@Climate Depot: Prof. Roger Pielke Jr.: ‘Trump pulls out of Paris, Trump wins. Trump stays in, Trump wins’

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. Excerpts: Will he or won’t he? There has been much discu­ssion of whether President Trump keeps the US in the Paris Agree­ment. If we are having this debate then Trump has already won. Much of climate debate (at least in the US) is about symbols, and Trump has roundly routed his

2017-05-16 20:13

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Dinosaur asteroid hit ‘worst possible place’ 

The energy that went into making the impact crater is thought to be equiv­alent to 10 billion Hiroshima A-​bombs, as BBC News explains. Nowhere to run/hide­/escape. Scien­tists who drilled into the impact crater assoc­iated with the demise of the dinosaurs summa­rised their findings so far in a BBC Two docume­ntary on Monday. The resear­chers recovered

2017-05-16 09:08

@Watts Up With That?: The “expert” fallacy: The stark differ­ences between MD’s and PhD’s

Guest opinion by Leo Goldstein One of the most popular alarmist arguments is likening the “cons­ensus climate scient­ists”  to medical doctors.  For example, this essay on “climate denial” from Andrew Winston at mediu­m.com took part in the bashing of recently hired climate skeptic Brett Stevens at the NYT, saying: Imagine your doctor tells you that…

2017-05-17 00:42

@Paul Homewood: Ed Milib­and’s Neutering Of OFGEM

By Paul Homewood     John Constable explains how Ed Miliband neutered OFGEM’s powers to stand up for consu­mers’ best inter­ests:   There is likely to be incre­asing pressure to reform the gas and electr­icity regul­ator, Ofgem, which is widely held to have failed in the prote­ction of consu­mers. This accus­ation is to a large

2017-05-17 11:12

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Updated sunspot group number reconst­ruction for 1749–1996 using the active day fraction method

Ilya Usoskin has kindly sent me the data for the new group sunspot number series he and his colle­agues have publi­shed. I’ve done a rough and ready plot below. Excel file here in case you have problems wit the links below. T. Willamo1, I. G. Usosk­in2,3 and G. A. Koval­tsov4 1 Depar­tment of Physics, Unive­rsity of

2017-05-17 11:11

@Paul Homewood: Are Drive­rless Cars The Future Of Motoring?

By Paul Homewood       I have been working around to doing a post on drive­rless cars for a while now. It is certainly something that the UK Gover­nment is pushing hard for, for whatever reason. On Sunday, Ambrose Evans-​Pritchard ran this piece:   No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will

2017-05-20 11:33

@Climate Depot: Listen: ‘Global Climate Change’ – A Controv­ersial Science Discu­ssion With Climate Skeptic Walter Horsting

2017-05-21 02:26

@Climate Depot: 4 Graphs That Demons­trate Why The IPCC Climate Models Will NEVER Be Accurate

2017-05-15 18:49

@Watts Up With That?: Monday Mirthi­ness: #Dilbert gets Mann-​handled

Oh, the hilarity. In case you missed it, over the weekend the Dilbert Sunday Comic took on “climate science” in a hilarious way. I predicted the usual suspects would have the usual predic­table respo­nses, and so it goes with Dr. Michael Mann. Scott Adams, the creator of “Dilbert” has been active on Twitter over the…

2017-05-15 18:02

@Paul Homewood: Wind Power In China

By Paul Homewood   http://ca­mpaign.r2­0.constan­tcontact.­com/rende­r?m=11029­49362881&ca=abd­10509-​6e50-​4878-​b535-​ad421d­0819fe   For some reason (?), I get newsle­tters from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). It is yet another lobby group for renewa­bles. Today it includes this piece from their China Director (my bold)     Editorial Dear reader, China is the global renewable energy powerh­ouse,…

