@Watts Up With That?: Climate Craziness of the Week: Michael Mann hawking “climate toothp­aste”

You just have to see the photo below, from the Mann himself, who has on occasion referred to me as a “carnival barker” while appar­ently not fully underst­anding how he looks at times. Hilari­ously, we have this photo from his Facebook Page: Here is a closeup of the product. Ridic­ulous as it is, it’s a…

Today: 21:44

@Watts Up With That?: Al Gore at Rice Univer­sity: More Climate Alarmism, Political Bias in Houston

By Robert Bradley Jr. — reposted from Master Resource at sugge­stion of the author “Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore will speak at Rice Univer­sity’s Tudor Field­house at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Gore, who is chairman of the Climate Reality Project and a board member of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders,…

Today: 19:09

@Paul Homewood: How the World Bank keeps poor nations poor

By Paul Homewood An excellent analysis from Dellers:   What is the point of the World Bank? You probably think of it, if at all, as a benign instit­ution, a kind of giant, multil­ateral aid agency, whose job it is to bring liquidity to devel­oping nations and help them grow out of poverty. Until not

Today: 19:05

@Watts Up With That?: Greenland ice stream retreated during a cold period of climate

From the UNIVE­RSITY OF HELSINKI Ice stream retreats under a cold climate Why did the Jakob­shavn Isbræ ice stream in West Greenland retreat under a cold climate period called the Younger Dryas? A research article, published in Nature Communic­ations, shows that a warmer ocean surface in central-​eastern Baffin Bay triggered the ice retreat during this cold…

Today: 18:28

@Warwick Hughes: What happened to NIWA “Near-​record warmth” predicted for NZ South Island?

NIWA said only on Tuesday – Near-​record warmth expected for parts of the South Island 17 Oct 17 – I have been checking places like Alexa­ndra, Dunedin, Christ­church but can see little trace of this. Does anybody know what October hottest day records would be?

Today: 17:33

@Warwick Hughes: NZ election a coup for Helen Clark

The new PM is so inexper­ienced and has zero history of dealing with Winston Peters. But Clark and Peters got on OK 2005-​2008. If new PM Taxinda Ardern stumbles too badly in the next 3 years then Aunty Hulun will be there in the backg­round to plot her removal.

Today: 17:25

@Warren Meyer: Oppres­sors, Oppre­ssed, Privi­lege, and Free Speech

A few days ago I wrote: Speech codes are written by and for the privil­eged.  They are written by the oppressor to shut up the oppres­sed.  George Wallace did not need the First Amend­ment, black kids trying to go to the Unive­rsity of Alabama needed it.  So the progre­ssive oppos­ition to free speech (e.g BLM

Today: 17:20

@Watts Up With That?: U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA foreca­sters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South

Drought likely to persist in northern Plains Foreca­sters at NOAA’s Climate Predi­ction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potent­ially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. La Nina has a 55-​65 percent chance of devel­oping before winter sets…

Today: 16:14

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: UK grid power balance to get support from 10MW battery

As the advance of subsi­dised renew­ables makes new gas or coal fired power stations ever less economic to build and operate, one of the supposed answers to the artifi­cially created reliab­ility problem is to add batteries to help ‘balance’ the grid. Of course this will also be expen­sive, and only margi­nally useful as batteries don’t

Today: 16:13

@Watts Up With That?: DOE Secretary Rick Perry: “Resil­iency Pricing Rule” for Coal-​fired and Nuclear Power Plants

Guest post by David Middleton DOE = United States Depar­tment of Energy FERC = Federal Energy Regul­atory Commi­ssion OCT 2, 2017 Rick Perry Directs FERC To Complete Final Action On Resil­iency Pricing Rule In 60 Days Rod Adams , CONTRI­BUTOR One of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. electr­icity supply market in the past…

Today: 14:26

@American Elephants: Poor Inform­ation Flow Between School and Home

Was I saying that it “can’t happen here?” of course it can. Here’s a report from the Minnesota conser­vative think tank the Center of the American Exper­iment (CAE) about the public schools in Edina, a Minnea­polis suburb, one of the wealt­hiest cities in Minne­sota. The school district has long been regarded as one of the

