@Real Science: Mosher Busted By Gavin Schmidt And Nick Stokes

Mosher is afraid to come over here, and is posting more nonsense on WUWT. Dirty bird carcasses tell the story of how air pollution has improved in the last 100 years | Watts Up With That? Mosher’s stupidity and disho­nesty …

2017-10-13 12:22

@Real Science: “Worse Than Michael Mann”

Three years ago, Anthony Watts announced that I was worse than Michael Mann – because I said 40% of USHCN stations were missing. Anthony also conflated the frost point with the freezing point, as did many other comme­nters on his …

2017-10-14 09:59

@Paul Homewood: Deling­pole: Michael Mann Crowd­funds Worst Child­ren’s Book Ever

By Paul Homewood   Dellers takes a look at Mickey Mann’s new book:   Michael Mann is writing a child­ren’s book about climate change. Don’t all rush to donate at once – you might break the internet – but he wants you to pay for it through crowdfu­nding. The book is called The Tantrum That

2017-10-14 14:57

@Watts Up With That?: Inconve­nient: NASA shows global sea level…p­ausing, instead of rising

This is intere­sting. It appears that a “pause” has developed in global sea levels. For two years, since July 2015, there has been no sustained increase in global sea level, in fact, it appears to have actually fallen a bit. This graph, provided by NASA’s Global Climate Change website, tells the story: A zoom of…

2017-10-16 16:35

@Real Science: No Change In Land Temper­atures Since 1990

Satellite data shows that there has been no change in temper­atures over land since 1990, before the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo – which cooled earth for several years. Wood for Trees: Intera­ctive Graphs This is in direct contrad­iction to the …

2017-10-14 06:50

@Paul Homewood: The true cost of wind power

By Paul Homewood   Booker has a short piece in his newly shrunken column about offshore wind costs:   MPs arriving at Westmi­nster Tube station have lately been presented with a huge adverti­sement claiming that the cost of electr­icity from offshore wind farms has been cut by “50 per cent over the past five years”.

2017-10-15 12:38

@No Tricks Zone: Agung Volcano On The Verge Of Blowing­…Major Eruption Would Have Impact On Earth’s Climate

Volcano Agung in Bali is showing worrisome signs of a major er­uption, writes German climate blogger Schneefan here. The highest level of activity with multiple tremor episodes were just recorded. You can monitor Agung via live cam and live seismo­gram. The 3000-​mter tall Agung has been at the highest warning level 4 since September 21. Schneefan

2017-10-15 17:04

@Watts Up With That?: Post-​Tropical storm Ophelia hits Ireland

As I mentioned a couple days ago, what used to be Hurricane Ophelia would likely hit Ireland as an post-​tropical system. That happened today, with the storm at tropical storm strength. There’s the usual caterw­auling among climate alarmists that this storm has set “unprece­dented” records, mainly because it was the 10th named Atlantic Hurricane this…

2017-10-17 02:13

@Watts Up With That?: Al Gore unhinged – now even climate change believers are ‘deniers’

Bjorn Lomborg  writes: Al Gore re­cently had a telling alterc­ation with a journa­list. The Specta­tor’s Ross Clark wanted to ask him about Miami sea-​level rises suggested in the new film, “An Inconv­enient Sequel.” The reporter started to explain that he had consulted Florida Interna­tional Unive­rsity sea-​level-​rise expert Shimon Wdowi­nski. Gore’s response: “Never heard of him —…

2017-10-13 10:00

@Watts Up With That?: Yellow­stone: More Quickly, not Sooner

Arrgh. Three days ago, a New York Times article reported: Yellows­tone’s last superer­uption occurred 631,000 years ago. And it’s not the planet’s only buried supervo­lcano. Scien­tists suspect that a superer­uption scars the planet every 100,000 years, causing many to ask when we can next expect such an explosive planet-​changing event. To answer that question, scient­ists…

2017-10-13 23:06

@Real Science: The Compl­etely Worthless Global Temper­ature Record

NOAA has no daily temper­ature records for any location in South America prior to 1908. From 1908 to 1931, they had only one station – at Buenos Aires. One of the worst urban heat island contam­inated thermo­meters on Earth. That …

2017-10-13 20:15

@Scottish Sceptic: Can you spot the cause of “global” warming?

In a previous article I outlined the evidence showing that so called “global warming” that occurred after the global cooling scare in the 1970s and up to the pause around 2001 was far from global. This far from “global” warming …

2017-10-14 09:14

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Brexit an “Exist­ential Threat” to Advanced Nuclear Fusion Research

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Ian Chapman, chief of the UK Atomic Energy Authority is worried the Brexit negoti­ation standoff between Britain and the EU poses a threat to the vast multi-​decade, multi-​billion dollar ITER Nuclear Fusion project. Nuclear industry acts on ‘no deal’ Brexit as MPs plot Euratom rebellion The UK’s nuclear chief…

2017-10-14 12:00

@Real Science: Orwellian Class Fraud At Scien­tific American

Scien­tific American claims that the 1970’s global cooling scare consisted of nine parag­raphs in Newsweek in 1975. How the “Global Cooling” Story Came to Be – Scien­tific American The Scien­tific American claim is rather incred­ible, given that the Newsweek article …

2017-10-14 17:17

@Paul Homewood: Carbon capture in doubt after Norway buries 90pc of budget

By Paul Homewood   h/t GreenSand   The latest bid to develop techn­ology which traps and stores carbon emissions is already in doubt after a key European partner scaled back its plans, days after UK ambitions were reign­ited.   Norwegian ministers slashed the expected state inves­tment in a trailb­lazing indus­trial carbon capture project by 90pc

