• Current Solar Cycle 3rd Weakest Since Observations Began In 1755

    • Date: 22/01/17
    • Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt, No Tricks Zone

    We are now 97 months into Solar Cycle 24 since it started in 2008. It is very clear just how much weaker than normal it has become. And it is in fact the third weakest cycle since observations began in 1755. In December solar activity was rather quiet, with the sunspot number at only 19.5.  […]

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  • 2016’s Record Warmth Brought Record Crop Yields, Fewer Storms

    • Date: 20/01/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    While the media worried about anthropogenic global warming scenarios, some good news in 2016 was likely missed: record crop yields and relatively fewer storms. Global crop yields hit record levels, according to United Nations data. Production of wheat, coarse grains and rice are forecasted to be higher in 2016 than the previous year. The United Nations […]

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  • New Paper: Predictions Of Polar Bear Population Crash Based On Flawed Assumption

    • Date: 19/01/17
    • Dr. Susan J. Crockford, University of Victoria, Canada

    Has recent summer sea ice loss caused polar bear populations to crash? A paper published today finds that predictions of polar bear population crashes due to summer sea ice loss are based on a scientifically unfounded assumption. Specifically, the paper addresses the basic premise upon which predicted population declines linked to modeled habitat loss were […]

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  • The Trump Administration’s New Climate Consensus: ‘The Science Isn’t Settled’

    • Date: 18/01/17
    • Alan Neuhauser, U.S. News

    Humans are influencing climate change, but the extent of their role is still up for “debate,” Rep. Ryan Zinke told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday during a confirmation hearing on his nomination to lead the Interior Department, a role in which he’d oversee energy development and conservation across 2.2 billion acres […]

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  • Trump Meets With Princeton Physicist Who Says CO2 Is Good For Us

    • Date: 14/01/17
    • The Washington Post

    Yes, Donald Trump met with Al Gore. But on Friday, according to the Trump transition team, the president-elect also met with William Happer, a Princeton professor of physics who has been a prominent voice in questioning whether we should be concerned about human-caused climate change. Physicist William Happer arrives for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower […]

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  • Weak La Niña Follows Super El Niño

    • Date: 12/01/17
    • Eleanor Imster, EarthSky

    A year ago, the equatorial Pacific was pulsing with heat, due to one of the most intense El Niños on record. But the current La Niña has been relatively quiet. These maps compare sea surface height anomalies in the Pacific Ocean on November 4, 2016, near the peak of the current La Niña, and on […]

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  • William Happer Interview

    • Date: 09/01/17
    • The Best Schools

    William Happer is the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus, in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. A long-time member of JASON, a group of scientists which provides independent advice to the U.S. government on matters relating to science, technology, and national security, Happer served as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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  • ‘Knives Sticking Out Of My Back’: Judith Curry Tells Tucker Carlson Why She Left Academia

    • Date: 08/01/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech. “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night. “I […]

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