@Watts Up With That?: Hubris on steroids @jcu – Uni “digging in” on Peter Ridd decision

Peter Ridd writes of this unbeli­evable example of arrogance and hubris from James Cook Unive­rsity on his GoFundMe page: Dear All, There has been a flurry of media activity on the case but the main news is that it looks as though the Vice Chanc­ellor (VC) is digging in. She and the Provost Prof Chris…

2019-04-18 07:09

@Paul Homewood: Germany’s Drive For Wind In Trouble

By Paul Homewood Standing beside a windswept junction near Germany’s Baltic coast, Thea Funk points at a stretch of land to the north. “They want to build 12 turbines up there, each one 240 metres high. And down there there are plans to put up more, somewhere between six and eight,” she explains, […]

2019-04-21 18:22

@Climate Scepticism: Extin­ction First

Having agreed with a few other Cliscep founders to post up Ben Pile’s excellent Twitter thoughts on Extin­ction Rebellion before the early hours of Thursday had–yawn–­expired, I took First Bus out of Weston-​super-​Mare towards home and was greeted by this on the top deck. Someone had decided that XR was more important than the statutory …

2019-04-18 02:20

@Climate Scepticism: Climate Change – The Lies, Propag­anda, Misinfor­mation, Disinfo­rmation and Emotional Black­mail. Part II

I think this comes under ‘misinfor­mation’/’­disinform­ation’ and ‘propag­anda’. Talking of the projected rise in temper­ature to 2100, Attenb­orough says: “Based on our current trajec­tory, the various models predict our planet will be somewhere between 3 and 6 degrees hotter.” The graph the program shows (above) is sourced from the IPCC AR5 SPM. It …

2019-04-19 23:17

@Paul Homewood: The Cult Of Greta

By Paul Homewood Brendan O’Neill attacks the cult of St Greta: Anyone who doubts that the green movement is morphing into a millen­arian cult should take a close look at Greta Thunberg. This poor young woman increa­singly looks and sounds like a cult member. The monotone voice. The look of apocal­yptic dread in […]

2019-04-24 10:10

@No Frakking Consensus: Peter Ridd vs The Dishono­urables

A powerful bureau­cracy bullies, berates, isolates intimi­dates a lone critic.

2019-04-24 12:01

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Air-​Breathing Rocket Engine Gets Green Light for Major Tests

The makers claim that ‘global and orbital travel will never be the same’. A new air-​breathing rocket engine is ready for a major round of testing in the next 18 months after having passed a prelim­inary design review by the European Space Agency (ESA), reports Space­.com. The Syner­getic Air-​Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which is being […]

2019-04-18 12:31

@Jo Nova: Australia to pay $25b to forei­gners so we get better weather

In a nutshell, if the Labor Party wins (and that’s looking likely) Australia will pay $25b, maybe $35b to forei­gners for paper certif­icates that claim to have reduced a tiny amount of benef­icial gas. This is hard earned money leaving the country so that our foreign minister and PM can sit at better tables at UN Gala Dinners. The paper certif­icates have a long history of fraud, are often based…

2019-04-18 10:01

@Climate Depot: Activist: I Spent a Night with Prote­sters From ‘Extin­ction Rebel­lion’ Willing to Be Arrested to Fight Climate Change

https://w­ww.vice.c­om/en_in/­article/m­b8jw8/i-​spent-​a-​night-​with-​prote­sters-​willing-​to-​be-​arrested-​to-​fight-​climate-​change A timeline of what it’s like to spend the evening with the climate activist group Extin­ction Rebel­lion. By Patrick Heardman; photos by Chris Bethell This article origi­nally appeared on VICE UK. Planet Earth is hurtling toward irrecov­erable destru­ction at an alarming rate.…

2019-04-17 23:45

@Watts Up With That?: Is the climate change movement a “cult’

