@Warren Meyer: As I Predi­cted, Another Diesel Emissions Shoe Drops

Back in November of 2015 I wrote: I would be stunned if the Volks­wagen emissions cheating is limited to Volksw­agen.  Volks­wagen is not unique Cat and I think Cummins were busted a while back for the same thing.  US autom­akers don't have a lot of exposure to diesels (except for pickup trucks) but my

Today: 17:02

@Warwick Hughes: Perth Water Corpor­ation too incomp­etent to measure various 2017 monthly rain totals

Could anybody make this up? – the $Bn’s WA Govt organi­zation at the heart of the +decade long slogan “our drying climate” is too careless to measure natures rainfall falling free from the sky. Starting from their Rainfall at Indiv­idual Dams www page. Churc­hmans Brook Dam recorded 0 rain for June – simply not credible …

Today: 16:56

@Warren Meyer: This is The Right Way To Encourage Local Invest­ment: Regul­ation Reform, Not Subsidies

Via Zero Hedge: Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, is set to launch a ride-​sharing service similar to Uber, but with no human driver behind the wheel. Officials in Arizona granted Waymo a permit to operate as a transpo­rtation network company (TNC) across the state on Janurary 24, following the company’s­ initial applic­ation on Janurary 12, Bloo­mberg  r­eported. The

Today: 16:09

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Climate Sense 2018

Vi var fem från Klimatup­plysning­en/Stock­holmsini­tiativet som deltog på den internat­ionella klimatkon­ferensen i Mölndal 16-​17 februari. Vår ordfö­rande Per Welander fick äran att säga några ord som avslu­tning av konfer­ensen till de drygt 130 närvara­nde.Det var helt fullsatt så det finns förmod­ligen ett intresse av en ännu större konferens nästa år. Föredr­agande var Jan-​Erik…

Today: 15:00

@Real Science: Carbon Dioxide Dissolves Progre­ssive Brains

Having failed at all of their predic­tions of the demise of snow in Scotland due to CO2, Scottish scien­tists are now saying CO2 causes Starfish to dissolve. Carbon dioxide ‘diss­olves starf­ish’, study finds – BBC News I was snork­eling with …

Today: 13:19

@Watts Up With That?: Grist: Bitcoin Gobbling Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Grist has joined the rising chorus of greens conde­mning the vast energy expend­itures of Bitcoin miners. Bitcoin gobbles up clean energy — just when the real world needs it most By Eric Holthaus on Feb 16, 2018 One of the biggest near-​term threats to our clean energy future doesn’t even…

Today: 13:00

@Real Science: Bit Off More Than She Could Chew

This Osprey pulled a very large stick (seven or eight feet long) out of a tree and tried to fly with it. It dragged her to the ground, and she made several attempts to fly away with it again before …

Today: 11:55

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Nils-​Axel Mörner: These resear­chers have a political agenda

H/T The GWPF The oceanog­rapher Nils-​Axel Mörner chall­enges the IPCC and warnings about sinking islands, in a recent inter­view. Mr. Mörner, you have recently visited the Fiji islands in South Pacific several times in order to research changes on the coasts and sea levels. Why Fiji? Nils-​Axel Mörner: I knew there would be a science

Today: 11:31

@No Tricks Zone: New Paper: 1,407 Conti­guous U.S. Temper­ature Stations Reveal NO WARMING TREND During 1901-​2015

The Warming ‘Hole’ Myth Non-​Warming Regions Are More Rule Than Excep­tion  Earlier this month, the authors of a new paper (Part­ridge et al., 2018) published in Geophy­sical Research Letters pr­omulgated the term “warming hole” to describe the cooling temper­atures gripping most of the Eastern half of the United States from the late 1950s through 2015. “We

Today: 11:18

@No Frakking Consensus: Jordan Peterson: Making Me Laugh

Taking a fresh look at some fundam­ental moral ideas.

