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What if you win?

Lately there’s been a big push for “ethical investing” including, for instance, fossil fuel divestment and, more recently, Harvard being...
18 Sep 2019| News Roundup

More Ridd-icule?

Physics professor Peter Ridd, of Australia’s James Cook University, just won a significant AU$1,094,214.47 in compensation for unlawful dismissal after...
11 Sep 2019| News Roundup

Speaking of paranoia

It’s always a sign of trouble when a theory starts to sweep everything into one gigantic bundle, especially one with...
11 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh Gaia I'm soooo depressed

There seems to be a significant debate going on among depressed climate alarmists about whether people who are psychologically crushed...
11 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

There's a carbon cycle?

One of Ronald Reagan’s most infamous “gaffes” was that trees produce more pollution than cars. But at least some environmentalists...
11 Sep 2019| Science Notes

Glowing in the dark

Politics is not famous for its fondness for, or proximity to, reality. But the overwhelming political victory of climate change...
04 Sep 2019| News Roundup

A fly in the ointment

The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, CFACT, asks what the UN is thinking flying 5,000 people to Salt Lake City...
04 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

Nooo, not the lobsters

The Ottawa Citizen’s Andrew Cohen waxes lyrical about successful efforts to save the American bald eagle at his summer island...
04 Sep 2019| OP ED Watch

It had to be

Scientific American chortles that scientists have explained why West Antarctica is losing ice. No prize for guessing: It’s “Global Warming”,...
04 Sep 2019| Science Notes

It's over

Also during our two weeks off the debate on climate change ended again. And again. And again. And again. And...
28 Aug 2019| News Roundup

America is cool

Here’s another massive headline you didn’t see: “No warming in United States”. The global “hiatus” is bad enough for the...
28 Aug 2019| News Roundup

When Harry met hypocrisy

Prince Harry has been taking a fair bit of heat including from the National Post’s Chris Selley for making sanctimonious...
28 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

The trees talk to him

Jim Steele finds that time spent with trees is instructive as well as enjoyable. Specifically, teaching students about the history...
28 Aug 2019| Science Notes

And death will be a relief

The BBC reports that climate change will kill everything cute and cuddly while cockroaches reign supreme. Which sounds disgusting. But...
21 Aug 2019| News Roundup

Dam nonsense

Willis Eschenbach lampoons media outlets for attributing the partial collapse of the Whaley Bridge Dam in Derbyshire, England to climate...
21 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

Can't imagine why

Climate Home News is all sad that the latest extreme UN call to shut down everything to save the planet...
21 Aug 2019| OP ED Watch

Warming melts snowflakes

Judith Curry roasts climate scientists suffering “pre-traumatic stress disorder” because of things they think might be going to happen, with...
31 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Where to bury a reef

One major difficulty in committing a murder is hiding the body. Especially if you’re climate change and your victim is...
31 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Tick tick tick

Purely anecdotal evidence suggests that we’re having a bad summer for ticks in Ontario. And the wretched things increasingly carry...
24 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Raining cats and dogs

Bob Vislocky takes vigorous exception to the predictable ambulance-chasing of Hurricane Barry. Particularly a New Republic piece by Eric Holthaus...
24 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Follow the money

A routine press release from a Canadian government ministry announces “$4.7 million to fund nine climate change research projects.” By...
17 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Here come the refugees

Years ago the United Nations predicted millions of refugees due to climate change. When they didn’t show up, one option...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

I don't get free hits?

A journalist for The New Republic feels triggered, or something, because when she wrote nonsense about climate she was criticized...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Turning green

A new study from the Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that green energy isn’t very green. Some of its arguments...
17 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Here comes the rain

David Leonhardt of the New York Times denounces “A flood of lies” because it rained hard in Washington, D.C. on...
17 Jul 2019| Science Notes

Heat and cold

It’s sweltering in Europe. And of course it’s put down to climate not weather, unlike recent cold winters. But while...
10 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Iced

If you want more proof of climate change look out your window. Anything will do. Including a hail storm in...
10 Jul 2019| News Roundup

When scientists rebel

A group of 90 Italian scientists just signed a strongly-worded petition asking governments to concentrate on fighting known environmental problems...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Crank up the AC, will ya?

This sort of sentiment is not normally associated with do-gooders. But Rachel Kyte, “chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

The climate reveal

The debate over climate change is ill-tempered even by the debased modern standard of public discourse. And, to be fair,...
10 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

CO2 hurts plants

One of the stranger attempted refutations of climate skepticism hurled at us recently (on Facebook) was a 2018 Harvard study...
10 Jul 2019| Science Notes

Where's anybody?

We noted last week that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin “Plastic Forks” Trudeau seems remarkably unwilling to reduce his own carbon...
03 Jul 2019| News Roundup

Federalism cooked my planet

The New York Times blows a head valve because “The Trump administration on Wednesday replaced former President Barack Obama’s effort...
03 Jul 2019| OP ED Watch

Heatwaves then and now

Via a CDN correspondent we recently learned of the remarkable website weatherstats.ca. It lets you see today's temperature across the...
03 Jul 2019| Science Notes

Where's Justin?

It’s easy to say others should emit less carbon. But it’s harder to emit less yourself. So what kind of...
26 Jun 2019| News Roundup

Money, by Pink Floyd

Rock legend David Gilmour of Pink Floyd has auctioned off his guitars including the iconic “black strat” used to record...
26 Jun 2019| News Roundup

IPCC v IPCC

Judith Curry writes that if you want to know what’s wrong with the conclusions reached by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Not worth the wait

The federal Conservatives finally unveiled their climate plan that will satisfy everyone because it stops global warming without a carbon...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Climate porn

On the Industry Energy blog, Terry Etam expresses baffled frustration that climate alarmists link fossil fuels to child porn. No,...
26 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

A burning question

Are forest fires getting bigger or more numerous due to climate change? We'd be doing what we criticize others for...
26 Jun 2019| Science Notes

The Department of Duh

There’s no way to pretty up the dilemma alarmists say we face. Barring the development of important new fuel sources...
19 Jun 2019| News Roundup

We have ways to make you think

Yet another professor of communication has a plan for curing denialisticism. “Warming oceans. Shrinking ice sheets. Intense rainfall events. Rising...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Could would might

NBC warns us that “Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities”. If only...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Erasing the Whatstand?

