Ottawa’s latest climate plan bets on expensive and unproven carbon capture technologies

Last week, the federal government released its long awaited plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Bill C-12, if passed, commits Canada to “binding” targets every five years…

EXPOSED: Return of Sue-and-Settle: State AGs, DC Swamp Preparing Biggest End-Run in History — “Green New Deal” with No Legislation, No Rulemaking Process, Just a Sweetheart Consent Decree

The plan is for an otherwise Obama-like move: an end-run around the democratic process, avoiding political sign-off or accountability for what would be a massive, painful and ideological restructuring of…

Climategate: Another Anniversary (never forget ….)

[Editor Note: It was during the Thanksgiving weekend 11 years ago that the Climategate’s unsettling oeuvre was first being disseminated and analyzed. This post summarizes some remembrances from that period.]

Will Trump send the Paris Agreement to the US Senate?

Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord on day one, but President Trump could stop it from having any binding legal power.

Polar bear habitat update for late November

Sea ice formation is ahead of usual in some regions and behind in others but overall, sea ice habitat is abundant enough for this time of year for virtually all…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #433

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” — John Adams…

Claim: Autonomous EVs will Help Solve the Climate Crisis

Relinquishing private automobile ownership, and hoping the previous occupant of your autonomous electric vehicle taxi didn’t have lice.

Middle East Oil and Gas At The Cross-Roads under a Biden Presidency

Now that Joe Biden has most likely won the US presidential election, one might presume that the campaign rhetoric of the Democratic party will be pared back as the real…

Measuring Old Corals & Coral Reefs (Part 1)

Most media reports, based on extensive aerial surveys by his one-time colleague Terry Hughes, conclude that the reef is variously 50% or 60% dead from coral bleaching as a direct…

Slight, beneficial warming from more carbon dioxide!

In radiation physics that means adding more CO2 or water molecules will bring modest warming that will benefit plant growth, and thus all life on Earth. More CO2 and H2O…

Internal Multidecadal and Interdecadal Climate Oscillations: Absence of Evidence Is No Evidence of Absence

Altogether, I conclude that the paper M20 is not advancing our understanding of the nature of multi- and interdecadal oscillations such as the AMO and PDO.

Coal Outperforms Wind Power During UK Wind Week!

Reposted from NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT NOVEMBER 27, 2020tags: Electricity By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public With an impeccable sense of timing, some bright spark decided to make…

Guardian: Rein in Advertising to Save the World from Climate Change

According to a think tank report, excessive advertising is driving materialist consumerism which is contributing to the destruction of the world through global warming. But in my opinion this is…

Claim: Climate Change Threatens Sharks

Sharks survived the dinosaur killer, the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event which wiped out 80% of Earth’s species, but apparently our gentle 0.1C / decade global warming is a grave threat to…

Cause of Death: A Primer

Various experts, journalists, bloggers, and pundits tells us that “Covid Deaths” are being over-counted, mis-counted and even under-counted. Other pundits and media-reported experts desperately try to reassure us that Covid…

The Guardian: Climate Activists Avoid or Regret Having Children

Imagine kids growing up in a household where the eco-activist parents think their own children are an unacceptable burden on the planet.

Ocean Temperature Update

By Andy May A considerable amount of new information on ocean temperature has been gathered since I last wrote about the subject in 2016 here. In my last post on…

Regarding results of GOSAT-2 data analysis and the start of their public release

Column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide retrieved from satellite data NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Science Business Announcement Greenhouse gasses Observing SATellite-2 “IBUKI-2” (GOSAT-2) is…

ESA to Launch Space Junk Claw

The European Space Agency has announced plans to launch a space claw, which latches on to pieces of space junk, then drags the junk into a fiery death in Earth’s…

Study: Covid-19 Mutations are NOT Helping the Virus Spread

According to study author Professor Francois Balloux, a plausible explanation for why mutant Covid-19 strains are not more infectious than the original is “we missed the early window when it…

Books on the ‘Climate Emergency’ – Suggested Christmas Reading for Sceptics

Sceptics hoping to counter the mounting hysteria and calls for dramatic action to combat the ‘Climate Emergency,’ may want to ensure they are properly informed on the issues, in contrast…

Trudeau Pranked by Fake Greta

Today’s Holiday weekend Friday Funny HT/John H

UVB Activation of AMPs Production in the Skin and the Innate Respiratory Immunity

Acute viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, are strongly correlated with vitamin D insufficiency. They are also strongly seasonal, peaking in the winter, when the availability of the UVB component of…

Artemis I Stacks Up

Launching in 2021, Artemis I will be an uncrewed test of the Orion spacecraft and SLS rocket as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon. Under the…