Monthly Archives: October 2008

Tibet’s ‘worst snowstorm ever’, 7 killed

More harbinger of the Northern Hemisphere winter to come? A bulldozer cleans snow on the Sichuan-Tibet road in Nyingchi, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region Oct. 30, 2008. (Xinhua Photo) LHASA, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — The death toll has risen to … Continue reading

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WUWT visitor traffic holding steady

You may remember last month I posted adjusted numbers for WUWT due to a SPAM attack, dropping my September count by about 50K: SEPTEMBER NUMBERS Click for full sized image For September 2008 the total was 846,193 page views, up … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 15 Comments

Arctic sea ice continues rebound

When we last checked in to the Nansen Sea Ice Graphs, it looked like they were heading towards the “normal” line in a hurry. Ice area seems to still be on that trend, while extent seems to be leveling off … Continue reading

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New essay claims- “Not to Worry: Solar Magnetic Activity for Cycle 24 Is Increasing”

So far, SC24 solar magnetic activity has been in a relative funk. See my post on this very issue from last month. Leif Svalgaard points out this new paper in AGU from Keating, and kindly placed a copy on his … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 73 Comments

Creepy Climate Change for Halloween

I’m sure we’ll see other dead people talking about climate change soon. Jerry Garcia perhaps? Albert Einstein, John Lennon, why maybe even John Wayne could be utilized. I can see him now, “Listen up Pilgrim…climate change is gonna kill you … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Ridiculae | 51 Comments

Hard lesson about solar realities for NOAA / NASA

Hard lesson about solar realities for NOAA / NASA Reposted here: October 30th, 2008 by Warwick Hughes The real world sunspot data remaining quiet month after month are mocking the curved red predictions of NOAA and about to slide underneath. … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 233 Comments

How not to measure temperature part 73, in the middle of nowhere

The idea with measuring climate accurately, is to get as far away as possible from human/urban influences so that those things don’t bias the readings of the thermometer. For example, on my way from Las Vegas to Reno this week, … Continue reading

Posted in Weather_stations | 26 Comments

MIT scientists baffled by global warming theory, contradicts scientific data

Many people have pointed me to this story, I wanted to read about it a bit before posting it.  Almost two years ago, when this blog was in its very first month, I posted this story on the puzzling leveling … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 73 Comments

NOAA: U.S. breaks or ties 115 cold and sets 63 new snowfall records

Of course many of you that live in this weather already know this, but there is an early start to winter this year, not only in the USA, but also in London, where it snowed in October for the first … Continue reading

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Snow blankets London for Global Warming debate – first October Snow in over 70 years

Two Stories for you, one about the snow itself, and the other about climate law being debated and passed in the middle of the unusual snow.- Anthony London has first October snow in over 70 years From the Guardian Cold … Continue reading

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UHI is real, in Reno at least

A couple of days ago there was a guest post from Russ Steele citing a California study “Feeling the Heat” on global warming that just didn’t seem to add up.  One of the stations cited as having climate change related … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Weather_stations | 147 Comments

EcoAmerica Poll: Climate skeptics are the majority, not the minority

Only 18 percent of survey respondents strongly believe that climate change is real, human-caused and harmful. Yes you read that correctly, it is all in this article on the Nature Conservancy webpage. And that goes along with what was discovered … Continue reading

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Shocker: Solar panel manufacturing creates potent GHG’s

I used to be really big on solar energy, putting panels on my house as well as a local school when I was on the school board. But that may all be for naught. There’s a new boogeyman in the world … Continue reading

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Chill in the air: record low temps in 10 states

As many readers know, we’ve had an earlier than normal start to fall weather in the USA, and the cold just keeps on coming. Here is a summary of record low temperatures seen recently, courtesy of this website called IceAgeNow. … Continue reading

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New theory predicts the largest ozone hole over Antarctica will occur this month – cosmic rays at fault

From a University of Waterloo press release (h/t to commenter Rob) WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008) — A University of Waterloo scientist says that cosmic rays are a key cause for expanding the hole in the ozone layer over … Continue reading

Posted in Ozone, Science | 123 Comments

Feeling the Heat, is it real or is it ASOS?

Guest post by Russ Steele (Note Russ was the very first volunteer for, I’m traveling today, so I’ll comment later on this investigation. – Anthony) Feeling the Heat was published by Environment California a non-profit group a few weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather_stations | 39 Comments

A Gathering of “Skeptics”

Posted by Dee Norris Mark your calendars. The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change returns to New York City on March 8th, 2009. The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change will serve as a platform for scientists and policy analysts … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Climate_change, Education, Science, Sea ice, Solar | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 285 Comments

Gore using his “We” website to “get out the vote”

I remember once having an argument on this blog with someone who claimed Al Gore was “no longer political” but now was “all about science”. Erasing all doubt, Gore’s “We” campaign announced today a series of webcasts to America’s youth … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Climate_change, Politics | 54 Comments

