Climate

The Fret Over Bret

Featured image Scott notes immediately below how the Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple has joined the braying mob about Bret Stephens’s mild departure from climate orthodoxy at the New York Times, but I just can’t get enough of watching liberals trash one of their most revered institutions. Somewhere I saw a tweet noting that liberals were saying how important it was during the Trump reign of terror to subscribe to the Times, but »

Erik Wemple rebukes the Times

Featured image Yesterday afternoon Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple rebuked the New York Times for publishing Bret Stephens’s debut op-ed column. In his debut column Stephens sought to crack open the door to a discussion of the “climate change” orthodoxy otherwise enforced by the Times. As Steve Hayward noted, Times readers promptly went out of their minds. Wemple, it turns out, is a representative specimen of Times readers. Wemple lamented that »

NY Times Readers Lose Their Minds

Featured image Bret Stephens recently left the Wall Street Journal editorial page to become an op-ed columnist at the New York Times. According to some reports he left the Journal because his unrelenting anti-Trump columns were becoming unwelcome, as the Journal‘s editorial page is trying to take a neutral attitude toward Trump, supporting him when they can, and attacking him when he deserves it. I don’t know whether this is true or »

Eco-Terrorism In Alabama?

Featured image This story hasn’t gotten anywhere near enough attention. Dr. John Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer are eminent climate scientists. They are realists who have done much to demolish the hysterical claims of the politically- and financially-motivated climate alarmists. Both Dr. Christy and Dr. Spencer teach at the University of Alabama Huntsville, where there was a left-wing “march for science” last Saturday. The march passed near by the National Space Science »

Climate: We’ll Always Have Paris

Featured image One of the most accurate lines in movie history is Mel Brooks’s Gov. Wm. J. LePetomaine in Blazing Saddles, exclaiming, “We’ve got to protect our phoney-baloney jobs!” The State Department is living up to this dictum this week. As we reported here a couple weeks ago, the Trump Administration is divided about whether to honor Trump’s campaign pledge to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Today Bloomberg »

Former Official: Obama Administration Misled on Climate Change

Featured image We have written about the corruption of climate science over and over again. Tragically, the agencies that are responsible for maintaining surface temperature records are staffed by zealots who put ideology ahead of science. Agency after agency around the world has been caught “adjusting” temperature records to fit the alarmists’ theories. They do this by lowering past temperature records and raising recent ones. Today the Daily Caller reveals a different »

The Marches For Democrats, As Reported By Liberal Media

Featured image Today “marches for science” were held in hundreds of cities. The one here in the Twin Cities reportedly drew 10,000 liberals. In reality, of course, these were marches against President Trump or, stated differently, in favor of the Democratic Party. There isn’t anything surprising about that. When political factions are out of power because most people don’t agree with them, they like to march. To a remarkable degree, liberal media »

Green Weenie of the Week: The Nation’s Gasbags

Featured image Just when you think the climatistas can’t get any stoopider, The Nation magazine comes along with this: The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions By Juan Cole Wait! Stop right there? Juan Cole? The noted climate scientist Juan Cole? No: Juan Cole the radical leftist historian at the University of Michigan, a foe of Israel and apologist for the Iranian regime. Anyway. . . . . . Yet »

Urgent: Trump’s “Read My Lips” Moment

Featured image Few of Donald Trump’s campaign promises were as clear and emphatic as his pledge to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, which I have often called the Kellogg-Briand Pact of climate diplomacy, arising from—to borrow Churchill’s great phrase about the disarmament fetish of the 1930s—the “prolonged and solemn farce” of the UN climate change circus. But there is widespread reporting that the Trump White House is going »

Solar Power: An Environmental Disaster

Featured image Solar power is expensive, unreliable and environmentally destructive. So it doesn’t come into being through consumer demand; rather, by government fiat or subsidy. The federal government controls the military, so, sadly, our armed forces have been dragged into the government’s alleged fight against “climate change” to a humiliating degree. The Minnesota National Guard’s facility at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, is a case in point. Yesterday, an array of public officials hailed »

Feel Good Climate Story of the Day

Featured image Prepare to make your morning coffee with the tears of climatistas: Ice core samples melt in freezer malfunction Important ice samples from the Canadian Arctic were lost earlier this month when a freezer malfunctioned in a University of Alberta lab. The loss of the millennia-old ice cores could throw a wrench into research about how atmospheric changes have affected the climate and how they could affect the Earth’s future. The »

Science vs. Dogma on Climate

Featured image It is increasingly clear that the battle over global warming consists of science on one side, and politically-motivated dogma on the other. Ken Haapala of the Science and Environmental Policy Project offers historical context: In the 30 years between the 1979 Charney report to the National Academy of Sciences on an investigation of the possible effects of increased carbon dioxide on the earth’s temperatures to the 2009 EPA’s finding that »

Green Weenie of the Week: He’s Baaack!

Featured image I had thought that forever more Al Gore would be ineligible to win another of Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Awards, since he already has lifetime achievement awards in weeniedom from the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Nobel Self-Congratulation Committee. But no—even Gore has found a way to snag another one. You may have heard that Gore is coming out soon with a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, and »

Global Warming In One Easy Lesson

Featured image Richard Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT. MIT’s web site suggests his scientific eminence: Professor Lindzen is a dynamical meteorologist with interests in the broad topics of climate, planetary waves, monsoon meteorology, planetary atmospheres, and hydrodynamic instability. His research involves studies of the role of the tropics in mid-latitude weather and global heat transport, the moisture budget and its role in global change, the origins »

Another Warmist Talking Point Goes Poof

Featured image It’s been a staple of Globalwarmism that rising temperatures risk mass species extinction, but what appears to be going extinct at a rapid rate are warmist cliches. One of them is that the mass extinction of the Permian-Triassic era 250 million years ago was caused by global warming. Except, as reported by Emily Litella yesterday in Science Daily, it was the sudden ice age before the warming period that is »

Environmentalists Use Photoshop and Fraud to Deceive

Featured image Watts Up With That has a funny instance of warmist deception. You may have seen the headline, I did: Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F. Where? Base Esperanza. Where is Base Esperanza in relation to what we normally think of as Antarctica? A long, long distance away: Base Esperanza is close to Tiera Del Fuego and not far from Africa, so warm temperatures there are not exactly shocking. »

Climate “Science” Rocked By Another Scandal

Featured image A just-retired scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has blown the whistle on a scandal of epic proportions involving fake news ginned up by climate “scientists.” Dr. John Bates, who until the end of 2016 was one of NOAA’s top scientists, told the story to the Daily Mail: The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data »