Request to readers: Alert us to the best climate change videos and podcasts

We are going to be adding a media section. This section will highlight the best videos and podcasts related to the climate change discussion. While I already have my own personal list that I will include, I want to give readers a chance to weigh in on their favorites. Part of the reason for doing this is that quality climate skeptic videos get suppressed by “woke” search engines. We want to make them easy to find here.

Just a couple of requests:

1. Any video/podcast that looks/sounds like a rant won’t past muster here. For example, one former commenter who routinely claimed to have found “a new paradigm” will be automatically excluded. Along those same lines, anything that claims planetary atmospheric pressure is the cause, or that barycentrism rules, or a host of other “out there” crackpot theories that we have debunked here over the years will automatically get passed over.

2. Any video/podcast that claims “hoax”, “fraud” etc. also won’t do. I want content that discusses the science and the issues factually and rationally without stooping to mudslinging, namecalling, and derogatory commentary. There are plenty of places where these videos and podcasts exist, and some are very popular. Just like global warming aka catastrophic climate change itself is a popular belief, just becuase it is popular, doesn’t mean we should include it.

3. If you submit a video/podcast, be mindful of anything behind paywalls. Also, since the WUWT staff may not have time to fully review each and every one, if you can provide a brief summary, it would be helpful. All we need is a working link and a description.

That’s it. For starters, and as an example of quality content, here is one we will be including:

P.S. We may include a category that is comedy/satire, so consider that too. Likewise, we may include videos where the presentation is simply flat wrong, but we’ll need the “why” in detail ahead of time. If that happens, it is likely to be a second round effort. Also, don’t try to make sense of the header picture in this post related to any of this. I simply liked the clouds and couldn’t find anything representative that worked any better. – Anthony

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Coeur de Lion
November 21, 2021 9:18 am

Moore’s Planet of the Humans of course

Jordan
November 21, 2021 9:29 am

The Canadian Climate Discussion Nexus (CDN) publish “backgrounder” videos which are top notch. The following are just two, which are well worth watching.

“How sensitive is the atmosphere”, addressing climate sensitivity:
How sensitive is the atmosphere? – YouTube

“Big Trouble in the Tropical Troposphere”, addressing the predicted hotspot and failure to confirm it by observation.
Big Trouble in the Tropical Troposphere – YouTube

November 21, 2021 9:34 am

This is a good one, Alex Epstein’s “The moral case for fossil fuels”.
Remarkably it’s a “Talks at Google” video:

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels | Alex Epstein | Talks at Google – YouTube

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
November 22, 2021 4:04 am

His entire YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ImproveThePlanet/videos

My favorite is the one where he mops the floor with Bill McKibben (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_a9RP0J7PA&t=952s). And he has interviews with Steve Koonin, Bjorn Lomborg, Michael Shellenberger and many others.

Jordan
November 21, 2021 9:49 am

Ross McKitrick explains his challenge to Allen&Tett “Optimal Fingerprinting” method used for climate attribution.

UN’s IPCC Gets it Wrong on Greenhouse Gas Effect – YouTube

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Jordan
November 21, 2021 7:02 pm

The IPCC don’t care that the attribution studies they rely on are statistically faulty or fraudulent, that they resurrected the ‘hockey sick’ in AR6 shows that.

Murgatroid
November 21, 2021 9:54 am

I’m not sure whether this qualifies or which category it belongs in, but I suspect that comedy/satire would be closest.

It’s about climate change induced “hotter droughts” killing thousands of Giant Sequoia in California, from Sky news.

https://news.sky.com/story/california-wildfires-at-least-10-000-giant-sequoia-trees-killed-after-lightning-strikes-spark-blazes-12473324

Hans Bieshaar
November 21, 2021 10:13 am

It might be an idea to add a list of entered, but non-admitted video’s, and giving the reason. Reasons might vary from ‘not evaluated yet’, ‘of doubtful value’, to ‘a clear rant’, or whatever.

Jordan
November 21, 2021 10:18 am

Net Zero Watch documenting inaccurate claims about climate change and Arctic wildlife, and dramatic rise in eco anxiety among young people.

Attenborough’s Arctic Betrayal – YouTube

Mr.
November 21, 2021 10:34 am

P.S. We may include a category that is comedy/satire, so consider that too.

In my humble opinion, this category should be the main offering.

I’m with Rud on this approach –
ridicule is the most powerful deflation device.

Chad Gray
November 21, 2021 10:40 am

https://youtu.be/hvhipLNeda4

Chris Essex six impossible things before breakfast is one of my personal favorites

Scissor
November 21, 2021 10:51 am

She beats Al Gore.

Reply to  Scissor
November 21, 2021 1:59 pm

What a little Star! Greta stands no chance.

