Concord and discord among Northern Hemisphere paleotemperature reconstructions from tree rings

From Science Direct Scott St. George Jan Esper Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Department of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany Received 3 September 2018, Revised 8 November 2018, Accepted 9 November 2018, Available online 15 November 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.013 Get rights and content Highlights Tree rings are the backbone of…

EU, U.S. CO2 reductions completely overwhelmed by world’s developing nations fossil fuel driven emission increases

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The world’s developing nations are defying the Paris climate agreement with continued and growing use of cost effective and reliable fossil fuels including coal, natural gas and oil while making little progress in use of high cost unreliable renewables as demonstrated by the graph from a recent Wall Street Journal…

Glowing sky plume spotted in California

Just now there was some sort of a weird glowing plume in the southwest sky. Could be some sort of a rocket launch from Vandenberg or something else. Who knows? This was visible in Chico, CA at 5:35 p.m. PST UPDATE: Dash Cam video demonstrates it clearly was a meteor.

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: THE TALLEST CLIMATE TALES OF 2018

An international competition for our readers, friends and supporters We at the Global Warming Policy Forum like to keep a close eye on what the press and the broadcast media have to say about global warming science. Some of it is, it’s fair to say, pretty far removed from anything a reasonable person would recognise as, well, science.…

Where Did The Money Go?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Here’s what we, the US taxpayers, have spent on climate since 1993 … can anyone tell me what we bought that is worth ~ $180 BILLION dollars? Next week we’ll be spending another hundred and forty megabucks or so on this nonsense … where is it going, and what are…

Solar Voyager forced to abandon mission

Weather stops plastic waste car reaching South Pole A car made from waste plastic has been forced to abort its mission to the South Pole because of bad weather. Solar Voyager was set to be the first solar-powered expedition to reach the world’s most southernmost point. But despite it being Antarctica’s summer, unexpected heavy snow has…

Divestment Delusions Part Deux: Trillions Under Management

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton This is sort of a sequel to yesterday’s post about “Weepy Bill.” How often have you seen grandiose statements like these in moronic articles about fossil fuel divestment movements? Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Reaches $6.24 Trillion in Assets Under Management The new divestment report, by Arabella Advisors, calculates that…