Newsbytes: Elon Musk's SolarCity Crashes

As SolarCity Crashes, Is Elon Musk Overrated? SolarCity is struggling. Tesla is struggling. Elon Musk is not the King Midas of making companies perfect. Musk’s magic can’t do everything anymore.…

Ta Moko

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Yesterday afternoon we took off at 3:45 from Fiji en route to Brisbane. I always enjoy that flight, it’s often a cross-section of the types…

9 mm/year of sea level rise in South East Florida? Only if you cherry-pick

Claims are only possible by cherry-picking the multidecadal oscillation with a short time window Guest essay by Albert Parker From the “every trick is legitimate to prove the flood will…

The Transient Climate Response (TCR) revisited from Observations (once more)

Guest essay By Frank Bosse In a recent blog post at Dr. Judith Curry’s website the author Nicholas Lewis analyzes the climate sensivity from observations and concludes a TCR of about…

MIT Lecture: Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Ghassan Hage, of the University of Melbourne, apparently presented a lecture today at MIT, which explored the links between Islamophobia and Global Warming. According…

Busted claim: data shows that climate induced sea level rise didn't wipe out five Solomon Islands

The sea levels of the Solomon Islands are rising of 7-10 mm yr-1 only by cherry picking Guest essay by Albert Parker Albert, Leon, Grinham, Church, Gibbes & Woodroffe recently…

Huff Post thinks Nuclear War might do More Damage than Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Huffington Post has suggested that a full scale nuclear war, and the climatic aftermath, not only might do more damage that anthropogenic global warming, but…

Actual press release headline: Sexy ideas won't slow climate change if people don't buy in and buy them

From MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY and the P.T. Barnum department, via Eurekalert, comes this actual headline that made me chortle, then I read the money quote: “But so far there is almost no…

"Hillary Clinton's climate and energy policies, explained"

Guest post by David Middleton Vox’s David Roberts actually wrote a useful article.  Since there is a slim chance that Hillary Clinton might be America’s first woman and second Marxist…

If elected, Hillary plans to install 'climate situation room' in the White House

From the “pandering to your base” department and Climate Nexus: Clinton’s Climate and Energy Plans: Hillary Clinton plans to focus on smaller legislative actions and use executive action on climate…

Federal Judge: Obama White House showed "Bad Faith" in Global Warming Case

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Washington Times reports that a Federal Judge ruled on Monday that the Obama White House showed “Bad Faith”, in how it responded to a request…

Fiji Waters

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, I’ve been using a home-made thermometer setup to measure the air and water temperatures of the waters around…

Harvard Business Review: Conflating LGBT Rights with Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Harvard Business Review thinks that because some businesses objected to North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, this is a sign they will all soon jump on…

The cause of a record warm El Niño year? Leftovers

From AGU: Leftover warm water in Pacific Ocean fueled massive El Niño WASHINGTON, DC — A new study provides insight into how the current El Niño, one of the strongest…

2015/2016 El Nino Not Linked To Global Warming, Says Former IPCC Vice-Chairman

Global Cooling In The Works The current El Nino phenomenon that has brought prolonged drought and sweltering heat to Malaysia is the strongest of the 20 over the last 60…

Facts Clear Astrophysicist Soon of Wrongdoing While Indicting Journalists Covering Climate Debate

Guest opinion by Ron Arnold Willie Soon, Ph.D., is an astrophysicist in the Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Soon’s career…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #225

The Week That Was: 2016-05-07 (May 7, 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…

Claim: The Global Cooling Skyscraper Which Could Save the Planet

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Italian architect Paolo Venturella has proposed a gigantic megastructure to prevent global warming, though building it may present a few practical difficulties. Our planet is…

Gang Aft Agley

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach At least things started well on the voyage to New Caledonia. We got the ship all prepared, we cleared Customs and Immigration, and the good…

Misuse of The Law; Another Battle in the Climate Wars

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball “In war, truth is the first casualty.” Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC) Maybe my first payment from Exxon for my climate views will arrive…

More US Taxpayer Cash Giveaways for Clean Energy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The US Government is concerned that huge taxpayer underwritten loan guarantees for renewable energy projects aren’t producing the results they want, so they have decided…

The Great Barrier Reef: Is it dead yet?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian claims tour operators are refusing to take people to see coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, for fear it will put tourists…

Saturday silliness stupidity, only do airplane math in Roman numerals

This is rather far off-topic, but since it has national security implications, and since it’s outrageous, I’m sure readers will want to heed the lessons in this story before you…

Prepare for blackouts: San Diego To Run 100 Percent On Renewable Energy By 2035

(via Slashdot) The city of San Diego has announced a bold new plan to run completely on renewable energy by 2035. While the city already produces the second largest electrical…