Botched reporting- A Reply to The New York Times on “How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches”

The New York Times remains a slave to climate alarmism even after its miserable failure in Paris on December 12, and continues to push the fossil fuels conspiracy theory.

Bill Nye: “We Want to Engage Everybody” – by Declaring Economic War on Climate Skeptics

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon & Breitbart – Bill Nye wants to “engage everybody”, get everyone on board his global warming action bandwagon by punishing “hillbillies” and imposing economic sanctions on red states which don’t comply with his climate demands. Bill Nye: Blue States Will ‘Impose Economic Sanctions’ Against Climate Change-Denying States…

Wandering Thru The Tides

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking about the records of the sea level height taken at tidal stations all over the planet. The main problem with these tide stations is that they measure the height of the sea surface versus the height of some object attached to the land … but the…

Editorial Narratives in Science Journalism

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Science journalism is hard to get right. There is the constant struggle to clearly explain one’s topic without over-simplifying or misrepresenting by dumbing-down the details in hopes of communicating better and on the opposite side, explaining the topic in far too great an esoteric technical detail and far above…

EAPI represents the average commodity price of retail electricity paid by Australian businesses based on a Standard Retail Contract (commences in 6-months and operates for 2½ years).

Climate Policy Refugees: Trump Energy Policies Tempting Foreign Companies to Relocate to the USA

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – News has emerged that a high level delegation from Pennsylvania quietly visited Australia this month, offering hard pressed Aussie businesses relocation packages and asylum from Australia’s insane green energy policies. US state of Pennsylvania spruiks power to entice Aussie firms The state of Pennsylvania has sought to…

Oepidus and Antigone - The Plague of Thebes

“Don’t they Love Their Grandchildren?”: HuffPost Celebrates the Climate Wisdom of the Pre-Moderns

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Huffington Post author and historian Evaggelos Vallianatos, climate wisdom ended when the rise of technology displaced Renaissance appreciation of the Greek Gods. Global Warming Is a Slow-moving Civilization-ending Catastrophe 12/26/2017 02:38 pm ET Evaggelos Vallianatos, Contributor Historian and environmental strategist Ancient Greeks worshipped the Earth. In the…

EPA: “Roundup Not Carcinogenic” — MSM Silent

Brief Note from Kip Hansen On December 18, 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a paper titled “Revised Glyphosate Issue Paper: Evaluation of Carcinogenic Potential” as part of a larger release of its latest findings on glyphosate, the main active ingredient in the world’s most used weed killer, Monsanto’s Roundup. The revised…

Putting lipstick on Lewandowsky’s pig, er, polar bear

Guest essay by Dr. Richard Tol In their eagerness to discredit a colleague[1] Harvey et al. (2017) got ahead of themselves. The write-up shows signs of haste – typographical errors (“principle component analysis”, “refereces cited”) and nonsensical statements (“95% normal probability”) escaped the attention of the 14 authors, 3 referees and editor – but so does…

More On Svensmark and Cosmic Rays

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Last week, Anthony highlighted a study by Svensmark, Shaviv et al. in a post entitled New paper: The missing link between cosmic rays, clouds, and climate change on Earth. While some were enthusiastic about their claims, Leif Svalgaard and I were much more restrained in our opinions. As a result, I…

Another positive feature of global warming – less record breaking cold

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “cold kills” department. Human influences have reduced the likelihood of record-breaking cold event in China It is controversial whether Eurasian mid-latitude cold surges are becoming more likely as a consequence of Arctic warming. A strong cold surge occurred during 21st-25th January 2016 affecting most…

China’s Great Climate Joke: Switching to Gas, Made from Coal

Greens who celebrated China’s switch to gas are now worried the plans seem to be in disarray, as rushed conversions trigger a gas supply crisis. But behind the scenes, China is pursuing a gas production plan so carbon intensive, even Chinese greens are openly criticising central government policy. Chinese officials point fingers as gasification crisis…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #297

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week. “Nullius in verba” – “Nobody’s word is final.” Motto of the Royal Society, Freeman Dyson Number of the Week: 54 Hoover Dams THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Warming and Cooling? S. Fred Singer, our…

Strolling reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the Kebnekaise valley, Lappland, Sweden.

MSM: Slash CO2 Emissions or the Reindeer Get It

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Must be Christmas, time for the traditional MSM stories about climate change melting Santa’s home in the Arctic. Climate change in Lapland: The impact of global warming in the land of Santa Claus Environmental changes in the far north are having disastrous effects on the region’s indigenous people and tourism…

Is the 97% climate consensus Fake News?

Guest essay by Jim Steele A recent survey conducted by Weather Central and George Mason University makes this claim: TV Weathercasters’ Views of Climate Change Appear to Be Rapidly Evolving Meteorologists examine causes of weather change every day. They are the scientists most likely to understand when unusual weather extremes are weather or climate change.…

#FakeNews L A Times hyping the start of China’s new carbon market – which actually isn’t starting and nobody knows when it will

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin On December 19, 2017 the L A Times published a front page article hyping that “China launches the world’s biggest carbon trading market” with great praise for China providing climate leadership. The Times article offered the following highly politicalized climate alarmist characterization of this stupendous event. “Experts say that China…

This junk again? ‘Hotter temperatures will accelerate migration of asylum-seekers to Europe’

Don’t these people ever learn from past mistakes? Apparently not. from COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY and the “50 million climate refugees by 2010 that never happened so they had to disappear it” department. Hotter temperatures will accelerate migration of asylum-seekers to Europe, says study EU could face a massive influx by 2100 if carbon emissions hold steady New…

Cutting edge statistics for climate

From the AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION. You have to love the title of the publication “CHANCE”. Special issue of Chance explores complexities of global climate change models that prove existence of climate change, project future events and impact on mortality, economy ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 21, 2017) – Projecting the future of extreme weather events and their impact…

Arctic Restoration — Go Beavers!

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Oh those busy,  busy beavers — aren’t they great?  There’s the little guy in the corner of the photo, he and his pals built that dam that slowed the stream and produced a large shallow beaver pond.   The American beaver is a keystone species on the North American continent…

Jerry Brown vetoed enhanced requirements for undergrounding power lines, blames CA wildfires on nebulous “climate change”

While Brown proclaims larges wildfires “the new normal”, here’s some scrutiny on his own incompetence in preventing wildfires Guest essay by Larry Hamlin In September 2016 California Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1463 which enhanced requirements for the CPUC and state Forestry and Fire Protection to facilitate the undergrounding of power lines in high fire…