Monthly Archives: February 2008

Travel Hockey

I’m travelling the next few days, moderation will be spotty. After tomorrow, you may find that comments may go for 12 -18 hours or more without approval. In the meantime, you can debunk my own “hockey stick”. click for larger image Thanks … Continue reading

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Posted in Announcements | 24 Comments

Interesting plots of temperature trends: the 4 global temperature metrics according to Basil

I don’t have a lot of time today, but I found this interesting. Commenter “Basil” has offered this for discussion. So I’m putting this up without comment on my part. See also the decadal trends table below. Have at it folks. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 26 Comments

Sun blank again

Just two days after sunspot 983 was reported, it has now disappeared. They just aren’t sticking around like they used to. This is yet another indication of the bottomed out solar minima we are in. It will be very interesting to … Continue reading

Posted in Science | 27 Comments

This La Niña Likely to Have Legs

As I mentioned in my post here about one of the satellite data sets (RSS) that showed a marked cooling globally in 2008, La Niña and PDO seem to be drivers of this change. Here is Joe D’Aleo’s take on it below. - … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather | 40 Comments

A look at temperature anomalies for all 4 global metrics: Part 1

NOTE: Please note that part 2 is now online, please see it here. I recently plotted all four global temperature metrics (GISS, HadCRUT, UAH, RSS) to illustrate the magnitude of the global temperature drop we’ve seen in the last 12 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science, Weather | 91 Comments

Frost on Fire and Ice

I found this over on Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor. It seemed fitting given the discussion as of late.  Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those … Continue reading

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Now THIS is interesting: Pielke on Dr. Joanne Simpson

The Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. weblog today includes a letter from Dr. Joanne Simpson, recently retired.  He calls her “among the most preeminent scientists of the last 100 years”. It seems that she really spoke her mind on the subject … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science, Technology | 127 Comments

First sunspot in weeks is still related to solar cycle 23

Calling cycle 24, calling cycle 24……where are you?  Image from SOHO, inset added by the author The SIDC in Belgium just issed an end to their “all quiet alert” :Issued: 2008 Feb 26 1255 UTC :Product: documentation at #——————————————————————–# … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 49 Comments

Over 500 USHCN Climate Stations Now Surveyed

The survey project continues to move forward, even in these cold and snowy winter months. I’m pleased to announce that we have just passed the 500 mark for surveyed stations. Now with 41.1% of the network surveyed comprising 502 stations … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Weather_stations | 17 Comments

Yet another inconvenient story ignored by the MSM.

Mount Kilamanjaro – Tanzania, Africa – still snowy. Photo by Neil Modie, January 2008 Last week, I broke the story of a press release issued by NOAA where they publish an opinion smashing any link between hurricanes and global warming … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Politics | 53 Comments

Big Pacific Storm Headed In: Watch its progress live

Uh oh… You can click on the “animate this image link” under the photo to set it in motion. This photo from last night, the animated loop is current. More at and click on weather link. Animate this image >>> … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | 11 Comments

NOAA: Hurricane frequency and global warming NOT the cause of increased destruction

From a NOAA press release that came out to me via email just minutes ago: —– Original Message —– From: “NOAA News Releases” <> To: <> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:27 PM Subject: NOAA: Increased Hurricane Losses Due to More … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Politics, Science | 73 Comments

January 2008 – 4 sources say “globally cooler” in the past 12 months

January 2008 was an exceptional month for our planet, with a significant cooling, especially since January 2007 started out well above normal. January 2008 capped a 12 month period of global temperature drops on all of the major well respected … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather | 321 Comments

Another Global Temp Index Dives in Jan08, this time HadCRUT

The global surface temperature anomaly data from the UK Hadley Climate Research Unit (Temp anomaly is plotted below) has just been released, and it shows a significant drop in the global temperature anomaly in January 2008, to just 0.034°C, just … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Climate_change, Weather | 37 Comments

Decaying spy sat shoot-down may coincide with Wednesday’s lunar eclipse

Two big things will/may happen in space Wednesday. A total lunar eclipse visible over much of the United States that evening, and a possible attempt by the NAVY to shoot down the defunct spy satellite USA193. “Lacrosse” radar spy satellite, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | 8 Comments

You ask, I provide. Glossary of climate terms now online.

Ultimate175 writes: Anthony, I enjoy perusing your site most days, and I’ve learned a lot.  Any subject that carries this much political, social, and/or cultural baggage deserves all the skepticism it gets.  Count me a skeptic.  I was wondering, being … Continue reading

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Thanks to all my readers!

My first 100K unique visits month, and the month isn’t even over yet! Stay tuned, more interesting topics coming your way…

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Weather Stations in Korea

While looking at information about the NASA GISS methodology of using night time DOD satellite photos to count street lights around weather stations to use as a way of assigning an “urban bias”, I came across this night time satellite photo: … Continue reading

Posted in Fun_stuff | 14 Comments

Cedarville and GISS adjustments

I got to thinking from discussions with Steve Mosher and others at Climate Audit about just what sort of adjustments might be made to a place with a good record and little in the way of station moves, and that … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather_stations | 43 Comments

How not to measure temperature, part 52: Another UFA sighted in Arizona

My post How not to measure temperature, part 51 was also cross posted over at Climate Audit, and has created quite a stir when Atmoz, who is at the University of Arizona, tried to demonstrate that the temperature spike shown … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather_stations | 27 Comments