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A US citizen, P Gosselin received an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering at Vermont Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He now lives in Europe and helps his wife, the owner, run a small business that provides services for industry. He has always been a skeptic of the AGW hypothesis, and views himself as a mere spectator in the climate change debate and arena.

Recent Articles

No Tricks Zone: 7 Gunshots Fired At National Space Science And Technology Center In Possible Attempt To Intimidate Dissenting Scientists

Ecoterrorism? One of the nation’s leading scientists Dr. Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama reports at his website that 7 shots were fired at the National Space Science and Technology Center in Huntsville Alabama, all hitting the fourth floor where the office of renowned pioneering climate scientist Prof. John Christy is located. Target of brazen

2017-04-24 20:06   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Paper Attributes 24% Of Temperature Changes To CO2 … Ignores Dominance Of Water Vapour, Clouds

Scientists Exclude Water Vapour & Clouds As Contributors To Recent Climate Change The IPCC has long acknowledged that water vapour is the Earth’s most influential greenhouse gas. “Water vapour is the primary greenhouse gas in the Earth’s atmosphere. The contribution of water vapour to the natural greenhouse effect relative to that of carbon dioxide (CO2) depends on

2017-04-24 13:44   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: UN Policy Farce …Toothless Paris Switched From “Binding Agreement” To “Pledge and Review”!

What follows are two new papers that once again put the policy paths promoted by climate activists in question. Hat-tip Kenneth Richards. Paris Agreement China pledge irresponsible The first by Harris, 2017, calls China’s Paris pledge on climate change “inadequate and irresponsible” and “little more than business as usual“. Today China is the largest national source of…

2017-04-23 10:47   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Believe It! Global Warming Hiatus Real, Chinese And Japanese Scientists Affirm

Slowdown: The braked warming of the last one and a half decades and its reasons By Dr. Sebastian Lüning und Prof. Fritz Vahrenhholt (German text translated by P Gosselin) Stefan Rahmstorf is against the notion of a warming hiatus. In his eyes it doesn’t exist. Instead he prefers to live in his Rahmstorfian world, where

2017-04-22 11:54   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Study Finds Renewable Fuels Are Dirtier Than Fossil Fuels!

Today we look at two new papers that reveal renewable energies don’t deliver what their proponents like to have us believe they do, i.e. clean, affordable and reliable energy, and another telling us that the Paris Agreement is a joke. Biofuel blends are more polluting The first paper by Emery et al., 2017, looks at

2017-04-21 12:39   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Paper Asserts ‘Biased’ Climate Models Underestimate Natural Variability And The Warmth Of The Past

Climate Models Fail To Simulate Past & Present NH Temperatures Reconstructions Of Northern Hemisphere Temperatures Indicate Medieval Period Was As Warm As Recent Decades Abrantes et al., 2017  Otto and Roberts, 2016 Other NH Reconstructions Indicate Pre-Industrial Temps Were Highly Variable, 1940s As Warm As 2000s Schneider et al., 2015 Stoffel et al., 2015 New Paper:

2017-04-20 13:35   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Meteorologist Bastardi Blasts NOAA For Naming “Eyesores” In The “Middle Of Nowhere”!

After a record of more than 10 years without a major hurricane strike on the US, the NOAA must be getting hurricane desparate. The US climatology agency perhaps is demonstrating once more that records are not made by natural events occurring but rather by counting them differently. At yesterday’s WeatherBell Daily Update, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi accused

2017-04-19 14:46   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Current Solar Activity Resembles Dalton Minimum…Weakest Month 75-100 Period Recorded!

The sun in March 2017 By Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated/edited by P. Gosselin) Our source of energy continued to be especially quiet last month. The mean sunspot number (SSN) was 17.7 and the sun was completely blank for 16 days. It is important to recall once again that the SSN is not

2017-04-18 15:43   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Paper: 100% Renewable Energy Not Feasible, ‘Unsupportable And Reckless’ – Keeps Poor Impoverished

Comprehensive Analysis Crushes 100% Renewable Energy Fantasy While fully accepting the perspective that fossil fuel energy production and consumption must be dramatically reduced to save the planet from dangerous CO2-induced global warming, four Australian researchers have compiled a comprehensive rebuke of the premise that renewable energies (wind, solar, biomass, etc.) can ever supplant…

2017-04-17 10:17   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Antarctica Record High Temp Of 19.8°C In Fact Set 35 Years Ago – When CO2 Was Low

By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt On March 1st Arizona State University reported on Antarctica’s record high temperature. Surprisingly the record was set not this year, or even this decade, rather it was set in the year 1982: World Meteorological Organization verifies highest temperatures for Antarctic region ASU climate expert, WMO rapporteur talks about

2017-04-16 14:21   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Post-Easter Frost And Snow To Grip Central Europe As Temps To Fall 12°C Below Normal!

