@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Rope-​A-​Dope’s End?

Has Trump been quietly setting his army in place for a surprise counter attack? Is it possible we're seeing the start of it now?

2017-08-06 15:47

@Paul Homewood: Berkeley Earth Funding

By Paul Homewood     http://be­rkeleyear­th.org/     Whenever sceptical scien­tists receive funding from fossil fuel inter­ests, cries of foul play quickly arise. But for some reason, when the boot is on the other foot, it is a case of “move along, nothing to see here”. Take Berkeley Earth for instance. It was of course

2017-07-18 13:56

@The Next Grand Minimum: Is Our Sun Slowing Down in Its Middle Age?

By: Monica Bobra writing in Sky and Telescope The Sun, now halfway through its life, might be slowing its magnetic activity, resear­chers say, which could lead to permanent changes in the sunspots and auroras we see. We all slow down …

2017-07-22 21:27

@Climate Depot: Deling­pole: ‘We Are All So Totally Going to Die’ – New York Magazine Hits Peak Climate Alarmism

by JAMES DELING­POLE11 Jul 2017178 New York Magazi­ne has just broken the world record for the scariest, most catastr­ophic, hyste­rical exercise in extrav­agant climate doom-​mongering in the history of the universe. Here are just some of the horrors that await us, according to David W­allace-​Wells in his 7,000 word compe­ndium of climate terror, titled  The Uninhab­itable Earth. No

2017-07-30 05:39

@No Tricks Zone: Since 1993, Greenl­and’s Ice Sheet Melt Has Added Just 0.39 Of A Centi­meter To Global Sea Levels

Exposing ‘Stagg­ering’ Ice Sheet Melt Decep­tions In recent months, two new papers published in The Cryos­phere have provided a condensed summary of the ice-​melt and sea-​level-​rise conseq­uences of global warming for the Arctic region. 1.  Between 1900 and 2010, the Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS) has melted so extens­ively and so rapidly that the GIS ice-​melt contri­bution

2017-08-07 11:23

@No Tricks Zone: Amazonian Cold Snap Grips South America…­Veteran Meteoro­logist Calls It “Specta­cular”

Yesterday at Twitter here meteoro­logist Joe Bastardi, a well-​known climate science antagon­ist, di­rected our att­ention to the NCEP temper­ature situation for South America. Yikes! The massive scale of the cold is of Amazonian propor­tions, with temper­atures well below normal across the entire conti­nent. Bastardi even called the cold “specta­cular”. Recently snow was reported to have fallen in…

2017-07-18 18:51

@Watts Up With That?: NOAA Updates Sea Surface Temper­ature Dataset

From NOAA Key dataset helps scien­tists under­stand Earth’s climate An update to a set of widely used ocean temper­ature data is now available from NOAA’s NCEI. Along with the public release, an article descr­ibing the 5th version of the Extended Reconst­ructed Sea Surface Temper­ature (ERSSTv5) dataset has been published in the Journal of Climate (link…

2017-07-20 05:00

@Climate Depot: Climate confu­sion: Average worldwide temps have stayed at roughly 59 degrees F for decades?!

By James Freeman July 18, 2017 5:06 p.m. ET 970 CO­MMENTS Just exactly how much has the climate changed in recent decades? Longti­me New York Times r­eaders can be forgiven if they are now thoro­ughly confused on the matter. Last month­ this column noted­ that the actions of the New York Times suggest that the people who put out the

2017-07-21 18:47

@Google: Commen­tary: The 6 biggest reasons I'm a climate-​change skeptic — and why you should be a skeptic too TheBla­ze.com

TheBla­ze.com Commen­tary: The 6 biggest reasons I'm a climate -​change skeptic — and why you should be a skeptic too TheBla­ze.com Commen­tary: The 6 biggest reasons I'm a climate -​change skeptic — and Justin Haskins, executive editor and research fellow at The Heartland Insti­tute, explains his six biggest reasons for being a climate -​change skeptic. (Marc Piscott­y/Getty Images).

2017-07-23 23:33

@Paul Homewood: Sea Level Rise per Jevrejeva

By Paul Homewood     I’ve looked at UK sea level rise, but what about global? As well as the much adjusted satellite datasets, we have a Global Mean Sea Level Reconst­ruction by Jevrejeva et al, published in 2014 and with data up to mid 2010. This is how the PSMSL describe it: This page

2017-07-25 10:44

@Paul Homewood: “Indepe­ndent” and “Scien­tist” Michael Mann Say It’s Worse Then We Thought!!

