@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

@American Elephants: Going Wild — The Knepp Wildland

Do watch this short video. It will enrich your day. Eighteen years ago, Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell turned their 3,500-​acre farm in West Sussex, England, into a massive outdoor labora­tory. They decided to cede control of their land to nature and watched it slowly grow wild again. Now, at what they call Knepp Wildland, […]

2018-08-20 05:52

@No Tricks Zone: RSS Suspected Of “Serious Data Doping”, German Scien­tists Say…”V­alues Fudged To Fit Models”!

Serious Climate Doping Suspicion Against RSS: Satellite Temper­atures Raised One And Half Tenths Of A Degree By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahre­nholt (Translat­ed/edited by P Gosselin) Temper­atures can be measured from the ground and from satell­ites. Satellite data have two versions, UAH and RSS. The version of UAH (Unive­rsity of Alabama, Huntsv­ille) makes a […]

2018-08-19 16:03

@Paul Homewood: The Holocene Climate Optimum

By Paul Homewood Booker commented the other day how one scientist claimed last week that we now have “the highest temper­atures on Earth since the last ice age”. The BBC failed to even challenge this state­ment. This certainly is not the first time I have heard claims (pres­ented as fact) to this effect. […]

2018-08-19 22:02

@Paul Homewood: The Shape of British Summers To Come?

By Paul Homewood A reminder from Paul Matthews about how our expert climate scien­tists used to predict cool, wet summers, (because of Arctic warming, natura­lly!): Following this summer’s long heat wave, with weeks of hot sunny weather and hardly a drop of rain, there’s been a lot of talk about whether this is […]

2018-08-20 20:39

@Climate Depot: Group that used children as litigious climate pawns gets shot down by judge

Group that used children as litigious climate pawns gets shot down by judge https://w­attsupwit­hthat.com­/2018/08/­16/group-​that-​used-​children-​as-​climate-​pawns-​in-​court-​gets-​shot-​down-​by-​judge/ Washi­ngton judge throws out child­ren’s climate change lawsuit by John Siciliano A judge in Washi­ngton state on Tuesday dismissed a climate change lawsuit filed against the state by a group of child…

2018-08-20 20:12

@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

@Real Science: Advances In Climate Science Since the 16th Century

None. In Shakesp­eare’s time, it was assumed that human actions affected weather Symbolism of Weather in Macbeth by Dominic Denofrio on Prezi

2018-08-19 20:30

@Watts Up With That?: Climate Claim: “All Available Options Should be Assessed” for Reducing Popul­ation Growth

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Scienc­eMag, the issue of Climate Change is now so urgent that all available options should be consi­dered to reduce popul­ation growth in fast growing regions like Sub-​saharan Africa. Global warming policy: Is popul­ation left out in the cold? John Bongaarts 1, Brian C. O’Neill 2,3 1 Popul­ation Council,…

2018-08-20 02:26

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Volcano eruptions at different latitudes impact sea surface temper­ature differ­ently

Intere­sting results from this research into where and how volcanoes might fit into the oceans/­climate picture. Volcanic eruptions are among the most important natural causes of climate change, playing a leading role over the past millen­nium, says Phys.org. Injec­tions of sulfate aerosols into the lower strato­sphere reduce the incoming solar radia­tion, in turn cooling the […]

2018-08-20 09:58

@No Frakking Consensus: Trump, Censo­rship Media Bias

Journa­lists can't seem to help themse­lves. Every blessed thing gets twisted.

2018-08-20 12:01

@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…

2018-08-20 08:00

@Real Science: In Climate Science, No Correl­ation Is Causation

In the US, the frequency of 95F (35C) days has dropped sharply since the 1930’s. There is some correl­ation between the frequency of 95 degree days, and the average annual maximum temper­ature. There is good correl­ation between the frequency of …

2018-08-20 04:57

@Paul Homewood: Mad Scientist Wants To Spend £400bn To Refreeze The Arctic

By Paul Homewood Feeding time for the fruit­loops who read the Guardian! Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problems that now beset the Arctic. He and a team of colle­agues from Arizona State Unive­rsity want to replenish the region’s shrinking sea ice – by building 10 million […]

2018-08-20 14:14

@Paul Homewood: What Michael Howard Forgot To Tell You!

By Paul Homewood A couple of pointed replies to Michael Howard’s ridic­ulous article last week in the Mail: Adverti­sements

2018-08-20 16:01

@Paul Homewood: Hot Summer? Blame It On Melting Arctic Ice!

By Paul Homewood Yet more junk science from the Guardian! Summer weather patterns are increa­singly likely to stall in Europe, North America and parts of Asia, according to a new climate study that explains why Arctic warming is making heatwaves elsewhere more persi­stent and dange­rous. Rising temper­atures in the Arctic have slowed […]

2018-08-20 18:30

@Jo Nova: As the leade­rship crisis engulfs the Austr­alian Govern­ment…

Turnbull braces for leade­rship challenge

Simon Benson, Geoff Chambers, The Australian

Malcolm Turnbull has lost the confi­dence of half of his Liberal Party cabinet colle­agues as the Prime Minis­ter’s backers admit they are bracing for a leade­rship challenge from Home Affairs Minister and leading Queen­sland conser­vative Peter Dutton.

As the leade­rship crisis engulfs the govern­ment, sources…

2018-08-20 17:07

@Watts Up With That?: Observing glaciers in “real time”

From ETH Zurich and the “slow as molasses in winter” depart­ment. Hot summers cause glaciers to melt. That not only changes the makeup of the landscape and hence the maps of Switze­rland, it also affects every area of society. A new, dynamic glacier inventory makes the impact of climate change and the changing landscape visible.…

2018-08-20 16:53

@Judith Curry: Uncert­ainty in climate projec­tions

by Judith Curry My article Climate Uncert­ainty and Risk has now been published in the Summer 2018 edition of CLIVAR Variat­ions. About the U.S. CLIVAR program: US Climate Variab­ility and Predict­ability (CLIVAR) is a national research program with a mission …

2018-08-20 20:40

@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

@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

@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


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