Delingpole interview on the success of polar bear conservation & failed survival models

From Polar Bear Science Posted on October 28, 2019 Tomorrow I will be giving a public lecture in Paris on polar bear conservation success and the spectacular failure of the polar bear survival models used to scare children senseless. However, while I was in London a few days ago I spoke with James Delingpole, author…

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Extended Forecasts are Not Reliable

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog We are constantly exposed to extended forecasts in the media and online, with predictions extending through the next month and more. Can you rely on such predictions?    Are they really worth paying attention to? Quite honestly, probably not–and if you do consider them, do so with…

Jupiter’s Cloud Tops: From High to Low

From NASA Jupiter’s Cloud Tops: From High to Low This view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures colorful, intricate patterns in a jet stream region of Jupiter’s northern hemisphere known as “Jet N3.” Jupiter’s cloud tops do not form a simple, flat surface. Data from Juno helped scientists discover that the swirling bands in the atmosphere…

Escape from model land

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on October 29, 2019 by curryja by Judith Curry “Letting go of the phantastic mathematical objects and achievables of model- land can lead to more relevant information on the real world and thus better-informed decision- making.” – Erica Thompson and Lenny Smith The title and motivation for…

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

The BBC reports: Chile has pulled out of hosting two major international summits, including a UN climate change conference, as anti-government protests continue. President Sebastián Piñera said the decision had caused him “pain” but his government needed “to prioritise re-establishing public order”. The COP25 climate summit was scheduled for 2 to 13 December, while the…

Eco-imperialists impose a biomess on Africa

Instead of cutting forests and burning dung and charcoal, shouldn’t Africa have cheap electricity? Duggan Flanakin China, India, Vietnam and other nations are using more and more oil, natural gas and coal every year to electrify and modernize their nations, create jobs, and improve their people’s health, living standards and life spans. Why in this…