@Google: Two quit Austr­alian climate authority blaming gover­nment 'extre­mists' The Guardian

The Guardian Two quit Austr­alian climate authority blaming gover­nment'ext­remists' The Guardian Two members of the Climate Change Authority have resigned, with one accusing the gover­nment of being beholden to right­wing, anti-​science “extre­mists” in its own party and in the media. John Quiggin told Guardian Australia he informed the federal ...

2017-03-23 06:30

@Skeptical Science: Elevator Pitches Chapter 02 Radiative Gases

This is another excerpt from my book 28 Climate Change Elevator Pitches. I'll be publi­shing one chapter here on SkS each month.

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Chapter 02

Radiative Gases

A Musical Basis for Scatt­ering Heat

The scien­tific basis for underst­anding climate goes back to the 1820’s when brilliant French mathema­tician Joseph Fourier first proposed the idea that our planet’s atmosp­here…

2017-03-24 15:29

@Google: Are the Climate Change People Right? Townhall

Townhall Are the Climate Change People Right? Townhall The Environ­mental Community is apopl­ectic over Scott Pruitt becoming the head of the EPA and the proposed Trump budget cuts. They tell us 97 percent of all scien­tists believe that climate change is real. And the point is? A few years back I read a ... Vulne­rable to climate change, New Mexicans under­stand its risks Las Cruces Sun-​News all 2 news…

2017-03-26 05:01

@What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Elevator pitch to co-​authors of Fyfe et al. 2016 need for clarifi­cation

Dear Fyfe 2016 Co-​Authors, All of you by virtue of being experts of the highest caliber possess a nuanced underst­anding light-​years beyond ordinary citizens, politi­cians and business leaders. Belonging within that rarified world you risk being out of touch with how non-​scient­ists, partic­ularly those with hostile agendas, read your papers. To us Fyfe et al. 2016 offered up a muddled Rorschach…

2017-03-21 23:17

@Deep Climate: Coverage bias and recent trends in global surface temper­ature, part 2

 Over the past few weeks, there has been much discu­ssion of global surface tempera­tures, as 2016 broke the previous 2015 record in all surface temper­ature series. Here I will place 2016 in context, highli­ghting the role of rapid Arctic warming …

2017-03-22 16:09

@Google: Maine lawmaker seeks discrim­ination prote­ction for climate change deniers The Guardian

The Guardian Maine lawmaker seeks discrim­ination prote­ction for climate change deniers The Guardian Maine laws protect people from discrim­ination based on factors such as race, disabi­lities and sexual orient­ation, and a Repub­lican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list. State represe­ntative Larry Lockman has ... and more »

2017-03-22 23:24

@Judith Curry: House Science Committee Hearing – Climate Science: Assump­tions, Policy Implic­ations and the Scien­tific Method

by Judith Curry Witne­sses:  John Christy, Judith Curry, Michael Mann and Roger Pielke Jr. The hearing will be held next week, March 29.  The announ­cement for the Hearing is [here]. I’ve completed my written testi­mony, I will post it Wednesday …

2017-03-22 19:43

@Google: GOP-​led climate science hearing could be a sparring match Washi­ngton Examiner

Washi­ngton Examiner GOP-led climate science hearing could be a sparring match Washi­ngton Examiner Mann, who is a professor at the Depar­tment of Meteor­ology and Atmosp­heric Science at Pennsy­lvania State Univer­sity, has said that the United Nations' climate panel of scien­tists must reflect the"d­iverse views within the science commu­nity." Yet, he has ... House panel to challenge climate science The…

2017-03-22 23:37

@Google: If you really care about climate change, you should boycott the ridic­ulous Earth Hour stunt The Indepe­ndent

The Indepe­ndent If you really care about climate change, you should boycott the ridic­ulous Earth Hour stunt The Indepe­ndent And yet I hate one of the world's most prominent environ­mental events with the intense heat of a burning climate – the annual WWF event “Earth Hour”, which this year will take place on 25 March. The charity expects millions of people around the world ... Earth Hour…

2017-03-23 10:18

@Google: UVenus Responds: The Current Political Climate Inside Higher Ed (blog)

UVenus Responds: The Current Political Climate Inside Higher Ed (blog) ​In order to keep up momentum from our recent posts on the Women's March and #ADayWitho­utAWoman, we asked Unive­rsity of Venus contri­butors to describe what has been going on on their campuses, partic­ularly with regard to the recent Executive ...

