@Climate Depot: Anti-​Trump AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin

By CHRIS WHITE Energy Reporter One of the attorneys general who has sought probes against the Trump adminis­tration has accepted large indiv­idual campaign donations from an energy tycoon with connec­tions to Russian President Vladimir Putin. New York Attorney General Eric Schnei­derman has accepted more than $60,000 in small donations from Leonard Blava­tnik, a Ukrainian-​born energy

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@Watts Up With That?: Climate Science Double-​Speak: Update

Update by Kip Hansen   Last week I wrote about UCAR/N­CAR’s very intere­sting discu­ssion on “What is the average global temper­ature now?”. Part of that discu­ssion revolved around the question of why current practit­ioners of Climate Science insist on using Temper­ature Anomalies — the diffe­rence between the current average temper­ature of a station, region, nation,…

2017-08-19 23:27

@Vvatts Up With That:         IF  YOU DON'T LIKE  THE WEATHER IN NEW ENGLAND, ­         ­         ­         ­     JUST  WAIT  62,000  YEARS.

A Determi­nistic Forecast of Future Climate ChangesBy Renee HannonIn my previous WUWT post , I proposed a conce­ptual process model descr­ibing the influ­ences of astron­omical controls on interg­lacial warm periods and glacial cycles (Figure 1). The warm onsets with rapidly incre­asing temper­atures are triggered by an increase in the eccent­ricity of Earth’s orbit, an increase in obliquity and an…

2017-08-19 20:59

@Climate Progress : White suprem­acist rally fizzles, overtaken by massive anti-​racism march

Organ­izers of a self-​described “free speech” rally in Boston Saturday were expecting to see a big turnout, with attendees from the same white suprem­acist groups that marched on Charlott­esville last weekend. Massach­usetts members of the Ku Klux Klan had announced their plans to partic­ipate. But turnout on the white suprem­acist side was incre­dibly small. They

2017-08-19 20:56

@Watts Up With That?: ROAD TRIP!

Anthony has gener­ously offered me space in his campg­round up North.  As a young nerd I, of course, imagined event­ually seeing a total eclipse at some point in my life and this is my chance. I am now on the road and I won’t be back until at least Tuesday.  Getting to Oregon should not…

2017-08-19 20:00

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: An Inconv­enient Decep­tion: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy – Roy Spencer, PhD

Target sighted..­load…take aim…fire! Al Gore has provided a target-​rich enviro­nment of decep­tions in his new movie, says Roy Spencer. After viewing Gore’s most recent movie, An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth to Power, and after reading the book version of the movie, I was more than a little astou­nded. The new movie and book are chock-​full of

2017-08-19 19:22

@And then there's physics: STS: All talk and no walk?

In my previous post I discussed a paper by Harry Collins, and collea­gues, that is mainly a response to an editorial by Sergio Sismondo. Collins et al. argue that Science and Techn­ology Studies (STS) must take some respons­ibility for today’s …

2017-08-19 18:38

@Jo Nova: One day when Al Gore gets some evidence he won’t need to call everyone names

Al Gore creates more skeptics everyday

Ross Clark, journa­list, met Al Gore to interview him about his favourite topic. But Ross broke the rules; he did some research. Clark even talked to a professor about the scenes of Florida being flooded. The prof explained that it’s not so much that the seas were rising fast, but that the land under Miami is sinking — and by an amazing 16-​24cm in the last…

2017-08-19 18:35

@Watts Up With That?: A Determi­nistic Forecast of Future Climate Changes

By Renee Hannon Introd­uction In my previous WUWT post, I proposed a conce­ptual process model descr­ibing the influ­ences of astron­omical controls on interg­lacial warm periods and glacial cycles (Figure 1). The warm onsets with rapidly incre­asing temper­atures are triggered by an increase in the eccent­ricity of Earth’s orbit, an increase in obliquity and an increase…

2017-08-19 18:30

@Climate Progress : Organizer Charlott­esville protest calls murder victim a ‘fat, disgu­sting communist’

The man who organized the white suprem­acist rally in Charlott­esville last Saturday tweeted that Heather Heyer, the woman who was murdered at the event, a “fat, disgu­sting commu­nist” and described her death as “payb­ack.” The organ­izer, Jason Kessler, deleted the tweet and initially claimed he was hacked. He later deleted that tweet and blamed his

2017-08-19 18:07

@Climate Depot: Climato­logist rips Gore’s sequel: ‘Chock-​full of bad science, bad policy, factual errors’ – Writes book to debunk film

http://www­.drroyspen­cer.com/20­17/08/an-​inconv­enient-​deception-​how-​al-​gore-​distorts-​climate-​science-​and-​energy-​policy/ An Inconv­enient Decep­tion: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy August 19th, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Al Gore has provided a target-​rich enviro­nment of decep­tions in his new movie. After viewing Gore’s most recent movie, An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth…

2017-08-19 17:54

@Google: Bill Maher blames Fox News for climate that led to Charlott­esville violence The Hill

The Hill Bill Maher blames Fox News for climate that led to Charlott­esville violence The Hill HBO host Bill Maher is blaming Fox News for helping to create the political enviro­nment that led to the eruption of violence at a white nation­alist demonst­ration in Charlott­esville, Va. In a panel discu­ssion on his show"Real Time," Maher on Friday ... and more »

2017-08-19 17:17

@Skeptical Science: 2017 SkS Weekly Climate Change Global Warming News Roundup #33

A chronol­ogical listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week. Editor's Pick

July 2017 equaled record July 2016

A global map of the June 2017 LOTI (land-​ocean temper­ature index) anomaly, relative to the 1951-​1980 June average. View larger image .

July 2017 was statist­ically tied with July 2016 as the warmest July in the 137 years of modern…

2017-08-19 16:51

@Climate Progress : UPDATES: White suprem­acist rally in Boston

A so-​called “free speech” rally in Boston on Saturday is expected to draw some of the same white suprem­acist groups that partic­ipated in the violent events of Charlott­esville last weekend. The national director of the Ku Klux Klan said that he expected members would attend. A large group of counter-​prote­sters is also expected. The rally

2017-08-19 16:38

@Paul Homewood: The Little Ice Age And Medieval Warming In South Africa

By Paul Homewood     http://ru­by.fgcu.e­du/course­s/twimber­ley/envir­ophilo/ty­son.pdf     While resear­ching the last article on monsoons, I came across this paper about the Little Ice Age in South Africa. Below is the Abstract:     The climate industry likes to pretend that the Little Ice Age was just a local event in Europe, but studies like

2017-08-19 16:11

@Climate Progress : Rush Limbaugh says white suprem­acists and the KKK ‘are not the problem,’ warns of second civil war

Donald Trump sent shock waves through the political world with his broad defense of partic­ipants in a white suprem­acist rally last weekend, praising them for obtaining a permit and descr­ibing some as “very fine people.” He previ­ously put Nazis, the KKK and white nation­alists on the same moral plane as those who showed up to

2017-08-19 15:59

@Paul Homewood: India’s 50-​year dry spell reversed with strengt­hening monsoons over past 15 years: Study

By Paul Homewood     The climate mafia often claim that global warming leads to worse droughts. A new study has found that the reverse is the case as far as India is conce­rned:     New Delhi: The arrival of the monsoon season is a sign of respite from the dry spells in India

2017-08-19 15:45

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Science Predicts an Eclipse. And More Global Warming. Believe Them.

New York Times: When medicine delivered a wave of vaccines in the 20th century, doctors predicted that wides­pread use would cause childhood deaths from illnesses like whooping cough and dipht­heria to fall. The public trusted the doctors, and those deaths plumm­eted. So what predic­tions has climate science made, and have they come true? The earliest,

2017-08-19 15:30

@DeSmogBlog: Curbing Climate Change: Why It's so Hard to Act in Time

By  Timothy H. Dixon , Unive­rsity of South F­lorida

This summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scien­tific exper­iment to study surface melting and its contri­bution to Greenl­and’s accele­rating ice losses. By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid increases to sea level as it melts.

