Chinese Sunspots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See also the new Update at the end of the post.] I see that there is a new paper from China causing a great disturbance…

EXCLUSIVE: Climate skeptic files sweeping RICO lawsuit against most all climate related NGO's, and some individuals

Jury trial demanded in filing made in United States District Court, Lubbock, Texas today The cover page reads: LEONID GOLDSTEIN Plaintiff v. CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK, CERES INC., ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND INC.,…

Joe Romm bombs again – fails to check history on Arctic icebreaker claims

First, let’s get one thing clear, Joe Romm of the Center for American progress is paid to write stuff with headlines like this: Arctic death spiral: Icebreakers reach North Pole…

HMS Terror from doomed Franklin expedition believed found in Arctic

Archaeologists may have finally located the historic vessel that disappeared 168 years ago in Canada’s north We’ve covered the Franklin Expedition before, so this from the Canadian Geographic Society is of interest:…

Some big-name science papers ignore CO2 fertilization when assessing agriculture

Guest essay by Alberto Zaragoza Comendador CO2 is food for plants: a simplistic statement, but also a correct one. The factoid is so well-known, so basic, bringing it up in…

Why Albedo is the Wrong Measure of Reflectivity for Modeling Climate

Guest essay by Clyde Spencer The total reflectivity of Earth is important in energy budget calculations and in Global Circulation Models used to predict climate. If the value used is…

Daily Kos Eschews Anthrax Basic Epidemiology, Embraces Climate Fear Mongering

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 The Russian Anthrax…

UN Climate Convention Travel Fund For Poor Countries Running Dry

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Climate Change News – rich countries have failed this year to top up the fund which allows delegates from poor countries to pitch up…