Climate

Is A Big Chill On the Way?

Featured image As Steve noted a little while ago, the Northern states have been in a deep freeze for a while now. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that northern Minnesota hasn’t had a six-day stretch colder than the one the state has just suffered through since the Nixon administration, 1972. From December 6 through 11, the temperature in Duluth averaged 6 degrees. The Brainerd Dispatch went farther back in history to find »

The Endless Climate Follies, or Green Weenies All the Way Down

Featured image Keeping up with the gradual collapse of the climate change bubble is a bit of a bore, but let’s see where things stand at the moment.  Arctic sea ice has rebounded nearly 50 percent in one year from a previous low point (though, to be precise, it is still well below the level of 34 years ago, when we started more precise satellite measurements).  And the U.S. is currently experiencing »

The Environmental Movement: How Corrupt Is It?

Featured image We have written many times about the corruption of the global warming movement. Billions and billions of dollars are being poured into the pockets of global warming alarmists, because they perform such a valuable service: they help to persuade voters that governments should be given greater control over the world’s economies. What’s a few billion dollars when trillions are at stake? We have written mostly about the corruption of Greens »

Climate Headline of the Decade

Featured image People often say that Matt Drudge’s real genius is for headlines and photos, and after this one, who am I to argue. This. Is. Awesome. Here’s some of the accompanying story from the usually conformist Seth Borenstein of AP: WASHINGTON (AP) — Feeling chilly? Here’s cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for “soul-crushing” cold. Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that’s »

UN Climate Talks: Beyond Farce

Featured image If the second time is farce, what is the 19th? The U.N.’s “Conference of the Parties” is holding its 19th session of global warming talks in Warsaw. The purpose of these talks is to produce agreements. The purpose of the agreements is to transfer your money to someone else. The Warsaw event was scheduled to end yesterday, but no agreement had been reached–the horror!–and it was feared the talks might »

132 Countries Storm Out of U.N. Global Warming Talks: Not Offered Enough Money

Featured image The modern “environmental” movement has little or nothing to do with the environment, and a great deal to do with the real green stuff: money. One hundred thirty-two governments are in a huff because their latest attempt at extortion has failed: Poor countries pulled out of the United Nations climate talks during a fight over transferring wealth from richer countries to fight global warming. Wait! How would giving corrupt third »

The Gore Effect Comes to Calgary

Featured image In Calgary, an anti-Keystone pipeline group staged an indoor protest in the walkway between the headquarters of Enbridge and TransCanada Corp.: Chantal Chagnon with the Idle No More movement, said they’re trying to get the attention of the energy industry and the Canadian Parliament to the growing global opposition to “pipelines, tar sands expansions and other polices that contribute to runaway climate change.” “We’re seeing the effects of global warming »

World to end: Small island states hardest hit

Featured image On page 1 of today’s New York Times, Steven Lee Myers and Nicholas Kulish provide an interesting variant of the Times’s patented World to end: Women, minorities hardest hit genre. Giving us a comic angle on the typhoon that has tragically devastated the Philippines, Myers and Kulish cough up “Growing clamor about inequities of climate crisis.” Now comes the campaign to rectify “climate injustice.” (Don’t we get credit for Hurricanes »

Latest from the Climate Fail Files

Featured image With all the fun watching Obamacare collapse, we’ve hardly had time to take note of the climate change circus tent collapsing around its tentpoles at the latest UN climate summit taking place over in Poland right now. First, Japan has essentially said “Goodbye to all that” in announcing that it is repudiating its Kyoto Protocol target of a 6 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels (a target »

Typhoons of Nonsense

Featured image It was inevitable that the climateers and their handwringing handmaidens of the media would pronounce Typhoon Halyan is proof of climate change.  So hand over your car keys and turn your thermostat down!  It is tedious and boring to have to deal with this, but, like hauling the trash to the curb every week, somebody has to do it. For example, here’s one general assessment of the issue: Current datasets »

Poles Rally Against Global Warming Power Grab

Featured image The U.N. is holding its latest global warming conclave in Poland. Big mistake. Yesterday more than 50,000 Poles turned out in Warsaw, in conjunction with National Independence Day, for an anti-U.N. rally. David Rothbard, president of Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow, addressed the crowd and a national television audience. Anthony Watts reports on the inspiring event: As more than 50,000 enthusiastic Poles gathered in downtown Warsaw on Monday to celebrate »

Why Does the Global Warming Hoax Persist?

Featured image The catastrophic anthropogenic global warming theory has now been, in my opinion, definitively refuted. Yet the global warming machine grinds on, oblivious to the science. Why? Because there is a great deal of money at stake. The Science and Environmental Policy Project has the numbers: Number of the Week: $22,195,000,000 US. As required by law, the White House delivered to Congress a report stating in Fiscal Year 2013, which ended »

I Miss John Howard

Featured image I was fortunate enough to meet former Australian Prime Minister John Howard on a couple of occasions while he was in office–once at a White House state dinner, where I discovered I had been added to the guest list because Howard had read and liked my Reagan books.  He’s mentioned more than once how much he wished he had been able to meet Reagan, whom he admires alongside Churchill, naturally. »

Global Warming Is Good for You

Featured image I’ve been predicting for a long time that sooner or later we’d begin to see media stories start slowly to change their line on climate change, from “Not So Serious After All” to “Benefits of Global Warming,” and eventually to “Never Mind.”  (When was the last time you saw a major media story about acid rain?  It was ranked the Number One environmental problem in the late 1970s, and got »

Breaking News: Supreme Court to Review EPA Climate Rules

Featured image The Supreme Court has today granted cert to review the EPA’s greenhouse gas rules.  This is highly significant.  The  high court clearly botched the last global warming case, Massachusetts v. EPA, back in 2007.  Maybe they’ll correct themselves. My rabbi in these legal tangles, Jonathan Adler of Case Western University law school and the Volokh Conspiracy, comments: This is quite significant. Although the grant is limited, it focuses on one »

Sniffing Model Glue

Featured image Anyone remember those massive econometric models of the 1970s, like the one Chase Econometrics touted with something like 10,000 variables, that couldn’t predict interest rates six months out?  (There’s a reason that Sir Alan Walters, Margaret Thatcher’s economic adviser, always had to correct his secretary’s transcription every time she rendered “econometrics” as “economic tricks.”)  Most of those fancy computer models were abandoned a long time ago, and no one seems »

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Harvard Says No

Featured image The big rage among the enviro left on campus today is to pressure universities to divest their endowments of all stock holdings in “fossil fuel” companies.  (I put “fossil fuels” in quotation marks for a reason: see the addendum below.)  Plainly this is a page borrowed from the divest South Africa movement of the 1980s. Harvard has had a look at the idea and said, “No, thanks.”  President Drew Faust’s »