Elon Musk’s Big Oil Conspiracy Theory

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Elon Musk has launched a twitter tirade in which he appears to accuse reporters of lying about Tesla, to attract advertising from other car makers and fossil fuel producers (last tweet in the quote below). Elon Musk complains of ‘holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies’ in tirade Tesla CEO Elon…

Golden Rice

Guardian: CO2 Makes Rice Less Nutritious

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Guardian author Nicola Davis is alarmed that adding CO2 to rice reduces the vitamins, minerals and protein – in some varieties of rice. Climate change ‘will make rice less nutritious’ Nicola Davis Thu 24 May 2018 04.00 AEST When scientists exposed the crop to higher levels of carbon dioxide vitamin…

Pem Doree, Icefall, Mount Everest

Global Warming Blamed for Mounting Himalayan Climbing Disasters

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Both global warming and overcrowding have been blamed for more treacherous conditions on The Icefall, a nasty glacier crossing near Base Camp on the route to the summit of Mount Everest. Climate change, crowding imperil iconic route to top of Mount Everest By Pradeep Bashyal and Annie Gowen May 16…

CO2 Just Hit 410ppm – and All is Well

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t ivankinsman – did anyone else notice the end of the world? Greenhouse gas reaches alarming new record By Brandon Miller, CNN Updated 1626 GMT (0026 HKT) May 3, 2018 (CNN) Carbon dioxide (CO2), the No. 1 greenhouse gas leading to man-made global warming, has reached a dubious new milestone.…

A look at the workings of ‘Climate Propaganda Inc.’

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: Left and Right in America are in thrall to propaganda. Here is the latest in climate doomsterism. This shows how it turns science into propaganda. It does not explain why we love these stories. It does not explain how we can regain our skepticism and desire…

Sunburn

Coral Before People: Hawaii Bans Popular Sunscreen Products

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Tourists beware – green zealots in the Hawaii legislature have just passed a bill which bans safe, effective sunscreen products. From January 2021, sunscreen products which contain potent ultraviolet blockers oxybenzone and octinoxate will be illegal, if Governor David Ige signs this bill into law. Most sunscreens may soon be banned in…

Female common bluetail damselfly. Taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria

Aussie Climate Scientists Discover Natural Selection

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australian scientists have discovered that Damselflies which are better at surviving a warmer climate pass their genetic advantages on to their offspring. But they recommend more studies to determine whether other species are capable of adapting to changed conditions. Are damselflies in distress? How are insects responding to rapid climate…

Claim: Climate Doom is Inevitable – but Love of Music will Help

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t ivankinsman – according to doomsday futurist Mayer Hillman, wealthy survivors of the inevitable collapse of civilisation might have a chance if they embrace love of music and prevent climate refugees from entering their northern enclaves. ‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention…

Claim: Baby Birds Can’t Cope with Climate Change

All the baby birds will starve unless we change our wicked ways. Climate change leaves birds hungry as chicks hatch too late to eat caterpillars Earlier springs in UK are throwing animals’ natural rhythms into disarray, resulting in population declines Josh Gabbatiss Science Correspondent Monday 23 April 2018 16:15 BST Warmer springs due to climate…

Remember that “unprecedented” Arctic heating event in February 2018? Never mind.

In Feburary 2018, the temperature in the Arctic region went up considerably, prompting the usual caterwauling from climate alarmists worldwide. It looked like this at Vox, they saw red, and the caption is theirs: The temperature plot from the Danish Meteorological Institute showing the spiking temperatures about 80°North: Source: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php Predictably, excitable pundits went nuts over…

The Mount Meager volcanic complex as seen from the east near Pemberton, BC. Summits left to right are Capricorn Mountain, Mount Meager, and Plinth Peak.

Claim: Global Warming Will Trigger Volcanic Eruptions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Volcanic eruptions are now the fault of that wicked little molecule. Climate change could trigger volcanic eruptions across the world, warn scientists Melting of ice on volcanoes can increase risk of landslides and destabilise magma ‘plumbing system’ inside, say researchers Josh Gabbatiss Science Correspondent Wednesday 11 April 2018 17:28 BST…

Claim: Draining Swamps Contributes to the Laughing Gas Crisis

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Researchers have claimed that the laughing gas released when swamps are drained is no laughing matter. Draining peatlands gives global rise to greenhouse laughing-gas emissions UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC RELEASE: 28-MAR-2018 Drained fertile peatlands around the globe are hotspots for the atmospheric emission of laughing-gas – a powerful greenhouse gas…

