@Watts Up With That?: BREAKING: Tim Ball’s free-​speech victory over Andrew Weaver – all charges dismissed!

I got word tonight from David Ball, son of Dr. Tim Ball via Facebook messe­nger: This morning the judge dismissed all charges in the lawsuit brought against Tim by BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver. It is a great victory for free speech. At the moment, I have no other details, but will update as…

2018-02-14 05:40

@Paul Homewood: Britain’s Energy Security Is At Risk–But It’s Not From Putin

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward From GWPF: Britain’s electr­icity market is increa­singly slanted in favour of importing more electr­icity from Europe and against securing inves­tment in new power plants at home. Billions of pounds of domestic energy plant inves­tment have conseq­uently been put at risk, which will undermine the future security of supply

2018-02-13 10:48

@Watts Up With That?: How a Descent into Climate Fanat­icism Wrecked a Family

Guest essay by Eric Worrall How does climate change obsession affect families? A long NYT post about the Valve Turners provides an unexp­ected insight into the tragic conseq­uences of what happens when someone truly believes in climate doomsday. ‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’ How a group of five…

2018-02-14 09:51

@Real Science: Another Global Warming Canary Flies The Coop …

One year ago, climate experts predicted Venice would drown due to global warming.  Water levels at Venice have since sunk to a record low, and the canals are dry. Where’s the water GON-​DOLA? Venice’s iconic canals run DRY after weeks …

2018-02-15 07:26

@Paul Homewood: GHCN Are Even Inflating Current Temper­atures In New York

By Paul Homewood   There is a footnote to yester­day’s story about the huge adjust­ments made by NOAA to the temper­ature record in NY State. Recall the Jan 2018 temper­atures for the three stations we looked at, as derived from the actual station data:   Auburn – 20.5F Geneva – 21.0F Ithaca – 19.6F  

2018-02-17 16:37

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: The Mueller Indictment

The Mueller Indic­tment of Russians. What does it mean? Different things to different folks as they argue from different premises.

2018-02-17 18:53

@Paul Homewood: Global Temper­ature Datasets “are not a valid represe­ntation of reality”.

By Paul Homewood      https://­thsresear­ch.files.­wordpress­.com/2017­/05/ef-​gast-​data-​research-​report-​06271­7.pdf   I missed this report at the time, but it is a compreh­ensive account of how large scale adjust­ments of temper­atures have made global temper­ature datasets virtually worth­less. ABSTRACT The objective of this research was to test the hypot­hesis that Global Average Surface Temper­ature…

2018-02-18 11:13

@Watts Up With That?: Overh­eated claims on global temper­ature records

Foreword by Paul Dreissen Over and over, we are confr­onted with claims that last month or last year was “the warmest on record.” Each claim is accomp­anied by dire warnings that the alleged new records portend “unprece­dented” chaos for wildlife, humans and planet. Virtually never do these scary press releases mention that the supposed change…

2018-02-18 10:06

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Winds of change blow through German parliament

Reblogged from Pierre Gosse­lin’s No-​Tricks-​Zone As Germany’s establish­ed CDU an­d SPD “ma­instream” parties find themsel­ves imp­loding, the smaller parties who oppose Germany’s out-​of-​control ­Energiew­ende(tra­nsition to green energies) are rapidly becoming a formi­dable force and making their presence felt in Germany’s national parli­ament like never before. For example Germany’s…

2018-02-14 10:44


We first reported on this possib­ility a few days ago. On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 explod­ed–for more than 6 hours. The slow-​motion blast p­roduced a C1-​class ­solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. This movie from the Solar and Helios­pheric Obser­vtory (SOHO) shows the CME leaving the sun: The…

2018-02-14 18:32

@Watts Up With That?: Tim Ball’s Victory in the First Climate Lawsuit Judgment – The Backstory

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball I am extremely grateful for the judgment of a complete dismissal in the lawsuit brought against me by Andrew Weaver. It is a victory for free speech and a blow against the use of the law to silence people. As with all events, there is so much more that rarely…

2018-02-14 22:31

@Paul Homewood: Shock News – Icebr­eaker Sails Through Ice!

By Paul Homewood     h/t Joe Public   The Guardian is up to its tricks again! An LNG tanker designed for icy condi­tions has become the first comme­rcial ship to travel the Arctic’s northern sea route in winter. It marks a milestone in the opening up of Russia’s northern coast­line, as thawing polar ice

2018-02-15 18:49

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Japanese Superv­olcano Has 2000 feet of Dome Lift

A superv­olcano under the sea just south of the Japanese main island has lifted the sea bed 2000 or so feet. It is venting gas. This is "not good".

