Merry Christmas to all, and to all, keep up the good fight

A Happy and Merry Christmas to all WUWT readers from Josh and Anthony. It has been a fun year in the climate debate and while many who are close to me know that 2015 has been a year of great personal cost,  I hope 2016 will prove to be a year of renewal and growth. For…

The End of Food

Guest essay by Eric Worrall “So, you’re awake. But you’re still going to die”. The first words I heard spoken by my surgeon, waking from general anaesthetic, after a horrific operation to try to repair the mess created by my ruptured appendix. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful to the surgeon, whose extraordinary skill…

Twas The Fright Before Christmas

Poetry, by Davis Swan (h/t to Dr. Judith Curry) T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town The temperature was dropping, going down, down, down, down The weatherman said that a front was to blame A high pressure ridge from Alaska he claimed It sat like a lump on the hard prairie stubble…

1800s Poverty Diseases, Malnutrition Surge in Green Britain

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Falling living standards are contributing to a shocking surge in malnutrition, and diseases which were prevalent in the 1800s. My question – how much of this hardship is due to the skyrocketing cost of Britain’s green energy disaster? According to the Independent; Malnutrition and ‘Victorian’ diseases soaring in England ‘due…

More scientific evidence that polar bears are doing just fine – a 30 42% increase in population with some of them “as fat as pigs.”

Guest essay by Dr. Susan J. Crockford of polarbearscience.com * see update below on the % number Survey Results: Svalbard polar bear numbers increased 30 42% over last 11 years Results of this fall’s Barents Sea population survey have been released by the Norwegian Polar Institute and they are phenomenal: despite several years with poor ice conditions,…

Missing heat found in the deep ocean

From the NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE, UK and the “search for Bigfoot Trenberth’s missing heat” department comes this bit of news that completes part of the geothermal heat loss puzzle. Mystery of heat loss from the Earth’s crust has been solved The first discovery of a new type of hydrothermal vent system in a decade helps…

The 2015 Arctic Report Card: NOAA Failed Walrus Science!

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University Good scientists fully understand that complex issues with high uncertainties require two or more working hypotheses. NOAA failed to communicate the great uncertainties and alternative. Instead NOAA’s report card made claims that hinge on the unproven hypothesis that a reduction…