Misc.

Study: German Scientists Conclude 20th Century Warming “Nothing Unusual” …Foresee “Global Cooling Until 2080″!

The Die kalte Sonne site here features a worrisome essay by German climate scientists Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, Dr. Alexander Hempelmann and Carl Otto Weiss. They carefully examined climate changes of the past and have found that the recent changes (of the last 40 years are nothing out of the ordinary and that we need to worry about […]

For Quality Life, Health And Virility, Ignore The Decades-Long Scientific Medical Consensus On Nutrition

UPDATE: Some have been claiming that I’m on a so-called paleo-diet. But that is not accurate. I guess I may be on something that resembles to a significant extent a paleo-diet, but it is not. I eat a fair amount of dairy products, which cavepeople didn’t eat. I thought the following was interesting: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-paleo-diet-has-it-wrong-cavemen-did-eat-carbs-2015-08-18. ================================== […]

"We Are Now Starting To See A Dramatic Cooling In The Arctic", Says Former NOAA Meteorologist ..."Extremely Cold" From 2025 To 2050!

“We Are Now Starting To See A Dramatic Cooling In The Arctic”, Says Former NOAA Meteorologist …”Extremely Cold” From 2025 To 2050!

Trillions are being spent on the completely wrong scenario, an independent veteran meteorologist implies. Instead of warming, we need to worry about the coming 125-year cool period, which has already begun. A former National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist has spoken out in a just released 49-minute video that looks at climate change and what lies […]

Recovery Day

I just got back to Germany earlier today after spending 2 weeks out in the states. The overnight transatlantic flights after such a period always give me major jetlag. I’m not the type that sleeps on planes and I don’t cope well at all with the time shifts. Lots of photos here to tell you […]

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Aversion To Debate

Dr. Sebastian Lüning’s and Professor Fritz Vahrenholt’s “Die kalte Sonne” site here bring us a perfect example illustrating how debate losers like to handle debate: simply declare it over and walk away. (Translated and edited by P Gosselin) =========================== The Heinrich Böll Foundation runs a climate blog called “Klima der Gerechtigkeit (Climate of Justice). Author Lili Fuhr […]

Global Temperature Stuck 18 Years And 7 Months, “Oceans To Bring Cooling Phase in Near Future”

Just a quick post today, German site wobleibtdieglobaleererwaermung here writes that whenever one observes a number of datasets, they have one thing in common: There’s no detectable CO2 warming, and there”s verzylittle out there suggesting the warming will continue. Most temperature datasets don’t show warming, sea ice doesn”t show it, lower troposphere temperature data do […]

Cooling Atlantic Trend: Iceland Sees Coldest Summer in More Than 20 Years... "Cold Period Taking Over"

Cooling Atlantic Trend: Iceland Sees Coldest Summer in More Than 20 Years… “Cold Period Taking Over”

The Iceland Monitor website here writes the North Alantic island is having its coldest summer in more than 20 years. According to the site: The first thirteen weeks of summer this year have been the coldest in Reykjavik in over twenty years, reveals Icelandic meteorologist Trausti Jónsson. The northern city of Akureyri fares even worse […]

Back In Business!

After a few days being crippled, it looks like we’re back on track! I haven’t checked everything, but so far it looks to be in order. Permalinks are working and readers can once again comment. Social media stud Markus S. put the NTZ house back in order and we’re even back to the original theme! Thanks Markus, […]

The Mess At WordPress

There’s a huge problem not only with my NTZ site, but it appears to have affected thousands of other sites running with WordPress. I need more time (which I don’t have) to muddle through this sh!t.  Sorry about the troubles. Sarah Gooding best describes the WordPress situation: “WordPress 4.2.3, a critical security release, was automatically […]

Minister Slams German Government’s Green Energy Reform Plan: “Nonsense…Little To Do With Reality”!