TEWS_Pilot
November 21, 2021 10:55 am

You might want to consider a link to CFACT’s Podcasts.
https://www.cfact.org/podcasts/

Featured Contributors
District of Conservation
GABRIELLA HOFFMAN

District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around “The Swamp.” These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to guests, the podcast will also cover difficult and even controversial conservation public policy matters and news.

Energy-Cast
JAY DAUENHAUER

A podcast about the energy sector, with particular focus on business, policy, and economic issues. Hosted by Jay Dauenhauer, each episode examines a facet of the energy sector, such as Coal, Oil/Gas, Nuclear, Biofuels, Battery, Geothermal, Hydro, Wind, Solar, and Fusion. We then interview an expert in that sector, to explore the opportunities and challenges of bringing these technologies to the energy mix.

JohnC
November 21, 2021 10:59 am

Does the exclusion of atmospheric pressure being a contributory cause include references to the planet Venus?

DMacKenzie
Reply to  JohnC
November 21, 2021 11:39 am

The temperature gradient of a vertical column of gas in gravitational field, “the adiabatic lapse rate” is entirely accepted physics, used by meteorologists every day. Sussing out the less-than-informed that think it’s something to do with pressure/compression heating can be mentally painful. Especially when it comes to Venus….

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Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  DMacKenzie
November 21, 2021 8:31 pm

It’s strange how compressed gas cylinders at the local welding supply place are at ambient temperature.

Chad Gray
November 21, 2021 11:23 am

Podcasts
Alex Epstein power hour
Robert Bryce power hungry

H.R.
November 21, 2021 12:11 pm

I’d suggest that if at all possible, Closed Captioned versions should be submitted, and if a transcript of the video is available then include the link for that.

Sometimes neither C.C. nor a transcript is available. Don’t ever let that discourage you from submitting good stuff. There are not too many of us that have never heard** a video here on WUWT. That’s the breaks in life for some of us. (I usually get most of what went on in a No C.C./No transcript video from comments. Thanks, commenters! 😁).



One exception: Years ago I went out and bought special headphones just so I could hear a Bob Tisdale video. It didn’t work out so well for me, but I just wanted to hear his voice. I really like and admire his work. Worth the money, BTW.

Scarface
November 21, 2021 12:12 pm

I have always liked this one about weather cooking: bad weather in the Little Ice Age, things like a meter (3 feet) of hail in Germany, etc. Truly amazing what they experienced back then.

Excellent counter of the lie that we are on uncharted territory with extremes in our current times.

And a friendly reminder that finding a scapegoat for it is of all times. And that being sceptical about that is akin to being guilty, then and now.

Dr. Baliunas on Weather Cooking

Reply to  Scarface
November 21, 2021 12:32 pm

This is a great classic presentation.

It doesn't add up...
November 21, 2021 12:32 pm

Groene Stroom – segment from “Zondag met Lubach”, Dutch humour/satire programme with English subtitles, that covers the absurdities of green electricity, including how greenwashing works, importing woodchips from the US to the Netherlands while claiming it’s green.

Seriously funny, informative and recommended.

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It doesn't add up...
Reply to  It doesn't add up...
November 21, 2021 2:12 pm

It’s worth playing the sound for the sound effects even if you have no Dutch.

November 21, 2021 12:38 pm

Great idea Anthony.

BTW, I love the clouds…don’t we live on a wonderful planet!

Some of the video presentatons to Heartland and various conferences by Bob Carter are classics…perhaps a bit out of date now in some aspects as we have updated data now, but the principles he presents are timeless for debunking the AGW nonsense.

Are you going to classify the videos by topics? Sea level rise, tide gauges vs. satellites, temperature rise, glaciers melting (?), wild weather (not) , etc.? Makes them easier to find if you want info on a particular aspect.

DMA
November 21, 2021 12:41 pm

There is one with John Christie giving a talk to a college that is first rate and although pretty old now Bob Carters talk in Sydney.

pat michaels
November 21, 2021 12:47 pm

I’m kinda happy with this YouTube tape with Mark Levin; it is pushing 3 million views.

bonbon
November 21, 2021 12:57 pm

Is it not obvious from FLOP26, business as usual, skeptic or otherwise, is over?
The world is is moving on, major economics are at play.
Part of the Problem, or Part of the solution?

Steve Case
November 21, 2021 1:02 pm

Hmmm, how ’bout including graphics that show how the data has been re-written over the years to demonstrate what climate science is doing to historical data.

PaulH
November 21, 2021 1:12 pm

The Parker Gallant Energy Perspectives blog has occasional podcasts.

Mike
November 21, 2021 1:49 pm

This is an excellent and damning review of the US National Climate Assessment from CDN.