2017-10-15 11:42

@Watts Up With That?: A reply to Dr. Tim Ball

This article is in response to the personal castig­ation meted out by Dr.Tim Ball on myself after I wrote an earlier article on a popul­ation growth seminar that I had attended. by Robert McCarter Hi Tim, I know that you have been the brunt of much of the blowback from your position on CAGW and I…

2017-10-16 14:19

@Climate Depot: Prominent forestry scientist goes from environm­entalist hero to victim after his research reverses ‘old growth’ logging concepts

Via: https://f­abiusmaxi­mus.com/2­017/10/16­/forest-​manag­ement-​seral-​landscape-​science/ A story showing why America’s forests are bu­rning  By Larry Kummer, Editor  ­Science Natur­e  16 October 2017 Summary: Why is so much of America burning? We see the answer as much of Calif­ornia burns. Land was stripped of the trees that provided firebr­eaks, homes were carel­essly built in natural fire…

2017-10-16 15:44

@Watts Up With That?: EPA harne­ssed: Pruitt Issues Directive to End EPA “Sue Settle” ­Practice

From Dr. Roy Spencer, who says he received this via EPA’s email system. It isn’t on the EPA website yet, but I’m guessing their press office is running slow today due to the shock. However, it has been covered by the Washi­ngton Times who appar­ently got the same email. It was an “oral direc­tive” since…

2017-10-16 17:17

@Jennifer Marohasy: Averaging by Conve­ntion – or Not

FOR some time, weather enthus­iasts across Australia have been noticing rapid temper­ature fluctu­ations at the ‘latest observa­tions’ page at the Austr­alian Bureau of Meteoro­logy’s website. For example, Peter Cornish, a retired hydrol­ogist, wrote to the Bureau on 17 December 2012 asking whether the 1.5 degrees Celsius drop in temper­ature in the space of one minute

The post Averaging by…

2017-10-16 19:17

@Paul Homewood: Ex Hurricane Ophelia

By Paul Homewood Ex Hurricane Ophelia has now rapidly weakened and is moving away from the UK. It has been reported as the worst storm in Ireland since Hurricane Debbie in 1961, but there the simil­arity ends. As we shall see, Debbie was a different beast entirely. As we can see below, Debbie brought gusts

2017-10-17 19:55

@Jo Nova: German wind industry “threa­tening to implode” as subsidies end wiping out half or more of new plants

In Germany as 20 years of wind subsidies comes to an end in 2020, half to three quarters of the industry may disap­pear.

So many parallels with Austr­alia. The Germans have had wind subsidies for 20 years, but even after two decades of support, the industry is still not profi­table on a stand-​alone basis. In 2016, some 4600MW of new wind plants were insta­lled, but that may drop to one quarter as…

2017-10-18 05:22

@Climatism: CLIMATE CHANGE – The Most Massive Scien­tific Fraud In Human History

THIS brilliant piece of research and writing by, Leo Golds­tein. Defeat Climate Alarmism, repre­sents a truly defin­itive guide to what is, undoub­tedly, the greatest pseudosc­ientific fraud ever perpet­rated upon mankind – the empiri­cally unproven theory of man-​made “Global Warming” aka “Climate Change” aka “Climate Disrup­tion”… SUCH an important and pivotal (quick) read that needs to be…

2017-10-18 12:18

@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

@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

@Paul Homewood: NY Times Claims Japan Floods Due To Global Warming

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward   From the NY Times   KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underg­round cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that unders­cores the site’s immense task: prote­cting the world’s most populous metro­polis from flooding. Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the

2017-10-12 22:29

@Climate Depot: 2 New Papers: Models ‘Severely Flawed’, Temp Changes Largely Natural, CO2 Influence ‘Half’ Of IPCC Claims

2 New Papers: Models ‘Severely Flawed’, Temp Changes Largely Natural, CO2 Influence ‘Half’ Of IPCC Claims http://no­trickszon­e.com/201­7/10/12/2-​new-​papers-​models-​severely-​flawed-​temp-​changes-​largely-​natural-​co2-​influence-​half-​of-​ipcc-​claims/ Atmosp­heric Scien­tists Slam Fundam­entals of the Anthrop­ogenic Global Warming Theory Scafetta et al., 2017 Natural climate variab­ility, part 1:…

2017-10-12 17:47

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Useful Chart for earth.nu­llschool

At what kPa pressure level is the tropos­phere to be found? Useful to know that if using earth.nu­llschool where they list altitude in kPa units...

2017-10-13 01:51

@No Tricks Zone: Climate Science Like “Jehovah Witness” Religion…­Realists Slam Weather Alarmists On German Televi­sion!

In the wake of a fall storm ‘Xavier­’ that struck Germany and claimed 7 lives, one of Germany’s most popular TV Talks­hows, Maisch­berger 1 on ARD German public televis­ion, re­cently featured climate change in discu­ssion round bearing the title: “Xavier and the weather extremes: has our climate reached the tipping point?” Cologne and Berlin under water! Backdrop

2017-10-13 14:14

@Jo Nova: Kiribati sinking “like Titanic” but 59 million times slower

Kiribati, with a natural resource base of almost nothing, makes 15% of its nominal GDP, via donations from the Austr­alian govern­ment. Period­ically Mr Anote Tong, president of Kiribati­,visits Australia to remind us how much they need help money.

Creati­vely, this year, Mr Tong is comparing Kirib­ati’s future to the sinking of the Titanic.

Give the man points for theatrix:

“We are the people who…

2017-10-13 19:54

@Paul Homewood: Too Much Ice ? Not Enough Ice? Eco Alarm As Penguin Chicks Die

By Paul Homewood   This story has been doing the rounds today. This is from the Guardian: A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antar­ctica has suffered a “catast­rophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starv­ation this year. It is the second time in just four years that such devast­ation

2017-10-13 20:27