New Study: German Agreed 2050 CO2 Reductions Could Cost Astronomical $2.8 TRILLION By 2050!

It has long been dawning on most people that the costs of Germany’s Energiewende (transition to green energies) have been spectacularly underestimated. As Germany rushes into its foray with renewable energies, principally wind and sun, we are finding out that many of the costs involved were never taken into account. According to Die Welt: In Germany […]

Rare Weather Station: Unchanged Over 138 Years, Data Show No CO2 Impact On Temperature!

In Germany there is one weather station that has be intact and unchanged for some 138 years. It has never been moved and never been corrupted by the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Moreover it has consistently used the same instrumentation and computation method over the entire period, thus making it rare indeed. Few station can boast […]

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Australian Bushfires Have Become LESS FREQUENT Over The Past 15 Years

Australian Bushfires Have Become Less Frequent Over The Past 15 Years By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German text translated/edited by P Gosselin) In the Australian state of Victoria, 50,000 km² of land have burned and 12 people and 1 million sheep and thousands of heads of cattle lost their lives. The regions […]

Another German Offshore Wind Park Loses Millions As Installation Costs Soar, Wind Forecast Overestimated

Another German Offshore Wind Park Loses Millions As Installation Costs Soar, Wind Forecast Overestimated

The online fuldainfo.de here reports of mores woes in the German offshore wind industry. It’s turning out that offshore wind power is expensive, and often plagued by technical difficulties. The offshore Trianel Borkum wind park severely hampered by spiraling costs, lower than expected winds. Photo credit: Trianel Just days ago I wrote here of another recent […]

Climate Activists Suffering From Factophobia… Host Of Studies Show No Drought/Forest Fire Trend

Not climate change: forest fires in the USA controlled by El Nino, arson and land use changes By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German text translated/edited by P Gosselin) Droughts increase the risk of forest fires; that’s logical. However it is false to reflexively assign every forest fire to climate change. There have always been […]

German Offshore Wind Energy Woes…Ship Forced To Guard Exposed Underwater Transmission Cable

Volatile winds, burning generators, failing blades and buckling towers: these are just some of the technical problems plaguing wind power and thus making it a highly undependable and unreliable source of electricity. Now we hear from NDR German public broadcasting reported of yet another problem plaguing the North Sea Riffgat offshore wind park located off the […]

Green Energy Revolution A Flop: Fossil Fuels' Share Of Total Energy Use Unchanged in 40 Years!

Green Energy Revolution A Flop: Fossil Fuels’ Share Of Total Energy Use Unchanged in 40 Years!

Quartz.com here presents an interesting chart which tells us the green energy revolution of the past 30 years has resulted in practically nothing. It’s been a flop. Fossil fuels remain as wildly popular as ever. Global fossil fuel use as a share of total energy has risen since James Hansen’s 1988 testimony. Chart: Quartz.com. In […]

Columbia Asylum/Warming Study Given “Damning Verdict” By German Spiegel, Leading Scientists

Science journalist Axel Bojanowski at German flagship, center-left news weekly Spiegel here dismissed a recent study published by Columbia University scientists Wolfram Schlenker and Anouch Missirian, who had claimed climate warming was driving masses of environmental refugees to Europe. The two scientists claimed in Science to have found a relationship between weather disasters and refugees migrating […]

Climate Scientists' Projections Refuted...Data Show Tornadoes Becoming LESS FREQUENT!

Climate Scientists’ Projections Refuted…Data Show Tornadoes Becoming LESS FREQUENT!

Tornadoes have become less frequent since 2010: Pacific ocean cycles control storm frequency By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German text translated/edited by P Gosselin) We haven’t heard much about tornadoes lately. For a while they were the favorites among climate activists. When did the love affair end? Here we cast a look […]

German Post Electric Delivery Vehicles Falter, “Lose Power Mid Delivery Route”

The online Die Welt/N24 here reports on how the German Post, Deutsche Post, put electric vehicles dubbed Streetscooters” into action last summer with the high hopes of making mail delivery greener. Months later it is emerging that things are not working out as hoped, as a myriad of technical problems have emerged. With winter weather […]

Of 152 Beers Sampled in 2017...Craft, Red Ales Made The Top Of My Favorite List

Of 152 Beers Sampled in 2017…Craft, Red Ales Made The Top Of My Favorite List

Here is something totally off topic, to kick off the New Year. When dealing with climate alarmists, sometimes something relaxing is needed at the end of the day. Beer’s healing power Last April on my birthday I got a book called “Das Heilkraft des Bieres” (The Healing Power of Beer). I was fascinated by the […]

Dark Days For German Solar Power, Country Saw Only 10 Hours Of Sun In All Of December!

