@No Tricks Zone: Harvard Physi­cist: “Climate Science In Serious Trouble”­…”Really Dirty People Doing Bad Stuff”

In a presen­tation (see below) Harvard astroph­ysicist Willie Soon came out blasting with both barrels at the corru­ption in climate science. He started by saying that any respec­table scientist would say that the American National Academy of Science (NAS) is “100 percent corrupt” and the climate scien­tists who put up the content at the NAS  are”r­eally danger­ous”,

Today: 13:08

@Google: Calif­ornia Republ­icans face reality on climate change — and the ire of their party Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Calif­ornia Republ­icans face reality on climate change — and the ire of their party Los Angeles Times To the editor: Grover Norquist and Patrick M. Gleason seem to suffer from the delusion that taxes are evil both in form and function. (“Angry taxpa­yers, leave Mitch McConnell alone and turn your attention to Calif­ornia's Republi­cans,” Opinion, Aug. 17.).

Today: 13:02

@Google: As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Exper­iment With New Crops NPR

NPR As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Exper­iment With New Crops NPR Under pressure to cut these emissions — which contr­ibute to global warming and climate change — India is turning to its greatest source of clean, renewable energy: sunshine. It's drenched in it 300 days of every year. Already, solar energy is ... and more »

Today: 13:00

@Google: The Trump adminis­tration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change Washi­ngton Post

Washi­ngton Post The Trump adminis­tration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change Washi­ngton Post The Trump adminis­tration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assess­ment, a group aimed at helping policy­makers and private-​sector officials incorp­orate the gover­nment's climate analysis into long-​term planning.

Today: 12:01

@Watts Up With That?: Oceanic Downwe­lling and our Low Surface Temper­atures

Guest Post by Wim Röst Introd­uction The creation of ‘Hot Worlds’ and ‘Glacial Worlds’ during past geolo­gical periods was only made possible by warm and cold deep oceans, respect­ively, that were created by specific configu­rations of conti­nents and oceans. Without warm deep oceans, no warm global climate state is possible. Without cold deep oceans, no…

Today: 12:00

@Jo Nova: Weekend Unthreaded

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Today: 11:05

@Google: Despite Donald Trump rhetoric, US cannot pull out of Paris climate deal before November 2020 Firstpost

Despite Donald Trump rhetoric, US cannot pull out of Paris climate deal before November 2020 Firstpost Recent climate studies by Nature Climate Change, published on 31 July, note that the world has also"l­ocked" itself in a way that has never happened in human history of more than 800,000 years. It reveals the steady and steep rise of warming of the ... and more »

Today: 10:56

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Green energy dream backfires for historic German town

It’s not the only place in the region to suffer but as The Local says ‘Staufen has really become a byword for failed geoth­ermal drill­ing.’ A German town’s decision to invest in geoth­ermal energy backfired badly after underg­round drilling went wrong and hundred of buildings began to fall apart. Staufen, a town of 8,100 inhabi­tants

Today: 10:34

@Google: Letter: Elected officials should do more to combat climate change Athens Messenger (regist­ration)

Letter: Elected officials should do more to combat climate change Athens Messenger (regist­ration) I'm a climate voter. I have no party loyalty. Most of Ohio's politi­cians, including the Democ­rats, have a terrible record when it comes to suppo­rting the changes to energy, transpor­tation, agricu­lture and culture that are needed to slow and mitigate ...

Today: 10:09

@Google: Letters: Real science to be trusted on climate change Press Sun-​Bulletin

Press Sun-​Bulletin Letters: Real science to be trusted on climate change Press Sun-​Bulletin So the weather is hotter than usual. Actually this has been the hottest year to date. There are more severe storms and flooding, but can't we just wait? Exxon has given politi­cians more than $240 million, and Koch Indus­tries spent $88 million just on ...

Today: 09:33

@Jo Nova: The odd case of spontan­eously shatt­ering bathroom glass

This used to be black glass, now it’s a sinkless, shattered crazed basin and bench.