Some years ago German warmist climatologist Mojib Latif complained over our changing climate, reminding us how in Germany we used to get snow sometimes for Easter. Well this year, in mid April, Easter is relatively late, and the forecast is now calling for snow to hit large parts of Europe as a low pressure system

2017-04-15 13:00   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Germany’s Energy Crucifixion: E-Mobility To Lead To “Even Higher Electricity Prices”!

The online Berliner Morgenpost here reports that electric cars in Germany are going to lead to even higher electricity prices for the country’s already massively burdened consumers. Hat-tip Gerti B. The original plan was to put one million electric cars on the streets by 2020, but so far the country is nowhere near being on

2017-04-14 13:55   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Paper: Northern Hemisphere Temperatures Rose 4–5°C Within A Few Decades 14,700 Years Ago

 Temperatures, Sea Levels ‘Naturally’ Rise  30 – 40 Times Faster Than Today’s Rates Modern Temperatures Only Rising 0.05°C/Decade Since 1850, CO2 concentrations have risen from 285 ppm to 400 ppm.  During these ~165 years, the IPCC has concluded that surface temperatures have warmed by 0.78°C.  This is a warming rate of only 0.05°C per decade for 1850-2012 —…

2017-04-13 09:56   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Satellite Data: Post El Niño Global Surface Cooling Continues… Pause Extends To 20 Years

Critical German climate site wobleibtdieererwaermung.de (WBDE) reports that the earth’s surface is cooling, and presents the latest chart from NCEP As of April 11, the measured global values continue to decline (black curve) as do the computed values for April 18. Source: www.karstenhaustein.com/climate.php. The time-delayed post El Niño cooling is now showing up in the

2017-04-12 13:37   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Meteorologist: US Southwest “Permanent” Drought Totally Gone! …US “Now As Good As It Gets”!

What follows is another example climate-scare prediction turned folly. The NOAA’s and the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) National Drought Mitigation Center’s (NDMC) US drought monitor map that follows now shows extraordinarily little drought conditions across the USA, despite earlier predictions of permanent drought and misery over vast regions. Meteorologist Paul Dorian of…

2017-04-11 18:32   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: A Swelling Volume Of Scientific Papers Now Forecasting Global Cooling In The Coming Decades

Modern Solar Grand Maximum Ends ‘Little Ice Age’ Cooling On The Way During the 20th and early 21st centuries, Earth’s inhabitants have enjoyed an epoch of very high solar activity that is rare or unique in the context of the last several thousand years.  The higher solar activity and warmer temperatures have allowed the planet

2017-04-10 13:40   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Measures To Protect Endangered Birds From Wind Turbines Completely Ineffective!

It’s time for wind energy proponents to admit that their well-intended idea of wind energy has in fact had disastrous ecological consequences. No technological development has ever so negatively impacted the environment and landscape like wind turbines have. Not only do they blight the scenic landscape and make people living near them ill, they are a

2017-04-09 15:00   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Pause Or Not, Climate Models Continue To Grossly Overstate Global Temperature Trends

What follows is a wrap up of an article written by skeptic climate and weather site wobleibtdieerderwaermung.de here. It writes that for thousands of years it has been the solar and ocean cycles that have been influencing the weather worldwide and in Germany. And looking at data objectively, it is pretty clear that there is

2017-04-08 14:30   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: ‘Climate Protecting’ Palm Oil Backfires …Deforestation May Be Leading To Drought!

