How “The Limits to Growth” Broke Australia’s Bipartisan Carbon Tax

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australia’s famously climate skeptic former Prime Minister Tony Abbott won leadership by a single vote, because a senior member of parliament had learned the hard way to be skeptical of defective computer models and exaggerated claims of imminent disaster. The day that plunged Australia’s climate policy into 10 years of…

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Mark Hertsgaard is Back. Again. “Covering Climate Now.”

Reposted from The Gelbspan Files Similar to the February 2015 resurgence of Kert Davies, a long-time promulgator of the ‘industry-corrupted skeptic climate scientists’ accusation, enviro-activist writer Mark Hertsgaard has returned in zombie-like fashion, once again illustrating his very old one-trick pony narrative about ‘Big Oil financing a disinformation campaign to undercut the certainty of man-caused…

The Silly Notion of “Speed Limits for Ships”

By Steve Goreham Originally published in TheT&D. Occasionally a report appears which claims to be wisdom, but after careful analysis, offers solutions that don’t make much sense. Such a report was issued earlier this month by United Kingdom consulting firm GL Reynolds, titled “The multi-issue mitigation potential of reducing ship speeds.” The report proposes that…

How Much Sun Could A Sunshine Shine?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It has been pointed out that while many of the global climate models (GCMs) are not all that good at forecasting future climate, they all do quite well at hindcasting the 20th-century global temperature anomaly [edited for clarity – w.]. Curious, that. So I was interested in a paper from…

UN phony 1.5 Degree C “temperature limit” scam is kaput

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The UN IPCC’s politically contrived 2018 report claims that the world must take economically Draconian actions based upon global and regional speculative claimed outcomes spewed from flawed and failed “computer model” projections showing that that we have only 12 years to limit future CO2 emissions or the resulting global temperature…

Why Worse Wildfires? Part 1

What’s Natural? Guest post by Jim Steele There are several theories trying to explain the recent uptick in wildfires throughout the western USA. Some scientists blame increased human ignitions. Others suggest accumulating surface fuels due to a century of fire suppression. Others argue landscape changes and invasive grasses have amplified the amount of easily ignited…