Climate Change And The Ten Warning Signs For Cults Reposted from Medium Have you thought to yourself that the Climate Change movement seems more and more like a religious movement? I have, so I resea­rched how to identify a religious cult. Rick Ross, an expert on cults and interv­ention specia­list, developed a list of ten warning…

2019-04-18 19:35

@Real Science: Climato­logists Talking To The Dead

Lakeland Ledger – Dec 29, 1974 A number of climatol­ogists. whose job it is to keep an eye on long-​term weather changes, have lately been predi­cting deterio­ration of the benign climate to which we have grown accust­omed. They point to …

2019-04-19 11:32

@Paul Homewood: Climate Change The Facts Part II

By Paul Homewood https://w­ww.bbc.co­.uk/iplay­er/episod­e/m00049b­1/climate-​change-​the-​facts In Part I, we looked at Attenbo­rough’s claims about the effects of climate change to date, most of which bore very little resemb­lance to reality. The whole programme is clearly designed as an exercise in propa­ganda rather than establ­ishing the facts. This is evident from the choice […]

2019-04-19 10:58

@No Tricks Zone: New German Study Shocks Electric Cars: “Consid­erably” Worse For Climate Than Diesel Cars, Up To 25% More CO2!

Germany’s Stuttg­arter Zeitung here reports that electric cars are in fact pretty bad for the climate, it turns out. So, once activists are done banning fossil fuel powered vehicles, then electric ones will soon follow. According to a new German study, electric cars have “signif­icantly higher CO2 emissions than diesel cars”, and espec­ially the Tesla […]

2019-04-19 14:46

@Paul Homewood: What David Attenbo­rough’s climate change show didn’t tell you

By Paul Homewood Ross Clark has also joined the party: Given the reception that awaited Richard Madeley when he ventured last week that David Attenb­orough is “not a saint, just a broadc­aster” – something which is evidently true, though I haven’t formally checked with the Vatican – one delves into this subject with […]

2019-04-21 13:31

@Polar Bear Science: ‘Our Planet’ film crew is still lying about walrus cliff deaths: UPDATE

I had an opport­unity last night to watch the original Netflix ‘Frozen Worlds’ walrus episode and have some addition thoughts. One big eye-​opener was the final shot of the walrus sequence: a polar bear approa­ching from the water to feed …

2019-04-21 20:50

@Climate Depot: Greenl­and’s Glacier Grows Alarming Climate Hysterics

https://ww­w.newsmax.­com/larryb­ell/cnn-​jakob­shavn-​peterman­n/2019/0­4/22/id/­912724/ By Larry Bell Have you happened to notice that some news most of us would normally regard as very cheering is often treated by the mains­tream media as tragic, or goes unrep­orted altoge­ther? Like, for example, finding out that following more than two years of endless apopl­ectic echo chamber accusa­tions that our…

2019-04-22 17:34

@No Frakking Consensus: The Splendid Peter Ridd Court Judgment

James Cook Unive­rsity took 28 separate actions against Professor Ridd. Each of them, including his termin­ation, has been declared unlawful.

2019-04-22 12:01

@Watts Up With That?: If Precipi­tation Extremes Are Increa­sing, Why Aren’t Floods?

From a paper by the same title published in AGU’s journal “Water Resources Resarch” and also “Commen­taries on Hydrology and Earth Surface” h/t to CTM It is now well establ­ished that rising temper­atures are incre­asing precipi­tation extremes. This has led many to believe that flood magnitude and hence risk are also increa­sing, while observa­tional evidence…

2019-04-22 18:30

@Paul Homewood: Extin­ction Rebel­lion: How might ministers win over the protest­ers?–Ha­rrabin

By Paul Homewood Harrabin is off in the clouds again! Protests by Extin­ction Rebell­ion’s seemingly inexhau­stible army of activists made plenty of headlines last week. They say politi­cians are out of touch with climate reality. But what do they want, and can ministers realist­ically make it happen? Let’s consider XR’s three core […]

2019-04-23 18:46

@Paul Homewood: “Pictures Of Starving Polar Bears Convinced Me”

By Paul Homewood h/t stewgreen https://t­witter.co­m/tan123/­status/11­206693252­60668928 And where did she get this strange idea from? As she relates, her teachers at school told her, when she was about eight.

