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Spiegel Commentary On COP21: “Not Going To Be A Big Success”…”At Most A Small Step Down A Long Road”

In Paris thousands, if not tens of thousands, of climate delegates, activists, government officials are now meeting for the 21st time with the aim of hammering out a binding climate treaty to “rescue the planet”. Not only has the endless string of conferences been getting on the nerves of informed skeptics, but also on those […]

Veteran Meteorologist Bastardi Calls Policymaking Based On "Grossly Overwarmed" Models "Insanity"

Veteran Meteorologist Bastardi Calls Policymaking Based On “Grossly Overwarmed” Models “Insanity”

The whole of this week’s Weatherbell’s Saturday Summary by high profile meteorologist Joe Bastardi of course is excellent, but this week especially the first 4 minutes or so dealing with climate are of particular interest. In it the veteran meteorologist, who has an unusual talent for making long-range forecasts, brings up some excellent points as the […]

Market Analyst Value Line Issues Strong Warnings Against Major Solar Companies ...Only For "Most Risk-Tolerant Of Speculators"!

Market Analyst Value Line Issues Strong Warnings Against Major Solar Companies …Only For “Most Risk-Tolerant Of Speculators”!

A reader passed on some interesting investment advice. Market analyst Value Line, “the most trusted name in investment research” has issued warnings against investing in two major US solar energy companies: SOLARCITY CORP and SUNEDISON CORP. 234 million 3rd quarter loss Value Line informs market participants that Solar City reported “a much great-than-expected net loss” in […]

Germany’s Die Zeit: “Country Is Fouling Up Energiewende”…”CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets Won’t Be Reached”…”Embarrassing”!

Fritz Vorholt at Germany’s center-left national weekly Die Zeit here reports in a commentary that the country is “fouling up its Energiewende” (shift to renewable energies) and writes that experts say the country will not reach its stated CO2 emissions reductions target. He calls this situation “embarrassing”. Don’t look too closely Lately there have been a […]

Prominent German Meteorologist Thomas Globig Dismisses Climate Forecasts, Claims Of Consensus

Question. What happens when the German public television puts out a report that happens to be honest and skeptical when it comes to climate change? Answer: Viewers are so surprised that they actually take the time to upload it at YouTube! Hat-tip: here. The above clip by MDR German public television features seasoned meteorologist Thomas […]

Climate/Geology Professor Friedrich-Karl Ewert Says “Standards Of Science Not Met” By Climate Models

A few days ago I posted a piece about an article written by award-winning journalist Günter Ederer, who had reported on Prof. Karl-Friedrich Ewert’s analysis of NASA temperature data – data that he found to have been “incredibly altered” to show warming. That NTZ post has been shared or liked close to 20,000 times so […]

German ‘Sueddeutsche Zeitung’ National Daily Attempts To Marginalize Legitimate Climate Science Critics

Yesterday Munich-based national online daily Süddeutsche Zeitung (SDZ) here published a report on the heavy (unfair) attacks by skeptics on climate scientists, who see themselves as innocent victims.Tthe attacks, the SDZ writes, are stemming from “lobby groups of the oil and coal industry and by private people who have networked themselves together.” Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the […]

Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf (Who Resides In 1430-Room Palace) Proposes Banning Bathtubs To Protect Climate!

Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf (Who Resides In 1430-Room Palace) Proposes Banning Bathtubs To Protect Climate!

The online German-language FOCUS magazine here has an article on Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf’s latest idea to curb emissions of fossil fuels in order to rescue the climate: ban bathtubs! Hat-tip DirkH According to FOCUS, The King’s idea was reported this weekend in the Svenska Dagbladet, but has been met with a fair amount […]

On The Brink: Emergency Power Grid Stabilization Measures Alone By Tennet To Cost Germans 500 Million Euros In 2015!

