@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

@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: 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

@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

@Google: Newest Youth Climate Lawsuit Targets Washi­ngton State Climate Liability News

Climate Liability News Newest Youth Climate Lawsuit Targets Washi­ngton State Climate Liability News Thirteen young people are suing the state of Washi­ngton for violating their constit­utional rights by failing to reduce green­house gas emissions and protect them from the impacts of climate change. The plain­tiffs say the state is preve­nting them from ... and more »

2018-02-17 17:15

@Judith Curry: Sea level rise accele­ration (or not): Part IV – Satellite era record

by Judith Curry Part IV of the Climate Etc. series on sea level rise focuses on the satellite era (since 1993), including the recent causes of sea level varia­tions and arguments regarding the accele­ration (or not) of recent sea level …

2018-02-17 22:33

@DeSmogBlog: Wind Farms Are Hardly the Bird Slayers They’re Made out to Be. Here’s Why.

By  Simon Chapman , Unive­rsity of Sydney

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird chopp­ers”. And claims of dangers to iconic or rare birds, espec­ially raptors, have attracted a lot of attention .

Wind turbine blades do indeed kill birds and bats, but their contri­bution to total bird deaths is extremely low, as…

2018-02-17 15:10

@Climatism: WITHOUT Access To Massive Taxpayer Subsidies There Would Be No “Green Energy Revolu­tion”

ONE of the great propa­ganda lines of the climate change industry is the boom in ‘green energy jobs’ ­meme. TAKE this example out of The Daily Advert­iser: Renewable energy: powering Australia in more ways than one James Wright A jobs boom is sweeping across regional Australia and there’s one industry to thank – the renewable energy sector­. From

2018-02-18 07:56

@No Tricks Zone: Green­land, Antar­ctica And Dozens Of Areas Worldwide Have Not Seen Any Warming In 60 Years And More!

Guest writer Kenneth Richard provided in a comment an abbrevia­ted list of locations across the globe that have not seen any warming over the past 60 years and more. Yet many author­ities at these locations are rushing blindly to curb rapid warming they falsely believe is taking place. Maybe they ought to look at the data

2018-02-18 13:36

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Holy signals! Mobile providers turn to church ­spires to beat blackspots

That should ring every­one’s bell (sorry). Time for a phone-​call-​to-​God joke. Mobile providers are preparing to install antennas in church spires across the country, after ministers and bishops signed an agreement aimed at using the Church of England’s buildings to help oblit­erate blacks­pots, reports The Daily Teleg­raph. A new “accord” between the Gover­nment and the

2018-02-18 10:12

@Google: Optimism Alone Won't Solve Climate Crisis. It's Time To Blend In Fear HuffPost UK

HuffPost UK Optimism Alone Won't Solve Climate Crisis. It's Time To Blend In Fear HuffPost UK When it comes to climate crisis, timing is everyt­hing. If we don't move fast, we will fail. And people move fastest when they're scared. Using fear is a bold step that no one, me included, really wants to take. The last thing we want to do is ...

2018-02-18 18:39

@Google: Vatican climate scientist Raman­athan to speak at Creighton Unive­rsity Omaha World-​Herald

Omaha World-​Herald Vatican climate scientist Raman­athan to speak at Creighton University Omaha World-​Herald Dr. Veerab­hadran “Ram” Ramana­than, left, with Pope Francis. Veerab­hadran serves as climate scientist at the Vatican's Ponti­fical Academy of Sciences. Veerab­hadran Ramana­than. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The climate scientist won't ...

2018-02-18 06:05

@Real Science: Credib­ility Of Climate Scien­tists Effect­ively Gone

Nine years ago, climate experts announced there was no more multi-​year ice in the Arctic. Multiyear Arctic ice is effect­ively gone: expert | Reuters Now there is lots of multi-​year sea ice in the Arctic. ice_typ­e_nh_po­lstere-​100_multi­_20180217­1200.png (676×798) Climate experts also …

2018-02-18 16:53

@Real Science: Science : UHI And El Nino Caused by CO2

Our top climate experts have deter­mined that the recent El Nino and Urban Heat Island effects in large cities over the past 30 years were caused by CO2 emiss­ions. Global Warming Is Getting Worse, Fast Besides their baseless flawed logic, …

2018-02-19 07:35

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: ‘First hint’ of a puzzling change in Southern Ocean revealed by CSIRO

‘The salinity puzzle’ – something new for climate theorists to ponder and debate. Here they still refer to ‘heat-​trapping’ gases, having ignored or forgotten about convec­tion. Resear­chers aboard an Austr­alian ship undert­aking pione­ering work in the Southern Ocean have found the “first hint” of a shift in a decades-​long trend towards fresher, less dense water…

2018-02-19 09:27

@Watts Up With That?: Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant

Claims defy parody, as alarmists become more tyran­nical and their policies wreak havoc Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Climate alarmism dominated the Obama era and run-​up to Paris. But it’s at least as bizarre, dogmatic and intol­erant now that: President Trump pulled the United States out of the all pain/no gain Paris climate pact; the…

2018-02-19 09:59

@American Elephants: Gov. Inslee Wants to Save Us From Global Warming With a New Carbon Tax!

While every­one’s attention was consumed with the Parkland, Florida shooting, we appar­ently had a visit from former Secretary of State John Kerry to advocate for our Washi­ngton governor Jay Inslee’s bright idea of a carbon tax.  Stupid tax, and extremely bad timing. The vote on the school levy here in King County was on Tuesday,

2018-02-19 06:22

@No Tricks Zone: New Paper: 1,407 Conti­guous U.S. Temper­ature Stations Reveal NO WARMING TREND During 1901-​2015

The Warming ‘Hole’ Myth Non-​Warming Regions Are More Rule Than Excep­tion  Earlier this month, the authors of a new paper (Part­ridge et al., 2018) published in Geophy­sical Research Letters pr­omulgated the term “warming hole” to describe the cooling temper­atures gripping most of the Eastern half of the United States from the late 1950s through 2015. “We

2018-02-19 11:18

@Google: A look into a climate-​altered Alaska High Country News

High Country News A look into a climate -​altered Alaska High Country News Strug­gling to keep my balance, I teeter along a narrow plankway that wends through the rolling foothills near Denali National Park and Preserve. Just ahead, Northern Arizona Unive­rsity ecologist Ted Schuur, a lanky 6-​footer, leads the way to Eight Mile ...

2018-02-19 08:00

@Watts Up With That?: Grist: Bitcoin Gobbling Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Grist has joined the rising chorus of greens conde­mning the vast energy expend­itures of Bitcoin miners. Bitcoin gobbles up clean energy — just when the real world needs it most By Eric Holthaus on Feb 16, 2018 One of the biggest near-​term threats to our clean energy future doesn’t even…

2018-02-19 13:00

@Google: Eric Sorensen leads climate change discu­ssion in Jo Daviess County tonight WQAD.com

WQAD.com Eric Sorensen leads climate change discu­ssion in Jo Daviess County tonight WQAD.com A special discu­ssion on climate change and its local impacts will occur tonight at 6pm at the Planetary Studies Found­ation Earth and Space Museum in downtown Eliza­beth, Illinois. Storm­track 8 Meteoro­logist Eric Sorensen will lead the discu­ssion after a ...

2018-02-19 11:28

@Google: What's going on with the Earth's climate? News Observer

News Observer What's going on with the Earth's climate ? News Observer Many people may be wonde­ring, “what the heck is going on in climate science,” and, for that matter, “what the heck is happening to our climate ?” On the one hand, reports from U.S. gover­nment agencies indicate that 2017 was the 3rd warmest year on ... Climate change to accel­erate extreme weather events in near…

2018-02-19 13:56

@Climate Scepticism: Global Cooling? Or Global Warming Briefly Interr­upted?

  OK, I’m going to talk about global cooling: cue, derisive laughter from Climate Scepti­cism’s troll-​like AGW-​convinced readers. I’m also – wait for it – going to talk specif­ically about global cooling due to a Maunder Minimum type decline in solar activity: cue almost insane high-​pitched babbling from the ‘it’s not the sun, stupid’ ranks ……

2018-02-19 18:10

@Google: Climate rulebook likely done this year with or without US The Straits Times

The Straits Times Climate rulebook likely done this year with or without US The Straits Times VIENNA (BLOOM­BERG) The climate rulebook being drafted to keep a lid on Earth's rising temper­atures should be finished by the end of the year with or without the US gover­nment's help. Countries that ratified the Paris Climate Agreement meet in ... and more »

2018-02-19 15:12