David Middleton complains on Watts Up With That that in addition to trying to erase the Medieval Warm period and...
19 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

So now it's drought

On the Scientific American blog, Kate Marvel invokes the California drought that ended to argue that the drought won’t end...
19 Jun 2019| Science Notes

World War III

You’d think that after decades of climate hyperbole that keeps getting debunked the alarmists would learn to tone it down....
12 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The Canadian angle

While the world tears itself apart over getting rid of fossil fuels, or doesn’t, Canada is having its own special...
12 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The terminology emergency

The National Post’s Kelly McParland takes exception to activists upping the rhetorical ante from climate change to climate emergency to...
12 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

The war on nothing

One reason scary words aren’t leading to effective action is that many of them are obviously wrong. The apocalyptarians talk...
12 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Snow in the Arctic?

Isn't the Arctic supposed to be melting? Maybe inside computer models. But according to Environment Canada, out there in the...
12 Jun 2019| Science Notes

Unclear on the concept

When Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer announced a plan to remove GST from all home heating bills it drew considerable...
05 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The plane truth

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change was in Newfoundland on May 23, pointing a trembling finger at icebergs. Which...
05 Jun 2019| News Roundup

The War Against Earth

Google publishes a Splinter news story headlined “Trump Administration Joins Climate Change in War Against Earth”. Oooh, that awful Donald...
05 Jun 2019| OP ED Watch

Rainstorms, eh?

With this spring's flood events inspiring politicians across the spectrum mindlessly to invoke climate change, it is worth pointing out...
05 Jun 2019| Science Notes

Is Toronto burning?

In the interest of evidence-based decision-making we concede that Toronto did experience a brutal, record heat wave that forced the...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

Worms ate my planet

The National Post, channeling the New York Times’ climate obsession, runs a Times story about how southern European earthworms are...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

Rats, a fanatic

The New York Times reports that their city is overrun with rats. The culprit is, well, you guessed it. OK,...
29 May 2019| News Roundup

The voice of youth drones on

With commendable consistency, Climate Home News announces “an exciting project” in which it “will host reporting, personal reflections and commentary...
29 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Green route up

Joel Kotkin in the Orange County Register urges environmentalists to come to grips with humanity if they want to win...
29 May 2019| OP ED Watch

An air of denial

The “ground zero” of greenhouse-gas-induced warming is not as you might suppose on the ground. All the climate models say...
29 May 2019| Science Notes

Here come the tigers

Climate alarmism may have jumped the shark, or land-based equivalent, with the new claim in Newsweek, by an Oxford University...
29 May 2019| Science Notes

Up ended down under

In Australia the conservative “Liberal” party just won a “stunning” election victory which the New York Times ascribed to the...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

Where'd my glacier go?

As we noted back in April, the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier in Greenland has really flummoxed scientists. It’s meant to melt...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

Seal of doom

The Morris Animal Foundation reports that climate change is killing seal pups cruelly, giving them hookworm as their mothers neglect...
22 May 2019| News Roundup

You sank my tanker bill

The Liberals’ odd Bill C-48, banning oil tankers making landfall in BC north of Vancouver Island, seems to have foundered...
22 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Now that you've won...

Michael Binnion, president of Questerre Energy, which has long sought to produce oil and gas in Quebec, puts out a...
22 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Speaking of data...

Roy Spencer has more trouble for the alarmists this week. A few recent reports (like the recent Environment Canada State...
22 May 2019| Science Notes

Only kids know

Scientific American hails a new study that finds that the right way to influence adults is to indoctrinate children. Of...
15 May 2019| News Roundup

Blowing off the wind

H. Sterling Burnett notes that voters in formerly green Europe are turning against alternative energy because it’s becoming clear that...
15 May 2019| News Roundup

Was that your house?

In the National Post, Kelly McParland says it’s not smart to build your home on a floodplain. Which sounds like...
15 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Get more fibre

If fossil fuels really are a threat to the environment it’s still not an open-and-shut case that governments should go...
15 May 2019| OP ED Watch

The coral see

Instead of the impact of climate on corals it’s time, thanks to some Australian scientists, for the impact of corals...
15 May 2019| Science Notes

Not in my back pocket

Polls suggest strong support for action on man-made global warming. But actions say otherwise. Including in New Brunswick where mighty...
08 May 2019| News Roundup

All bad all the time

One curious feature of climate alarmism is that if there’s bad weather we’re told it’s because the Earth warmed, as...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Tax my plastic, please?

The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation says no, specifically to a proposal in a report from Deloitte for Environment Canada that says...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Is that stuff snow?

It’s revealing that Ottawa saw freezing rain and snow on rooftops on May 1. May 1! Calgary and southern Alberta...
08 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Earth got blobs

Scientists using innovative techniques are making surprising discoveries. Which might seem a humdrum statement, including on a story about learning...
08 May 2019| Science Notes

Reality check

This week Ottawa joined cities around the world in proclaiming trendy “climate emergencies” that enable them to leap into committee...
01 May 2019| News Roundup

Surfing on Earth Day

Our Prime Minister does not practice what he preaches on carbon. As Brian Lilley wrote in the Toronto Sun, “Justin...
01 May 2019| News Roundup

Green China

In a welcome development, the firmly alarmist Climate Change News reports skeptically on China pitching its strategically ominous “Belt and...
01 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Wot about the workers?

An overwrought museum piece in the Guardian called for a general strike in Britain. We could support the clichés it...
01 May 2019| OP ED Watch

Cyclones don't surge

Spare a thought for Mozambique, recently hit by a second cyclone in two months. News coverage has been relatively restrained,...
01 May 2019| Science Notes

Cooking the thermometer

It's healthy for scientists to debate evidence as well as logic. And despite people hissing “shut up” at climate skeptics,...
01 May 2019| Science Notes

You'll never guess

Oh yes you will. A big scary headline says the earth is warming faster than settled science said. Actually, not...
24 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Big green

One of the trite character-assassination-in-place-of-argument tropes in the climate debate is that skeptics are paid liars with high bank balances...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Batty propaganda

Paul Homewood takes square aim at the BBC’s “Climate Change – The Facts?” with David Attenborough, showing that Attenborough’s “facts”...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Time for a coup

Climate Change News praises Extinction Rebellion for its plan to bypass democracy to get what it wants. They concede that...
24 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Fueling their anger

If it isn’t polar bears disappearing, it’s forest fires rampaging. Canada’s environment minister keeps citing a fictitious increase in them...
24 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Who saw that coming?

There’s one headline that never gets old when it comes to climate. “Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Much Faster Than...
17 Apr 2019| News Roundup

We're not going to fry

The dogma that every effect of global warming is bad obscures an important truth clear from the historical record and...
17 Apr 2019| News Roundup

The grass is not greener

With spring finally staggering toward us in a thick sweater, the New York Times “Climate Fwd.” newsletter is full of...
17 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Wait, greening?

