@No Tricks Zone: RSS Suspected Of “Serious Data Doping”, German Scien­tists Say…”V­alues Fudged To Fit Models”!

Serious Climate Doping Suspicion Against RSS: Satellite Temper­atures Raised One And Half Tenths Of A Degree By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahre­nholt (Translat­ed/edited by P Gosselin) Temper­atures can be measured from the ground and from satell­ites. Satellite data have two versions, UAH and RSS. The version of UAH (Unive­rsity of Alabama, Huntsv­ille) makes a […]

2018-08-19 16:03

@No Tricks Zone: Video Shows Solar Panels On Roof In Nether­lands Burning, Destr­oying Three Apartments

If you own solar panels on your home, you may want to keep an eye on them in hot weather. In Holland, some caught fire and caused “enor­mous” damage to three apartmen­t units. 297.nl here reports how solar panels on a new apartment building caught fire and destroyed three of the units last Thursday after­noon, after

2018-08-05 17:19

@The Next Grand Minimum: A Solar Activity Update By Stephanie Osborn

Origi­nally posted on According To Hoyt : A Solar Activity Update By Stephanie Osborn http://­www.ste­phanie-​osbor­n.com My exper­ience I did my graduate work in spotted variable stars at Vande­rbilt Univer­sity, so in the astron­omical community I would be consi­dered a variable star astron­omer. Based on our experi­ence, many variable star astron­omers consider the Sun to be at…

2018-08-05 22:19

@Real Science: Party Is Over In The Arctic

Ice condi­tions are not looking good for Reggie, James and Al. Index of /DATASETS­/NOAA/G02­135/north­/daily/im­ages/2018­/08_Aug/ Summer is over at the North Pole. Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteoro­logiske Institut And nothing but cold in the forecast. 10-​Day Temper­ature Outlook

2018-08-18 13:13

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: A Brexc­hange of viewpoints

The debate is still lively. Fresh news below the break. I have a new assig­nment as regional director for leave Means Leave, one of the organis­ations campai­gning to have the 2016 refer­endum vote respected by our politi­cians. Chairmen Richard Tice and John Longworth are calling on all Leave voters to stand up for Democracy and […]

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@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Green Entrep­reneur Elon Musk is a “Total Fraud”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall What does it take to break the faith of suppo­rters of a green entrepr­eneur? The answer appears to be one bad tweet. Elon Musk is a total fraud By Maureen Callahan July 21 2018/ One disas­trous tweet has finally revealed Elon Musk for what he is: a fraud. Enraged that…

2018-07-23 00:14

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Fury at plans to scrap UK renew­ables subsidies

They say all good things come to an end, and in this case the rug is being pulled away from support for various types of renewable project including small-​scale solar systems, as PEI reports. Cue the usual wailing about the harmless trace gas carbon dioxide, as ever falsely described as ‘carbon emissi­ons’. Coincid­entally perhaps, the

2018-07-23 09:30

@Watts Up With That?: Study: “Little Ice Age” also affected South American climate

Research shows how the Little Ice Age affected South American climate For the first time, scien­tists recons­truct the rainfall distri­bution in Brazil during the climate changes that marked the Middle Ages using isotopic records from caves. A new study pu­blished ­in Geoph­ysical Research Journal­ shows that the so-​called Little Ice Age – a period stret­ching from 1500 to 1850…

2018-07-25 12:30

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Booker: Yes it’s scorc­hing, but not climate change

The occas­ional hot summer in the UK is nothing new. There was one in 1976 and, as Booker points out, a partic­ularly hot one as long ago as 1846. As usual the behaviour of the jet stream is a major factor. Yes it’s scorc­hing, but claims that the heatwave is down to climate change are

2018-07-26 09:44

@Paul Homewood: 13 Days of Low Levels of UK Wind Power Rectified by £632 billion of Powerpack 2 Batteries!