Today: 14:17

@Real Science: New Video : NOAA Record Warmth With No Thermo­meter Data

Today: 13:45

@Real Science: NOAA Ramps Up Their Climate Fraud In September

NOAA claims global land temper­atures were third highest on record in Septe­mber. NOAA claims record warmth in central and southern Africa. Global Climate Report – September 2017 | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environ­mental Inform­ation (NCEI) https://ww­w.ncdc.noa­a.gov/sotc­/service/g­lobal/map-​perce­ntile-​mntp/2­01709-​t.gif …

Today: 13:04

@Paul Homewood: The Real Story Behind the Calif­ornia Wildfires

By Paul Homewood   Meteoro­logist Cliff Mass has the real story behind the recent tragic wildfires in Northern Califo­rnia: There has been a huge amount of media coverage regarding the tragic northern Calif­ornia fires, docume­nting the terrible loss of life and billions of dollars of damage to build­ings, infrastr­ucture, and the economy.  As I write

Today: 12:36

@Climatism: In Austr­alia, faulty BoM temper­ature sensors contr­ibute to “hottest year ever”

Origi­nally posted on Watts Up With That? : More hot days — or “purpose-​designed” temper­ature sensors at play? Guest essay by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, republ­ished from the Austr­alian Spectator with permi­ssion from the author. I don’t believe in conspi­racies of silence except when it comes to Harvey Weinstein and the Austr­alian Bureau of Meteor­ology. For some…

Today: 10:23

@No Tricks Zone: Ph.D. Thermal Engineer Claims Supernova Theory Explains Global Warming, Extin­ction Events, Ice Ages

Do Supernova Events Cause Extreme Climate Changes? “Global warming will not be reduced by reducing man made CO2 emiss­ions” — Dr. William Sokeland In recent years, mass die-​offs of large animals – like the s­udden deaths of 211,000 endan­gered antelopes within a matter of weeks – have been described as “myste­rious” and remain largely unexpl­ained. Determ­ining…

Today: 10:13

@Watts Up With That?: In Austr­alia, faulty BoM temper­ature sensors contr­ibute to “hottest year ever”

More hot days — or “purpose-​designed” temper­ature sensors at play? Guest essay by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, republ­ished from the Austr­alian Spectator with permi­ssion from the author. I don’t believe in conspi­racies of silence except when it comes to Harvey Weinstein and the Austr­alian Bureau of Meteor­ology. For some time, weather enthus­iasts have been noticing rapid…

Today: 10:01

@Real Science: Plumm­eting October 19 Temper­atures In The US

October 19 used to be a very warm day in the US, but temper­atures plummeted after 1963 and never recov­ered. Murdo, South Dakota reached 102 degrees on this date 70 years ago. Imagine the hysteria if that happened now. Scien­tists …

Today: 09:24

@Real Science: Maximum Size Doesn’t Matter – Except When It Does

In 2012, the Arctic sea ice extent maximum was high, and climate experts told us that maximum extent didn’t matter. The only thing that mattered was minimum extent. Charctic Intera­ctive Sea Ice Graph | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis …

Today: 09:13

@Jo Nova: Politi­cians “shocked” at the power crisis waiting in the Austr­alian electr­icity grid

Did some polit­icans just wake up? The news today is that our Energy Minister may realize Australia is condu­cting a wild exper­iment with our electr­icity grid, and may have managed to convince other Austr­alian federal politi­cians of the risk.

Coalition MPs shocked by energy threat

The Austra­lian: Robert Gottle­ibsen (even Gottle­ibsen gets it).

When Energy Minister Josh Fryde­nberg walked into the…

Today: 07:35

@Master Resource: Al Gore at Rice Univer­sity: More Climate Alarmism, Political Bias

“Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore will speak at Rice Univer­sity’s Tudor Field­house at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Gore, who is chairman of the Climate Reality Project and a board member of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, will present ‘The Climate Crisis and Extreme Weather.’ The discus­sion, which will include Gore answering [prescr­eened] audience quest­ions, is presented…

Today: 07:00

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Forskarna tonar ned koldio­xidens betydelse för klimatför­ändringen