Amidst news that Canada warmed 1.7 degrees since 1948 we might also note that the country has gotten better off...
17 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Extinction bait and switch

Evidently there’s this coordinated movement to bring down “the system” worldwide and replace it with peace love and trust. Oh,...
10 Apr 2019| News Roundup

The fire next time

The Globe & Mail’s Gary Mason shows some first-class fake courage admitting that a column slamming Conservative politicians over carbon...
10 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Not how you'd do it

In the Calgary Sun Kenneth Green of the Fraser Institute writes that Canada’s carbon tax is not by the textbook....
10 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Frogs and fake news

As noted elsewhere in this newsletter, when warming brings good things no one will mention it. But if a study...
10 Apr 2019| Science Notes

The strong weak sun

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds a surprisingly strong solar influence on wind...
10 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Warm regards

Environment and Climate Change Canada celebrated Carbon Tax Day by releasing a report that, scary headlines notwithstanding, boils down to...
03 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Virtual lack of reality

A new report from the Manhattan Institute warns that the laws of physics make a green energy revolution impossible. Advocates,...
03 Apr 2019| News Roundup

Green death

Former Canadian finance minister Joe Oliver writes movingly about the reality that trapping poor people in “energy poverty” means disease,...
03 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Retreat from reality

On NBC’s apparently misnamed “Think” Steve Krakauer calls AOC “a perfect role model for millennials” not because of her fleeting...
03 Apr 2019| OP ED Watch

Shocked by ice

One of Greenland's largest glaciers, Jakobshavn, has long been a poster child of global warming alarmism because of its rapid...
03 Apr 2019| Science Notes

Climate indulgences

Metro Vancouver has asked two federal Liberal ministers to let it off the hook for price-fixing because it was in...
27 Mar 2019| News Roundup

And yet it snows

The Ottawa Sun reports a typical story about governmental secrecy with a strange climate twist. It seems the City of...
27 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Not saving the world

Nature warns that (yawn) “Global warming will happen faster than we think”. Extreme weather political urgency emissions rising etc. The...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Who's funding you?

Raise any sort of question about climate science or policy and that’s the first question you’ll be asked, in a...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Lies about errors

One pernicious feature of the climate debate is the degree to which orthodoxy relies on insult and character assassination, especially...
27 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Even cornier

Harvard researchers, Science Daily reports, suggest the boom in corn production in the United States since the mid-20th century may owe...
27 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Reef knot

In 2014, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change took a measured position on coral reefs: “Coral cover and...
27 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Heavy breathing

At one of many whee-let’s-skip-school-and-insult-the-adults youth protests in favour of the Green New Deal or something, the Associated Press cheerfully...
20 Mar 2019| News Roundup

Political science

In the Netherlands, the government panicked a week before their March 20 provincial elections (which have significant national ramifications because...
20 Mar 2019| News Roundup

And about time

In the Edmonton Journal David Staples writes that the Alberta energy industry is finally speaking out about the massive foreign-funded...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Jobs jobs rubbish

Rex Murphy cuts loose in the National Post about the Trudeau Liberals’ insistence that their repeated interventions on the SNC-Lavalin...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Skin in the game

Joe Bastardi, a professional weather forecaster, calls for a little fact-based humility on climate. He argues that we don’t know...
20 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

What little we know

Journalist Marjin Poels, whose iconoclastic film on climate change, "The Uncertainty has Settled" caused a great stir in Europe, recently...
20 Mar 2019| Science Notes

All that glitters

A study in Nature Climate Change, ostensibly celebrating the 40th anniversary of weather satellites, claimed that the influence of CO2...
20 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Trash can

The Atlantic reports that Americans are finally joining the church of recycling. Regrettably there’s now nowhere to put the stuff,...
13 Mar 2019| News Roundup, Uncategorized

Past them trees

Bjorn Lomborg says when it comes to carbon emissions, we need to be very skeptical of government accounting. New Zealand,...
13 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Shutting down oil

In the National Post former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall offers a novel take on the contrast between the Trudeau administration’s...
13 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

The last ice floe?

It is too often taken for granted in discussions of climate that Arctic sea and Antarctic land ice are rapidly...
13 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Hot and bothered

Climate change does seem to be causing anxiety; apparently over a third of millennials worry that human children are bad...
13 Mar 2019| Science Notes

When in doubt, blame Bush

Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna recently had to cancel a Burlington Town Hall about the warming crisis because of harsh...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

These boys is lyin'

In the Spectator, Matt Ridley writes about a plague of “Lying with science” by those he dubs “apocoholics”. He says...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

The right to doubt

In Forbes Paul Hsieh finds himself obliged to defend himself, and us, against a proposal by a NYU psychology professor...
06 Mar 2019| OP ED Watch

Fish story

After years of factory trawlers, drift nets, open access and lack of enforceable regulations, it turns out it’s not overfishing...
06 Mar 2019| Science Notes

Leaving town

As a convoy of “United We Roll” trucks concerned about the Alberta oil industry leaves Ottawa to abuse from the...
27 Feb 2019| News Roundup

Ad hominem Happerem

The righteous are in high dudgeon because a proposed White House panel on climate change will include Will Happer, eminent...
27 Feb 2019| News Roundup

Tempest in a blog post

With everyone suddenly an expert on extreme weather, an actual scientist threatens to spoil the fun. Dr. Judith Curry, former...
27 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Brrrctic

Back when the polar bears were going extinct another reliable alarmist story was about the vanishing Arctic ice. It seems...
27 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Some nukes

There are some serious people out there. Mike Schellenberger of Environmental Progress, who Time Magazine has called a “Hero of...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

Green baloney

In the National Post Rex Murphy lowers the boom on the new American left’s “Green New Deal”, crediting Ocasio-Cortez for...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

If Quebec had oil...

In the National Post Kelly McParland’s criticism of Justin Trudeau in the SNC-Lavalin scandal for suddenly discovering the value of...
20 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

A great wind

Climate alarmists frequently claim increased extreme weather proves pernicious human impact on the environment. Even if they have to invent...
20 Feb 2019| Science Notes

Up the down thermometer

The latest “doom and gloom” headlines on climate include “2018 was fourth-hottest year on record, NASA says/ World data shows...
13 Feb 2019| News Roundup

AOC not A-OK

Bjorn Lomborg raised one skeptical environmentalist's eyebrow in the New York Post when everybody’s favorite radical socialist, novice Congresswoman Alexandria...
13 Feb 2019| OP ED Watch

All fired up

One of the annoying habits we aim to cultivate here at CDN is that of looking stuff up. When politicians...
13 Feb 2019| Science Notes

What if you win?

Lately there’s been a big push for “ethical investing” including, for instance, fossil fuel divestment and, more recently, Harvard being...
18 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Shocking news about electric cars

The climate alarmist movement is divided between those who think relatively minor lifestyle changes will let us stop emitting planet-killing...
11 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

More Ridd-icule?

Physics professor Peter Ridd, of Australia’s James Cook University, just won a significant AU$1,094,214.47 in compensation for unlawful dismissal after...
11 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

A two-minute hate for methane

Apparently the Trump Administration is rolling back the rules on methane even though according to the New York Times, the...
11 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Glowing in the dark

Politics is not famous for its fondness for, or proximity to, reality. But the overwhelming political victory of climate change...
04 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Everyone starves, film at 2100

While we were away in early August another important climate-related story was that the obesity crisis ended. Or at least...
28 Aug, 2019| News Roundup

It's over

Also during our two weeks off the debate on climate change ended again. And again. And again. And again. And...
28 Aug, 2019| News Roundup

America is cool

Here’s another massive headline you didn’t see: “No warming in United States”. The global “hiatus” is bad enough for the...
28 Aug, 2019| News Roundup

And death will be a relief

The BBC reports that climate change will kill everything cute and cuddly while cockroaches reign supreme. Which sounds disgusting. But...
21 Aug, 2019| News Roundup

Debate ends, spike at 11

This just in! The debate on man-made global warming has ended. Again. But really now. This time for sure. The...
31 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Relax, the situation is under control

One of many headlines that environmentally minded news outlets can recycle is that renewable energy is now competitive with oil...
24 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Tick tick tick

Purely anecdotal evidence suggests that we’re having a bad summer for ticks in Ontario. And the wretched things increasingly carry...
24 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Follow the money

A routine press release from a Canadian government ministry announces “$4.7 million to fund nine climate change research projects.” By...
17 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Somebody open a window

Climate Home News runs a headline that ought to put even a committed enthusiast into a deep sleep. “It looks...
17 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes

Vancouver grocer David Kwen puts weird slogans on plastic bags to shame shoppers into bringing reusables. He thought printing “Wart...
17 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Melting ice, how strange

Given prevailing dogma one would not expect to find a news story about shrinking polar ice being a big scientific...
10 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Heat and cold

It’s sweltering in Europe. And of course it’s put down to climate not weather, unlike recent cold winters. But while...
10 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Iced

If you want more proof of climate change look out your window. Anything will do. Including a hail storm in...
10 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Where are the numbers?

There’s a fair bit of jiggery-pokery in the econometric models that say we can get rid of fossil fuels at...
03 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Where's anybody?

We noted last week that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin “Plastic Forks” Trudeau seems remarkably unwilling to reduce his own carbon...
03 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Who let the dogs out?

A photo of some dogs walking on water in Greenland seals the deal. The planet is on fire. “Experts say...
03 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Where's Justin?

It’s easy to say others should emit less carbon. But it’s harder to emit less yourself. So what kind of...
26 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Money, by Pink Floyd

Rock legend David Gilmour of Pink Floyd has auctioned off his guitars including the iconic “black strat” used to record...
26 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

No money, by the Green party

Germany’s Green Party wants to ban industrial farming to help fight climate change. The Daily Telegraph warns that “the proposal...
26 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

The Department of Duh

There’s no way to pretty up the dilemma alarmists say we face. Barring the development of important new fuel sources...
19 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

When did comfort become a luxury?

A story in the National Post says a housing shortage in Montreal is “threatening the city’s reputation for affordable rent.”...
19 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Do you want us to burn up?

An article in the Washington Post declares with unseemly glee that a study in the undoubtedly unbiased journal Earth’s Future...
19 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

World War III

You’d think that after decades of climate hyperbole that keeps getting debunked the alarmists would learn to tone it down....
12 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

The Canadian angle

While the world tears itself apart over getting rid of fossil fuels, or doesn’t, Canada is having its own special...
12 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Fish suffer as fish flourish

Apparently climate change is producing such favourable conditions for Alaska sockeye salmon that they’re skipping an entire year in fresh...
12 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Unclear on the concept

When Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer announced a plan to remove GST from all home heating bills it drew considerable...
05 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Can't anybody here play this game?

The latest scandal to engulf Britain’s energy policy is the discovery that while banning fracking in the UK to ensure...
05 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

The plane truth

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change was in Newfoundland on May 23, pointing a trembling finger at icebergs. Which...
05 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Is Toronto burning?

In the interest of evidence-based decision-making we concede that Toronto did experience a brutal, record heat wave that forced the...
29 May, 2019| News Roundup

Worms ate my planet

The National Post, channeling the New York Times’ climate obsession, runs a Times story about how southern European earthworms are...
29 May, 2019| News Roundup

Rats, a fanatic

The New York Times reports that their city is overrun with rats. The culprit is, well, you guessed it. OK,...
29 May, 2019| News Roundup

Up ended down under

In Australia the conservative “Liberal” party just won a “stunning” election victory which the New York Times ascribed to the...
22 May, 2019| News Roundup

Where'd my glacier go?

As we noted back in April, the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier in Greenland has really flummoxed scientists. It’s meant to melt...
22 May, 2019| News Roundup

Seal of doom

The Morris Animal Foundation reports that climate change is killing seal pups cruelly, giving them hookworm as their mothers neglect...
22 May, 2019| News Roundup

Only kids know

Scientific American hails a new study that finds that the right way to influence adults is to indoctrinate children. Of...
15 May, 2019| News Roundup

Blowing off the wind

H. Sterling Burnett notes that voters in formerly green Europe are turning against alternative energy because it’s becoming clear that...
15 May, 2019| News Roundup

Not in my back pasture

The New Zealand government has a plan to stop global warming. Or not, if farmers complain. In that case it...
15 May, 2019| News Roundup

Constitutional doesn't mean good

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled that the federal carbon tax is constitutional. Which is good jurisprudence even though...
08 May, 2019| News Roundup

Not in my back pocket

Polls suggest strong support for action on man-made global warming. But actions say otherwise. Including in New Brunswick where mighty...
08 May, 2019| News Roundup

Blimey, a climate emergency

Britain beats Canada to become the first nation to declare a climate emergency. Which has a certain grim logic as...
08 May, 2019| News Roundup

No skyscrapers for you

No skyscrapers for you New York City mayor Bill de Blasio just struck a mighty blow against his own city,...
01 May, 2019| News Roundup

Reality check

This week Ottawa joined cities around the world in proclaiming trendy “climate emergencies” that enable them to leap into committee...
01 May, 2019| News Roundup

Surfing on Earth Day

Our Prime Minister does not practice what he preaches on carbon. As Brian Lilley wrote in the Toronto Sun, “Justin...
01 May, 2019| News Roundup

One bear does not a crisis make

News outlets from Britain to Biloxi, from Flanders to Australia and from Delhi to Ottawa ran an Associated Press story...
24 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

You'll never guess

Oh yes you will. A big scary headline says the earth is warming faster than settled science said. Actually, not...
24 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Who saw that coming?

