Jan 212016
  • Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers
    by James Agresti on 2019-01-09 at 19:02

    By James D. Agresti January 9, 2019 Opponents of President Trump’s plan to build a wall along much of the Southwest border often argue that it won’t be effective because many illegal immigrants enter the U.S. by using visas. Visas … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Rape Facts and Falsehoods
    by James Agresti on 2018-10-05 at 07:45

    By James D. Agresti October 5, 2018 Abstract In this era of #MeToo and rampant sexual assault allegations, many media outlets, politicians, and scholars are misleading people about the prevalence of rape. They accomplish this by publicizing unscientific studies, mischaracterizing … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Washington Post’s Slander on Hurricanes and Climate Change
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-15 at 19:04

    By James D. Agresti September 15, 2018 The Washington Post editorial board has accused President Trump of being “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, because “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks” of “extreme weather,” and “he continues to dismantle … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Nation of Kiribati Is Growing, Not Sinking
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-10 at 18:41

    By James D. Agresti September 10, 2018 Journalists are traveling to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, because they believe that global warming is causing it to sink into the ocean, and it will soon be gone. However, the people … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Most Federal Employees Are Paid More Than Their Private-Sector Counterparts
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-04 at 15:25

    By James D. Agresti September 4, 2018 Compensation for federal, state, and local government employees cost U.S. taxpayers $1.9 trillion in 2016. This amounts to an average of $15,176 from every household in the United States. President Trump recently moved … Continue reading &rarr […]

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Jan 132016

Dr. Spencer is an internationally recognized climatologist who explains things like why we do not know whether man is causing any climate change or not.

Or, is the planet really warming all over?

Roy Spencer, PhD. Climate Change Research Scientist, Author, Former NASA Scientist

  • Total Lunar Eclipse Time Lapse, January 20-21, 2019
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2019-01-21 at 21:44

    I’ve been wanting to do this kind of time lapse of a lunar eclipse to show just how much change in brightness occurs when the full moon suddenly becomes nearly dark. Most presentations of a lunar eclipse don’t really capture the darkening, just the change in color as the moon transitions from being illuminated by […]

  • Tomorrow’s Total Lunar Eclipse, and a Mystery
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2019-01-19 at 14:26

    Tomorrow night (January 20-21) will present the whole U.S. with a total lunar eclipse, the best one until May 15, 2022. Totality here in Alabama will occur approximately from 10:40 to 11:40 p.m. CST. Clear weather will be restricted mostly to the southeastern U.S., and portions of the Northern Plains and Great Lakes: A Mystery […]

  • Ocean Warming in Climate Models Varies Far More than Recent Study Suggests
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2019-01-17 at 18:58

    I wanted to expand upon something that was mentioned in yesterday’s blog post about the recent Cheng et al. paper which was widely reported with headlines suggesting a newer estimate of the rate of ocean warming is 40% higher than old estimates from the IPCC AR5 report in 2013. I demonstrated that the new dataset […]

  • Media Reports of +40% Adjustment in Ocean Warming Were Greatly Exaggerated
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2019-01-16 at 16:41

    Summary: The recently reported upward adjustment in the 1971-2010 Ocean Heat Content (OHC) increase compared to the last official estimate from the IPCC is actually 11%, not 40%. The 40% increase turns out to be relative to the average of various OHC estimates the IPCC addressed in their 2013 report, most of which were rejected. […]

  • Chuck Todd Devotes an Hour to Attacking a Strawman
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2019-01-03 at 15:18

    or, All Credentialed Journalists are Sex Abusers Chuck Todd, on a recent episode of Meet the Press, highlighted the issue of global warming and climate change. He unapologetically made it clear that he wasn’t interested in hearing from people on the opposing side of the scientific issue, stating: “We’re not going to debate climate change, […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for December 2018: +0.25 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2019-01-02 at 13:50

    2018 was 6th Warmest Year Globally of Last 40 Years The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for December, 2018 was +0.25 deg. C, down a little from +0.28 deg. C in November: Various regional LT departures from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 24 months are: YEAR MO GLOBE NHEM. […]

  • Government Shutdown Delays UAH Global Temperature Update
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2019-01-01 at 12:29

