California’s Boneheaded Solar Remedy for Climate Change

Good intentions can make for awful policies. by Steve Chapman In the world of government policy, two chief dangers always loom. The first is people with bad intentions using every available means to achieve their malignant goals. The second, more common but no less destructive, is people with the purest of hearts and the most…

Hippocratic Oath vs. ‘Hypocritic’ Oath?

By Charles G. Battig The National Institutes of Health website defines the Hippocratic Oath as “perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts.  It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards.  It also strongly binds the student to his teacher and the greater…

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Open Physics vs Secret Climate Science

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Should scientists share their data and method? EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt stirred a hornet’s nest when he issued a demand for the end of secret science. But isn’t open sharing of data and method the way we have all been taught science is supposed to work? Back in 2016, a…

Why is it that so many prominent environmental campaigners turn out to be such scumbags, sleazebags, hypocrites or frauds?

by James Delingpole Why is it that so many prominent environmental campaigners turn out to be such scumbags, sleazebags, hypocrites or frauds? The latest to be exposed is, of course, New York’s ex-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. When Schneiderman wasn’t busy – allegedly – “choking, beating and threatening”  women, he was busy bullying the people he calls…

Perverse, conflicted ethical systems – then and now

Note from Anthony: This opinion piece covers a very ugly subject. I gave it careful consideration before I decided to run it. One of the considerations I made is how many times “climate justice” proponents have said and spread terrible things about me, as well as others who stand up to the green tyranny that…

Analysis: Ending the ‘secret science’ at EPA is long overdue

Administrator Pruitt initiates overdue changes to bring transparency, integrity to rulemaking Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding EPA practice of using secretive, often questionable, even deceptive science to support agency policy and regulatory initiatives. His proposed rules will ensure that any science underlying agency…

The science of climate change causing wars is not solid

Guest essay by Albert Parker There have been many recent claims that “climate change” was the reason for conflicts, with also the war in Syria explained by the anthropogenic carbon dioxide emission. However, this is not settled science, as this claim is wrong. There have been, and there are, conflicts for other very well-known reasons.…

Eco-Imperialism in North America and the World

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball A few years ago, I was invited to appear before Congress on the global warming issue. It was at the height of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hysteria and the political games were hitting their stride. While in Washington, I was invited to make a couple of presentations, one at…

Did official climatology know its predictions were nonsense?

Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley In this series, we have demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt, that after correction of the giant error of physics by which official climatology defined feedbacks in such a way as to exclude or misallocate the large feedback response to emission temperature, global warming in response to doubled CO2 will…

Earth Day should Celebrate “Engines and Electricity”

Guest opinion by Viv Forbes Most chapters of human history are defined by the tools and machines that were used. In the Stone Age, the first tools were “green tools” – digging sticks, spears, boomerangs, bows and arrows made of wood; and axes, clubs, knives and grinders made of stone. These were all powered by…

“Climate restoration” is the “New Coke” of climate alarmism

By Thomas Lifson at American Thinker The increase in the atmospheric trace gas of CO2 has so far failed to deliver the catastrophic consequences predicted by the alarmists like Al Gore.  The headlines about “the end of snow” are now an embarrassment after a winter of abundant frozen precipitation.  At least a  decade ago, the fraudsters relabeled their purported…

A factual comment on Willlis Eschenbach’s and Christopher Monckton’s most recent posts, concerning clouds and ECS, respectively.

Guest opinion by Rud Istvan I have but little scientifically to contribute, since they have been mostly factually correct. But here I provide a little more scientific evidence, visual observational evidence supporting both. The occasion arose from cooking two pork chops with BBQ on our George Forman Thrilin Grillin.. My data arises from a simple…

You’ve heard of #ExxonKnew, well how about #CaliforniaKnew ?

The court transcript we recently published on WUWT from the recent #ExxonKnew trial has yielded an interesting thought twist. Guest Essay by Warren Blair Charles Keeling (Mr CO2) worked at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) for 43-years (1958 to 2005). SIO is a division of the University of California San Diego (UCSD). A couple of…

A Tale of Two Facts

Guest essay by Ola Røyrvik Can the public have confidence in what is presented as science, or do politicians dictate what scientists can say? Well, if Norwegian scientific and political institutions are used as indicators the answer to the first part of the question is a definite NO and to the second a resounding YES.…

Albert Einstein would likely have been a climate skeptic

David Shapter writes on Facebook (Quoting Dr. Will Happer) Albert Einstein would almost certainly have been a global warming skeptic if he were alive today. Many distinguished, contemporary scientists are skeptics, too. We are lucky that Einstein left a rich legacy of pithy quotes that reveal how he would probably relate to today’s cult of global…

A conversation with Patrick Moore

Originally published for the French “Association des climato-réalistes”, republished here by request of the author Patrick Moore is a Canadian activist, and former president of Greenpeace Canada. Since leaving Greenpeace, which he helped to found, Moore has criticized the environmental movement for what he sees as scare tactics and disinformation, saying that the environmental movement…

Kathleen Harnett White: Common Energy/Climate Sense

By Charles Battig — March 13, 2018 “White’s failure to give the politically correct answer to heat storage in the ocean pales in comparison to the response of EPA Director Gina McCarthy in Senate testimony in 2005 when asked: ‘Is the temperature around the globe increasing faster than was predicted, even 10 years ago?’ McCarthy’s answer: ‘I…

About those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns

Foreword: One of the craziest – and potentially far-reaching and harmful – lawsuits in recent memory is wending its way through our legal system. Filed by several California and New York cities and counties, the legal action asserts that major oil companies are causing rising seas, floods, repeated climate and weather disruptions, and an “existential…

Strategic minerals – Our next energy and security crisis?

Foreword: America has had its share of oil-centered energy problems and disruptions. Now it faces potential renewable energy and high technology crises, because of its heavy reliance on imports of the rare earth and other strategic minerals that are the essential building blocks for wind turbines, solar panels, computers, smart phones, medical diagnostic devices, night…

Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant

Claims defy parody, as alarmists become more tyrannical and their policies wreak havoc Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Climate alarmism dominated the Obama era and run-up to Paris. But it’s at least as bizarre, dogmatic and intolerant now that: President Trump pulled the United States out of the all pain/no gain Paris climate pact; the…

Overheated claims on global temperature records

Foreword by Paul Dreissen Over and over, we are confronted with claims that last month or last year was “the warmest on record.” Each claim is accompanied by dire warnings that the alleged new records portend “unprecedented” chaos for wildlife, humans and planet. Virtually never do these scary press releases mention that the supposed change…

It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs and enclaves…

The global warming cure

Guest fiction by Sheldon Walker Imagine that scientists have developed a cure for global warming. But there is a catch. The cure can only be used one time, and it will only last for 10 years. Warning: the following story is not real. It is fiction, science fiction. However, most of the “facts” that are…

ClimateFwd:?

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen     The New York Times continues to send out its little climate “newsletter” alerting the public to the most important news about the climate, every two weeks. I look forward to it — because very little in the way of main stream media news about the climate offers so…

The unintelligible in pursuit of the unattainable

Guest essay by Philip Lloyd, Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa The Paris Agreement is the most recent burp emanating from the turbulent politics of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change [FCCC]. I am not normally dismissive of the cogitations of the great and mighty who forgather regularly for…

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…

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Foreword by Paul Driessen The United States has more coal than any other nation. With modern coal-fired power plants, it can be used to generate very inexpensive electricity, with virtually no significant pollution: about the only thing that comes out of the stacks today are water vapor and carbon dioxide, the miracle molecule that helps…

Nature’s Climate Article Excels in Acronyms

By Renee Hannon The more the acronyms, the more respected the peer-reviewed article? I typically enjoy reading about climate science, oceanography and extreme weather. However, some of the technical articles are becoming overloaded with acronyms. One of the recent articles in Nature by Bereiter, and colleagues is a good example. Here’s a few of their…

The Myth of the Anti-Science Denier

Guest essay by John Ridgway I’ll tell you what you don’t get to see that often nowadays: Death by Chocolate. There was a time, not so long ago, when no dinner party was complete without a postprandial chuckle over the prospects of slumping dead into one’s pudding bowl. Now, sadly, Death by Chocolate has gone…