Claim: Climate Change is Endangering Crocodiles

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study by University of Queensland Professor Craig Franklin claims that crocodiles may be endangered by global warming. According to the Press Release; Professor Craig…

Quote of the Week – Watts at AGU edition

I’ve been reading the comments about my press release at WUWT, Bishop Hill, and at Dr. Judith Curry’s place and most have been positive. There is the usual sniping, but…

Britain authorises Fracking under National Parks

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Britain has just controversially allowed fracking under National Parks. The fracking rigs can’t be erected inside the parks, but horizontal drilling from properties adjoining the…

Weather Two Months From Now

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while back, folks noticed that a couple of months after the El Nino kicked in across the Pacific, the earth would warm up a…

Naomi Oreskes: James Hansen is a Denier

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Naomi Oreskes has accused climate scientists like James Hansen, who support the expansion of nuclear power, of practicing a “strange new form of denial”. According…

Press Release – Watts at #AGU15 The quality of temperature station siting matters for temperature trends

30 year trends of temperature are shown to be lower, using well-sited high quality NOAA weather stations that do not require adjustments to the data. This was in AGU’s press release news…

NOAA debunks the hysteria about this El Niño. Why don’t we listen?

By Larry Kummer, from the Fabius Maximus website Summary: The coverage of this El Niño shows the fear and propaganda (used as clickbait by journalists) that clouds American’s vision of…

An Ocean of Plastic

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Images such as this appear on the Internet and in the Main Stream Media, alongside of almost every article or report about the pollution of…

The Josh-WUWT 2016 Climate Skeptics Calendar is now available

BUMPED: these are only going to be available for a limited time – get your order in now – Anthony Here is your chance again to join “Josh of the…

Does the President have Unconstrained Power to Send Billions to the UN for Climate?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The new Paris Climate Agreement is opening some real questions on the constitutional boundaries of the power of the President of the United States. Obama…

German Continuous Nuclear Fusion Reactor Milestone

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Germany has activated its new Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator reactor for the first time, briefly testing its ability to heat and contain a Helium plasma. The…

Lessons Learned from My Failed Greenland Prediction and NOAA’s Shifting Goalposts

  Guest Thread by Jim Steele In December 2014, I posted the essay Will Greenland Begin Accumulating Ice in 2015 and Beyond. Based on 1) my understanding of Greenland’s icecap…

National Association of Scholars calls out threats to the 'Integrity of Science'

Peter Woods of NAS writes: I am pasting below a copy of an email that I’ve sent to many members of the National Academy of Sciences. I’ve also sent a…

#AGU15 Accidental Geoengineering? Airline traffic may help create an icy haze that’s brightening U.S. skies

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA —The data just didn’t seem to make sense. That’s often the story right before scientists make a leap in understanding. In this case, scientists had some evidence…

#AGU15 Likely to be the new irrational fear from fracking: "frackteria"

From the Ohio State University and the department of “Frankenbugs that scare the greenies” comes this interesting study on how to increase output from fracked wells with the help of…

Energy, Carbon Dioxide, and The Pause

Guest essay by Ken Stewart Here’s an alternative way to view The Pause. Rather than analysing temperature trends over time, here I compare temperature with carbon emissions and carbon dioxide…

"Negative Emissions": Burning trees, burying the CO2

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian reports that the leaders of the European Union have asked the UN for advice about “negative emissions”. The “negative emissions” proposal is like…

Study: Current climate models misrepresent El Niño

From the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Clues to the fundamental physics of El Niño from millennia-old corals and clams An analysis of fossil corals and mollusk shells from the Pacific…

#AGU15 Paris Climate Accord, An Important Step Forward, But are We Solving the Right Problem?

Peter Landon Ward, PhD ,  The Paris Climate Accord is an important step forward, but Peter Langdon Ward PhD (a presenter at the AGU’s Fall 2015 Meeting) asks, “Are we…

#AGU15 NASA suggests El Niño will lead to "stronger, wetter" atmospheric rivers to ease California's drought

The above images are of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (SSTA) of the 1997 (left) and 2015 (right) El Niño. The SSTA are derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer…

#AGU15 New NASA satellite maps show humans have less of a fingerprint on global air quality compared to 10 years ago

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Using new, high-resolution global satellite maps of air quality indicators, NASA scientists tracked air pollution trends over the last decade in various regions and 195…

#AGU15 Religion and Climate Change addressed

I attended this session yesterday, and I cam away with the impression that these researchers are holding their noses while they are forging ahead on the issue. From the press…

The most eye-opening thing I've seen while at #AGU15 so far – #muslimcarolers

This isn’t the typical fare for WUWT, but in the spirit of Christmas, I thought this photo was worth sharing. Why, well it made me reflect a bit on the…

Vox's David Roberts: "Consilience" or just plain silliness?

(Featured image borrowed from Amazon.com) Guest post by David Middleton True climate science denier, David Roberts (formerly with Grist) has authored another utterly vapid article for Vox … The 2 key…