    The NOAA CLASS system we obtain our satellite orbit files (raw data) from has been taken offline until the government shutdown ends. As a result, our UAH monthly global temperature update is delayed. UPDATE: We have a separate data feed and so I’ll be able to post results tomorrow, Jan. 2. […]

  • Giving Credit to Willis Eschenbach
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-12-31 at 14:08

    The non-greenhouse theory of Nikolov (and now Zeller-Nikolov) continues to live on, most recently in this article I’ve been asked about on social media. In short, it is the theory that there really isn’t a so-called “greenhouse effect”, and that the excess planetary surface temperatures on Earth, Venus, and other planets above the Stefan-Boltzmann (SB) […]

  • 2018 6th Warmest Year Globally of Last 40
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-12-20 at 18:03

    Even before our December numbers are in, we can now say that 2018 will be the 6th warmest year in the UAH satellite measurements of global-average lower atmospheric temperatures, at +0.23 deg. C (+0.41 deg. F) above the thirty-year (1981-2010) average. (Jan. 2, 2019 update confirms this.) The following plot ranks all of the years […]

  • The Five Questions Global Warming Policy Must Answer
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-12-18 at 15:49

    It is no secret that I doubt increasing CO2 in the atmosphere will have enough negative effects on the global environment to warrant the extreme cost to humanity of substantially reducing those effects. Note that this statement has both science and energy policy components. In fact, with “global greening” we should consider the possibility of […]

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Jan 132016

“In the realm of ideas there has been no better publication in Australia over the last fifty years than Quadrant magazine.”
— Former Prime Minister John Howard

  • The Inglorious Tenure of a Vice-regal Couple
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-22 at 04:31

    Sir Hughie Edwards arrived to assume the governership of Western Australia as the nation's most decorated war hero, his socialite wife a presumed adornment to his term. As Perth soon discovered, the Queen's representative was an alcoholic, his spouse no better and a Jew-hater to boot. To say their term didn't go well would be an understatement The post The Inglorious Tenure of a Vice-regal Couple appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • The True Deniers
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-21 at 01:12

    Examine each of the beliefs of progressives. Translated into policy and action, none will improve the lot of the developed and civilised Western world. Most will end in suffering and tears. Progressives truly are the high priests of denialism The post The True Deniers appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Catastrophism’s Gold-plated Non-solutions
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-20 at 04:13

    According to the IPCC, all 190-odd Paris signatories will need to at least double their current commitments and then actually achieve them. In other words, stopping global warming is a pipe dream, despite the vast sums that effort consumes and which might be better spent on more realistic environmental goals The post Catastrophism’s Gold-plated Non-solutions appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Carbonphobia, It Goes Against the Grain
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-17 at 07:25

    The Paris agreement obliges Australia to reduce emissions across the board, with cheap electricity the first casualty of the Gaia worshippers' maniacal irrationality. Soon it will be the turn of the agriculture sector. If you think electricity prices are insane, just wait until you see what happens to the price of food The post Carbonphobia, It Goes Against the Grain appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • The Occidental Tourist: Travel Notes From All Over
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-16 at 05:35

    Taiwan's national museum boasts a magnificent jade cabbage which Chiang Kai-shek stuffed in his suitcase before fleeing across the Formosa Strait. Canada also has a cabbage, this one by the name of Justin. And Britain? Well it has vegetables of its own, not least the occupant of 10 Downing Street The post The Occidental Tourist: Travel Notes From All Over appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

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Jan 052016

Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute

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Jan 052016
  • Another Defeat for Imperialist Feminism in Nicaragua

    Thanks to Sandinista government policies of the last eleven years, Nicaragua is on track to become the first country in the world to achieve gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum. But the unrelenting counterfactual attacks on Nicaragua’s government … The post Another Defeat for Imperialist Feminism in Nicaragua appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • Ten Reasons the Ecumenical Patriarchate Made a Huge Mistake in Ukraine