Grafen ovan visar hur antalet vetensk­apliga publika­tioner på senare tid visar att koldioxid inte har så stor inverkan på klimatför­ändringen som man tidigare trott. TCR (blått) står för den omede­lbara responsen på koldioxi­dhalten i atmosf­ären. ECR (rött) står för den beräknade responsen vid ett tänkt jämvikt­släge. Ett centralt begrepp för klimatvet­enskapen och för…

Today: 07:00

@Die Kalte Sonne: Sorge um Ausgewog­enheit: IPCC-​Berichte werden von einer kleinen Clique Wissensc­haftler und Institu­tionen dominiert

Ein beliebtes Argument in der Klimad­ebatte ist der Verweis auf die IPCC-​Klimabe­richte, die von hunderten von Autoren verant­wortet werden und daher vermei­ntlich den “Gold-​Standard” darste­llen. In der Tat gibt es keine anderen offizi­ellen Zusammenf­assungen des Klimawi­ssens, die eine ähnliche Detail­fülle aufwe­isen. Beim genauen Studium der IPCC-​Berichte wird jedoch schnell klar, dass es viele…

Today: 06:30

@Watts Up With That?: WINNING: EPA to reform its science advisory boards

EPA Move To Increase Scien­tific Advisory Board Transp­arency Applauded BY MICHAEL SANDOVAL    Western Wire Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency Adminis­trator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday he planned to curtail the practice of distri­buting research grants to scien­tists appointed to the agency’s scien­tific advisory boards to improve their “indepe­ndence and transp­arency and objecti­vity.” “If…

Today: 06:26

@Jo Nova: Austra­lia’s new NEG National Energy Plan hides a carbon tax, interna­tional carbon credits

Graham Lloyd points out we are back where started — a national plan involving interna­tional carbon credits:

RepuTex analyst Hugh Grossman says the NEG, in effect, ­will establish a de facto price on green­house gas emissions from the power sector.

The gover­nment already has indicated that the electr­icity companies may be able to purchase interna­tional or domestic carbon credits to cover any…

Today: 06:47

@American Elephants: Europe is Finished. Nothing can save it now.

Child abuse. Sponsored by the gover­nment in the name of being nice. There are two genders, and gender dysphoria is a mental problem, as is bodily dysph­oria. It’s not science, but ideology. How could any society get so weirdly and sensel­essly ideolo­gical? If it is this far advanced in Europe, it is undoub­tedly underway here,

Today: 04:53

@Watts Up With That?: ‘Way to go, Greenies’

‘GREEN’ ENERGY FAILS EVERY TEST By John Hinder­acker, Power Line Blog. The sad story of Minnes­ota’s green energy failure is one that no doubt is being repli­cated around the country. And one of the ironies of green energy is that it is terrible for the enviro­nment. Liberals will tell you that Minnesota is one of…

Today: 00:13

@Watts Up With That?: Wind farm equipment shuts down Inter­state 25 in Colorado

The Colorado Depar­tment of Transpo­rtation is working to reopen I-​25 in Pueblo. The accident has several lanes of the highway shut down between Abriendo and Central avenues. A semi was involved in an accident. A large piece of equipment from the Vestas wind farm fell onto the road. Large equipment has been brought in to remove the…

2017-10-18 23:09

@Climatism: Green Power is Part Time Power 

Origi­nally posted on Watts Up With That? : Guest opinion by Viv Forbes Solar power only works while the sun shines – it is part-​time power. Wind power only works when suitable winds blows – also part-​time power. Batteries only work when charged – part-​time power again. Hydro fails in droughts – more part-​time power. And…

2017-10-18 23:01

@Climate Depot: Gore claim: ‘Every storm is different now’ due to AGW – But some in audience unimpr­essed: ‘I think it’s overly hyped’

http://tr­iblive.co­m/local/v­alleynews­dispatch/­12846659-​74/al-​gore-​brings-​global-​warming-​message-​to-​pitts­burgh-​warns-​of-​its-​effect By WES VENTEICHE­R  | Tues­day, Oct. 17, 2017, 7:36 p.m. Climate change is impacting life in Pennsyl­vania, and its effects will become increa­singly obvious as the century progre­sses, former vice president Al Gore told a room of 1,300 people at the David L.…

2017-10-18 20:30


430