Remember how climate change was going to wipe out all the mountain Pikas? Never mind.

American pikas tolerate climate change better than expected The American pika (Ochotona princeps), a relative of rabbits, occupies rocky environments in the mountains of western Northern America. It has been…

Governor Moonbeam Loses The Plot

Here in California, we have one of the more deluded Governors in history, Jerry Brown. He has gotten his sobriquet “Governor Moonbeam” the old fashioned way … he earned it…

20 Years Later, The ‘Hockey Stick’ Graph Behind Waves Of Climate Alarmism Is Still In Dispute

It was 20 years ago, climate scientist Michael Mann published his famous “hockey stick” graph that he says “galvanized climate action” by showing unprecedented global warming. Mann used the 20-year…

Climate Craziness of the Week: The @NobelPrize spews moronic climate propaganda

I did a double-take when I saw this, and at first I thought this must be coming from a fake Twitter account. So, I checked. And yes, it is from…

Why Dessler et al.’s critique of energy-budget climate sensitivity estimation is mistaken

By Nic Lewis Plain language summary A new paper by Andrew Dessler et al. claims, based on 100 simulations of the historical period (1850 to date) by the MPI‑ESM1.1 climate…

Defending Scott Pruitt – Making science reproducible

By Andy May The EPA secretary, Scott Pruitt, testified before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday April 26, 2018. He had been charged with spending too…

World Travel & Tourism Council Formally Joins Forces with the UNFCCC

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The World Travel and Tourism Council meeting in Buenos Aires has announced a formal partnership with the UNFCCC to jointly tackle climate damage caused by…

Study: Weather linked with sentiments expressed on social media

Study suggests Facebook, Twitter sentiments correlate with weather patterns – no mention of climate linked sentiments Sentiments expressed on Facebook and Twitter may be associated with certain weather patterns, according…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #313

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Where’s the Theory? Last week’s TWTW discussed the report by the National…

Analysis: Ending the 'secret science' at EPA is long overdue

Administrator Pruitt initiates overdue changes to bring transparency, integrity to rulemaking Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding EPA practice…

Video: Fifteen Years of Change in the Arctic – plus an interesting twist

The essay below has the typical “Arctic Sea Ice is Disappearing!” flavor, but it has an interesting premise at the end: summer albedo changes in the seas that have Arctic…

NOAA/NWS document: wind turbines affect weather radar, create false storm impressions

From the Watertown Daily News, and the “law of unintended consequences” department comes an inconvenient truth from the National Weather Service, that upon further investigation appears to be a nationwide…

Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years

By Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, No Tricks Zone In March our supplier of energy was more inactive than in the previous months. The sunspot number was only 2,5,…

The science of climate change causing wars is not solid

Guest essay by Albert Parker There have been many recent claims that “climate change” was the reason for conflicts, with also the war in Syria explained by the anthropogenic carbon…

Earth Day 2018 Was About Plastics Pollution—But Greens Missed Target

Guest essay By Steve Goreham April 22 was designated by the Earth Day Network as Earth Day 2018. This year’s Earth Day was dedicated to ending global plastic pollution. While…

Claim: Climate Doom is Inevitable – but Love of Music will Help

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t ivankinsman – according to doomsday futurist Mayer Hillman, wealthy survivors of the inevitable collapse of civilisation might have a chance if they embrace love…

Interesting finding: coral bleaching less where ocean temp variations are large

Bleaching of coral reefs reduced where daily temperature changes are large By taking a closer look, UCI scientists find resilience in face of heat stress Coral reef bleaching is stark…

Some Major U.S. cities headed for coldest April in recorded history

Some major U.S. are on track to be part of a record cold April.  “Some cities in the east are experiencing temperatures a full 10 to 15 degrees F colder…

Green Crisis: Shell Wooing Millennials with Pop Stars

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Guardian author Graham Readfearn is worried green Millennials will fall for a bunch of big oil PR tricks. Hey millennials, don’t fall for Shell’s pop…

Likely coldest April since 1895 – U.S. farmers delay planting crops

Farmers are suffering as the cold, wet spring has put a stunning halt to agriculture. Ice Age Farmer Report – 19 Apr 2018 Soil temperatures are below normal, and not conducive…

Maldives Government: Where's Our Climate Cash?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Maldives Environment Minister Thoriq Ibrahim has warned that unless the Maldives gets its climate cash before 2020, the 1.5C global warming limit will be breached.…

Suzuki Climate Theater at the University of Alberta Sparks Outrage

Outrage over University of Alberta Honorary Degree to David Suzuki Expands into Calls for Investigation into Rigged Climate Change Policy says Friends of Science The University of Alberta recently announced…

The 60-year oscillation revisited

Guest Post by Javier It is a well-known feature of climate change that since 1850 multiple climate datasets present a ~ 60-year oscillation. I recently wrote about it in the…

Eco-Imperialism in North America and the World

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball A few years ago, I was invited to appear before Congress on the global warming issue. It was at the height of the anthropogenic global…