@Paul Homewood: Michael Gove’s new Clean Air Strategy

By Paul Homewood   DEFRA have launched their new Clean Air Strategy, as the Telegraph reports:   Under a new Gover­nment clean air strategy, some types of wood burners, car tyres, brakes, cleaning solvents, fertil­isers and solid fuels will be banned from sale. It is part of a new push to cut air pollu­tion, which

Today: 20:24

@Vvatts Up With That:       ­            C­LIMATE WARS : THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

I HOPE THIS NATURE REPORT WILL HERALD A KINDER, GENTLER ERA IN THE OCEANOG­RAPHIC CLIMATE WARS THE NAVY SEALS OF THE 1990'S THOUGHT IT CAPITAL FUN TO TOSS SCIEN­TIFIC GUESTS INTO THE SHARK TANK AT THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM In just nine months, sensor-​equipped seals collected 10,000 observ­ations on ocean condi­tions in the Amundsen Sea. (Lars Boehme­/SMRU) Antarctic seals recruited to climate…

Today: 19:36

@And then there's physics: The adults in the room

I was having another discu­ssion on Twitter with Jean Goodwin, who posted the following quote. It’s attri­buted to Mark Largent and may have been delivered at a AAAS meeting. I’m inter­ested in what other people think of this. I don’t …

Today: 18:01

@Google: Today's SpaceX launch will help NASA monitor climate change Engadget

Engadget Today's SpaceX launch will help NASA monitor climate change Engadget The Earth-​observing satel­lites aboard this Falcon 9 mission, GRACE-​FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Exper­iment Follow-​On), are a joint project between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosci­ences. They are the replac­ement for the original ... NASA's GRACE-​FO Mission Will Study How Earth's Climate Is Evolving Forbes

Today: 17:53

@NOAA: Relative to the 1981-​2010 climate record, where are the highest chances for a warm June?

Most of the United States has better than even odds of June temper­atures being in the warmest third of the 1981-​2010 climate record. 

Today: 17:22

@Real Science: Plumm­eting May 22 Temper­atures In The Washi­ngton DC Area

Since the year 1910. May 22nd temper­atures at Lincoln, Virginia have dropped nearly 10 degrees.  Lincoln is the closest Virginia USHCN station to Washi­ngton DC. On this date in 1911, Lincoln was 102 degrees.  Today’s forecast maximum at Lincoln is …

Today: 16:58

@Watts Up With That?: Dumbing Down Extinction

Guest ridicule by David Middleton From the American Associ­ation for the Advanc­ement of Science of America (AAASA)…   The world’s largest amphibian is being bred to extin­ction By Katie Langin May. 21, 2018 , 11:00 AM The world’s largest amphibi­an—the Chinese giant salam­ander (Andrias davidi­anus, pictured­)—should be split into at least five species, all of which…

Today: 16:57

@Real Science: Plumm­eting May 22 Temper­atures At Glenv­ille, West Virginia

Since the year 1900. May 22nd temper­atures at Glenv­ille, West Virginia have dropped more than ten degrees. On this date in 1902 it was 98 degrees at Glenv­ille. Today’s forecast maximum is 75 degrees, twenty-​three degrees cooler than 1902.

Today: 16:47

@Google: The climate change message is all wrong, says former EPA head Gina McCarthy The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe The climate change message is all wrong, says former EPA head Gina McCarthy The Boston Globe Maybe that's because of climate change, the threat that McCarthy led the charge to confront as head of the Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency during the Obama administ­ration. Or maybe it's just high tide. She is surro­unded by a couple of hundred ...

