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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Posted in Weather | 84 Comments

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 surfacestations.org, 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