News on the Mann vs Steyn global-warming hockey-stick case

From Mark Steyn: Breaking news in the Mann vs Steyn global-warming hockey-stick case! Santa has come early and left a lump of coal in my stocking: Almost three years ago, my sometime colleagues at National Review and my co-defendants at the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed an interlocutory appeal to determine, inter alia, whether the new…

Introducing the global-warming exaggeration factor X

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Recently I provided – based on a characteristically interesting email from Roger Taguchi – a demonstration that IPCC has at least doubled true climate sensitivity. In this follow-up piece, will you please welcome the global-warming exaggeration factor X. First, a breathless recap on my summary of Roger’s argument.…

On the Monumental Differences in Warming Rates between Global Sea Surface Temperature Datasets during the NOAA-Picked Global-Warming Hiatus Period of 2000 to 2014

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE: See the 2 updates under the heading of A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SHIP-BUOY BIAS ADJUSTMENTS. # # # Alternate Title: NOAA Has a Sea Surface Temperature Dataset with an EVEN HIGHER Warming Rate than Their Full-of-Problems ERSST.v4 “Pause-Buster” Data Whether or not there had been a slowdown in global…

The 2-Deg Global-Warming Limit

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Politicians from around the globe gather annually in the UNFCCC meetings so they can propose and fail to come to worthwhile agreements on how to limit global warming and its impacts.  Year in, year out, same thing.  For the results of the most recent failed gathering, see the WattsUpWithThat post…

If you want to play the all-weather-is-influenced-by-global-warming game, you are going to lose

Chip Knappenberger writes: Should We Credit Global Warming When Disasters Don’t Happen? Every time there is some sort of weather disaster somewhere, someone blames it on human-caused global warming. Maybe not directly, but the implication is clear. “While we can’t link individual events to global warming, the increase of this type of event is consistent…

Obama’s global-warming folly

I’m amazed this made it into the Washington Post – Anthony by Charles Krauthammer The economy stagnates. Syria burns . Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him , even as a “29-year-old hacker” revealed his nation’s spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change . Climate change? It lies at…

Protocol-Breaches in Climate Change Science: Indulging Unproved Hypotheses

Guest essay by Ian McCandless This article concerns not the science of Climate Change directly; but rather the issue of science-ethics and protocols, which have been severely breached from Square One regarding it. AGW proponents have given various arguments for why the standard scientific method does not pertain to their alleged scientific claims: from falsely…

‘The 97% climate consensus’ starts to crumble with 485 new papers in 2017 that question it

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.10 Jan 20183,113 From Breitbart and No Tricks Zone: A broad survey of climate change literature for 2017 reveals that the alleged “consensus” behind the dangers of anthropogenic global warming is not nearly as settled among climate scientists as people imagine. Author Kenneth Richard found that during the course of the year 2017, at…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #298

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) Frigid Weather: Since Christmas North America, east of the Rockies, has been very cold. In addition, the Atlantic Seaboard experienced an intense Nor’easter that brought rain, ice, and snow from Georgia…

Artists impression of Minnesota after global warming.

The Horror! Global Warming to Bring Milder Winters, Longer Growing Seasons to Minnesota

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Lakeshore Weekly News has listed the terrifying consequences of global warming for icy Minnesota – milder winters, wetter, hotter summers, longer growing seasons. With climate change, Minnesota will not be as we know it By Hannah Jones hjones@swpub.com The Freshwater Society and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol track…

2017: Year of the Climate Movie Flop

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Washington Times reporter Christian Toto points out the remarkable failure of a whole series of Hollywood climate disaster movies – and the cognitive dissonance of producers and critics who keep pushing out movies nobody wants to watch. Hollywood tries to save the Earth, but moviegoers aren’t buying eco-messages anymore Christian…

Oepidus and Antigone - The Plague of Thebes

“Don’t they Love Their Grandchildren?”: HuffPost Celebrates the Climate Wisdom of the Pre-Moderns

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Huffington Post author and historian Evaggelos Vallianatos, climate wisdom ended when the rise of technology displaced Renaissance appreciation of the Greek Gods. Global Warming Is a Slow-moving Civilization-ending Catastrophe 12/26/2017 02:38 pm ET Evaggelos Vallianatos, Contributor Historian and environmental strategist Ancient Greeks worshipped the Earth. In the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #297

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week. “Nullius in verba” – “Nobody’s word is final.” Motto of the Royal Society, Freeman Dyson Number of the Week: 54 Hoover Dams THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Warming and Cooling? S. Fred Singer, our…

Strolling reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the Kebnekaise valley, Lappland, Sweden.

MSM: Slash CO2 Emissions or the Reindeer Get It

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Must be Christmas, time for the traditional MSM stories about climate change melting Santa’s home in the Arctic. Climate change in Lapland: The impact of global warming in the land of Santa Claus Environmental changes in the far north are having disastrous effects on the region’s indigenous people and tourism…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #296

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week.“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain [H/t WUWT] Number of the Week: $56.60 THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Warming and Cooling? S. Fred Singer, our founder and…

The Polar-Bear-Gate Saga: How a picture is worth a thousand lies – Paul Nicklen and Michael Mann vs Susan Crockford

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 Skepticism What oddly seems to surprise so many people, reality can quickly disagree with the hypotheses and speculative models of scientists. The polar bear is a rich case in…

BREAKING: Trump to remove ‘climate change’ as a national security threat

  This is encouraging news: The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has…

Calculating the Cost of Global Warming

By Andy May Hopefully, the first two posts in this series, “Do humans harm the environment” and “Population Growth and the Food Supply” have convinced the reader that man-made climate change and global warming are not an existential threat to humanity or the planet. This leaves us in a discussion of the cost of global…

At #AGU17, in an attempt to prove ‘climate change creates more severe weather’, scientists resort to ‘p-hacking’

From the “If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.- Ernest Rutherford” department. From the American Meteorological Society via press release: AMS TO RELEASE REPORT EXPLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2016 New research links notable weather and climate events to human influence The American Meteorological Society is releasing the strongest evidence yet that…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #295

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President UN – Protection of Four Freedoms: On December 10, 1948, the three-year old-UN adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Among others, Eleanor Roosevelt lobbied heavily for this declaration, invoking what was called the Four Freedoms.…