@Watts Up With That?: “Pseudo­science is embraced, it might be argued, in exact propo­rtion as real science is misunder­stood”… Except in the case of climate change.

Guest post by David Middleton This item on Real Clear Science caught my eye today… What Causes Science Denial?  Steven Novella, Neurol­ogica Blog Dr. Novella discussed another paper which found that skept­icism of the so-​called scien­tific consensus regarding climate change cannot be explained by a lack of scien­tific liter­acy.  (The other recent paper was discussed…

2017-12-05 17:48

@Paul Homewood: Mayors Go It Alone On Climate But Ignore The Real Problems

By Paul Homewood     A dose of welcome reality from our friends at CFACT:   Mayors from 51 cities from across the U.S. and around the world are meeting in Chicago to hear from former President Obama and sign a document they are calling the"Ch­icago Climate Charter."  President Trump announced his intention to

2017-12-05 22:19

@Real Science: Weather Vs. Climate In The UK

Climate experts say it is impos­sible to forecast snow in the UK more than three days in advance. Why you shouldn’t believe a UK snow forecast more than three days ahead – Liam Dutton – Channel 4 News On the …

2017-12-06 08:45

@Watts Up With That?: An interview with Dr. Susan Crockford on the Harvey et al. attack paper over polar bear research

As many readers know, there was a erroneous and malicious paper recently published by The journal Biosc­ience titled I­nternet blogs, polar bears, and climate-​change denial by proxy, (Harvey et al. 2017) c­overed here and here by WUWT, along with a request for retra­ction here. The person who was the focus of the 14 authors of the Harvey…

2017-12-07 08:01

@No Tricks Zone: Time Running Out For Global Warming Hoaxs­ters… 7 New Studies Show Large Parts Of Globe Cooling!

Recently I wrote about 7 signs showing that the earth has been cooling and likely will continue to cool. To back this up, Kenneth Richards commented in a reply that this year has seen 7 new peer-​reviewed papers that show us that the earth’s surface temper­ature at the poles and elsewhere has been cooling since

2017-12-08 16:47

@Real Science: Latest Pictures From The Ice-​Free Arctic

Almost the entire Arctic was covered by clouds yesterday (incl­uding Green­land) but I found a few breaks in the clouds over Canada and the Hudson Bay.

2017-12-10 09:33

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Why you shouldn’t believe a UK snow forecast more than three days ahead

TV weather presenter Liam Dutton runs through some of the pitfalls awaiting UK foreca­sters. Predi­cting snow in the UK is difficult and weather computer models rarely get it right more than a few days ahead. But why is this the case? The past week has seen Arctic air and snow affect the UK, and with

2017-12-05 16:09

@Watts Up With That?: The SI for the Harvey et al. attack paper on Dr. Susan Crockf­ord’s polar bear views

While the journal still has not released the Supplem­entary inform­ation (SI) file for the Harvey et al. paper, viewable here. I have a copy of the SI here that lists the blogs used (45 on each side of the issue) and the method­ology. After some prodding on his blog and on Twitter, co-​author Bart Verheggen…

2017-12-05 19:33

@Watts Up With That?: The Polar Vortex Returns: Massive cold wave headed for Eastern half of US, Florida

We’ve been watching this for a few days, and the forecast seems to be solidi­fying. Dr. Ryan Maue has some of the latest projec­tions for snow and cold in the eastern USA. He notes: Over next 6-​days, pattern locks in … Pacific ridge vs. Eastern US trough. Watching the main event #Polar­Vortex over Hudson Bay…

2017-12-06 16:13

@Watts Up With That?: Another ‘worse than we thought’ study: Warming to be 15% worse than worst case scenario

From the ‘scare tactical modeling’ depar­tment comes this press release today, which has been circul­ating to news media until the embargo lifted this morning. You’ll see all sorts of caterw­auling from the usual media outlets about how global warming is even worse now, and the future looks grim. Of course, the back story is pretty…

2017-12-06 17:58

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Adding Fudge Factors Makes Climate Models Scarier

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – Climate models do a poor job of reprod­ucing observed climate. But climate scien­tists seem to think they can produce more accurate projec­tions by adding fudge factors to their models, to force better agreement between models and observa­tions. The most accurate climate change models predict the most…

2017-12-07 03:15

@Paul Homewood: New Govt Rules May Cripple New Battery Storage Projects

By Paul Homewood   It looks like the gover­nment has finally woken up to the inconv­enient realities about energy storage. From PEI: The UK has announced changes to its capacity market auctions that could signifi­cantly reduce the number of new energy storage projects able to partic­ipate. The changes, announced today by the Depar­tment for Business,

2017-12-07 10:10

@Watts Up With That?: Case closed – malicious WUWT troll sees police show up at his door

Somet­imes, you just have to fight back. This is a personal note that goes along with the recent news of the bullying of Dr. Susan Crockford and Dr. Judith Curry. Thanks to the Chico Police Depar­tment and officer Jim Parrott, I learned today that we were able to shut down a person living in Windsor…

2017-12-08 02:08

@Watts Up With That?: Some of the most encour­aging graphs about the human condition you’ll ever see

Despite all the fear-​mongering over the condition of our planet as well as the human condi­tion, there is encour­aging news. Dina D. Pomeranz writes on Twitter: (h/t to Steve McIntyre) This figure is quite amazing. Never ever before has the world changed as it has from 1990 to 2015. Here’s another: There’s a lot of…

2017-12-08 11:30

@American Elephants: Mark Steyn on Proble­matic Speech and Free Speech.

