The Happy Warrior Saves His Best Climate Writing for Last

Bookreview By Patrick J. Michaels April 06, 2021 S. Fred Singer, who died last year, was an emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, well-known for his written and spoken clarity. His last book, the Third Edition of Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate, is the most lucid example of his [...]

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The RSPB, wind farms and a change of direction

By Andrew Montford LAST month the House of Lords Environment Committee heard evidence about the effects of offshore windfarms on the marine environment. The hearing was notable for revealing signs of concern from the RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) about the devastation that is potentially going to be [...]

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The Imaginary Climate Crisis: How can we Change the Message? A talk by Richard Lindzen

The Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF) in cooperation with CLINTEL hosted a lecture by the world-renowned climate scientist Richard Lindzen. The online lecture was attended by around 200 people from around the world (including a group of climate activists who disturbed the talk. The recorded talk can be viewed here. Professor Lindzen kindly [...]

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The warming effect of clouds

The greenhouse gas that is the most well-known and most reported on is without a doubt carbon dioxide (CO2). It is, however, not the only one, and as Frans van den Beemt explores in this article, the other ones cannot be ignored if the evolution of the Earth’s temperature is to be properly understood. [...]

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The Netherlands votes for status quo

The Netherlands voted to remain pro-EU and pro Green Deal. On the left Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, next to him the Dutch queen Maxima and on the right (with blond hair) Sigrid Kaag, talking with Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum in 2019. Two years ago the new political party [...]

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It takes big energy to back up wind and solar

Power system design can be extremely complex but there is one simple number that is painfully obvious. At least it is painful to the advocates of wind and solar power, which may be why we never hear about it. It is a big, bad number. To my knowledge this big number has no [...]

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The Water Planet Earth And Its Climate

Guest post by Boris Winterhalter Also posted on Watts Up With That? A seminar talk I gave on August 15th 2020 in Helsinki organized by Ilmastofoorumi, a registered Society with the mission to disseminate correct climate knowledge as compared to the erroneous dogma provided by the IPCC. Introduction Many years ago I happened to [...]

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The Problem with Climate Models

“We know there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know”  — Donald Rumsfeld Ed Zuiderwijk, PhD [...]

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States sue to block “social cost” of carbon

Twelve states have asked a Federal Court to keep federal agencies from using the so-called Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases to calculate the benefits of emission reduction regulations. The new cost estimates, ordered by President Biden on day one, claim enormous distant future damages from today’s emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous [...]

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Is there a climate emergency?

Glacier Bay Alaska The word “emergency” means a crisis that threatens immediate harm unless urgent action is taken. “Climate change” refers to long slow variations in key features of our weather, such as 30-year averages of temperature and precipitation. It is only measurable over decades and centuries. Some of the changes can be beneficial [...]

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