House Hearing on “Climate Science”: Eyewitness Report and Thoughts

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Chairman – Lamar Smith (R-TX). Hearing subject – Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method. Panel of Witnesses: Dr. Judith Curry, Dr. John Christy, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., and Michael Mann. Guest essay by Leo Goldstein Summary Democratic members of the Committee did everything they could…

Global Temperature Report: March 2017

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.12 C per decade March temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.19 C (about 0.34 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March. Northern Hemisphere: +0.30 C (about 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March. Southern Hemisphere: +0.07 C (about 0.13 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March. Tropics:…

The Misuse of Asthma as a Justifaction for EPA Rules

Guest post by David Middleton EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was one of the featured guests on Fox News Sunday yesterday.  Chris Wallace grilled him about President Trump’s decision to scrap Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).  The interview mostly consisted of Wallace reading Obama Maladministration talking points about the CPP and demanding that Pruitt explain how they…

Claim: Early climate ‘payback’ with higher emission reductions

From the UK met office and the “decarbonize now” brigade: Early climate ‘payback’ with higher emission reductions Climate scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre have shown that the early mitigation needed to limit eventual warming below potentially dangerous levels has a climate ‘payback’ much earlier than previously thought. Lead scientist Andrew Ciavarella explains: “Our…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #264

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Science or Dogma: In the 30 years between the 1979 Charney report to the National Academy of Sciences on an investigation of the possible effects of increased carbon dioxide on the earth’s temperatures to the 2009 EPA’s…