Unsustainable Folly: Cost Of Germany’s “Energiewende” To Soar To €31 Billion In 2016 Alone!

According to the Institute of German Business (IW) the cost of Germany’s once highly touted “Energiewende” (transition to green energy) will soar to a whopping €31 billion ($35 billion) in 2016 alone, thus further burdening the already ailing German consumer. Hat-tip: Gerti. That’s a huge sum of money for the country of 80 million citizens. So, for […]

Central Europe April 2016 Comes In Somewhat Cooler Than Normal …As Cold Lingers Into The Start Of May

It’s early May and most of the oaks in northern Germany are just beginning to see their leaves come out. Spring has definitely arrived late this year. Fortunately that is about to change as warm temperatures are forecast for upcoming long holiday weekend. Germany’s DWD national weather service has published the preliminary weather results for […]

North Atlantic Heat Content Plunges… Meteorologist Warns Of “Serious Implications” On US Climate, Sea Ice!

Paul Dorian of the excellent weather science site Vencore Weather here brings us up to date on the latest on one of the most powerful natural cycles driving our North Atlantic climate: North Atlantic sea surface temperature (SST) cycles. Here I’ll sum up the main points. Of course do read the entire post at Vencore for all […]

Devastating Finding: New Study Deems Solar PV Systems In Europe “A Non-Sustainable Energy Sink”!

Despite hyped claims, much doubt has emerged over the years on whether or not renewable energies such as wind and sun would able to substitute fossil and nuclear energy. Europe’s PV energy systems are not working out, new study finds. Photo: Prof. Knut Löschke. Source: www.eike-klima-energie.eu/. Getting a sound answer to that question naturally would […]

Up! Up! And Away! Leading Daily Die Welt Reports: "Electricity In Germany More Expensive Than Ever"

Up! Up! And Away! Leading Daily Die Welt Reports: “Electricity In Germany More Expensive Than Ever”

The online German national daily Die Welt has a piece by business journalist Holger Zschäpitz on Germany’s sky-high, ever climbing electricity prices. Hat-tip: Reader Stefan B. Awhile ago it looked as if prices had finally stabilized. But now Zschäpitz writes that German electricity prices, already among the highest in the world, have jumped once again. To […]

Studies Suggest Volcanic Activity Had Profound Long-Term Impact On Past Climate ...CO2 Is No Explanation

Studies Suggest Volcanic Activity Had Profound Long-Term Impact On Past Climate …CO2 Is No Explanation

Guest author Kenneth Richard examines the impacts of past volcanoes on climate. The findings will surely be controversial. (Title above is my own). -PG ============================================ Volcanic activity explains long-term climate change better than CO2 By Kenneth Richard Long-term (decadal and even centennial-scale) volcanic influence on climate has recently gained more and more attention in the […]

Little Evidence Showing Climate “Tipping Points” Are Tipping At All! …Artefacts Of Simplistic Models

Geologist Dr. Sebastian Luning and chemist Prof. Fritz Vahrenohlt have recently looked at the so-called climate “Tipping Points” hypothesis, one that is heavily promoted by the alarmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The idea of the climate irreversibly tipping into something completely different and potentially hostile once certain thresholds are reached is one often put […]

Winter Buries Germany's Spring Under Snow, Ice And Cold ..."Spring Nowhere In Sight" (In Late April)!

Winter Buries Germany’s Spring Under Snow, Ice And Cold …”Spring Nowhere In Sight” (In Late April)!

This morning, even here in the North German lowlands, close to sea level, snow fell as temperatures hovered near the freezing point. Currently many Germans are struggling under snow, ice and cold as winter terminates spring for the time being. The cause: a low pressure centered over the Baltic Sea pumping in cold polar air […]

Current Solar Cycle Continues To Be The Weakest In Almost 200 Years …Planet At The Mercy Of The Sun

The following is the solar part of the latest post at Die kalte Sonne. =================================================== The Sun in March 2016 By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated, edited by P Gosselin) Our mother star was once again less active than normal in March. The observed solar sunspot number (SSN) was 54.9, which was about 2/3 […]

Late April "Snow Shock" Surprises Germany, President Obama. Experts Advise Putting Winter Tires Back On!

Late April “Snow Shock” Surprises Germany, President Obama. Experts Advise Putting Winter Tires Back On!

You gotta wonder what President Obama will be thinking when he visits the northern city of Hanover later today. Ironically the US global warming president may be confronted with snow tomorrow morning as he gets set to pitch further steps with regards to TTIP and global warming to Chancellor Angela Merkel. Temperature anomalies of more […]

Climate Alarmists Alarmed Public No Longer Panicked About The Climate, Demand More Doomsday Headlines!

