Arctic ice claims another ship – this time with a sinking

A few days ago we had this: Another “Ship of Fools” gets grounded in Arctic ice, needs rescue Jay Ayer writes via WUWT Tips and Notes email: An 11 meter sailboat was crushed and sunk by arctic ice in the Bellot strait on 8/29/2018. The vessel was attempting the Northwest Passage. The captain may have believed…

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Dramatic polar light show on Saturn

WASHINGTON — Astronomers using the Hubble Space telescope have taken a series of images featuring the fluttering auroras at the north pole of Saturn. The observations were taken in ultraviolet light and the resulting images provide astronomers with the most comprehensive picture so far of Saturn’s northern aurora. In 2017, over a period of seven…

New book shreds the “climate to extreme weather” link

After nearly every hurricane, heatwave, drought, or other extreme weather event, commentators rush to link the disaster with climate change. But what does the science say? In this fully revised and updated edition of Disasters & Climate Change, renowned political scientist Roger Pielke Jr. takes a close look at the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on…

@UCSUSA “Union of Concerned Scientists” doesn’t understand what “unprecedented” means when used with the word “warming”

Despite the name, UCS, is a political advocacy group, producing FUD while trolling for dollars. Here’s a great example with a h/t to Dr. Howard “Cork” Hayden. Earth’s surface has undergone unprecedented warming over the last century, and especially in this century. Every single year since 1977 has been warmer than the 20th century average, with 16 of the 17…

New climate doom goalpost, in the year 2035

From the EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION and the “doom is always just a few years away” department Deadline for climate action Act strongly before 2035 to keep warming below 2°C If governments don’t act decisively by 2035 to fight climate change, humanity could cross a point of no return after which limiting global warming below 2°C…

COLLUSION: Climate Campaigners and State Attorney General offices

CEI Report Details Campaign to Privately Fund State Attorney General Offices to Advance Climate Change Legal Positions The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) today released a report, “Law Enforcement for Rent,” detailing how activist donors are paying to place prosecutors in state attorney general offices to pursue an expressly partisan agenda. According to the author, CEI Senior…