Who knew tempered glass could suddenly fracture and in some cases explos­ively?

We have a bathroom basin and count­ertop of moulded thick black glass. For about five years it was happy, then late one night this week, for no reason, it shattered — the sink fractured into 100 pieces and fell into the towels below.…

Today: 09:14

@Climatism: TIM FLANNERY – Climate Expert

Today: 08:03

@Google: An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth to Power review – another climate change lesson from Al Gore The Guardian

The Guardian An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth to Power review – another climate change lesson from Al Gore The Guardian Davis Gugge­nheim's An Inconv­enient Truth (2006) was an effective conscio­usness-​raising exercise, focusing on Al Gore's “slide shows”, as he calls them, on the reality of climate change. Eleven years on, the sequel brings home the intensif­ication of the ... Al Gore's Stupen­dous…

Today: 07:59

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Den arktiska isens variat­ioner

Till den vanliga arsenalen av skräck­fyllda ”bevis” för att vi är på väg mot en klimato­logisk katastrof hör att man pekar på hur mycket havsisen smälter under sommaren i Arktis. Det har redan förek­ommit många prognoser om att Arktis skulle vara isfri snart sagt varje sommar sedan 2010. Men inget islarm har slagit in. Än

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Today: 07:00

@Die Kalte Sonne: Der Mai macht was der Atlantik will

Der Deutsche Wetter­dienst machte sich kürzlich Sorgen über die Eishei­ligen: Eishe­ilige machen kaum noch Angst – Ist der Klimaw­andel schuld? Spielen die Eishei­ligen im Wetterge­schehen des Monats Mai eigen­tlich noch eine Rolle? Jedes Jahr fragt man sich, kommen sie pünkt­lich, kommen sie überh­aupt? Sie heißen Mamertus, Pankra­tius, Serva­tius, Bonif­atius und Sofia und haben uns früher oft den…

Today: 06:30

@Google: Jacinda Ardern's climate change challenge Stuff.­co.nz

Stuff.­co.nz Jacinda Ardern's climate change challenge Stuff.­co.nz Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has declared climate change the"n­uclear free moment" of this genera­tion. Launching the party's campaign in front of about 2000 party faithful, Ardern started by paying tribute to rugby great Sir Colin Meads, who died on ... Patrick Gower: Jacinda Ardern's climate change line an absolute banger Newshub

Today: 06:08

@Real Science: Twenty Five Years Since A Category Five Hurricane Hit The US

This week in 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit Florida with 146 MPH winds. It was the last category 5 hurricane to hit the US. CO2 was just over 350 PPM at the time. If this happened now, experts would say they …

Today: 04:38

@Google: Patrick Gower: Jacinda Ardern's climate change line an absolute banger Newshub

Newshub Patrick Gower: Jacinda Ardern's climate change line an absolute banger Newshub OPINION: Jacinda Ardern delivered one simply except­ional line in her speech today, calling the fight against climate change"my gener­ation's nuclear-​free moment". It is catchy, credible and has cut-​through. It is a great line. It is an absolute banger ... and more »

Today: 03:38

@American Elephants: Conflict, Delus­ions, Visions, Madness

In Charlott­esville, Virginia, a college town, prote­sters were attem­pting to tear down a confed­erate memorial and counter prote­sters variously described as neo-​Nazis, KKK members, white nationa­lists, with Antifa, and Black Lives Matter. Leftist news sources immedi­ately  began referring to “white suprema­cists” to make the whole thing about race. The left has made a great effort

Today: 03:17

@Climate Depot: Anti-​Trump AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin

By CHRIS WHITE Energy Reporter One of the attorneys general who has sought probes against the Trump adminis­tration has accepted large indiv­idual campaign donations from an energy tycoon with connec­tions to Russian President Vladimir Putin. New York Attorney General Eric Schnei­derman has accepted more than $60,000 in small donations from Leonard Blava­tnik, a Ukrainian-​born energy

Today: 02:18

@Google: Weather Channel founder: 'So put me to death' for climate 'denial' WND.com

WND.com Weather Channel founder:'So put me to death' for climate 'd­enial' WND.com The retired TV weath­erman and founder of the Weather Channel, known for his skept­icism of the view that mankind is a signif­icant cause of climate change, is issuing an ultimatum to Al Gore and others who insist “deniers” are the worst of humanity: “So ...

