What if the 'Godzilla' El Niño is a dud?

By Larry Kummer at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary:  After months of hype about this “Godzilla” El Niño, the peak approaches. The major climate models warn that it might be just another strong cycle, as NOAA & the WMO have predicted — not the precedent-breaking event predicted in the news headlines. As a thought experiment,…

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse reacts to 'Torquemada' essay

David Rothbard writes: It looks like CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen touched a nerve in a recent column when he compared U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to “Torquemada” for wanting to use the RICO Act to silence climate skeptics. Torquemada, of course, spearheaded the infamous Spanish Inquisition of the 15th Century – a comparison Driessen…

Did We Really Save the Ozone Layer?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Another year has passed and that stubborn Ozone Hole over Antarctica refuses to go away. Data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows that the Ozone Hole for the fall maximum season grew 22 percent from 2014 to 2015. World consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances has been reduced…

Climate Rationalization, Beliefs and Denialism

The integrity of our most important tool for understanding is being destroyed and it’s time to recognize and address it. Guest essay by Walter Starck We humans have a remarkable ability to rationalize whatever benefits us personally or that we find satisfying emotionally. Climate change has found strong resonance with different interests for different reasons. For…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #202

The Week That Was: 2015-10-24 (October 24, 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 (SEPP) Bonn Conference: The Bonn Climate Change Conference, October 19 to 23, 2015, apparently ended. This was billed as the last conference before the…