By Paul Homewood     h/t Patsy Lacey     The Indepe­ndent, not to mention Michael Mann long ago lost any credib­ility. Here’s a good example why:   Preve­nting global warming from becoming “dange­rous” may have just got signifi­cantly harder after new research suggested climate scien­tists have been using the wrong baseline temper­ature. The amount

2017-07-25 21:08

@No Tricks Zone: New Study: Electric Vehicle Use Does Not Apprec­iably Reduce CO2 Emissions

Negli­gible 4.9% Emissions Diffe­rence Between EVs And Petroleum Vehicles   According to a new paper published in the journal Issues in Science and Technology­ entitled “Electric Vehicles: Climate Saviors, Or Not?”, driving an electric vehicle (EV) rather than a conven­tional petroleum-​powered vehicle effect­ively does nothing to reduce global-​scale CO2 emiss­ions. This is because charging EVs on…

2017-07-27 11:09

@Paul Homewood: Revealed: Govern­ment’s electric car revol­ution could cost more than £200bn

By Paul Homewood     From the Teleg­raph:     Plans to end the sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 started to unravel today as it emerged 10,000 wind turbines or 10 nuclear power stations would need to be built to power their electric replace­ments. National Grid, which manages the UK’s power

2017-07-27 12:10

@Paul Homewood: Britain’s £246m battery challenge won’t solve energy storage problem

By Paul Homewood Renewable energy’s share of British electr­icity gener­ation from wind and solar techno­logies reached record levels of 26% in the past year. This is excellent news for our national carbon emiss­ions, but the grid is under incre­asing pressure to manage this interm­ittent power supply. The on-​and-​off nature of renewable energy means that to

2017-07-29 19:03

@Paul Homewood: It’s absolute fantasy to think we can move to all electric cars without fossil fuels

By Paul Homewood     A good summary from Booker on the electric car saga:     To the few of us who have long been trying to follow the Govern­ment’s woefully unrep­orted plans for Britain’s energy future, the news of the switch in 2040 to electric cars was hardly a surprise. But the full

2017-07-30 12:25

@No Tricks Zone: New Paper: CO2 Has ‘Negli­gible’ Influence On Earth’s Temper­ature

Water Vapour  Climate Forcing ‘Up To 200 Times’ G­reater, ‘Overri­des Any Effect By CO2’ H. Douglas Lightfoot profile PDF Lightfoot and Mamer, 2017 (1) Robust scien­tific evidence shows the sun angle controls water vapour content of the atmosp­here, the main component of back radia­tion, as it cycles annually. Back radia­tion, water vapour concent­ration and atmosp­heric temper­ature follow…

2017-07-31 10:15

@The GWPF: Clive James: ‘Climate Alarmists Were Bound To Run Out Of Credib­ility’

The legendary author, poet, journ­alist and humorist, Clive James has recently been casting a weary eye over the state of the climate debate and has concluded that climate alarmists are on the ropes:   “The propo­nents of man-​made climate catast­rophe asked us for so many leaps of faith that they were bound to run out

2017-07-31 08:00

@Paul Homewood: Gas Heating To Be Replaced By Thin Air!

By Paul Homewood     Naturally we have all recently been focussing on EVs, as far as electr­icity demand has been conce­rned. But what about domestic heating and cooking, as RogerJC rightly asks? The Two Degrees scenario, which is the only one where carbon reduction targets are achieved, projects a sharp drop in gas consum­ption,

2017-08-01 22:34

@Google: Was Trump RIGHT? Paris Climate Agreement WON'T WORK, says shock study Express­.co.uk

Express­.co.uk Was Trump RIGHT? Paris Climate Agreement WON'T WORK, says shock study Express­.co.uk Paris Climate Agreement WON'T WORK, says shock study. Research has shown that the interna­tional agreement signed by 195 countries only has a five per cent chance of working. Regar­dless of what happens now, experts say it is extremely likely a 90 per ... Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris…

2017-08-02 11:36

@Paul Homewood: Carbon Brief’s Attempt To “FactC­heck” The Telegraph Backfires Badly!

