Turnbull (centre) with deputy leader Julie Bishop (right) and Helen Coonan (left) in July 2009.

Aussie PM Tiptoes Away From Carbon Tax Uproar

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – Aussie Climate Enthusiast Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, member for Goldman Sachs, has walked back an apparent attempt to introduce a new Aussie Carbon Tax after his own MPs vigorously rebelled against the idea. From JoNova; 9 mins: He is asked about an energy “emission intensity scheme”. Josh…

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Studies worry: Is Greenland on thin ice?

From the UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT Greenland on thin ice? Two studies in Nature open deep history of Greenland’s ice sheet — and raise new questions about its stability The ice sheet covering Greenland is four times bigger than California — and holds enough water to raise global sea-level more than twenty feet if most of it…

Study: The climate 'uncertainty monster' limits geoengineering schemes

From the VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND, a paper that suggests Dr. Judith Curry’s view of the “uncertainty monster” was right all along. Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change Climate engineering refers to the systematic, large-scale modification of the environment using various climate intervention techniques. However, a new study…

How SkepticalScience views global warming – one way only

Guest essay by Sheldon Walker Most people have probably seen the SkepticalScience graph called “The Escalator”. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you can view it here: Source: http://www.skepticalscience.com/graphics.php?g=47 SkepticalScience claims that “Contrarians” inappropriately “cherrypick” short time periods that show a cooling trend. But SkepticalScience uses a linear regression over the full date range (1970…

Global warming fails the random natural variation contest

Previously on WUWT, I covered this contest. At that time, Doug J. Keenan stated: There have been many claims of observational evidence for global-warming alarmism. I have argued that all such claims rely on invalid statistical analyses. Some people, though, have asserted that the analyses are valid. Those people assert, in particular, that they can…

Live Feed from a smallish, but important, climate conference

At the Crossroads III: Energy and Climate Policy Summit. Our country stands at a crossroads of two incompatible forces. On one side is the historical opportunity our country now has to become the world’s energy superpower while restoring vigorous economic growth and full employment. On the other side is coercive federal and state policy to…

Leonardo DiCaprio and Donald Trump

Leonardo DiCaprio Meeting with President-elect Donald Trump

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Leonardo DiCaprio has met with Donald Trump and his team, to try to convince him to implement a programme of green job creation. … “Today, we presented the President-elect and his advisors with a framework – which LDF developed in consultation with leading voices in the fields of economics and…