Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #268

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) Recap of John Christy’s Testimony: Described in the April 1 TWTW, the March 29 written testimony of John Christy provides further physical evidence refuting the hypothesis encompassed in the 1979 Chaney Report…

Sun-Cloud-Ocean Update

Guest essay by Mike Jonas “so much to say…so little time.” – Roy Spencer I have at last found the time for the next step in my Sun-Cloud-Ocean calculations. But first, I would like to thank everyone who commented on my previous article. Some are addressed directly below, and all comments (well, most) were useful.…

An Invitation To Debate “Climate Change”

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (see Update at the end) I had tweeted the following: Various people either liked or retweeted this, including my mad mate and human lightning rod, James Delingpole. This post started because someone named Robin Whitlock tweeted the following: Delingpole is a knuckledragger, pure and simple. It’s a wonder his brain…

Friday Funny: The Peoples #ClimateMarch – Recycled Humor for a Sustainable Society

Cheesy Jokes for the April 29th March, recycled and improved By Sam Kazman, Competitive Enterprise Institute CEI doesn’t support recycling mandates, but there’s nothing wrong with voluntary recycling. And that’s what we’re doing here—recycling our March for Science jokes from last week for tomorrow’s People’s Climate March—with a few additions. –Why did the People’s Climate marchers…

Can the U.S. Become the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas?

Guest post by David Middleton The Department of Energy gave a Texas-based energy company permission Tuesday to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the U.S. does not have free trade agreements. Golden Pass Products will build an LNG export terminal capable of shipping 2.21 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural…

New mechanism proposed that describes all solar eruptions

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “solar eruptions are still a bigger threat to humanity than global warming” department. Scientists propose mechanism to describe solar eruptions of all sizes From long, tapered jets to massive explosions of solar material and energy, eruptions on the sun come in many shapes and sizes. Since they erupt at…

Time to defund the weather-forecasting rent-seekers

Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley For Totalitarianism Day (formerly Earth Day), over three dozen weather forecasting organizations have issued a joint (or, in their revealing word, “Collective”) “Global Climate Statement”. It has not exactly made headlines: even the Mainstream media are tired of yet another pietistic, self-serving demand that more taxpayers’ money should…

Oops, Warmists just lost the Antarctic peninsula – it is now cooling

A warming trend of 0.32 °C/decade during 1979–1997 to a cooling trend of − 0.47 °C/decade during 1999–2014. Remember the much ballyhooed paper that made the cover of Nature, Steig et al, “Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year”, Nature, Jan 22, 2009 that included some conspicuously errant Mannian math from the master of making…

Demand Investigation of the UAH Shooting!

Guest opinion by Leo Goldstein Like everyone here, I am outraged by the terrorist attack of Dr. John Christy’s office at the University of Alabama (UAH) that followed the so-called “March for Science” (the MfS) where third-sort actors and copywriters pretended to be scientists. I share Dr. Roy Spencer’s frustration about the unwillingness of the…

Update on Possible Ecoterror Attack at UAH – Scientists Christy/Spencer

From Dr. Roy Spencer’s blog: Ecoterrorism. Eco-terrorism is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as “the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against people or property by an environmentally oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature.” -Wikipedia It…

A child riding the Triceratops statue at the Creation Museum, run by Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham

Academic Freedom, Climate Change and Creationism

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Vice reports that some US States are using new academic freedom initiatives, designed to prevent climate indoctrination, to add courses about creationism to mainstream school syllabuses. The question – who has the right to decide what lessons children learn? CLIMATE DENIAL IN SCHOOLS A new wave of state bills could…

Political left, right similarly motivated to avoid rival views on climate change, and other topics

Ideological information bubbles conquer financial incentives From the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO A new report from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg suggests people on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated to dismiss monetary enticements in order to distance themselves from hearing or…

Study: India won’t be able to meet Paris Climate Agreement commitments due to expanding coal power plants

India’s coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments Proposed plants could jeopardize target of avoiding 1.5 degrees Celsius of mean global warming AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION WASHINGTON, DC — India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to build nearly 370 coal-fired…

Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy

by Chris White A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw…

Robust relationship between solar wind speed and North Atlantic Oscillation discovered

Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES The solar flux is considered the fundamental energy source of earth’s climate system on long time scales. In recent decades, some studies have noted that the tiny variations in solar activity could be amplified by the nonlinear…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #267

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Joint Petition to Reconsider: Although not discussed in prior TWTWs, SEPP joined the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in filing a joint petition to the EPA to reconsider its 2009 finding that greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, endanger…

Happy Earth Mirth Day

Today is Earth Day, and there will be assorted celebrations with “feelings” all over mother Gaia. Most notably is the March for (or against, depending on your viewpoint) Science. Josh has his take on it, using inspiration from the Red Team/Blue Team article.

The Conversation: Business Schools Should Focus on Sustainability, Not Profit

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Professor Landrum of Chicago’s Loyola University, Business Schools are spending too much effort teaching students how to run a profitable business. US business schools failing on climate change April 21, 2017 5.34am AEST Author: Nancy E. Landrum, Professor of Sustainable Business Management, Loyola University Chicago Coca-Cola and Nestlé…