Uncertain Clouds

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I read an interesting quote in the latest Climanifesto from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, their Sixth Assessment Report, known as “IPCC AR6” to…

Surface Radiation Balance

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Let me invite you to wander with me through some research I’ve been doing. I got to thinking about the surface radiation balance. The earth’s…

The Interpretation of Interpolation

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (see Arctic/Antarctic update at the end) Over in the comments at a post on a totally different subject, you’ll find a debate there about interpolation…

The Real Cost Of Green Steel

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There is much agitation in the climatosphere about the amount of “coking coal” used in making steel. A number of allegedly smart folks are working…

UN Eye PC Sea Level

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The new UN IPCC Assessment Report 6 (AR6) is out, available here. They make it quite clear that a good chunk of what is in…

Using Your EV Charge Card

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People keep talking about how as electric cars become cheaper, more people will use them. But what they keep ignoring is that they are totally…

Your Tax Dollars At Work

A few quotes about taxpayer money spent on useless climate studies from a fascinating site called Open The Books. Quote The First — Bogus Warnings From The Future (emphasis mine…

Earths Energy Imbalance

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that there’s a new post up on WUWT claiming that eeevil humans are responsible for the increase in earth’s energy imbalance, which is…

Keeping Things In Balance

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Let me start with the standard explanation of why the earth warms when greenhouse gases (“GHGs”, e.g. water vapor, CO2, methane, etc.) increase. This is…

A CO2 Puzzle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Back in 1987, V. Ramanathan noted that we can measure the very poorly named “greenhouse effect”. This effect has nothing to do with greenhouses. Instead,…

The Temperature of the Whole and the Parts

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been pointing out for some time that the current warming of the globe started about the year 1700, as shown in the following graph…

The Real Cost of Wind and Solar

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I keep reading how wind and solar are finally cheaper than fossil fuels … and every time I’ve read it, my urban legend detector rings…

Why The Claimed “97% Consensus” Is Meaningless

I got to thinking about how science progresses. Science is a funny beast. It’s not a “thing”, it’s a process. The process works like this: One or more people make…

Ice Follies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I keep reading that one of the horrible terrible predicted consequences of the ~ 300-year gradual warming since the depths of the Little Ice in…

Bright Green California Dreaming

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my recent post yclept Bright Green Impossibilities, I showed that it is not humanly possible to eliminate fossil fuel CO2 emissions by 2050. I…

Storing Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been reading some folks’ claims about how batteries are the key to a bright green renewable future. Of course, we wouldn’t need batteries if…

Blocking The Wind

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I keep reading about how offshore wind farms are the electricity generating method of the future, because they’re so darn inexpensive. Here’s the New York…

The Forest Prime-Evil

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out claiming that tropical forests are losing their ability to sequester carbon dioxide. Bad forest, no cookies for you! The study…

GEOCARBSULF

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new open access paper in Nature Magazine, entitled “A tighter constraint on Earth-system sensitivity from long-term temperature and carbon-cycle observations“, by Wong et…

The Radiation Fight

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach OK, folks, for everyone who wanted to put forth your favorite theory about how downwelling radiation from the atmosphere is a fantasy, or how a…

Modeling Unreality

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the comments to a previous post of mine, Bob Wentworth made an interesting point. He said that it’s not enough to propound my new…

The 1.5°C Hysteria

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Lots of folks are up in arms about some rumored “CLIMATE CRISIS!!!” or “CLIMATE EMERGENCY!!!” These terms refer to all the terrible things that are…

Surface Response to Increased Forcing

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See update at the end] Thanks to the excellent comments by folks here on my post “A Request for Peer Preview“, I thought I’d go…

Polariced Mysteries

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got into a discussion about polar sea ice in the comments to my post Where Is The Climate Emergency?. In the process I noticed…