@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@Polar Bear Science: Busy week for Churchill Polar Bear Alert Program in week 6, more problems than 2017

The Churchill Polar Bear Alert program has been busy in week 6 (Aug.13-​19), with 67 occurr­ences to date: slower than last year but not quite as brisk as 2016. Some bears have already been released from the holding cells of …

Today: 06:20

@American Elephants: A Few Necessary Words About Capitalism

From Roger Kimball: Here is the bottom line: Capit­alism is the greatest engine for the produ­ction of wealth the ingenuity of man has ever invented. Are you inter­ested in helping the poor? Embrace capita­lism. Do you want to help clean up the enviro­nment? Embrace capita­lism. Are you inter­ested in oblite­rating the scourge of malnut­rition or […]

Today: 06:10

@American Elephants: The Booming Economy Creates Confid­ence, And Black Business Ownership Has Jumped by 400 Percent.

Black Small Business ownership under President Trump’s booming economy has jumped by 400 Percent in just one year. President Trump’s approval rating among African Americans has hit 31 percent. The Left, unsurpri­singly, is outraged, or possibly anxious. Their constant accusa­tions of “racism” don’t seem to be working. It’s very good news that they are opening […]

Today: 05:42

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: A Brexc­hange of viewpoints

The debate is still lively. Fresh news below the break. I have a new assig­nment as regional director for leave Means Leave, one of the organis­ations campai­gning to have the 2016 refer­endum vote respected by our politi­cians. Chairmen Richard Tice and John Longworth are calling on all Leave voters to stand up for Democracy and […]

Today: 02:03

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Bird Numbers in the Mojave Crashing Because of Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims that bird numbers are plumm­eting in the Mojave Desert region because of climate change. This appears to be occurring despite efforts by local author­ities in the region to reduce CO2 emissions by filling the desert with wind turbines and solar concent­rators. Study: Climate change possible cause…

Today: 01:57