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Obama’s U-Turn: UN Climate Talks Going Nowhere

After one week of UN climate talks in Thailand, not a single country has made a fresh commitment, and US negotiators stunned delegates by calling for any new treaty to be ‘flexible’ and ‘dynamic’ rather than legally binding, representing a complete U-turn on its previous position. Continue reading

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Courtroom Format To Debate Climate Change

A courtroom format in Orkney next week will tackle the question of climate change. Continue reading

Do greenhouse gases warm the planet by 33°C? Jinan Cao checks the numbers.

Jinan Cao has been dissecting the nature of the greenhouse effect and a key calculation that I normally just accept without questioning. This will set a few pigeons loose, but it will be interesting to see where they land. Continue reading

New paper finds climate models are unable to simulate effects of large volcanic eruptions

A paper published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research finds that current climate models are unable to simulate the climate following large volcanic eruptions, a major cause of natural climate variability. Continue reading

Destroyed Coastal Habitats Produce Significant Greenhouse Gas

Destruction of coastal habitats may release as much as 1 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a new Duke led study. Continue reading

Nigel Lawson: Rational Climate Economics

Paper presented at the Erice conference “The Role of Science in the Third Millennium” – Erice, 20 August 2012: Session ‘Climate and Climate Economics’ Continue reading

Dioxycarbophobia makes people propose the stupidest things

Could we geoengineer the climate with CO2? Continue reading

<chuckle> Why biodiversity increase from global warming is not good news

No! There can be no good from warming or anything at all that can be associated with humanity, ever! Continue reading

Andrew Orlowski: Eco-nomics: Was Stern ‘wrong for the right reasons’ … or just wrong?

Perhaps greens just aren’t the good guys Continue reading

Roger Pielke Jr. declares Pope Catholic

Well, actually not – Junior just said that he’s going to vote Obama. He did get and admit one surprise though: Continue reading

Florida sea turtle numbers up, but climate change poses threat

Central Florida beaches are reporting record numbers of loggerhead sea turtle nests, reversing a recent decline. But hotter summers pose a long-term danger to the threatened species. Continue reading

James Delingpole: Nicholas Stern – the most dangerous man you’ve never heard of

Ask almost anyone who Nicholas Stern is and you’d surely draw a blank. But as Andrew Montford suggests at his Bishop Hill blog, there are few men who have had quite such a deleterious effect on our lives as this dreary ex-civil servant now known – to those few who do know of him – as Lord Stern and doing very nicely thank you at his extremely well-paid job fomenting climate alarmist drivel at the Grantham Institute. Continue reading

Idea, once ridiculed, could become reality

A controversial idea to brake global warming, first floated by the father of the hydrogen bomb, is affordable and technically feasible, but its environmental impact remains unknown, a trio of US scientists say. Continue reading

Storm in a teacup?

The scientific world is divided about predictions that global warming will result in more super typhoons on the scale of Typhoon Wanda for Hong Kong. Continue reading

Bishop Hill: Stern exposed

Nicholas Stern is to blame. Continue reading

Andrew Simms: We can learn resilience from the natural world – but only up to a point

So, Andy, how’s that 100 months of world saving thing going? Must be near half-gone by now, eh? Since the world’s been cooling throughout the Obama Administration it’s been pretty successful then – ‘nother few years and you can relax, your world-saving done, right?

Good job. Let’s see what you’ve got for us today: Continue reading

Bangkok Talk Fest: The Never-Ending Climate Deadlock

Fears are mounting that the latest round of international climate talks could once again end in deadlock, as diplomats gathered in Bangkok reportedly clashed on a number of different fronts. Continue reading

Pierre Gosselin: German Professor Says We Are “Treading On Thin Ice” With Our Interpretation Of Warming

Online German daily Die Welt here published a surprisingly anti-alarmist article written by Prof Wolfgang Behringer, a science historian at the University of Saarbrücken. Continue reading

Imaginative feature on Paul Nurse: A Redoubt of Learning Holds Firm

Bizarrely Sir Paul conflates scientific skepticism with superstition and taints CAGW skeptics with anti vaxxers and fear of modernity. CAGW hysteria is doing more damage to science and society that even religious zealotry has done and that is desperately dangerous. See this item for a direct quote from the IPCC’s Working Group I disclaiming an ability to predict future climate states and the linked examination of probable climate sensitivity to enhanced greenhouse effect, drawn directly from Earth’s natural greenhouse effect and too trivial to worry about or even detect amid the noise of natural variation. Continue reading

Daniel Mason: Stern climate change review ‘not fit for purpose’ says Tory MP

A senior British Conservative has called for the commissioning of a fresh independent study into the economics of climate change and sharply criticised economist Nicholas Stern’s six-year-old report – which warned that the costs of doing nothing to prevent global warming significantly outweighed the costs of acting. Continue reading