this week to negotiate new Sustainable Development Goals, the National Association of Scholars released the first major critical…

Richard Tol’s Excellent Summary of the Flaws in Cook et al. (2013) – The Infamous 97% Consensus Paper

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale It’s been almost 2 years since Cook et al. (2013) Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature was published. If you’re…

Amazing study of the IPCC and media concludes: "…reception and coverage in the media has varied widely."

From the Department of Obvious Science and from the University of Exeter comes this report that makes me wonder: why was time and money spent on it? A difficult climate:…

NASA refutes Mann and Rahmstorf – Finds Atlantic 'Conveyor Belt' Not Slowing

From the “we told you so yesterday” and the “settled science” department. This study was released in 2010, and they used actual measurements, rather than proxy data and reconstructions like…