Mark Steyn had a long legal battle with the Canadian Human Rights Commi­ssion nearly ten years ago about free speech, for the Canadian Human Rights Commi­ssion believes that free speech does not include words with which they disagree. They had the force of law behind them, and the descent into totalita­rianism is not far behind.

2017-12-09 04:27

@Climate Depot: Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

To climate change fanatics, polar bears facing extin­ction are the eye candy for the worldwide call for action on global warming. Turns out there are too many of them now. Source: Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

2017-12-08 19:55

@No Tricks Zone: Trump: Paris Climate Accord “One Of The Great Catastr­ophes” …But Leaves Door Open For New Deal

President Donald Trump once again rejected “global govern­ance” and rigid multi-​nation trade deals before a packed and highly enthusias­tic rally in Pensa­cola, Florida, yeste­rday. Donald Trump leaves door wide open to a fair climate deal. Photo credit: Shealah Craig­head, public domain photo. The US President re-​empha­sized the impor­tance of American national sovere­ignty and indepe­ndence from…

2017-12-09 11:49

@Real Science: The 97% Consensus Of Brainless Forecasts By Climate Scientists

Alex Hill, the chief gover­nment adviser with the Met Office, told The Scotsman there was no future for skiing in Scotland because climate change would see winters become too warm for regular snowfall. The Scotsman  February 10, 2009 Ten years …

2017-12-10 09:16

@Watts Up With That?: Starving polar bears are the fake news face of climate change

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. 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…

2017-12-11 08:30

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

A shock to the system for many Europeans after years of being told that the world is supposed to be warming at an alarming rate, so they must pay billions for decades to try and buy a ‘better’ climate. The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday, while more than 300

2017-12-11 10:18

@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

@Watts Up With That?: Tamino

I was notified by a friend that Tamino is slagging Anthony and me over at his blog, where I was banned from comme­nting years ago because I pointed out some unwanted facts to him. Of course, Tamino is still free to comment here, we don’t censor the views we might disagree with—t­hat’s science. To begin…

2017-12-05 00:18

@Watts Up With That?: Global Temper­ature Report: November 2017

From UAH and Dr. John Christy Global temper­atures drop; November still warm Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade November temper­atures (prelim­inary) Global composite temp.: +0.36 C (about 0.65 degrees Fahren­heit) above 30-​year average for November. Northern Hemisp­here: +0.33 C (about 0.59 degrees Fahren­heit) above 30-​year average for November. Southern Hemisp­here:…

2017-12-05 04:45

@Watts Up With That?: The 1970s Global Cooling Scare (and how the warming scare could not have happened withou­t it)

Guest essay by Bernie Lewin This is the second post drawing on themes raised in the book Searching for the Catast­rophe Signal. See a previous post on WUWT here. Forty-​five years ago today, two geolo­gists penned a letter to the president of the United States warning that the rocky decent into the next ice age…

2017-12-05 08:01

@Paul Homewood: ‘Adjust­ments’ To Create Spurious Sea Level Rise Have Now Infected The PSMSL Tide Gauge Data

By Paul Homewood   NoTricks brings news of a new scien­tific study which uncovers more skulldu­ggery, this time with tidal gauge data:   In a new paper published in Earth Systems and Enviro­nment this month, Austr­alian scien­tists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier uncover evidence that Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) overseers

2017-12-05 11:29

@Paul Homewood: Fake Claims About Bird Extinc­tions

By Paul Homewood   This is another perennial scare:   Rare breeding birds are becoming increa­singly vulne­rable to extin­ction in the UK due to climate change, a new report reveals. Species such as dotterel, whimbrel, common scoter and Slavonian grebe are all said to be in danger, based on projec­tions around the impact of global

2017-12-05 19:05

@Watts Up With That?: New batteries for EV’s use “rust” for power storage

Renais­sance of the Iron–Air Battery Jülich resear­chers show charging and discha­rging reactions during operation with nanometre precision Jülich, 3 November 2017 – Iron–air batteries promise a consid­erably higher energy density than present-​day lithium-​ion batte­ries. In addition, their main consti­tuent – iron – is an abundant and therefore cheap material. Scien­tists from…

2017-12-05 22:56

@Watts Up With That?: Retra­ction request for Harvey et al. attack paper on Dr. Susan Crockford

Retra­ction request to Biosci­ence: FOIA emails document another harsh criticism of Amstrup’s 2007 polar bear ­model Essay by Dr. Susan Crockford (repub­lished from her website https://po­larbearsci­ence.com )on Retra­ction request to Biosci­ence: FOIA emails document another harsh criticism of Amstrup’s 2007 polar bear ­model Today I sent a letter to the editors of the journal Biosci­ence…

2017-12-06 02:34

@Polar Bear Science: Retra­ction request to Biosci­ence: FOIA emails document another harsh criticism of Amstrup’s 2007 polar bear model

Today I sent a letter to the editors of the journal Biosc­ience reque­sting retra­ction of the shoddy and malicious paper by Harvey et al. (Internet blogs, polar bears, and climate-​change denial by proxy) published online last week. The letter reveals …

2017-12-05 23:48

@Climate Scepticism: Susan Crockford on the decline of the polar bear icon

Here at CliScep we are gutted that our blog did not make the list of “AGW denying blogs” provided by the lying fraud­sters top scien­tists behind the recent smear job on Susan Crock­ford. The reason seems to be that we have not been enthusia­stically promoting her excellent work debunking the polar bear scare as some …

2017-12-05 17:55