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…

He’s Baaaaaaaccckkk! (Oy)

I received this email tip from reader Thomas Bakewell (HT, HT) who wrote: Pen Hadow, of the 2009 Caitlin Arctic Expedition is on the loose again! Here’s the link to the BBC story which is mostly a short video. Here is a quote: British explorer Pen Hadow and his crew have set sail from Alaska, in an attempt…

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…

#Geostorm – another climate related disaster movie, crashes and burns

It just opened yesterday, and already Hollywood movie analysts are blasting its plot and performance. IMDB storyline: When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural…

Durable Original Measurement Uncertainty

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Introduction: Temperature and Water Level (MSL) are two hot topic measurements being widely bandied about and vast sums of money are being invested in research to determine whether, on a global scale, these physical quantities — Global Average Temperature and Global Mean Sea Level — are changing, and if…

From “The Stupid, It Burns” Department: “Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker”

Guest rant by David Middleton Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. Hurricane Irma recently swept through the Caribbean and into Florida, only to be quickly followed by Hurricane Maria. “Climate change casts a long shadow over the development efforts…

Climate Communism? The Russians aren’t buying

  Ø Christopher Monckton of Brenchley reports from the first Russian Cities’ Climate Forum in Moscow The Al Gore Effect wasn’t working. Instead of the snow and frost that usually accompanies global warming conferences, the sun was shining brightly and the temperature was north of 100 °F. Inside the lofty, Tuscan-Doric Manège in the shadow…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #282

The Week That Was: 2017-08-26 (August 26, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week. “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear…

Northern Journeys

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I just got back from going up north to see my friends, to investigate core drills for gold ore sampling … oh, and to see the eclipse. We rolled out of home in our camper van, heading up the California coast. Me, I was still recuperating from running my thumb…

What is the Default Temperature for the Earth?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Earth’s atmosphere does not act like a greenhouse. The analogy was partially developed to help students understand the apparent disparity between energy coming in from the sun and leaving the Earth to space. However, its greater value was in creating the global warming deception because it automatically triggered thoughts…

Down with Internet Gatekeepers!

The main Internet gatekeepers and causes for concern are Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Microsoft (MSFT) – together, GFTM. Internet Gatekeepers’ Misconduct Google locked conservative University of Toronto professor Jordan B. Peterson out of all his Google accounts. The probable cause is his dissent with the identity politics of the Left, especially his…

E&E Legal Wins Major Rulings in Two Separate Vermont Public Records Suits Involving AG’s Climate RICO Crusade

. For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017Contact: info@eelegal.org 202-810-2001 E&E Legal Wins Major Rulings in Two Separate Vermont Public Records Suits Involving AG’s Climate RICO Crusade Washington, D.C. – The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) has two freedom of Information Act cases pending against the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for records relating to…

In Search of the 3% Renewable Energy ‘Tipping Point’.

  Guest post by David Middleton In order to search for the 3% Renewable Energy ‘Tipping Point’, we must ascertain a definition of the phrase… Definition of tipping point : the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place Merriam-Webster Let’s see if we…

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…