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Dutch IPCC Assessment: Climate Science Underexposed To Dissent, Give Sceptics More Say

The Klimazwiebel blog run by Prof. Hans von Storch brings our attention to a newly released Dutch report on the IPCC. The report is published by the Rathenau Institute and is titled: Room for Climate Debate: Perspectives on the interaction between climate politics, science and the media, It is written by Jeroen van der Sluijs, Rinie van […]


Lebedev Physics Institute: Solar Maximum May Be Postponed Again

SOHO latest image: Last Friday the German edition RIA NOVOSTI Russian news agency reported that there were five clusters of sunspots on the sun, leading some scientists to believe that the sun’s unusual lull may be over for good. Scientists have been observing sunspots for hundreds of years. Many believe solar activity has a major impact […]

Climate Change In Germany Has Become “A Loser Topic”

I couldn’t help but to relish the story that follows. The German European Institute For Climate and Environment (EIKE) brings our attention to a report by the publicly funded NDR German television news show Panorama concerning the state of climate science and politics today in Germany. If you’re a climate activist, things just couldn’t be worse. NDR Panorama […]

Joe Bastardi Unloads On Penn State Corruption – Feels Betrayed

{Note 15 August 2010: Joe has replaced his Penn State post with a new post, and so you can no longer read it.]Anyone who reads this blog knows that meteorologist Joe Bastardi is one of my favorites. Yesterday he wrote a scathing piece at his European blog about his alma mater Penn State for the way […]

Peer Review In Need of Reform – Reproducing Results Entails Too Much Time And Effort, Says Philip Campbell of Nature

The Swiss online NZZ here  has a report on the peer-review process and the problems plaguing it. Peer-review has become a leading topic in science in Europe and all over the world. The NZZ starts off: Irritated by multiple scandals over the last years, many scientists are up in arms over the peer-review of scientific articles and are […]

One Of Our Hemispheres Is Missing!

By NoTricksZone guest writer Ed Caryl The earth’s southern hemisphere is now in the winter season, and it is proving to be a severe one. There have been many deaths of people, animals, fish, and crops. But you haven’t heard about that from the northern hemisphere media. As far as the media is concerned, there […]

Russian Scientist: Extreme Central Russian Heat Wave Not An Indication Of A Future Climate Catastrophe

Photo source: Time to calm down everybody. A Russian scientist says the regional heat wave taking place in Russia is not a sign of catastrophic climate change and that the permafrost has been thawing since the last ice age 10,000 years ago, and its rate of thawing is also not catastrophic. This is what the German […]

New NoTricksZone Site!

New NoTricksZone Site!

Well, here it is! This is where I’ll be posting from now on. I started blogging on the 1st of April this year, thinking I’d maybe get a few dozen visitors per day. But these expectations have been far surpassed. Since April 1st I’ve gotten over 96,000 visitors on the old site, averaging almost 1000 over […]

Russia’s Fires Caused In Large Part By Forest Mismanagement

Der Spiegel reports here on Russia’s extreme heat that’s has contributed to higher death rates and wildfires, plunging Moscow into a thick, choking smog. Hat-tip to reader DirkH. The following NASA photo shows where it’s hot, and where it’s cool. So far 7600 km² have burned. NASA’s Terra satellite shows that the fires began in later […]

Tropical cyclone energy near record lows. Source: Ryan Maue's 2010 Global Tropical Cyclone Activity Update

German Media Panic Over Weather, Yet Tropical Storm Energy Near Record Lows.

Indeed here in Germany the media have stepped up the dramatic reporting in the wake of Deutsche Welle’s international conference on journalism and climate, reported here: Journalism for Dummkopfs.Driving home yesterday I heard a report on publicly funded German NDR News radio, asking a climate expert (paraphrasing): Are the recent, numerous weather extremes seen worldwide ominous signs of the climate catastrophe? […]

Bitter Cold Winter Ahead - Get Your Parkas Ready

Bitter Cold Winter Ahead – Get Your Parkas Ready

By bitter, I mean much colder than normal. This is a summary of what the experts are saying and what the data are showing. We just got a strong El Nino behind us and now a La Nina is forming in the Pacific and is barreling ahead in full development, see the chart below. It’s got the […]

Germans Give Climate Science The Big Thumbs Down

Reading all the climate doom and gloom in the more prominent German online papers like Der Spiegel, Die Welt, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, etc., you’d think by now readers would have long since barricaded themselves inside their homes and crawled under their beds in angst, in order to hide from the dreaded Klimakatastrophe.  So frequent are the […]

Kola Temperature Reconstruction Shows Solar Correlation - Refutes The Hockey Stick

Kola Temperature Reconstruction Shows Solar Correlation – Refutes The Hockey Stick

Last week I wrote about a Russian-German temperature reconstruction from 1600 to 2000 derived from tree rings from the Kola Peninsula in northwest Russia . The paper appeared in the journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2009, pp. 460–468, by Kononov, Friedrich and Boettger.  In response, German media outlets all hollered “RAPIDLY […]

Extreme Cold Kills 6 Million Fish In Bolivia: "Environmental Catastrophe"

Here’s an ongoing weather event, which is supposed to be rare. We know it’s been cold as heck in South America. In fact it’s been so cold that fish have been dying on a mass scale. This today is being reported by the German online Stern and other outlets. Authorities say that 6 million fish […]

Gulf Oil Spill In Perspective – Stop Crying Over Spilled Milk

Not a day goes by without hearing about the “catastrophic BP Gulf oil spill”. Even the media in Europe are fretting hysterically about ocean currents eventually carrying the mess across the Atlantic and over to Europe’s shores – so say all their computer models. There’s now even a lot of discussion about setting up a world […]

Hans von Storch Speaks Out On CRU, IPCC And Climate Science

Here is an outstanding interview given by Prof. Hans von Storch, one of Germany’s leading climate scientists, in an interview with Germany’s Handelsblatt (Germany’s equivalent to the Wall Street Journal) yesterday. Although a warmist, Professor Hans von Storch, much to his credit, has always kept an open ear and mind to serious climate sceptics. Here are […]

Climate Scandals: List Of 94 Climate-Gates

No science produces more controversy, exaggerations, distortions, follies, and falsehoods than climate science does. In this new list we’ve got 94 climate-gates total 28 new gates 145 links to reports with details. The new gates on the list are designated with “NEW!” to make them easy to spot. Thanks to a number of readers who have given me […]

Teachable Moments And Laid Off Envrionmental Reporters

The warmists continue to stay in denial about why the public isn’t buying the hoax, refusing to come to terms with the sloppy climate data behind the flakey AGW theory. Instead they prefer pretending that the public’s lack of acceptance is due to faulty communication, as illustrated by this video of Rutgers University professor Tony Broccoli. [youtube=] […]

A White Washer

Taking it easy today. Thought this was kind of funny. I’m surprised the thing ran as long as it did. See man throw brick in the machine when on high-spin. [youtube=]