2019-04-24 09:56

@Paul Homewood: Greenland Temper­ature Data For 2018

By Paul Homewood The DMI has just published its Greenland Climate Data Colle­ction for last year, and it is worth looking at the temper­ature data: There are six stations with long records, Upern­avik, Nuuk, Iluli­ssat, Qaqortoq, Narsa­rsuaq and Tasilaq. Throu­ghout Greenland we find that temper­atures in the last two decades […]

2019-04-24 19:21

@Climate Depot: UAH, RSS, NOAA, UW: Which Satellite Dataset Should We Believe?

UAH, RSS, NOAA, UW: Which Satellite Dataset Should We Believe? http://www­.drroyspen­cer.com/20­19/04/uah-​rss-​noaa-​uw-​which-​satellite-​dataset-​should-​we-​believe/ UAH, RSS, NOAA, UW: Which Satellite Dataset Should We Believe? by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Roy Spencer, Ph. D. This post has two related parts. The first has to do with the recently published study of AIRS satellite-​based surface skin…

2019-04-24 20:09

@Watts Up With That?: Anthony Watts On Climate, Bad Temper­ature Stations, And Joining The Heartland Institute

Anthony Watts joins the podcast for the first time as a Senior Fellow for Enviro­nment and Climate at The Heartland Insti­tute. Watts, the publisher of the most-​read climate website in the world – WattsUpWit­hThat.com – talks about his scien­tific journey from radio and TV meteoro­logist in Calif­ornia to one of the most prominent skeptics in…

2019-04-18 14:00

@Climate Conversation - NZ: Peter Ridd wins on all counts – so far

James Cook Unive­rsity sacked Professor Ridd because of miscon­duct. Professor Ridd asked the Federal Circuit Court whether his actions or …

2019-04-18 12:36

@Watts Up With That?: NASA has a plan defend the Earth from asteroids

The trick is spotting the near-​Earth objects first, according to NASA resear­chers prese­nting at the 2019 American Physical Society April meeting in Denver WASHIN­GTON, D.C., April 16, 2019 — A mere 17-​20 meters across, the Chelya­binsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth’s atmos­phere in February 2013.…

2019-04-17 20:29

@Watts Up With That?: Earthq­uakes of the 20th Century

From NOAA Pacif­icTWC Published on Dec 9, 2018 This animation shows every recorded earth­quake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 1901, through December 31, 2000, at a rate of 1 year per second. The earth­quake hypoce­nters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to…

2019-04-18 18:00

@No Tricks Zone: CO2’s Influence Was 0.006 Wm² Per Decade During The Last Deglaci­ation. And This Melted Ice Sheets How?

According to the calcul­ations of Dr. James Hansen, the radiative influence derived from the increase in CO2 during the last deglac­iation was so negli­gible that it equated to “a third of energy required to power a honey bee in flight” (Ellis and Palmer, 2016). Image Source: Ellis and Palmer, 2016 Between about 22,000 and 17,000 […]

2019-04-18 17:15

@Junkscience: NYTimes busts itself… Mount Rainier glacier melting not due to CO2

This is today’s New York Times front page. The NYT blames the retreat of the Mount Rainier glacier (about a mile over the past 100 years) on carbon dioxide. But… … thanks to the New York Times’ TimesMa­chine, we can easily conduct a search to find this… … that’s right… per this 1930 report, the …

2019-04-18 13:39

@Real Science: Today’s Top Fake News Items

A Google search for Russian collusion turns up 45 million hits, but a search for climate change turns up almost 800 million hits. However, Gangnam Style gets over three billion hits.

2019-04-18 16:52

@Real Science: Green Energy News

Does this mean that the planet only has nine years left? The Brussels Times – Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows

2019-04-19 05:41