Scotch Tape emits X-Rays: film at 11

Now here’s a science story you don’t hear every day. Simple scotch tape pulled off it’s reel in a vacuum makes x-rays powerful enough to image this finger. NEW YORK -AP- Just two weeks after a Nobel Prize highlighted theoretical … Continue reading

Posted in Fun_stuff, Science | 51 Comments

Sea ice area approaching the edge of normal standard deviation

10/31 NEWS: See updated graphs here UPDATED: 10/22/08 The new images below are even closer Watching arctic sea ice rebound this year has been exciting, more so since a few predictions and expeditions predicated on a record low sea ice … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Sea ice | 266 Comments

Contributor/Blogger Prognostications of Future Temperature Trends

Guest post by Bob Tisdale Near the current end of the thread titled National Post: Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof Allan asked, “What is your global average temperature prediction for the next several decades?”  There were a few responses, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 117 Comments

Grief: It’s what’s for dinner

What happens when food, dogma, a green chef, and a Ph.D. collide? Why a scientifically based feel good cookbook, that’s what. How this cookbook review ended up on the website Energy Bulletin I have no idea. But the description is … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae | 71 Comments

Researchers find arctic may have had less ice 6000-7000 years ago

I love field work. I think any climate scientist that basically becomes a data jockey should be forced to go out and examine real world measurement systems and weather stations once a year so that they don’t lose touch with … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Sea ice | 179 Comments

Tamino’s Folly – Temperatures did drop this past decade

Guest Post by Jeff Id: “Tamino” has made a couple of posts on how the last 10 year drop in temperature is not statistically significant, so it isn’t real. He went too far in his last one and began claiming … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 95 Comments

Sun’s protective ‘bubble’ is shrinking

From the UK Telegraph – source link The protective bubble around the sun that helps to shield the Earth from harmful interstellar radiation is shrinking and getting weaker, NASA scientists have warned. By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 9:23AM … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 384 Comments

UK Telegraph falls prey to photo cherry picking

They say a picture is worth a thousand words right? Depending on what you are trying to present, that picture can make or break any presentation. So it was with great interest that I noticed this picture in the article … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Science, Sea ice | 110 Comments

National Post: Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof

Click for larger image Posted: October 20, 2008 Lorne Gunter, National Post – source article here In early September, I began noticing a string of news stories about scientists rejecting the orthodoxy on global warming. Actually, it was more like … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 122 Comments

New Paper from Roy Spencer: PDO and Clouds

Global Warming as a Natural Response to Cloud Changes Associated with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) Reposted here from UPDATED – 10/20/08 See discussion section 4 by Roy W. Spencer (what follows is a simplified version of a paper … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 137 Comments

Ice Reality Check: Arctic Ice Now 31.3% Over Last Year, plus Scientists Counter Latest Arctic ‘Record’ Warmth Claims as ‘Pseudoscience’

10/17/2007 5,663,125 square kilometers 10/17/2008 7,436,406 square kilometers Δice = 1,773,281 sqkm or 31.3% more than last year Source data here: (Excel file) UPDATE 10/22: The trend has entered the point where last year’s recovery started to get closer … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Sea ice | 188 Comments

Can Oyster Art Curb Global Warming?

by John Goetz Here is an fun press release I ran across on If Ms. Haseltine is successful in her project, we might see more local produce on the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar menu. But will it actually … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Fun_stuff | 45 Comments

NSIDC’s Dr. Walt Meier answers reader questions on sea ice

From Steve Goddard: Thanks again to Dr. Meier from NSIDC for answering questions, and for offering to do a follow-up. From Anthony: Responses from Dr. Meier are in italics. I’ve added a poll that you can answer after reading this. … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Sea ice | 252 Comments

Obama to Declare Carbon Dioxide Dangerous Pollutant

In my opinion, this is lunacy – Obama’s thinking is completely off the rails now. He cites a new energy plan in August, then cripples it from the start with this sort of thinking. – Anthony From Bloomberg News: Obama … Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice now 28.7% higher than this date last year – still rallying

10/14/2008 7,064,219 square kilometers 10/14/2007 5,487,656 square kilometers A difference of: 1,576,563 square kilometers, now in fairness, 2008 was a leap year, so to avoid that criticism, the value of 6,857,188 square kilometers can be used which is the 10/13/08 value, … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Sea ice | 132 Comments

Alaska glaciers on the rebound

Bad weather was good for Alaska glaciers MASS BALANCE: For decades, summer snow loss has exceeded winter snowfall. By CRAIG MEDRED (10/13/08 23:08:04) Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather | 54 Comments

St. Andrews Golf Course Doomed by Global Warming

Posted by John Goetz Speculation abounds that the St Andrews golf course in Scotland will disappear by mid-century – a scant 42 years from now – due to global warming. From Water hazard: how global warming could sink St … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Ridiculae | 93 Comments