Monthly Archives: March 2008

Evidence of a Significant Solar Imprint in Annual Globally Averaged Temperature Trends – Part 2

NEW An update to this has been made here: evidence of a lunisolar influence on decadal and bidecadal oscillations in globally averaged temperature trends Part II By Basil Copeland and Anthony Watts In Part I, we presented evidence of a … Continue reading

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Joe Bastardi on 60 Minutes and Gore

Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi of AccuWeather on Al Gore’s 60 minutes interview: I am absolutely astounded that someone who refuses to publicly debate anyone on this matter and has no training in the field narrated a movie where frames of … Continue reading

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Solar Cycle 23 Forecasts – The Movie

Click image for movie – note download is large 2.4MB A guest post by Michael Ronayne Note: Mike has created a movie (solar_cycle_23-24_sunspots.gif large (2.4MB) animated GIF) that shows how the cycle 23 forecast has progressed through time. Given that NASA’s … Continue reading

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Silent Protest of Light

A couple of comments have mentioned the global “turn off your lights” night. Lubos Motl at the Reference Frame has a suggestion Earth Hour: turn your lights on at 8 p.m. Tonight, at 8 p.m. local time, you should turn on … Continue reading

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Gore to throw insults on 60 minutes

There will be a story featuring Al Gore and his climate views on CBS 60 minutes this weekend. Normally I don’t pay much heed to this program, but Gore is publicly calling those who question the science “…almost like the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: New sunspots, but still solar cycle 23 spots

  Click for magnified view of the sun showing the most recent spot. Sunspot 987, 988, and now newly emerging 989 are shown above. With all being near the equator, they are still a cycle 23 spots. A cycle 24 spot would be … Continue reading

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Evidence of a Significant Solar Imprint in Annual Globally Averaged Temperature Trends – Part 1

NEW An update to this has been made here: evidence of a lunisolar influence on decadal and bidecadal oscillations in globally averaged temperature trends NOTE: This essay represents a collaboration over a period of a week via email between myself and Basil … Continue reading

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How not to measure temperature, part 54: Los Angeles, the city

Please click the picture then continue reading. This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I study weather stations here. I carry a thermometer. My name’s Anthony. The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to … Continue reading

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The Solar to Global Warming Connection – A short essay

My good friend Jim Goodridge, former state climatologist for California, came to visit yesterday to offer some help on my upcoming trip, as well as to talk shop a bit about the state of affairs on climate change. He had previously authored … Continue reading

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Snow and Storms at Easter in Europe, Canada, and USA

More indicators of a colder than normal winter continuing in the northern hemisphere. From the London Telegraph: Britain is enduring its most miserable Easter for 25 years as Arctic winds sweep in, bringing snow, hail and sleet. Easter Sunday temperatures … Continue reading

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Deja Vu all over again: climate worries of today also happened in the 20′s and 30′s

Two days ago I highlighted a news story from the Washington Post Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt dated from November 2nd 1922. That brought a flood of interest and some other interesting finds along with it … Continue reading

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The Sloppy Science of Global Warming

A guest post by Roy. W. Spencer While a politician might be faulted for pushing a particular agenda that serves his own purposes, who can fault the impartial scientist who warns us of an imminent global-warming Armageddon? After all, the … Continue reading

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New solar cycle 24 goalpost established

As I mentioned a few days ago, there was a panel that NASA convened to look at solar cycle 23/24 predictions. From this story on space.com where they talk about the opposing views solar scientists have for cycle 24 they … Continue reading

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Bristlecone Pines: Treemometers or rain gauges ?

Over on Climate Audit, Steve McIntyre has been making a series of posts that have been putting the final nails in the coffin for Michael Mann’s MBH98 paper. This paper was responsible for the famous hockey stick graph which is based on … Continue reading

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How not to measure temperature, part 53: Find the NOAA thermometer in this picture

Click picture to find the thermometer One of the things learned from the http://www.surfacestations.org project is how the conversion of standard mercury thermometers in Stevenson Screens to the newer MMTS type electronic thermometers has resulted in many USHCN stations being … Continue reading

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You ask, I provide. November 2nd, 1922. Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt.

Roger Carr recently wrote in comments: HELP WANTED: I am trying to purchase (or plunder) a full copy of this story, mentioned here on this forum: A Washington, D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress … Continue reading

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I need a little help

I’m often amazed at the reach this blog has been getting worldwide. Last month, I found it hitting almost a quarter million visits. This month it is on track to exceed 300,000. And you never know who will drop by. … Continue reading

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Poll: majority of British say they are being snookered

The London Times conducted a broad poll. In it was an interesting question: The government is imposing ‘green taxes’ as an excuse to raise money rather than to help save the environment The answer was quite telling:

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To Tell The Truth: Will the Real Global Average Temperature Trend Please Rise? Part 3

To Tell The Truth: Will the Real Global Average Temperature Trend Please Rise? Part III A guest post by Basil Copeland Again, I want to thank Anthony for the kind invitation to guest blog these musings about what is going … Continue reading

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Sun still blank, no sign of cycle 24

This is a quick post since I’m caught up in a lot of work this weekend. Moderation will be slow so don’t be worried if your posts don’t show for several hours. Last month I wrote: ——————— From this story … Continue reading

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