@Watts Up With That?: Bloomberg Oil Strate­gist: “Oil Prices Are Down. Nobody Told the Gas Pumps”… Next Time, Maybe Do a Little Research!

Guest Bloomberg Oil Strat­egist Corre­cting by David Middleton Oil Prices Are Down. Nobody Told the Gas Pumps Julian Lee 19 August 2018 (Bloo­mberg Opinion) — Oil’s popul­arity isn’t what it used to be. […] Although dollar-​denomi­nated crude prices are currently around 40 percent below their level just before the 2014 price crash, the same…

Today: 19:11

@Climate Depot: NYT: New EPA Rollback of Coal Pollution Regula­tions Takes a Major Step Forward

https://ww­w.nytimes.­com/2018/0­8/20/clima­te/epa-​clean-​power-​rollbac­k.html By Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport Aug. 20, 2018 WASHI­NGTON — Andrew Wheeler, the acting adminis­trator of the Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency, on Monday signed a plan to weaken regul­ation of coal-​fired power plants, advancing a proposal that the coal industry has hailed as an end to burde­nsome regul­ation and…

Today: 19:09

@Climate Depot: CEI: EPA’s Proposed Affor­dable Clean Energy Rule ‘Huge Improv­ement’ Over ‘Clean Power Plan’

https://c­ei.org/co­ntent/cei-​epas-​proposed-​affor­dable-​clean-​energy-​rule-​huge-​improv­ement-​over-​clean-​power-​plan The Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency today released a proposed replac­ement for the Obama Administ­ration’s “Clean Power Plan,” which was finalized in August of 2015. CEI opposed the Clean Power Plan, because it was econom­ically destru­ctive, unlawful, and would have raised energy prices…

Today: 19:01

@Climate Depot: Winning! It’s Official! ‘Most of the Obama climate legacy is history’ As Trump Admin. seeks to repeal EPA ‘climate’ regs CAFE rules

https://ju­nkscience.­com/2018/0­8/trump-​to-​replace-​obama-​clean-​power-​plan-​with-​affor­dable-​clean-​energy-​rule/ By Steve Milloy Between this proposal and the CAFE proposal, most of the Obama climate legacy is history. The EPA media release is below. The EPA web page with rulem­aking fact sheets is here.

Today: 18:54


http://dai­lycaller.c­om/2018/08­/21/trump-​coal-​country-​epa-​obama/ President Donald Trump will head to West Virginia for a rally Tuesday night where he’s sure to tout his administ­ration’s rolling back of a major Obama-​era regul­ation seen as part of the “war on coal.” The Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday it would replace the Obama-​era Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a more

Today: 18:34

@Paul Homewood: Guard­ian’s Latest Arctic Scare

By Paul Homewood Today’s scare story from the Guardian: The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer. This pheno­menon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred twice this year due to […]

Today: 18:30

@Watts Up With That?: NASA’s “OMG” climate campaign

From NASA JPL and the “Do you listen to yours­elves when you make acron­yms?” depart­ment. by Carol Rasmussen NASA’s Earth Science News Team With a new research plane and a new base to improve its chances of outsma­rting Atlantic hurric­anes, NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign takes to the sky this week for its third year…

Today: 18:15


http://d­ailycall­er.com/2­018/08/2­1/donald-​trump-​clean-​power-​plan-​barack-​obama/ By Chris White The Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency announced a new climate rule Tuesday curta­iling elements of former President Barack Obama’s environ­mental regula­tions targeting carbon emissions from coal power plants. The new rule — the Affor­dable Clean Energy, or “ACE,” rule — restricts emission reduction efforts…

Today: 18:09

@Warren Meyer: Here is a Fun Chall­enge: Be Skeptical of Stati­stics Even When They Support Your Point of View

I sometimes wonder if the media and the pundit­ocracy have any ability any more to reality-​check statis­tics. Two examples: One Trump suppo­rters were running around in circles patting thems­elves on the back with this story: African American business owners are on the rise. According to the Minority 2018 Small Business Trends survey, the number of black-​owned […]

Today: 17:21

@NOAA: To protect marine life, NOAA monit­oring seasonal and yearly changes in surface water pH in Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico

In addition to carbon dioxide emiss­ions, seasonal changes can alter ocean acidity. Higher ocean acidity can impact people's food, income, and industry.

