Invest with Greens or Sinners?

By Mary Brown, I was sipping a soy latte after doing yoga on my recent eco-vacation and I started pondering a question: With the world turning “green”, wouldn’t it make sense to invest in green energy and divest from those evil, sinful companies? I gave it some serious thought and when I got home and,…

Giovanni: The Bridge Between Data and Science

  From Eos. Using satellite remote sensing data sets can be a daunting task. Giovanni, a Web-based tool, facilitates access, visualization, and exploration for many of NASA’s Earth science data sets. By Zhong Liu and James Acker 24 August 2017 Since the satellite era began, researchers and others have used data collected from Earth-observing satellites,…

Evidence for Little Ice Age in Antarctica

The actual title of the article is: Century-old seal pelts reveal changes in Ross Sea ecosystem.  ~ctm From the UC Santa Cruz Newscenter   Scientists found valuable samples for comparison to modern Weddell seals in the huts of Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott August 29, 2017 By Tim Stephens Share this story:TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInReddit…

Michael Mann’s claims that Harvey was caused by global warming are destroyed by an operational meteorologist

Bastardi: No Michael Mann — Climate change did not cause Hurricane Harvey Meteorologist Joe Bastardi takes down fake Nobelist Michael Mann’s lame effort in the Guardian to link climate with Hurricane Harvey. By Joe Bastardi August 29, 2017, Reprinted with the permission of Weatherbell.com Dr. Mann at PSU has outdone himself. Back when New England…

Climate Communism? The Russians aren’t buying

  Ø Christopher Monckton of Brenchley reports from the first Russian Cities’ Climate Forum in Moscow The Al Gore Effect wasn’t working. Instead of the snow and frost that usually accompanies global warming conferences, the sun was shining brightly and the temperature was north of 100 °F. Inside the lofty, Tuscan-Doric Manège in the shadow…

America Is on the Verge of Ratpocalypse

Warmer weather is fueling a rodent surge, straining public health systems and the economy. It’s time for the federal government to step in. From The New Republic By Emily Atkin August 23, 2017 Bobby Corrigan is the rat master. Some call him the rat czar. To others, he is simply a rodentologist, or as NBC…

Claim: Exxon Contributed to Hurricane Harvey

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Sydney Morning Herald claims that Exxon Mobil contributed to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Since Exxon is headquartered in Texas, SMH seems to think the suffering of Texans affected by the storm is self-inflicted. Houston, you have a problem, and some of it of your own making Peter…

Dr. Michael Mann, Climate, Hurricane Harvey, and the Communist Party

I’d never agree to this, and in fact, if such a request was made to me about a WUWT post, I’d tell them to buzz off….but that’s just me, I’d never be that desperate. Here’s what “The Revolution” says about Dr. Mann’s work and his opinion on Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change.. Source: http://revcom.us/a/506/role-of-climate-change-in-the-disaster-of-harvey-en.html What the…

Eye-rolling groaner: ‘In the face of climate change can our engineers keep the trains running on time?’

From the FRONTIERS publication group and the “little engine that couldn’t, because climate change” department, comes this idiotic press-release masquerading as a science paper. Engineering and maintaining railway bridges has always been difficult — climate change, however, creates a whole new level of challenge Physicist Michio Kaku once said, “What we usually consider as impossible are…

Trump’s EPA Chief Investigated For Taking Weekend Trips Home

Energy Michael Bastasch 4:28 PM 08/28/2017 From The Daily Caller The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspector general has opened an investigation to see whether or not taxpayers footed the bill for Administrator Scott Pruitt’s trips home to Oklahoma. “This assignment is being initiated based on congressional requests and a hotline complaint, all of which expressed…

Electricity consumption in Europe will shift under climate change

Public Release: 28-Aug-2017 From Eurekalert Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Rising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States now analyzed what unchecked future warming means for Europe’s electricity demand: daily peak loads in Southern Europe will…

Did Michael Mann Just Predict the Death of Wind Power?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall It is predictable that climate alarmists like Michael Mann are quick to see anthropogenic influence in high profile extreme weather events, like Hurricane Harvey. But Mann’s message about Harvey has interesting implications for the Texan wind power industry. It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly Michael E…

Former NYT climate author Revkin gets Pwned by fake photo from another climate alarmist

From the “confirmation bias breeds delicious irony” department comes this hilarious moment when one climate alarmist gets pwned by the fake predictions of another. Back in 2012, Andrew Freedman was working for “climate Central” and published a ridiculous story about sea level rise and New York LaGuardia airport. I pointed out immediately how ridiculous and…

