Claim: Global Warming will Increase Arctic Snowfall

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study published by scientists at the University of Buffalo claims that global warming will increase snowfall in the arctic, slowing the rate of sea…

New study shows no wildfire increases due to global warming, slight decline in recent decades noted

From SWANSEA UNIVERSITY:  Wildfire — it’s not spreading like wildfire Global wildfire: Misconceptions about trends and impacts revealed in new research A new analysis of global data related to wildfire,…

High-speed camera captures amazing lightning flash

Super-slow-motion footage from recent Florida storm From the FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MELBOURNE, FLA. — Scientists at Florida Institute of Technology used a high-speed camera to capture an amazing lighting…

The latest EIA CO2 emissions data shows that the U.S. is not a significant contributor to increasing global CO2 emissions.

U.S. overall energy related emissions are 12% below 2005 levels, and electricity generated related emissions are that of 1993. Guest essay by Larry Hamlin EIA data and analysis shows that…

Oh Noes!!! "Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes."

“It’s the most dire prediction yet”!!! Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here.   By Marianne Lavelle PUBLISHED MAY 23, 2016 In even the bleakest climate change…

Bill Nye's Scientism

by WILLIE SOON AND ISTVÁN MARKÓ (via Breitbart) There is a saying in the world of science that if scientific facts do not support your arguments then stop shouting. It…

Does Direct Private Funding of City Climate Bureaucrats Bypass Democracy?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientific American reports a disturbing new Rockefeller Foundation initiative, to green city administrations, by funding senior “Chief Resilience Officer” positions in town hall bureaucracies. Coastal…

Claim: "Game of Thrones" is about Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Ex Think Progress editor Zack Beauchamp thinks “Game of Thrones” Season 6 proves that the show is about Climate Change. The following contains some spoilers…

CEI fires back at Ed Maibach over 'emergency stay' of #RICO20 FOIA documents – looks like he's toast

People send me stuff. Earlier today, we saw that Ed Maibach himself hired an attorney to file an emergency stay of release of FOIA documents that George Mason University had…

Did the Paris Agreement Effectively Dismantle the Climate Movement?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Aussie academic David Holmes, of the University of Melbourne, suggests that Politicians are using the Paris Agreement to defuse climate concerns, by claiming Paris “solved”…

BREAKING: #RICO20 Edward Maibach tries 'emergency stay' to retroactively pull Shukla/George Mason University emails from view

People send me stuff. It seems that one of the two main ringleaders of the RICO20 is trying some legal wrangling this morning to head off disclosure of more documents.…

Skeptics win, freedom prevails: Virgin Islands AG Withdraws DC Subpoena of CEI

Sanctions Motion From CEI Still in Play, Original Subpoena not Withdrawn Following the pledge in a May 13 letter to CEI’s attorney, U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker (AG…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #227

The Week That Was: 2016-05-21 (May 21, 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…

Say Goodbye to the 2015/16 El Niño

Plus a Few Freebees at the End of the Post Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The sea surface temperature anomalies of the NINO3.4 region of the equatorial Pacific are bordered…

Why don't we put Climate Scientists in Charge of the Country?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama recently gave a speech, in which he seemed to suggest that politicians should subordinate their decisions to the opinions of scientists. My question…

Another Importance of Small Islands in Global Warming Alarmism

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Sea level rise and threats to small Pacific islands are back in the news, like the recent concern about five Pacific islands. Part of the…

Fire breaks out at world's largest solar power plant – Ivanpah

From the L.A. Times: A generating tower at the world’s largest solar energy plant was shut down Thursday after a mirror misalignment caused sunlight to burn through electrical wiring and start a small fire, according…

A MUST READ – WUWT Housekeeping: ongoing issues, updates, fixes, and polls

NOTE: This will be a top post until Monday, new stories follow below. A couple of Saturdays ago, I posted an “Open Thread” with a question about “What could we…

The Economic Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Image licensed from Shutterstock Guest essay by Ken Gregory Energy Balance Climate Sensitivity The most important parameter in determining the economic impact of climate change is the sensitivity of the…

Claim: Climate Causes More Young Girls to be Raped

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Reuters, in Guatemala, young girls don’t get raped because they are stalked by filthy perverts, who are shielded by what appears to be…

Bill McKibben Despairs at the failure of Shareholder Climate Activism

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Prominent climate activist Bill McKibben is unhappy that fund managers seem to be putting profits ahead of action to curb climate change. Let’s give up…

The morality of METI – should we broadcast to let aliens know "we're here" ?

Dr. Leif Svalgaard advises us of this paper via email. Apparently some people want to ring the “cosmic dinner bell” by broadcasting powerful radio transmissions to get the attention of possible…

Laughable Claim: Antarctic snowfall accumulation won't save us from sea level rise because weather patterns were different 10,000 years ago

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON comes this desperate piece from Eric Steig of RealClimate and the “Antarctica is warming but now busted” department. Via Eurekalert: Will more snow over Antarctica…

Aussie Climate Professor: "Governments may need extraordinary emergency powers"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Yet another Aussie academic attack on Democracy, Mark Diesendorf, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, UNSW, UNSW Australia has demanded wide ranging social changes, a “wartime…