Gavin Schmidt Warns Donald Trump Not to Interfere with the NASA Climate Division

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has “warned” President-elect Donald Trump not to interfere with their climate activities. Schmidt maintains the GISS global temperature series, arguably the most adjusted of all the global temperature products. ‘Global warming doesn’t care about the election’: Nasa scientist warns…

BP: Indonesia’s Coal Consumption has Doubled Since 2010

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – According to BP, Indonesia’s coal consumption has doubled since 2010, promoting coal to be the largest source of Indonesian energy. Indonesia’s coal consumption remains high: BP … The BP Statistical Review 2016 revealed on Wednesday that Indonesia’s coal consumption had doubled since 2010. Last year, coal became…

Strolling reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the Kebnekaise valley, Lappland, Sweden.

Claim: Climate is killing off the Reindeer

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Bruce Forbes has speculated that increasing frequency of rain in the Arctic, which freezes to hard ice, is starving the reindeer by preventing them from breaking through to their frozen fodder. 80,000 reindeer have starved to death as Arctic sea ice retreats By Andy Coghlan It’s not just polar…

Peak Oil Indefinitely Postponed

Guest post by David Middleton The U.S. Geological Survey has made its largest discovery of recoverable crude ever under parts of West Texas, the federal agency announced Tuesday. A recent assessment found the “Wolfcamp shale” geologic formation in the Midland area holds an estimated 20 billion barrels of accessible oil along with 16 trillion cubic feet of…

October 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through October 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NOAA NCEI (formerly NOAA NCDC) through September 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through October 2016. It also…