CASE DISMISSED – Federal Judge puts the final nail in the coffin of California’ ‘Global Warming Lawsuit’ against oil companies

From the “It’s dead Jim” department comes this ruling from the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, and Judge Alsup: Some excerpts of the ruling: The…

NYT: Global Greening, Faster Plant Growth, is Bad

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Howard “Cork” Hayden – According to New York Times all the commercial greenhouse growers who artificially elevate CO2 in greenhouses to more than double…

USA Today Editorial Board: Climate Change Forecasts Validated… Because… “Hellish July”

Guest ridicule by David Middleton A hellish July validates climate change forecasts The Editorial Board, USA TODAY,  July 30, 2018 With the cost of climate change to the U.S. economy…

Researchers: Never Let the Press Office Quote You

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   There are many ways that today’s researchers can have their work misrepresented in the press, often in embarrassing ways.  The most common origin of…

Graph of the week – The strawman argument

As many WUWT readers know, there’s this push to “save the planet” by banning plastic straws. Like most liberal Earth saving fantasies, it’s rooted in shonky science, or in this…

A Geological Perspective of Wildfires

Guest essay by David Middleton Warning: This is a long post, >5,200 words. Introduction This post was inspired by Anthony Watts’ recent post about wildfires and their unwillingness to cooperate…

Environmentalist scare stories – Never mind!

Foreword: Environmental activists always claim they merely want better public policies, to save the Earth and its endangered species. Far too often, their real goal is acquiring more money and…

Pushing the Great American Desert Eastward – Reality or Hype?

Guest essay by Rick Yarnell In 1877 an explorer and scientist named John Wesley Powell conceived a dividing line in the North American continent that marked the separation of the…

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