2017-05-16 11:42

@Paul Homewood: Sir David King Lied To Parliam­entary Committee

By Paul Homewood   Sir David King   Last month, I looked at the Sir David King’s evidence to Parli­ament in 2004. This was when he stated:   I will not spend too much time on this, but if we look back in time for the globe we probably have to go back 55 million

2017-05-16 13:37

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Arctic warming to increase Eurasian extreme cold events

From the INS­TITUTE OF ATMOSP­HERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “it’s called weather” depart­ment. In recent years, Arctic warming and extreme events have attracted wides­pread attention of the world. Recently, Dr. YAO Yao and Prof. LUO Dehai from the Institute of Atmosp­heric Physics invest­igated the impact of Ural blocking (UB) on Eurasian extreme cold…

2017-05-16 17:45

@Climate Depot: 15 New 2017 Papers: Scien­tists Aband­oning Claims Of Dominant Man-​Made Influence On Arctic Climate

By Ke­nneth Richard­ on 15. May 2017 Natural Forcing Of Arctic Climate  Increa­singly Affirmed By Scien­tists Gajewski, 2015 Three years ago a cogent paper was published in the presti­gious scien­tific journal Na­ture that was surpri­singly candid in its rejection of the position that the substa­ntial warming and sea ice reduction in the Arctic occurring since the late 1970s should be

2017-05-16 19:58

@Paul Homewood: Labour’s Promise Of 60% Low Carbon Energy By 2030

By Paul Homewood   h/t Robin Guenier   http://w­ww.labou­r.org.uk­/page/-​/Images/m­anifesto-​2017/Labo­ur%20Mani­festo%202­017.pdf   Robin has pointed out one of the key messages from Labour’s new manifesto which seems to have escaped the atten­tions of the media. It comes under the section “Upgr­ading our economy: Labour’s Indus­trial Strat­egy”:       Bear in mind that this is “energy”, and…

2017-05-17 14:06


2017-05-17 20:59

@Watts Up With That?: Study: Brainwash the Next Gener­ation to Promote Climate Action

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens have finally worked out how to promote climate action: Create more greens, by “ingra­ining” children with their world­view. Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think People have to grasp how climate change impacts them, and we need to value environm­entally sound behavior John…

2017-05-20 04:43

@Real Science: The Climate Disinfo­rmation Program Nears Completion

“We’ll know our disinfo­rmation program is complete when every­thing the American public believes is false.” — William Casey, CIA Director, 1981 Experts say the Arctic is super hot and sea ice extent is at a record low. Actual data shows …

2017-05-20 11:33

@Watts Up With That?: Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than origi­nally thought

From the “settled science” depar­tment of the UNIVE­RSITY OF YORK and possibly inspired by Volksw­agen… The research, led by the Interna­tional Council on Clean Transpo­rtation and Environ­mental Health Analy­tics, LLC., in collabo­ration with scien­tists at the Unive­rsity of York’s Stockholm Enviro­nment Institute (SEI); Unive­rsity of Colorado; and the Interna­tional Institute for Applied Systems…

2017-05-15 16:22

@Paul Homewood: Inside the National Grid’s epic challenge to keep the lights on

By Paul Homewood   http://ww­w.telegra­ph.co.uk/­business/­2017/05/1­3/inside-​national-​grids-​epic-​challenge-​keep-​lights/   The Telegraph has an article by Jillian Ambrose, little Emily’s succe­ssor, which is osten­sibly about the chall­enges faced by the National Grid. The beginning summa­rises the situation quite well:     Before the Nineties we had a very clear-​cut indus­try,” says Richard Smith,…

2017-05-15 11:43


Date: 15/05/17 Craig D. Idso and Pat Michaels, The Commen­tator Despite a 20 percent increase in atmosp­heric CO2, and model predic­tions to the contrary, sea ice in the Antarctic has expanded for decades. Such observ­ations are in direct oppos­ition to the model-​based predic­tions of the IPCC. This should give pause for thought about climate alarmism

