@Real Science: Greens Vs. The Enviro­nment

I love raptors and photo­graph them every day – like this Ferrug­inous Hawk I saw this morning. And this Kestrel I saw yeste­rday. It is illegal to shoot Golden Eagles, but if you kill thousands of them in the name …

Today: 19:52

@Watts Up With That?: Dueling science: One study says melting Antarctic ice sheet will flood US east coast, others say ‘uncer­tain’

From the “you really should get your stories straight” depart­ment. OK, here is press release #1 from the UNI­VERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF HEALTH) Melting of east Antarctic ice sheet could cripple major US cities TAMPA, Fla (December 13, 2017) The world’s largest ice sheet may be less stable than previ­ously thought, posing an even greater…

Today: 19:18

@Paul Homewood: Daily Telegraph Falls For Lord Deben’s Extreme Weather Scare

By Paul Homewood   https://uk­.linkedin.­com/in/ash­leyjkirk   To the long list of naive young Telegraph journa­lists, we can add the name of Ashley Kirk. Last week he penned an article called “What is Britain doing to tackle flooding in the face of extreme weather? “ (Unfort­unately behind the paywall). Appar­ently primed by Lord Deben, he goes

Today: 19:15

@Climate Depot: Science shows Calif­ornia fires not global warming

Science shows Calif­ornia fires not global warming http://www­.cfact.org­/2017/12/1­3/science-​shows-​calif­ornia-​fires-​not-​global-​warming/ The people of Calif­ornia and the nation deserve better, Governor Brown, wake up and check the science. — gReader Pro

Today: 18:55

@Junkscience: ‘With no proven environ­mental benefit whatso­ever…’

What Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray had to say with respect to Obama’s war-​on-​coal in comments on the Trump EPA’s proposed repeal of the Obama’s EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Below is how Murray summa­rized the cost to industry. It does not begin to reckon the cost of lost jobs to miners, their families and commun­ities. …

Today: 18:54

@Climate Depot: Walter Russell Mead: Fracking Our Way To Mideast Peace

Walter Russell Mead: Fracking Our Way To Mideast Peace http://www­.thegwpf.c­om/walter-​russell-​mead-​fracking-​our-​way-​to-​mideast-​peace/ Low oil prices have so eroded Arab states’ power, they now see Israel as a prote­ctor. Whatever you think of President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it points to the most important strategic reality in the Middle East: Arab…

Today: 18:46

@Climate Depot: Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists

Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists http://wat­tsupwithth­at.com/201­7/12/12/ex­xonmobil-​caves-​to-​climate-​activ­ists/ by Mike Bastasch Oil giant Exxon­Mobil has capitu­lated to activist shareh­olders and will begin issuing detailed reports on potential risks “climate change policies” pose to its business operat­ions. “These enhanc­ements will include energy demand sensiti­vities, implic­ations of…

Today: 18:32

@Climate Depot: Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists

Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists http://wat­tsupwithth­at.com/201­7/12/12/ex­xonmobil-​caves-​to-​climate-​activ­ists/ by Mike Bastasch Oil giant Exxon­Mobil has capitu­lated to activist shareh­olders and will begin issuing detailed reports on potential risks “climate change policies” pose to its business operat­ions. “These enhanc­ements will include energy demand sensiti­vities, implic­ations of…

Today: 18:31

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Climate change will cause wind farms to event­ually get less effic­ient, say resear­chers

This doesn’t seem to tie in with alarmist claims that warming will make hurri­canes worse. Note there are several conten­tious asser­tions and assump­tions about present and future climate in this report, i.e. it’s aimed squarely at man-​made global warming belie­vers. But it’s not too hard to see through their spin. Warming is causing wind farms

Today: 18:30

@Climate Depot: Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists

Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists http://wat­tsupwithth­at.com/201­7/12/12/ex­xonmobil-​caves-​to-​climate-​activ­ists/ by Mike Bastasch Oil giant Exxon­Mobil has capitu­lated to activist shareh­olders and will begin issuing detailed reports on potential risks “climate change policies” pose to its business operat­ions. “These enhanc­ements will include energy demand sensiti­vities, implic­ations of…