Why Houston Flooding Isn’t a Sign of Climate Change

Water levels were 16 feet higher in the flood of 1935 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. In the context of climate change, is what we are seeing in Houston a new level of disaster which is becoming more common? The flood disaster unfolding in Houston is certainly very unusual. But so are other natural…

Callous CALAS activists against the poor

Anti-mining groups “protect” local tribe against phony risks by trampling on Guatemalan workers Paul Driessen Not long ago, supposed “environmental justice” concerns at least involved risks to mine workers and their families. The risks may have been inflated, or ignored for decades, but they were a major focus. In one case, a state-run mine and…

Study: Katharine Hayhoe Can Convert Climate Skeptics

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study conducted by Katharine Hayhoe’s dad suggests even recorded lectures by Katharine Hayhoe can convert climate skeptics. Study: Katharine Hayhoe is successfully convincing doubtful evangelicals about climate change A new study finds that a lecture from evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe successfully educates evangelical college students, validating the “trusted…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #282

The Week That Was: 2017-08-26 (August 26, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week. “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear…

Wind Power–Some Basic Facts

From Paul Homewood’s Blog August 12, 2017 tags: wind power By Paul Homewood We see many glowing articles about wind power, and renewable lobbyists, such as Renewable UK, are often given undue space in the media to peddle mistruths. This article is designed to lay out some of the basic facts. It will naturally concentrate…

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Is the European Commission Waking up to Electricity Consumer Pain?

From The GWPF Date: 25/08/17 Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor Specialists have long known that the system management cost of even medium and certainly higher levels of non-despatchable renewable electricity, such as wind and solar, was no less important in magnitude than the income support subsidies required to motivate capital investment in the generating…

Stefan Rahmstorf, Climate Ex-Communicator

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update at the end of the post] Stefan Rahmstorf recently got the AGU Climate Communications Prize, despite acting like a vicious jerkwagon when his claims get questioned by mere mortals, viz: Journalist Markus Lehmkuhland works for the German Science Journalists Association. He wrote an article about Stefan Rahmstorf called Ideology…

EPA ends sponsorship of climate leadership program

From Reuters. August 25, 2017 / 3:17 PM / a day ago Valerie Volcovici   WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will no longer sponsor an awards program honoring voluntary corporate actions to combat global warming, it announced on Friday, the agency’s latest move to undo Obama-era climate change programs. Since 2012, the…

Northern Journeys

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I just got back from going up north to see my friends, to investigate core drills for gold ore sampling … oh, and to see the eclipse. We rolled out of home in our camper van, heading up the California coast. Me, I was still recuperating from running my thumb…

Scientific American Sokalized

By Howard “Cork” Hayden, A few years ago, I learned of an article by Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi in the November 2009 issue of Scientific American called “A Path to Sustainable Energy.” My first impression was, “These guys must be joking.” My second impression was, “Yes, they are joking, and the joke…

Another example of climate alarmism idiocy – Germany’s dieselgate

  Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Wall Street Journal published an excellent article further exposing the climate alarmist political idiocy behind Germany’s growing dieselgate scandal where diesel engine powered vehicles were falsely portrayed and promoted as environmentally superior to combustion engine powered vehicles. As the WSJ article noted: “Switching to diesel from gasoline, the…

Hurricane Harvey Threatens Wind Farm Output

Guest essay by Eric Worrall At least one news outlet has noticed that renewable energy is exceptionally vulnerable to hurricanes and other extreme weather events. How will renewables power the future, if climate change produces more extreme weather? Harvey Set to Overpower Wind in State Generating the Most Storm could knock out between 2.1 and…

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Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats

From PLOS Gregory S. Okin Published: August 2, 2017 Abstract In the US, there are more than 163 million dogs and cats that consume, as a significant portion of their diet, animal products and therefore potentially constitute a considerable dietary footprint. Here, the energy and animal-derived product consumption of these pets in the US is…

An Ecologist’s Plea to Dr. Terry Hughes: The Public Needs Robust Science Regards Coral Bleaching, Not Fearmongering!

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Recently Dr. Terry Hughes published the paper Global Warming and Recurrent Mass Bleaching of Corals (henceforth Hughes 2017) and concluded “immediate global action to curb future warming is…

What is the Default Temperature for the Earth?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Earth’s atmosphere does not act like a greenhouse. The analogy was partially developed to help students understand the apparent disparity between energy coming in from the sun and leaving the Earth to space. However, its greater value was in creating the global warming deception because it automatically triggered thoughts…