Today: 01:21

@Real Science: Fake Greenland News From Fake Newspaper About A Fake Skeptic

Last year, the fake news Washi­ngton Post reported that skeptic Andreas Munchow became convinced of global warming by studying the behavior of Greenl­and’s Petermann Glacier since 2012. In Green­land, a once doubtful scientist witnesses climate change’s troubling toll | The …

Today: 00:15

@Watts Up With That?: Climate Science Double-​Speak: Update

Update by Kip Hansen   Last week I wrote about UCAR/N­CAR’s very intere­sting discu­ssion on “What is the average global temper­ature now?”. Part of that discu­ssion revolved around the question of why current practit­ioners of Climate Science insist on using Temper­ature Anomalies — the diffe­rence between the current average temper­ature of a station, region, nation,…

2017-08-19 23:27

@Google: OPED: Perry takes issue with reports on climate record York Dispatch

York Dispatch OPED: Perry takes issue with reports on climate record York Dispatch Recently, I intro­duced an amendment to the National Defense Authori­zation Act that would strike the requir­ement for the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the vulnera­bility to military install­ations resulting from climate change over the next ...

2017-08-19 22:35

@Vvatts Up With That:         IF  YOU DON'T LIKE  THE WEATHER IN NEW ENGLAND, ­         ­         ­         ­     JUST  WAIT  62,000  YEARS.

A Determi­nistic Forecast of Future Climate ChangesBy Renee HannonIn my previous WUWT post , I proposed a conce­ptual process model descr­ibing the influ­ences of astron­omical controls on interg­lacial warm periods and glacial cycles (Figure 1). The warm onsets with rapidly incre­asing temper­atures are triggered by an increase in the eccent­ricity of Earth’s orbit, an increase in obliquity and an…

2017-08-19 20:59

@Climate Progress : White suprem­acist rally fizzles, overtaken by massive anti-​racism march

Organ­izers of a self-​described “free speech” rally in Boston Saturday were expecting to see a big turnout, with attendees from the same white suprem­acist groups that marched on Charlott­esville last weekend. Massach­usetts members of the Ku Klux Klan had announced their plans to partic­ipate. But turnout on the white suprem­acist side was incre­dibly small. They

2017-08-19 20:56

@Watts Up With That?: ROAD TRIP!

Anthony has gener­ously offered me space in his campg­round up North.  As a young nerd I, of course, imagined event­ually seeing a total eclipse at some point in my life and this is my chance. I am now on the road and I won’t be back until at least Tuesday.  Getting to Oregon should not…

2017-08-19 20:00

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: An Inconv­enient Decep­tion: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy – Roy Spencer, PhD

Target sighted..­load…take aim…fire! Al Gore has provided a target-​rich enviro­nment of decep­tions in his new movie, says Roy Spencer. After viewing Gore’s most recent movie, An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth to Power, and after reading the book version of the movie, I was more than a little astou­nded. The new movie and book are chock-​full of

2017-08-19 19:22

@Judith Curry: Week in review – science policy edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. New study finds most of East #Anta­rctic ice sheet should remain stable. [link] Linking global temper­ature and Arctic sea ice changes [link] … On the possible contri­bution of …

2017-08-19 18:53

@And then there's physics: STS: All talk and no walk?

In my previous post I discussed a paper by Harry Collins, and collea­gues, that is mainly a response to an editorial by Sergio Sismondo. Collins et al. argue that Science and Techn­ology Studies (STS) must take some respons­ibility for today’s …

2017-08-19 18:38


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