The Pope and Chemistry Errors at ClimateProgress

Guest essay by C. R. Dickson If the Pope really knows his chemistry, then the people at ClimateProgress better hope he doesn’t read their June 18 article entitled “What Did…

Debunking Bloomberg's 'alarming' climate graph: Are we really on track for 4°C global warming by 2100?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley David Burton has already done a wonderful deconstruction of Bloomberg’s absurd global warming attribution graph, by Eric Roston and Blacki Migliozzi, contrived from data by…

More pointless worrying from NOAA: July 4th fireworks cause a spike in particulate matter for a day

From the Department of Obvious Science and the “don’t you have anything better to do with our tax dollars” department comes this pointless study. Gotta love the zinger at the…

Good news: posited global warming won't kill off ocean phytoplankton

Ocean algae will cope well in varying climates, study shows From the UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH Tiny marine algae that play a critical role in supporting life on Earth may be…

The Conclusions of a Press Release Should Match the Scientific Study, Don’t Ya Think?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE: Repaired a few typos. How often do we see this happen—a press release about a scientific study states or suggests that global warming was…

Did green madness help create the Greek debt crisis?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The unfolding Greek financial crisis is front page news. The repercussions – bank runs, unsustainable debts, deadlocked creditors – could easily lead to major consequences…

Study: Arctic sea ice retreat is creating ocean circulation changes

Retreating sea ice linked to changes in ocean circulation, could affect European climate From the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Retreating sea ice in the Iceland and Greenland Seas may be changing…

New findings on sprite formation above thunderstorms

Florida Tech lightning research deepens understanding of sprite formation – link specific atmospheric conditions to exuberant, luminous displays above thunderstorms From the FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MELBOURNE, FLA. — A new…

Generalization, Specialization And Climatology

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball In a recent article, I was pleased to read that Willis Eschenbach identified himself as a “Generalist” on his business card. In doing so, he…

Pope recruits Naomi Klein to fight Climate Change and Capitalism

Naomi Klein has been invited to attend a top level conference at the Vatican, to advise leaders how to fight climate change and dismantle capitalism. According to The Guardian; Naomi…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #185

The Week That Was: 2015-06-27 (June 27, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project…

Repeated Trials, Autocorrelation, and Albedo

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach OK, quick gambler’s question. Suppose I flip seven coins in the air at once and they all seven come up heads. Are the coins loaded?…

Weekend Open Thread

I have travel plans this weekend, so positing will be lighter than usual. Please feel free to discuss topics withing the normal range here.  

Bloomberg's made-up climate widget

Guest essay by David Burton Bloomberg’s Eric Roston and Blacki Migliozzi are just regurgitating made-up, model-generated nonsense, in place of real data. You want proof? Look at their graph of…

I only ask because I want to know

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I propose to raise a question about the Earth’s energy budget that has perplexed me for some years. Since further evidence in relation to my…

The Problem of the Electorate

Guest essay by Don Aitkin A few weeks ago the G7, meeting in Bavaria, issued a statement about climate change. It was widely reported, and I wrote about it myself,…

Nature Rebounds – the world is getting better, not worse

By  JOHN MAULDIN The common meme in today’s world is that we are slowly (or perhaps even rapidly in some instances) destroying our global environment. Not just by way of…

Climate Model Inadequacies for Sea Ice

Via CO2science.org Near the start of the current century, Holland (2001) wrote that with respect to contemporary state-of-the-art global climate models, “some physical processes are absent from the models,” while…

Claim: Credit Agencies are miscalculating climate risk

The Center for International Environmental Law thinks that Credit Agencies are miscalculating the risk of climate change – that climate change might be the cause of the next financial crisis.…

Friday funny – a very PC prayer for our times

Dominic Lawson writes in the Daily Mail: Pope Francis’s new encyclical is in stark contrast to the style of his predecessor. While Pope Benedict’s works were in Latin, entirely spiritual in…

June 2015 ENSO Update – Tropical Pacific Approaching the Threshold of a Strong El Niño

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of many of the ENSO-related variables we presented as part of the 2014-15 El Niño Series. The reference years for…

The 2014/15 El Niño Was Not Focused on the Region Used By NOAA for their Oceanic NINO Index

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale And that’s why the 2014/15 El Niño appears so weak…and has disappeared from NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index with their new ERSST.v4 data. If we look…

New transparency and reproducibility initiative for science

Group calls for more transparency in science research, announces guidelines From Rice University: An international group of academic leaders, journal editors and funding-agency representatives and disciplinary leaders, including Rick Wilson,…

Analyzing ocean mixing reveals insight on climate

Eddies pull carbon emissions into deep ocean, new model simulates complex process From DOE/LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 24, 2015–Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed…