@Watts Up With That?: Judge in #Exxo­nKnew case accepts amicus brief exposing climato­logy’s grave error

By Christ­opher Monckton of Brenchley Judge Alsup, in the Calif­ornia global warming trial, has accepted the amicus curiae brief from my eight disting­uished colle­agues and me. The brief now becomes an official part of the court docum­ents. The judge may yet ask all parties to respond to it. The initial reaction of the two Califo­rnia…

2018-03-27 16:46

@Climate Scepticism: Safety in Numbers

When­ever I look back on the banality of my recent­ly defunct career, I can’t resist the urge to abstract my­self from the story. Who is this guy who wast­ed so much time on so much trivia? That can’t be me! It says here in the script that I was an intell­ectual behemoth who offered the …

2018-03-31 19:55

@Watts Up With That?: Mann and Lewando­wsky’s polar bear paper enters bizzar­oland: Climate change leads to more…neur­osurgery for polar bears?

The two most bizarre people in the climate debate have now had the most bizarre thing happen to them and their garbage science paper that basically become a peer reviewd smear of Dr. Susan Crockf­ord.. Retra­ction watch notes: Caught Our Notice: Climate change leads to more…neur­osurgery for polar bears? Denial by Proxy What Caught Our…

2018-04-03 20:03

@Real Science: Bill Nye – The Science Fraud Guy

Bill Nye is not a scien­tist, yet passes himself of as the science guy. His defining exper­iment for proving the green­house effect is junk science. He took two glass jars, and filled one with CO2. Then he put heat lamps …

2018-04-05 23:42

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Canada’s environ­mental agenda is on the verge of collapse

All pain for no obvious gain is a hard sell for climate-​obsessed politi­cians. The Canadian public seems to be suffering from propa­ganda overload. There is no issue dividing us more than the enviro­nment, says Canada’s Globe and Mail. The debate around climate change has, at times, devolved into one big shouting match. And, today it’s

2018-04-10 09:28

@Climate Scepticism: Lewand­owsky Compares Watts to Hitler

A great man once said: “The defin­ition of sanity is doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different result until you get carted away in a straitj­acket. Then you win.” Which is why I’m coming back to the subject of Professor Lewand­owsky, who is on record as stating that his research has …

2018-04-22 22:01

@Real Science: Underst­anding Democrats Criticism Of Conse­nsual Sex

Democrats are outraged by the fact that in his late sixties Donald Trump had conse­nsual sex with a young attra­ctive blonde.  This is a bit of a change from their normal “love is love” mantra, and quite different from what …

2018-03-27 10:13

@Paul Homewood: Nothing Unusual Happening in Climate Change, Over 40 New Scien­tific Papers Confirm

By Paul Homewood   Dellers writes:   The scare about global warming is overdone, according to more than 40 scien­tific papers published in just the first three months of 2018. What their charts clearly show is that “nothing climat­ically unusual is happen­ing.” In the chart below from a study by Polov­odova et al, we see

2018-03-27 13:25

@Watts Up With That?: Game over

By Christ­opher Monckton of Brenchley Skeptics 1, Fanatics 0. That’s the final score. The corrected mid-​range estimate of Charney sensit­ivity, which is equili­brium sensit­ivity to doubled CO2 in the air, is less than half of the official mid-​range estimates that have prevailed in the past four decades. Transient sensit­ivity of 1.25 K and Charney sensit­ivity…

2018-03-30 11:00

@Watts Up With That?: Shocking! The SEC rules that activist shareh­olders can’t force oil companies to stop being oil companies!

Guest hyperbole by David Middleton Since, someone will very likely comment that the article doesn’t say that activist shareh­olders were trying to force oil companies to stop being oil compa­nies, I will answer preempt­ively: You don’t know what an oil company is or does. The thread title was intention­ally hype­rbolical. One of the two answers above…

2018-04-04 13:48

@Paul Homewood: The Pause Has Returned.

