Glimpsed Through The Clouds

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update at the end.] [See Second Update at the end.] In a recent post, I discussed the new CERES Edition 4.0 dataset. See that post for a discussion of the CERES satellite-based radiation data, along with links to the data itself. In that post I’d said: I bring all of…

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The zealous overselling of climate science has come home to roost…as budget cuts

From the American Geophysical Union and the “this is what #manntastic claims get you” department. PRESIDENT TRUMP PROPOSES STEEP, DEVASTATING CUTS TO SCIENCE AGENCIES 12 February 2018 Washington, D.C.—The following statement is attributable to American Geophysical Union (AGU) Executive Director/CEO Chris McEntee: President Trump’s proposed budget ignores the valuable role science agencies play in nearly…

Do rising temperatures cause rising sea levels?

Guest essay by Philip Lloyd There is a general belief that the observed sea level rise of about 1.5mm per year (according to tide gauges) and 3mm per year (from satellite measurements) is partly due to heating of the oceans and their consequent expansion. If, however, you look at the estimates of sea temperatures, you…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #303

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   Quote of the Week.“Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. “In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing…