Heartland Replies to Jeffrey Sachs

NOTE: Since WUWT has the broadest reach of any climate blog and is essentially a “publication of record”, I have been asked to carry this opinion piece by the Heartland Institute. I have not received any compensation directly or indirectly for publishing this rebuttal. – Anthony Watts By Joseph L. Bast, Director, Heartland Institute On…

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A Review of John Cook's UQx DENIAL 101x

By James Cook (no relation) DENIAL 101x is a University of Queensland MOOC being promoted as helping people understand the new phenomenon of “Science Denialism”, led by John Cook, a career drumbeater for Global Warming. According to the narration, Denialism is distinguishable from normal Scientific Skepticism by fact that the evidence is considered after one…

Florida and Carolinas may see its first hurricane of the season – before hurricane season starts

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical disturbance in the North Atlantic likely to develop Although the non-tropical low pressure system in the North Atlantic has moved little during the past several hours it has become better defined with increasing organization of the associated thunderstorm activity. The low is located 230 miles south-southeast of North/South Carolina…

UN demands Australia stop mining coal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has stated that Australia must stop mining coal. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; Speaking at a conference in Melbourne on Wednesday, Christiana Figueres drew a parallel between Australia and the oil kingdom [Saudi Arabia] as countries that would need to diversify their economies as…

NOAA Announcement: CO2 Concentration Surpasses 400ppm “for the first month since measurements began”

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Yesterday, in the press release Greenhouse gas benchmark reached, NOAA announced: Global carbon dioxide concentrations surpass 400 parts per million for the first month since measurements began. The press release begins: For the first time since we began tracking carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere, the monthly global average concentration…