Enviros to Africa: Stay Poor and Die Early

Featured image Further to the point of Scott’s post earlier about the shallow-mindedness of environmentalists, I’ve recently obtained a leaked copy of a draft letter from the usual gang of pecksniffs (Oxfam, Sierra Club, etc) to the U.S. Senate demanding changes to the Electrify Africa Act of 2015, and it is an even worse parody than the witless Sierra Club president before Sen. Cruz. The facsimile here is a little small and »

Joy of cooking

Featured image The video below shows Senator Cruz questioning Sierra Club President Aaron Mair on the alleged phenomenon formerly known as global warming. The video runs a highly entertaining nine minutes or so. It may make you curious about Mair’s background. The Sierra Club has posted a profile of Mair here. My impression, possibly mistaken, is that Mair doesn’t know what he’s talking about — that he is unfamiliar with the terms »

India’s Climate Change Bill: $2.5 Trillion

Featured image There are high expectations for the next UN climate summit taking place in Paris in late November and early December. Obama is determined to get a “binding” international treaty to succeed the failed Kyoto Protocol. One of the major sticking points all along has been the reluctance of developing nations, especially China and India, to commit to significant emissions reductions which would reduce their economic growth. So China, India, and »

An Instance of Warmist Corruption

Featured image We have often written about the fact that the world’s governments pour billions of dollars annually into the global warming project, the object of which is to increase the powers of government. And yet governments, the main parties that stand to benefit from the warmists’ campaign, pretend that their money is somehow innocent, while any private entity that supports climate research is suspect. Alarmist scientists have gone so far as »

Well, Rats: Oceans Not Dying After All

Featured image One of the leading talking points of the climatistas is that we’re going to turn to oceans into giant acid vats that will melt your toes off if we don’t turn over our car keys to Al Gore. Well, Science magazine this week reports a whole lot of cold salt water on the theory. Here’s the full squib: Resilience of the oceans revealed   Shahid Naeem Earth will witness a massive »

Climate: Somewhere Roger Corman is Laughing

Featured image Time once again to update The Warmlist of all the things caused by climate change, which is now nearly everything, including shrimp sex problems. Here’s the latest from Science Daily this week: King crabs threaten Antarctic ecosystem due to warming ocean King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they haven’t played a role in tens of millions of years, according to a new study led »

Almost All US Temperature Data Used In Global Warming Models Is Estimated or Altered

Featured image We have written many times about the fact that the temperature data used in the alarmists’ global warming models are not original data as measured by thermometers. Rather, they are “adjusted” numbers, consistently changed to make the past look cooler and the present warmer, so that more billions of dollars will flow from the world’s governments to the climate alarmists who serve government’s cause. This is, in my opinion, the »

Arrest Those Climate Skeptics!

Featured image The totalitarian tendencies of American liberals have long been evident. Liberals have pretty much given up on trying to convince those who disagree with them–that happens, I suppose, when you consistently lose arguments. Now they want to have us arrested. The latest case in point comes from 20 climate alarmists who have written to President Obama, recommending that the realists who poke holes in their theories be charged with federal »

Does God Hate Green Energy?

Featured image The Gore Effect is well known: wherever greenies gather for a global warming conference, cold weather–frequently, in the form of a blizzard–pursues them. It is hard to escape the sense that the Almighty is trying to send a message. Now we have this: no sooner had the U.S. erected thousands of windmills than the wind stopped blowing: Electricity generated by US wind farms fell 6 per cent in the first »

Climate: The Road to Paris Hits a Glacier

Featured image The climatistas are gearing up to a big summit in Paris at the end of November, where it is hoped and expected that a major new global climate treaty will emerge—the successor to the failed 1997 Kyoto Protocol. As we get closer to the summit, I’ll go through the Obama Administration’s “potluck dinner/stone soup” strategy to ensure that this summit doesn’t collapse in failure like the Copenhagen summit in 2009. »

NOAA Meteorologist: Politics and Money Drive Global Warming Hysteria

Featured image David Dilley has been a meteorologist for 40 years, 20 of which he spent with NOAA. At NoTricksZone, he writes about how government money and political pressure have distorted climate research: For over 15 years an inordinate proportion of government and corporate research grants have been awarded to universities for a single specific purpose: to prove human activities and the burning of fossil fuels are the main driving mechanisms causing »

German Physicists: Late 20th Century Warming “Nothing Unusual”

Featured image As regular readers know, a battle over global warming hysteria is raging among scientists, and the alarmists are consistently getting the worst of it. German scientists Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, Alexander Hempelmann and Carl Otto Weiss have published two influential studies in the European Geophysical Union journal. The first, published in 2013, examined the past 250 years of climate history. The second, published earlier this year, extended the research through the past »

Will 2016 Be A Climate Hysteria Election?

Featured image Will the climate campaign ever reach its “sell-by” date? Probably not: the deep need for belief in catastrophism—and the expansion of political power that is always deemed necessary to “solve” the problem—will persist even if we run out of witches to drown. Perhaps the most damaging trope of climate catastrophism is that “we only have X years left” before it will be too late. James Hansen said it was 2010. »

Fixing the Spotty Sunspot Record?

Featured image One of the variables in the climate change story is solar activity, especially sunspots. Oscillating sunspot activity is one natural factor sometimes singled out as an important variable, with some climate skeptics pointing to rising sunspot activity in the 20th century as a possible major cause of the modest warming we experienced. Most computer climate models place only modest weight on sunspot activity, but recently the lull in current sunspots »

The Flabby Arms of Krupp (2)

Featured image Last week I took aim here at the weak Wall Street Journal op-ed from Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, celebrating Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” for being a revolutionary, game-changing, world-saving measure. Today a number of letters to the editor appear sounding the same notes, such as: Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp’s “A Clean-Energy Breakthrough” op-ed, Aug. 4) is utter nonsense, starting with the inarticulate term “carbon pollution” (soot?) that »

Is The Administration’s Position on Global Warming Scientific?

Featured image Across a broad range of issues, liberals ignore the relevant science. Perhaps global warming is foremost on this list. For an elegant, brief statement of why this is true, let’s turn to climate scientist Judith Curry. This is an excerpt from her observations on Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.” Do you think Obama’s messaging about climate change is true to the science? Well, the one thing you don’t hear President Obama »

The Week’s #Climatefail News

Featured image Everything related to climate change is settled science, of course (by a 97 – 0 margin we’re told endlessly), except that no one seems to have told the scientific journals. For example, one of the parade of horribles we hear about is ocean acidification, which will kill the oceans! Sounds likely in theory, but what do the actual data say? Never mind data, which seem to be scarce. Turns out »