Today: 11:06

@Watts Up With That?: Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant

Claims defy parody, as alarmists become more tyran­nical and their policies wreak havoc Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Climate alarmism dominated the Obama era and run-​up to Paris. But it’s at least as bizarre, dogmatic and intol­erant now that: President Trump pulled the United States out of the all pain/no gain Paris climate pact; the…

Today: 09:59

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: ‘First hint’ of a puzzling change in Southern Ocean revealed by CSIRO

‘The salinity puzzle’ – something new for climate theorists to ponder and debate. Here they still refer to ‘heat-​trapping’ gases, having ignored or forgotten about convec­tion. Resear­chers aboard an Austr­alian ship undert­aking pione­ering work in the Southern Ocean have found the “first hint” of a shift in a decades-​long trend towards fresher, less dense water…

Today: 09:27

@Real Science: Science : UHI And El Nino Caused by CO2

Our top climate experts have deter­mined that the recent El Nino and Urban Heat Island effects in large cities over the past 30 years were caused by CO2 emiss­ions. Global Warming Is Getting Worse, Fast Besides their baseless flawed logic, …

Today: 07:35

@Master Resource: Energy Environ­mental Newsle­tter: February 19, 2018

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of indivi­duals and organiz­ations inter­ested in improving national, state, and local energy and environ­mental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEne­rgy.org for more informa­tion).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public educat­ion.…

Today: 07:00

@Jo Nova: It’s not cold, it’s a “warming hole”

Brought to you by the Theory That Can Never Be Wrong — what’s the opposite of hot? A hole!

Next time you are feeling cold you will know you are in a hole instead. Stop digging.

h/t Climate Depot

Snow-​covered beaches? Chilly iguanas? They are part of a myste­rious ‘hole’ in global warming

BY STUART LEAVEN­WORTH, February 15, 2018 05:00 AM

… “acco­rding to a scien­tific study published this…

Today: 07:05

@Die Kalte Sonne: Querd­enker in den Klimawisse­nschaften unerwü­nscht

Unerwa­rteter Realismus beim PIK am 7. Februar 2018: Untergang der Kohle zu früh ausge­rufen Der Rückgang neuer Kohlekra­ftwerke in China und Indien wird durch den geplanten Zubau in schnell wachs­enden Schwelle­nländern wie etwa der Türkei, Indon­esien und Vietnam teilweise zunichte gemacht. Nur wenn die Staaten der Welt diesem Trend aktiv entgegen wirken, können sie die im Pariser

Today: 06:30

@Watts Up With That?: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #304

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SE­PP.org) The Science and Environ­mental Policy Project THIS WEEK:By Ken Haapala, Presi­dent, Science and Environ­mental Policy Project (SEPP) Sea Level Hockey Stick? Judith Curry continues her excellent analysis of sea level rise and the need to assure against false conclu­sions. Unfortu­nately, too many “experts” have drawn conclu­sions from prelim­inary data…

Today: 06:29

@American Elephants: Gov. Inslee Wants to Save Us From Global Warming With a New Carbon Tax!

While every­one’s attention was consumed with the Parkland, Florida shooting, we appar­ently had a visit from former Secretary of State John Kerry to advocate for our Washi­ngton governor Jay Inslee’s bright idea of a carbon tax.  Stupid tax, and extremely bad timing. The vote on the school levy here in King County was on Tuesday,

Today: 06:22

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Avia (R) Slovenian Wine

Slovenia makes decent wines. Who knew? (Probably the Sloven­ians!)

Today: 00:27

@Warwick Hughes: Broome Airport will smash the all-​time annual rain record

I have just checked the stunning Broome rain data for this year – so far within 30mm of the all time highest annual rain total by the 18th of February. Broome PO 3002 has data from 1890 to 1952 and 1896 saw the record ann max rain of 1,094mm. Broome Airport 3003 has data from …

Today: 00:21

@Climatism: PLEASE Donate To Climatism To Help Keep The Good Fight Alive!

