Materials Acquisition for Global Industrial Change (MAGIC)

President Biden’s inability to comprehend these realities may be due to his diminished mental capacity. But it could also be the result of rarely having to exercise his mind –…

The New Pause lengthens by two months to 6 years

The miniature La Niña that has recently ended is now working its magic on lower-troposphere temperatures. The UAH monthly global mean lower-troposphere anomalies for April 2021 show a further drop,…

The CO2 Shift; Ice Age to Gas Age

Guest Post by Renee Hannon IntroductionThis post examines CO2 data collected from Antarctic ice cores and compares CO2 measurements in both ice age and gas age. The age of trapped…

Huge change in Biden’s April 28 speech – U.S. emission reductions “don’t matter.”

It was most appropriate of Biden to inject some “truth” into his speech by acknowledging the complete futility of his scheme mandating the U.S. to undertake costly and ineffective efforts…

Considering Ammonia

At one time in China the communist authorities thought backyard blast furnaces were a wonderful small is beautiful idea. What they got was a lot of poor quality iron. Considering…

Trouble in Noonworld, Take 2

I have been trying to understand and deconstruct the climate-modeling work of Philip Mulholland and Stephen Wilde (M&W). M&W seem to believe that the model they have developed explains planetary…

Failed Climate Predictions

I got to thinking about my now 10 years of occasionally contributed guest posts at WUWT and at Climate Etc. Lots of stuff provided over the years, ranging from NRDC…

Weekly Climate and News Roundup #452

“We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements . . . profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands…

China’s strange endorsement of ‘net zero’

You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president for life” schmoozed United Nations royalty last September with his unexpected pledge that his country aims “to have CO2…

Wall Street Journal hypes Biden’s climate alarmist absurd emissions reductions propaganda schemes

The latest WSJ article makes the same idiotic misguided and misleading comments about the U.S. 21.5% emissions reduction between 2005 and 2020 but further escalates its absurd pronouncements by noting…

Philippines at Crossroads: Paris Pledge Threatens to Compromise Energy Security

The Philippines was one of the first countries to pull out of the international Paris climate agreement. However, it rejoined soon after and is now torn between its need for…

Trouble in Noonworld

So, on Noonworld, the Dark side partitioning ratio is always 𝛾ₒ = 0. The entire convective heat flux from the warm air always flows into the cold surface. Any other…

Hansen’s 1988 global-warming prediction was thrice observation

Hansen’s business-as-usual scenario A is now universally recognized, even among the Thermageddonites, to have been a baseless and absurd exaggeration. It predicts two or three times as much warming as…

Listen To Hard Science, Reject Pop Science, To Lessen Global Catastrophe Risk.

“It is likely that we have to capitalize on the insecurity of the educated elite and make them look silly instead of superior and virtuous. We must remember that they…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #451

“In summary, the idea is to try to give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to…

Deconstructing Wilde and Mulholland’s Analysis of Earth’s Energy Budget

Unfortunately, I expect that it is impossible to say, a priori, what the energy recycling fraction β of an atmosphere will be. I believe it is an emergent property of…

Review of Seim and Olsen paper: “The influence of IR Absorption and Backscatter Radiation from CO2…”

Thus, not only does the calculated irradiance seem in error by about 20% over erroneous use of the Stefan-Boltzmann law, but the known bias of the sensor combined with the…

Atmospheric Energy Recycling

Yet, a simple model like what I’ve shared here can help illustrate general mechanisms, and clarify some otherwise mystifying phenomenon. These simple models explain things like how back-radiation fluxes can…

Winter is not going away without a fight

pattern says not quite yet – at least not for much of the central and eastern US. Not only is a chilly air mass coming for later this week, it…

Saving pollinators from an imaginary bee-pocalypse

Honeybees are doing OK, despite varroa mites, the Covid-driven economy and other problems Paul Driessen A torrent of media stories from 2013-2014 presented frightening tales of “unprecedented” colony collapse disorder…

A Greenhouse Gas Planetary Temperature Formula to Put Nikolov and Zeller’s Pressure Formula in Context

So, in terms of corresponding to underlying physics, I expect my formula is basically nonsense. But, it has at least as much correspondence to the underlying physics as is the…

Senator Scott Weiner (D) introduces a bill to financially nail Californians that can least afford the most expensive energy in the nation.

California’s legislature continues to perpetuate the state’s dysfunctional energy polices and continues to do everything possible to further INCREASE the costs for energy for its 40 million residents which does…

Dangerously Stupid Science: Solar Geoengineering

Modelers too often eschew the bountiful evidence of real natural climate change when it competes with their CO2‑driven models. They downplay the myriad of critical factors that have caused change…

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #449

“You can prove almost anything with the evidence of a small enough segment of time. How often, in any search for truth, the answer of the minute is positive, the…