Ulric Lyons
November 21, 2021 1:52 pm

This was my favourite from the recent Heartland Institute series, William Happer:

November 21, 2021 1:55 pm

Be careful what you exclude from the Media Section as it could well be the truth. Don’t do what the MSM has done to investigative science.

ANTHONY SIMON
November 21, 2021 1:59 pm
ANTHONY SIMON
November 21, 2021 2:02 pm

One of Jordan Peterson best moments on Climate Change.

commieBob
Reply to  ANTHONY SIMON
November 21, 2021 6:30 pm

Here’s another link to the same event. At the end it also includes a portion of Peterson’s interview with Michael Shellenberger.

Peterson makes a few good points, here are three:

1 – If you project out 50 years, the error bars become so large that you won’t be able to tell if what you do now has had any effect or not.
2 – Germany’s attempts to cut emissions actually increased emissions and made electricity prices skyrocket.
3 – If you really want to improve the environment, follow Bjorn Lomborg’s plans. It will be way cheaper than trying to implement solar and wind, and it will work way better.

The person who asked the question probably had a good opinion of itself and may have been trying to patronize Peterson. Bad mistake. LOL

It doesn't add up...
November 21, 2021 2:08 pm

Ben Pile (Climate Resistance) has a Youtube channel that deserves a wider audience. He has made some slick pieces aimed at particular issues, and has a nice series of podcasts with other contributors from the COP 26 period.

https://www.youtube.com/c/ClimateResistance/videos

Gary Pearse
November 21, 2021 2:15 pm

Anthony, we should try to find good historical stuff on LIA, MWP, RWP and “no-way-to-argue_away” solid evidence, like the big 5000yr old white spruce near Tuktuyaktuk, Arctic Canada, showing that the globe was 3-4°C warmer during Holocene Max.

If there isn’t a video, a project of Heartland or Marc Morano or GWPE to produce one would be good. It is a medium that you don’t have to be a scientist or math whiz to understand it (over 90% of your audience is in this category). Re the ‘Tuk’ spruce, I gave that to a 12 yr old to draw his own conclusions which he did correctly. That’s powerful stuff for the non-scientist to be solidly convinced.

Need to interview archeologists, historians etc: Hannibal and his elephants crossing the Alps, Wineries in Scotland, Greenland farmstead, barley, sheep etc.

AndyHce
Reply to  Gary Pearse
November 22, 2021 4:09 pm

Did you discuss that because of obliquity and precession northern hemisphere insolation was much higher than now during that time?

BigJohn
November 21, 2021 2:53 pm

Dr. Patrick Moore – A Dearth of Carbon?


Gunga Din
November 21, 2021 3:24 pm

Great idea!
I regret that I may not be able to contribute much.
While at one time 20 to 30 years ago I might have been (in my local circles at work) considered to be a techno-Lion, I’m now a techno-Dino.
(I still don’t have a cell phone.)
But, may I suggest a some do few videos of, say, local flood events highlighted on the The Storm Channel and the MSM but shot looking away from the flooded creek?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Gunga Din
November 22, 2021 4:09 am

“(I still don’t have a cell phone.)”
Worse than that, I only buy flip phones!

CO2isLife
November 21, 2021 3:45 pm
Robert Alfred Taylor
November 21, 2021 3:50 pm

Anton Petrov, more unsettled: Something Happened on Earth a Million Years Ago, Making Ice Ages More Extreme https://youtu.be/ksR0x2nqym8?t=745

Tom Abbott
November 21, 2021 4:10 pm

I liked the podcast.

I agree that Climategate is probably the major cause of skepticism about Human-caused Climate Change among the public.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 22, 2021 9:49 am

Climategate is also probably the reason President Trump thought it was a hoax. He says as much on the podcast.

Anon
November 21, 2021 8:27 pm

 barycentrism rules, or a host of other “out there” crackpot theories that we have debunked

In all seriousness, Willie Soon’s 2015 work has been debunked?

A phenomenological study of the timing of solar activity minima of the last millennium through a physical modeling of the Sun–Planets Interaction

The dynamical explanation of these PE minima is connected to the minima of the Sun’s position relative to the barycenter as well as the significant amount of time the Sun’s inertial motion revolving near and close to the barycenter.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1384107614000992

Explained in detail here (@time = 39:45)

Or am I missing something or misunderstanding barycentrism?

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commieBob
Reply to  Anon
November 22, 2021 2:18 am

Of course the chemical composition of the atmosphere will have an effect on the surface temperature. Of course the thickness an density of the atmosphere will have an effect on the surface temperature. Of course the gravitational effects of the planets will have an effect on the sun and that, in turn, will have an effect on the Earth’s surface temperature.

