Smog hangs over a construction site in Weifang city, Shandong province, Oct 16. 2015. Air quality went down in many parts of China since Oct 15 and most cities are shrounded by haze. [Photo/IC]

Study: Haze in China amplifies UHI effect

Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities Research reveals that impacts of haze pollution in the US and China vary significantly From the YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China…

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What did ExxonMobil Know and When Did They Know it? (Part Quatre: “Is ExxonMobil Actually Only Worth A Fraction Of What It Says?”)

Guest post by David Middleton In my previous posts regarding the lawless inquisition of ExxonMobil and its supposed climate cover-up, I’ve pretty well demonstrated that ExxonMobil (then Humble Oil, later Exxon) knew exactly what we know today: The AGW models always forecast about 4 times as much warming as actually would occur.  In any science other…

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Willis and I walk the Planck

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I do apologize for not having replied sooner to my friend the irrepressible, irascible, highly improbable but always fascinating Willis Eschenbach, who on August 15 had commented on a brace of earlier postings by me on the vexed question of climate sensitivity. The delay is because my lovely wife and…

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Worse than we thought: Antarctic vulnerability to climate change

From the “Antarctic ice is normal now but just you wait” department…. Above:  most recent data from NSIDC. ….and the UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH: Antarctica’s past shows region’s vulnerability to climate change Fresh understanding of West Antarctica has revealed how the region’s ice sheet could become unstable in a warming world. Scientists studying the region’s landscape have…

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NOAA’s New Climate Explorer – NOAA Needs to Provide a Disclaimer for Their Climate Model Presentations

Suggested Disclaimer: Climate Model Outputs Have Been Manipulated By NOAA to Make Models Appear to Perform Well Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post introduces readers to a newly revised “product” from NOAA, called “Climate Explorer”, which is part of their U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. NOAA released this misleading product on July 27, 2016 and…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #237

The Week That Was: 2016-08-20 (August 20, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Seeking a Common Ground: One of the challenges in preparing TWTW is reaching as broad a readership as possible with brief discussions of…

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Putting It On The Line

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Thanks to an alert commenter, half of my last post was shown to be in error. Like most folks, I really, really hate to be publicly wrong, and of course I do my utmost to avoid it. But sometimes I overlook something, or my logical staircase is missing some steps,…

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Climate Philosopher Demands a Tax on Children

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova, Marc Morano – Climate philosopher Travis Rieder has been touring the country, trying to persuade university students not to have kids – and promoting ideas for restricting childbirth, including tax penalties against people who decide to have a child. Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of…

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More Evidence of Coral Reef Resilience!

Earlier today, WUWT carried a story about a coral reef that was presumed dead in 2003, is now teeming with life. Jim Steele adds to this below. – Anthony Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate…

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Twits, beware

Like many climate skeptics, I have a couple of fake Twitter harassers who operate using the same sort of tactics that cowards tend to use: fake accounts, fake emails, fake everything. These are people who apparently feel that this sort of behavior elevates their own feelings of self worth while keeping them hidden from any…

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California’s globally irrelevant, costly, elitist driven and purely political climate change campaign

Guest essay by Lawrence Hamlin California Governor Jerry Brown recently proposed via an executive order that the state establish an escalated future greenhouse gas emissions reduction target whereby year 2030 emission levels would be 40% below 1990 emission levels. The state’s present emissions reduction target set in 2006 through AB 32 is to back off…

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Thin tropical clouds cool the climate

From STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY: Thin clouds at about 5 km altitude are more ubiquitous in the tropics than previously thought and they have a substantial cooling effect on climate. This is shown in a recent study by researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Miami published in Nature Communications. The cooling effect of mid-level clouds is…

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a coalition of attorneys general, supported by former Vice President Al Gore, vowed on March 29, 2016, to hold fossil fuel companies accountable if their words and deeds on climate change had crossed into illegality.

Newly Released AG Emails Reveal Anxiety Over Schneiderman-led #ExxonKnew Climate Investigations

Emails reveal early warnings that “Wild Card” NY Attorney General Schneiderman’s Climate-RICO crusade would get jilted by other AGs From E&E Legal: Newly released records show even ideologically aligned state attorneys general offices privately voiced concerns from the beginning of the abusive campaign to use anti-racketeering laws and other investigations to silence political opposition to…

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Tree-rings reveal secret clocks that could reset key dates across the ancient world

​ ​Trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have ‘time-markers’ in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands of years ago Oxford University researchers say that trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have ‘time-markers’ in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands…

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Darwin Award Candidates: TV viewers complain about missing “Bachelor in Paradise” due to Tornado Warning

Indianapolis ABC television affiliate WRTV wanted its viewers to see the complaints it received after preempting Bachelor in Paradise last night for report on a series of tornadoes that touched down nearby, so it posted some on its website. Bachelor in Paradise is where some of the rejected Bachelor/Bachelorette suitors go to drink, mingle and…

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July 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS through July 2016 and HADCRUT4 and NCEI (formerly NCDC)  through June 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through July 2016.  It also includes a…

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Climate Clash: Aussie Senator Malcolm Roberts Owns TV Physicist Brian Cox

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Despite a hostile audience and a panel stacked with climate advocates, One Nation Federal Senator Malcolm Roberts did a credible job of holding his own, when questioned about his climate skepticism. Source: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s4499754.htm My favourite Roberts quote at 4:02 in the excerpt: I’m absolutely stunned that someone [Brian Cox] who…

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Pre- and Post-Feedback Sensitivity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE TWO: Rather than trying to cooper up the errors, I have simply removed the incorrect sections and left the calculation of the Planck feedback intact. I think that it is right … however, as events remind me too frequently … I could be wrong … ] [UPDATE: As Jan Kjetil Andersen…

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a coalition of attorneys general, supported by former Vice President Al Gore, vowed on March 29, 2016, to hold fossil fuel companies accountable if their words and deeds on climate change had crossed into illegality.

Witch hunt: Dem Attorney General #ExxonKnew Global Warming Investigation Likely Illegal, Says Law Expert

Posted By Chris White  A legal expert in financial law said the Democrat-lead probe targeting ExxonMobil is likely illegal and a ruse to paint those investigating the company as champions “in the fight against global warming.” The Exxon subpoena into the company’s knowledge about internal climate change reports is an abuse of extraordinary powers. It…

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Olympic-sized climate propaganda

It was wrong to interrupt Rio’s delightful opening ceremonies with deceitful agitprop Paul Driessen XXXI Olympiad competitors are joyfully showcasing their skills and sportsmanship, while delighted fans revel in their amazing efforts. But opening ceremonies featuring colorful history, dance, song and athletes were rudely interrupted by an unprecedented propaganda film. As audiences around the world…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #236

The Week That Was: 2016-08-14 (August 14, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Climate Fears and Finance: [One] of the difficulties SEPP has had in updating its analysis of the importance of government funding in climate…