By Paul Homewood     Repost from Prisms UK:   The UK’s installed wind power capacity is 19,261 MW TOTAL: Operat­ional Capacity Load Factor for all wind: 30.1% Stati­stics Explained At 30.1% load factor, 19,261 MW of capacity is gener­ating on average over the year 5,797.6 MW. But for a 13 day x 24 hour

2018-07-29 13:47

@No Tricks Zone: From “Solar Valley To Death Valley­”…How German Solar Industry Collapsed And Autos May Be Next To Go

Publicist Dirk Maxeiner writes at Achgu­t.com how Germany’s once highly bally­hooed solar industry has disinte­grated to dust. With its center in former communist east Germany, it was dubbed in the early 2000s as Solar Valley”. German leaders risk running German industry into the ground, German publicist Dirk Maxeiner warns. Photo credit: Achgut­.com. Promised solar paradise

2018-07-29 14:28

@Watts Up With That?: Graph of the week – The strawman argument

As many WUWT readers know, there’s this push to “save the planet” by banning plastic straws. Like most liberal Earth saving fanta­sies, it’s rooted in shonky science, or in this case, no science at all, just a guess. The plastic straw ban movement was started by a 9 year old kid named Milo Cress who…

2018-07-31 16:59

@Paul Homewood: New Solar Capacity Dries Up

By Paul Homewood      https://w­ww.gov.uk/­government­/statistic­s/energy-​trends-​section-​6-​renew­ables   Subsidies to new install­ations of solar power via the Renewable Oblig­ation scheme were withdrawn with effect from April 2016, although schemes already in progress were given leeway. The latest BEIS figures for new capacity additions show just how drastic the fall in new install­ations has been…

2018-08-01 07:49

@Climate Scepticism: Attrib­uting The 2018 Northern European Heatwave to Climate Change

  Rapid extreme weather attrib­ution, aka climate ambulance chasing, has come of age and the attrib­utors are in high demand: For Fried­erike Otto, a climate modeller at the Unive­rsity of Oxford, UK, the past week has been a frenzy, as journa­lists clamoured for her views on climate change’s role in the summer heat. “It’s been …

2018-08-03 14:57

@Paul Homewood: Is your energy supply vegan?

By Paul Homewood   The mind boggles!   We’re more conscious than ever about the impact our buying choices have on the planet. But the energy industry still hides a secret about how it uses animals in its energy produc­tion. You’ve got a right to know how your energy is made, so you can choose

2018-08-05 12:22

@No Tricks Zone: Business Daily Handels­blatt: German Wind Industry In “Serious Crisis”, Could “Implode­”…Conseq­uences “Could Be Fatal”!

About a week ago I reported here how Germany’s “Solar Valley” spectac­ularly crashed into the wall of reality, turning into an industri­al Death Valley, as almost the entire solar compo­nents produ­ction industry collapsed and left tens of thousands without jobs. Bleak future for Germany’s wind industry. Image: Wasili Karbe, cropped from video here. And the media,

2018-08-07 15:01

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Poland, Imported Aliens, and Brexit

A thought provoking video about Poland, refusing immigr­ation, and EU instabi­lities.

2018-08-08 07:48

@Judith Curry: Hothouse Earth

by Judith Curry We need to raise the bar on how we think about the possible worst case scenario for climate change. The news and twitt­erati are abuzz with the idea of ‘Hothouse Earth’, based on a new paper published …

2018-08-08 18:25

@Paul Homewood: Harrabin Forced To Retract Latest BBC Lie

By Paul Homewood   https://n­otalotofp­eopleknow­that.word­press.com­/2018/05/­16/mps-​criticise-​gover­nment-​clean-​energy-​policies/ Readers may recall this BBC report from Roger Harrabin in May, which falsely stated that there was a ban on new onshore wind farms. This is an outright lie, promul­gated by the renewable lobby and often repeated by the likes of Jillian Ambrose. I filed an official…

2018-08-13 10:29

@Paul Homewood: OFGEM Defends Govt Smart Meter Program­me–Now There’s A Surprise!!