2018-02-16 02:07

@Real Science: The “Myste­rious Global Warming Hole”

Scien­tists are baffled by the fact that their data tampering doesn’t match reality. Climate change warm hole does not point to global warming hoax, scien­tists say | McClatchy Washi­ngton Bureau If they would stop tampering with data, they would under­stand …

2018-02-16 12:06

@Watts Up With That?: Surpri­sing: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outper­forms

The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first comme­rcial-​scale floating wind farm, pe­rformed better than expected in its first three full months in produc­tion, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Despite one hurri­cane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than…

2018-02-16 18:59

@No Tricks Zone: Europe Facing Coldest March In Years, Global Surface Temper­atures Cool…”Bad Times” For Warming Alarmists

Here at NTZ we are glad to see that German weather and climate blogger S­chneefan is back from his hiatus and this week he presents a couple of intere­sting posts, here and here. Cold to grip Europe for rest of month First he writes that the latest ­weather models and patterns are now pointing to an extended winter

2018-02-16 17:00

@Watts Up With That?: Encour­aging: An environme­ntalist’s slow-​motion moment of clarity

From the “there’s hope yet”dep­artment comes this remar­kable personal story of how one environm­entalist in Colorado came to embrace the very thing she had been progr­ammed to hate: oil and natural gas extrac­tion. I was tipped off to this essay by Dr. Roger Piekle Jr. on Twitter: If you read one thing today, read this.Fan­tastic,…

2018-02-16 21:56

@Warwick Hughes: “Huge” Sydney storm misses rain gauges

This ABC report on an AFL match at Drummoyne Fri evening 9 Feb mentions it was interr­upted by a “huge” storm with heavy rain. Odd that a storm such as reported slips through the Sydney rain gauge network. If anybody has other rain data or observ­ations please pass on. Imagine what rain must be missed …

2018-02-16 21:22

@Watts Up With That?: “Kill Climate Deniers” 2018 Season

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The award winning play “Kill Climate Deniers” is back. How a climate change play got Bolt and Breitbart News hot under the collar FEBRUARY 17 2018 – 11:45PM Helen Pitt Playw­right David Finnigan has a slew of conser­vative commen­tators to thank for reshaping his new play Kill Climate Deniers. ……

2018-02-17 21:59

@Watts Up With That?: NASA: ‘Unus­ually cold winter’ causes Lake Erie to ice over  – nearly 60% of all lakes covered with ice

The unu­sually cold winter in the Upper Midwest has led to a notable buildup of ice on the Great Lakes.­ Lake Erie is usually the first to freeze over because it is shallower than the other Great Lakes. downloa­d large image (19 MB, JPEG, 5200×­3467) On February 14, 2018, the Mo­derate Resol­ution Imaging Spectrora­diometer ­(MODIS) on NASA’s­ Aqua satellite acquired data for…

2018-02-18 19:03

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Educating Girls, Birth Control will Halt Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon; The climate popul­ation contro­llers are back. TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE, EDUCATE GIRLS AND GIVE THEM BIRTH CONTROL Robin George Andrews CLIMATE CHANGE IS a ubiqu­itous hydra, a many-​headed beast that affects everyone and every­thing in some form. Solutions to climate change range from the effective and the…

2018-02-18 22:30

@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

@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

@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

@Watts Up With That?: EU Trade Threat: Paris Climate Ratifi­cation in All Future Trade Deals

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The EU has directly threa­tened the USA and all other countries which don’t embrace the “volun­tary” Paris Agree­ment, by insisting ratifi­cation of the Paris Agreement be a mandatory clause in all future EU trade deals. But history suggests this is an empty threat. EU to refuse to sign trade deals…

2018-02-13 00:08

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Discovery vs Enter­prise vs Real Trek (TM)

A critique of Some Things Trek with emphasis on Enterprise and Discovery .

2018-02-12 23:41

@Climatism: OUR Planet Has Enjoyed 10 Warm Periods During The Past 10,000 Years

“As far as I’m conce­rned, all this talk about human-​caused global warming is sheer nonsense, if not downright fraud. The record shows that both periods of warmth – and periods of cold – hit our planet with almost consi­stent regula­rity.” – Robert W. Felix Warming fears are the “worst scien­tific scandal in the histor­y…When people come

2018-02-12 21:08

@Jo Nova: Midweek Unthreaded

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2018-02-12 22:15

@Watts Up With That?: What one amateur observer did that kicked NASA into action – the backstory and timeline

“But who’s going to listen to some guy in his basement with a coil of copper wire on his roof?” We’ve covered this before, and now here’s the backstory and timeline from NASA Goddard, it’s fun reading. A Detailed Timeline of The IMAGE Mission Recovery The Imager for Magnet­opause-​to-​Aurora Global Explor­ation, or IMAGE, space­craft was…

2018-02-12 16:27

@No Tricks Zone: Powerful Oppos­ition To ‘Energi­ewende’ Storms Into German Parlia­ment… “Eco-​Populist Voodoo”

Green energy oppos­ition becoming formi­dable force in Germany As Germany’s establ­ished CDU and SPD “mains­tream” parties find thems­elves implo­ding, the smaller parties who oppose Germany’s out-​of-​control Energi­ewende (trans­ition to green energies) are rapidly becoming a formi­dable force and making their presence felt in Germany’s national parli­ament like never before. For example Germany’s FDP…

2018-02-13 10:03