Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #181

The Week That Was: 2015-05-16 (May 30, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP www.sepp.org The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)   ICCC-10: The debate over climate change is changing.…

How Climate Skeptics Can Win Friends And Influence People

Guest essay by Matt Manos Skepticism has had an amazing impact on climate science given its size and persecution. Yet it still languishes as a social pariah in the green…

EPA pushes forward with biofuels

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US investment in biofuels are to be expanded under proposals advanced by the US EPA. Under the proposed rule announced Friday, the amount of ethanol…

Curbing EPA abuses

Action needed now to end EPA deception, fraud, collusion, tyranny and destruction Guest essay by Paul Driessen Russian President Vladimir Putin is outraged that the United States has indicted 14…

Chocolate covered science: The terrible state of scientific publishing

A scientist / journalist shares his story of a sting operation on the scientific publishing process with frightening results. Howard Booth writes: An interesting sting was done on scientific publishing…

Saturday satire – "Guilty!" cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: So Patchy has been found guilty by an internal review – what next? Cartoons by Josh

IPCC's Pachauri found guilty by Internal Complaints Committee

Note: this isn’t the High Court legal law case that has been decided, as that remains, but his own company’s internal investigation. New Delhi: An internal committee of The Energy and…

Religious leaders should stop bleating about global warming

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley sends this article by Grant Goldman, a popular radio host in Sydney, Australia. In July 1937 when the Marco Polo Bridge incident launched Japan’s aggression against…

Claim: Data does not prove that climate models are wrong

Alex Sen Gupta, a biological scientist, has written an article (reviewed by John Cook) which attempts to defend the validity of climate models which can’t predict the climate. According to…

When Will Climate Scientists Say They Were Wrong?

Guest essay by Patrick J. Michaels Day after day, year after year, the hole that climate scientists have buried themselves in gets deeper and deeper. The longer that they wait…

Potholes In Their Arguments

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For folks with sensitive stomachs, I’d advise that you do not read the “Working Paper” named How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? It was produced by…

NASA: El Niño driven 'stagnant upper-air pattern spread numerous storms and heavy rains [into] central Texas' no mention of 'climate change'

The climate zealots were out in force this week trying to link the rains in Texas to ‘climate change’. The press release from NASA makes no such connections, but instead…

New Paper Confirms the Drivers of and Processes behind the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The new paper by McCarthy et al. (2015) Ocean impact on decadal Atlantic climate variability revealed by sea-level observations has gained some attention around the…

First Eastern Pacific tropical depression of the season

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed during the early morning of Thursday, May 28, 2015, well southwest of Mexico. An…

German Government In Crisis Over Escalating Cost Of Climate Policy

European Power Plants Face Widespread Bankruptcies Germany’s economics minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) wants to levy penalty payments onto coal plants if they produce CO2 emissions above a certain threshold. Against…

Study finds: 'severe cold snap during the geological age known for its extreme greenhouse climate'

The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break Reconstruction of Arctic climate conditions in the Cretaceous period FRANKFURT. Scientists at the Goethe University Frankfurt and at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate…

Almost Friday Funny – Tesla is apparently recharging 'emissions free' electric cars with a diesel generator

Bishop Hill points us to this video of the Tesla Supercharging station at the Harris Ranch exit of Interstate 5 in California. He writes: “How can one resist posting a…

Recycled: 2035 Himalayan Glacier Claim

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Alarmists are busy recycling old debunked climate claims, in a desperate effort to build up momentum for the upcoming Paris climate conference. According to the…

Climate Craziness of the Week – 'climate change music'

From the AGU EOS Blogs, amazing that one can get so worked up with feelings over a 0.7C global temperature difference. The sounds and songs of climate data My first…

Leaving the Church of Environmentalism

By Alan Caruba In March 2009 while the Environmental Protection Agency was rushing to fulfill a presidential campaign pledge to document that carbon dioxide (CO2) and five other greenhouse gases…

The Royal Anti-Science Society of Edinburgh?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The campaign by certain rent-seeking scientific societies to push a single, narrow view of the climate question continued in Scotland today with a meeting coyly…

NOAA Forecast: A below-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season is likely this year

Hurricane forecasting evolving with new storm surge products, upgraded modeling NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will likely be below-normal, but that’s no reason to believe…

EPA Busted for Ideology

Guest essay by James Sawhill The EPA’s attempt to harness new coal-fired power plant constructions has been exposed as ideological rather than legal. The EPA further ignored the Department of…

Another advance in hearing restoration

Lately, there has been a lot of SPAM being sent out that claims to sell product(s) that will restore hearing loss. I’m here to tell you that its nothing but…