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“Energy Department climate office bans use of phrase ‘climate change’”

“Energy Department climate office bans use of phrase ‘climate change’”

Guest post by David Middleton A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction” or “Paris Agreement” in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO. Employees of DOE’s Office of International Climate and Clean Energy learned of the […]

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Climate craziness of the week: Apparently, crime DOES pay when it comes to carbon footprints

Climate craziness of the week: Apparently, crime DOES pay when it comes to carbon footprints

From the “Who freaking cares about the carbon footprint of criminals?” department comes this inane study that only a fully invested warmist could give a rats posterior about. With statements like this: “to ignore these carbon emissions risks crime prevention strategies being unsustainable.” one wonders if the author of the study really understands that the […]

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What NPR Misses About Energy Jobs In America

What NPR Misses About Energy Jobs In America

Guest post by David Middleton In 2008, candidate Barack Obama ran an ad with this opening line: “The hands that built this nation can build a new economy. The hands that harvest crops can also harvest the wind.” And then it showed men working on roofs: “The hands that install roofs can also install solar […]

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China: USA is “Selfish” for Wanting to Burn Coal

China: USA is “Selfish” for Wanting to Burn Coal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, has just called the USA “selfish” for wanting to remain economically competitive. Trump must be urged to save climate deal Source:Global Times Published: 2017/3/30 0:13:40 Last Updated: 2017/3/30 7:14:23 … Leaders from China and the US reached an agreement on climate change […]

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Arctic Researcher: The Donald Ate My Homework

Arctic Researcher: The Donald Ate My Homework

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Arctic Scientist Victoria Herrmann is complaining Donald Trump’s website reengineering has removed links to work she cited. My question – why didn’t she make her own copies? I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations Victoria Herrmann These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when […]

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Hump Day Hilarity: Mann-o-War at the House Climate Science Hearing

Hump Day Hilarity: Mann-o-War at the House Climate Science Hearing

Josh writes: On this historic Brexit day the fun has not been confined to this continent. Over in the US they have had a ‘hearing’ on Climate Science with three of the world’s most eminent climate scientists. Michael Mann was there too. The Hearing- Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method, House Committee […]

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Oh, please: ‘Weather whiplash’ triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest’s drinking water

Oh, please: ‘Weather whiplash’ triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest’s drinking water

From the UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, and the “department of creative doom labels” comes this fine example of Tabloid Climatology™ that is totally busted, if you just check a little history. ‘Weather whiplash’ triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest’s drinking water LAWRENCE — One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme […]

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Recent Sea-Level Change at Major Cities

Recent Sea-Level Change at Major Cities

Guest essay by Rich Taylor Abstract Human population is becoming increasingly urban, and most of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cities border tidewater. This note presents charts of annual-value (AV) tide-gauge records in or near major coastal cities to illustrate the sea-level change these cities have observed recently, and fits linear trends to the records. […]

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Acoustic Ecology: What the Snapping Shrimp can Tell Us about Climate Change

Acoustic Ecology: What the Snapping Shrimp can Tell Us about Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new project is enlisting artists to listen to sound tracks of acoustic monitors in reefs and other ecological locations, so they can raise the alarm if anything sounds different. World Science Festival: How music and science combine to monitor climate change By Jessica McGrath Posted yesterday at 9:27am Bubbling […]

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Breaking Hockey Sticks: Antarctic Ice Core Edition

Breaking Hockey Sticks: Antarctic Ice Core Edition

Guest post by David Middleton Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide Ancient air bubbles trapped in ice enable us to step back in time and see what Earth’s atmosphere, and climate, were like in the distant past. They tell us that levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are higher than they have been […]

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And, the wailing begins over Trump killing Obama’s overreaching climate regs

And, the wailing begins over Trump killing Obama’s overreaching climate regs

From SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY and the “department of lost funding” comes this gloomy prediction. Trump Action on Clean Power Plan threatens air quality, health, and economic benefits The Trump Administration is expected to release signed an executive order on Tuesday March 28, 2017, directing the EPA to roll back the Clean Power Plan. In response, Dr. Charles […]

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New climate skeptic book will set the record straight

New climate skeptic book will set the record straight

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE FACTS 2017 is to be published in June 2017. I’m happy to say that I’m an author of a chapter. This work is dedicated to the late Professor Bob Carter, who dedicated his life to truth and openness in the climate debate. This is the second volume of this book, the first […]

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Trump to sign “energy independence” executive order today, killing Obama climate regs

Trump to sign “energy independence” executive order today, killing Obama climate regs

President Donald Trump will issue a sweeping “energy independence” executive order today to dismantle signature global warming policies put in place by the Obama administration. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told ABC News Trump would issue the order tomorrow to make “sure that we have a pro-growth and pro-environment approach to how we […]

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Florida: The Sun State with Hardly Any Household Solar

Florida: The Sun State with Hardly Any Household Solar

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian has published a revealing piece about how Florida has low household solar penetration compared to some Northern states, because households can’t sell their energy back to the grid. My question – why are buyback schemes needed to make Solar attractive? Sunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York […]

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Mitigation Math: Is Climate Activism Futile? (Judith Curry thinks so)

Mitigation Math: Is Climate Activism Futile? (Judith Curry thinks so)

Guest essay by Robert Bradley Jr. — March 27, 2017 “[T]here is growing evidence of much smaller climate sensitivity to CO2; and even if these drastic emissions reductions occurred, we see little impact on the climate in the 21st century (even if you believe the climate models).” “It seems rather futile to make token emissions reductions […]

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Another Manntastic claim: Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

Another Manntastic claim: Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream

From Penn State, and the “close but no cigar” department (see bold in text) comes this modelspalooza masquerading as science: Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain — extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an international team of climate scientists has found a connection between many […]

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Scientific Breakthrough: Malaria Could be a Thing of the Past

Scientific Breakthrough: Malaria Could be a Thing of the Past

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists working at Queensland’s Griffith University have developed what they claim is the world’s first long term effective Malaria vaccine. If this new, cheap vaccine lives up to its promise, it will save millions of poor people who cannot afford Malaria drugs. Queensland researchers develop world first malaria vaccine Kara […]

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