China in Crisis? Climate Change, Water Contamination Looming Threats

Guest essay by Eric Worrall China’s environmental and food logistics problems may be far worse than they are letting on. China’s hunger for soybeans is a window into an encroaching…

Hog Wild! Climate change to make pigs skinnier (busted)

From the National Post and the “climate change, is there anything it can’t do?” department comes this porkie: Climate change is making pigs skinnier, which could mean more expensive pork…

Claim: More persistent weather patterns in US linked to Arctic warming

Rutgers-led study suggests extreme weather will become more common Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming,…

How Gorebal Warming Could Transform Earth Into Venus…

Guest ridicule by David Middleton Anthony covered this story a couple of days ago: MIT: Climate tipping point busted – globe needs to reach 152°F before runaway greenhouse effect kicks in.…

Another Dis-alarming Analysis of Arctic Sea Ice

Guest post by David Middleton Anthony recently posted an excellent Arctic sea ice analysis by Ron Clutz.  In a similar vein, I decided to look at Arctic sea ice from…

Grist: China Lying About Climate Commitments, Still Building Coal Plants

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – according to Grist China is secretly continuing construction work on new coal plants, despite public statements that the coal plants have been…

Impact of WWII bombing raids felt at edge of space

This isn’t our usual fare here, but I found it very interesting on several levels, so I’m sharing it. -Anthony Bombing raids by Allied forces during the Second World War…

UN claims yet another moving climate goalpost we’ll never reach

UN chief: ‘Pivotal moment’ for fighting global warming UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world has reached “a pivotal moment” in global warming and risks runaway climate…

The ‘Trick’ of Anomalous Temperature Anomalies

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   It seems that every time  we turn around, we are presented with a new Science Fact that such-and-so metric — Sea Level Rise, Global…

Good news for climate doomsayers – genetic modification wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

We have been told time and again that climate change will enhance mosquito populations, thus bringing increased incidences of disease such as malaria and dengue fever. Fortunately, science is ahead…

Finding: Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf has collapsed before

Retracing Antarctica’s Glacial Past LSU geologist uncovers new data to inform future sea level rise BATON ROUGE – More than 26,000 years ago, sea level was much lower than it…

‘Liquid Climate Archives’

A new study published in Scientific Reports reports that tidal measurements reveal something about the masses of ocean water, and therefore the climate of the past, and act as “liquid climate archives.”…

Krakatoa volcano stirs to life again

The volcanic island of Krakatau (previously called Krakatoa) is situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of…

Greenland Ice Sheet apparently gains mass for the 2nd year in a row

Long-time WUWT reader Dave Burton writes: I’ve seen no official pronouncement from DMI, but here are their graphs for Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS) surface mass balance (SMB), for the 2016-2017…

“He’s Probably Senile” – Homeless Man Trashes California Governor’s Climate Action Efforts

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Climate Depot – CFACT have published an interview with a homeless man who is furious that Governor Jerry Brown prioritises climate action over sorting…

MIT: Climate tipping point busted – globe needs to reach 152°F before runaway greenhouse effect kicks in

Current trend of “global warming” isn’t enough to get there, says MIT scientist. How Earth sheds heat into space New insights into the role of water vapor may help researchers…

IPCC to release “October surprise” on climate change

With all the crazy talk about “Russian meddling” in the 2016 Presidential election, one wonders if the same sort of crazy talk might be applied to the release of a…

A Geological Feud Over the Meghalayan? Or Just More Rubbish Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America?

Alternate Title: Yes, We Have No Anthropocene, We Have No Anthropocene Today! (Sung to the tune of Yes, We Have No Bananas) Guest commentary by David Middleton SCIENCE Geologists Are…

Analysis suggests Arctic sea ice is more stable than thought

Yesterday, I pointed out that despite predictions of an “ice-free summer” in the Arctic by now, Arctic sea ice continues to defy such predictions and ended the 2018 melt season…

The “solar road” results are in, and predictably, they suck

Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the world’s roads with solar panels.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #329

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President McKitrick-Christy Hypothesis Test: Last week’s TWTW discussed a test on the ability…

Guardian: Climate Scientists Massaging IPCC Report to Placate Nations Which Support Fossil Fuel

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian thinks climate scientists are being pressured to downplay their own research findings. But the Guardian fails to criticise the worst culprits in this…

Explaining Global Warming to the Public is Impossible Because We Are Not Talking the Same Language

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball I get many emails from people asking for tips on how to explain to others, including their friends and family, what is actually going on…

Arctic sea ice melt has turned the corner for 2018

Greg Goodman writes in to WUWT tips and notes: Arctic sea ice minimum – this years 19/20th Sept at 4.594 million sq/km Source: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/ Not surprising that MSM has gone schtum…