Today: 18:24

@Climate Depot: Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders

Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders https://ju­nkscience.­com/2017/1­2/milloy-​files-​greenw­ashing-​shareh­older-​proposal-​with-​exxon­mobil-​as-​oil-​giants-​bid-​to-​appease-​climate-​activists-​floun­ders/ Exxon­Mobil manag­ement is destr­oying a great company and helping greens to destroy America. To borrow from William…

Today: 18:24

@Climate Depot: Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders

Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders https://ju­nkscience.­com/2017/1­2/milloy-​files-​greenw­ashing-​shareh­older-​proposal-​with-​exxon­mobil-​as-​oil-​giants-​bid-​to-​appease-​climate-​activists-​floun­ders/ Exxon­Mobil manag­ement is destr­oying a great company and helping greens to destroy America. To borrow from William…

Today: 18:20

@Climate Depot: NOAA and NASA Admit the Sun NOT CO2 is Causing the Arctic Sea Ice to Disappear

NOAA and NASA Admit the Sun NOT CO2 is Causing the Arctic Sea Ice to Disappear https://co­2islife.wo­rdpress.co­m/2017/12/­13/noaa-​and-​nasa-​admit-​the-​sun-​not-​co2-​is-​causing-​the-​arctic-​sea-​ice-​to-​disap­pear/ The above video from NOAA clearly ident­ifies warmer arctic oceans as the cause of the thinning and shrinking of the Arctic Sea Ice. NASA’ Goddard’s Institute for Space Studies explains that…

Today: 18:05

@Climate Depot: That Starving Polar Bear: Is Fake News Okay For A Good Cause?

That Starving Polar Bear: Is Fake News Okay For A Good Cause? http://ww­w.thegwpf­.com/that-​starving-​polar-​bear-​is-​fake-​news-​okay-​for-​a-​good-​cause/ Wild exagger­ations and scare stories are not just bad for science. They’re bad for all of the environme­ntalists who want to win over the goodwill of the public. Most people are concerned about climate change – but they’re also rightly skeptical…

Today: 18:05

@Climate Depot: US absence at Paris climate summit branded ‘a disgrace’

US absence at Paris climate summit branded ‘a disgrace’ https://w­ww.freere­public.co­m/focus/f-​chat/3613­138/posts French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a summit in Paris on Tuesday, telling world leaders “we are losing the battle” against global warming. “We’re not moving fast enough, that’s the problem,” Macron told the One Planet Summit called to…

Today: 18:04

@Climate Depot: French President Admits President Trump’s Climate Agenda is Winning

French President Admits President Trump’s Climate Agenda is Winning http://wa­ttsupwith­that.com/­2017/12/1­3/french-​president-​admits-​president-​trumps-​climate-​agenda-​is-​winning/ Guest essay by Eric Worrall French President Emanuel Macron has admitted that greens are losing because President Trump withdrew from the Paris Agree­ment. Emmanuel Macron says the world is losing the battle against…

Today: 18:04

@Watts Up With That?: In an attempt to prove climate change creates more severe weather, scien­tists resort to ‘p-​hacking’

From the “If your exper­iment needs statis­tics, you ought to have done a better experi­ment. Ernest Ruther­ford” depart­ment. From the American Meteoro­logical Society via press release: AMS TO RELEASE REPORT EX­PLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2016 New research links notable weathe­r and climate events to human influence The American Meteoro­logical Society is releasing the strongest evidence yet…

Today: 16:45

@Watts Up With That?: French President Admits President Trump’s Climate Agenda is Winning

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French President Emanuel Macron has admitted that greens are losing because President Trump withdrew from the Paris Agree­ment. Emmanuel Macron says the world is losing the battle against climate change The World Today By Connie Agius French President Emmanuel Macron has told fellow world leaders that the battle against climate…