By Paul Homewood     Carbon Brief have been up to their tricks again:     Several newspa­pers, most promin­ently the Daily Teleg­raph, are pointing the finger at “green taxes” today, after British Gas blamed policy costs for its latest energy bill price rise.       The UK’s largest utility is raising its electr­icity

2017-08-03 14:12

@No Tricks Zone: Polar Stabi­lity: Antarctic Cold Deepens, Arctic Refuses To Melt Faster In June/July 2017

Schneefan at his excellent German climate and weather site wobleibtd­ieerderwa­ermung.de here reports that Arctic sea ice has grown in mass recently, defying the doomsday scenarios that a re-​hyperven­tilating Al Gore has been hawking lately. Schneefan writes that Arctic sea ice volume at the start of August at about the mean of the 2004 – 2013

2017-08-04 16:01

@Climate Depot: Study: The Source for Up to Half of Earth’s Internal Heat Is Unknown

By Mi­chael Leyton & Jocelyn Monroe August 05, 2017 It may not be obvious while lying in the sun on a hot summer’s day, but a consid­erable amount of heat is also coming from below you – emanating from deep within the Earth. This heat is equiv­alent to more than three times the total power consum­ption of the

2017-08-05 15:23

@Climate Scepticism: Crushing the Consensus

A new article in Environ­mental Communi­cation: “Beyond Counting Climate Conse­nsus” by Warren Pearce, Reiner Grund­mann, Mike Hulme, Sujatha Raman, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw Judith Tsouv­alis, is discussed in the Guardian, of all places. It is notable (among other reasons) for citing our own Ben Pile and our number one below the line fan Andthen­theresP­hysics, as …

2017-08-07 09:44

@Watts Up With That?: Lindzen: On the ‘Death of Skepti­cism’ Conce­rning Climate Hysteria

Guest essay by Richard S. Lindzen, Professor Emeritus of Atmosp­heric Sciences, Massach­usetts Institute of Techn­ology Bill Nye looks forward to the death of skeptics in this Huffi­ngton Post essay. There is a sound basis for his wish. While the politi­cized climate issue dates back to the 60’s, things really took off after the Clinton-​Gore administ­ration…

2017-08-07 20:58

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Peter Hitchens: The REAL villain behind your surging electr­icity bill 

From part of Peter Hitchens Mail on Sunday Blog I feel sorry for British Gas, attacked for raising the price of electr­icity. I still find it confusing a gas company sells electr­icity, but the facts are quite simple. British Gas and the other power companies are raising charges because we have a mad Govern­ment. Under

2017-08-08 09:01

@Real Science: Arctic Summer Crashes And Burns

Summer at the North Pole has ended 10 days early, after below normal temper­atures every single day. Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteoro­logiske Institut Arctic sea ice extent is right where it always is this time of year. Ocean …

2017-08-10 10:18

@No Tricks Zone: The 2017 ‘Global Warming Reality Check’: Experts Now Foreca­sting La Niña Condit­ions!

Schneefan at wobleibtd­ieerderwa­ermung.de here does a good job summar­izing weather and climate trends. His latest focuses on the ENSO, which is a powerful Pacific driver of global weather. Earlier this year a number of experts projected that another El Niño would appear later this year, and thus keep global temper­atures elevated and thus end the

2017-08-13 15:31

@Real Science: Underst­anding Climate Math

There is more ice than the area of Texas and temper­atures are below freezing, but it is all going to melt in the next two weeks. And if you don’t believe it, you are an evil fossil fuel funded denier …

2017-08-14 10:02

@Paul Homewood: Today’s Eco BS From The Telegraph

By Paul Homewood     Part II from the Telegr­aph’s woeful weekend! It is written by Maurice Tulloch, who is chief executive of interna­tional insurance at Aviva:     The insurance industry exists to manage risk; as far as possible we aim to prevent or minimise the impact of losses before they happen. Burning fossil

2017-08-14 14:07

@Climate Depot: No Joke! Sailing trek to North Pole to ‘high­light effects of climate change’ — CANCELLED due to ‘solid pack ice’

Via: https­://www.the­times.co.u­k/article/­sailing-​to-​north-​pole-​will-​have-​to-​wait-​dkm95rtrd Sailing to North Pole will have to wait Jonathan Leake, Science Editor August 13 2017, 12:01a­m, The Sunday Times Hadow’s yacht Snowd­ragon II undergoes a test sail from Nome, Alaska­CONOR MCDONNELL Pen Hadow, the British explorer, is today due to start a sailing exped­ition across the Arctic Ocean to…

2017-08-14 22:45