Today: 17:12

@Jo Nova: Turnb­ull’s “pet fetish” – thinks people will sing halla­lujah to climate change. He’s ruined. (Blame Abbott)

Abbott is an incre­dibly powerful man. From the backbench he’s creating disunity, stopping legisl­ation, ruining careers, and bringing down Prime Minis­ters, all just for the fun of it.

This has nothing to do with the 54% of Austra­lians who are skeptics.

Turnbull has lost control of govern­ment. He cannot get legisl­ation through the lower house. If Abbott wasn’t there, Austra­lians would be happy…

Today: 16:50

@Watts Up With That?: False Conse­nsus: The Onion Spoofs Climate Science

Guest essay by Robert Bradley Jr. The Onion’s recent satire on climate science, “Climate Resear­chers Warn Only Hope For Humanity Now Lies In Possib­ility They Making All Of This Up,” presents a paradox worth solving. “Saying the time to act has come and gone,” the piece begins, “a group of resear­chers from the U.N. Intergove­rnmental Panel…

Today: 15:48

@Real Science: 15th Hole Strategy

This is the 15th hole at the Los Alamos Golf Course. It is 160 yards downhill. I have been playing this hole for 50 years and still haven’t figured it out. They normally put the pin near the front of …

Today: 15:35

@Real Science: More New Mexicans

Today: 15:22

@Real Science: More Specta­cular Climate Nonsense Fromm The Capital Weather Gang

The Washi­ngton Post Capital Weather Gang are const­antly working to outdo thems­elves in the fake news climate hysteria depart­ment. Their latest claim is that July was Califo­rnia’s hottest month ever recorded. On fire: July was Califo­rnia’s hottest month ever recorded …

Today: 15:01

@No Tricks Zone: German Professor Slams Go-​It-​Alone Energie­wende: “Gigantic Effort, Ridicu­lously Low Returns”

A comme­ntary by Prof. Dr. Joachim Weimann on Germany’s renewable energies flop appearing in German flagship daily the Frankf­urter Allge­meine Zeitung (FAZ) unders­cores how wind and sun are deliv­ering nothing of what was origi­nally promised. German economist calls Germany’s Energi­ewende “an extremely poor result.” Image cropped here, Otto von Guericke Unive­rsity Magde­burg. Hat-​tip: Windwahn,…

Today: 14:41

@Real Science: Plumm­eting August 21 Temper­atures In The Midwest

August 21 used to be a hot day in the Midwest, but has cooled dramat­ically over the last century. There hasn’t been a 100 degree day in the Midwest in 15 years, but they used to be quite common. On …

Today: 14:35

@Junkscience: Trump to Replace Obama Clean Power Plan With Affor­dable Clean Energy Rule

Between this proposal and the CAFE proposal, most of the Obama climate legacy is history. The EPA media release is below. The EPA web page with rulem­aking fact sheets is here.

Today: 14:10

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Wild Fire Fact Check

Misinfo­rmation from deniers spreads, well, worse than wildfire. Carbon Brief has a much needed correc­tive, from the always on-​point Zeke Hausfa­ther, to some nonsense denial memes that have been making the rounds, in this season of off the hook wildf­ires. Carbon Brief: Recently, some commen­tators have tried to dismiss recent increases in the areas burnt […]

Today: 12:54

@American Elephants: The Assoc­iated Press, Donald Trump, and Forgotten Republ­icans

John Hinde­raker from Powerline takes on, deserv­edly, the Assoc­iated Press, for their ploy of promoting the sour grapes from losing Republ­icans. The AP calls them “the forgotten Republ­icans” meaning that they are the ones who don’t like President Trump. They are not “forgo­tten”— the AP eagerly seeks them out for comment. Anyone who disapp­roves of […]

Today: 12:44

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Fires Spike Pollution Across Northwest