2017-05-15 18:44

@Climate Depot: The New York Times warms to climate change skepticism

To the conster­nation of alarm­ists, New York Times op ed writer Bret Stephens openly quest­ioned the “conse­nsus” that has demanded uniform accep­tance without question of the global warming/­climate change ortho­doxy. As CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell reports, Stephens asserts that ordinary citizens have a right to be skeptical of an “overw­eening scient­ism.” He wisely warns

2017-05-15 18:42

@Climate Conversation - NZ: Let’s take the wind from their sales

    Even after 30 years of huge subsi­dies, wind power provides about zero energy from Matt Ridley’s blog on …

2017-05-16 04:18

@Warwick Hughes: Huge week long wind drought South Eastern Australia

Renewable energy spruikers are always silent about how their future green carbon free grid could run under low wind condit­ions.

2017-05-15 21:34

@Watts Up With That?: Alarmists Gone Wild: “Alarmist CO2 Headlines Create Confus­ion”… Partic­ularly When Accomp­anied by Sea Level Alarmism.

Guest post by David Middleton Real Clear Science and Real Clear Energy are great aggreg­ators of science and energy articles.  But, invari­ably, there is always at least one article that merits lampoo­ning, if not outright ridicule… And today was no excep­tion. Tuesday, May 16 Solar and Batteries Double Cost of Electr­icity Science 2.0 Earth’s Giant…

2017-05-16 15:11

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Climat­egate email revis­ited: Ed Cook throws the tree ring circus under the bus

Just a little reminder of the science still champ­ioned by Al Gore, Barack Obama, the UN IPCC, the UK parlia­ment’s climate change committee and all those august instit­utions of science such as the Royal Society, the AAAS, and the rest. Ed cook offered to put a bomb under it in 2003 by telling the truth

2017-05-16 13:16

@No Tricks Zone: Climate Movement Falters As German Greens/So­cialists Take Historic Election Trouncing

Last Sunday voters in Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine Wesphalia (NRW), sent a loud message: voters are much more concerned about problems other than climate prote­ction and green energies. The state’s ruling SPD Socialis­ts/Green Party coalition gover­nment led by Hannelore Kraft took an historic beating, getting tossed out as the state swung far – from

2017-05-16 13:15

@Jo Nova: Innov­ative taxes needed to “find” $300 billion pa for climate damage

In sociali­stspeak people don’t produce goods to make money, they “find” money lying around the crysant­hymums or somet­hing, because $300,000­,000,000 dollars didn’t have anywhere else to be.

Innov­ative finance needed to find $300 billion a year for climate losses

And what if the solar dynamo drives climate change instead?

Tax the Sun.

My climate predic­tion: Global climate repara­tions are going…

2017-05-16 18:34

@Watts Up With That?: Climate Hypocrite Trudeau Gover­nment Blocks Canadian Carbon Audit

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Auditor General Michael Ferguson has compl­ained to the Canadian Parli­ament that the finance ministry refused to hand over documents required for him to complete an audit of Canadian fossil fuel subsi­dies. Canada blocked climate change audit: official May 16, 2017 by Michel Comte Canada’s auditor general blasted Prime Minister Justin…

2017-05-16 23:19

@Climate Depot: No takers yet on French President Macron’s plea for climate scien­tists to move to France to Escape Trump

By Va­lerie Richar­dson – The Washi­ngton Times – Tuesday, May 16, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron urged U.S. climate scien­tists during his campaign to move to France, but so far it doesn’t appear that anyone has taken him up on his offer. Mr. Macron posted a vid­eo in February taking a swipe at President Trump on global warming and

2017-05-16 21:16

@American Elephants: The American Left Has Gone Very Wrong

Over at The Feder­alist John Daniel Davidson wrote a piece headlined “The American Left is Talking Itself Into Violence” Something is wrong with the American Left. The recent spate of violent protests on college campuses has been well-​docume­nted, but the violence and intole­rance champ­ioned by left-​wing student activists is beginning to creep off campus and

2017-05-17 05:10