“Cooking” up Denialism in some universities?

Guest essay by  Bob Fernley-Jones (Mechanical engineer retired) Australia is blessed with a university-partnered blog The Conversation which is of mostly alarmist bent in the category of Energy + Environment.…

Friday Funny – some people just aren't clear on the concept of 'crime doesn't pay'

Get a load of this. We’ve all heard the usual hate-speech that climate skeptics should be “locked up” for having an alternate opinion. But, did you ever think you’d see…

A system for CO2 capture/conversion and electric power generation

Cornell scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity ITHACA, N.Y. – While the human race will always leave its carbon footprint on the Earth, it must continue to find ways to…

Section 526 – for a "Green National Defense"

Guest opinion by David Archibald “Men” said Charles Mackay in 1841,”go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” Recovering from groupthink is a…

Poll Study: Climate views and political affiliation linked

From the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the department of left/right politics comes this study. I suspect this mostly has to do with what news outlets these people…

Leaked ‘Secrecy Pact’ document shows #ExxonKnew Attorneys General colluded to obstruct FOIA requests

From E&E Legal: State AG ‘Secrecy Pact’ Aimed at Thwarting Transparency Laws Released; E&E Legal Obtains Document From DC Following Litigation Washington D.C. -The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E…

The Sinkhole – Our Descent into the Next Ice Age

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Back in May, Climate scientist Ed Hawkins published a scary spiral graph which appeared to show global warming leaping out at you. As a homage…

IPCC has at least doubled true climate sensitivity: a demonstration

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Roger Taguchi, who often circulates fascinating emails on climatological physics, has sent me a beautifully simple and elegant demonstration that IPCC has at…

USGS releases bird and insect incineration footage from Ivanpah Solar Electric Facility

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) released the following footage showing flying birds and insects incinerated by the intense heat near the solar towers of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating…

National Climatic Data Center /NCEI director Tom Karl resigns

From the one less bureaucrat department and NCDC/NCEI comes this press release: Tom Karl Retires After Nearly 41 Years of Service NCEI Director Tom Karl announces his retirement. After nearly…

The study of 'fossilized' lightning

From the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF INNOVATION) Study provides a new method to measure the energy of a lightning strike By investigating ‘fossilized’ sand cylinders made by lightning strikes,…

After Brexit, Clexit

Harmful, Costly, Unscientific Climate Treaties should be torn up Summary Statement by Viv Forbes, Founding Secretary of Clexit A new international organisation aims to prevent ratification of the costly and…

Guardian Accuses UNESCO of a Further Climate Coverup

Guest essay by Eric Worrall WUWT recently reported how UNESCO allegedly yielded to pressure from the Australian Government, to clumsily excise criticism of Aussie management of the Great Barrier Reef…

FAIL: USGS report on history of walrus haulouts leaves out correlation with population size

Dr. Susan Crockford notes: Walrus researchers from the US Geological Survey have a new report on the history of walrus haulouts in the Chukchi and Bering Seas – yet their…

Claim: Climate caused the Russian Anthrax Outbreak

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Guardian, unusually warm weather probably wouldn’t happen without our help. Anthrax outbreak triggered by climate change sickens dozens in Arctic Circle Seventy-two…

Claim: global warming driven extreme weather will increasingly disrupt striped bass fishing holes

From the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and the department of fish stories, comes this: Researchers study impact of extreme weather events on striped bass Abrupt changes in…

Soil feedbacks are a big uncertainty in climate change

From the YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Managing uncertainty: How soil carbon feedbacks could affect climate change There is more than twice as much carbon in the planet’s…

NASA analyses Maryland storm system that caused flooding

NASA looks at historic flooding from slow-moving Maryland storms NASA analyzed rainfall data from slow-moving storms that triggered flash floods over parts of central Maryland and caused devastating flooding in…

UAH Global Temperature Update for July, 2016

July Temperature Recovers Slightly from Previous Free-Fall From Dr. Roy Spencer: The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for July 2016 is +0.39 deg. C, up a…

A threat from University College, London over a climate skeptic conference.

Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley University College, London, one of the constituent colleges of what was once a respectable and serious academic institution, has declared open, vicious war…

Antarctic sea ice may be a source of mercury in southern ocean fish and birds

From the UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE New research has found methylmercury — a potent neurotoxin — in sea ice in the Southern Ocean. Published today in the journal Nature Microbiology, the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #234

The Week That Was: 2016-07-30 (July30, 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 Project…