    Pretty soon, the Ecumenical Patriarchate is set to begin an information campaign of why its actions in Ukraine were justified, and how “bad information” in social networks is misportraying this master plan of creating unity and “peace and love in … The post Ten Reasons the Ecumenical Patriarchate Made a Huge Mistake in Ukraine appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • Russia Might Return to the Balkans in a Big (But Controversial) Way

    The highly influential and well-connected Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is proposing that Moscow organize a multilateral conference to re-divide the Balkans along ethnic lines, which would advance the controversial proposal made by former British diplomat Timothy Less in late … The post Russia Might Return to the Balkans in a Big (But Controversial) Way appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • Video: Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals Ten Demands to Damascus

    On January 19, the so-called Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS), an entity established by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in attempt to legalize their control over a part of Syria, released a 10-points long list of demands to the Damascus … The post Video: Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals Ten Demands to Damascus appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • MLK Jr and “Ghetto America”

    Today is the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr‘s birthday. How appropriate to write about one of the most important issues he spoke and marched about: Ghettoes. The 1970s rock group War had a hit song in their ‘The … The post MLK Jr and “Ghetto America” appeared first on Global Research. […]

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Jan 052016
  • Fos Extracts - 2019 Table of Contents

    2019-01-03   StatCan Exposes How Worthless “Green” Industries ArePoll: Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Won’t Motivate Canadians to Switch to More Fuel-efficient TransportationUS Court Rules Against Young Climate ActivistsUS Democrats’ Green New DealThe Greenpeace Business ReportFurious NGOs Sue French Government over Carbon Tax RetreatClimate Skeptics: The Despised MinorityThe World Is Bored with Climate ChangeGermany’s Green Transition Has Hit a Brick WallCan Wind and Solar Replace Fossil Fuels? […]

  • FoS Extracts - 2019

    By: Ian Cameron                 TABLE OF CONTENTS   2019-01-03   StatCan Exposes How Worthless “Green” Industries Are Statistics Canada reported last month that environmental and clean-tech industries accounted for 3.1% of Canada GDP in 2017, about the same as in 2007, despite ten […]

  • IN THE DARK ON RENEWABLES: Rebutting Deloitte and Climate Reality

    Deloitte Insights and Climate Reality have recently issued reports making claims that renewables – especially wind and solar – are as cheap and as reliable as conventional coal-fired or natural-gas-fired power. We demonstrate that these claims are not valid and show that wind and solar exist almost entirely due to preferential government programs and subsidies. Mass deployment of wind and solar can destabilize power grids. Solutions like batteries, flywheels, and pumped hydro are exorbitant in cost. Renewables-plus-storage systems cannot reasonably be scaled up to meet society’s demand for reliable power. […]

  • Faulty Premises = Poor Public Policy on Climate; IPCC SR15

    Climate science is a complex blend of chaotic, dynamic systems. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summary Report 15 (SR15) attempts to predict the implications of a 1.5°Celsius (C) rise in Global Surface Mean Temperatures (GSMT) over the temperature of the pre-industrial era. The focus of the report is on the influence of human industrial emissions of carbon dioxide as the assumed driver of climate change and recent warming. Despite the number of scientists involved, science can go astray for no other reason than a singular focus through ‘the same lens. The IPCC SR15 proposes that industry and taxpayers pay a carbon price of $880 per tonne on carbon dioxide emissions in 2030, but the actual benefit, in terms of an assumed lower temperature, would only be worth at most $4. […]

  • Open Letter to the World on Climate Change

    This “Climate Change” discussion focuses on the basic data (average global temperature, atmospheric CO2 concentrations and changes in solar activity) and their relationships. The discussion approaches the subject from a logical, easy to understand non-ideological viewpoint. The deeper technical discussions are kept to a minimum. The discussion is also a great resource that points out sites that show you how much ice is in the Antarctic/Arctic, the trends of extreme weather, etc. (with links provided). You shouldn’t just rely on the media. The discussion does contain opinions but the focus is the data. And the data does not support CO2 as a primary driver of climate change. CO2 does play a role in “Climate Change” but the natural cycles (related to direct and indirect solar activity) dominate the historical data and will continue to dominate the earth’s future climate. Unfortunately, society is ignoring the coming Grand Solar Minimum. The associated cooling (already underway) will be far more negative than any warming due to CO2. […]

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