Dark Days For German Solar Power, Country Saw Only 10 Hours Of Sun In All Of December!

What follows is a chart showing the measly amount of power that Germany’s more than 40 gigawatts of installed solar electricity capacity actually managed to produce (yellow) in December, 2017 (you may have to squint): Germany’s more than 40 gigawatts of installed solar capacity barely produced anything in December 2017. Curved line shows German demand. Chart […]

Global Cooling Expected For 2018 …Warming Projection May Be One Of The Great Scientific Blunders Of Modern Times

Global warming scientists continue struggling to find an explanation for the nearly 2 decades long global warming pause that has taken hold of the planet since the late 1990s. The most recent temperature spike was due to the natural El Nino event at the equatorial Pacific, and that has disappeared over the last months. Alarmists […]

The Great New Year's Freeze Of 2017 Setting Cold Records ...And Leading To Outlandish 'Climate' Claims

The Great New Year’s Freeze Of 2017 Setting Cold Records …And Leading To Outlandish ‘Climate’ Claims

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi warned of a cold snap gripping the Eastern US many weeks ago, in October, at his Weatherbell Analytics site, which I visit almost daily. Chart source: NOAA, public domain. Today it’s all over the news: The Great Freeze of 2017 is smashing through the entire North American East, bringing with it a wave of […]

High Profile German Climatologist Blasts Global Warming As 'Politicogenic' ...'Clever Propaganda'

High Profile German Climatologist Blasts Global Warming As ‘Politicogenic’ …’Clever Propaganda’

NOTE: As this post and the last have generated much interest, they will be left at the top for another day. ============================================ Retired German climatologist Dr. Werner Kirstein recently spoke on the topic of climate change before a packed audience at the 14th Anti-Censorship Conference (AZK) last November, blasting the politicization of climate science and […]

328,000 German Poor Households Saw Electricity Switched Off in 2016 …Millions More Threatened!

Germany’s energy poverty is about to get worse, as poor people are threatened with being put out in the cold by the country’s green energies. Electricity prices “higher than they have ever been” German news weekly Stern here reports that “electricity prices will rise further at the start of the year” and that “there is no […]

Media Silence: Flurry Of Recent Papers Show Warming Likely Will Lead To LESS STORM ACTIVITY!

What follows are 6 recent studies presented by Lüning and Vahrenholt, which dump cold water on the claim storms will get more frequent and intense. The studies fly in the face of a recent Nature editorial piece, one filled with the usual worn out alarmist propaganda language of climate doom we’ve been seeing for over a […]

Merry Christmas From NoTricksZone

Merry Christmas From NoTricksZone

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Norman Rockwell – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, public domain image. It’s been a good year for the NoTricksZone, with traffic in 2017 up around 25% compared to a year earlier. This is mostly thanks to the outstanding contributions by guest writer Kenneth Richards. Kenneth […]

Model Failure…New Papers Show Climate Models Unreliable…At Times “Near-Zero Performance”!

At the German Die kalte Sonne site here, Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt present another two recent papers showing that models are failing to simulate the climate and cannot be used to make prognoses. ======================================== What are temperature prognoses really worth? Climate models fail completely in the all-important reality tests [German text translated/edited […]

Major Blow To 'Energiewende' As Top German Economist Shows Plan Can Never Work!

Major Blow To ‘Energiewende’ As Top German Economist Shows Plan Can Never Work!

Germany’s once highly promoted “Energiewende” (transition to green energies) and the country’s feed-in act have been given a grade of “F” by one of the country’s top economists, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Werner Sinn. Just days ago the renowned economics professor gave a presentation dubbed “How much volatile power can the power grid take?” before […]