Another failure of peer review, due to corrupt temperature data from a single station

UPDATED – see note below. This appeared in Eurekalert a couple of weeks ago. The headline, at first glance, looks like good news, right? “Global warming” is killing off tsetse flies, what’s not to like? Read on, because a photo really is worth a thousand words. Zambezi Valley may soon be too hot for tsetse flies…

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Oops. The oceans are warming, fast! Resplandy et al. paper shows how peer review can fail, even at Nature

Nic Lewis skewers that “oceans are warming at unprecedented rates” paper A major problem with the Resplandy et al. ocean heat uptake paper by Nic Lewis Obviously doubtful claims about new research regarding ocean content reveal how unquestioning Nature, climate scientists and the MSM are. On November 1st there was extensive coverage in the mainstream media[i] and online[ii] of…

Tom Steyer’s multimillion dollar renewable energy initiative goes down in flames

A renewable energy initiative was rejected by Arizona voters Tuesday, dealing a major blow to environmental activists who hoped to increase the state’s development of wind and solar resources. Proposition 127, a renewable energy initiative in Arizona, lost handily Tuesday, according to ABC Arizona, citing The Associated Press. The proposal was widely expected to go down…

Carbon tax goes down in flames – again

From Mike Bastasch: Washington voters rejected a ballot measure backed by a vast coalition of liberal groups to tax carbon dioxide emissions from in-state fossil fuel combustion. The measure, called Initiative 1631, is the third attempt to impose a carbon tax in Washington state. Voters rejected a similar ballot measure in 2016, and carbon tax legislation failed earlier…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #334

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) Importance of Clouds: MIT Sloan Professor of Meteorology emeritus Richard Lindzen wrote TWTW stating that, in the past weeks, TWTW may have underemphasized the importance of clouds and overemphasized water vapor…