Bill Nye: Millennials will Save Us from Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US Television Personality Bill Nye thinks the younger generation will save the world from Climate Change, by forcing the Republican Party to embrace climate narratives to win their vote. But there are a few factors Nye is overlooking. “Don’t be surprised, after the conservatives, the Republicans, pick somebody, this person…

Ooops! Another big failure of the climate models – rainfall did not increase

According to a new study in Nature, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. Researchers from Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland have found that climate models overestimated the increase in wet and dry extremes as temperatures increased during the twentieth century. The new…

The Awful Terrible Horrible Global Sea Ice Crisis

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My examination of objects cryospherical continues. In my last post, The Size of Icy Reflections, I showed that a change of 10% in the global sea ice area translates into a global average of a 0.1 watt per square metre (W/m2) change in reflected sunlight. In this post, I’ll look at what…

The Illusions Provided by Time-Series Graphs of Climate Model Ensembles and Model Spreads

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The post Controversy over comparing models with observations at Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. prompted this post.  Judith’s post includes a Twitter exchange and a couple of model-data comparison graphs furnished by Dr. Gavin Schmidt, the director of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies.  The one from Gavin for the global mid-troposphere…

Uh, oh. New study shows Earth’s internal heat drives rapid ice flow and subglacial melting in Greenland

Distant history of the North Atlantic region contributes to the present-day ice loss From the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences To understand Greenland’s ice of today researchers have to go far back into Earth’s history. The island’s lithosphere has hot depths which originate in its distant geological past and cause Greenland’s ice to rapidly flow…

New hybrid system design could cut coal-plant emissions in half

Combining gasification with fuel-cell technology could boost efficiency of coal-powered plants From MIT: CAMBRIDGE, MA — Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the…