@Watts Up With That?: An interview with Dr. Susan Crockford on the Harvey et al. attack paper over polar bear research

As many readers know, there was a erroneous and malicious paper recently published by The journal Biosc­ience titled I­nternet blogs, polar bears, and climate-​change denial by proxy, (Harvey et al. 2017) c­overed here and here by WUWT, along with a request for retra­ction here. The person who was the focus of the 14 authors of the Harvey…

2017-12-07 08:01

@No Tricks Zone: Time Running Out For Global Warming Hoaxs­ters… 7 New Studies Show Large Parts Of Globe Cooling!

Recently I wrote about 7 signs showing that the earth has been cooling and likely will continue to cool. To back this up, Kenneth Richards commented in a reply that this year has seen 7 new peer-​reviewed papers that show us that the earth’s surface temper­ature at the poles and elsewhere has been cooling since

2017-12-08 16:47

@Real Science: Latest Pictures From The Ice-​Free Arctic

Almost the entire Arctic was covered by clouds yesterday (incl­uding Green­land) but I found a few breaks in the clouds over Canada and the Hudson Bay.

2017-12-10 09:33

@Jo Nova: Matt Ridley on Brexit: Brits should give foreign aid to EU (with strings) as parting gift

Matt Ridley writes the letter Theresa May should send to the EU

For 40 years Britain has propped up the EU with nothing in return but compl­aints and insults.

The fifth biggest economy in the world can offer foreign aid to the failing EU but on the same terms as other needy states.


Dear Angela, Emmanuel and others (cc Donald,…

2017-12-12 08:59

@Real Science: Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 15% Over The Past Decade

Arctic sea ice volume is up 15% from a decade ago, and the area of the Arctic covered with thick ice has massively expanded . 2007   2017 Summer minimum ice extent has increased over the past decade. masie_4km­_allyears­_extent_s­qkm.csv Greenl­and’s surface …

Today: 10:05

@Google: MPs reject long-​awaited Climate Change Bill The Observer

The Observer MPs reject long-​awaited Climate Change Bill The Observer Legisl­ators on Wednesday punched holes in the Climate Change Bill despite several months of demanding for it, to protect the ecosy­stems threa­tened by popul­ation pressures and erosion that affect depen­dents on natural space. At a meeting convened by ...

2017-12-06 19:46

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Adding Fudge Factors Makes Climate Models Scarier

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – Climate models do a poor job of reprod­ucing observed climate. But climate scien­tists seem to think they can produce more accurate projec­tions by adding fudge factors to their models, to force better agreement between models and observa­tions. The most accurate climate change models predict the most…

2017-12-07 03:15

@Paul Homewood: New Govt Rules May Cripple New Battery Storage Projects

By Paul Homewood   It looks like the gover­nment has finally woken up to the inconv­enient realities about energy storage. From PEI: The UK has announced changes to its capacity market auctions that could signifi­cantly reduce the number of new energy storage projects able to partic­ipate. The changes, announced today by the Depar­tment for Business,

2017-12-07 10:10

@Watts Up With That?: Case closed – malicious WUWT troll sees police show up at his door

Somet­imes, you just have to fight back. This is a personal note that goes along with the recent news of the bullying of Dr. Susan Crockford and Dr. Judith Curry. Thanks to the Chico Police Depar­tment and officer Jim Parrott, I learned today that we were able to shut down a person living in Windsor…

2017-12-08 02:08

@Watts Up With That?: Some of the most encour­aging graphs about the human condition you’ll ever see

Despite all the fear-​mongering over the condition of our planet as well as the human condi­tion, there is encour­aging news. Dina D. Pomeranz writes on Twitter: (h/t to Steve McIntyre) This figure is quite amazing. Never ever before has the world changed as it has from 1990 to 2015. Here’s another: There’s a lot of…

2017-12-08 11:30

@American Elephants: Mark Steyn on Proble­matic Speech and Free Speech.

Mark Steyn had a long legal battle with the Canadian Human Rights Commi­ssion nearly ten years ago about free speech, for the Canadian Human Rights Commi­ssion believes that free speech does not include words with which they disagree. They had the force of law behind them, and the descent into totalita­rianism is not far behind.

2017-12-09 04:27

@Climate Depot: Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

To climate change fanatics, polar bears facing extin­ction are the eye candy for the worldwide call for action on global warming. Turns out there are too many of them now. Source: Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

2017-12-08 19:55

@No Tricks Zone: Trump: Paris Climate Accord “One Of The Great Catastr­ophes” …But Leaves Door Open For New Deal

President Donald Trump once again rejected “global govern­ance” and rigid multi-​nation trade deals before a packed and highly enthusias­tic rally in Pensa­cola, Florida, yeste­rday. Donald Trump leaves door wide open to a fair climate deal. Photo credit: Shealah Craig­head, public domain photo. The US President re-​empha­sized the impor­tance of American national sovere­ignty and indepe­ndence from…

2017-12-09 11:49

@Real Science: The 97% Consensus Of Brainless Forecasts By Climate Scientists

Alex Hill, the chief gover­nment adviser with the Met Office, told The Scotsman there was no future for skiing in Scotland because climate change would see winters become too warm for regular snowfall. The Scotsman  February 10, 2009 Ten years …

2017-12-10 09:16

@Watts Up With That?: Starving polar bears are the fake news face of climate change

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: Climate activists have made polar bears “the face of climate change.” This week we see how they have done so: with fake news. That they do so instead of relying on science tells us much about them — and why they have achieved so few policy…

2017-12-11 08:30

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

A shock to the system for many Europeans after years of being told that the world is supposed to be warming at an alarming rate, so they must pay billions for decades to try and buy a ‘better’ climate. The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday, while more than 300

2017-12-11 10:18

@Paul Homewood: Don’t Bank On Solar Power In Winter!

