The “tippy top” plan for a “Green New Deal’s” same-old misanthropy

Guest essay by Dr. Charles Battig Organized by the Sunrise Movement, over 200 youth activists supported by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took over House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office the morning of November 13, 2018 lobbying Democrats to act decisively on climate change. However, Pelosi’s first address to the 116th session of Congress Thursday, January 3, 2019 stating that she…

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Deep Ocean Warming in Degrees C

In recent weeks and months, there’s been a run of papers—with typical mainstream media misinforming embellishments—about improved estimates of the warming of the oceans…and blog posts about them. One thing common to the papers is the use of the metric zettajoules for ocean heat content—a metric that’s meaningless to most people.

Protecting monarch butterflies’ winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees

From Nature Researchers are trying to shift Mexico’s oyamel firs to higher elevations to help them weather warming temperatures. Monarch butterflies alight on a tree in their wintering grounds in Mexico.Credit: JHVEPhoto/Alamy To save dwindling populations of Eastern monarch butterflies, researchers in Mexico are trying something controversial: moving hundreds of fir trees 400 metres up…

The CO2 Derangement Syndrome – a historical overview

Guest essay by Dr. Norman Page A very large majority of establishment academic climate scientists have succumbed to a virulent infectious disease – the CO2 Derangement Syndrome. Those afflicted  by this syndrome  present with a spectrum of symptoms .The first is an almost total inability to recognize the most obvious Millennial and 60 year  emergent patterns which are trivially obvious in solar activity and global temperature…

New Paper: PETM Was Caused by Climate Change… Ancient Climate Change Caused Climate Change… AEUHHH????

PETM = Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum Guest Aeuhhh???? by David Middleton “Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years”… Climate change caused climate change??? Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years Matthew Carroll January 21, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate…

David Attenborough Demands Unlimited Clean Energy at Davos

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Veteran Nature Program presenter David Attenborough has urged business and political leaders at Davos to provide practical solutions for unlimited clean energy, to prevent climate catastrophe. ‘We need a plan’: Attenborough urges Davos leaders to act on climate change … “If people can truly understand what is at stake, I…

What drought? California snowpack is now above normal

Here’s some good news from the “weather not climate” department. The latest series of storms, part of an “atmospheric river” pattern, have increased California’s snowpack to anywhere from 110 to 115% above of normal for this time of year. The latest data from the Department of Water Resources shows that statewide average is above normal.…

Goodbye to a misguided war on coal

From The Washington Times ANALYSIS/OPINION: The unexpected departure of Dr. Jim Yong Kim as president of the World Bank gives President Donald J. Trump the perfect opportunity to reverse the anti-fossil fuel, energy poverty agenda the bank has pursued since Dr. Kim’s appointment by President Barack Obama in 2012. The World Bank is the world’s…

Compostables Were Meant To Save Us From Plastics. They’re Overflowing Landfills

From The Daily Caller Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Originally intended to help alleviate plastic waste, compostable products are instead filling up landfills and wreaking havoc on recycling plants. Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are designed to be even more environmentally friendly than their standard biodegradable counterparts. Like biodegradables, they are capable of breaking down…