California Air Resources Board cap and trade program circumvents state open meeting laws with a Moonbeam assist

Strong headline, I know, but I didn’t believe this was true until I researched it myself. First some background; I once served as an elected official on my local school board. During orientation and virtually every annual CSBA meeting after that, along with numerous public meetings and letters to the editor where people constantly reminded…

An Open Letter to Dr. Michael Mann

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dear Dr. Mann: I just read your piece in the Washington Post. First, let me say that I disagree entirely with Cuccinelli’s legalistic approach. It doesn’t seem like the right way to achieve the desired result, that of shining the merciless light of publicity on your actions. Figure 1. The…

Global Warming = more hurricanes | Still not happening

So far the hurricane season for the Atlantic has been pretty quiet for 2009. Ryan Maue from Florida State University explains why. In related news, Al Gore has dropped the [hurricane frequency] related slide in his traveling PowerPoint show. – Anthony Great Depression! Tropical Cyclone Energy at 30-year lows Both Northern Hemisphere and South Hemisphere…

The Guardian Relocates The North Pole By 500km

By Steven Goddard The Catlin crew was picked up this week, after completing less than 50% of their planned journey to the North Pole and coming up about 500km short.  Immediately upon their return, The Guardian reported : After 73 days, the Catlin Arctic Survey has come to an end. Pen Hadow’s team of British…

Catlin Crew Out Of Time

Guest post by Steve Goddard An Arctic Blizzard As reported here two weeks ago, April 30 is the last safe date to recover explorers from the Arctic.  The people who rescued Pen Hadow from the Arctic in May, 2003 said this : “People are at risk – the ice breaks and it shouldn’t really happen.…

Quote of the week #4

Image from WUWT reader “Boudu” This QOTW is from Pen Hadow, leader of the now farcical Catlin Arctic Ice Survey: “It’s never wise to imagine that either man or technology has the upper hand in the natural world.” That’s probably the only true statement  published from the expedition.

Catlin Arctic Survey website recycles biotelemetry data?

UPDATES WE HAVE UPDATES: 8 updates to this story have been posted – see below the “read the rest of this entry” line. It appears most if not all of the technology in the expedition has failed early on and the Catlin website never made any mention of this fact until a BBC article appeared…

Catlin Crew Officially Has Hypothermia (and Frostbite)

From the Catlin web site today – Hypothermia Posted by Gaby Dean Monday, 06 Apr 2009 15:58 In disadvantaged inner cities it’s known in medical circles as Urban Hypothermia.  GPs adopted the term after seeing an increase, during winter, of elderly patients who have switched off their heating, fearful of the cost, and become ill…

Global Warming At The Pole Since 1913

Guest post by Steven Goddard From the Catlin web site today – a first hand description of what motivates the explorers, and what they are learning about Arctic warming. Thursday, 02 Apr 2009 10:04 “Men wanted for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful.  Honour and…

Admiration For The Catlin Explorers

Guest post by Steve Goddard Polar Bear On Thin Ice It is easy to become cynical about the motivations of some prominent figures in the global warming movement, but there are a few people who feel passionately enough about their beliefs to put their own life on the line.  The Catlin explorers Pen Hadow, Ann…

Another shocked polar explorer

You may recall Lewis Pugh and his laughable “expedition” in Kayaks last summer to plant flags of nations on the ice. I came a little more respect for this group, since at least they are attempting some science. But given the media coverage and the problems they face in getting any meaningful data, I have…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #273

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Rule of Law? In a frank interview about President Trump’s withdraw from the Paris Agreement, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt articulates what many skeptics believe to be a major failing in the EPA and other government regulatory entities –…

The Guardian Just Noticed Greens are Losing the Climate Debate

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens are inventing elaborate fantasies of shadowy right wing conspiracies to explain President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Treaty – but still refuse to consider the possibility they are wrong about global warming. Trump’s Paris exit: climate science denial industry has just had its greatest victory Graham Readfearn Trump’s confirmed…

Tunes Played On A Tropical Piano

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Contents: Adventure, plus minimal science. Feel free to ignore this if you wish. After I wrote my last piece about my trip to Fiji, things have just been moving too fast to write. I’ll just take up where I left off, at…

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…

Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks as host of the Apollo 40th anniversary celebration held at the National Air and Space Museum, Monday, July 20, 2009 in Washington.