    CLIMATISM is a self-​funded, one-​man operation that has been running on fossil-​fuel vapours and borrowed time since 2014. Like most climate ‘scept­ical’ outfits, success is reliant on a lot of passion and private support. After all, that cheque from “Big Oil” never arrived in the mail, much to the dismay of the climate

2018-02-18 23:53

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Dear Russia – Thank You!

Hey, Russia! Democrats and the Politi­cally Correct Media say you elected Trump. I gotta say: Thanks for that!!

2018-02-18 23:21

@The Air Vent: Muppets Like Me

So lets have more fun than that. I’m done with the authori­tarians FAKE game of skin color. never cared who’s skin was what color never will. BUT Neither did you….. BUT that is what the authori­tarians want us to discuss.  It isn’t that mexicans have invaded our country en masse, it is that we are

2018-02-18 23:20

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Educating Girls, Birth Control will Halt Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon; The climate popul­ation contro­llers are back. TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE, EDUCATE GIRLS AND GIVE THEM BIRTH CONTROL Robin George Andrews CLIMATE CHANGE IS a ubiqu­itous hydra, a many-​headed beast that affects everyone and every­thing in some form. Solutions to climate change range from the effective and the…

2018-02-18 22:30

@Trust, yet verify: Proje­cting sea level 300, nah, 1000 years in the future

On the same day that I published the post on the IPCC, the political organi­zation that is mistaken for a scien­tific organiz­ation, an article was published in a Belgian newsp­aper, titled Belgian expert: “It’s inevit­able: large parts of Flanders are going to be under water”, in which exactly the same error was stated (trans­lated from

2018-02-18 21:26

@Die Kalte Sonne: Fritz Vahren­holts Sonnenk­olumne 2/18: Der Koalition­svertrag

18.2.2018 Die Sonne im Januar 2018 und der Koalition­svertrag Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren Unsere Sonne war auch im Januar 2018 unterdu­rchschn­ittlich aktiv. An 15 der 31 Tage des Januars 2018 war die Sonne gänzlich flecke­nlos. Das solare Maximum der 2. Hälfte des letzten Jahrhu­nderts wird nun von einem dramat­ischen Absturz der Sonnenak­tivität abgelöst. Dass die globalen Temper­aturen

2018-02-18 21:16

@Watts Up With That?: NASA: ‘Unus­ually cold winter’ causes Lake Erie to ice over  – nearly 60% of all lakes covered with ice

The unu­sually cold winter in the Upper Midwest has led to a notable buildup of ice on the Great Lakes.­ Lake Erie is usually the first to freeze over because it is shallower than the other Great Lakes. downloa­d large image (19 MB, JPEG, 5200×­3467) On February 14, 2018, the Mo­derate Resol­ution Imaging Spectrora­diometer ­(MODIS) on NASA’s­ Aqua satellite acquired data for…

2018-02-18 19:03

@Climatism: LANDING in Greenland (Mani­itsoq airport)

Via U­topia – you are standing in it! | Celebr­ating the flouri­shing of humanity through the spread of capit­alism and the rule of law Adverti­sements

2018-02-18 18:54

@Real Science: Credib­ility Of Climate Scien­tists Effect­ively Gone

Nine years ago, climate experts announced there was no more multi-​year ice in the Arctic. Multiyear Arctic ice is effect­ively gone: expert | Reuters Now there is lots of multi-​year sea ice in the Arctic. ice_typ­e_nh_po­lstere-​100_multi­_20180217­1200.png (676×798) Climate experts also …

2018-02-18 16:53

@The GWPF: Benny Peiser: What Is Climate Realism?

Underst­anding Agreement Disagr­eement in Cl­imate Science What is Climate Realism? There are many scien­tific agree­ments and disagre­ements in climate science. While there is general agreement about the modern global warming trend (since 1850), scien­tific controv­ersies increase as climate research moves further back in time, and predic­tions move further into the future. Climate realism…

2018-02-18 15:29