Uncomfortable knowledge

Donald Rumsfeld famously opined on the problems of decision-making in the face of “known knowns,” “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns.” To those three categories Rayner added a fourth, “unknown knowns”…

Talk back radio Australia extreme activism in schools

By Geoff Sherrington, In Australia, either Melbourne or Canberra is the most active locus of climate change activism. We still have talk back radio. Melbourne’s Neil Mitchell on 3AW, 8.30am…

The ironic impact of activists: Negative stereotypes reduce social change influence

WUWT reader “Carl” Submits this story: New research suggests people tend to hold negative views of political and social activists Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New…

What if you put on a presidentially sponsored climate rally, and nobody showed up?

It appears that is exactly what happened today, from Obama’s “Organizing For Action” website (now disappeared) there was this announcement: Reality is a bitch sometimes:

Climate Craziness of the Week: 'A great flood will punish the disbelievers'

Some days you just have to laugh. The map, is quite something; perhaps it is the product of a bender or a psychotic episode of some sorts. Maybe its a…

Quote of the Week: Bill McKibben's self delusion

I had a tough time deciding if this should be “Quote of the Week” or “Climate Craziness of the Week”.  The quote is from 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben, who says:…

Shock news from 'Forecast the Facts' – "HadCRUT is not peer reviewed"

I’m sure Phil Jones will need to be notified right away that this paper on HadCRUT4 was never actually published. Justin Templer writes on Twitter and provides screencaps:

'Lewd' behavior: The pathologising of climate scepticism

ESSAY: The shoddy science of sceptic-bashing LOG12 paper by Lewandowsky attempts to turn rational criticism into a psychological illness. “As the influence of environmental thinking has increased its hold over…

It appears that by UN sponsored vote, the world just doesn't care much about climate change

Hilary Ostrov writes about another Internet poll gone horribly wrong: ============================================================== Back in March of this year, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced an “innovative initiative” in which participants…

Watch Mann and Lewandowsky make fools of themselves live

The AGU Chapman gabfest is being streamed live. Up this AM, are two notable alarmists who will surely provide back to back entertainment. Times are U.S. Mountain. 10:05 a.m. —…

BREAKING: James Hansen to leave NASA to be full time activist

I checked first, thinking this was some April Fools joke, it appears legit. (h/t to Tom Nelson and Skiphil) Climate Alarmist Jim Hansen leaving NASA on Wed. to devote himself…

Playing the global warming morality card in my local newspaper – a religious experience?

Even ad engines see the religious connection to global warming Lately there’s been an ongoing series of rants in my local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise Record, from global warming activists…

Monckton gets evicted from Doha COP18 conference

UPDATE: Monckton is being deported from Qatar. Such a show of tolerance from the “tolerant left” who do these sorts of stunts all the time (sometimes illegally). Monckton has been…

Listen in on Mike Mann's legal wranglings at AGU

Steve McIntyre reports that the AGU is schlepping for Dr. Mann’s legal defense with a live audio webcast: An Inside Look at the Michael Mann Case Featuring Peter Fontaine, counsel…

Science Publisher Calls for Better Communications – But Not of Science

Guest post by E. Calvin Beisner Alan Leshner is worried. It seems scientists are having a hard time getting the public to understand science, and since “Public understanding of science…

Government Gone Wild: California Department of Fish and Game diverts fishing and hunting license monies to study climate change

This is excerpts from a column that appeared Sunday by Chico Enterprise-Record editor David Little. To say he’s annoyed would be an understatement, especially when he titles it ‘Another startling…

Add the words "climate change", pass GO, collect $200

Follow the money. It’s not a game to these folks. Climate change where you’d least expect it by Philippa Martyr at Quadrant Online In case you hadn’t realised the seriousness…

Lord Leach of Fairford weighs in on Nature's 'denier' gaffe

I’ve still not received any reply from Nature Climate Change editor Rory Howlett to my query about why he allowed the term “deniers” in scientific literature (Bain et al), and…

Nature's ugly decision: 'Deniers' enters the scientific literature

We’ve known for sometime that there’s an underlying, sometimes overt display of hatred towards climate skeptics. However, it generally never made it into science publications. Unfortunately, the editors  of the…

Catastrophically cartooned

Josh writes: There is a lovely cartoon over at Roger Pielke Jr’s which, delightful though it is, helps perpetuate the myth that Global Warming is somehow an issue for climate skeptics.…

A request to readers: write a "connect the dots" letter this weekend

Note – this will be pinned as a top post for a few days. Other posts will appear below this one. UPDATE: Josh weighs in with a Friday Funny. UPDATE2:…

James Hansen – off the rails

There’s not a whole lot I can say about this, except that I’m looking forward to his retirement soon. Then, he can speak as a “private citizen” as much as…

Monckton addresses California Assembly Committee

This was a live blog of this event held at the State Capital in committee, meeting room 127. Brevity is due to blogging on my cell phone. Live Blogging Maintenance…

Kos asks about Michael Mann – hero or zero?

I was surprised to see this essay and poll on the Daily Kos tonight. Don Mikulecky writes: Michael Mann is a Modern Hero and we need to acknowledge that! I…