I Love Neil deGrasse Tyson, but He is Wrong on Climate

My response to Neil deGrasse Tyson about denial of science. Guest essay by Donna Hedley I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. He has done so much to make science interesting and understandable. He is wise and humble. His love for science is infectious. However, I think he is wrong when he talks about the denial of…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #250

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) Obsolete Science? Writing in Cosmos, Mason Inman has an article on M. King Hubbert, the eminent geologist who spent most of his career with Shell Oil. Unfortunately, Hubbert is best known…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #249

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) “Not With a Bang But a Whimper”: The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22), the twelfth session of the…

News of the Litigation against Climate Alarmism

Guest opinion by Leo Goldstein I filed a new set of responses to various motions to dismiss in the RICO lawsuit Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et al. I also verified the original Complaint, filed on September 12. Some of the facts are well known, such as the quote from Prince Philip, the husband of…

Billionaire crony corporatist schemes

Financing “green” companies and pressure groups, to get richer off taxpayers and consumers Guest essay by Paul Driessen Shady cash from Vladimir Putin’s Russian energy oligarchs and other rich donors is being laundered through Bermuda-based lawyers and middlemen to “green” pressure groups, lobbyists and spinmeisters – to promote “green energy” schemes that bring billions of…

Seeing death skulls in hurricane #Matthew

I couldn’t help but notice this headline on the Drudge Report today: Here is the actual satellite image of Hurricane #Matthew, as Tweeted by The Weather Channel’s Stu Ostro: This is a classic case of the human propensity to see faces in things where there aren’t any. For example, the famous “face on Mars” Above: A 1976…

Rare Moon and Earth eclipse of the Sun seen from the SDO

Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO’s semiannual eclipse seasons, Earth briefly blocks SDO’s line of sight each day – a consequence of SDO’s geosynchronous…

Nature: There are Worse Threats to Biodiversity than Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A commentary published in Nature has claimed that careless human exploitation of natural resources poses a far greater threat to endangered species than climate change. Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers There is a growing tendency for media reports about threats to biodiversity to focus on climate change.…

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…

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Claim: Climate is causing a Rapid Rise in Lyme Disease Infections

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Zoonotic disease researcher Katharine Walter has claimed that climate is causing a massive rise in human cases of potentially debilitating Lyme Disease. But there are a few problems with this theory. … Deer tick invasion Encounters with ticks didn’t always cast a dark shadow over North American summers. Cases of…

Thank you, America!

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley  For my final broadcast to the nation on the eve of Britain’s Independence Day, the BBC asked me to imagine myself as one of the courtiers to whom Her Majesty had recently asked the question, “In one minute, give three reasons for your opinion on whether my United Kingdom should…

More #RICO20 GMU emails released

While some emails were released previously here, due to a glitch in my system, I didn’t get a second file link posted that I should have. Many of the emails in this file have already been released previously and discussed here at WUWT. But to make sure we have not missed anything, here is the…

A Rare Green Defence of Democracy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Against a rising tide of green calls for an environmental dictatorship, its refreshing to read that some greens think ordinary people should have the right to choose their own future. Democracy Is the Answer to Climate Change Contrary to popular belief, elected leaders are better equipped to address the problem…

Rolling Home

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Up early this morning, drinking coffee in the Aussie sunshine with a kookaburra cackling in the background and listening to Dwight Yoakum and Buck Owens sing a duet version of Buck’s old classic song “The Streets of Bakersfield” … Hey, you don’t know me, but you don’t like me You say you…

Ta Moko

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Yesterday afternoon we took off at 3:45 from Fiji en route to Brisbane. I always enjoy that flight, it’s often a cross-section of the types of clouds seen at different temperatures. Interestingly, we flew right over the course that we had just sailed. So having just seen the weather from…

Black hole with the mass of 17 billion suns discovered

From NASA Goddard: Behemoth black hole found in an unlikely place Astronomers have uncovered a near-record breaking supermassive black hole, weighing 17 billion suns, in an unlikely place: in the center of a galaxy in a sparsely populated area of the universe. The observations, made by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini Telescope in…

LA Times: Car Fuel Economy Standards Don’t Reduce CO2

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The LA Times claims that changing land use policies would make more difference to CO2, than vehicle fuel efficiency standards. But their “solution” is to reduce car use, by repealing the rights of existing residents to oppose unwanted high density urban development. … Under the national Corporate Average Fuel Economy…