Quaternary Geology is now climate “misinformation.”

Guest rant by David Middleton The climate change misinformation at a top museum is not a conservative conspiracy A sign at the American Museum of Natural History has outdated information about climate change By Alessandra Potenza@ale_potenza Jan 8, 2018 Over the weekend, Twitter users — including some climate scientists — were upset by a plaque at the…

Some Failed Climate Predictions

By Javier Here, for the first time in public, is Javier’s entire collection of massive, “consensus” climate science prediction failures. This collection is carefully selected from only academics or high-ranking officials, as reported in the press or scientific journals. Rather than being exhaustive, this is a list of fully referenced arguments that shows that consensus…

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…

The Good, the Bad and the Null Hypothesis

Guest post by David Middleton Introduction When debating the merits of the CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) hypothesis, I often encounter this sort of straw man fallacy: All that stuff is a distraction. Disprove the science of the greenhouse effect. Win a nobel prize get a million bucks. Forget the models and look at the…

MSN augments “Fake News” with photoshopped penguin photos

Guest post 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 MSN appears to be a source of climate fear mongering and “fake climate news” based on their story under the headlines Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy…

EPA Nominee Pruitt Attacked Because: “He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of climate science”

Guest post by David Middleton Environmentalists have put out a new ad campaign attacking President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “encouraging debate” among scientists about the “degree and extent” of global warming. “He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of climate science,” says a recent ad attacking…

“Trump Nominees Distance Themselves From His Climate Rhetoric”

Guest post by David Middleton Trump Nominees Distance Themselves From His Climate Rhetoric By Bill Murray January 20, 2017 Rick Perry, questioned by senators Thursday vetting him as a potential energy secretary, was the fourth of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to repudiate some of the president-elect’s most controversial statements on climate change and environmental protection…

“Scientific” American: An Open Letter from “Scientists” to President-Elect Trump on Climate Change

Guest post by David Middleton   Mr. Trump, if you read this post, please ignore these “scientists”… To President-elect Trump We, the undersigned, urge you to take immediate and sustained action against human-caused climate change. We write as concerned individuals, united in recognizing that the science is unequivocal and America must respond. Climate change threatens… [blah,…

The Cult of Tesla

Guest post by David Middleton As someone rather detached from the automotive world — in other words, someone who considers cars to simply be tools and not extensions of identity — the fervor surrounding debates in the industry often seems strange to me. Why so much psychological investment in the outdated idea that electric vehicles…

Define Irony: Photovoltaic Heat Island Effect

Guest post by David Middleton From the Department of All Things Ironic… Solar panels, while they mitigate the effects of global warming by replacing fossil fuels, can add heat in the locations where they are installed, reports a team of University of Arizona researchers. At first blush, the experimental results, published Thursday in Nature Science Reports,…

The Divergence between Surface and Lower Troposphere Global Temperature Datasets and its Implications

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale I include a graph in my monthly global surface temperature and lower troposphere temperature anomaly updates that compares the average of the global surface land+ocean temperature anomaly products (from GISS, NCEI and UKMO) to the average of the global lower troposphere temperature anomaly products (from RSS and UAH).  (See Figure…

Even dumber than the dumbest attack on ExxonMobil evah’

Guest post by David Middleton The Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil on Thursday, arguing that the company is violating several key water regulations at one of their Boston storage and transfer locations. The site in question — located in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts — is a sprawling, 110-acre terminal that extends to the…

What did ExxonMobil Know and When Did They Know it? (Part Quatre: “Is ExxonMobil Actually Only Worth A Fraction Of What It Says?”)

