@Watts Up With That?: When environm­entalism becomes corru­ption – Part 1

Environ­mental princ­iples are too often used to stop lawful, respon­sible, vital land uses Craig Liukko All across the United States, private property rights are under assault – assault by state and federal legisl­ators and regula­tors, environm­entalist groups, wealthy liberal founda­tions, corpor­ations and other special inter­ests, often acting in coordi­nation or collusion with one another. They…

Today: 18:00

@Jo Nova: Weekend Unthreaded

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Today: 16:32

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Potholer on the Conser­vative Solution to Climate Change

Two long vids from the legendary Aussie debunker. Financial Times (paywa­lled): The tragedy is that while the scien­tists and technol­ogists have won the argument, the climate sceptics and deniers have effect­ively won the policy debate: we are doing far too little, far too late. It is now essential to transform the discu­ssion from fear of […]

Today: 14:13

@Watts Up With That?: Paris Agreement Fan Laments Massive Fossil Fuel Powered Industria­lisation in Bangladesh

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens attacking Bangla­deshis for trying to build a better future for their children. From Paris to Bangla­desh, how the climate change accord is imploding By Divya Rajagopal The onslaught of a new power plant on the fragile ecology of the Sunde­rbans is fresh proof of the futility of climate reforms.…

Today: 14:00

@No Tricks Zone: Slowing Down For The Climate: German Evange­lical Church Petiti­oning For Speed Limit On ‘Autob­ahns’

The days of unlimited speed on Germany’s famed autobahns are indisp­utably coming to an end – probably soon. And thank God! Hat-​tip: achgut­.com. The online Mitteld­eutche Zeitung MZ) here reports the Evange­lical Church in Central Germany (EKM) is pushing to impose a speed limit on German autob­ahns, the motorways where drivers in certain stretches are […]

Today: 13:43

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Solar Climate Conne­ction and Cosmic Rays

Origi­nally posted on The Next Grand Minimum : The is a very intere­sting 40-​minute video presen­tation by Nir Shaviv on the solar-​climate conne­ction and cosmic rays. Shaviv first presents the evidence that the sun affects climate before expla­ining the cosmic ray ideas.

Today: 11:18

@American Elephants: The Contin­ually Growing Problem of Illegal Immigr­ation

(Yuma Border Patrol Photo) We talk a lot about the border, and the potential wall. Some of the objec­tions seem to attach to the “wall” word. Sounds mean, or unwelc­oming. Not mean, but certainly unwelc­oming, and justif­iably so. I think most Americans welcome legal immigr­ants, it’s the illegal, the drugs, the crime, the depen­dence on […]

Today: 10:13

@Watts Up With That?: Eco-​sneakers are still killing the planet, just a little slower [Study]

by Danny McLou­ghlin Eco-​sneakers are still killing the planet, just a little slower [Study] The Adidas NMD_CS1 Parley Primeknit is made from recycled plastic bags retrieved from the ocean. With the threat of climate change becoming more real in people’s minds over recent months and years, consumers have begun to re-​evaluate their decisions to see…

Today: 10:00

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Öppen Tråd

Workers clear snow from inside Hotel Saentis in Schwae­galp, Switze­rland Credit: Gian Ehrenze­ller/Ke­ystone via AP Medan Sverige än så länge har ett måttligt snötäcke så har det varit betydligt värre i södra Tyskland, Öster­rike, Schweiz och på Balkan. Ovan en bild på en lavin som tagit in på hotell. Vi får hoppas att vi här […]

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Today: 07:00

@Die Kalte Sonne: Deutsc­hland 2018 mit Sonnensche­inrekord: Hat das CO2 die Wolken vertri­eben?

Der Sommer 2018 in Deutsc­hland war heiß, der eine oder andere erinnert sich viell­eicht noch. Die heißen Monate ließen den Jahresdur­chschnitt auf 10,5°C hochsch­nellen, das wärmste Jahre seit Ende der Kleinen Eiszeit, was der histor­ischen Messreihe entspr­icht. Ein Blick auf die Temperat­urkurve des Deutschen Wetterd­ienstes (DWD) zeigt jedoch auch, dass der neue Rekord nicht allzuweit

Today: 06:30

@Watts Up With That?: Dark Green Money Reveals Vast Self-​Dealing Network in Canada’s Climate Change “Leade­rship” like Green New Deal Proposal says Friends of Science

From PRWEB “Dark Green Money” is a new report by Robert Lyman with a revealing glimpse of the vast self-​dealing network of foreign billio­naire found­ation funding environ­mental groups’ climate change initia­tives, says Friends of Science Society, much like what is being proposed in the US for the Green New Deal. Dark Green Money CALGARY, Alberta…

Today: 06:00

@The Next Grand Minimum: Solar Climate Conne­ction and Cosmic Rays

The is a very intere­sting 40-​minute video presen­tation by Nir Shaviv on the solar-​climate conne­ction and cosmic rays. Shaviv first presents the evidence that the sun affects climate before expla­ining the cosmic ray ideas. https://w­ww.youtub­e.com/wat­ch?v=p9gj­U1T4XL4

Today: 05:46

@American Elephants: Jordan Peterson Talks About Free Speech in Canada

Here’s another approach to the strange twist our modern societies have taken. Canada’s laws are a little different than our Constit­ution, and not as old. Very interes­ting., and very compli­cated. Adverti­sements

Today: 05:02

@American Elephants: “Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Never Harm Me!”