2017-03-23 00:15

@NOAA: Wiggle room: why the line tracking sea ice extent is so wavy near the annual winter maximum

Compared to their smooth appea­rance at other times of year, the lines tracking Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extent become wiggly. Why is that?

2017-03-23 13:50

@Google: 20 Common Myths That Climate Scien­tists Often Hear Forbes

Forbes 20 Common Myths That Climate Scien­tists Often Hear Forbes Over the past few weeks I casually asked several climate -​informed colle­agues what quest­ions, claims, or myths do they hear most often from friends, family, or random people. I call these"z­ombie" theories because they have often been refuted but live ... What Califo­rnians believe about climate change Sacra­mento Bee Film examines…

2017-03-24 13:44

@Google: Leaked paper exposes EU count­ries' abuse of climate loophole EurActiv

EurActiv Leaked paper exposes EU countries' abuse of climate loophole EurActiv EXCLU­SIVE/ European Union countries exploited loopholes in United Nations forestry rules to pocket carbon credits worth €600 million and the equiv­alent of global-​warming emissions from 114 million cars. European Commi­ssion analysis, obtained by ... and more »

2017-03-24 12:54

@Google: Climate leade­rship was scrubbed from the State Depar­tment website Grist

Grist Climate leade­rship was scrubbed from the State Depar­tment website Grist Within a day of Rex Tillerson's swearing in as secretary of state, the State Depar­tment's climate change website began to change. The changes signal a shift away from leading interna­tional climate actions that the Obama adminis­tration pursued and a ... Pakistan's Parli­ament passes climate change law The Straits Times

2017-03-24 21:22

@Google: Climate change already affecting Northland professor New Zealand Herald

Climate change already affecting Northland professor New Zealand Herald The wild weather that hit Northland earlier this month was not caused by climate change but climate change made it more likely and more severe, a visiting climate expert says. Ironi­cally the visit by Victoria Unive­rsity's James Renwick was nearly ...

2017-03-24 23:00

@Google: Letter: A climate compa­rison Concord Monitor

Concord Monitor Letter: A climate comparison Concord Monitor Yes, our responses to climate change are in need of sanity, as the title of one of last Saturday's “My Turn” pieces states. But that article offers nothing close to sanity. Rather, it simply labels anyone who disagrees with its view that climate change ...

2017-03-25 04:01

@Google: Wildrose energy critic Drew Barnes funds doc questi­oning climate change science Globaln­ews.ca

Globaln­ews.ca Wildrose energy critic Drew Barnes funds doc questi­oning climate change science Globaln­ews.ca WATCH: Wildrose Energy Critic Drew Barnes has pledge personal money to a docume­ntary set out to prove that man-​made climate change isn't real. Now critics are calling on him to withdraw his support. and more »

2017-03-24 22:50

@Google: US Joins 'Constr­uctive' G-​20 Climate Meeting, Germany Says Bloomberg

US Joins'Cons­tructive' G-​20 Climate Meeting, Germany Says Bloomberg Officials repres­enting the world's largest econo­mies, including the U.S., put global climate talks back on track in Berlin Friday, after failing last week to agree on language suppo­rting the Paris accord, the German gover­nment said. G-​20 climate and ...

