Washington State Judge Denies Climate "Necessity" Defence in Ecoterrorism Case

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Washington State Judge Michael E Rickert has caused green heads to explode, by ruling that climate change is a matter of debate. Judge in environmental…

January 2017 Projected Temperature Anomalies from NCEP/NCAR Data

Guest Post By Walter Dnes In continuation of my Temperature Anomaly projections, the following are my January projections, as well as last month’s projections for December, to see how well…

Climate Clown Prince Charles Might Lecture President Trump

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Trump aides have raised concerns that Prince Charles, the crown prince who thinks Mad King George was “misunderstood”, will use an upcoming state visit to…

The 'Doomsday Clock' is broken – it conflates disparate threats

Guest essay by Noel S. Williams The Doomsday clock cannot simultaneously measure the threats of nuclear war and climate change. The board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists recently issued…

Trump EPA transition advisor: Trump will honor his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement

US president Donald Trump will honour his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement and defund UN climate programmes, a former adviser to the new…

From the Famously Failed Prediction Files: "Nobody Will Be Using Coal in 2017"

Guest post by David Middleton IN BRIEF In the midst of a coal shortage in 1917, one writer predicted that solar energy would replace coal by 2017. Coal is still…

"worse than we thought" – Action is needed to make stagnant CO2 emissions fall

From the missed target department and STANFORD’S SCHOOL OF EARTH, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Without a significant effort to reduce greenhouse gases, including an accelerated deployment of technologies for capturing atmospheric…

Salon: Childless Climate Faithful Upset By Celebrity Hypocrisy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Salon, women who have taken a personal decision to help save the planet, by not having children, are angry that celebrity hypocrites appear…

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

From the UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use…

Help send Kenji to the "Scientists March on Washington" event!

From the “all’s fair in love, war, and climate science” department comes this opportunity. On Facebook, Dr. Roy Spencer made a comment related to a post on the original website calling…

This is How Climate Works – Part 3

Guest essay by Mike Jonas /Continued from Part 2 6. The Awful Process 6.1 Paradigm Shift In Part 1, I referred to the truly awful process by which science currently…

Parrotfish Vindicated

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Four years ago I wrote a post called “The Parrotfish Should Be The National Bird“, about the critical place that the parrotfish plays in the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #256

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President TWTW: Due to other commitments requiring refraining from public comments that may…

IPCC Objectives and Methods Mandated Elimination, Reduction, Manipulation of Inadequate Real Data and Creation of False Data.

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) computer model projections are unfailingly wrong. Projections for three scenarios, High, Medium and Low, are consistently high compared to…

What do three CET reference weather stations used by the Met Office have in common?

Guest essay by Tom Barr Central England Temperature stations, long considered a benchmark, have been affected by land use change and urbanisation The answer is blindingly obvious, from above: they…

This is How Climate Works – Part 2

Guest essay by Mike Jonas /Continued from Part 1 3. The Models can never work In an earlier post, Inside the Climate Computer Models, I explained how the climate computer…

Stunning Earth UHD imagery from new GOES 16 satellite

Finally, a weather satellite showing Earth from space “goes” high definition. With five-times greater coverage, four-times the spatial resolution, and three-times the spectral channels than earlier generations of GOES-16’s Advanced…

Claim: Climate Will Increase Toxic Mercury Levels in Seawater

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims global warming will increase biological production and bio-accumulation of methylmercury, a hideously toxic organic mercury compound. But the attempt by the…

Four Key Charts for a Climate Change Skeptic

Skeptics often get asked to show why they thinks climate change isn’t a crisis, and why we should not be alarmed about it. These four graphs from Michael David White…

Homogenization of temperature data makes Capetown South Africa have a warmer climate record

Playing around with my hometown data, I was horrified when I found what NASA had done to it.  Even producing GISTEMP Ver 2 was counterfactual. Guest essay by Philip Lloyd…

This is How Climate Works – Part 1

Guest essay by Mike Jonas This is how climate works. It’s all about seeing the ocean and atmosphere separately: The sun directly warms the ocean. Cloud cover changes naturally, affecting…

12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) to be held

Via press release: It’s official! The 12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) will take place on March 23-24 in Washington, DC. Attached is a flyer I hope you will…

Scientific American: Trump Mexican Border Wall will be a "Climate Mistake"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientific American thinks construction of President Trump’s border wall will dangerously exacerbate climate change. Trump’s Wall Could Cause Serious Environmental Damage The effects of building…

Study: The solution to unreliable wind and solar power? Build more!

From the “twice as expensive, half as reliable” department comes this paper from SPRINGER where they seemed to have figured out (finally) that wind and solar just isn’t all that good…