Easter Island Moai

Claim: Climate is Endangering the Easter Island Statues

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Union of Concerned Scientists Climate and Energy director Adam Markham is concerned about the impact of climate change on the Easter Island statues – though relocating the statues is not currently on the agenda. Climate Change Threatens the Moai of Easter Island BY AMANDA ONION MAR 26, 2018 … “Some…

Claim: Global Warming will Shrink Animals

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Recycled climate wisdom from Seth Borenstein… Global warming shrank animals in the past. Scientists say it could happen again. Seth Borenstein, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again. Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth’s…

“I’m a little worried the U.S. is falling behind”: Katharine Hayhoe’s Template for Climate Persuasion

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Katharine Hayhoe seems to think it is pointless to argue the science, because scientifically literate skeptics “can muster evidence to explain why they’re right, too.”. Katharine Hayhoe Reveals Surprising Ways to Talk About Climate Change By Katie O’Reilly … When it comes to climate change denialism, Hayhoe tends to defer…

Here we go again: Warmer Arctic claimed to create colder US temperatures

From Rutgers University and the “Nor’easter’s weren’t as bad before global warming” department comes this “story I’ve been telling for a couple of years now…”. See the commentary after this article.   Warm Arctic means colder, snowier winters in northeastern US, study says Rutgers scholar says warming Arctic’s connection to US weather is ‘no coincidence’…

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Claim: Climate Change Forcing Poor People to Dig Up Buried Gold

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to The Conversation, climate change is driving modern day Mongolians to loot long buried treasures accumulated by Ghengis Khan’s empire. Climate change and looters threaten the archaeology of Mongolia The history and archaeology of Mongolia, most famously the sites associated with the largest land empire in the history of…

Oh No: Global Warming might Force Penguins to Move

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If we don’t immediately shut down global CO2 emissions, by the end of the century some Penguins might have to move to different islands – otherwise they’ll die! As climate change worsens, king penguins will need to move — or they’ll die ‘I’m worried about the future of the species.’…

California Wildfires Excuse: Climate change is the real problem

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Electric Utilities are apparently claiming climate change is the real culprit, in response to accusations that their downed power lines triggered recent deadly California wildfires. Best Shot a Utility Has Against Fire Costs May Be Climate Change By Mark Chediak 23 February 2018, 11:05 GMT+10 Across America, utility executives are…

Study: CO2 causes Starfish to Dissolve

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Dr. Heidi Burdett has published a study which claims intense CO2 shocks cause starfish and coraline algae to dissolve. The study has implications for siting carbon capture and storage facilities. Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ threaten Scotland’s coralline algal reefs Scotland’s marine ecosystems may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously…

Birds in Crisis?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen I get emails — lots of emails in lots of different email accounts.  Many of these emails are fundraising emails — requests for financial support, offering memberships in their organizations, most of them advocating for some great cause. Lately, I’ve been getting a series of emails once again telling me…

An ode to climate alarmism at the museum

Global- Warming to Climate-Change Alarmists. By Ruairi Weldon The alarmists understand science, As consensus to brute-force compliance, With political views, That only they choose, To stamp out all climate deniance.   More raids from the climate police, Is everywhere on the increase. One museum they say, Dared use the word ‘may’, And near caused a…

Scott Pruitt

Green Heads Exploding: Scott Pruitt Suggests Global Warming Could be Beneficial

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Trump’s EPA Director Scott Pruitt has upset greens by suggesting that since humans have historically flourished during warm periods, global warming might be beneficial. Pruitt suggests warming can help humans Scott Waldman and Niina Heikkinen, E&E News reporters Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt questioned…

The fantasy of accelerating sea level rise just got hosed

We’ve been told over an over again that global warming would melt the icecaps, and melt Greenland, and that would result in catastrophic sea level rise flooding cities. We’ve also been told that “sea level rise is “accelerating” but in an investigation done here on WUWT by Willis Eschenbach, Putting the Brakes on Acceleration, he noted in…

What are, in fact, the grounds for concern about global warming?

By Javier This is an answer to the Geological Society of London position statement on “Climate Change: evidence from the geological record,” published in November 2010, and the addendum published in December 2013. They can be found at: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/climaterecord This article was first written as a long comment contributing to a discussion over the Geological…

Paris Flooding, Again

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Paris, France is flooding again.  The River Seine has risen over its banks and streets are covered with slowing moving yellowish water.  The Louvre is building sandbag barriers to protect its statuary. There is talk, as always, that the culprit is the dreaded modern boogeyman — Climate Change. As…