Things become crackpot when people insist that any one thing, taken simplistically, tells the whole story. In that light, CO2 as the Earth’s thermostat is just another crackpot theory. 🙂

LearDog
November 21, 2021 8:59 pm

I would also like a listing of PowerPoints with talking points…..?

Joseph Zorzin
November 22, 2021 3:56 am

“For example, one former commenter who routinely claimed to have found “a new paradigm” will be automatically excluded.”

Probably means Tony Heller, and that would be a mistake.

Anon
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 22, 2021 4:10 am

I haven’t seen Tony Heller offer up new paradigms or explanations. Most of his videos are about comparisons between old and new datasets, missing data, contradictory claims made by the various official climate organs, etc. IMHO

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Anon
November 22, 2021 4:15 am

I saw somewhere, perhaps an old comment in this blog, that Tony used to post here but for some reason was no longer welcome. Not sure what happened.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 22, 2021 9:54 am

I hear there is frozen carbon dioxide in some of the craters on the Moon. Quite a bit of it if estimates are correct.

bonbon
November 22, 2021 4:31 am

More focus on the Solution, rather than the Problem, please.
The solution to energy, while we continue with coal and oil, is a really difficult program – Fusion.
I recommend these regular short video updates :
Fusion Industry Association
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQSc-BFbCpFJjhZldM3BOcQ

This shifts the rampant popular focus on psychology, sociology, pathology, to the future and science. We hardly want the future to look like a huge COP (pun intended), do we?

November 22, 2021 6:20 am

Send them to the “media” and make it more difficult for them to mindlessly adhere to the “Climate Change” meme!

November 22, 2021 6:34 am

One of the best I’ve ever seen is “The Great Global Warming Swindle”,https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oYhCQv5tNsQ

Bruce K. Britton
November 22, 2021 7:05 am

I want to see clear graphs, that I can send to my correspondents, that show the entire history of climate, graphing temperature changes over time, and CO2 changes over time.

Matthew Sykes
November 22, 2021 8:13 am

Leonard Nimoys New Ice Age video from the 70s is of course very useful. Then The Great Global Warming Swindle from the UK.

Jack Clancy
November 22, 2021 12:46 pm

Michael Shermer podcast episode with Steven Koonin on his book “Unsettled”. New as of today. Balanced and provocative.

CO2isLife
November 22, 2021 1:20 pm

This is outstanding: https://youtu.be/jFcJLLMhpEA

OK S.
November 22, 2021 3:56 pm

A suggestion from a site I sometimes visit: “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.”
Writing Excuses

Shorter is better. Too long and not but a few will ever watch or listen.

eyesonu
November 23, 2021 6:41 am

“…I simply liked the clouds and couldn’t find anything representative that worked any better. – Anthony”

I looked at that picture and didn’t know if it was just a painting, a time lapse photo, a real actual photo, or a black and white version of a 70’s black-light poster!

spock
November 25, 2021 9:38 pm

I recommend Alex Epstein”s podcast. He is the author of A Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexEpstein22/videos

November 29, 2021 11:25 am

1. Video: I may have one I did for the Geologist’s Association in the UK, which starts on natural climate change realities and them moves onto the likely influence of submarine volcanicity on ocean surface warming and its variability. If they make it public. I am checking.

2 BTW as regards pressure and temperature as they relate to the lapse rate, what do you mean by that?

The Barometric formulae are a well established basis for climatology. The lapse rate to the tropopause down to 0.1Bar is determined by Gravitational pressure on the atmosphere and the TSI that creates the atmosphere by heating the surface. Physics 101. NOthing to do with GHE which may change it slightly.

In particular the Barometric Equation describes how this pressure relationship works, and its derivation and application is well described in the literature. See below.

The equation describes how pressure at any height is a function of gravitational force = the acceleration times height, and temperature. The energy that supports all this molecular action, versus a -273 surface with nothing happening, comes from the solar radiation.

Neither pressure nor temperature are causal per se. PV = nRT should describe the relationship between the variables. Water vapour messes up the ideal gas basis somewhat.

Same on most planets and Moons. NASA validated. Established science.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s40828-020-0111-6 

I suspect you meant something else?

November 29, 2021 11:26 am
  • David Evans Interview: Total take down, on the observational data taken to check them, of all the IPCC’s core assumptions by a former government climate scientist.

  • Steve Koonin Presentation: Why there is no actual serious threat , per the scientific reports of the IPCC, by a climate scientist and former Presidential Advisor.

November 29, 2021 11:32 am

Oh, and another video, the killer reality of ice core data by a Neils Bohr Institute Geologist.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4xe9tlbz5o7ghk/Neils%20Bohr%20SCientist%20Climate%20Change.mp4?dl=0

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