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  • Core of climate science is in the real-world data
    The following was provided by Dr. Willie Soon, reproduced with permission from Dr Ian Flanigan. The Coalition referenced in the post is the current Australian Government, a Coalition between the Liberal and National parties. Core of climate science is in the real-world data by Dr Ian Flanigan News Weekly, November... Lire la suite »
  • Discovery: Lightning creates anti-matter in our atmosphere
    From the “this is likely to push out chemtrails as the next big conspiracy theory” department. I posited back in 2009, when I first covered this story, that the huge vertical electric charge differentials in Earth’s atmosphere acted like a particle accelerator. It seems the researchers here agree with me.... Lire la suite »
  • Record temps up to 100°F expected in SoCal at start of Thanksgiving holiday
    From the “cook your turkey on the asphalt while waiting in a traffic jam” department Dr Ryan Maue of Weather.us has this informative forecast: Already in the 80s in Southern California this morning before Thanksgiving. Record highs expected in mid to upper-90s. Possibly a reading of 100°F And he has the... Lire la suite »
  • Remember when the calving of the Petermann Glacier was a sure sign of ‘global warming’? Never mind.
    WUWT readers may recall some articles we did years back debunking the alarm over the Petermann glacier calving off a large iceberg. In case you are unfamiliar, it’s what glaciers do. But, this particular event was seen as a bad omen of the planet, as this 2012 article in The... Lire la suite »
  • Study: When the sun pulses X-rays, Earth’s ionosphere pulses in sync
    A team of scientists led by solar physicist Laura Hayes investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth’s atmosphere. They discovered pulses in the electrified layer of the atmosphere – called the ionosphere – mirrored X-ray oscillations during a July 24, 2016 flare.   NASA Detects Solar Flare Pulses at... Lire la suite »
  • Gosh. Study highlights species that are ‘deceptively resilient’ to climate change
    From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVIS and the “sneaky Nature will get you with climate change… someday” department. Species may appear deceptively resilient to climate change Ecological air conditioning offers short-term protection from a warming climate Nature itself can be the best defense against climate change for many species —... Lire la suite »
  • LA Times: Truck and Train Oil Tanker Accidents Preferable to Pipe Spills
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall The LA Times doesn’t mind if cancelling Keystone leads to more rail and road freighting of oil, they think truck and tanker train oil spills are preferable to pipeline spills because they cause less environmental damage. Editorial Keystone XL is still the wrong project for... Lire la suite »
  • Roger Pielke Jr. describes the politics of unlikely climate scenarios
    By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: The public policy choices we make about climate policy depend on the future that we expect. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how climate scenarios too often misrepresent what we know about our world and its likely futures. “Pielke... Lire la suite »
  • New study tries to link climate models and climate data together in a ‘Semi Empirical Climate Model’
    Guest essay by Antero Ollila The error of the IPCC climate model is about 50% in the present time. There are two things that explain this error: 1) There is no positive water feedback in the climate, and 2) The radiative forcing of carbon dioxide is too strong. I have... Lire la suite »
  • Video‘Oddball’ cigar-shaped interstellar asteroid visits our solar system
    First known interstellar visitor is an ‘oddball’, with a very odd and highly unusual aspect ratio. From the ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY (AURA) In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space. Now, researchers using the Gemini Observatory have determined... Lire la suite »
  • Arctic sea ice expanding faster than normal
    Ice grew at 5,100 square kilometers (2,000 square miles) per day faster than the average rate of ice growth for the month during October From the National Snow and Ice Data Center: Rapid expansion of the Arctic sea ice cover is the norm for October as solar input dwindles and... Lire la suite »
  • VideoClaim: 19th century U.S. immigrants were actually ‘climate refugees’
    From the EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION and the “climate refugees” department comes this piece of work. Climate changes triggered immigration to America in the 19th century In the 19th century, over 5 million Germans moved to North America. It was not only a century of poverty, war and revolutions in what... Lire la suite »
  • Study: The rise of climate activism is web-enabled
    From the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO (a reader poll follows) UTSA researcher studies evolution of climate change activism Researcher explores climate change advocacy in the digital space Climate change is a topic that is debated, doubted and covered by news outlets across the world. Luis Hestres, in the Department... Lire la suite »
  • Kiribati Climate Plan: More Resorts, More Tourists
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall The President of Kiribati doesn’t want his people to be seen as climate charity cases – instead he wants investment, new tourist resorts to give his people jobs and economic opportunities, to help pay for reclaiming land from the sea like Singapore. As climate change... Lire la suite »
  • Global climate models may be misjudging methane releases into the atmosphere
    From the Ohio State University and the “settled science” department. Results suggest more methane may be released into atmosphere than thought COLUMBUS, Ohio–A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive — and, as a result, today’s global... Lire la suite »
  • Roger Pielke Jr. describes the distorting of climate science
    By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website Summary: Scientists and journalists play a vital role in the public policy debate about climate change, explaining the reports of the major climate agencies. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how they too often misrepresent those findings, distorting the debate... Lire la suite »
  • Claim: Hydrogen powered cars for the masses one step closer to reality
    From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES and the “flux capacitor” department. Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention 2-in-1 device also uses supercapacitor to store energy that could power computers and smartphones UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use... Lire la suite »
  • VideoScience suggests the universe has a ‘computational power’
    What is the computational power of the universe? What if we consider the cosmos to be the output of a 13.7-billion-year computation? Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult even for a planet-sized computer to solve? NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) Can... Lire la suite »
  • An indicator of rock bottom for the solar minimum
    Solar minimum surprisingly constant More than half a century of observation yields new discovery NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF NATURAL SCIENCES Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the... Lire la suite »
  • Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #292
    Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week. “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain [H/t Joe D’Aleo] Number of the Week: 82% THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President COP-23: After two... Lire la suite »
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