By Paul Homewood    http://w­oodfortre­es.org/pl­ot/hadcru­t4gl/from­:2001   Hadcrut now have numbers out for February, giving an anomaly of 0.523C, measured against the 1961-​90 baseline, slightly down on January’s 0.556C. This means that the last six months have been below 0.59C. It is clear that temper­atures are settling down at a similar level to the period between

2018-04-05 19:08

@Watts Up With That?: UAH finds a warming error in satellite data, lowers global temper­ature trend, contra­dicts IPCC models

From the Unive­rsity of Alabama, Hunts­ville via email from Dr. John Christy. Weather Satellite Wanders Through Time, Space, Causing Stray Warming to Contam­inate Data In the late 1990s, the NOAA-​14 weather satellite went wandering through time and space, appar­ently changing the record of Earth’s climate as it went. Designed for an orbit synchr­onized with the…

2018-04-06 19:27

@Warwick Hughes: ABC glorifies mediocre mini TESLA battery

After 4 months operation the ABC says – How Elon Musk’s big Tesla battery is changing Austra­lia’s power landscape – Note!! South Australia still has the highest prices in the NEM. – The reality about the midget battery from the source report from Energy Synapse is rather diffe­rent. Four months in, SA Tesla battery is …

2018-04-07 02:17

@Jo Nova: Deadly winter kills 20,000 more British than usual — if only CO2 caused more warming

The world has record high CO2 levels, which suppo­sedly warms us in winter but appar­ently not as well as cheap electr­icity does. As the long winter is set to drag on, Brits are being advised to heat one room as well as they can and live there. This is “progr­ess”…

48,000 Brits dead after worst winter in 42 years

After a brief mild spell, temper­atures are set to dip again in April after the…

2018-04-09 08:32

@Watts Up With That?: A troubling omission of condem­nation by NASA’s Dr. Gavin Schmidt @Climate­OfGavin

Wow, this is really somet­hing. Three days after a declar­ation about “faking climate science” to be “more emphatic” Not a peep from NASA GISS head Gavin Schmidt. That’s a troubling omission of condemn­ation, espec­ially since both sides of the climate debate should be conde­mning this. Science is no place for “faking graphs”. Period. Here’s the…

2018-04-09 17:48

@Climate Depot: Study overturns centuries of ‘settled science’ in ‘global warming’ debate

    Climate Change: S­cientists just disco­vered a massive, heret­ofore unknown, source of nitrogen. Why does this matter? Because it could dramat­ically change those dire global warming forecasts that everybody claims are based on “settled science.” The resear­chers, whose findings were published in the presti­gious journal Science, say they’ve deter­mined that the idea that the only…

2018-04-10 15:10

@Watts Up With That?: Pushing back against “The stupidest scien­tific paper ever published”

Yeste­rday, there was yet another  hit piece in the New York Times: Climate Change Denia­lists Say Polar Bears Are Fine. Scien­tists Are Pushing Back. – by Erica Goode I’m not allowed to give any of the details of it other than a link because I recently got a threat letter from the NYT’s lawyers over some…

2018-04-11 10:23

@Paul Homewood: Family flee home after their £56,000 Volvo hybrid car bursts into flames while charging on their driveway

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward   Thank­fully nobody was hurt:   A family were forced to flee their home after their hybrid car burst into flames while charging on the driveway. Miles Freeman, 46, from Birmin­gham, was downs­tairs with fiance, Tanya Krupenko, 30, at around 10.30pm on Sunday evening, while their three children

2018-04-12 13:50

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Steve Amstrup is lying to the media about my critique of his 2007 model

Origi­nally posted on polarbea­rscience : Until now, my scien­tific paper post at PeerJ Preprints for review, about the failure of Steve Amstrup’s 2007 USGS polar bear survival model (Croc­kford 2017), has been formally ignored by Amstrup and his collea­gues. But now Amstrup and his colle­agues have taken to lying to the media about my analysis because…

2018-04-12 22:28

@Watts Up With That?: Green activist lawyer burns himself to death to protest global warming

