Amsterdam Renewable Energy Incubator Announces Grant Programme

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A startup incubator firm based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has announced help and grants for people who want to pursue renewable energy ideas. Start-ups brimming with…

China and US to ratify landmark Paris climate deal ahead of G20 summit, sources reveal

by Myron Ebell The South China Morning Post reported on Thursday that U. S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping “are set to jointly announce their ratification” of…

Inconvenient Study: Biofuels not as 'green' as many think – may be worse than Gasoline

From the “road to hell is paved with good intentions” department: Biofuels not as ‘green’ as many think Go back to basics when calculating the greenhouse impact and carbon neutrality…

Friday Funny: study says gender and political belief systems trump actual hurricane data

From PRINCETON UNIVERSITY and the “it’s not a lie, if you believe it” department comes this laughable study. Opinion is not hurricane data, and opinion doesn’t trump physical measurement. The one…

Svensmark publishes: Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover

From Denmark Technical University Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover Solar variations affect the abundance of clouds in our atmosphere, a new study lead by DTU…

Huge forecast uncertainty over possible Florida tropical storm #Invest99L #Hermine

A clear demonstration of model uncertainty in predicting ahead 7 days is evident in the difference in output for two highly used forecast models, one says we’ll have a signicant…

New climate reconstruction study claims humans have been causing warming since the onset of the Industrial Revolution.

From the ignoring natural variation with confirmation bias department Brian Lindauer writes Apparently it IS worse than we thought… A new paper published in Nature purports to find a connection…

Increasing Antarctic snowfall may offset sea-level rise

From THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY By mid-century, more Antarctic snowfall may help offset sea-level rise Increasing precipitation masked by natural variability — for now When Antarctica’s air temperature…

Earth sized planet found orbiting our sun’s nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri

From Nature (h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard) Astronomers have discovered evidence of a small, rocky planet orbiting our nearest star – and it may even be a bit like Earth.…

Claim: Extreme Global Warming caused mass extintion event 252 million years ago

From CAGE – CENTER FOR ARCTIC GAS HYDRATE, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT and the unquestionable certainty about the past department: Extreme global warming  caused a severe mass extinction of life on…

Blowback has started on Schneiderman and the #ExxonKnew AG's

From the Bend Bulletin: Editorial: What’s safe to say about climate change? We would appreciate it if Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum would tell us what we are supposed to…

Green Journalist: People prefer Playing Pokemon to Worrying About Climate Issues

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A green journalist is in despair that most people prefer playing trendy computer games, rather than listening to his urgent warnings about the imminent green…

Hump Day Hilarity – infinite carbon loop

Russell Cook writes: I kid you not. From tonight’s (8/23/16) PBS NewsHour broadcast segment titled “To combat climate change, these scientists are turning CO2 into rock“, these quotes from the…

The 'Great Arctic Cyclone of 2016' turned out to be not so great for sea ice doomsters

Last week I mentioned how WeatherUnderground was touting the ‘Great Arctic Cyclone of 2016’ as being a repeat of the ice crusher cyclone in the summer of 2012. People that want…

Study: Haze in China amplifies UHI effect

Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities Research reveals that impacts of haze pollution in the US and China vary significantly From the YALE SCHOOL…

What did ExxonMobil Know and When Did They Know it? (Part Quatre: "Is ExxonMobil Actually Only Worth A Fraction Of What It Says?")

Guest post by David Middleton In my previous posts regarding the lawless inquisition of ExxonMobil and its supposed climate cover-up, I’ve pretty well demonstrated that ExxonMobil (then Humble Oil, later Exxon)…

US Libertarian Presidential Candidate Backs a Carbon "Fee"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Daily Caller – US Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson wants to impose a government enforced carbon fee to combat climate change. Climate change and…

Virtually indistinguishable – Comparing early 20th Century warming to late 20th Century warming

Guest essay by Andy May Many writers, including Professor Richard Lindzen and Ed Caryl have noticed the remarkable similarity in global warming observed from around 1910 to 1944 and 1975…

Willis and I walk the Planck

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I do apologize for not having replied sooner to my friend the irrepressible, irascible, highly improbable but always fascinating Willis Eschenbach, who on August 15…

Worse than we thought: Antarctic vulnerability to climate change

From the “Antarctic ice is normal now but just you wait” department…. Above:  most recent data from NSIDC. ….and the UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH: Antarctica’s past shows region’s vulnerability to climate change…

Climate Persecution Theorist Peter Wadhams: The Book

Peter Wadhams, who regularly predicts an ice free arctic, and infamously speculated that he and his friends might be the target of a big oil assassination conspiracy, has written a…

NOAA’s New Climate Explorer – NOAA Needs to Provide a Disclaimer for Their Climate Model Presentations

Suggested Disclaimer: Climate Model Outputs Have Been Manipulated By NOAA to Make Models Appear to Perform Well Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post introduces readers to a newly revised…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #237

The Week That Was: 2016-08-20 (August 20, 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…

The North Atlantic: Ground Zero of Global Cooling

Guest essay by David Archibald The warning signs have been there for some time now – persistent failures of the wheat crop in Norway for example. The North Atlantic is…