Today: 16:19

@Yale Climate Media Forum: ‘Aven­gers’ casualty: environ­mental underst­anding

Truth is “the first casualty” of war. So declared historian Philip Knigh­tley, echoing senti­ments voiced as far back as ancient Greece, in his account of how nation­alist fervors distorted news coverage of interna­tional confl­icts, from Crimea to Vietnam. Few would

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Today: 16:00

@Wibble: A Large Crisis is Imminent

Welcome to day two of my ‘three day quote challe­nge’. ‘Day one’ is here. I need to thank rayofli­ght144 for prese­nting me with this challenge — I’ve just done so, with a pingback. Today’s nomina­tions for three blogs to take …

Today: 15:50

@Real Science: Climate Scien­tists Vs. Reality

Climate scien­tists : Russian Arctic ice melt is picking up speed – Futurity Reality : Power of the Ob – drifting ice on the river breaks railings and drags people away from hi-​tech lives

Today: 15:48

@Google: Shell investors revolt over pay and increase pressure over climate change The Guardian

The Guardian Shell investors revolt over pay and increase pressure over climate change The Guardian Shell investors have rebelled over the company's executive pay, as the Anglo-​Dutch oil company came under pressure to take stronger action on climate change. While chief executive Ben van Beurden's €8.9m (£7.79m) pay package for 2017 was approved, ... Investors turn up heat on Shell over climate

Today: 15:25

@Watts Up With That?: Claim with a question mark: Hurric­anes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?

From the NA­TIONAL SCIENCE FOUND­ATION and the “could have, would have, and may lexicon, but at least they used a question mark in the title” comes this press release. New analysis compares 22 named storms with possible hurri­canes of the future Scien­tists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurri­canes would be different if…

Today: 15:23

@Watts Up With That?: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #316

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SE­PP.org) The Science and Environ­mental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Constant, Not Acceler­ating: On May 16, SEPP Chairman emeritus S. Fred Singer had an essay in the Wall Street Journal expla­ining why there is little humanity and govern­ments can do to stop the constant rate of sea…

Today: 15:16

@No Tricks Zone: Sobriety Returning To Germany…­Leaders Finally Realizing Green Energies Are Fraught With Huge Obstacles

At the site of Germany’s Arbeitgeb­erverband (Feder­ation for German Emplo­yers) Dr. Björn Peters wrote a piece describ­ing the recent “Baden-​Badener Energieges­prächen“, an energy pow-​wow where political and industry leaders met for 2 days to discuss Germany’s energy future. “Surp­rised by the realism” From the two days of present­ations, speeches and discus­sions, there are clear indica­tors…

Today: 14:53

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: World’s largest EV charging network planned for the UK

Somebody has to pay for all this, and if the firm behind it goes bust who picks up the financial reins to keep the project going? Plans were unveiled today to build a world-​first 2GW network of grid-​scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK, reports PEI. Pivot Power is behind

Today: 14:52

@Google: Florida Cities Are Most at Risk From Climate Change, Report Says Bloomberg

Florida Cities Are Most at Risk From Climate Change, Report Says Bloomberg The pictur­esque Florida cities of Miami Beach and Sarasota carry high inves­tment-​grade credit ratings and are popular travel destina­tions. They're also two of the most exposed U.S cities to climate change in the country, according to a new analysis by ...

Today: 14:45

@Google: Opinion: Why cities are putting Big Oil on trial for climate change The Mercury News

The Mercury News Opinion: Why cities are putting Big Oil on trial for climate change The Mercury News Just as Calif­ornia leads the nation in enacting ambitious legal policies for addre­ssing climate change, so, too, have Calif­ornia commun­ities led the way in seeking compen­sation from oil and gas giants for their outsized contrib­utions to climate change. How Calif­ornia Undercuts Its Efforts to…

Today: 14:45

@Google: How a group of teenagers convinced the Utah legisl­ature to recognize climate change CNN

CNN How a group of teenagers convinced the Utah legisl­ature to recognize climate change CNN The 18-​year-​old from Utah spent two years spearh­eading a resol­ution for the state legisl­ature to acknow­ledge climate change. After a long journey through the House and Senate, Repub­lican Gov. Gary Herbert offic­ially signed the resol­ution in March and ...

