@Paul Homewood: Talk Of Flexible, Smart Energy Systems Misses The Point

By Paul Homewood     “Flex­ible” and “smart” are the new buzzwords when discu­ssing energy. “We need electr­icity to be our flexible friend”, says Richard Black. “We want to move from a 20th Century energy system to a smart, clean system fit for the 21st Century”, says Greg Clark. Smart meters, battery storage, demand side

2017-03-18 18:57

@Paul Homewood: Never Mind The Area, Feel The Thickness

By Paul Homewood   http://psc­.apl.uw.ed­u/research­/projects/­arctic-​sea-​ice-​volume-​anomaly/   For years, discu­ssion of Arctic sea ice has revolved around extent. Indeed NSIDC’s regular monthly Arctic Sea Ice News talks about little else, partic­ularly when there is an unusually low figure. However, when extents are not so unusually low, the Arctic obses­sives switch the goal posts to…

2017-02-28 18:44

@Judith Curry: Exactly what are scien­tists marching ‘for’?

by Judith Curry The smartest people on the planet want to oppose Trump the best they can come up with is a march in support of themse­lves? – Roger Pielke Jr A mega March for Science has been planned for Earth Day (April 22) in Washi­ngton DC.  The web site states: The March for … …

2017-03-06 01:51

@Scottish Sceptic: Underst­anding the Global Temper­ature “discrep­ancies”

In my last post I created a reconst­ruction of global temper­ature over 350 years which I show below: And as I said in the article, I was confused why the UAH 6 (red) had not warmed as much as the …

2017-03-06 22:32

@And then there's physics: Scien­tists are not salesp­eople!

Gavin Schmidt posted a bunch of tweets in response to a post by Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) in which he claims to illus­trate how climate scien­tists can persude skeptics. It you want to read Gavin’s tweet, Greg Laden has …

2017-03-10 21:56

@Watts Up With That?: #Exxo­nKnew and Schnei­derman get hoisted by their own petard

Schnei­derman Continues Media Strategy in Court Hearing with Meanin­gless “Bombs­hell” Claim by Katie Brown, PhD New York Attorney General Eric Schneid­erman’s office attempted once again to manufa­cture an email contro­versy, procla­iming in a letter that Exxon had refused “to comply in good faith with OAG’s investi­gative subpoena dated November 4, 2015,” and charact­erizing it as…

2017-03-22 19:05

@Watts Up With That?: Bill Nye Loses The Plot

Guest Post by Willis Esche­nbach Bill Nye the not-​really-​Science Guy was on Tucker Carlson tonight. Tucker tried time after time to get Nye to say how much of the change was due to humans … and time after time, Nye refused to say what his opinion was. So Tucker got him to agree that the…

2017-02-28 06:58

@Paul Homewood: Germany’s plan for 100% electric cars may actually increase carbon emissions

By Paul Homewood   https://t­heconvers­ation.com­/germanys-​plan-​for-​100-​electric-​cars-​may-​actually-​increase-​carbon-​emissions-​72997?   There’s an intere­sting article in The Convers­ation:   Germany has ambitious plans for both electric cars and renewable energy. But it can’t deliver both. As things stand, Germany’s well-​meaning but contrad­ictory ambitions would actually boost emissions by an…

2017-02-28 10:39

@Google: Bill Nye's Embarr­assing Face-​off with Tucker Carlson on Climate Change National Review

National Review Bill Nye's Embarr­assing Face-​off with Tucker Carlson on Climate Change National Review But it was Carlson's takedown of Bill Nye the Science Guy, a telev­ision person­ality and celebrity climate promoter, that exposes the intell­ectual chicanery behind this crusade. During an interview on Carlson's show on February 27, Nye goofily claimed ... Bill Nye to Tucker Carlson: Humans Cause…

2017-03-01 09:48

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Is something strange happening deep inside the Earth? 

Pattern or coinci­dence? Theorists will have their ideas. Why are “giant fountains of lava” suddenly pouring out of some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet, and why are so many long dormant volcanoes suddenly roaring back to life? The specta­cular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the

2017-03-02 14:00

@Paul Homewood: Solar Industry Objects To Paying Rates

By Paul Homewood   http://www­.independe­nt.co.uk/e­nvironment­/solar-​industry-​budget-​2017-​800-​per-​cent-​tax-​increase-​green-​renewable-​energy-​a761819­1.html   The solar industry is whingeing about rates increases due in April. This follows the latest business rates revalu­ation. The whole system of business rates is highly controv­ersial since it taxes busin­esses effect­ively on the value of their…

2017-03-10 16:01

@Scottish Sceptic: All time Top Articles

Since I started this blog at the beginning of  2011 I’ve published over 1200 articles mostly focussing on climate and energy. But it often surprises me when I look at the stati­stics that many of the articles that get read …

2017-03-10 21:02

@Real Science: A Single Shot Through The Right Temple

I was going through my father’s ­basement today in Los Alamos, and found this paper from November 22, 1963. I remember being let out of school early, and coming home to my mother who was crying inconso­lably. President Kennedy had been …

2017-03-12 05:04

@Scottish Sceptic: SNP: liars econom­ically insane.

In 2014 the Scottish people voted decis­ively to stay with the UK. And since then the consensus has remained the same with a majority against leaving the UK and partic­ularly against having another extremely divisive and hate filled refere­ndum. At …

2017-03-14 10:10

@Paul Homewood: “Green” Germany’s Emissions Keep Rising

By Paul Homewood     From The American Interest:   Germany’s green­house gas emissions rose last year, according to a new report. CO2 levels rose by 4 million tons in 2016 (0.7 percent), which means Berlin will have to reduce those levels by 40 million tons over the next three years in order to meet

2017-03-18 15:23

@Real Science: Extreme And Unusual Climate Fraud Continues At Gover­nment Agencies

The BBC has just breath­lessly reported record warmth in January across much of Africa and South America. ‘ Extreme and unusual’ climate trends continue after record 2016 – BBC News This is comp­letely fake data. NOAA thermo­meters show the exact of …

2017-03-21 14:01

@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

@Climate Depot: ‘Days of trust-​me science are over’ — GOP House Science Chair Lamar Smith warns warmists

2017-03-24 17:47

@American Elephants: Meet Professor Jordan Peterson: The Remedy For All of It

Dr. Jordan Peterson is a psych­ology professor at the Unive­rsity of Toronto. He is cranky, disagre­eable, and pokes holes in all the silliness we are being deluged with on a daily basis. He is straight­forward, clear, and compl­etely deligh­tful. Enjoy.

2017-03-27 04:38

@Master Resource: Mitig­ation Math: Is Climate Activism Futile? (Judith Curry thinks so)

“[T]here is growing evidence of much smaller climate sensit­ivity to CO2; and even if these drastic emissions reduc­tions occurr­ed, we see little impact on the climate in the 21st century (even if you believe the climate models).”

“It seems rather futile to make token emissions reduc­tions at substa­ntial cost. Deciding that all this is imprac­tical or infea­sible seems like a rational response to…

2017-03-27 07:00

@Scottish Sceptic: Predi­cting the surface temper­ature on other planets

After trying failing to reproduce the results in the paper “New Insights on the Physical Nature of the Atmosp­heric Green­house Effect Deduced from an Empirical Planetary Temper­ature Model” by Ned Nikolov Karl Zeller in which they argue that …

2017-03-27 13:44

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Public may be more accepting of advocacy by climate scien­tists than previ­ously thought

From the TAYLOR FRANCIS GROUP Public may be more accepting of advocacy by climate scien­tists than previ­ously thought Research published today in Environ­mental Communi­cation suggests that scien­tists may have more freedom than previ­ously thought to engage in certain forms of climate change advocacy without risking harm to their credib­ility. The experi­ment, conducted by resear­chers…

2017-02-27 12:59

@Real Science: Expansion Of Thick Sea Ice Into The Western Arctic

Over the past two months, winds have been pushing thick Arctic sea ice into the East Siberian, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. This is very painfu­l news for alarm­ists, because these are the seas which determine the summer minimum. Alarmists care very …

2017-02-27 15:52

@Google: Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Says 'Climate Deniers' Suffer Psychol­ogical Delusions Daily Caller

The Hill (blog) Bill Nye'The Science Guy' Says' Climate Deniers' Suffer Psychol­ogical Delusions Daily Caller Bill Nye said Monday that climate change skeptics suffer from a psychol­ogical problem preve­nting them from underst­anding how so-​called man-​made global warming affects their daily lives. Climate change skeptics suffer from cognitive disso­nance on global ... Sanders and Bill Nye to host…

2017-02-27 17:29


MARC MORANO: NOAA RESEAR­CHERS VIOLATED THE AGENCIES DATA QUALITY AND STORAGE STANDARDS FEBRUARY 21, 2017 By H. Sterling Burnett Decorated National Oceanic and Atmosp­heric Adminis­tration research scientist John Bates has become a whistle­blower, discl­osing NOAA scientist violated agency protocols in a rush to publish unver­ified research for political reasons. Marc Morano publisher of Climate Depot

2017-02-27 20:38

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Trumps 40 to 1 over CNN – Decline Of Media Company Reach

Who has the biggest one? Let's ask them to compa­re...

2017-02-27 20:11

@Watts Up With That?: Bernie Sanders / Bill Nye Climate Presen­tation

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye have given a joint presen­tation on climate. In my opinion their presen­tation more than anything demons­trates how out of touch they are with ordinary people. Some Highli­ghts: Bill Nye wants to convince President Trump renew­ables make economic sense. Bill Nye thinks Fox News Anchors “know…

2017-02-28 03:20

@Google: Siberian 'hellm­outh' crater caused by melting perma­frost is growing fast and could reveal climate changes over the ... Daily Mail

Daily Mail Siberian'hel­lmouth' crater caused by melting perma­frost is growing fast and could reveal climate changes over the ... Daily Mail Siberia's rapidly growing'hel­lmouth' crater is now giving scien­tists a glimpse at 200,000 years of climate history. It already stretches more than half a mile long and nearly 300 feet deep – and, it's expanding at a rate of roughly 30 to 100 feet (10m ...

2017-02-28 20:46

@Real Science: Astoni­shing New Record For Ice Growth

As desperate criminals working at gover­nment agencies continue to claim the Arctic is hot and melting, Greenland is blowing away all records for ice growth. 530 billion tons of ice has formed since September 1, which is how much normally …

2017-03-01 03:32

@Real Science: Fake Climate News Slides

At CPAC, Steve Milloy, James Deling­pole, John Fund and myself did a very fun panel on fake climate science. You can download my slides here. At CPAC, Climate Change Is The ‘Greatest Scien­tific Scandal In History’ | Right Wing Watch

2017-03-01 14:56