Old time saying or “aphor­ism”: There are a lot of words to describe those old-​time sayings your grandm­other had. In our family, when you dropped something breakable and it broke – my aunt always said smartly “You dropped someth­ing!” I really have to guard my tongue to keep from saying it, because it always enrages […]

Today: 04:46

@Watts Up With That?: Current fossil fuel infrast­ructure does not yet commit us to 1.5 °C warming

From Nature Abstract Committed warming describes how much future warming can be expected from histo­rical emissions due to inertia in the climate system. It is usually defined in terms of the level of warming above the present for an abrupt halt of emiss­ions. Owing to socioec­onomic constr­aints, this situation is unlikely, so we focus on…

Today: 03:00

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Gillette, “Woke”, Political Ads, and Rejection

How can a razor company be so Brain Dead? Embracing SJW tripe.

Today: 02:53

@Tamino's Open Mind: The Oz Heat Distri­bution

We’ve spoken before (as have many before us) of the fact that climate isn’t just about the average, it’s about the whole distri­bution (the probab­ility distri­bution if you want to get techni­cal). We also empha­sized that the tails of the …

Today: 02:39

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Florida Guv Denies Climate Change, but Has to Acknow­ledge Sea Level Rise

As evidence, uhm, floods in that Florida real estate is being impacted by sea level rise, even the climate deniers like newly elected Florida Guv Ron DeSantis have to respond. First Street Founda­tion: Scien­tists from the non-​profit First Street Found­ation find $7.4 billion has been lost in home value across 5 coastal states from 2005 […]

Today: 00:03

@Watts Up With That?: Simplest climate model yet – a bathtub

Climate change: How could artif­icial photosy­nthesis contr­ibute to limiting global warming? Scien­tists calculate areas needed for forest­ation and artif­icial photosy­nthesis After several years during which global emissions at least stagn­ated, they rose again somewhat in 2017 and 2018. Germany has also clearly missed its climate targets. In order to keep global warming below 2 degrees…

2019-01-18 23:30

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: MySQL-​Server, SQL, and GHCN Database

Building a MySQL database server, and adding a GHCN database of temper­ature series. Starting post.

2019-01-18 23:26

@Climate Depot: Remains of ancient life disco­vered beneath Antarctic lake ice…undi­sturbed for thousands of years…c­overed by a 1,067 metre thick sheet of ice

Remains of ancient life disco­vered beneath Antarctic lake ice… https://w­ww.ctvnew­s.ca/sci-​tech/r­emains-​of-​ancient-​life-​found-​beneath-​antarctic-​ice-​1.4259247 Remains of ancient life found beneath Antarctic ice Resear­chers say they have disco­vered the remains of ancient life, undist­urbed for thousands of years, buried below the ice of an Antarctic lake. According to a press release by…

2019-01-18 23:17

@Paul Homewood: Climate Wally of the Year Award Goes to Mail’s Mark Prigg!

By Paul Homewood h/t Tallbloke And the winner? Blue whales around the world are singing a little flat, and scien­tists say climate change could be to blame. Resear­chers disco­vered the whales have been dropping pitch increme­ntally over several decade – but have not known why. A new study found a seasonal […]

2019-01-18 22:40

@Climate Scepticism: Climate catast­rophe due next year

A classic from the Guardian/­Observer archives, from February 2004: The article is so absurd that it hardly needs any commen­tary. After expla­ining that Britain will be Siberian by next year according to a suppr­essed report, it goes on to claim that the ‘find­ings’ of the report will embarrass the climate-​denying presi­dent: The findings will prove humili­ating …

2019-01-18 22:00

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How Captain Planet Failed Us

Paul Barach in Medium: The day I learned that Exxon-​Mobile knew about climate change in the 1970swas the first time in decades I’d thought of Captain Planet. Well, excluding this Robot Chicken sketch. (above) – For those of you not familiar with Ted Turner’s brainc­hild, Captain Planet was a Saturday morning cartoon about five teenagers […]

2019-01-18 21:10

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: The GWPF – We Have A Winner: Climate’s Tallest Tale 2018

We asked you to nominate the wackiest climate stories of the year, says The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF). You didn’t let us down. Before Chris­tmas, we asked GWPF readers to send us nomina­tions for our search to find the tallest climate tale of 2018. It’s fair to say that there was a lot of […]

2019-01-18 19:52

@Climate Depot: No, ‘global warming’ and sea level rise are not threat­ening U.S. Naval facilities

By James Taylor – The Heartland Institute Climate alarmists often assert that global warming is a threat to our military and national security. The Navy Times and various establi­shment media outlets recently published articles claiming rising seas at Annap­olis, Maryland. are threat­ening U.S. Naval Academy facili­ties. The assertion is hogwash. U.S. Naval Academy professor Gina Henderson…

2019-01-18 19:52

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Gen Z: Like Millen­nials, Progre­ssive on Climate

Pew Social Trends: Gen Zers’ views about climate change are virtually identical to those of Millen­nials and not markedly different from Gen Xers. About half in all three genera­tions say the earth is getting warmer due to human activity. Boomers are somewhat more skeptical of this than Gen Zers or Millen­nials. Members of the Silent […]

2019-01-18 19:42

@Watts Up With That?: Op-​ed disguised as a science paper: “Record-​breaking ocean temper­atures point to trends of global warming”

From the “don’t trust it, it’s from ‘Skep­tical Science’ team operative John Abraham who’s a mecha­nical engineer” depar­tment comes this op-​ed masque­rading as a science paper at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Trenberth still hasn’t found his missing heat. Record-​breaking ocean temper­atures point to trends of global warming 2018 continues record global ocean warming INSTITUTE…

2019-01-18 19:26

@Skeptical Science: New research, January 7-​13, 2019

2019-01-18 21:17

@Polar Bear Science: Images from 2017 and 2018 show polar bears thriving in a warming world

Candid images of fat, healthy bears taken over the last two years by unbiased photogr­aphers across the Arctic are represe­ntative of the state of polar bears in a world that’s warmer than it was in 1980. It may seem counter-​intuitive …

2019-01-18 17:07