The artificial tree: the "green" replacement for real trees?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Is the artificial tree the solution to climate change? There have been a number of stories advocating artificial trees recently. Proponents of artificial trees believe…

Study: Wind farms offer diminishing returns as they grow more widespread

As wind-turbine farms expand, research shows they could offer diminishing returns From the UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE — Renewable wind energy is experiencing a boom, with more wind turbines popping…

The Epistemology of Explaining Climate Forecasting so an 8 Year Old Can Understand it

Guest essay by Dr. Norman Page  1.  Introduction Dr. Leif Svalgaard said in a comment on a WUWT post: August 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm     “If you cannot explain your…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #194

The Week That Was: 2015-08-29 (August 29, 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…

Climate issues we need to address

We need to fix the climate of fraud, corruption, and policies that kill jobs, hope and people Guest essay by Paul Driessen Reeling stock markets across the globe hammered savings,…

Shades of Lewandowsky and Cook: When psychological science isn't so sciency

Sound familiar? A study revealing a stunning lack of reproducibility in psychological science triggers another instance of reluctance to share data with any but friends, and an “adjustment” of  data…

The Hood Robin Syndrome

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out, under the imprimatur of the Energy Institute of the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California, entitled The Distributional Effects of…

President Obama forced to defend Arctic Drilling Decision

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama, on the eve of a 3 day flying tour of Alaska, to highlight the effects of global warming, has been forced to defend…

Where Is the Top Of The Atmosphere (TOA)?

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball On WUWT, Bob Tisdale recently examined the disparity of results between IPCC models in “No Consensus: Earth’s Top of Atmosphere Energy Imbalance in CMIP5-Archived (IPCC AR5) Climate…

How fast is the Earth warming?

This article presents a method for calculating the Earth’s rate of warming, using the existing global temperature series. Guest essay by Sheldon Walker It can be difficult to work out…

A detailed review of the book: 'A Disgrace to the Profession', by Mark Steyn

Book review by Andy May Mark Steyn has written a wonderful new book on Dr. Michael Mann’s hockey stick and the controversy surrounding it. It is difficult to overstate the…

On NASA's recent sea level claim: "Science Isn’t Broken" (Except when it is)

Guest post by David Middleton From Five Thirty Eight Science… THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD 7:00 AM AUG 19, 2015 Science Isn’t Broken It’s just a hell of a lot harder than…

Friday Funny Bonus: blinkered @greenpeace activists can't tell the difference between steam and CO2

From the “cooling towers are evil fossil fuel icons” department and the mind of Greenpeace comes this hilariously funny (and stupid) tweet. It demonstrates the usual m.o. of Greenpeace these…

Friday funny – Stern words

Josh writes: BishopHill has a great story on Lord Stern, infamous economist, on how he flip flops from rich nations having to forget about growth to this kind of idea being…

Throwback Thursday #5 – failed global warming driven hurricane predictions 10 years after Katrina

Oh the mighty media quoting the mighty scientists…have fallen flat on their face. Here’s a collection of failed predictions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: In 2006, CBS’s Hannah Storm…

Claim: Climate change is affecting the dirt (but only in Europe)

Humus depletion induced by climate change? Stagnating crop yields pose a threat to soil From the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM) The yields of many important crops in Europe have…

Wednesday wit – Josh on yet more wasted Green

Josh writes: This week Eric wrote on this blog about the Obama administration announcing $12 billion in new Federal loan guarantees for renewables businesses – somewhat ironic considering the debt-laden ill wind blowing in…

Ten years after Katrina: let’s learn from those predictions of more & bigger hurricanes

Guest essay by Larry Kummer. Editor, Fabius Maximus Summary — Most 10-year anniversary articles about Katrina omit one chapter of that sad story: its exploitation by climate activists. They predicted…

Naomi Klein: "we need to be very careful raising expectations over Paris"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Naomi Klein, the green gift which keeps on giving, appears to be preparing the ground for a disappointing Paris COP 21 outcome. According to Klein;…

TEX-86 proxy for past ocean temperature reconstructions challenged, possible 21°C error

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Lab experiments question popular measure of ancient ocean temperatures Understanding the planet’s history is crucial if we are to predict its future. While some records…

The 'Cult' of Climate Change (née Global Warming)

Guest essay by Ari.H. Global warming has become a religionThis is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism…

Obama: $12 billion new federal loan guarantees for renewables

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Obama administration has just announced $12 billion in new Federal loan guarantees for renewables businesses. According to a Whitehouse press release; FACT SHEET: President…

Climate Models Fail: Global Ocean Heat Content (Based on TOA Energy Imbalance)

[This is an important essay, so I’m going to make it a top post at WUWT for a day. New stories will appear below this one. -Anthony] Guest Post by…

Obvious science: NASA finds vegetation essential for limiting city warming effects

From the “department of limiting UHI” and NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER   Cities are well known hot spots – literally. The urban heat island effect has long been observed to raise…