Newsworthy Items

But not necessarily worth promoting to individual posts.  A good way to acknowledge a whole bunch of tips.  This may or may not become a regular thing.

From user Neo:

Judge halts construction on Keystone XL pipeline

From E. Jones and Cam_S

Climate Change and Potholes

From Ed MacAulay and Peta of Newark

Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous government grants may be burning as much fuel as combustion-engine cars. ​Data compiled for the BBC suggests that such vehicles in corporate fleets averaged just 40

From David

Moose Ticks and Climate Change

From Michael E. Ronayne

Pipeline Vandals Are Reinventing Climate Activism

From RonPE

Cliff Mass looks at the origin of the Camp Fire

From Bob

West Coast crab fisherman sue fossil fuel companies, citing economic losses due to climate change

From David Hagen, ResourceGuyFred Nicol

A major climate impact! Possible cause of the Younger Dryas. Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans

From Code Trader

CEI Sues Virginia Attorney General Seeking Information on Privately-Funded Prosecutor

From Paul R

Houston Skyscrapers May Have Worsened Hurricane Harvey Rain

From Cam_S

GHG emissions and UHI. Climate change will heat up cities and rural areas differently.

And from David Archibald

Snow record in southern US beaten by two weeks:

From Marcus

The chemistry of ocean pH and “acidification”

From AGU journals

Pinatubo volcanic eruption exacerbated an abrupt coral mortality event in 1991 summer

If precipitation extremes are increasing, why aren’t floods?

Widespread and accelerated decrease of observed mean and extreme snow depth over Europe

Substantial increase in heat wave risks in China in a future warmer world


30 thoughts on “Newsworthy Items

  1. “A good way to acknowledge a whole bunch of tips. This may or may not become a regular thing.”

    I hope it becomes permanent. And I hope that there’s a similar multi-citing thread on the best of the week’s threads on other climate contrarian sites.

  2. I like these newsworthy items. Keep this up and it will replace my often-skipped-over-viewing of the “Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup” which tends to be a little too long for me, unless I’m looking for something specific. Both are good, but having a shorter version helps, too.

  3. West Coast crab fisherman sue fossil fuel companies, citing economic losses due to climate change

    This is my personal favourite.

    So these crab fishermen go to work on foot, bycicle or horse? Their boats are sailboats without engines? Their cool storage is kept cool with blocks of ice (not ice made with electricity, of course)?

    The stupid, it burns!

    • No silly … YOU are supposed to walk to work, or ride a FREE electric scooter paid for by the government! YOU are supposed to disconnect your computer(s), pad(s), and phone(s) and do yoga all day, reciting mantra’s to mother earth. Ohhhmmmmmmm myyyyyyy IIIIIIIIIIiiiiii mmmmmmm aaaa MOREonnnnnnn

    • The oil companies should counter sue.
      By removing bio-mass, the fishers hamper the creation of future oil deposits. This will negatively affect their revenues, in a few million years.

  4. Nice way to find a lot of stories to read… Thanks. I don’t always have enough time to dig for them myself.

  5. So if the news reporter was eaten by a dinosaur, does that mean that President Trump has to let the dinosaur into the White House Press Briefing Room?

    Asking for a friend …


  6. CtM, your likely sense of humorous sarcasm in re WUWT tips is a wonder to behold.
    I get it, even if others might not have—yet.
    Lets upgrade WUWT overall post and comment quality. Not every silly fake news climate whatever is worthy of WUWT administrator attention., or a post, or comments.
    To paraphrase Andrew Jackson at the battle of New Orleans:
    Concentrate fire where it counts, then don’t fire til you see the whites of their eyes.

  7. Am I correct in my understanding that all these tips were originally available to those of us who occasionally check the tips and notes tab?

  8. I feel sorry for the moose. Obviously, moose ticks need a place to stay, but the itch factor kicked in immediately and my cat even hissed at the tick photos and ran away. The moose or winter tick is a different species from the deer tick, which makes it worse – host-specific is not a good thing for the moose.

    But seriously, aren’t there things that can be done, like putting out salt or mineral blocks loaded with tick repellent that would help the moose make it through winter? Or put bug repellent collars on them, along with the tracking collars?

  9. We have frost today in New Orleans. I can’t ever recall seeing frost here before Thanksgiving. Last year we had more snow than I’ve ever seen in the city. I can’t keep my tropical plants alive overwinter anymore. And everyone keeps telling me the earth is getting warmer…

    • WHEN the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock,
      And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin’ turkey-cock,
      And the clackin’ of the guineys, and the cluckin’ of the hens,
      And the rooster’s hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
      O, it’s then the time a feller is a-feelin’ at his best,
      With the risin’ sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
      As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock,
      When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
      *James Whitcomg Riley*

    • I doubt it.

      [...]>A recent impact should also have left its mark in the half-dozen deep ice cores drilled at other sites on Greenland, which document the 100,000 years of the current ice sheet’s history. Yet none exhibits the thin layer of rubble that a Hiawatha-size strike should have kicked up. “You really ought to see something,” Severinghaus says.

      The Younger Dryas impact supposedly destabilized the Laurentide Ice Sheet (about the same size as the East Antarctic Ice Sheet). Hiawatha didn’t even leave a mark on the much smaller Greenland Ice Sheet.

      A massive impact 13-14 ka that close to Camp Century would have left a very clear mark in the Late Pleistocene…

      Greenland Ice Sheet Stratigraphy: “This image shows the layers from radargram data that were collected by an Operation Ice Bridge flight over the Greenland ice sheet on May 2, 2011. An overlay of colored lines traced along layers indicates the age of individual layers across the ice sheet. The age layers are colored by the period colour, with Holocene layers shown in green and those from the last ice age shown in blue. Labels indicate the age of various layers. The 1966 Camp Century ice core is shown on the left.”

      • The relatively strong relief of the crater suggests that is not too old, perhaps on the order of several million years, but it is in a precambrian shield area with hard rock so it might be older. The Cretaceous Mien crater in Sweden in similar bedrock is pretty well preserved.

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