There’s one headline that never gets old when it comes to climate. “Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Much Faster Than...
17 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

We're not going to fry

The dogma that every effect of global warming is bad obscures an important truth clear from the historical record and...
17 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Oh no, our plan succeeded

Strange news from BC, which specializes in the stuff. Premier John Horgan, ardent advocate of carbon taxes and foe of...
10 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Spoiled fish at the Free Lunch Diner

There is famously no free lunch. Rational people don’t expect any form of power to bring only benefits and no...
10 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Extinction bait and switch

Evidently there’s this coordinated movement to bring down “the system” worldwide and replace it with peace love and trust. Oh,...
10 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Warm regards

Environment and Climate Change Canada celebrated Carbon Tax Day by releasing a report that, scary headlines notwithstanding, boils down to...
03 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Math is hard, saving the planet is easy

When the dreaded federal carbon tax finally took effect April 1, small businesses were still baffled, as they’d been warning...
03 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Virtual lack of reality

A new report from the Manhattan Institute warns that the laws of physics make a green energy revolution impossible. Advocates,...
03 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Genuflecting at the climate altar again

Beset by scandal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet again, bringing in Joyce Murray as Treasury Board president. And...
27 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Climate indulgences

Metro Vancouver has asked two federal Liberal ministers to let it off the hook for price-fixing because it was in...
27 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

And yet it snows

The Ottawa Sun reports a typical story about governmental secrecy with a strange climate twist. It seems the City of...
27 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

At the altar of climate change

Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms who performed so heroically in helping stop the 2014 terrorist attack on Parliament,...
20 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Heavy breathing

At one of many whee-let’s-skip-school-and-insult-the-adults youth protests in favour of the Green New Deal or something, the Associated Press cheerfully...
20 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Political science

In the Netherlands, the government panicked a week before their March 20 provincial elections (which have significant national ramifications because...
20 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Oil industry hit by climate change

No, not that one, the olive oil industry. Evidently the Italian crop has collapsed because of… climate change. Never mind...
13 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Help help Montreal is melting

Radio Canada just killed winter again. “Forget the snowy winters of your childhood” it proclaimed, on the grounds that the...
13 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Trash can

The Atlantic reports that Americans are finally joining the church of recycling. Regrettably there’s now nowhere to put the stuff,...
13 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Don't put that in your pipeline

While most normal people worry that Bill C-69 will make it nearly impossible to get resource projects approved in Canada,...
06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

It worked so well back home

NBC is very excited that Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has become roughly the 4,000th person to enter the race...
06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Oh heh heh that invented data

The BBC, Paul Homewood notes, has been forced to retract fake claims about extreme weather based on a now discredited...
06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Leaving town

As a convoy of “United We Roll” trucks concerned about the Alberta oil industry leaves Ottawa to abuse from the...
27 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Ad hominem Happerem

The righteous are in high dudgeon because a proposed White House panel on climate change will include Will Happer, eminent...
27 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Run in circles, scream and shout

Edmundston, NB, like Halifax and Vancouver, declares a climate change emergency. The mayor alleges “torrential rains and extreme flood events,...
27 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

It's better to adapt to climate... policy

In Australia, misguided alternative energy schemes have created high prices and rolling blackouts. And now the Australian Energy Market Commission...
20 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Children's crusade 2.0

The usual suspects are over the moon because a bunch of European children are staging school strikes on behalf of...
20 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Up the down thermometer

The latest “doom and gloom” headlines on climate include “2018 was fourth-hottest year on record, NASA says/ World data shows...
13 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Cables to carry money to nowhere

Germany, renowned for economic efficiency, has given the world a remarkable display of how misguided green energy policies can burn...
13 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

CBC admits error... sort of

A long and arduous campaign by professional engineer Robert Muir finally led the CBC ombudsman to rebuke its Radio Canada...
13 Feb, 2019| News Roundup

Flat Earth Society: Climate Model Division

Climate is complicated, and no one faults climatologists for using simplifying assumptions to make their computer models manageable… within reason....
18 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

It is more patriarchy

Just as in some circles every bad thing that happens is due to climate change, in others it’s due to...
18 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Another children's crusade

David Suzuki, not content with scaring kids by melting Santa’s Workshop, has a new project called 18to8 to give the...
18 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh, it feels hypocritical, does it?

Extinction Rebellion protestors in Manchester, England are caught… what? Eating a hamburger? Flying a boat crew across the Atlantic? Taking...
11 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Speaking of paranoia

It’s always a sign of trouble when a theory starts to sweep everything into one gigantic bundle, especially one with...
11 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Oh Gaia I'm soooo depressed

There seems to be a significant debate going on among depressed climate alarmists about whether people who are psychologically crushed...
11 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

We all have to go sooner or later

An article in Science says we should start planning now for mass evacuation from coastal areas because the seas may...
04 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

A fly in the ointment

The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, CFACT, asks what the UN is thinking flying 5,000 people to Salt Lake City...
04 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

Nooo, not the lobsters

The Ottawa Citizen’s Andrew Cohen waxes lyrical about successful efforts to save the American bald eagle at his summer island...
04 Sep, 2019| OP ED Watch

When Harry met hypocrisy

Prince Harry has been taking a fair bit of heat including from the National Post’s Chris Selley for making sanctimonious...
28 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

The Ball is not in his court

Canadian climatologist Tim Ball has been on the receiving end of several lawsuits because of his often acerbic criticism of...
28 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

Never shake thy Gore-y locks

If climate science is about science, rather than say interpretive dance, it must proceed by making predictions then verifying or...
21 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

Dam nonsense

Willis Eschenbach lampoons media outlets for attributing the partial collapse of the Whaley Bridge Dam in Derbyshire, England to climate...
21 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

Can't imagine why

Climate Home News is all sad that the latest extreme UN call to shut down everything to save the planet...
21 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

Warming melts snowflakes

Judith Curry roasts climate scientists suffering “pre-traumatic stress disorder” because of things they think might be going to happen, with...
31 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Where to bury a reef

One major difficulty in committing a murder is hiding the body. Especially if you’re climate change and your victim is...
31 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

The 37 problem consensus

Why oh why won’t we stop burning up the planet, Maclean’s asks? And then it answers: we are idiots. Or...
31 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Raining cats and dogs

Bob Vislocky takes vigorous exception to the predictable ambulance-chasing of Hurricane Barry. Particularly a New Republic piece by Eric Holthaus...
24 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Passing the champagne for the planet

Britain’s Daily Mail runs a scathing piece on the high-living Committee on Climate Change, the great and good demanding we...
24 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Here come the refugees

Years ago the United Nations predicted millions of refugees due to climate change. When they didn’t show up, one option...
17 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

I don't get free hits?

