Climate Change Economist Commits Suicide Nearly A Year After Not Winning Nobel Prize

From The Daily Caller Chris White Tech Reporter September 05, 2019 1:32 PM ET Climate economist Martin Weitzman died Aug. 27 from a suicide about a year after being passed over for a Nobel Prize, as he reportedly grew despondent about his ability to contribute to his field. The Massachusetts medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday…

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‘Alarmism enforcement’ on hurricanes and global warming

From Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. ‘Alarmism enforcement’ on hurricanes and global warming Posted on September 7, 2019 by curryja | 1 Comment by Judith Curry I used to be concerned about ‘consensus enforcement’ on the topic of climate change.  Now I am concerned about ‘alarmism enforcement.’ Ever since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, any hurricane…

Mann on the Lack of MSM Climate Coverage: "One has to wonder if television networks are compromised…"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Michael Mann, inventor of the iconic Hockey Stick Graph, is concerned that TV networks might have been “compromised” into downplaying the climate crisis. Why has climate change been ignored in the presidential debates? While we rake over Clinton’s emails and Trump’s late-night tweets, climate has been the elephant in the…

A call to action – give #ClimateThanks

Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong… Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better than advocating eating “tofurkey” to lessen climate change. I’m sure WUWT readers have lots to…

Virginia is for warmers? Data says no.

A new tool for climate data visualization is showcased David Walton writes to tell us about a satirical piece by Mark Steyn – titled Virginia is for Warmers I was blessedly out of the country on Tuesday, so I’m belatedly catching up on post-election analysis. But I see that self-proclaimed Nobel laureate Michael Mann is hailing Virginia’s…

The big green machine: McAuliffe, Mann, and Megadollars

From the irascible Joe Romm at Climate Progress: But how did this happen? Follow the money. The Daily Caller has this story: Big ‘green’ dollars propel McAuliffe to victory Environmental activists poured millions of dollars into the Virginia gubernatorial campaign to help propel Democrat Terry McAuliffe to victory over Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli. Environmental groups…

Why doesn't Lewandowsky study this phenomenon?

One of the favorite smears from Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky used to try to diminish the arguments of climate skeptics is to create dodgy psuedo-scientific psychological studies with a bent on trying to prove that skeptics are conspiracy theorists. Except for the extremely gullible, such bleatings don’t appear to have any traction. But he does keep…