@Jo Nova: Matt Ridley on Brexit: Brits should give foreign aid to EU (with strings) as parting gift

Matt Ridley writes the letter Theresa May should send to the EU

For 40 years Britain has propped up the EU with nothing in return but compl­aints and insults.

The fifth biggest economy in the world can offer foreign aid to the failing EU but on the same terms as other needy states.


Dear Angela, Emmanuel and others (cc Donald,…

2017-12-12 08:59

@Real Science: Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 15% Over The Past Decade

Arctic sea ice volume is up 15% from a decade ago, and the area of the Arctic covered with thick ice has massively expanded . 2007   2017 Summer minimum ice extent has increased over the past decade. masie_4km­_allyears­_extent_s­qkm.csv Greenl­and’s surface …

Today: 10:05

@Paul Homewood: Don’t Bank On Solar Power In Winter!

By Paul Homewood     Wait till the Health Safety Stasi see this!   The renewable lobby would like you to believe that solar power is an important part of our future energy strategy. But they don’t tell you just how little power is produced during winter months, at the time when demand is

2017-12-11 20:00

@Real Science: Freezing 97% Of Britain To Death

On the coldest morning of the winter so far, wind and solar have collapsed and are producing only 3% of Britain’s energy. The sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing. Live monit­oring of the UK electr­icity National Grid The …

2017-12-12 08:34

@Paul Homewood: Matt Ridley On The BBC’s Blue Planet

By Paul Homewood   An honest asses­sment of the BBC’s Blue Planet II from the ever perce­ptive Matt Ridley:   Nothing that Hollywood sci-​fi screenw­riters dream up for outer space begins to rival the beauty and ingenuity of life under water right here. Blue Planet II captured behaviour that was new to science as well

2017-12-12 11:05

@Climate Scepticism: Ongoing ignorance of experts 4

Want the good news or the bad news? Trick question. It’s either both or nothing. To get us started, here’s a tweet from a Greenie today telling us some good news: Those who campaign in defence of science mustn't engage in pseudos­cience. Emotive bear footage + narrative from campai­gners was picked up uncrit­ically by media… …

2017-12-12 17:19

@Watts Up With That?: NOAA’s Arctic report card released at #AGU17

Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades Despite relat­ively cool summer tempera­tures, observ­ations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environ­mental system has reached a ‘new normal’, charact­erized by long-​term losses in the extent and thickness of the sea ice cover, the extent and duration of the…

Today: 00:24

@Paul Homewood: The Truth Behind Sea Legacy

By Paul Homewood   Even the BBC seem to have woken up to the Sea Legacy scam: It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-​eastern Canada. Exhau­sted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, event­ually trying to eat some discarded seating foam among rubbish humans have left. Polar

Today: 11:47

@Watts Up With That?: On the ‘IPCC climate model’

Guest essay by Dr. Antero Ollila WUWT previ­ously published my essay on the Semi Empirical Climate Model’ on the 21st of November. In that essay I used the term “IPCC climate model” and I received some comments saying that the “IPCC has no climate model”. I under­stand this argument, because IPCC should not have any models according…

2017-12-12 06:43

@No Tricks Zone: Driving Electric Vehicles In China Increases CO2 Emissions­…Driving Gasoline Vehicles In China Reduces CO2 Emissions

Electric Vehicle Emissions 27-​50% Greater Than Internal Combu­stion Engine Vehicles Image:­ Qiao et al., 2017 Sales of electric vehicles (EV) in China have exploded in recent years. According to the New York Times (October, 2017), between 2014 and 2017, annual EV purchases by China’s citizens more than doubled, from 145,000 in 2014 to 295,000 (proje­cted) for

2017-12-11 13:57

@Clive Best: November temper­ature down 0.04C

My value for the November global average temper­ature is 0.65C, down 0.04C since October. The yearly average for 2017 ( 11 months) is now 0.73C making it equal to 2015 and 0.1C cooler than 2016. These are based on Spherical …

2017-12-11 13:26

@Polar Bear Science: Biosc­ience paper and starving polar bear follow-​up

Between the two stories (the attack by my colle­agues and the starving polar bear hype), views at my blog have gone through the roof and one Arctic biologist speaks out on what SeaLegacy folks should have done when they saw …

2017-12-11 17:27

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Biosc­ience paper and starving polar bear follow-​up

Origi­nally posted on polarbea­rscience : Between the two stories (the attack by my colle­agues and the starving polar bear hype), views at my blog have gone through the roof and one Arctic biologist speaks out on what SeaLegacy folks should have done when they saw a starving polar bear on Baffin Island this summer. For the…