A journalist for The New Republic feels triggered, or something, because when she wrote nonsense about climate she was criticized...
17 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Turning green

A new study from the Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that green energy isn’t very green. Some of its arguments...
17 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

When scientists rebel

A group of 90 Italian scientists just signed a strongly-worded petition asking governments to concentrate on fighting known environmental problems...
10 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Crank up the AC, will ya?

This sort of sentiment is not normally associated with do-gooders. But Rachel Kyte, “chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for...
10 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

The climate reveal

The debate over climate change is ill-tempered even by the debased modern standard of public discourse. And, to be fair,...
10 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Federalism cooked my planet

The New York Times blows a head valve because “The Trump administration on Wednesday replaced former President Barack Obama’s effort...
03 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

When in doubt, play the race card

The UN says global warming will cause “climate apartheid” in which “the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict,...
03 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

IPCC v IPCC

Judith Curry writes that if you want to know what’s wrong with the conclusions reached by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel...
26 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Not worth the wait

The federal Conservatives finally unveiled their climate plan that will satisfy everyone because it stops global warming without a carbon...
26 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Climate porn

On the Industry Energy blog, Terry Etam expresses baffled frustration that climate alarmists link fossil fuels to child porn. No,...
26 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

We have ways to make you think

Yet another professor of communication has a plan for curing denialisticism. “Warming oceans. Shrinking ice sheets. Intense rainfall events. Rising...
19 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Could would might

NBC warns us that “Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities”. If only...
19 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Erasing the Whatstand?

David Middleton complains on Watts Up With That that in addition to trying to erase the Medieval Warm period and...
19 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

The terminology emergency

The National Post’s Kelly McParland takes exception to activists upping the rhetorical ante from climate change to climate emergency to...
12 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

The war on nothing

One reason scary words aren’t leading to effective action is that many of them are obviously wrong. The apocalyptarians talk...
12 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Great Lakes, we're doomed

On the Powerline blog John Hinderaker asks of climate change “What Can’t It Do?” He notes that the Great Lakes...
12 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

The War Against Earth

Google publishes a Splinter news story headlined “Trump Administration Joins Climate Change in War Against Earth”. Oooh, that awful Donald...
05 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

Because we never used to have heat waves

Climate Home News says “Last July’s deadly heatwave in Japan could not have happened without human influence on the climate”...
05 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

When the main feature is the big bug

The Business Council of B.C. rallies round the white flag in Business in Vancouver, with executive VP and chief policy...
05 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

The voice of youth drones on

With commendable consistency, Climate Home News announces “an exciting project” in which it “will host reporting, personal reflections and commentary...
29 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

The cauliflowers of colonialism

There’s a fine line between being woke and being insomniac and losing focus and perspective. Thus Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might want...
29 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Green route up

Joel Kotkin in the Orange County Register urges environmentalists to come to grips with humanity if they want to win...
29 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

You sank my tanker bill

The Liberals’ odd Bill C-48, banning oil tankers making landfall in BC north of Vancouver Island, seems to have foundered...
22 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Now that you've won...

Michael Binnion, president of Questerre Energy, which has long sought to produce oil and gas in Quebec, puts out a...
22 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Was that your house?

In the National Post, Kelly McParland says it’s not smart to build your home on a floodplain. Which sounds like...
15 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Get more fibre

If fossil fuels really are a threat to the environment it’s still not an open-and-shut case that governments should go...
15 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

How to do carbon tax tres mal

In the Financial Post Jean Michaud and Germain Belzile of the Montreal Economic Institute warn that the federal carbon tax...
15 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

All bad all the time

One curious feature of climate alarmism is that if there’s bad weather we’re told it’s because the Earth warmed, as...
08 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Tax my plastic, please?

The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation says no, specifically to a proposal in a report from Deloitte for Environment Canada that says...
08 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Is that stuff snow?

It’s revealing that Ottawa saw freezing rain and snow on rooftops on May 1. May 1! Calgary and southern Alberta...
08 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Green China

In a welcome development, the firmly alarmist Climate Change News reports skeptically on China pitching its strategically ominous “Belt and...
01 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Wot about the workers?

An overwrought museum piece in the Guardian called for a general strike in Britain. We could support the clichés it...
01 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

Big green

One of the trite character-assassination-in-place-of-argument tropes in the climate debate is that skeptics are paid liars with high bank balances...
24 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Batty propaganda

Paul Homewood takes square aim at the BBC’s “Climate Change – The Facts?” with David Attenborough, showing that Attenborough’s “facts”...
24 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Time for a coup

Climate Change News praises Extinction Rebellion for its plan to bypass democracy to get what it wants. They concede that...
24 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Big brother can you spare a fridge?

The Canadian federal government is taking a lot of heat for its climate-driven subsidy to Loblaws to buy refrigerators, including...
17 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

The past is cooling fast

A troubling new video from Tony Heller shows that the United States has been cooling rapidly—in the past. The 1930s...
17 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

The grass is not greener

With spring finally staggering toward us in a thick sweater, the New York Times “Climate Fwd.” newsletter is full of...
17 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

The fire next time

The Globe & Mail’s Gary Mason shows some first-class fake courage admitting that a column slamming Conservative politicians over carbon...
10 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Climate porn fails to titillate

In the Toronto Sun Lorrie Goldstein says “climate porn” doesn’t work. Which seems especially pertinent in Ottawa where a report...
10 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Not how you'd do it

In the Calgary Sun Kenneth Green of the Fraser Institute writes that Canada’s carbon tax is not by the textbook....
10 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Green death

Former Canadian finance minister Joe Oliver writes movingly about the reality that trapping poor people in “energy poverty” means disease,...
03 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Retreat from reality

On NBC’s apparently misnamed “Think” Steve Krakauer calls AOC “a perfect role model for millennials” not because of her fleeting...
03 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Maybe if you told the truth

A professor of panic, sorry, English, says the plan to frighten people by mentioning climate change in every story about...
03 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Not saving the world

Nature warns that (yawn) “Global warming will happen faster than we think”. Extreme weather political urgency emissions rising etc. The...
27 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Who's funding you?

