Believe It or Not There Are Plans for a 6th Assessment Report from the IPCC

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The IPCC press release IPCC takes decisions on future work dated 17 February 2015 begins: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has taken a series of decisions to make its reports more accessible and involve developing countries more closely in its work. The decisions, following a review of the…

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In defense of a scientist in the humble quest for truth

As a follow up to the statement made yesterday by Dr. Willie Soon, this essay is appropriate. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley answers the campaign of assaults on the reputation of Dr. Willie Soon, an unsalaried astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics – Anthony The recent campaign of concerted assaults on Dr Soon’s reputation By…

California's hockey-sticked temperature outliers

Guest essay by Patrick J. Michaels Today’s WaPo story by Darryl Fears on California drought frequency in a warming world compelled me to take a look at the Golden State’s temperature history. In my 2011 book Climate Coup, I showed that the alarm over California warming was rather odd, as most of the changes had…

Lago Enriquillo Revisted

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Last January, I wrote about the curious case of Lago Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, the “Dead Sea of the DR” – a super-saline lake that lies about 140 feet below sea level in the east of the country right up against the border with Haiti. The lake has been…

Countdown to alarm

Posted by Josh  For UK viewers, last night’s BBC 4 programme ‘Climate change by numbers’ started well (I am a big fan of Hannah Fry). But sadly it descended into the usual climate change innuendo and alarm. The first number was fine – 0.85˚C is not scary and not catastrophic. The second number, 95%, was, as…

Cold weather: Snow on the beach, plus waterspouts near Los Angeles

Yes you read that headline correctly. Yesterday in Huntington Beach there was snow. And, in Redondo Beach, waterspouts were reported. I’m sure it won’t be long before somebody tries to blame these weather events on “global warming” which is fast becoming the “universal bogeyman” for any weather event. And in downtown: Another shot of downtown…