Newsweek Disgracefully Links the Mt Everest Tragedy to Rising CO2

Guest essay 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 Its hard to tell if we are witnessing mass climate hysteria, or just loathsome fear mongering to promote a political agenda, but it is oh so predictable, and…

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BOMBSHELL: Scripps says Arctic Sea Ice may return, forecasts of loss based on 'oversimplified arguments'

From Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Highlight: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Likely To Be Reversible Scenarios of a sea ice tipping point leading to a permanently ice-free Arctic Ocean were based on oversimplified arguments New research by Till Wagner and Ian Eisenman, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, resolves a long-running debate…

The Guardian: Still hypocritical on pensions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian has launched an attack on pension funds which invest in fossil fuel assets, accusing them of “… taking an ill-advised gamble on climate change …”. There is just one problem with this stern advice – the Guardian recently admitted that their own pension fund is invested in fossil…

Climate Change and the coming Encyclical

Guest essay by Joe Ronan Today we see another set of meetings in Rome. One is that of the Pontifical Academy of Science, and the other the Heartland Institute. Both organisations are hoping to influence the widely heralded Encyclical from Pope Francis that will include references to climate change. Given that the text of the…

Will Pope Francis Change Global Minds On Climate Change?

Cardinal Pell: Be Prudent With Climate Claims When the Pope talks, people listen. But as Pope Francis wades into the climate-change debate, will he change any minds? Francis will host a summit Tuesday in the Vatican on climate change with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. He is also preparing an encyclical — one of the…

More permafrost fears

From the University of Georgia, where apparently they didn’t read this paper before publishing their own and this press release. Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils Savannah, Ga. – While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse…

Very Brief El Niño Update – End of April 2015

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the four NINO regions across the equatorial Pacific were at or above the +1.0 deg C threshold of a moderate El Niño, based on data for the week centered on April 22, 2015. The source of the data is the NOAA Monthly Atmospheric…

Inquiry Launched Into Global Temperature Data Integrity

The International Temperature Data Review Project London, 26 April 2015 – The London-based think-tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation is today launching a major inquiry into the integrity of the official global surface temperature records. An international team of eminent climatologists, physicists and statisticians has been assembled under the chairmanship of Professor Terence Kealey, the…