@Climatism: South Austra­lia’s Disas­trous Wind Power Obsession Hits Crisis Point: Power Prices Rocket More Summer Blackouts Beckon

Origi­nally posted on STOP THESE THINGS : STT has been slogging away on this battle­ground for nearly 4 years now. At times we’ve felt like a lone sniper taking on a German Panzer division The dim-​witted arts grads that double as ‘journa­lists’ in this country either actively joined with the wind cult in worshi­pping these things…

Today: 09:00

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: UK Govt spending £319bn on quest to change future weather

Via Jo Nova The geniuses in the UK gover­nment decided to take £10,800 from every UK household to cool the world by a figure which, rounded to the nearest tenth of a degree, is 0.0 degrees C a century from now. Hot air: Bombshell report shows green levies backed by gover­nment will cost the economy

Today: 07:52

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Grönk­öping visar vägen med ny elteknik!

Rolf Oward rappor­terar senaste nytt från Grönkö­ping. Klimat­riktig förnyelse Som det enda univers­itetet i världen har den Fysiska institu­tionen vid Grönkö­pings univer­sitet lyckats förnya energi. Såsom bekant är detta icke möjligt i klassisk fysik – energi är oförst­örbar och kan således icke förnyas – men i sann postmode­rnistisk och normkr­itisk anda ha dessa politiskt…

Today: 07:00

@What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Profiles in Self-​delusion Dilbert’s Scott Adams

The carto­onist respon­sible for the “Dilbert” strip has decided to expand his reach into writing on climate science. His first endeavor is such an excellent example of the self delus­ional mind doing it’s best to ration­alize and embrace an avoidance of fundam­ental reality that I’ve decide to make a case study of it.Victor Venema at Variable­Variabli­ty.blogs­pot.com has already written an…

Today: 06:43

@Die Kalte Sonne: “Postfa­ktisch” ist Wort des Jahres

Die schlimmen Dauer-​Dürren der Sahelzone aus den 1970er und 80er Jahren sind zum Glück vorüber. Das Klima ist dort wieder feuchter geworden. Forscher der Univer­sität Stockholm machten nun eine überras­chende Entdec­kung: Die größte Profi­teure des feuch­teren Sahel-​Klimas sind jene Organi­smen, die sich auf Dürrebed­ingungen spezial­isiert haben. Hier die Pressemi­tteilung der Univer­sität vom…

Today: 06:30

@Watts Up With That?: What is Next for Weather and Climate?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Trump adminis­tration is well aware of the political use and scien­tific abuse of climate for a political agenda. I learned how aware while attending the Heritage Found­ation Climate Confe­rence on Thursday December 8 in Washi­ngton D.C. The majority of the public sense there is something wrong as reflected in…

Today: 04:59

@American Elephants: It isn’t About Tribal Rights, And It’s Not About the Water Supply

The protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline are, like so many protests these days, not about what they purport to be about. A piece in the Wall Street Journal clarifys the situa­tion. The author, a resident of North Dakota who repre­sents his state in the U.S. House writes: Like many North Dakotans, I’ve had to

Today: 04:51

@What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : THEY'RE BAAACK. Russian hacks up to their old games.

From Russian with What? Part twolink here for From Russian with What? PART ONE I'll admit I've been curious when the Russian's interest in my blog would reawaken. It wasn't until the last few days that there was a renewed stirring, but today it hit. I don't know what it means, but I believe it is worth docume­nting in real time, thus I'm sharing it here and I will update this post as we go…

Today: 04:38

@Jo Nova: If only “free energy” was free. UK Govt spending £319bn to change future weather

(More at the Daily Mail)

A bargain at half the price

The geniuses in the UK gover­nment decided to take £10,800 from every UK household to cool the world by a figure which, rounded to the nearest tenth of a degree, is 0.0 degrees C a century from now.

