EPA Chief doesn't know whether climate model projections are accurate

“I do not know what the models actually are predicting that you are referring to” Story submitted by Eric Worrall EPA Chief Gina McCarthy struggled to answer questions, at a recent Senate Environment and Public Works committee hearing, refusing to provide immediate answers even to basic questions, such as whether IPCC climate models were skilful…

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Link between Cosmic Ray Flux and Global Temperature found

From the paper in PNAS:(h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard) Our results suggest weak to moderate coupling between CR and year-to-year changes of GT,” they write. “However, we find that the realized effect is modest at best, and only recoverable when the secular trend in GT is removed.” This “secular trend” is the warming widely believed…

Green Fiasco: 92% Of Swiss Voters Reject Carbon Tax In Referendum

Second worst results in modern Swiss history Swiss voters Sunday overwhelmingly rejected an initiative that would have scrapped the Alpine country’s value-added-tax system and replaced it with a carbon tax. Roughly 92% of voters opposed the initiative while 8% supported the measure. The initiative would have encouraged Swiss households to use renewable energy sources, including…

Laughable modeling study claims: in the middle of 'the pause', 'climate is starting to change faster'

From the models are better than reality department and the DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory comes this ludicrous eye-roller. Reality -vs- models, from: 90 climate model projectons versus reality The climate is starting to change faster The speed with which temperatures change will continue to increase over the next several decades, intensifying the impacts of climate…