Climate Standoff: President Trump Looking to Repeal Californian Right to Regulate Vehicle Emissions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bloomberg reports the Trump administration has mounted a direct attack on California’s right to regulate air pollution, and their apparent efforts to use their market weight to impose their vehicle emissions standards on everyone else. Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power By Ryan Beene , Jennifer A Dlouhy…

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Claim: Global warming to cause more suicides

From the “P-hacking gets you any claim” and the “that’s why people move to Florida” departments. By Mike Bastasch A July study claims that thousands of more people will commit suicide in the coming decades due to man-made global warming. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, the study found a one-degree increase…

Study: abrupt shifts occurred in the ancient European climate

From the University of Helsinki and the “no SUV’s needed” department comes this study which suggests big cold snaps occurred right in the middle of the warm Eemian period. My only concern is perhaps they over-rely on climate models. For reference (and not part of the study) here’s the Eemian graph in context. Data sources listed int…

Irony Can Be So Ironic! Grid Storage Increases Carbon Emissions!

Guest ROTFLMAO! by David Middleton Vox’s David Roberts has a green epiphany… Batteries have a dirty secret Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions. By David Roberts  Jul 21, 2018   Energy storage (batteries and other ways of storing electricity, like pumped water, compressed air, or molten salt) has…

Teen Protestors: Learned about Climate Change in “Arthur” and “The Magic School Bus” Children’s Cartoons

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate indoctrination begins at a very young age; “Arthur” is targeted at ages 4-8, “The Magic Schoolbus” is targeted at ages 3-10. The Teen-Agers Fighting for Climate Justice By Carolyn Kormann July 22, 2018 On Saturday, hundreds of teen-agers—loud, pensive, stubbornly determined—marched through Manhattan. They represented a movement that other…

A remarkable essay on ‘near-tabloid science’

Dr. Judith Curry writes: The perils of ‘near-tabloid science’ A remarkable essay by  esteemed oceanographer Carl Wunsch. While doing a literature survey for my paper on Climate Uncertainty and Risk, I came across a remarkable paper published in 2010 by MIT oceanographer Carl Wunsch, entitled Towards Understanding the Paleocean. The paper is remarkable for several reasons…