@Climate Depot: UN Bans Journ­alist From Climate Summit at Request of Canada’s Trudeau Regime

KATOWI­CE–The United Nations banned journ­alist Sheila Gunn Reid of The Rebel Media from the UN COP24 “Climate Change” Confe­rence in response to a request from the gover­nment of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In this interview with The New American magazine from outside the UN confab, the journ­alist gives us the backg­round on how it

2018-12-15 15:19

@Scottish Sceptic: Please sign petition: Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.

The latest ploy of the anti-​democracy politi­cians EU is simple: to insist we must have a deal and then reject any deal. Thus claiming that leaving is imposs­ible. They are scum. Please sign the petition: Leave the EU without …

2018-12-15 22:49

@Watts Up With That?: “…it is the change in temper­ature compared to what we’ve been used to that matters.” – Part 2

In this post, we’re going to present graphs that show the annual lowest TMIN and highest TMAX Near-​Land Surface Air Temper­atures (not in anomaly form) for ten (10) Countries in an effort to add some perspe­ctive to global warming. The list of count­ries, which follows, includes the countries with the highest popula­tions. And, as always…

2018-12-15 10:00

@Paul Homewood: BBC’s Fake African Penguin Claim–Co­mplaint Upheld

By Paul Homewood https://no­talotofpeo­pleknowtha­t.wordpres­s.com/2018­/10/16/afr­ican-​penguin-​decline-​bbc-​fake-​news/ You may recall the BBC’s news story a couple of months ago, claiming that African penguin popula­tions were declining because of climate change. I covered the report here. This was the exact wording used by the BBC prese­nter: The next report is about the African penguin popula­tion…

2018-12-15 17:27

@Climate Scepticism: “You’re Commi­tting a Crime”

Late in the evening, after a long day at work, I settled down in front of the computer and went on the internet to see if I could find the source of a quote by Chris­tiana Figueres, the ex-​head of the UNFCCC. Bjørn Lomborg had written that she said she wanted to see people who …

2018-12-15 14:44

@Climate Depot: Cheers! The smell of failure permeates the UN climate talks! Negoti­ators strike a deal at global climate talks, but ‘agre­ement fell well short of the breakth­rough’ needed

https://ww­w.washingt­onpost.com­/energy-​environme­nt/2018/1­2/15/nego­tiators-​strike-​deal-​global-​climate-​talks-​questions-​linger-​over-​whether-​it-​measures-​up/?nored­irect=on&utm_term­=.43e350­cd5951 By Brady Dennis , Griff Witte and Chris Mooney December 15 at 4:38 PM KATOWICE, Poland — Weary climate negoti­ators limped across the finish line Saturday night after days of round-​the-​clock talks, striking…

2018-12-15 22:01

@Climate Depot: Environ­mental groups criticise ‘morally unaccep­table’ climate deal at Poland summit

https://ww­w.independ­ent.co.uk/­environmen­t/cop24-​climate-​change-​deal-​poland-​emissions-​global-​warming-​katowice-​paris-​agreement-​a868541­1.html Excerpt: Diplomats from around the world have agreed a major climate deal after two weeks of UN talks in Poland. But climate campai­gners warned the deal – effect­ively a set of rules for how to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord – agreed between almost…

2018-12-15 22:04

@No Tricks Zone: Germany’s DWD National Weather Service Accused Of Issuing Fake Weather News, Alarmism

German climate skeptic Snowfan here reports that Germany’s DWD National Weather Service has been caught delibe­rately spreading climate alarmism ahead of the COP24 using “fake news” in its press release of December 3, 2018, where it annou­nced: 2018 could be the warmest and driest year since 1881.“ Snowfan replied on December 9th that 2018could not […]

2018-12-16 14:44

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Carbon Crossr­oads: Can Germany revive its stalled energy transi­tion?

Germany – where you can drive at twice the UK legal speed limit on the autob­ahns, burning fuel at a furious rate, but they still claim to be worried about ’emiss­ions’. Why would a major indus­trial country want to trans­ition to interm­ittent and largely unpredi­ctable power sources? No-​one can make the sun shine or the […]

2018-12-16 18:56

@Real Science: Dangerous Times Ahead For Arctic Alarmists

Ventusky – Wind, Rain and Temper­ature Maps Due to cold air streaming across the Bering Strait, Arctic sea ice is rapidly growing and approa­ching the 1981 to 2010 median. The only remaining area with below average extent is the Barents …

2018-12-15 15:20

@Real Science: Which Button To Press?

Terri­fying decision for climate alarm­ists. Meanwhile National Geogr­aphic predicts 2018 will be the hottest year ever! 2019 may be the hottest year yet, spurred by El Nino and climate change—­here’s why Never mind the plumm­eting sea surface temper­atures …. anomnigh­t.12.13.­2018.gif …

2018-12-15 16:24

@Judith Curry: Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. Re-​evalu­ating the ocean conveyor belt [link] More robust #climate projec­tions of #Arctic sea ice only possible by improving physics in simula­tions e.g. accou­nting for melt ponds …

2018-12-15 14:44

@Watts Up With That?: Surging levels of greenh­ouses gases are making people tired and stupid, scien­tists claim

Or: Surging levels of greenh­ouses gases are making people tired and stupid, scien­tists claim From The Daily Mail Higher CO2 in poorly venti­lated places can make workers feel tired and slow Entire popul­ation could exper­ience tiredness caused by burning of fossil fuels Huge surge in levels of CO2 in the air could affect memory and…

2018-12-16 02:00

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: COP24: Environ­mental groups criticise ‘morally unaccep­table’ climate deal