The Daily Mail:

Hot air: Bombshell report shows green levies backed by gover­nment will cost the economy £319bn by 2030 The radical shift to…

Today: 03:59

@Google: Mathias Cormann refuses to express confi­dence in Alan Finkel after climate criticism The Guardian

The Guardian Mathias Cormann refuses to express confi­dence in Alan Finkel after climate criticism The Guardian “Our policy settings in relation to action on climate change have been settled for some time,” he said. “There is a review taking place consi­stent with the terms of reference that have been released by the minister. This is really, you should be ... Cormann: Climate review…

Today: 02:38

@Tamino's Open Mind: Gather ye climate data while ye may

President-​elect Donald Trump has appointed a host of the worst imagi­nable climate deniers to positions of authority in his administ­ration. He seems deter­mined to put them in control, and they seem deter­mined to stop all U.S. action to help with …

Today: 02:26

@Watts Up With That?: Paramount to Release a Sequel to Al Gore’s “An Inconv­enient Truth”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Paramount has announced that a sequel to Al Gore’s 2006 climate docume­ntary “An Inconv­enient Truth” will be aired at the Sundance Festival in January 2017. Paramount Pictures will distr­ibute a still-​untitled An Inconv­enient Truth sequel Paramount Pictures announced today it will release a still untitled An Inconv­enient Truth sequel theatri­cally.…

Today: 00:27

@Google: Exxon CEO Rex Tille­rson, climate archvi­llain, to be named secretary of state Mashable

Mashable Exxon CEO Rex Tille­rson, climate archvi­llain, to be named secretary of state Mashable President-​elect Donald J Trump is expected to turn to the leader of America's largest oil company, and the main villain in a new wave of climate change activism, to lead the State Depart­ment: Exxon­Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tille­rson. Multiple news ... Trump's Most Progre­ssive Pick On Climate Change Is Exxon's…

2016-12-10 23:19

@Watts Up With That?: Ouarzazate

Guest Post by Willis Esche­nbach The BBC, that bastion of slanted reportage on all things green, has an article about a new solar power plant entitled “The Colossal African Solar Plant That Could Power Europe“. It’s full of all kinds of intere­sting inform­ation about the plant, located in Ouarza­zate, Morocco. Man, how come Africa gets…

2016-12-10 22:48

@Judith Curry: Week in review – science and policy edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. Analysis of 1930s ‘Dust Bowl’ drought finds heat waves were precond­itioned by unusually dry springs [link] 538 by Gavin Schmid­t: Why We Don’t Know If It Will Be …

2016-12-10 21:57

@Google: On climate change and the economy, we're trapped in an idiotic nether­world The Guardian

The Guardian On climate change and the economy, we're trapped in an idiotic nether­world The Guardian This week was a prime example of how economics and, by exten­sion, politics doesn't cope very well with the issue of climate change. The news that Australia economy went backwards in the September quarter was greeted with alarm by politi­cians and then ... and more »

2016-12-10 21:00

@Climate Progress : Trump’s expected pick for State runs Exxon and received the Order of Frien­dship from Vladimir Putin

2016-12-10 20:11

@And then there's physics: They’re coming for climate scient­ists!

Doug McNeall had a bit of a tweet-​storm yesterday about some personal thoughts on communi­cating climate science, which he titled So, they’re coming for climate scien­tists (hence, my title). It caused some discu­ssion on Twitter, and on another blog, to …

2016-12-10 20:09

@DeSmogBlog: Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson Tapped for Secretary of State Despite Close Ties to Russia, Putin

Exxon­Mobil CEO Rex Tiller­son — who has close personal and company ties to Russia and President Vladimir Putin — is President-​elect Donald ­Trump's top pick to become the next secretary of state, with the decision likely coming next week according to NBC News .

