June 2016 Projected Temperature Anomalies from NCEP/NCAR Data

Guest Post By Walter Dnes In continuation of my Temperature Anomaly projections for April and May, the following are my June projections, as well as my previous projections for May, to see…

The sun is as blank as a billiard ball, solar activity dwindling to lows not seen in 200 years

Guest essay by David Archibald The latest image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows our sun as a blank canvas. No sunspots. Solar cycle 24 activity continues to be lowest…

Worst science of the year: “‘Unprecedented’: Scientists declare ‘global climate emergency’ after jet stream crosses equator”

This ridiculous claim made me think of this line: Sometimes, number one, you just have to bow to the absurd – Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek TNG From RAW Story and…

RCP 8.5 to Exterminate Antarctica's Penguins by 2100!!!

Guest post by David Middleton From the formerly respectable National Geographic…   By Aaron Sidder PUBLISHED JUNE 29, 2016 Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) have survived in Antarctica for nearly 45,000…

El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires

From NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the “just watch, they’ll blame climate change anyway” department comes this forecast: The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an…

Skeptics Win! AG pulls #ExxonKnew subpoena

Climate change prosecutors suffer defeat as attorney general pulls Exxon subpoena Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker agreed Wednesday to withdraw his climate-related subpoena of ExxonMobil, a stunning reversal…

Good news! Climate study finds human CO2 fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere greening

From DOE/OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 29, 2016 — A multinational team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute has…

Remember that claim "global warming is causing cherry trees to bloom earlier" ? – Never mind, light pollution is likely the cause

Oh this is funny. I pointed out the other day on Twitter that “Global Warming is the universal boogeyman of the left”. Almost anything that seems slightly out of the…

Wild claim from 'Joltin Joe Romm' at Think Progress: Global Warming Caused Brexit and the Rise of Trump

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t DailyCaller – an article by Joe Romm on Think Progress (formerly Climate Progress) claims global warming triggered the “political tipping point” which led to…

Study: Record cold and snowy North American winters not due to climate change – within normal variation

There have been several papers published in the last decade that have been trying to claim that global warming is causing declining Arctic sea ice, and that in turn is…

Brexit: Siemens Freezes New Wind Power Projects

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t mwhite – Siemens has frozen new British wind power projects, until the post Brexit relationship with the European Union is negotiated. Siemens freezes new…

New paper: Modulation of Ice Ages via Precession and Dust-Albedo Feedbacks

A brief summary of the new paper published in Science Direct It is an interesting story that demonstrates that CO2 is only a bit-player in the drama of world climate,…

Quote of the Week- Mann parodies science: 'we don't need no stinking data'

With apologies to Alfonso Bedoya in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. once quipped: If Michael Mann did not exist, the skeptics would have to invent…

Discovery: Wind-blown Antarctic sea ice helps drive ocean circulation

Study first to quantify influence of Antarctic sea ice Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the…

Previously unknown global ecological disaster discovered

From the UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH There have been several mass extinctions in the history of the earth. One of the largest known disasters occurred around 252 million years ago at…

Global Surface Temperature Anomalies Should Be Higher In 2016 Than 2015

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post confirms what most of us suspect based on the history of global surface temperature data responses to strong El Niño events. That is,…

Guardian: Old People Voting Against Climate or Brexit is "Intergenerational Theft"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Oil industry consultant Dana Nuccitelli, writing for the Guardian, has launched yet another green attack on democracy, by suggesting that older people who voted for…

From the Scientific Urban Legend Department: “The little Bramble Cay melomys is likely the first mammal claimed by man-made climate change”

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The Claim: Bramble Cay melomys (mosaic-tailed rat) is the first mammal to go extinct due to human-induced climate change. Rating: Examples: “A small rodent that…

Hoegh-Guldberg’s Coral Sophistry Triggers Sagan’s Science Baloney Alert!

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Recently The Australian…

Newsbytes: Brexit Victory Boosts Climate Sceptics

Britain has just had its Rosa Parks moment. 1) Brexit Victory Boosts Climate Sceptics Toronto Sun, 27 June 2016 Lorrie Goldstein The UK may take a more skeptical approach to…

AMA issues warning about "Energy Efficient" LED Streetlights

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The American Medical Association is concerned that the glare, the high blue light content of “energy efficient” LED streetlights being rolled out across America, might…

Close But No Cigar – NINO3.4 SST Anomalies Are a Tick (0.1 deg C) above La Niña Threshold

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This is a quick ENSO update. NOAA’s weekly sea surface temperature anomaly data for the NINO regions (based on the original Reynolds OI.v2 data) are…

Hurricane Main Development Region of North Atlantic – Climate Model-Simulated Sea Surface Temperatures Are Too Cool

And Those Too-Cool Surface Temperatures Create Obvious Problems for Researchers Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE:  The closing has been revised. The sea surface temperatures of the tropical North Atlantic…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #230

The Week That Was: 2016-06-25 (June 25, 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…