Air quality warnings posted in Seattle. In 2017, the United States suffered a severe fire season that included one the largest wildfire smoke events ever observed. Current observ­ations of wildfire smoke suggest that 2018 is on track to be even worse. pic.twitt­er.com/vy­ogvlZsY8 — Robert Rohde (@rar­ohde) August 20, 2018 Seattle from the air today, photo […]

Today: 12:35

@Watts Up With That?: Bloom­berg: Gover­nment can Fix the Food Insec­urity Side Effects of Climate Policies

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Back in July WUWT posted a study by the Interna­tional Institute for Applied Systems Analysis which suggested that climate policies cause more harm than climate change. But appar­ently the IIASA’s concerns are misplaced – according to Bloomberg author Mike Bucha­nan’s critique of the study, the magic of gover­nment can fix…

Today: 12:35

@American Elephants: Account­ability Journalism

According to past state­ments (2008) the Assoc­iated Press endorses “Account­ability Journa­lism, ” “Op-​eds are old news and neutr­ality and equal treatment to all sides of an issue aren’t what journ­alism should be about, AP believes. Will the opinion editorial category disappear under the new rules.”­begins an article about journa­listic ethics as bureau chief Ron Fournier […]

Today: 12:28

@Yale Climate Media Forum: The conne­ction between A/C and snow

On hot days in Califo­rnia, people turn on their air conditi­oners, and demand for electr­icity spikes. Winter is a distant memory, but the snow that fell then helps the state meet its energy needs now. That’s because in Califo­rnia, much […]

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Today: 12:00

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Water ice found on the Moon

Even Mercury has polar water ice, despite being much closer to the Sun, so perhaps this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Lunar scien­tists have confirmed the ‘defin­itive’ discovery of water ice on the surface of the Moon, reports the BBC’s Sky At Night magazine. Astron­omers have ‘defini­tively’ proven the existence of water ice […]

Today: 10:24

@Skeptical Science: Sunshine Blogger Award

Checking our Twitter stream on July 26, we were pleas­antly surprised to notice that Jonathan Dean Coey had nominated Skeptical Science for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The award is driven entirely by the commu­nity, passed from blogger to blogger in recogn­ition of their inspi­ring, creative and motiva­tional blogs. Each nominee passes it on to 11 of their…

Today: 09:42

@Watts Up With That?: Presence of water confirmed on the moon

From NASA JPL: Water Ice confirmed at the moon’s poles In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scien­tists has directly observed defin­itive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface. These ice deposits are patchily distri­buted and could possibly be ancient. At the southern pole, most of the ice…

Today: 07:12

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Resa i Arktis

På Klimatupp­lysningen brukar vi följa utveck­lingen av isen i Arktis. Det ska vi göra i detta inlägg också men på ett annor­lunda sätt. Inlägget handlar inte om ”globala uppvärm­ningen” eller ”klimatf­örändrin­gana”. Likaså glömmer jag svenska valet i detta inlägg. Här ska visas hur komplex men vacker verkli­gheten är. Genom faktiska observa­tioner fås en bild som […]

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Today: 07:00

@Master Resource: “The Backlash Against Climate Scient­ists” (2010 Newsweek piece relevant today)

“Very few scien­tists dispute a link between man-​made CO2 and global warming. Where it gets fuzzy is the extent and time frame of the effect. One crucial point of conte­ntion is climate “sensitiv­ity”—the mathem­atical formula that trans­lates changes in CO2 produ­ction to changes in temper­ature. In addition, scien­tists are not sure how to explain a slowdown in the rise of global temper­atures that…

Today: 07:00

@Die Kalte Sonne: Zwischen­bilanz: Was ist aus den Thesen der kalten Sonne geworden?

Vor sechse­inhalb Jahren (im Februar 2012) haben wir unser Buch ‘Die kalte Sonne‘ veröffen­tlicht. Zeit für eine fachliche Zwischen­bilanz. Es mag einige überra­schen zu hören, dass sich der größte Teil der Hauptt­hesen im Buch mittle­rweile als vollk­ommen richtig herausg­estellt hat: 1) KLIMAW­IRKUNG DER SONNE: Im Buch wird eine Vielzahl von gut dokumen­tierten Fallst­udien aufgear­beitet, die eine

Today: 06:30