From the New York Post, a sad case of self-​immol­ation with fossil fuels, to protest fossil fuels A green activist who was a pione­ering lawyer for gay and transg­ender rights — including in the infamous “Boys Don’t Cry” murder case — committed suicide by se­tting himself on fire Saturday morni­ng in Brook­lyn’s Prospect Park. Attorney David Buckel…

2018-04-15 00:22

@Climate Scepticism: Bad Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

From today’s Indepe­ndent: Leading LGBT+ rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire in protest in Brooklyn park ‘My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourse­lves’ A leading LGBT+ lawyer and environ­mental activist used fossil fuels to burn himself to death in New York in a drastic protest …

2018-04-16 01:33

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: I’ll Believe The FBI Is Clean When Hillary Is Indicted For This

Until Hillary gets a real prosec­ution followed by real jail time, the DOJ and FBI will be seen as Democrat Party Hatchet Men 5th column. Things like Gillard sending buckets of Austr­alian tax payer money to Hillary are just blatant influence buying and selling

2018-04-17 08:00

@Climatism: Here is Why the Left is Offic­ially Insane

Origi­nally posted on Green Jihad : It finally built up from the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States to now to demons­trate how insane the Left truly is. All of the riots, lootings, shootings and multiple political demonst­rations all lead to two news stories that finally prove the Left has not been…

2018-04-17 09:51

@Paul Homewood: Phew, Wot A Scorcher, April!

By Paul Homewood     https://tw­itter.com/­metoffice?­ref_src=tw­src%5Etfw&ref_url=h­ttps%3A%2­F%2Fwww.t­elegraph.­co.uk%2Fn­ews%2F201­8%2F04%2F­20%2Fuk-​weather-​britain-​set-​sizzle-​hottest-​april-​day-​70-​years%2F Excruci­atingly close, say the Met Office! Well, maybe for then, as they would love to be able to declare another record high. But the real story is not the one they would like to portray. The…

2018-04-20 11:33

@Climate Scepticism: Carl Mears Paper Confirms Incre­asing Trend in Atmosp­heric Water Vapour

  Carl Mears, who runs the RSS global satellite temper­ature dataset, has a new paper out, studying trends is atmosp­heric water vapour from 1988-​2017. The data reveals a signif­icant incre­asing trend in Total Precip­itable Water (ocean only) of 1.49% per decade, which he states is confir­mation of the effects of anthrop­ogenic global warming. Water vapor …

2018-04-21 08:29

@No Tricks Zone: Green Failure: German Solar Industry Crashes And Burns…­Solar Jobs See Blood Bath!

Michael Kruger at German skeptic site Science Skeptical here writes about how solar energy indutry in Germany has disinte­grated spectac­ularly. What follows are 4 charts that show us some shocking trends, and how in reality the German solar industry has seen a bloodbath that can be rated as one of the worst in a long

2018-04-21 12:09

@Watts Up With That?: How Not To Model The Histo­rical Temper­ature

Guest Post by Willis Esche­nbach Much has been made of the argument that natural forcings alone are not suffi­cient to explain the 20th Century temper­ature variat­ions. Here’s the IPCC on the subject: I’m sure you can see the problems with this. The computer model has been optimized to hindcast the past temper­ature changes using both…

2018-03-25 06:48

@Trust, yet verify: The pitfall of Cook’s “simple” six-​step critical thinking process

There is this statement in the introd­uction of the Cook et al 2018 paper that caught my eye: This paper intro­duces key critical thinking concepts and outlines a straight­forward process for identi­fying reasoning errors that allows for people who lack expertise in climate science to confid­ently reject certain denialist argum­ents. In a way, I can

2018-03-24 22:29

@Watts Up With That?: Where The Warmth Is

I got to thinking about the “hiatus” in warming in the 21st Century, and I realized that the CERES satellite dataset covers the period since the year 2000. So I’ve graphed up a few views of the temper­ature changes over the period of the CERES record, which at present is May 2000 to February 2017.…

2018-03-24 20:23

@Real Science: Time To End Global Warming Denial

How could anyone not under­stand that Earth is overhe­ating?

2018-03-25 17:30