Guangzhou Rising – Canton Sinking

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The New York Times seems to be running short of environmental journalists.  Its latest salvo in the attempt to keep climate change at the forefront of American minds was written by Michael Kimmelman.  “Who?”  you ask. Micheal Kimmelman, the current architecture critic of The New York Times.  (But, rest assured,…

Northern Winter Nights

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach  [See Addendum at the bottom.] [See Second Addendum at the bottom] I got to thinking about the distribution of the so-called “global” warming. I’d heard that a good chunk of it was due to increasing nighttime minimum temperatures. So I grabbed the Berkeley Earth land-only temperature dataset. It has its…

Yet another indicator that interest in climate has fallen by the wayside – climate doesn’t make it into the top ten science press releases for 2014

We’ve seen recent polls that show interest in “climate change” as being dead last with members of the public, now here’s yet another indicator. EurekAlert gauged the popularity of its science news releases, hundreds of which were about climate change during this past year, and not surprisingly, “climate change” didn’t win, place, or show. EurekAlert!…

Climate Change: it’s the motions of the oceans

From the University of London Scientists discover link between climate change and ocean currents over 6 million years Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar, according to research published today (Friday, 13 June)…

Why Climate Change Doesn’t Scare Me

Guest essay by Walter Starck Be scared, the experts tell us, be very scared. Well there is certainly cause for concern, but not about those “rising” temperatures, which refuse to confirm researchers’ computer models. A far bigger worry is the corruption that has turned ‘science’ into a synonym for shameless, cynical careerism Despite the increasingly…

The climate change movement as guilt trip

An interesting essay written by “Zombie” of Zombietime fame has a climate change component worth noting. I don’t agree with all of it, but it does explain some behavior we have seen in the past decade. “Zombie” writes: I recently wrote an essay called “Progressive Racism: The Hidden Motive Driving Modern Politics”, and in the…

Climate Change and the Biodiversity Crisis

by Dr. Craig Loehle, NCASI Naperville, IL The climate change “biodiversity crisis” is like a whack-a-mole game (a carnival game where plastic animals pop out of holes and you try to whack them with a mallet), with an almost-daily claim popping up about this species or that at risk from climate change. Not just polar…

Friday Funny – try eating this ‘crop’ threatened by ‘climate change’

Apparently, all that work in selective crop breeding won’t overcome ‘climate change’ This is the headline and story summary from Eurekalert: Crop species may be more vulnerable to climate change than we thought A new study by a Wits University scientist has overturned a long-standing hypothesis about plant speciation (the formation of new and distinct…

Contrasting Good and Bad Science: Disease, Climate Change and the Case of the Golden Toad

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director Emeritus, Sierra Nevada Field Campus San Francisco State University To insure the public does not become complacent as the 16-year hiatus in rising global temperatures continues, the media is spammed with untested models claiming rising CO2 is and will spread death and destruction via food shortages and disease. As…

A Curious Climate Analogy – Badly Reported by the NYT

Guest essay by Kip Hansen, St Thomas, USVI The AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY just published a Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society titled: EXPLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2012 FROM A CLIMATE PERSPECTIVE edited by Thomas C. Peterson, Martin P. Hoerling, Peter A. Stott, and Stephanie C. Herring. [hereafter EEE2012]. Kenneth Chang at…

The Handsomest Fox In The Henhouse

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, we had the Senate hearing on the climate. Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. Roger Pielke gave excellent talks. There’s a discussion of it here on WUWT  and Dr. Judith Curry has a post on it at her blog. I wanted to discuss the silver fox in the science house,…

Global Warming = Climate Change

Guest Essay by Ed Hoskins This short essay questions the actions to combat Global Warming / Climate Change from three points of view: The Temperature Context Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 -2012. The Significance and Influence of Carbon Dioxide CO2 The Temperature Context Mankind has thrived and developed in the last 10,000+ years, the period of…

Dilbert becomes skeptical of climate change disaster

From Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert comic strip) blog, who seems to have stumbled across an interview with the author of this video we recently highlighted at WUWT. Scott Adams writes: ================================= Fact Checking: Adams Law of Slow-Moving Disasters I was watching Real Time with Bill Maher the other day. He had a professor…

Global Warming Consensus Looking More Like A Myth

Image Credit – Wood For Trees and Werner Brozek From the Investor’s Business Daily: The global warming alarmists repeat the line endlessly. They claim that there is a consensus among scientists that man is causing climate change. Fact is, they’re not even close. Yes, many climate scientists believe that emissions of greenhouse gases are heating…

Expert predicts ‘Monsoon Britain’

Guest post by Paul Homewood h/t Robuk A study, by Professor Stuart Lane of Durham University back in 2008, appears to have been remarkably percipient. Written just after the extremely wet summer of 2007, the study suggests that, far from summers in the UK becoming drier as most climate models predict, they are likely to…

Challenging the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

Consensus does not necessarily guarantee sound science Guest post by Forrest M. Mims III Consensus is often cited in support of scientific paradigms, including anthropogenic climate change. Australian physicist Tom Quirk has neatly dissected the consensus argument for the human role in climate change in an article in Quadrant Online entitled “Of climate science and…

Erratic Environment May Be Key to Human Evolution

     Versus      Image Credit: Wikipedia                                 Image Credit: Anne Knock From Live Science: At Olduvai Gorge, where excavations helped to confirm Africa was the cradle of humanity, scientists now find the landscape once fluctuated rapidly, likely guiding early human evolution.These findings suggest that key mental developments within the human lineage may have been linked…

Global data doesn’t support Reuters “fracking” Google search trend claim

Tom Nelson pointed this out this morning. ‘Fracking’ overtakes ‘climate change’ in Google searches | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota This year, for the first time, U.S. online searches for the term “fracking” became more popular than “climate change,” Google data showed. Fracking has doubled on Google’s popularity index since last year, and…

The Atlantic Magazine’s ‘5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried’… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA and then launches into a graphical cornucopia of nonsense. The Five Charts of Doom

Another climate sticky wicket – ‘climate change is poised to reduce the viability of the maple syrup industry’

From the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies  where if you can get past the headline, this is notable: “We found that global climate models omit factors critical to understanding forest response, such as hydrology, soil conditions, and plant-animal interactions.” Point though: one experimental tree forest does not a GCM factor make. Maple syrup, moose, and…

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Recently there have been increased efforts to link “Climate Change” and “Extreme Weather” e.g., NOAA links extreme weather to climate change CBS – July 10, 2012, “NASA scientist links climate change, extreme weather” CNN – August 6, 2012 and Get used to ‘extreme’ weather, it’s the new normal The…

NASA discovers “an Amazon (phytoplankton) rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert” – Must be caused by AGW!

Guest post by David Middleton NASA Discovers Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life… “Part of NASA’s mission is pioneering scientific discovery, and this is like finding the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert,” said Paula Bontempi, NASA’s ocean biology and biogeochemistry program manager in Washington. Or maybe it’s more like finding a…

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Quarterly Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” This format received a positive response in the previous article and apparently encouraged Skeptical Science to take A Big Picture Look at Global Warming, thus this article will be updated on a quarterly basis moving forward. In their article, Skeptical Science argued that “the planet is indeed warming rapidly”…

Climate Change Impacts In The USA are Already (NOT) Happening

by Craig Loehle, Ph.D. Many government reports by NASA, NOAA, EPA, USFWS, USFS, USDA and other agencies mention that climate change impacts are already observable in the USA. This is discussed in the context of endangered species conservation, forest resource assessment, future water availability, disaster planning, agriculture policy, etc. I have read many of these…