Is climate change controversy good for science?

By Craig Idso In the title of their newly published article in the journal Scientometrics, Jankó et al. (2017) ask the important question “Is climate change controversy good for science?” Their answer,…

Mann Claims Climate is Not Debatable – at an Academic Freedom Event

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – Michael Mann has complained about Climate “Deniers” being given a platform, when speaking at an event held to honour academics targeted…

Quote of the week: 'anonymous cowards' please take note

Just before I wrote And, I’m back the other day, I came across this quote that inspired me to press on against the ugliness, the abuse, and the taunting that…

The ridiculous #ExxonKnew Investigation Takes Another Hit (two actually)

See update below – AG skips court, order issued From the “Goreballs and the McKibbenites are getting smaller and smaller” department comes news of a new academic paper which suggests…

Cooler Global Temperatures Ahead: Indications are that La Niña is returning

Paul at Vencore Weather notes the ENSO forecast models and the data seem to be in alignment Overview Earlier this year, there were signs that a weak El Nino in…

Coral Reefs, Temperature and Ocean pH

By Andy May Georgiou, et al. 2015 have reported that coral reefs in the Australian Great Barrier Reef, near Heron Island, are insensitive to ocean pH changes. The location of…

Remember all the fuss over Walruses and Climate Change? Never Mind

Breaking: Pacific walrus is not threatened with extinction says US Fish & Wildlife “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said they cannot determine with certainty that walruses are likely to become…

Good news about CO2 emissions – Progress to a better world

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website Summary: 2017 has been a good year for news about climate change. Here is more good news, courtesy of the Dutch government.…