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Nothing new under the sun

Posted on December 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
The climate change wars have several historical precedents — right down to the nastiness and idiocy Both Nicolaus Copernicus and Albert Einstein became the target of ridicule after they proposed theories ...

March 2010 was warmest on record

Posted on April 17th by Tom Yulsman. 2
As the map above shows, this past March was quite toasty, with the global average temperature of the land and ocean surfaces registering as the warmest on record, the ...

Snow in the U.K. — as most of globe gripped by unusual warmth

Posted on April 13th by Tom Yulsman.
The upper left map shows how the January through March mean surface temperature of the globe varied from the long-term mean. It was the second warmest such period in ...

The paranoid style in American climate politics

Posted on April 6th by Tom Yulsman. 9
Brett Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote a column in today's Wall Street Journal [subscription required] that brought me right back to the 1960s and 1970s. That was ...

El Niño, climate change and the East Coast storms

Posted on February 26th by Tom Yulsman. 2
By seeking the "other side" to complex science, journalists sow confusion and amplify extreme claims Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research speaking today to the Ted Scripps ...

Jones: Warming since 1995 not statistically significant

Posted on February 13th by Tom Yulsman. 25
But skeptics misuse this statement to claim there has been no warming In an interview with the BBC, Phil Jones, the embattled director of the British Climatic Research Unit, said ...

N.Y. Times makes a mess of politics and science right on page 1

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 9
A photo by Senator James Inhofe of the igloo he and his family built on Capitol Hill, from his Facebook page. Is he a climate expert? The N.Y. ...

Have reporters “played poodle to their sources” on global warming?

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 3
That's what British science writer Matt Ridley claims in a short post at the U.K. edition of the Spectator online. While journalists argue that tenacious, in-depth reporting is suffering as ...

Arctic melt season is getting longer

Posted on January 30th by Tom Yulsman.
The climate bats last — again These images show how the melt-season for Arctic sea ice changed between 1979 and 2007. The image on the left shows changes to the ...

The climate bats last

Posted on January 27th by Tom Yulsman. 5
While a patently false prediction by the IPCC about Himalayan Glaciers reverberates politically, glaciers worldwide continue to lose mass at a rapid rate. Meanwhile, a multi-year drought tightens its ...

Whither global cooling?

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman. 2
As the deep chill eases, what lessons do the Yankees and Red Sox hold for the debate over global warming? (For the answer, make sure to read to the end.) Read More →

Another scientist caught in the maw of climate politics — and yellow journalism

Posted on January 12th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Do the cold temperatures gripping large parts of the Northern Hemisphere herald the arrival of 20-30 years of global cooling? That's what two articles in the Daily Mail claim. ...

Feeling cold? Consider Baffin Island for a (relatively) balmy get-away

Posted on January 5th by Tom Yulsman. 5
Arctic air is sweeping south and enveloping an increasing portion of the lower 48 states. On Monday, the low in International Falls, Minnesota, plunged to negative 37 degrees, the coldest ...

Heating up

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman.
As the the map above illustrates, from September to November, the Earth overall was considerably warmer than the 1961-1990 base period. But there were three exceptions: parts of ...

Monckton calls young Jewish climate activist a “Hitler Youth”

Posted on December 10th by Tom Yulsman. 5
I have a question for the climate skeptics who have been visiting this site in large numbers over the last couple of days: What do you think of Christopher Monckton's ...