Full copy of the Pope's expected "climate encyclical" leaked, with translated sections

A copy of the Pope’s expected “climate encyclical” (in Italian) was leaked to the Italian press today. Our friend Maurizio Morabito (who speaks Italian) translates and advises via email that his impression is that this is going to be seen as a “damp squib”. He points to this paragraph in particular (translated mostly by Google Translate…

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Solar Fossil Fueled Fantasies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Sometimes when I’m reading about renewable technologies, I just break out laughing at the madness that the war on carbon has wrought. Consider the Ivanpah solar tower electric power plant. It covers five square miles in Southern California with mirrors which are all focusing the sun on a central tower.…

Twin peaks – twin prevarications

Supposedly record-high temperature and carbon dioxide levels supposedly bring record chaos Guest essay by Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin A recent NOAA article is just what Doctor Doom ordered. It claims the 18-year “hiatus” in rising planetary temperatures isn’t really happening. (The “pause” followed a 20-year modest temperature increase, which followed a prolonged cooling period.)…

Claim: Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients

From the University of Gothenburg and the “this is why we buy CO2 generators for greenhouses“ department. The rapidly rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect plants’ absorption of nitrogen, which is the nutrient that restricts crop growth in most terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now revealed that the…

Claim: Paris climate pledges only delay Climageddon by 8 months

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A report by the International Energy Agency claims that emissions which will be saved by COP21 / Paris climate pledges currently on the table, will only delay Climageddon by 8 months. According to the IEA; Nationally determined pledges are the foundation of COP21. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by…