As more wildly fluctuating solar and wind energy is fed into the German power grid, the question of how to prevent blackouts has been elevated to urgent. Germany’s weekly Die Zeit recently published an interview with Franz Untersteller, Environment Minister of the state of Baden Wurttemberg. He claims “electrical power supply will be tight“. The […]

German Media Silent On Planned Parenthood’s Dealings With “Unviable Tissue”, Süddeutsche Bemoans “Attack Campaign”

O/T I’ve been waiting patiently for the German media to react to the explosive undercover video of a Planned Parenthood (PP) director, Deborah Nucatola, rolled by the Center for Medical Progress. Warning – not easy to watch for people who even have just an inkling of compassion or any sense of humanity: Sadly all this evil […]

Cold Realities Of The DWD German Weather Service’s Warmed Up Press Releases

Germany’s DWD National Weather Service has developed a nasty habit of putting out warmed up press releases for announcing monthly mean data, and then later very quietly revising the data downwards. Result: the public believes that warming is happening when in fact there really isn’t any. German skeptic site wobleibtdieglobaleerwaermung (whereistheglobalwarming) writes a post titled: “What’s wrong […]

June 12, 1987: “A Question Of Freedom For All Mankind…Mr. Gorbachov, Tear Down This Wall”

UPDATE: http://www.thelocal.de/20150612/reagan-to-gorbachev-tear-down-this-wall ======================================== Sorry for the interruption in blogging and comment moderation over the past 24 or so hours – I was a bit swamped by other things. But now things are back on track. I’ll be posting back at normal speed tomorrow. Though I missed the anniversary date by two days, The following video is […]

NoTricksZone Moves To A New WordPress Theme

No, you have not landed on the wrong site. NoTricksZone has simply switched to a new WordPress theme. The old hybrid theme was getting too many problems with each WordPress version update and so it was high time to change. I know the new look will take some getting used to, but as far as […]

NoTricksZone WordPress Site Update: Facelift / New Theme In The Pipeline

Since last week the NoTricksZone site has been experiencing technical difficulties, which all seem to be rooted to WordPress version updates. The new updates just don’t seem to be working well anymore with the Hybrid theme I’ve been using for almost 5 years now. Last weekend the site was down over 30 hours. This, according […]

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: Today’s Weather Patterns Seen In The Past, Asks: “Has NCEP Suddenly Become A Denier?”

Most readers here know Joe Bastardi, the veteran meteorologist at Weatherbell who has a knack of getting his longer term seasonal forecasts correct far more often than not. In a reader comment he replies to warmists’ claims on ocean cycles, particularly to David Appell. I’ve upgraded his comment (with slight editing) as a post. Question for David […]

HAPPY EASTER!

No blogging today. Just want to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Thanks for all the kind words in yesterday’s post. It really means a lot to me and encourages me to keep blogging.

Climate Science And Energy Policy News From Germany Site ‘NoTricksZone’ Turns 5! Thank You, Readers!

A couple of days ago NoTricksZone turned 5. The first post was published on April 2, 2010. This blog was inspired by Donna Laframboise of No Frakking Consensus after I had been part of a group of volunteers who helped her check the literature on which the conclusions of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report were based […]

Dead At Birth! German Warmist Scientists Slap Down Rahmstorf/Mann AMOC Paper: “Offers No Strong Indication”

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research has been loudly trumpeting its latest paper on Atlantic ocean overturning circulation today, claiming there’s been an “exceptional twentieth-century slowdown“. The authors, who include Stefan Rahmstorf and Michael E. Mann, even suggest that the “possible cause of the weakening is climate change“. Some sites, like Climate Central here, have […]

Israeli Astrophysicist Nir Shaviv: “Solar Activity Responsible For About Half Of 20th Century Global Warming”

Israeli scientist Nir Shaviv recently posted at his site an article on the effects of cosmic radiation on climate. At the end he summarizes: The results have two particularly interesting implications. First, they bring yet another link between the galactic environment and the terrestrial climate. Although there is no direct evidence that cosmic rays are […]