Vox's David Roberts: "Consilience" or just plain silliness?

(Featured image borrowed from Amazon.com) Guest post by David Middleton True climate science denier, David Roberts (formerly with Grist) has authored another utterly vapid article for Vox … The 2 key points that climate skeptics miss Updated by David Roberts on December 11, 2015 Arguments between climate skeptics (or whatever the hell we’re calling them now)…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #204

The Week That Was: 2015-11-07 (November 7, 2015) 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)   Un-Validated Models: “The basic problem with the IPCC’s [UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] extensive analysis of peer-reviewed, published research, from which…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #202

The Week That Was: 2015-10-24 (October 24, 2015) 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) Bonn Conference: The Bonn Climate Change Conference, October 19 to 23, 2015, apparently ended. This was billed as the last conference before the…

The Great Pause lengthens again

Global temperature update: the Pause is now 18 years 3 months By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Since October 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS [1] temperature plot pushes up the period without any global warming from 18 years 2 months to 18 years 3 months. Figure 1.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-08-02 (August 2, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be…

Claim: natural variation 'masked' global warming, creating 'the pause'

Statistical analysis shows pattern consistent with pre-industrial temperature swings, study concludes From McGill University’s Shaun Lovejoy Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy. In a paper…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-06-28 (June 28, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “I mean, I’m not a scientist either, but I’ve got this guy, John Holdren, he’s a scientist,” Obama added to laughter. “I’ve got a bunch of scientists at NASA [GISS] and…

In House testimony, Botkin dismantles the IPCC 2014 report

Policycritic writes: You need to read this, Anthony. He dismantles the IPCC 2014 report for Congress. Botkin’s bio: “Daniel B. Botkin, a world-renowned ecologist, is Professor (Emeritus), Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara, and President of The Center for The Study of The Environment, which provides independent, science-based analyses of complex…