Climate skeptics gaining ground in media

From the Institute of Physics , a surprising study being published by them, which not only measures the increase, but now has provided labels for type1 through type 3 skeptics. It seems they really don’t understand, but they are trying to quantify it anyway. I had to laugh at the inclusion of Anderegg et al…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #281

The Week That Was: 2017-08-19 (August 19, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week. Physics has a history of synthesizing many phenomena into a few theories – Richard Feynman Number of the Week: $4 Trillion THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #252

The Week That Was: Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project By Ken Haapala Data Manipulation: As twice-elected president of a science society formed in 1871, with early members important to the beginning of climate measurements covering the US, this author has been very concerned with the manipulation of historic…

Five stages of climate grief

President Trump could help – and force climate alarmists to answer questions they’ve ignored Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces and houses of worship have presented stories showcasing the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Liberal-progressive snowflakes are wallowing in denial, anger and depression. They…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #248

The Week That Was: 2016-11-12 (November 12, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) When Does A Scientific Assumption Become a Myth? As discussed in the October 22 TWTW, the influential 1979 Charney Report asserted that laboratory results showed…

Another example of PolitiFact’s climate propaganda

By Larry Kummer. From the archives at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: This vignette illustrates important aspects of the climate change debate, and why it has failed to gain sufficient support from Americans to pass large-scale public policy measures. For two decades journalists and scientists have cooperated to produce political propaganda, exaggerating and misrepresenting the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #233

The Week That Was: 2016-07-23 (July23, 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) Political Fads: Roy Spencer has written a 22-page booklet, “A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data,” published by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #231

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) State Attorneys General: The chronology of the subpoena of certain records of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) by Attorney General Claude Earl Walker of U.S. Virgin Islands becomes an interesting study of legal over-reach and pull-back. CEI general counsel Sam Kazman has a…

John L. Daly: a Giant of Early Climate Skepticism.

Guest opinion: Dr.Tim Ball The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin. Thomas Huxley This comment describes the career of John L. Daly (March 1943-January 2004). John lived on the beautiful island of Tasmania, where he became…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #183

The Week That Was: 2015-06-13 (June 13, 2015) 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) ICCC-10: Due to The Heartland Institute’s Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-10), June 11 and 12, this week’s TWTW will be brief.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #178

The Week That Was: 2015-05-02 (May 2, 2015) 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) Uncertainty: On her web site, Climate Etc., Judith Curry posted her notes on her latest presentation of what she calls the Uncertainty Monster.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-07-19 (July 19, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.[or relies on TV news] Thomas Jefferson [H/t Tim Ball] Number of the Week:…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-11-09 (November 9, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. Richard Feynman, Value of Science Number of…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-09-21 (September 21, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: A difficult question for the climate science community is, how is it that this broad community of researchers — full of bright and thoughtful people — allowed intolerant activists who…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-06-29 (June 29, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: : “The influence of mankind on climate is trivially true and numerically insignificant.” Richard Lindzen [H/t Tom Sheehan] ################################################### Number of the Week: 3.7% ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “The great tragedy of Science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” Thomas Huxley [H/t Tim Ball] ################################################### Number of the Week: 1,667 times ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: If Canada continues to extract oil from its tar sands, “it will be game over for the climate.” James Hansen, NYT ################################################### Number of the Week: 20 Billion Gallons ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

February 29: Fred Singer will be speaking at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA on Wednesday, from 4:30 to 5:40 pm, Room 124, Science Technology I General title: “The Climate Debate: NIPCC vs. IPCC, the Hockey-stick, and Climategate.” Impacts on energy policy and everything else” – – – – – – – – – – –…

Climate change no longer scary in Europe

It’s not the climate, but the tide of opinion that’s changing in Europe and around the globe Guest post by Dr. Hans Labohm The upcoming climate change (and wealth redistribution) summit in Cancun – coupled with Bjorn Lomborg’s ongoing publicity campaign for his new film – makes one thing painfully obvious. The fight against the…

Who unleashed Climatism?

Guest essay by Ari Halperin This article is intended mostly for American audiences. Today, it seems almost normal that the IPCC, UNFCCC and CAN (Climate Action Network International) interfere in American internal affairs, deciding who are scientists and who are not, telling us how much energy to use and from what sources, and generally sowing…

CAGW bias in academia; Lesfrud and Meyer 2013 revisited.

 Guest essay by Andy West Posts at WUWT have often featured scientific papers that are clearly impacted by a cultural bias towards CAGW. Given the impressive reach of WUWT and the likelihood that a number of folks from academia will be peeking here, some examination of the impact upon conclusions, and also how bias has…