Last week a couple of North Sea storms swept across Europe, which is typical for this time of the year. And with them came strong winds, which are now reported to have had a detrimental impact on Germany’s power grid. Daniel Wetzel at German flagship daily Die Welt here reports that though storms “Iwan” and […]

"Massively Altered" ...German Professor Examines NASA GISS Temperature Datasets

“Massively Altered” …German Professor Examines NASA GISS Temperature Datasets

UPDATE 2: Tremendous interest in Ewert’s findings: shared or liked 2400 times up to now. I’ve decided to take the day off from blogging and let this one run another day. UPDATE 1: Also read here. Veteran journalist Günter Ederer* writes a piece reporting that massive alterations have been found in the NASA GISS temperature […]

How Holly Holm Dismantled, Demolished, De-Classified “Expert Consensus” On Projected UFC Fight Outcome

A bit off-topic today… The recent UFC women’s championship fight between loud-mouthed, über-cocky Rhonda Rousey (28) – the defending champion – and mild-mannered challenger Holly Holm is yet another example that vividly illustrates why consensus over the outcome of any complex future event among so-called “experts” is often not worth the paper it’s printed on. Like […]

EIKE Meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls Calls Climate-Refugee Claims "Invented Stories" ...Even Refuted By IPCC

EIKE Meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls Calls Climate-Refugee Claims “Invented Stories” …Even Refuted By IPCC

At the Germany-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) veteran, retired meteorologist Klaus-Eckard Puls flatly dismisses the assertion made by many leading officials that climate change is a driving force behind the wave of refugees now sweeping into Europe from the Middle East and Africa. German Meterologist Klaus-Eckart Puls. Photo: EIKE Germany Minister of […]

Current Solar Cycle Only 56% Of Normal…Modelers Scramble…Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) Projected To Fall To 1880 Levels!

German Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Frank Bosse present the solar report for October 2015. The current cycle continues to be a weak one. ======================================= The Sun in October 2015 By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt [Translated/edited by P Gosselin] In October, 2015, our mother star was less active than in September. The solar sunspot number […]

Socially Explosive ...More Than 1 Million German Households Had Power Shut Off Over Past Three Years!

Socially Explosive …More Than 1 Million German Households Had Power Shut Off Over Past Three Years!

Note: Sticky post for one more day… ===================================== The online Spiegel has an article that really drives home the energy hardship that German consumers are suffering, “due to the rising costs of electricity“, brought on by the country’s hasty rush into green energies. Hundreds of thousands of Germans struggling today without electricity. Image cropped from here. […]

Veteran Meteorologist Says John Kerry's Claim Climate-Change Drought Is Causing Refugees Is Completely False

Veteran Meteorologist Says John Kerry’s Claim Climate-Change Drought Is Causing Refugees Is Completely False

Veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi at his latest Weatherbell Analytics Saturday Summary explains why US Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim that the refugee crisis is caused by climate-change-driven drought is total nonsense and is easily disproved. Secretary Kerry would like to have the public believe that the refugee crisis from Syria and Africa is due to man-made […]

Scientists Surprised: Global Sea Ice Unexpectedly Stable Over Past 35 Years, Arctic Stable Last 10 Years!

Scientists Surprised: Global Sea Ice Unexpectedly Stable Over Past 35 Years, Arctic Stable Last 10 Years!

It’s a good time to take a look at how global sea ice is doing at both poles. We were told over and over that the poles are the canary in the coal mine for global warming. If the sea ice melt trend accelerated, we were warned, then the planet was warming rapidly and societies […]

A Quarter Billion Euros For Nothing! Poor Consumers Forced To Pay Phantom (Never Produced) Electricity!

Online daily Die Welt here reports on how German consumers are being forced to pay huge sums of money to wind park and solar plant operators who are ordered to stop feeding electricity into the grid, but yet get paid anyway! As volatile green electricity increasingly gets fed into an ever more unstable German power grid, wind […]

So Far November Global Satellite / 2m Temperature Measurements Show No New Record Will Be Set!

Schneefan (snow fan) looks at the global temperature here. ================================ After a globally warm October 2015 the unfalsified satellite data from UAH and RSS show that mid tropospheric temperature dropped significantly in the first 10 days of November: -0.5°K. After reaching high levels in October the daily recorded global mean temperature at 7500 m for […]

Bleeding To Death…Germany’s Largest Power Company E.ON Loses Whopping $7.8 Billion…Collapse Accelerates

E.on, Germany’s largest electric power producer, announced that it had lost over 7 billion euros in the 3rd quarter, reports Germany’s flagship news magazine Spiegel here. The loss stems from the writing down of the value of coal and gas power generation assets by billions of euros due to the steep drop in wholesale electricity […]

El Niño Appears To Have Turned The Corner As Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) Jumps Upwards

I’m short on time today, and so I’m reposting the latest on current El Nino – by German skeptic site wobleibtdieerderwaermung here. ====================================== For the first time in over two months the Southern Oscillation Index SOI rose 4.6 points and thus points to a possible normalization of the atmospheric pressure relationship and thus an eastward […]