2017-03-24 21:50

@What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : ¶1 A look behind the curtain of John Bates’ facade The John Bates Affair

This is a citizen's examin­ation of the article at the heart of this season’s faux climate scandal. For more backg­round you can start here . Climate scien­tists versus climate data by John Bates, posted on February 4, 2017 | Climat­eEtc. Curry's blog“A look behind the curtain at NOAA’s climate data center.”__­__________­__________­____I’ve borrowed John’s subtitle since I intend to explore…

2017-03-25 02:49

@Google: Climate change fail: Calif­ornia hammered with rain, snow after alarmists predicted disaster TheBla­ze.com

TheBla­ze.com Climate change fail: Calif­ornia hammered with rain, snow after alarmists predicted disaster TheBla­ze.com Despite grim warnings issued by climate change alarmists over the past few years, Calif­ornia's drought appears to be ending in specta­cular fashion, with the state having experi­enced relat­ively high amounts of precipi­tation during the most recent winter.

2017-03-25 20:50

@Judith Curry: A roadmap for meeting Paris emissions reduc­tions goals

by Judith Curry “I think this should be the way forward, transl­ating [overa­rching climate goals] into ‘policy portfo­lios’ and then asking policy­makers if they are going to do it or not.” — Oliver Geden A provoc­ative paper has been published …

2017-03-25 14:06

@Stoat - Connolley: Donald trump, ha ha ha

Tired of tossers6, I seem to be having a ha ha ha series. And it’s time for a two-​month review of my brilli­antly prescient Trump predic­tions. Except not really, because it’s too early, but I think the failure of his repeal of Obamacare is a good time to take stock, without breaking my resol­ution to…

2017-03-25 20:06

@Google: How corru­ption is fueling climate change The Japan Times

The Japan Times How corru­ption is fueling climate change The Japan Times While the Paris climate agreement was hailed as a major success when it was concluded in December 2015, many signat­ories have displayed a remar­kable lack of ambition in upholding their carbon-​reduction commit­ments. To under­stand why is to see the ... and more »

2017-03-26 09:23

@Google: DC Report: Sen. Jim Inhofe says climate change extre­mists 'are not going to give up' Tulsa World

Tulsa World DC Report: Sen. Jim Inhofe says climate change extre­mists'are not going to give up' Tulsa World Changing climate : U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe told a conser­vative confe­rence “(Barack) Obama's war on fossil fuels is tempor­arily over,” but warned climate change deniers to be “vigi­lant” because the former president “built a culture of radical alarmists ...

2017-03-26 06:02

@Google: New EPA chief slams Paris climate pact as 'a bad deal' ABC News

ABC News New EPA chief slams Paris climate pact as'a bad deal' ABC News Pruitt also revealed in an interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephan­opoulos on Sunday that President Trump will this week sign a new executive order that will eliminate a signature Obama-​era policy for combating climate change, the Clean ... Climate change helped cause Brexit, says Al Gore The Indepe­ndent Trump…

2017-03-26 14:24

@Google: Idaho must address human-​caused climate change Idaho Press-​Tribune

Idaho Press-​Tribune Idaho must address human-​caused climate change Idaho Press-​Tribune Climate change” invokes images of rising ocean levels and suffering polar bears, but the harm hits much closer to home. The last three years were the hottest in human history, and 16 of the hottest 17 years ever recorded occurred since 2000. Unless we ... and more »

2017-03-27 19:22

@Climate Progress : DOJ to crack down on sanctuary cities by denying and clawing back federal grants

2017-03-27 19:40

@Google: Johnson hopeful of persu­ading Trump on climate change action Financial Times

Financial Times Johnson hopeful of persu­ading Trump on climate change action Financial Times Mr Trump has called global warming a “hoax” and during last year's election campaign he vowed to “cancel” the Paris climate accord that his predec­essor, Barack Obama, helped to deliver in December 2015. The US president is set to sign a new executive ... Esmé van Herwi­jnen: Climate change and why…

2017-03-27 22:12

@Google: Climate-​addled jet streams boost drought, flood: study Times LIVE

Times LIVE Climate -​addled jet streams boost drought, flood: study Times LIVE Just in the last 15 years, devast­ating drought in Califo­rnia, heat waves across the United States and western Europe, deadly flooding in Pakistan all were made worse when manmade climate change altered these massive airstr­eams, they reported in the ... and more »

2017-03-27 21:57

@Climate Progress : White House refuses to condemn murder of black man by white suprem­acist

2017-03-27 22:29


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