President Trump Cancels Paris Agreement Carbon Monitoring Project

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate advocates are devastated that President Trump has pulled the budget of a project aimed at monitoring international compliance with Paris Agreement Pledges. The Trump Administration Just Jeopardized The World’s Ability to Measure Carbon Emissions You know, the stuff that’s causing climate change. CARLY CASSELLA, SCIENCE AS FACT 10 MAY…

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California to force new home owners to buy solar panels

Listen up comrade! You WILL buy solar panels whether you like it or not. As if housing in California isn’t already overpriced and out-of-reach enough, now there’s this hare-brained scheme. From the LA Times: California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses California is set to become the first state to require solar…

Inconvenient: Plateau In Global Ocean Temperatures Persists

Ron Clutz writes at Science Matters: Years ago, Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. explained why sea surface temperatures (SST) were the best indicator of heat content gained or lost from earth’s climate system.  Enthalpy is the thermodynamic term for total heat content in a system, and humidity differences in air parcels affect enthalpy. Measuring water temperature…

Oh Boo-Hoo! NSF to Sell Only Taxpayer-Funded Seismic Survey Vessel!

  Guest ridicule by David Middleton Somebody call the wambulance!!! From who else? The American Association for the Advancement of Science of America (homage to Dodgeball is intentional)… Update: Despite protests, NSF plans to sell seismic research ship By Paul Voosen Apr. 30, 2018 , 1:00 PM Marine seismologists are decrying a move by the National…

Claim: Powerful hurricanes strengthen faster now than 30 years ago

The storms intensify more rapidly today due largely to a natural climate phenomenon From the DOE/PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY Hurricanes that intensify rapidly – a characteristic of almost all powerful hurricanes – do so more strongly and quickly now than they did 30 years ago, according to a study published recently in Geophysical Research Letters, a…

Clouds and El Nino

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After the turn of the century, I became interested in climate science. But unlike almost everyone else, I wasn’t surprised by how much the global temperature was changing. As someone with experience with heat engines and engine governors, I know how hard it is to keep a heat engine stable…