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…

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…

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…

New ‘Karl-buster’ paper confirms ‘the pause’, and climate models failure

The “uncertainty monster” strikes again We’ve been highly critical for some time of the paper in summer 2015 by Karl et al. that claimed “the pause” or hiatus went away once “properly adjusted” ocean surface temperature data was applied to the global surface temperature dataset. Virtually everyone in the climate skeptic community considers Karl et…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #266

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Bounding the Fear: Last week’s TWTW discussed a presentation by Hal Doiron of The Right Climate Stuff Team (TRCS). TRCS is a group of retired and highly experienced engineers and scientists from the Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #265

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Upper Bound for 21st Century Warming: The Right Climate Stuff Team (TRCS) is a group of retired and highly experienced engineers and scientists from the Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station eras. They have volunteered…

Global Warming and Hurricanes – NOAA says no measurable effect yet

From NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory: Global Warming and Hurricanes An Overview of Current Research Results   1. Has Global Warming Affected Hurricane or Tropical Cyclone Activity? Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA Last Revised: Mar. 17, 2017 A. Summary Statement Two frequently asked questions on global warming and hurricanes are the following: Have humans already caused a…

Intolerant Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers’

By Andrew Follett Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming. The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #264

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Science or Dogma: In the 30 years between the 1979 Charney report to the National Academy of Sciences on an investigation of the possible effects of increased carbon dioxide on the earth’s temperatures to the 2009 EPA’s…

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Why John Christy’s Missing Hotspot Matters

Guest essay by Eric Worrall One thing which struck me about the recent climate science hearing is how little attention was paid to Dr. John Christy’s demonstration of a flawed climate model prediction – the missing Tropospheric hotspot. A flawed prediction does not automatically mean the models are totally wrong – but it is a…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #263

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President False Precision: In their early education, many students of science faced the problem of significant numbers (digits). A useful rule of thumb was that the chain was only as strong as its weakest link. In measurement, the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #262

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President The Climate Establishment Strikes Back: MIT Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences Richard Lindzen had circulated a petition signed by some 300 scientists calling for the US to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change…

New UCLA End of Snow Prediction

Guest essay by Eric Worrall UCLA thinks that by the end of the century, Climate will reduce the Sierra Nevada snowpack by 85%. Climate change puts California’s snowpack in jeopardy in future droughts UCLA research shows how warming trends affect the Sierra Nevada now and in the future Belinda Waymouth | March 09, 2017 Skiing…

Diogenes searching for honest energy policies

Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money and power Guest essay by Paul Driessen The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #261

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Major Climate Model Issues — Curry: In her paper: Climate Models for the layman” presented last week, Judith Curry discusses major issues with Global Climate Models (GMCs) and why the predictions / projections from them are not…

Warren Buffet: Climate Not Impacting the Insurance Business

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Warren Buffet has repeated his inconvenient message from last year, that climate has not affected his insurance business – though he is concerned about future climate change. Warren Buffett says global warming is not impacting the way Berkshire writes insurance Tom DiChristopher Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | 3:34 PM ET…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #260

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Global Climate Models: Judith Curry wrote a powerful critique of global climate models, “Climate Models for the Layman”, that was published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. A few of the key points are discussed below. For…

The Atlantic: Is it OK to enjoy Warm Winter Weather?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Atlantic is worried that a few pleasantly warm days at the end of winter may be prompting “anxiety and unease” amongst the climate obsessed. Is It Okay to Enjoy the Warm Winters of Climate Change? The weather is nice, but it reminds us of the problems to come. ROBINSON…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #259

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Sea Level Rise: One disturbing activity by some government entities is using the highly speculative projections of future sea level rise to frighten the public The purpose appears to be to promote the false belief that humans…

14 Reasons Why Silicon Valley Embraced Climate Alarmism

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein This essay attempts to address a rarely asked question: How did Silicon Valley, one of the greatest centers of wealth and brain power on Earth, embrace climate alarmism? Silicon Valley insiders are smart and successful people. By “Silicon Valley insiders,” I mean the founders, owners, venture capitalists, executives, and software…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #258

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) Data Integrity: For several years, some commentators who deal with historic temperature data in their daily work, such as Joe D’Aleo of ICECAP, have stated that warming trends suddenly appeared…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #257

By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Due to other commitments requiring refraining from public comments that may be misconstrued as suggesting policy, this TWTW will be short and comments restrained. Responses to correspondence will be limited. Thank you. Climate Change Understanding: Two separate guests to Watts Up With That discuss major…

BOMBSHELL – NOAA whistleblower says Karl et al. “pausebuster” paper was hyped, broke procedures

They played fast and loose with the figures -NOAA whistleblower The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. A high-level whistleblower…

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Take the New York Times Climate Quiz

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Schrodinger’s Cat How much of a climate deplorable are you? NYT has published an offensive climate quiz, apparently aimed at helping readers discover whether they should ever buy another copy of the New York Times. Trump Has Choices to Make on Climate Policy. What Would You Do? By TATIANA…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #256

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President TWTW: Due to other commitments requiring refraining from public comments that may be misconstrued as suggesting policy, this TWTW will be short and comments restrained. Responses to correspondence will be limited. Thank you. ************* Appropriate Science? Senator…