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When Volcanoes Attack… White Island Edition

Guest commentary by David Middleton I’m sure many WUWT readers have read Eric Worrall’s post, the headlines and seen the videos. CNN: “14 feared dead in New Zealand volcano eruption” The Grauniad: “New Zealand police to investigate volcanic eruption – as it happened” The Independent: “New Zealand eruption: No survivors on White Island after volcano…

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Climate Models Have Not Improved in 50 Years

Guest “how can he write this with straight face?” by David Middleton Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warmingBy Warren Cornwall Dec. 4, 2019 Climate change doubters have a favorite target: climate models. They claim that computer simulations conducted decades ago didn’t accurately predict current warming, so the public should be wary of the…

Oxford Word of the Year: “Climate Emergency”… Seriously?

Guest counting by David Middleton SOCIETYOxford names ‘climate emergency’ its 2019 ‘Word of the Year’ Thursday, November 21, 2019Amid historic flooding in Venice, Italy, and catastrophic bushfires decimating Australia’s koala population, Oxford has named its 2019 Word of the Year “climate emergency.” […] Oxford said its selected words or phrases “reflect the ethos, mood, or…

Vladimir Putin Endorses Elizabeth Warren… Sort of…

Guest “too fracking funny” by David Middleton Vlad the fractivist… Russia’s Putin says shale oil technologies are ‘barbaric’PUBLISHED WED, NOV 20 Sam Meredith Russian President Vladimir Putin has sharply criticized nations like the U.S. for ignoring the environmental impact of shale oil and gas production, describing it as a “barbaric” process that the Kremlin has no interest…

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Michael Shellenberger: Apocalypse Cancelled?

Guest “attaboy” by David Middleton Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and Green Book Award Winner Michael Shellenberger slaps down the apocalyptic climate change propagandists… Nov 25, 2019Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are WrongMichael Shellenberger Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate…

Montney Python’s Frac’ing Circus

Guest geology by David Middleton In a recent post of mine (ExxonMobil & Chevron Eviscerate Democrat Frac’ing Ban Fantasies) I made this passing comment: There is no evidence whatsoever that frac’ing has ever polluted groundwater or triggered palpable earthquakes.  Regarding my earthquake comment, I was referring to specific attribution, not generalized correlations. One very polite commentator from British…

Massachusetts Town Votes for Freezing in the Dark

Guest “too fracking funny” by David Middleton Brookline passes bylaw banning future use of oil, gas in new buildings Nov 21, 2019 BROOKLINE, Mass. — A Massachusetts town overwhelmingly voted Wednesday night to ban the future installation of oil and gas pipes in future construction projects as well as in renovations of existing buildings. The…