Raise any sort of question about climate science or policy and that’s the first question you’ll be asked, in a...
27 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Lies about errors

One pernicious feature of the climate debate is the degree to which orthodoxy relies on insult and character assassination, especially...
27 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

And about time

In the Edmonton Journal David Staples writes that the Alberta energy industry is finally speaking out about the massive foreign-funded...
20 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Jobs jobs rubbish

Rex Murphy cuts loose in the National Post about the Trudeau Liberals’ insistence that their repeated interventions on the SNC-Lavalin...
20 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Skin in the game

Joe Bastardi, a professional weather forecaster, calls for a little fact-based humility on climate. He argues that we don’t know...
20 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Past them trees

Bjorn Lomborg says when it comes to carbon emissions, we need to be very skeptical of government accounting. New Zealand,...
13 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

Shutting down oil

In the National Post former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall offers a novel take on the contrast between the Trudeau administration’s...
13 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

When in doubt, blame Bush

Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna recently had to cancel a Burlington Town Hall about the warming crisis because of harsh...
06 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

These boys is lyin'

In the Spectator, Matt Ridley writes about a plague of “Lying with science” by those he dubs “apocoholics”. He says...
06 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

The right to doubt

In Forbes Paul Hsieh finds himself obliged to defend himself, and us, against a proposal by a NYU psychology professor...
06 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

The rich one and the big one

Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha”, warns that one day a major disaster will strike, with enormous economic as well...
27 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Oil schmoil, what about SNC-Lavalin?

In the Financial Post, Diane Francis calls the Trudeau administration’s “pre-occupation” with the SNC-Lavalin scandal rather than “the pro-pipeline and...
27 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Some nukes

There are some serious people out there. Mike Schellenberger of Environmental Progress, who Time Magazine has called a “Hero of...
20 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Green baloney

In the National Post Rex Murphy lowers the boom on the new American left’s “Green New Deal”, crediting Ocasio-Cortez for...
20 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

If Quebec had oil...

In the National Post Kelly McParland’s criticism of Justin Trudeau in the SNC-Lavalin scandal for suddenly discovering the value of...
20 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Avoid the German option

In the Times of London, Tony Lodge of the Centre for Policy Studies draws on the disastrous German example to...
13 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Carbon tax theory and practice

In the National Post, Peter Shawn Taylor of Canadians for Affordable Energy argues that carbon taxes work better in the...
13 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

AOC not A-OK

Bjorn Lomborg raised one skeptical environmentalist's eyebrow in the New York Post when everybody’s favorite radical socialist, novice Congresswoman Alexandria...
13 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Cold winters and melting Arctic ice

Lately we've had brutally cold winters. Like in Sudbury, subject of this week's Climate Emergency whistle stop. And we are...
18 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

Aaaack, more winter rain

A new study taps a previously unused source of data and comes up with a definite trend in climate change:...
18 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

Newsflash: Coastal areas are wet

With climate alarmism hopping from panic to panic like a polar bear on a melting ice floe, it’s useful periodically...
11 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

There's a carbon cycle?

One of Ronald Reagan’s most infamous “gaffes” was that trees produce more pollution than cars. But at least some environmentalists...
11 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

The picture of Dorian Hurricane

With Hurricane Dorian pounding Grand Bahama, those who live in Florida are being advised to brace for the impact, while...
04 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

Climate Emergency Tour: Regina Edition

Our continuing survey of the climate history of Canadian cities, made possible by the website weatherstats.ca, continues with a visit...
04 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

It had to be

Scientific American chortles that scientists have explained why West Antarctica is losing ice. No prize for guessing: It’s “Global Warming”,...
04 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

The trees talk to him

Jim Steele finds that time spent with trees is instructive as well as enjoyable. Specifically, teaching students about the history...
28 Aug, 2019| Science Notes

Climate Emergency Tour: Calgary Edition

In our continuing series on Canadian cities enduring the horrors of the climate change emergency, today's stop is Calgary. Here...
21 Aug, 2019| Science Notes

Greenland is cooling down

No, it’s not a typo. Greenland is colder and icier now than for most of the past 10,000 years. If...
21 Aug, 2019| Science Notes

Not for all the warming in China

Cities grow, and as they do, they heat up. The so-called Urban Heat Island effect is a big problem for...
31 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Halifax: Where are the heatwaves?

In our continuing travels through Canadian weather records based on the weatherstats.ca website, today's destination is Halifax NS. Last weekend...
24 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Those terrible Middle Ages

It’s remarkable how often “medieval” is used as an all-purpose insult in public discussion and popular culture. But it’s a...
24 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

When Great Lakes misbehave

One of the main reasons for our skepticism about the climate alarmist movement is their tendency to point to a...
17 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Here comes the rain

David Leonhardt of the New York Times denounces “A flood of lies” because it rained hard in Washington, D.C. on...
17 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Don't tell the polar bears

Last week we introduced the website weatherstats.ca from which you can easily obtain long term charts of all kinds of...
10 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Extreme cold deadlier than extreme heat

In anticipation of the inevitable headlines reacting in astonishment to the inevitable summertime heatwaves as if we never used to...
10 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

CO2 hurts plants

One of the stranger attempted refutations of climate skepticism hurled at us recently (on Facebook) was a 2018 Harvard study...
10 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Some truly man-made warming

The Climate Research Unit or CRU at the University of East Anglia is one of a few places where weather...
03 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Heatwaves then and now

Via a CDN correspondent we recently learned of the remarkable website weatherstats.ca. It lets you see today's temperature across the...
03 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

How many degrees have you got?

No, it’s not one of those sneers directed only at skeptics, while lawyers, restaurant managers and political scientists pontificate about...
03 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

A burning question

Are forest fires getting bigger or more numerous due to climate change? We'd be doing what we criticize others for...
26 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Hurricanes will get worse, or not

The IPCC and others have long pointed out that the number of hurricanes making landfall has not been trending upwards....
26 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Speaking of predictions

The Weather Channel has updated its summer forecast for Canada. Why? Because for some reason the year that should be...
26 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Photoshop drowned my island

Time magazine recently showed UN chief Antonio Guterres on Tuvalu with the water photoshopped rising up to his shoulders to...
19 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

So now it's drought

On the Scientific American blog, Kate Marvel invokes the California drought that ended to argue that the drought won’t end...
19 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Snow in the Arctic?

Isn't the Arctic supposed to be melting? Maybe inside computer models. But according to Environment Canada, out there in the...
12 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Even when the Arctic is melting...

There are various ways to characterize changes in Arctic sea ice over time. Including the alarmist’s simple case of vanishing...
12 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Why climate change is scary

Well for one thing there are Dansgaard-Oeschger events, or D-O for short. Although oh-oh might be more appropriate. Those skeptical...
12 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Floods: the new same old

In its 2012 report on extreme weather the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that there was little evidence of...
05 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Rainstorms, eh?