When I returned, a…

2017-08-19 15:19

@No Tricks Zone: German Handel­sblatt Reports On Electric Batte­ries: “Unreli­able”, “Fire-​Hazard”, “Imprac­tical”

Germany’s top business daily Handel­sblatt here reports that although lithium-​ion batteries promise to become efficient someday, they continue to be plagued by technical problems, calling them “unrel­iable and a fire hazard“. Video: Electric cars continue to be plagued by safety and technical issues (not featured in Handel­sblatt story, for illust­ration only). The Handel­sblatt cites expert…

2017-08-19 14:41

@Climate Depot: Peter Foster: Climate crusaders have got lost in space – Hawking DeGrasse Tyson hit by ‘climate derang­ement’

Climate derang­ement has claimed another celebrity astrophy­sicist. Last month, Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time, declared that Donald Trump’s withd­rawal from the Paris agreement meant that earth could become like Venus, where it rains sulphuric acid and temper­atures reach 250 C. Now Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “science communi­cator” and host of the 2014 TV

2017-08-19 14:39

@Climate Depot: It’s the deadline for a big Fed climate report. Agencies are mum

Scott Waldman, E&E News reporter Publi­shed: Friday, August 18, 2017 Thirteen federal agencies are supposed to submit comments today on a draft climate asses­sment of warming impacts on the United States. Arctic ice is pictured here in 1984 and 2012.­ NASA Scien­tific Visuali­zation Studio Today is the deadline for 13 federal agencies to respond to a

2017-08-19 14:33

@Climate Progress : After Charlott­esville, do we really need an HBO show that imagines the South won?

In light of the violence that erupted in Charlott­esville, Virginia after a white nation­alist rally organized to protest the removal of a General Robert E. Lee statue­, Game of Thrones showru­nners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff — whose upcoming project Confed­erate, an alt-​history exploring what America would look like if the South had won the Civil

2017-08-19 14:19

@Climate Progress : Charlott­esville ushers in a new kind of race war — white versus white

The past week has been marked by a tumul­tuous stream of violence, protests, counter demonstr­ations, and presid­ential proclam­ations stemming from a deadly white suprem­acist rally in Charlott­esville, Virginia. While the uproar is sustained by the removal of Confed­erate monum­ents, that struggle is merely a facade covering the much more compli­cated reality. A fresh battle for

2017-08-19 14:07

@Watts Up With That?: Weird science: ‘the equator serves as a waveguide that houses a zoo of all kinds of atmosp­heric waves’

Identi­fying indiv­idual atmosp­heric equat­orial waves from a total flow field From the INS­TITUTE OF ATMOSP­HERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Owing to the opposite vertical orient­ation with respect to the plane of Earth’s rotation across the equator from the Southern Hemis­phere to Northern Hemisp­here, the equator serves as a waveguide that houses a zoo of all…

2017-08-19 14:00

@Roy Spencer: An Inconv­enient Decep­tion: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy

Al Gore has provided a target-​rich enviro­nment of decep­tions in his new movie. After viewing Gore’s most recent movie, An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth to Power, and after reading the book version of the movie, I was more than a little astou­nded. The new movie and book are chock-​full of bad science, bad policy, and factual

2017-08-19 13:37

@Google: More GOP lawmakers bucking their party on climate change Politico

Politico More GOP lawmakers bucking their party on climate change Politico “Stran­gely, President Trump helped us,” said Bob Inglis, a former Repub­lican congre­ssman whose views on climate change contri­buted to his defeat in a South Carolina primary in 2010. “His withd­rawal from Paris dramat­ically increased the number of ... and more »

2017-08-19 13:00

@Google: The people of Kiribati could become the world's first climate refugees CBS News

CBS News The people of Kiribati could become the world's first climate refugees CBS News August 19, 2017, 7:33 AM | Some people in the South Pacific could become the world's first climate change refugees due to rising sea levels. For"­CBSN: On Assign­ment," CBS News corresp­ondent Seth Doane visits the low-​lying island nation of Kiribati ...

2017-08-19 12:49

@Watts Up With That?: Astrophy­sicists explain the myste­rious behavior of cosmic rays

Scien­tists developed a model which explains the nature of high-​energy cosmic rays in our Galaxy From the M­OSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHN­OLOGY A team of scien­tists from Russia and China has developed a model which explains the nature of high-​energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our Galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by supernova…

2017-08-19 09:00

@Google: Using radio to confront climate change in Peru Aljazee­ra.com

Aljazee­ra.com Using radio to confront climate change in Peru Aljazee­ra.com In the age of instant access to digital inform­ation, radio is redef­ining its purpose in isolated villages in the Peruvian Amazon, where Spanish is a second language and signs of climate change are everyw­here. In Pucallpa and other cities in this region ...

2017-08-19 08:18


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