The latest from folk who are locked in an imaginary green­house world where humans can alter and somehow control the climate, and who foresee Hollywood-​style scenarios if they ‘fail’ to do so. A nebulous deal has been cobbled together, so all 20,000 plus of them can make their fuel-​powered ways home. Diplomats from around the […]

2018-12-16 11:02

@Watts Up With That?: Califo­rnian Climate Scien­tists Discover Farmers Adapt to Changed Conditions

Diligent Califo­rnian climate resear­chers have pieced together the solution to the mystery of why corn yields are rising, in defiance of climate model predic­tions of falling corn yields. But we shouldn’t get too excited about this discovery – resear­chers are concerned that corn is the excep­tion, that the newly disco­vered process of “adap­tion” which has…

2018-12-16 10:00

@Real Science: Fraud In The National Climate Asses­sment (Part 2)

This is the second part of my series exposing fraud in the National Climate Assess­ment. In the first part, I discussed graph B (US Heat Waves) on their summary page 38. In this part I am discu­ssing graph F (Arctic …

2018-12-16 09:15

@Watts Up With That?: An Example of AR4 WG2 False Alarmism

This post is a lightly reworked last third of much longer essay No Bodies in ebook Blowing Smoke, foreword by Professor Judith Curry of Georgia Tech. It concerns the demons­trably misle­ading disho­nesty of AR4 WG2 conce­rning climate change caused species extinc­tions, and the shoddy science behind the one paper AR4 ultim­ately relied upon. It is…

2018-12-16 12:00

@Climate Depot: At UN, Gore Demands ‘Ubiqu­itous’ Popul­ation Control for Climate

https://ww­w.thenewam­erican.com­/tech/envi­ronment/it­em/30919-​al-​gore-​tells-​un-​warming-​is-​real-​popul­ation-​control-​needed by Alex Newman KATOWICE, Poland — Amid freezing temper­atures and heavy snowfall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore arrived at the United Nations COP24 “climate change” summit to preach about a looming “dark age” and a “hell on earth” if humanity refuses to accept his…

2018-12-16 14:05

@Real Science: Brutal Winter Weather In The Sonoran Desert

We had a few clouds yeste­rday, and barely made it above 70 degrees.

2018-12-16 16:27

@Paul Homewood: Is Climate Change Respon­sible For Arctic Reindeer Decline?

By Paul Homewood The BBC is happy to uncrit­ically report claims that Arctic reindeer are suffering because of climate change. But what is the real truth? The popul­ation of wild reindeer, or caribou, in the Arctic has crashed by more than half in the last two decades. A new report on the impact of climate […]

2018-12-16 14:04

@And then there's physics: Decarbo­nising the electric power sector

Since I’ve been trying to better under­stand some other aspects of the climate change topic, I recently read a paper by Jesse Jenkins, Max Luke, and Samuel Therns­trom. It’s about Getting to Zero Carbon Emissions in the Electric Power Sector, …

2018-12-16 15:43

@Climate Depot: COP 24: Packed house at CFACT’s Poland climate forum

COP 24: Packed house at CFACT’s Poland climate forum By Craig Rucker|D­ecember 15th, 2018| Emotions have run high in Poland since the United Nations climate confe­rence came to town. CFACT co-​sponsored a climate forum at the John Paul II Center in Gliwice, with Poland’s Globali­zation Institute Founda­tion, led by Dr. Tomasz Teluk. A venue named for

2018-12-16 13:50

@Watts Up With That?: Wasting days and wasting nights

I wonder what the actual energy and resource cost is to put this recycled plastic solar powered exped­ition together? Thank goodness they are saving the planet. The hobbies of rich people­.~ctm Here is their exped­ition website. Let’s not wish any misfo­rtune upon them. HT/RoyMC

2018-12-16 22:00

@Skeptical Science: 2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change Global Warming Digest #50

Story of the Week... Editorial of the Week... Toon of the Week... SkS in the News... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review...

Story of the Week... UN climate accord 'inade­quate' and lacks urgency, experts warn

Agreement will fail to halt devast­ating rise in global temper­ature, say scientists

The two-​week-​long confe­rence left questions about reducing green­house gas…

2018-12-16 22:39

@Watts Up With That?: Josh says COP24 is a “huge success”

As many of you know, the past two weeks have seen the 24th “Confe­rence of Parties” aka COP24 where a bunch of folks get together to “save” the climate of planet Earth. Appare­ntly, they have some sort of agreement as outlined in the press release here, but I’ll be darned if I can figure out…

2018-12-16 23:57

@Watts Up With That?: Stop the Personal Attacks and Answer the Climate Questions

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball When you realize you are losing an argument, it is common to abandon the argument and attack the person. It is one of many forms of arguments called ad hominem, or to the person. A disagr­eement between two people makes an ad hominem argument easy to notice. The loser and…

2018-12-15 18:59

@American Elephants: Did You Know That the U.S. Is the World’s Largest Oil Producer?

Do most people recognize that the United States has recently become the world’s largest oil producer? We have passed both Saudi Arabia and Russia as U.S. crude produ­ction has surged 20% in a year – and nearly tripled in the past decade. For nearly sixty years, OPEC has dominated the world’s oil markets by setting […]

2018-12-16 20:35

@American Elephants: The United States Was the Sole ‘No’ Vote!

“The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migra­tion” was approved when represen­tatives from 180 UN member states met in Morocco, a Muslim majority country in North Africa on December 10, just a week ago. The United States was not a partic­ipant. President Donald Trump wisely pulled the United States out of this “global compact.” […]

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