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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: German Professor Slams Go-It-Alone Energiewende: “Gigantic Effort, Ridiculously Low Returns”

A commentary by Prof. Dr. Joachim Weimann on Germany’s renewable energies flop appearing in German flagship daily the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) underscores how wind and sun are delivering nothing of what was originally promised. German economist calls Germany’s Energiewende “an extremely poor result.” Image cropped here, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Hat-tip: Windwahn,…

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No Tricks Zone: A Groundbreaking New Study Foils The Elevated-CO2-Is-Toxic-To-Humans Narrative

Over the years there has been a sustained effort to portray human exposure to very high levels of CO2 as toxic. A new study undercuts these claims, as the decision-making performances of controlled-experiment participants were not impaired when exposed to CO2 concentrations as high as 15,000 ppm. As a political activist, Al Gore has often […]

2018-08-20 12:33   Click to comment

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 15:03   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Climate Ambulance Chasers AWOL In Tropical Atlantic As “Shear” And Cooler SSTs Put Lid On Hurricanes

To keep informed on how the Atlantic hurricane season is developing, I find that hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach of the Colorado State University does a good job at that at Twitter. A warmer planet does not mean more hurricanes As the peak of the hurricane season approaches (September) he recently tweeted below average activity was […]

2018-08-18 13:34   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Japan’s JMA Claim Of “Relatively Small” Urbanization Effect Likely An Understatement Of Multiple Degrees

Aerial photos show that the 15 temperature observation stations the JMA is using to determine mean temperature anomalies are likely impacted far more by urbanization than the agency claims. By Kirye and P. Gosselin According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) here, as of 2018, 15 observation stations are used to gather data to calculate […]

2018-08-17 09:48   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Arctic Study Finds Spring Sea Ice Melted 2 Months Earlier Than Today During Roman, Medieval Times

Scientists have increasingly determined that today’s Arctic sea ice concentrations are still much higher than they have been most of the last several thousand years, undermining claims that modern era Arctic sea ice changes are remarkable, unusual, or unprecedented. Source: Kolling et al., 2018 In the above graphical illustration of Late Holocene West Greenland (Disko Bugt) […]

2018-08-16 14:19   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: 90% Of Japan’s Rural Stations Show Cooling Or No Trend Over Past 2 Decades!

Guest post by Kirye in Tokyo An analysis of the rural-sited Japanese weather stations used by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) shows there’s been no warming at all over the the past 2 decades or more. Strangely many of these stations, which are practically unimpacted by data-corruptive urban sprawl, are no longer used by NASA. For […]

2018-08-15 09:11   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Spiegel Science Journalist Takes Climate Heat-Hysteria Head On: “Speculation”…”Time For A Cool Examination”

Let’s give Der Spiegel credit for offering some balance in a debate that sorely needs it… Geology major, science journalist Axel Bojanowski just penned a commentary at Spiegel Online on the recent hot weather hype we witnessed in the wake of Europe’s warm and unusually dry summer. Spiegel journalist Axel Bojanowski takes the recent climate […]

2018-08-14 12:34   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Climate Alarm Flames Out As Scientists Find Global Fires/Burned Area Has Sharply DECLINED Since 1910s

The purveyors of climate alarm posit that rising CO2 emissions cause up to 600% increases in burned area due to global warming. Newly published science thoroughly undermines these claims. Observational evidence affirms global-scale fire frequencies and burned area have actually been declining for decades (especially since the early 1900s), with overall biomass burning lower today than […]

2018-08-13 12:33   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: World Leading Alarmist Climate Scientist: 100 Fossil-Fuel Flights, 50 Tonnes Of CO2 Annually!

German skeptic blog Science Skeptical here takes a look at the carbon footprint of Prof. Hans-Joachim (John) Schellnhuber, the former director of the ultra alarmist and activist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Professor Schellnhuber is so worried about man’s destruction of the climate through human CO2 emissions and the “fossil fuel metabolism” of

2018-08-12 12:28   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: German Flagship Daily ‘Die Welt’: Germany Has A Hot Weather “Hysteria Problem”

A wave of media hysteria has been unleashed by the recent hot and dry “Sahara” weather Europe has seen over the past few weeks. Cries to shut down the coal power plants and to adopt vegan diets have reached peak volume! ARD Fake News: “CO2 causing lung disease” The neurosis has gotten so bad, that flagship

2018-08-11 12:19   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Sham Predictions By NASA, NSIDC, U of Cambridge, VP Al Gore, Sen. John Kerry Exposed

Charlatans exposed…when sham predictions clash with reality Yesterday Japanese blogger Kirye prepared a chart (below) depicting Arctic sea ice volume since 2006, the year Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth (AIT) was released, and just a year or two before a spate of ice-free-Arctic-by-2013 (or earlier) predictions were issued by a number of “experts”, which of course the

2018-08-10 14:47   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Scientists: We Lack A ‘Quantitative, Mechanistic Understanding Of How The Ocean Carbon Sink Works’

Recent research has emphasized that “critical mysteries remain” in our ability to quantify or even understand carbon cycle processes as they relate to Earth’s water bodies.  Observational constraints prevent the detection of an anthropogenic signal in ocean carbon uptake trends on decadal timescales (McKinley et al., 2017).  Many new papers even contradict the IPCC-endorsed conclusion…

2018-08-09 13:04   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Arctic Ice Volume Surges To 3rd Highest In 16 Years…AMM Lowest Since 1972…Maue Hits Mann

Using data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Japanese skeptic blogger Kirye just tweeted how Arctic sea ice volume has surged to the 3rd highest level in 16 years. Data source. Danish Meteorological Institute. Chart source: Kirye. Today, there’s not a climate ambulance chaser to be found in the Arctic. Some ten years ago, a

2018-08-08 12:33   Click to comment

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 14:01   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: US Instrumental Records Indicate More Heat Waves Occurred In the 1930s Than Today

During the 1930s, when the atmospheric CO2 concentration was about 100 ppm lower than today (310 ppm vs. 410 ppm), United States heat waves were just as if not more common than recent decades. Recently there has been much ado about heat waves and the hottest-ever-recorded-temperatures making their rounds in Northern Hemisphere summer. Yet scientists

2018-08-06 13:44   Click to comment

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. 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 16:19   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Cadmium Green Technologies…VW May Have To Recall 124,000 E-Cars Due To Cadmium Contamination

It appears that green technologies may leave future generations with a heap of toxic waste. Recently Spiegel here and other German media outlets reported on how VW may be required to recall 124,000 electric cars. The reason for the potential recall is that the charging unit contains traces of cadmium, a heavy metal element that can be

2018-08-04 11:53   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Arctic Sea Ice Volume Skyrockets…Atlantic Surface Cold Surprises Experts

Despite all the hysterical “heat wave” and drought reports being put out to the public by the media, the Northern Hemisphere as a whole is in fact not at all that much warmer than the mean since 2000. Chart source: Dr. Ryan Maue. According to Dr. Ryan Maue, northern hemisphere temperature anomaly was zero on July 30 and

2018-08-03 14:03   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: 108 Graphs From 89 New Papers Invalidate Claims Of Unprecedented Global-Scale Modern Warmth

During 2017, there were 150 graphs from 122 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals indicating modern temperatures are not unprecedented, unusual, or hockey-stick-shaped — nor do they fall outside the range of natural variability.  We are a little over halfway through 2018 and already  108 graphs from 89 scientific papers undermine claims that modern era warming is…

2018-08-02 09:15   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Thermal Imaging Shows Japan’s Recent Record High Temp An Artefact Of Urban Heat Sinks!

The media like the New York Times here hyperventilated over Japan setting a new all-time record high temperature on Monday. According to the Times, the temperature hit a high of close to 106 degrees on Monday at a Japanese location outside Tokyo. Japanese blogger Kirye, who happens to live in Tokyo, informs that temperature reading

2018-08-01 18:05   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Germans Like Talking “Climate Protection”, Yet Very Few Willing To Walk It

Today I have an anecdote or two about climate protection and the real willingness among Germans to do it. Over the end of last week and last weekend I was out on a 4-day trek in the Bavarian Alps, one that took me (by foot) to the top of Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze (2962 m) before

2018-08-01 13:36   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: From “Solar Valley To Death Valley”… How Germany’s Solar Industry Imploded – German Autos Next To Go?

Germany’s once highly praised solar equipment production industry has disintegrated, and now politicians are poised to cause the same to happen to its automotive industry. German leaders risk running German industry into the ground, warns German publicist Dirk Maxeiner. Photo credit: Promised solar paradise for former communist East Germany With its center in former

2018-07-31 13:48   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Meteorologist Joe Bastardi Shows How Texas Climatologist’s Permadrought Predictions Flopped

On April 22, 2015, Katherine Hayhoe declared that permanent drought was the future for the Texas Panhandle and that part of the nation’s beef supply would get increasingly strained. All the talk was about Texas having entered a state of permadrought with no relief in sight. Now let’s fast-forward ahead 3 years to 2018. In his

2018-07-30 11:16   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: GRACE Satellite Measurements Show Models For Water Storage Trends Have Been Useless So Far!

A recently published paper appearing in the PNAS authored by Bridget R. Scanlon et al reveals that calculations of water storage in many river basins from commonly used global computer models differ markedly from storage estimates from GRACE satellites. Source: PNAS, Bridget R. Scanlon et al Because we increasingly rely on models to project the impacts

2018-07-29 14:09   Click to comment

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 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: Promised solar paradise

2018-07-29 13:28   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Another Climate Scientist Finds A ‘Robust Solar Signal on Climate’ With Solar-ENSO ‘Phase-Locking’

Publishing her work in a new peer-reviewed scientific textbook, Dr. Indrani Roy, a solar and climate scientist, has determined there is a “robust solar signal on climate” with observational results affirming the solar signature on sea surface temperature and annual mean air temperature. Roy, 2018 Solar Influence Around Various Places: Robust Solar Signal on Climate “This chapter…

2018-07-28 07:53   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: Wind Projects Increasingly Risky, Ontario Says “Nein” To $60 Million German Wind Park Project!

According to the online business daily Handelsblatt, German green energy hustlers and creditors are fuming over the Ontario government’s decision to halt the 54 million euro White Pines wind energy project by Bremen Germany-based WPD. Wind energy opponents, environmentalists celebrate Wind energy opponents, who have grown in strength worldwide, view the recent development as a major victory…

2018-07-27 05:11   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: New Paper: 54% Of ‘Vulnerable’ SW Pacific Islands Studied Had Shorelines That EXPANDED From 2005-2015

Despite a rapid local sea level rise rate nearly 3 times the global mean (1.8 mm/yr), 15 of 28 studied atoll islands in the southwest Pacific increased in shoreline area during 2005 to 2015 (Hisabayashi et al., 2018). For the 3 islands that experienced extreme shoreline erosion – with one atoll island even “disappearing” –

2018-07-26 10:12   Click to comment

No Tricks Zone: German Scientists: Chris Folland’s Findings On Climate Models “Good For a Loud Laugh”…”Pulling Tricks Like Troopers”

Just add volcanic dust whenever climate models some cooling Original image by NASA By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German text translated/edited by P Gosselin) The temperature of the last 100 years was also the topic of a new publication by Folland et al. 2018. The authors are very much at home in the camp

2018-07-25 08:33   Click to comment

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