Guest post by David Middleton In my previous posts regarding the lawless inquisition of ExxonMobil and its supposed climate cover-up, I’ve pretty well demonstrated that ExxonMobil (then Humble Oil, later Exxon) knew exactly what we know today: The AGW models always forecast about 4 times as much warming as actually would occur.  In any science other…

The Illusions Provided by Time-Series Graphs of Climate Model Ensembles and Model Spreads

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The post Controversy over comparing models with observations at Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. prompted this post.  Judith’s post includes a Twitter exchange and a couple of model-data comparison graphs furnished by Dr. Gavin Schmidt, the director of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies.  The one from Gavin for the global mid-troposphere…

RCP 8.5: The “Mother of all” Junk Climate Science

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. Nearly every catastrophic global warming doomsday scenario, particularity those involving icecap failures and Noah-size sea level rises are based on the “RCP 8.5” scenario.   Representative Concentration (or Carbon)Pathway 8.5 assumes a “rising radiative forcing pathway leading to 8.5 W/m² in 2100.”  It is generally…

Climate Models are NOT Simulating Earth’s Climate – Part 4

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Alternate Title: Climate Models Undermine the Hypothesis of Human-Induced Global Warming According to the hypothesis of human-induced global warming, manmade greenhouse gases create an energy imbalance at the top of the Earth’s atmosphere, which causes the Earth to retain heat. One of the hypothetical results of that retained heat is…

“Phytoplankton rapidly disappearing from the Indian Ocean” or not.

  Guest post by David Middleton, feature image borrowed from iHerb. A rapid loss of phytoplankton threatens to turn the western Indian Ocean into an “ecological desert,” a new study warns. The research reveals that phytoplankton populations in the region fell an alarming 30 percent over the last 16 years. […] https://www.sciencenews.org/article/phytoplankton-rapidly-disappearing-indian-ocean?tgt=nr The source of…

Seth Borenstein: “Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997”

Guest post by David Middleton WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world’s oceans instead of the ground. And they’ve…

What did ExxonMobil Know and when did they know it? (Part 3, Exxon: The Fork Not Taken)

Guest post by David Middleton This just keeps getting more hilarious… Exxon Confirmed Global Warming Consensus in 1982 with In-House Climate Models The company chairman would later mock climate models as unreliable while he campaigned to stop global action to reduce fossil fuel emissions. Lisa Song, Neela Banerjee, David Hasemyer Sep 22, 2015 Steve Knisely…

Proof-positive that AGW is not science… “World court should rule on climate science to quash sceptics, says Philippe Sands…”

Guest post by David Middleton This needs to be quashed… with extreme prejudice… World court should rule on climate science to quash sceptics, says Philippe Sands International Court of Justice ruling would settle the scientific dispute and pave the way for future legal cases on climate change, says high-profile lawyer False claims from climate sceptics…

On Steinman et al. (2015) – Michael Mann and Company Redefine Multidecadal Variability And Wind Up Illustrating Climate Model Failings

Guest Post By Bob Tisdale For the past few years, we’ve been showing in numerous blog posts that the observed multidecadal variations in sea surface temperatures of the North Atlantic (known as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation) are not represented by the forced components of the climate models stored in the CMIP5 archive (which were used…

Failed climate predictions gets a website

From climatechangepredictions.org, where the proprietor writes: I’ve started a website with the idea of making it entertaining as well as informative.  The website presents global warming predictions that have been made over the past 40 or so years, especially predictions that are either contradictory or alternatively plainly ridiculous and thus amusing. From the About Page:…

Alarmists Bizarrely Claim “Just what AGW predicts” about the Record High Global Sea Surface Temperatures in 2014

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE (Jan 13, 2015):  See the end of the post for a copy in pdf format. # # # This post is the annual model-data comparison of satellite-era sea surface temperatures. (For the most-recent longer-term model-data comparison of sea surface temperature data, see the post IPCC Still Delusional about Carbon…

Climate Change … Who Cares?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Thanks to the blog of the irrepressible Hilary Ostrov, a long-time WUWT commenter, I found out about a poll gone either horribly wrong or totally predictably depending on your point of view. It’s a global poll done by the United Nations, with over six million responses from all over the…

A Future Climate Science Moment

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Not too far in the future, a third-generation climate scientist will be asked by a college student about his grandfather’s work with climate models.  Flabbergasted, the climate scientist replies… My apologies to Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, but I couldn’t resist. The models used by the IPCC really are horrible…