By Paul Homewood     Wait till the Health Safety Stasi see this!   The renewable lobby would like you to believe that solar power is an important part of our future energy strategy. But they don’t tell you just how little power is produced during winter months, at the time when demand is

2017-12-11 20:00

@Real Science: Freezing 97% Of Britain To Death

On the coldest morning of the winter so far, wind and solar have collapsed and are producing only 3% of Britain’s energy. The sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing. Live monit­oring of the UK electr­icity National Grid The …

2017-12-12 08:34

@Paul Homewood: Matt Ridley On The BBC’s Blue Planet

By Paul Homewood   An honest asses­sment of the BBC’s Blue Planet II from the ever perce­ptive Matt Ridley:   Nothing that Hollywood sci-​fi screenw­riters dream up for outer space begins to rival the beauty and ingenuity of life under water right here. Blue Planet II captured behaviour that was new to science as well

2017-12-12 11:05

@Google: A Landmark Calif­ornia Climate Program Is in Jeopardy New York Times

New York Times A Landmark Calif­ornia Climate Program Is in Jeopardy New York Times San Francisco — Gov. Jerry Brown of Calif­ornia and lawmakers in Sacra­mento pulled off a huge political feat last summer when they renewed one of the state's premier climate programs. The governor sought a two-​thirds majority to insulate the program ...

2017-12-12 10:45

@Climate Scepticism: Ongoing ignorance of experts 4

Want the good news or the bad news? Trick question. It’s either both or nothing. To get us started, here’s a tweet from a Greenie today telling us some good news: Those who campaign in defence of science mustn't engage in pseudos­cience. Emotive bear footage + narrative from campai­gners was picked up uncrit­ically by media… …

2017-12-12 17:19

@Watts Up With That?: NOAA’s Arctic report card released at #AGU17

Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades Despite relat­ively cool summer tempera­tures, observ­ations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environ­mental system has reached a ‘new normal’, charact­erized by long-​term losses in the extent and thickness of the sea ice cover, the extent and duration of the…

Today: 00:24

@Paul Homewood: The Truth Behind Sea Legacy

By Paul Homewood   Even the BBC seem to have woken up to the Sea Legacy scam: It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-​eastern Canada. Exhau­sted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, event­ually trying to eat some discarded seating foam among rubbish humans have left. Polar

Today: 11:47

@Google: Are we doomed? Climate Point newsl­etter tackles destru­ctive storms, wildfires and climate change WGRZ-​TV

WGRZ-TV Are we doomed? Climate Point newsl­etter tackles destru­ctive storms, wildfires and climate change WGRZ-TV Hurricane Irma makes landfall on the Florida coast as a category 4 storm as Tropical Storm Jose, right, moves west in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 10, 2017. The impacts of global climate change have been front and center this year: More destru­ctive ... and more »

2017-12-06 20:24

@Watts Up With That?: Another ‘worse than we thought’ study: Warming to be 15% worse than worst case scenario

From the ‘scare tactical modeling’ depar­tment comes this press release today, which has been circul­ating to news media until the embargo lifted this morning. You’ll see all sorts of caterw­auling from the usual media outlets about how global warming is even worse now, and the future looks grim. Of course, the back story is pretty…

2017-12-06 17:58

@Climate Depot: Do 40,000 volcanoes matter?

Via: htt­p://joan­nenova.c­om.au/20­17/12/do-​40000-​volcanoes-​matter/ The world is watching one volcano in Bali, but it’s sobering to think there may be hund­reds of others going off, and almost certainly ones we don’t even know about. The articl­e  Is the Bali volcano making us warmer or coole­r? by William F Jasper, reminded me of Ian Plimers words about there being squil­lions of undersea…

2017-12-06 19:18

@Carlin Economics and Science: None of the Climate Alarmist Apocal­ypses Have Occurred or Are Even Possible

The climate alarmists have long tried to sell their apocal­yptic scam by claiming that their policies will avoid catast­rophic increases in global tempera­tures. The Daily Caller has recently invent­oried some of the widely publi­cized such climate apocal­ypses predicted over the last 30 years by examining 12 of them. The alarm­ists’ 12 apocal­yptic predic­tions have proved

2017-12-07 00:38

@John Fleck: Some thoughts on disaster journa­lism, fire, Southern Califo­rnia, and resilience

This conver­sation triggered by Faith Kearns’ comments about memories of Santa Anas got me thinking about an old piece I wrote a while back and never publi­shed. I didn’t publish it because the editor I was pitching didn’t want it, but in retro­spect I’m glad it never ran. It seemed ill-​timed then, and on a ...

The post Some thoughts on disaster journa­lism, fire, Southern Califo­rnia, and…

2017-12-06 19:45

@Climate Depot: In Praise Of Phasing Out Of Energy Subsidies

Renew­ables cannot pay for thems­elves today and will not be able to do so tomorrow, and in the process they will destroy other viable, clean sources of energy that are truly afford­able. The GOP has managed to push through tax reform in the Senate, weeks after the House had voted to pass it. Source: In

2017-12-06 19:14

@Climate Scepticism: Who Wrote the World’s Worst Scien­tific Paper?

I want to have a go at analysing the World’s Worst Scien­tific Paper one of these days, but first there’s the question: Who among the fourteen listed authors actually wrote it? Obviously lead author Jeffrey A. Harvey must take responsi­bility. But who actually penned it? Harvey is a resea­rcher in terres­trial ecology with expertise in …

2017-12-06 22:59