The journalistic self-immolation of Newsweek's Zoë Schlanger

Every once in a while a new reporter arrives onto the climate scene that immediately thinks they know everything there is to know about climate, and therefore doesn’t need to interview the people he/she writes about, ask questions of them, research the facts, or get any other points of view to reflect balance whatsoever, because…

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Renewables industry fury at new Wind commissioner appointment

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Renewables industry has reacted with fury to a leaked suggestion that a new “wind commissioner” will be appointed, to handle complaints about turbine noise. According to The Guardian; The Abbott government’s proposed “wind commissioner” represents a “new low in its relentless anti-renewables campaign”, the wind industry says, suggesting…

The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science

They are behaving like sixteenth-century priests who do not think the Bible should be translated into English.  Guest essay by Matt Ridley  (Note: due to the length of this essay, I am only including paragraph excerpts here. See the link at the end for the full essay. – Anthony) The great thing about science is…

French Minister apologises for Nutella Climate Claim

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal has apologised for claiming the popular breakfast spread Nutella exacerbates climate change. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; “A thousand apologies for the row over Nutella,” she wrote on her official Twitter account. The mea culpa related to comments she made on French television on…

NOAA Releases New Pause-Buster Global Surface Temperature Data and Immediately Claims Record-High Temps for May 2015 – What a Surprise!

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale NOAA recently published their State of the Climate Report for May 2015. Under the heading of Global Summary Information, they note: Note: With this report and data release, the National Centers for Environmental Information is transitioning to improved versions of its global land (GHCN-M version 3.3.0) and ocean (ERSST version…