Is Global Warming an Existential Threat? Probably Not, But Still a Serious Issue.

Reposted from Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog During the recent presidential debate, a number of candidates suggested that global warming represents an existential threat to mankind, and thus requires dramatic and immediate action. Governor Jay Inslee has been particularly generous in the use of this term, but he is not alone.  Kamala Harris, Cory…

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Green Growth vs No Growth: Why we need a Golgafrinchan Ark B

Guest Douglas Adams’ing by David Middleton This morning I made the mistake of reading this article on Real Clear Science… “Green Growth” Is Supposed to Fix Climate Change. It Won’t Work By Christine Corlet Walker August 12, 2019 You may have missed it, but a recent report declared that the main strategy of world leaders for tackling…

Greenland’s ‘Record Temperature’ denied – the data was wrong

From the “But, but, wait! Our algorithms can adjust for that!” department comes this tale of alarmist woe. Greenland’s all-time record temperature wasn’t a record at all, and it never got above freezing there. First, the wailing from news media: NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/climate/european-heatwave-climate-change.html WAPO: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/10/greenland-witnessed-its-highest-june-temperature-ever-recorded-on-thursday/ Climate Progress: https://thinkprogress.org/greenland-hits-record-75-f-sets-melt-record-as-globe-aims-at-hottest-year-e34e534e533e/ Polar Portal: http://polarportal.dk/en/news/news/record-high-temperature-for-june-in-greenland/ Now from the Danish Meteorological…

My video presentation at ICCC#13

As many of you know, I attended and spoke at ICCC13 in Washington DC in July. While there was a live stream available, not everyone could watch it. Here is my presentation: Anthony Watts, senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute, speaks on Panel 3: Scientific Observations at The Heartland Institute’s Thirteenth…

Monday Mirthiness: job posting ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY OFFICER’

From the “we have grant money we need to spend” department and the website “Ethical Jobs” comes this new-age lamebrained job posting. JOB VACANCY: ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY OFFICER’ $100K + p.a Craig Kelly writes on Facebook: It’s not a joke. The City of Yarra Council in Victoria are going to spend over $100,000 p.a to fund…

Oil is doomed by another fake energy acronym: EROCI

Guest Aeuhhh???? by David Middleton EconomicsOil Needs to Fall Below $20 to Compete With Green Alternatives By Mathew CarrAugust 5, 2019, 4:40 AM CDT Updated on August 5, 2019, 9:18 AM CDT Wind and solar power can produce seven times more useful energy for cars, dollar for dollar, than gasoline with oil prices near current…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #371

The Week That Was: 2019-08-10 (August 10, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: ““The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanations of complex facts. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is…