2017-12-12 09:09

@Climate Depot: Former NASA GISS Scien­tist: Angie, Clever Hans, Pope Frank, and a Climate-​Contr­olled World

By Dr. Duane Thresher At one point in her political rise, Angie became Minister for the Enviro­nment. Here she learned the power that can be had by prete­nding to protect the world from global warming (just another prote­ction racket). As Se­nator Ted Cruz ­says, global warming is all about political power: “[Global warming is] about power and

2017-12-12 21:08

@Real Science: Greenland Temper­atures Declining For A Century

Before NOAA data tampe­ring, temper­atures at the capital of Greenland have been declining for a century. Data.­GISS: GISS Surface Temper­ature Analysis But to be fair, temper­atures have actually been declining for at least 1,000 years – when Vikings farms were …

2017-12-12 21:30

@Watts Up With That?: What we learned from the eclipse at #AGU17

On Dec. 11, 2017, at AGU 2017, six resear­chers discussed initial findings based on observ­ations of the Sun and on Earth gathered during the solar eclipse that stretched across North America on Aug. 21, 2017. Ranging from new inform­ation about the way the Sun’s atmos­phere generates heat, to how the dip in solar energy affected…

Today: 08:01

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Shark-​spotting drones on patrol at Austr­alian beaches

Before anyone asks – ‘UTS are also adapting the emerging techn­ology to spot croco­diles for a program in northern Austra­lia.’ High-​tech shark-​spotting drones are patro­lling dozens of Austr­alian beaches this summer to quickly identify under­water predators and deliver safety devices to swimmers and surfers faster than tradit­ional lifesa­vers, reports Phys.org. As hundreds of people lined…

Today: 10:00

@Master Resource: WSJ Letter: ‘Some Inconv­enient Truths of Wind and Solar’


Letters-​to-​the-​editor are an effective way to commun­icate ideas. They are brief and to the point, appealing to the shortened attention spans that most readers have experi­enced.

Letter writing can be the best return on a policy writer’s invest­ment. The King of the practice is Donald Boudreaux , Professor of Economics at George Mason Unive­rsity (see his many titles and affili­ations here ).

Today: 07:00

@Watts Up With That?: Hubble’s Messier celestial snow globe

From the NASA/G­ODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79, or M79, located 41,000 light-​years from Earth,…

Today: 11:59

@Watts Up With That?: In an attempt to prove climate change creates more severe weather, scien­tists resort to ‘p-​hacking’

From the “If your exper­iment needs statis­tics, you ought to have done a better experi­ment. Ernest Ruther­ford” depart­ment. From the American Meteoro­logical Society via press release: AMS TO RELEASE REPORT EX­PLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2016 New research links notable weathe­r and climate events to human influence The American Meteoro­logical Society is releasing the strongest evidence yet…

Today: 16:45

@No Tricks Zone: Weak Solar Activity And La Nina Forebode Cooling Temper­atures For The Months Ahead

The Sun in November 2017 By Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahre­nholt (Trans­lated and edited by P Gosselin) In November the sun was unusually quiet with respect to activity. The observed sunspot number (SSN) was merely 5.7, which is only 14% of what is typically normal for month number 108 into the cycle. The current

Today: 13:53

@Climate Depot: Starving polar bears: the fake news face of climate change

Posted by Larry Kummer, Editor Summary: Climate activists have made polar bears “the face of cl­imate change.” This week we see how they have done so: with fake news. That they do so instead of relying on science tells us much about them — and why they have achieved so few policy changes after 30 years of

2017-12-12 20:45

@Climate Depot: NOAA and NASA Admit the Sun NOT CO2 is Causing the Arctic Sea Ice to Disappear

NOAA and NASA Admit the Sun NOT CO2 is Causing the Arctic Sea Ice to Disappear https://co­2islife.wo­rdpress.co­m/2017/12/­13/noaa-​and-​nasa-​admit-​the-​sun-​not-​co2-​is-​causing-​the-​arctic-​sea-​ice-​to-​disap­pear/ The above video from NOAA clearly ident­ifies warmer arctic oceans as the cause of the thinning and shrinking of the Arctic Sea Ice. NASA’ Goddard’s Institute for Space Studies explains that…

Today: 18:05

@Paul Homewood: Daily Telegraph Falls For Lord Deben’s Extreme Weather Scare

By Paul Homewood   https://uk­.linkedin.­com/in/ash­leyjkirk   To the long list of naive young Telegraph journa­lists, we can add the name of Ashley Kirk. Last week he penned an article called “What is Britain doing to tackle flooding in the face of extreme weather? “ (Unfort­unately behind the paywall). Appar­ently primed by Lord Deben, he goes

Today: 19:15