Climate science critics Dr. Sebastian Lüning and professor Fritz Vahrenholt here present today some findings that climate alarmists are not very amused over: Climate alarmism has waned and is no longer making any headlines. The two co-authors of “The Neglected Sun” write at their site: ======================================== “People aren’t dumb. Climate alarmism just isn’t working. The […]

Central Europe's Spring To Crash Back Into Winter ...Snow Expected At Elevations Down To 200 Meters!

Central Europe’s Spring To Crash Back Into Winter …Snow Expected At Elevations Down To 200 Meters!

So far this week where I live here in the North German flatlands people have woken up to surface frost three times already. And although temperatures are forecast to be pleasant today under sunny conditions, the temperature will drop rapidly come weekend. Source: http://www.wetteronline.de/ Joe Bastardi at his Daily Update here says it’s going to get “as […]

Profound Admission: New Nature Study Shows Models Still Very Embryonic, "Hardly Trustworthy" Says Top Climate Modeler

Profound Admission: New Nature Study Shows Models Still Very Embryonic, “Hardly Trustworthy” Says Top Climate Modeler

Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski held an interview with climate modeling scientist Edouard Zorita of the GKSS Research Center in Geestacht near Hamburg, Germany. Eduardo Zorita, paleoclimatologist, GKSS Research Centre Germany tells Spiegel climate models have a long way to go, much remains poorly understood and that they are hardly trustworthy. Photo:  http://coast.gkss.de/staff/zorita/; CC BY-SA […]

Snow Now A Thing Of Late April. Cold Blast With Possible Snow Set To Grip Central Europe!

Snow Now A Thing Of Late April. Cold Blast With Possible Snow Set To Grip Central Europe!

Not only should we be concerned about the overall cooling that is now in the works for the globe, as we reported here, but for those of us in Central Europe we can now forget about getting out the sundry summer items for at least another week. The frost on my car’s windshield yesterday morning […]

Sea Level Hysteria: German Climate Experts Call Claim Antarctica Could Melt Faster “Crazy Climate Alarmism”!

German scientists Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, authors of the German climate science critical book “Die kalte Sonne”, available in English as “The Ngelected Sun“, call the recent claims made by DeConto et al that Antarctica could melt more quickly than expected: “crazy climate alarmism”. Mt. Herschel Antarctica. Photo by Andrew Mandemaker, CC BY-SA 2.5 […]

“Powerfully Cold La Niña” Coming At Us Like An Express Train …Could Set A New Record!

Schneefan (snow fan) at German climate science critical site wobleibtdieerderwaemung.de here presents the latest analysis of the current ENSO, which shows a powerful La Niña in the works. Three-Year Super La Niña with Global Cooling? – April 2016 ENSO Update Based on an array of data, Schneefan tells readers to expect a La Niña already early […]

“Climate McCarthyism” May Backfire As Large Body Of New Science Shows Claims Of “Consensus” Are An Illusion

The web media have been reporting on how a group of activist attorneys general have recently launched efforts to clamp down on climate science dissent. The science-dissent crackdown is spearheaded by 16 Democrat attorneys general and US Justice Department head Loretta Lynch, who is falling back in part on the powerful federal RICO (anti-racketeering) laws. […]

Early Forecast: Veteran Meteorologist Predicts Harsh 2016/17 Winter, And Worst Hurricane Season In 10 Years!

Early Forecast: Veteran Meteorologist Predicts Harsh 2016/17 Winter, And Worst Hurricane Season In 10 Years!

Ocala, FL (PRWEB) April 13, 2016 – Global Weather Oscillations (GWO) has issued the most accurate hurricane and El Niño predictions by any organization over the past 8 years, and was right on the money with the United States winter predictions and California drought the past 3 winters. Photo: meteorologist David Dilley, GWO With the […]

Climatologists Stunned, Baffled: New Scientific Studies Show Glacier, Ice Sheet Melt Rates "Rapidly Decelerating"!

Climatologists Stunned, Baffled: New Scientific Studies Show Glacier, Ice Sheet Melt Rates “Rapidly Decelerating”!

Note: Title above is that of NoTricksZone, and not of Kenneth Richard. —————————————- Glacier, Ice Sheet Melt Rates Slowing! By Kenneth Richard In recent years glacier and ice sheet melt rates have been rapidly decelerating in several regions of the globe. For illustration only. By Beeblebrox – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11810995 According to published […]

Vencoreweather Meteorology: Global Sea Ice Has "Rebounded In Recent Weeks To Near Normal Levels"! La Nina Storming Back

Vencoreweather Meteorology: Global Sea Ice Has “Rebounded In Recent Weeks To Near Normal Levels”! La Nina Storming Back

Meteorologist Paul Dorian at Vencoreweather.com here has a post on the latest concerning El Nino and global sea ice. Not long ago the warmists and alarmists were jumping and hollering about the drop in Arctic sea ice, accompanied by talk (hope) of an ice-free Arctic. Arctic sea ice rebounds Looks like all the talk was […]