The news comes amid reports that  Congres­sional members and senior U.S. Central Intell­igence Agency (CIA) officials say they have…

2016-12-10 19:28

@Watts Up With That?: Ocean cycles, The Pause and Global Warming

By Andy May h/t Joachim Seifert There is a new post by Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Professor Fritz Vahren­holt, trans­lated by Pierre Gosselin, on the effect of ocean cycles on 20th century warming and the 21st century pause. They had previ­ously written about this in their popular book The Neglected Sun, in English here. Marcia…

2016-12-10 19:08

@Climate Progress : Top Senate Repub­lican dismisses impor­tance of Russian interf­erence with presid­ential election

2016-12-10 19:08

@Climatism: Prince Albert’s Antarctic Fantasy

Origi­nally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT : By Paul Homewood ? http://ww­w.telegra­ph.co.uk/­news/2016­/12/07/na­tural-​world-​faces-​biggest-​ever-​threat-​warns-​sir-​david-​attenbo­rough/ ? David Attenb­orough lost the plot a long while ago, but he has now teamed up with Prince Albert of Monaco, who seems to have totally lost his marbles. From the Teleg­raph: ? The world’s natural enviro­nment is…

2016-12-10 18:53

@Paul Homewood: BBC Puff For Cryogenic Storage

By Paul Homewood   http://ww­w.bbc.co.­uk/news/s­cience-​enviro­nment-​37902773   The BBC never give up, do they?   The world’s largest cold energy storage plant is being commis­sioned at a site near Manche­ster. The cryogenic energy facility stores power from renew­ables or off-​peak gener­ation by chilling air into liquid form. When the liquid air warms up it expands and

2016-12-10 18:49

@Google: Al Gore's new climate change movie arrives just in time Washi­ngton Post

Washi­ngton Post Al Gore's new climate change movie arrives just in time Washi­ngton Post Not so fast. Three days after that meeting, Trump named Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general — and a climate change skeptic, who is currently suing the Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency — to head that agency, provoking outrage from environme­ntalists. Al Gore's climate change film An Inconv­enient Truth…

2016-12-10 18:39

@Google: Trump team's 'intru­sive' memo alarms DOE climate scien­tists Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor Trump team's'int­rusive' memo alarms DOE climate scientists Christian Science Monitor Donald Trump's trans­ition team has sent a list of 74 questions to the Energy Depar­tment (DOE), asking, among other things, for the identity of all employees and contra­ctors involved in interna­tional climate meetings and domestic attempts to cut carbon ... Trump team memo on climate

2016-12-10 18:12

@Paul Homewood: Prince Albert’s Antarctic Fantasy

By Paul Homewood   http://ww­w.telegra­ph.co.uk/­news/2016­/12/07/na­tural-​world-​faces-​biggest-​ever-​threat-​warns-​sir-​david-​attenbo­rough/   David Attenb­orough lost the plot a long while ago, but he has now teamed up with Prince Albert of Monaco, who seems to have totally lost his marbles. From the Teleg­raph:   The world’s natural enviro­nment is facing its greatest ever threat, the veteran…

2016-12-10 17:49

@Google: News Quiz: On climate, space and ancient Egypt Washi­ngton Post

Washi­ngton Post News Quiz: On climate , space and ancient Egypt Washi­ngton Post Welcome back! Quick stats from last week: More than 80 percent of you knew that Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the scene of devast­ating fires. But 57 percent incorr­ectly guessed that Twitter said it would take action against “hundreds of the ...

2016-12-10 17:33

@Skeptical Science: 2016 SkS Weekly Climate Change Global Warming News Roundup #50

A chronol­ogical listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.

Sun Dec 4, 2016

Push to lock in fuel effic­iency standards central to President Obama's climate policy before Trump adminis­tration takes over by David Shepar­dson, Reuters, Nov 30. 2016 Canada Approves Two Pipel­ines, Axes One, Calls it a Climate Victory by Zahri Hirji Lisa Song,…

2016-12-10 17:30

@Jo Nova: Weekend Unthreaded

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2016-12-10 17:30

@Google: Climate Alarmist: Donald Trump Should 'Kill Himself Immedi­ately' Breitbart News

Breitbart News Climate Alarmist: Donald Trump Should'Kill Himself Immedi­ately' Breitbart News One of the leading purveyors of climate change panic has described the Presid­ential election of Donald J. Trump as a “global disas­ter,” adding that if were to meet Trump he would tell him: “Kill yourself immedia­tely.” Evolut­ionary biologist John Wiens ... Trump picks climate sceptic Pruitt for…

2016-12-10 17:17


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