An interview with Dr. Susan Crockford on the Harvey et al. attack paper over polar bear research

As many readers know, there was a erroneous and malicious paper recently published by The journal Bioscience titled Internet blogs, polar bears, and climate-change denial by proxy, (Harvey et al. 2017) covered…

Claim: Adding Fudge Factors Makes Climate Models Scarier

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – Climate models do a poor job of reproducing observed climate. But climate scientists seem to think they can produce more accurate…

Listing the Bearded Seal as Threatened: A Disturbing Victory for Untestable Hypotheses and Flawed Models.

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism I’m a longtime…

NASA: Radiation from Space is Increasing – weak sun to blame

High altitude instrumentation balloon measurements show an increase in cosmic rays since 2015 Since the spring of 2015, NASA’s Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been flying balloons…

The human race has peaked – because, climate change

From Frontiers in Physiology and the “why Kenyan Olympic runners from hot Africa beat the cold Norwegians” department comes this ludicrous claim. We may have reached our maximum limits for…

Another ‘worse than we thought’ study: Warming to be 15% worse than worst case scenario

From the ‘scare tactical modeling’ department comes this press release today, which has been circulating to news media until the embargo lifted this morning. You’ll see all sorts of caterwauling…

The Polar Vortex Returns: Massive cold wave headed for Eastern half of US, Florida

We’ve been watching this for a few days, and the forecast seems to be solidifying. Dr. Ryan Maue has some of the latest projections for snow and cold in the…

“Offshore drilling is not a fit for Florida”… It doesn’t have to fit in Florida.

Guest post by David Middleton The gray area on the map below is basically off limits to oil & gas operations.  It’s right next to the Central Gulf of Mexico…

Retraction request for Harvey et al. attack paper on Dr. Susan Crockford

Retraction request to Bioscience: FOIA emails document another harsh criticism of Amstrup’s 2007 polar bear model Essay by Dr. Susan Crockford (republished from her website https://polarbearscience.com )on Retraction request to Bioscience:…

New batteries for EV’s use “rust” for power storage

Renaissance of the Iron–Air Battery Jülich researchers show charging and discharging reactions during operation with nanometre precision Jülich, 3 November 2017 – Iron–air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density…

The SI (and data) for the Harvey et al. attack paper on Dr. Susan Crockford’s polar bear views

While the journal still has not released the Supplementary information (SI) file for the Harvey et al. paper, viewable here. I have a copy of the SI here that lists…

“Pseudoscience is embraced, it might be argued, in exact proportion as real science is misunderstood”… Except in the case of climate change.

Guest post by David Middleton This item on Real Clear Science caught my eye today… What Causes Science Denial?  Steven Novella, Neurologica Blog Dr. Novella discussed another paper which found…

Green California suffers from lack of urban trees – lowest per capita in US  

From the USDA FOREST SERVICE – PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RESEARCH STATION Despite city tree benefits, California urban canopy cover per capita lowest in US Trees in California communities are working overtime. From…

The 1970s Global Cooling Scare (and how the warming scare could not have happened without it)

Guest essay by Bernie Lewin This is the second post drawing on themes raised in the book Searching for the Catastrophe Signal. See a previous post on WUWT here. Forty-five…

Global Temperature Report: November 2017

From UAH and Dr. John Christy Global temperatures drop; November still warm Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade November temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.36…

Tamino

I was notified by a friend that Tamino is slagging Anthony and me over at his blog, where I was banned from commenting years ago because I pointed out some…

Claim: Hot Days Permanently Damage Babies

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims exposure during early childhood to temperatures above 90F (32C) permanently damages the child’s earning potential. Climate Change Might Lower Salaries The…

Another climate feedback found: ‘cooling effect of natural atmospheric particles is greater during warmer years’

  From the University of Leeds and the “settled science” department, comes this new idea that combines measurements with a model. Understanding the climate impact of natural atmospheric particles An…

Lew’ed behavior: The Strange Case of the Psychologist, the Gun and the Foot

Guest opinion by John Ridgway “Return your sword to its place, for all who will take up the sword, will die by the sword.” – Mathew, 26:52 Fans of Stephan…

A Senate Tax Bill Energy Trifecta: Opening ANWR, Killing EV’s and Energy Dominance!

Well… Maybe not killing EV’s… Just leveling the playing field a bit. Guest gloating by David Middleton Senate Republicans approve plan to allow drilling in Arctic refuge with tax legislation…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #294

The Week That Was: 2017-12-02 (December 2, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President 38.5 Years of Data:…

Wildfires: Separating Demagoguery from the Science

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Published in Range…

UN agency to US Congress: Drop dead

IARC takes US money, manipulates scientific studies, colludes with activists – and snubs Congress Guest essay by Paul Driessen The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has…

Cape Wind offshore power project is dead in the water

John Droz writes: The developer for the large proposed offshore Cape Wind project officially threw in the towel. This story has yet to be picked up by major media outlets, but…