Amazon forest by Manaus. Photo: Phil P Harris, CC BY-SA 2.5 Climate Damaging Palm Oil: Rain Deficit in Amazon Due To Deforestation By Dr. Sebastian Lüning And Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt [German text translated/edited by P Gosselin] In a press release on March 13, 2017, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) presented model results on

2017-04-07 17:00   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Scientists Reveal How Man-Made Global Warming Is Created Via Data Manipulation, Dismissing The Sun

   Fake Warming + A Neglected Sun =  Man-Made Climate Change In late 2015, Soon, Connolly, and Connolly (hereafter SCC15) published a  comprehensive (101 pages) analysis of how the modern anthropogenic global warming (AGW) paradigm has been constructed.  The paper, published in  Earth Science Reviews, is entitled Re-evaluating the role of solar variability on Northern Hemisphere

2017-04-06 13:59   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Powerful Headwinds For Wind Energy…”If Milk Were Subsidized As Much”, It Would Cost $50/Gallon!

Germany’s online it.times.de here writes that wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has seen sales begin to drop off for the first time, signaling that the country’s days of growth in the wind industry are likely over: “Growth phase of wind turbine producers are over?” After years of steady growth at Nordex, sales over the first quarter of 2017 have

2017-04-05 19:15   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: The WMO’s Dubious Omissions…Arctic Of The 1930s And 1940s Just As Warm As Today!

Learning from the climate’s history: the Arctic heat waves of the 1930s and 40s By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt [German text translated/edited by P Gosselin] Climate alarm at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) was reported on 21 March 2017 at the German online derwesten.de: Heat waves in the Arctic – climate scientists

2017-04-04 18:38   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Growing Skepticism: Already 150 New (2017) Scientific Papers Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

650 Climate ‘Skeptic’ Papers Published In Last 15 Months During the first 3 months of 2017, over 150 papers have already been published in scientific  journals that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob. The 2017 publication rate is slightly ahead of last year’s pace. Because

2017-04-03 10:04   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Winter Continues To Plague US In April …Also Data Show February Getting Colder

Winter in the US refuses to yield as snow falls in the Rockies and in New England. More is on the way. April Fools on global warming. Snow blankets parts of New England on April 1st. Photo: Reader Snowman. And according to veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell, more surges of cold and snow are

2017-04-02 17:23   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: German Springs Arriving Later As Wikipedia Caught Whitewashing, Disinforming!

Wikipedia and the Hamburg Forsythia Patch by Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Josef Kowatsch (Translated and rewritten by P Gosselin) At the Hamburg Binnenalster near the Lombard Bridge, one finds a particular patch of forsythia, which blossoms every year when spring arrives at the north German port city. And just days ago on March 24, 2017,

2017-04-01 18:39   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Breaking: In New Study Leading Warmist Scientists Determine Sun Plays Major Role – Warming Delayed by Decades!

Climate scientists at Switzerland’s renowned ETH Zurich and the University of Bern have long warned of the risks of man-made global warming. But in a brand new study their results now appear to have compelled them to postpone the expected global warming – by a few decades! They now claim that a weaker sun (now

2017-03-31 10:14   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Paper Indicates Antarctica Has Been Gaining Ice Mass Since 1800

Antarctica Has Been Gaining Ice, Lowering Sea Level For Centuries “Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise, but is taking 0.23 millimeters per year away” — NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses For decades scientists have suggested that the effects of a climatic warming would likely lead to an

2017-03-30 10:15   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Beleaguered Models: Harvard Physicist/New Study Say Daily Insolation Errors Not Accounted For!

A new paper is out by Rodolfo G. Cionco and Willie W. H. Soon: “Short Term Orbital Forcing (STOF): A quasi-review and a reappraisal of realistic boundary conditions for climate modeling“. It suggests that climate models have neglected to take surrounding astro-climatic parameters correctly into account, and thus their output results are likely even less

2017-03-29 19:06   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: “Experts” Sent In To Convince Public Of Wind Park Safety Met By Derision And “Jeering Laughter”

As wind projects continue to get planned throughout Germany, concerns over their effects on nature, wildlife and human health are growing more than ever. The online Sächsische Zeitung (SZ – Saxony News) reports how one locality in Germany held a public forum on the subject of low-frequency infrasound earlier this year. Infrasound generated by wind turbines is

2017-03-28 19:42   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: 20+ Scientists: ‘No Continent-Scale Warming Of Antarctic Temperature Is Evident In The Last Century’

Two More New Papers Document No Warming Trend In Antarctica Image Source: State of the Climate, 2016 For several decades now, Antarctica has not been cooperating with the “global” warming narrative, as the continent as a whole has not been warming. Several scientific papers have been published recently that document the lack of an anthropogenic

2017-03-27 13:38   Click to comment


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