El Niño begins to curtail the Pause

Global temperature update: no warming for 18 years 6 months By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley For 222 months, since January 1997, there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature – now beginning to feel the effects of the current el Niño, which will eventually cause temporary warming – shows…

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When EPA worries about regulating puddles, it has gone too far

By Luther Strange, Alabama Attorney General The latest example of Obama Administration overreach is here. A new regulation issued by the Environmental Protection Agency would greatly expand federal authority over Alabama waters. The administration is selling the rule as protecting drinking water, but – make no mistake — this is about power and control. Just…

Claim: Universe to end with a 'big rip' where 'atoms are ripped apart'

New model of cosmic stickiness favors ‘Big Rip’ demise of universe From Vanderbilt University: The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate. That is because for decades cosmologists have had trouble reconciling the classic notion of viscosity based on the laws of thermodynamics with Einstein’s general…