Remember when we were told "Penguins Don’t Migrate, they’re dying!" ? – never mind

WUWT readers may remember this story from last year, where Chris Turney, leader of the ill fated “ship of fools” Spirit of Mawson expedition that go stuck in Antarctic sea ice said: “Penguins Don’t Migrate, they’re dying!” and of course blamed the dreaded “climate change” as the reason. Of course three days later, Discover Magazine ran…

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UAH Global Temperature Report: February 2018

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade February temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.20 C (about 0.36 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for February. Northern Hemisphere: +0.24 C (about 0.43 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for February. Southern Hemisphere: +0.15 C (about 0.27 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for February. Tropics:…

The Conversation: Poor Getting Slammed by UK Climate Levy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Conversation has noticed that climate taxes on energy used for home heating hurts poor people. Poorest households hit hardest by UK climate change levy despite using least energy March 2, 2018 10.58pm AEDT John Barrett Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, University of Leeds Anne Owen Research Fellow in…

Alarmists throw in the towel on poor quality surface temperature data – pitch for a new global climate reference network

From the Journal of International Climatology and the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” department. To me, this feels like vindication. For years, I’ve been pointing out just how bad the U.S. and Global Surface monitoring network has been. We’ve seen stations that are on pavement, at airports collecting jet exhaust, and failing instruments…

A new but unbelievable climate proxy – plant leaf wax

From the UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM and the “thinnest of evidence” department comes this claim. Fossilised plant leaf wax provides new tool for understanding ancient climates New research, published in Scientific Reports, has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes. As the Earth’s surface and atmosphere warm, the amount…