Claim: Economists are Mistakenly Failing to Predict Climageddon

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Age, an Australian newspaper, complains that economists who try to model the impact of climate change, say by measuring the impact of heatwaves, and scaling it up a little for the predicted increase in extreme weather, are not producing a high enough hypothetical body count to contribute properly to…

Monday Mirthiness – hilarious hate mail

People send me stuff. Today I got one of the most ridiculous pieces of hate mail, ever, from some fool in Belgium who can’t seem to figure out that what he’s ranting about has already been claimed. On the WUWT contact page it says this, apparently he can’t/won’t read. So, here is what he sends. Great…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #218

The Week That Was: 2016-03-12 (March 12, 2016) 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) Quest for Precision: One of the characteristics of scientific activities is the quest for precision to describe the physical world. Precision in understanding…

Global Sea Surface Temperature Responses to the 1997/98 and 2015/16 El Niño Events

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Alternate Title:  Just in Case You Thought Sea Surface Temperatures around the Globe Responded Similarly to Strong El Niños This post will illustrate quite clearly that the responses of ocean surface temperatures differ noticeably with El Niño events of similar strength—those in 1997/98 and 2015/16. INTRODUCTION Climate scientists use statistical…