By Paul Homewood The Telegraph has run a few anti-​smart meter articles recently, not to mention a hatful of letters, of which all the ones I have seen have been extremely critical except for ones from the SmartGB charlatan and Claire Perry. Has the gover­nment been exerting pressure on the Telegraph to provide a counter […]

2018-08-13 23:55

@Paul Homewood: Bob Ward Complains To IPSO–And Loses!

By Paul Homewood Readers will probably recall the following Booker piece from last January: One of Shakesp­eare’s persi­stent themes in Hamlet is that when people set out to fool others, it will event­ually catch up with them. Repea­tedly he empha­sises that “purposes mistook fall on their inven­tors’ heads”, that such people end up […]

2018-08-15 09:58

@American Elephants: Going Wild — The Knepp Wildland

Do watch this short video. It will enrich your day. Eighteen years ago, Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell turned their 3,500-​acre farm in West Sussex, England, into a massive outdoor labora­tory. They decided to cede control of their land to nature and watched it slowly grow wild again. Now, at what they call Knepp Wildland, […]

2018-08-20 05:52

@Watts Up With That?: The Left’s War on Science

Many in the media say there’s a conser­vative war on science. Is this true? No, says John Tierney, Contri­buting Editor at the Manhattan Instit­ute’s City Journal. Tierney says “the real war on science is the one from the left.”

2018-07-23 02:00

@Watts Up With That?: 24% of Tesla Model 3 Orders Cance­lled, Cancell­ations Outnumber New Orders

Guest ROTFLMAO! by David Middleton From the purveyors of Fake News… 24% of Tesla Model 3 orders have been canceled, analyst says by Jordan Valinsky @CNNMoney July 19, 2018 Tesla is finally making enough Model 3s — but an analyst says many customers are growing too impatient to wait any longer for them. Cancell­ations for…

2018-07-23 15:20

@Watts Up With That?: Study: abrupt shifts occurred in the ancient European climate

From the Uni­versity of Helsinki and the “no SUV’s needed” depar­tment comes this study which suggests big cold snaps occurred right in the middle of the warm Eemian period. My only concern is perhaps they over-​rely on climate models. For reference (and not part of the study) here’s the Eemian graph in context. Data sources listed int…

2018-07-23 20:00

@Climate Depot: Italy – “Except­ional” snow in full summer

2018-07-23 19:42

@Watts Up With That?: It shouldn’t take hundreds of years to estimate climate sensit­ivity

Guest essay by Alberto Zaragoza Comen­dador Summary: Climate models with different sensiti­vities reproduce the histo­rical temper­ature record just as well (or badly) An interpr­etation could be the histo­rical temper­ature record cannot be used to estimate or const­raint climate sensit­ivity. This would imply that either the histo­rical record is too short, or the forcing it involves…

2018-07-24 12:30

@Watts Up With That?: How @ed_ha­wkins turned linear temper­ature increase into a spiral hockey­stick

From the “confir­mation bias affects Top. Men.” depart­ment…a modern equiv­alent of “Mike’s Nature Trick”. WUWT readers have probably seen the various graphical depic­tions of temper­ature coming from Dr. Ed Hawkins, who in his climate-​lab-​book website has been publi­shing spirals, bars, and other depic­tions of rising tempera­tures. For example (click for animat­ion): Hawkins is no…

2018-07-24 21:43

@Real Science: Hiding The Inconv­enient Satellite Data

In 1972,  forty-​two “top European and American investi­gators” predicted a rapidly approa­ching new ice age –  based on an increase in snow and ice cover from 1967-​1972. The technique employed …..  depends on the averaging of inform­ation from standard and …

2018-07-25 12:17

@Paul Homewood: Ten years left to redesign lithium-​ion batteries

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward      Others have already invest­igated the potential cobalt cliff. Now another paper comes to the same conclu­sions:     Electric vehicles need powerful, light and affor­dable batte­ries. The best bet is comme­rcial lithium-​ion cells — they are relat­ively compact and stable. But they are still too bulky

2018-07-25 22:03