Today: 16:00

@Judith Curry: Is climate change the culprit causing Califo­rnia’s wildfires?

by Larry Kummer We’re told that climate change caused or intens­ified Califo­rnia’s wildfires — and that such fires are getting worse. As usual for such scary stories, these claims are only weakly supported by science — except for the ones …

Today: 15:30

@Real Science: Yester­day’s Cutest Chicks

Today: 15:07

@American Elephants: Victor Davis Hanson “The Second World Wars”, Part 2

Here’s the second interview with Victor Davis Hanson on his new history of “The Second World Wars.” The first is here. ­  That “S” on Wars is quite delibe­rate. The men fighting on Guadal­canal had little in common with the tankers at el Alamein or those in Burma or in the hedgerows of Normandy. A great gift

Today: 14:43

@Real Science: Falling Credib­ility Of Scien­tists Predicted In Global Warming Junk Science

Twenty-​five years ago, climate experts predicted the demise of the Great Lakes. 12 Feb 1992, Page 7 – Star Tribune at Newspap­ers.com There has been no change in Great Lakes water levels over the past century. Great Lakes Dashboard – …

Today: 14:31

@American Elephants: The Trump Jobs Boom is Real

There were 228,000 jobs created in November. Jobles­sness is at a 17 year low of 4.1% and wages are going up. President Trump’s focus on tax cuts and deregu­lation is very good for the job market. It’s the strongest it’s been since 2000. The number of people employed is up by 1.87 million. Up for

Today: 14:27

@Watts Up With That?: Trump Adminis­tration to Open Oil Gas Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Contin­ental Shelf (OCS)

Guest post by David Middleton Trump to Open the Door for Oil Drilling Off U.S.’s East Coast By Jennifer A Dlouhy December 11, 2017, 4:00 PM CST Proposal for Atlantic explor­ation set to be released soon New five-​year plan would replace one put in place by Obama The Trump adminis­tration is preparing to unveil as…

Today: 14:17

@No Tricks Zone: Weak Solar Activity And La Nina Forebode Cooling Temper­atures For The Months Ahead

The Sun in November 2017 By Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahre­nholt (Trans­lated and edited by P Gosselin) In November the sun was unusually quiet with respect to activity. The observed sunspot number (SSN) was merely 5.7, which is only 14% of what is typically normal for month number 108 into the cycle. The current

Today: 13:53

@Watts Up With That?: Hubble’s Messier celestial snow globe

From the NASA/G­ODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79, or M79, located 41,000 light-​years from Earth,…

Today: 11:59

@Paul Homewood: The Truth Behind Sea Legacy

By Paul Homewood   Even the BBC seem to have woken up to the Sea Legacy scam: It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-​eastern Canada. Exhau­sted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, event­ually trying to eat some discarded seating foam among rubbish humans have left. Polar

Today: 11:47

@Real Science: Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 15% Over The Past Decade

Arctic sea ice volume is up 15% from a decade ago, and the area of the Arctic covered with thick ice has massively expanded . 2007   2017 Summer minimum ice extent has increased over the past decade. masie_4km­_allyears­_extent_s­qkm.csv Greenl­and’s surface …

Today: 10:05

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Shark-​spotting drones on patrol at Austr­alian beaches

Before anyone asks – ‘UTS are also adapting the emerging techn­ology to spot croco­diles for a program in northern Austra­lia.’ High-​tech shark-​spotting drones are patro­lling dozens of Austr­alian beaches this summer to quickly identify under­water predators and deliver safety devices to swimmers and surfers faster than tradit­ional lifesa­vers, reports Phys.org. As hundreds of people lined…

Today: 10:00

@Real Science: Scien­tists Running The Planet On Fairy Dust

Scien­tists say that the UK can run on “wind, water and solar” by the year 2050. Nearly 140 countries could be powered entirely by wind, solar and water by 2050 | The Indepe­ndent Let’s look and see if their claim …

Today: 08:58


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