Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #214

The Week That Was: 2016-01-30 (January 30, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental…

Quartz: Fix the Climate, or be Overwhelmed by African Climate Migrants

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Quartz, if we don’t address the climate “issue”, everyone in Africa will jump on a boat and set up camp on our front…

It Is Time For A Complete Cleanup After “The Blizzard Of 2016.”

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball They are physically cleaning up after the “Blizzard of 2016” in the northeastern US. The job is not as onerous as anticipated and is going…

Carbon and Carbonate

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve spent a good chunk of my life around, on, and under the ocean. I worked seasonally for many years as a commercial fisherman off…

Another one of my blog spawn goes up in flames

As many readers know, the popularity of WUWT has caused some angst and envy in alarmist circles. As a result, I have a collection of hangers on, fake named wannabees,…

Climate Alarmists Discover Natural Selection

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Snow hares – fluffy, cute, less likely to eat you than a Polar Bear. The ideal candidate for the next green icon, except for their…

Pacifica, California's Natural Coastal Erosion and the Lust for Climate Catastrophes

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University For 25 years I’ve lived in the beautiful town of Pacifica, California situated about 15…

Saturday satire – Welcome to the new era of climate

You’ve heard of the Holocene, and the Anthropocene… The ‘Anthropocene‘ is a term widely used since its coining by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 to denote the present…

Zika and Climate

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Journal of Pharmacy has just tried to link climate change, to the terrifying Zika Virus outbreak in South and Central America. The Zika…

Study suggests a sea level climate feedback loop in the mid-ocean ridge system regulates ice ages

Icy ebb and flow influenced by hydrothermal activity Release of magma from beneath earth’s crust plays significant role in earth’s climate From the UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT The last million years…

Friday Funny – Limited Integrity

Josh writes: Lots on the Green Blob’s not having to tell the truth, see the post below and at Third Sector, OESG and at Michael Robert’s blog which includes Ben Websters…

Huffpost thinks a few inches of sea will cause Civilisation to Collapse

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Huffington Post has predicted a dystopian Mad Max / Hunger Games future, if we don’t mend our wicked ways – because they think nobody will…

300 Scientists Tell Chairman of the House Science Committee: 'we want NOAA to adhere to law of the Data Quality Act'

The following letter has been sent to Chairman of the House Science Committee, Lamar Smith, regarding NOAA’s “pause buster” data shenanigans that we highlighted back in the summer of 2015. The…

A way forward for BEST et al and their surface temperature record

Guest essay by Mike Jonas Introduction On 10 January, WUWT published my post A new system for determining global temperature. In that post, I described a proposed system for determining…

Brilliance from rent-seeking NGO's – climate change wouldn't be a problem if we just left nature "intact"

From the “I thought [ ] my heater and [my] air conditioner was the best defense” department and the society of brain-dead wishful group-think at the Wildlife Conservation Society (and…

Brutal Freeze kills 85+ people in Tropical Taiwan

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The global warming which recently hit the USA, has spread to a large area of East Asia, with reports of a brutal cold snap which…

Wind farm study finally recognizes that all is not well with wind power

From the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Recognizing health concerns in wind energy development a key recommendation in new study As wind energy development blossoms in Canada and around the world, opposition…

On the Monumental Differences in Warming Rates between Global Sea Surface Temperature Datasets during the NOAA-Picked Global-Warming Hiatus Period of 2000 to 2014

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE: See the 2 updates under the heading of A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SHIP-BUOY BIAS ADJUSTMENTS. # # # Alternate Title: NOAA Has a Sea…

Briffa embraces tree ring uncertainty in new study, gives 'message to the paleoclimate community'

From the UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO and the “one tree doesn’t work anymore” department: Uncertainties in tree-ring-based climate reconstructions probed Current approaches to reconstructing past climate by using tree-ring data need…

Final 2015 Statistics (Now Includes December Data)

Guest Post by Werner Brozek, Edited by Just The Facts: One of the big stories from 2015 is the record shattering anomalies on the surface temperature data sets for 2015…

Inoculation Theory: Stepping up the Climate Brainwashing

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Our old friend John Cook thinks climate skeptics have to be psychologically “inoculated”, to help reeducate us into accepting climate science, without triggering a reflexive…

Climate Craziness of the Week: Impact of Spanish missionaries triggered the 'Little Ice Age'

From the department of “correlation is not causation” department comes this weapons-grade-stupid study. Next they’ll be telling us the Catholic church started the Medieval Warm Period with the crusades. Get…

Britain Faces Energy Crisis, Engineers Warn – Green Isn't Working

Via The GWPF Energy bills will soar as green policies shut coal-fired power stations and cause an “electricity supply crisis”, experts say. Prices will be forced up as the UK…

Place your bets! Another hotted-up Mann-tastic modeling claim

From PENN STATE and the department of overheated, tired, rhetoric in an El Niño year, comes this ZOMG! press release from Michael Mann and company. It’s just modeling sophistry, driven by…