Inconvenient result: Ocean acidification can also promote shell formation

From the “non-news in the MSM because it doesn’t support the cause” department comes this inconvenient study from the NIOZ ROYAL NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH. Unexpected result: Ocean acidification can…

100,000 year ice age cycle linked to orbital periods and sea ice

From BROWN UNIVERSITY Earth’s orbital variations and sea ice synch glacial periods PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Earth is currently in what climatologists call an interglacial period, a warm pulse…

Al Gore Steps In, Hosts Cancelled CDC Climate Conference

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Al Gore is hosting his own cut down version of a Centers for Disease Control Climate Conference which was cancelled in the wake of the…

Trump set to eliminate U.S. involvment in Paris Climate Agreement

By Chris White President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Thursday indirectly targeting the Paris climate summit agreement signed by the Obama administration seeking to reduce carbon emission levels…

'Warming' and 'The Pause' Explained By Wind, Upwelling And Mixing

Cooling and warming the surface of the Earth without energy loss or energy gain: a natural mechanism Guest Post by Wim Röst Abstract Upwelling is a massive force, well visible…

China and India reach a 'pack a day' cigarette equivalent in air pollution

From the “EPA helped export the problem overseas” department, comes this press release from Berkeley Earth: Horrific Air Pollution in Europe Reaches 7 cigarettes per day equivalent, a pack a…

Aussie Electricity Company Pays $123 Million Penalty Rather than Buying Renewables

Greens are outraged that ERM Power, an Australian electricity company, has chosen to pay a penalty for not buying green energy certificates, rather than “supporting” green energy companies. ERM Power…

Warmest Ten Years on Record (Now Includes all December Data)

Guest Post by Werner Brozek, Edited by Just The Facts The table below ranks the warmest ten years according to the five data sets I cover. For each of these…

AltUSNatParkService

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach — crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan and frequent user of our National…

Scientists Plan March on Washington

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists are apparently planning a march on Washington. My question – will anyone notice? Scientists Are Planning the Next Big Washington March Last weekend, a…

Palestinian Climate Change Part II

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my prior post on this subject, Palestinian Climate Change, I reported that I was overjoyed that the UNFCCC, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate…

FEAR OF NUCLEAR

Guest essay by Roger Graves Whether or not one accepts the need to reduce CO2 emissions, a power source capable of providing reliable base load power with minimal fuel requirements…

SkepSci: "We’re now breaking global temperature records once every three years"… So what?

Guest post by David Middleton The folks at the logical fallacy factory must be working overtime… According to Nasa, in 2016 the Earth’s surface temperature shattered the previous record for…

Alternative facts: Why the constitution gives Trump the power to tell @EPA what to do

SEE UPDATE ON EPA AT END OF THIS ARTICLE These real vs. alternative facts have been in the news the last couple of days. Here’s a real fact for those…

The Beginning of the End of EPA

Guest essay by Jay Lehr At the Republican National Convention last summer, the GOP approved a platform that stated: “We propose to shift responsibility for environmental regulation from the federal…

Gagged? Not Hardly.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach — Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice The media is all abuzz with claims that the Trump Administration has “gagged” or “muzzled” the…

Study: Climate Change is Making Some Birds Uglier

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims climate stress is making some birds lose their mating ornamentation. Climate change ecology: Hot under the collar A 34-year study of…

Apocalypse Cancelled, Sorry, No Ticket Refunds

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Estimates of future atmospheric CO2 values as a result of future emissions, called “scenarios”, fall into two camps—demand driven, and supply driven. A recent paper…

Trump reax: 'Doomsday Clock' likely to be moved closer to midnight

Press release: “DOOMSDAY CLOCK” ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR JANUARY 26TH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. White House in Transition, US-Russia Relations, North Korean Ambitions, Iran Nuclear Deal, and Uncertain Fate of Climate Solutions…

EPA Nominee Pruitt Attacked Because: “He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of climate science”

Guest post by David Middleton Environmentalists have put out a new ad campaign attacking President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “encouraging debate” among scientists…

Newsbytes – Trump's first executive actions put EPA, CDC, & Dakota pipeline into a tailspin

Via Climate Nexus: EPA Faces a Freeze & Friendly Fire: The EPA has been ordered to freeze all its grants and contracts, including programs for climate research, environmental justice, and…

Study: Presenting Deliberately "Weakened" Skeptic Arguments Increases Climate Acceptance

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study suggests that if people are psychologically “inoculated” with deliberately “weakened” versions of climate skeptic arguments, they are more likely to reject real…

Wacky Claim: Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus

From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER comes this wacky headline: Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #255

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project. THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President,SEPP False Precision – Hottest Year Ever? NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS)…