With this spring's flood events inspiring politicians across the spectrum mindlessly to invoke climate change, it is worth pointing out...
05 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Hooray, uncertainty

For some reason Donald Rumsfeld took a lot of heat back in 2002 for warning about the danger of things...
05 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

An air of denial

The “ground zero” of greenhouse-gas-induced warming is not as you might suppose on the ground. All the climate models say...
29 May, 2019| Science Notes

Urbanization affects thermometers

Common sense tells you that cities are hotter than the surrounding countryside because asphalt and cement absorb heat and machinery...
29 May, 2019| Science Notes

Here come the tigers

Climate alarmism may have jumped the shark, or land-based equivalent, with the new claim in Newsweek, by an Oxford University...
29 May, 2019| Science Notes

Satellite vs satellite

Atmospheric temperature data from weather satellites has long been a thorn in the side of alarmists because it tends to...
22 May, 2019| Science Notes

Speaking of data...

Roy Spencer has more trouble for the alarmists this week. A few recent reports (like the recent Environment Canada State...
22 May, 2019| Science Notes

Remember global warming?

It might seem like an odd question since nobody seems willing to shut up about it. Some say there’s been...
22 May, 2019| Science Notes

Antarctica didn't get the memo

Global warming means polar ice caps melting which means sea levels rising which means ... well let's back up a...
15 May, 2019| Science Notes

The megadrought of 1876-78

Yes, there were droughts before SUV's were invented. And they led to famines too, because the world was poorer then...
15 May, 2019| Science Notes

The coral see

Instead of the impact of climate on corals it’s time, thanks to some Australian scientists, for the impact of corals...
15 May, 2019| Science Notes

Earth got blobs

Scientists using innovative techniques are making surprising discoveries. Which might seem a humdrum statement, including on a story about learning...
08 May, 2019| Science Notes

A flood of conjecture

It is Spring, which means rain and inevitably, in some places, floods. And naturally the alarmists are out in force...
08 May, 2019| Science Notes

Storm (lack of) warning

In keeping with the sound methodology of looking at the big picture, a recent paper from the Global Warming Policy...
08 May, 2019| Science Notes

Cyclones don't surge

Spare a thought for Mozambique, recently hit by a second cyclone in two months. News coverage has been relatively restrained,...
01 May, 2019| Science Notes

2,000 Years Under the Sea

There is much talk about the temperature record going back a great many years. But of course we can’t stick...
01 May, 2019| Science Notes

Cooking the thermometer

It's healthy for scientists to debate evidence as well as logic. And despite people hissing “shut up” at climate skeptics,...
01 May, 2019| Science Notes

When we get the new computers

A lot of people believe that inadequacies in modeling weather and climate are due to the fact that the computers...
24 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Fueling their anger

If it isn’t polar bears disappearing, it’s forest fires rampaging. Canada’s environment minister keeps citing a fictitious increase in them...
24 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Because we never used to have wildfires

Tony Heller’s website realclimatescience.com specializes in finding historical newspaper entries and climate records that debunk claims that current events are...
24 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Not-so-adorable polar bears

As we mentioned briefly last week, a documentary on Netflix claimed some Siberian walruses fell to their deaths off a...
17 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Wait, greening?

Amidst news that Canada warmed 1.7 degrees since 1948 we might also note that the country has gotten better off...
17 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Warmest ever, except for all the others

Between the Netflix walrus scam and the Environment Canada report about relatively rapid warming in northern Canada, it is important...
17 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Frogs and fake news

As noted elsewhere in this newsletter, when warming brings good things no one will mention it. But if a study...
10 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

The only thing worse than warming

Via CO2science we learn of a new study (or rather another new study, there being many earlier ones making the...
10 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

The strong weak sun

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds a surprisingly strong solar influence on wind...
10 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

The 3rd horseman falls off his mount

Ukraine is the latest place to report a record harvest despite predictions of climate-driven drought, blight, pests and even “toxic...
03 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Clouding the picture

If we were to rank the emptiest slogans in the climate debate, "It's just basic physics" would be near the...
03 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Shocked by ice

One of Greenland's largest glaciers, Jakobshavn, has long been a poster child of global warming alarmism because of its rapid...
03 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Even cornier

Harvard researchers, Science Daily reports, suggest the boom in corn production in the United States since the mid-20th century may owe...
27 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Reef knot

In 2014, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change took a measured position on coral reefs: “Coral cover and...
27 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

What little we know

Journalist Marjin Poels, whose iconoclastic film on climate change, "The Uncertainty has Settled" caused a great stir in Europe, recently...
20 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

All that glitters

A study in Nature Climate Change, ostensibly celebrating the 40th anniversary of weather satellites, claimed that the influence of CO2...
20 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Common sense on the cob

Alarmist forecasts of declining crop yields under global warming depend on the assumption that farmers will be too dumb to...
20 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Tell the one about the fiery bogeyman again

Biologist Jim Steele denounces “scary campfire story” climate alarmism from the perspective of someone who spent a lifetime protecting ecosystems...
13 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

The last ice floe?

It is too often taken for granted in discussions of climate that Arctic sea and Antarctic land ice are rapidly...
13 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Hot and bothered

Climate change does seem to be causing anxiety; apparently over a third of millennials worry that human children are bad...
13 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Global warming saves lives

It’s a bumper sticker you’re not likely to see. But there is a scientific basis for it, unlike glib claims...
06 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Atoll tales about sea level rise

A longstanding warning about climate change is that the seas will rise washing away small Eden-like tropical atolls especially in...
06 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Fish story

After years of factory trawlers, drift nets, open access and lack of enforceable regulations, it turns out it’s not overfishing...
06 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Tempest in a blog post

With everyone suddenly an expert on extreme weather, an actual scientist threatens to spoil the fun. Dr. Judith Curry, former...
27 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Settled science: the oceans edition

Climate scientists are admitting that their measurements of ocean surface temperatures through the 20th century are far less certain than...
27 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Brrrctic

Back when the polar bears were going extinct another reliable alarmist story was about the vanishing Arctic ice. It seems...
27 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

The end of winter 2.0

With much of the northern hemisphere buried in record snow, a new study yet again touts the end of winter...
20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Carbon catch and release?

The New York Times writes a classic “Time may tell” story about a Swiss firm that hopes to get carbon...
20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

A great wind

Climate alarmists frequently claim increased extreme weather proves pernicious human impact on the environment. Even if they have to invent...
20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

All fired up

One of the annoying habits we aim to cultivate here at CDN is that of looking stuff up. When politicians...
13 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

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