Today: 14:31

@Judith Curry: Energy budgets, climate system domains and internal variab­ility

by Dan Hughes It is not a boundary value problem. Abstract The total energy equation is applied to Earth’s entire atmos­phere and sub-​systems to invest­igate requir­ements that the energy content of Earth’s climate system remains constant. The results are somewhat …

Today: 14:27

@Watts Up With That?: America! Frac Yeah!

Guest comme­ntary by David Middleton How American Science Made Gover­nment Regula­tions On Emissions Unnece­ssary By Hank Campbell — May 18, 2018 In 2009 the U.S. gover­nment attend­ed the United Nations Climate Change Confe­rence in Copen­hagen and pledged to reduce ­overall green­house gas emissions 17 percent by 2020. To make it happen, the Obama adminis­tration directed the U.S.…

Today: 14:13

@Google: How Calif­ornia Undercuts Its Efforts to Combat Climate Change Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard How Calif­ornia Undercuts Its Efforts to Combat Climate Change Pacific Standard Calif­ornia Governor Jerry Brown has long been calling for drastic action on climate change, which he has called an"exi­stential threat" to the state, the country, and the world. And as the Trump adminis­tration has scaled back national efforts for ... Opinion: Why cities are putting Big Oil on trial for…

Today: 14:00

@Google: Carmakers to Trump: 'Climate change is real' The Hill

The Hill Carmakers to Trump:' Climate change is real' The Hill “Autom­akers remain committed to incre­asing fuel effic­iency require­ments, which yield everyday fuel savings for consumers while also reducing emissions — because climate change is real and we have a conti­nuing role in reducing green­house gases and ... and more »

Today: 13:34

@Real Science: Common Sense Data Tampering

Before they tamper with the data, NASA’s “Common Sense Climate Index” shows the capital of Greenland much warmer from 1920 to 1960 than it is now. Data.­GISS: Common Sense Climate Index After data tampe­ring, NASA has warmed up recent temper­atures …

Today: 13:25

@Real Science: Arctic Ice Danger­ously Close To Normal

As I predicted at the beginning of the month, Arctic melt has been very slow this month and both volume and extent of Arctic sea ice are close to “normal.” FullSize_C­ICE_combin­e_thick_SM­_EN_201805­21.png (1337×­1113) Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteoro­logiske Institut …

Today: 13:04

@Google: NASA's GRACE-​FO Mission Will Study How Earth's Climate Is Evolving Forbes

Forbes NASA's GRACE-​FO Mission Will Study How Earth's Climate Is Evolving Forbes Launching today, the Gravity Recovery And Climate Exper­iment Follow On (GRACE-​FO) mission will study changes in the degree and distri­bution of water on Earth. Although seemingly a simple task, observing these changes actually requires the precision to ... Today's SpaceX launch will help NASA monitor climate

Today: 13:01

@Jo Nova: One third of Australia wants public ABC spending cut. That’s 14 cents a day but Not Worth It

New essential poll today shows 35% of respon­dents support cutting spending on the ABC.

The ABC once had a hallowed status, but those days are over. One in three Austra­lians are not enthused with non-​stop naked Green-​Labor advert­ising combined with derision and scorn for the deplo­rable half of the popula­tion.

We pay 14 cents a day for the ABC and it’s not worth it.

ABC ratings  plummet 13%…

Today: 12:02

@Google: One political party would rather not deal with climate change. Vote accord­ingly Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times One political party would rather not deal with climate change. Vote accord­ingly Los Angeles Times To the editor: A graph in the Los Angeles Times shows a steady increase in the average temper­ature over the last 100-​plus years. Another shows the state's rapidly shrinking glaciers. ("Sh­rinking glaciers, bigger fires and hotter nights: How climate ... and more »

Today: 12:00

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Male logge­rhead hatch­lings now rare in Florida

Every year in Florida, millions of baby sea turtles scramble across the sand from their nests to the ocean. Recently, almost all of these baby turtles have been female. Wyneken: “When an egg is laid, there’s no x and y

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Today: 12:00


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