• Global Ocean Temperatures Dropping Fast

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Bob Tisdale – Climate Observations

    Global sea surface temperatures have been declining rapidly in recent months. The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for November 2016. It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 deg C and the anomalies are referenced to the WMO-preferred period of […]

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  • The FOI Request That Could End Eric Schneiderman’s Career

    • Date: 04/12/16
    • Editorial, New York Post

    State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s witch hunt against supposed “climate-science deniers” became an even more embarrassing debacle late last month — and just might wind up ending his career. A state judge ruled in favor of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a think tank whose Freedom of Information request the AG had denied. That gave Schneiderman […]

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  • Report: Fighting Global Warming Is WAY More Expensive Than Letting It Happen

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Simply letting global warming happen and dealing with its effects may be a lot cheaper than decarbonizing the global economy, according to a new report by the Manhattan Institute. “Mainstream estimates are very disconnected from the rhetoric you hear about global warming from environmental groups and politicians, especially in the wake of the election,” Oren […]

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  • Reality Check: Donald Trump On Climategate & The Paris Agreement

    • Date: 23/11/16
    • The New York Times

    The international news media is reporting that Donald Trump has changed his mind on climate change and the Paris climate agreement. Yet the transcript of his New York Times interview shows it is far too early to know what the next US President will do about climate and energy policy. President-elect Donald J. Trump during […]

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  • REPORT: Satellites Show The Global Warming ‘Pause’ Is Back

    • Date: 22/11/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Satellite-derived temperature data suggests the “pause” in global warming is back as the recent El Nino fades and cooler temperatures prevail, according to a new analysis. Land temperatures have declined to pre-El Nino levels, according to Dr. David Whitehouse, suggesting the El Nino warming event may not have a big impact on the long-term global warming […]

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  • Annual Climate Poker: UN Talks Tangle Over Cash

    • Date: 18/11/16
    • Megan Rowling, Reuters

    The Marrakesh climate talks may not deliver the substantial boost in international funding poorer countries need to cope with worsening floods, droughts, storms and rising seas brought by climate change, negotiators and development agencies fear. Negotiators sparred on Thursday over the future of the Adaptation Fund to help vulnerable communities cope with climate change, which […]

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  • COP22: Is The Game Over?

    • Date: 17/11/16
    • Ian Duncan, MEP

    There is no draft text circulating, no words to correct, no red lines, indeed no lines whatever, a bad sign given we all up sticks in less than 50 hours. ‘The EU is reassessing the value in having these [COP] meetings every year.  They are expensive and inefficient.’ [...] While the world awaits Mr Trump’s first climate […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr: Wikileaks And Me

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Roger Pielke Jr

    I haven’t had a chance to update this blog with anything related to the surprise (to me at least) at finding myself the subject of an email in the John Podesta email leaks from Wikileaks. That email revealed that an organization that was founded and led by Podesta, the Center for American Progress, engaged in […]

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