@Real Science: Learn To Be A Climate Scientist Right Here!

Data.­GISS: GISS Surface Temper­ature Analysis

2018-02-19 22:56

@Climatism: PROFES­SIONAL Climate Alarmists Threat­ening Austra­lia’s Billion Dollar Tourism Industry

“So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems…” Tim Flannery 2007 “There is a fair chance Perth will be the 21st century’s first ghost metrop­olis.” – Tim Flannery­ Climate Council “This planet is on course for a catast­rophe. The existence of Life itself is at stake.” – Tim Flannery­ Climate

2018-02-19 21:57

@Jo Nova: Midweek Unthreaded


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2018-02-19 22:16

@Watts Up With That?: A new paper about hurri­canes shatters the narrative

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: A new paper provides new inform­ation about hurric­anes, one of the top natural disaster threats. It shatters the media’s narrative and illust­rates how science works in the real world. Real science in action! Science shapes our world, revealing secrets of nature that allow humanity to build…

2018-02-19 21:26

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: W.O.O.D. 19 Feb 2018

W.O.O.D. open discu­ssion

2018-02-19 21:11

@Climate Scepticism: I Spy Cli-​Fi

Climate Fiction is big business. There’s even a website devoted to academic research in the subject with its own Research Tool (Dan Bloom is his name. He’s a 1971 graduate of Tufts Unive­rsity in Boston where he majored in post-​modern European litera­ture.) Most of it seems to be rough, tough American stuff, but I’m sure …

2018-02-19 20:34

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Easier salt removal from sea water, mining lithium and more – 1 new tech.

Use of artif­icial membranes with selective pores to sort Li+ from Na+ from K+ from... Good for both Li+ enric­hment in mining and perhaps event­ually mining sea water while making fresh water.

2018-02-19 19:33

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Some Tech Security Oh Bother Stuff

A couple of things at the inters­ection of privacy, tech stuff, and gover­nment intru­sion.

2018-02-19 19:09

@Warren Meyer: So You Think You Have Property Rights in This Country?

You do have property rights ... right up to the point where someone with political pull wants to change the use of your property. In Tempe, AZ, an inters­ection has been empty for a number of years after a gas station went out of busin­ess.  A local entrep­reneur acquired rights to the land to build

2018-02-19 18:39

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: An Intere­sting, if complex, wide band antenna

An intere­sting compact antenna design. 100 MHz to 6 GHz with a 10 cm radius package. Like a big can of fruit...

2018-02-19 18:36

@Jo Nova: New climate forcings discov­ered: Girls Educa­tion, Pill, changes weather

Funny how the answer to every­thing always turns out to be a pet lefty cause?


Robyn George Andrews has a paradigm shaker: if we could just keep girls in school, and give them contrac­eption — droughts, floods and nasty storms will go away. I wonder if condoms are better than the pill for climate control?

Andrews seems to think…

2018-02-19 18:29

@Watts Up With That?: Once again, climate scien­tists use a single tree to define global change

From Keele Unive­rsity and the “It’s like deja vu all over again”  d­epartment with the leader of the “ship of fools” thrown in for comic relief. Long-​time WUWT readers surely remember the single “Most influe­ntial tree in the world” from the Yamal fiasco, where the “signal” in one tree (YAD06) biased an entire paper with a…

2018-02-19 18:27

@Climate Scepticism: Global Cooling? Or Global Warming Briefly Interr­upted?

  OK, I’m going to talk about global cooling: cue, derisive laughter from Climate Scepti­cism’s troll-​like AGW-​convinced readers. I’m also – wait for it – going to talk specif­ically about global cooling due to a Maunder Minimum type decline in solar activity: cue almost insane high-​pitched babbling from the ‘it’s not the sun, stupid’ ranks ……

2018-02-19 18:10

@Junkscience: JAMA editor reneges on commi­tment to review Harvard PM2.5 study for misconduct

Dr. Howard Bauchner, you lied to me. No worries. though. You just confirmed that I am correct about PM2.5 and that the EPA-​Harvard-​NEJM-​JAMA PM2.5 cabal is engaged in major science fraud. Readers of JunkScie­nce.com know that Harvard’s science fraud-​fueled resear­chers published yet another PM2.5 study in the Journal of the American Medical Associ­ation (JAMA) on …

2018-02-19 18:02

@Climate Scepticism: Brad at Jo’s

Brad Keyes is too shy to mention it himself, but he has the second chapter of his defin­itive history of the climate debate up at JoNova’s http://jo­annenova.­com.au/20­18/02/the-​illusion-​of-​debate-​a-​history-​of-​the-​climate-​issue-​part-​2-​2009-​2011/

2018-02-19 17:40

@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

2018-02-19 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 …

2018-02-19 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

2018-02-19 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…

2018-02-19 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 …

2018-02-19 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…

2018-02-19 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 …

2018-02-19 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

2018-02-19 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

2018-02-19 11:18

@No Frakking Consensus: Jordan Peterson: Making Me Laugh

Taking a fresh look at some fundam­ental moral ideas.

2018-02-19 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…

2018-02-19 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…

2018-02-19 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, …

2018-02-19 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.…

2018-02-19 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…

2018-02-19 07:05