Monthly Archives: December 2008

Ending the year on an up note

I thought about writing a year end recap, but then I saw my traffic count for the month at 00 GMT (4PM PST), and thought that would do just as well at telling the story for this year. After a … Continue reading

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Posted in Announcements | 95 Comments

2008 Ends Spotless and with 266 Spotless Days, the #2 Least Active Year Since 1900, Portends Cooling

From ICECAP By Joseph D’Aleo CCM, AMS Fellow 2008 will be coming to a close with yet another spotless days according to the latest solar image. This will bring the total number of sunspotless days this month to 28 and … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar, Uncategorized | 250 Comments

The Ice in Greenland is Growing

Old Radar Sites In Greenland Show Icecap Growth Over the Years (And let’s not forget what we’ve learned about the temperature reporting from the DEW line Radar Stations – Anthony) By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow Though the ice may … Continue reading

Posted in Snow, Weather | 90 Comments

Met Office recycles last years PR: 2009 to be one of the warmest on record

LONDON (Reuters) – Next year is set to be one of the top-five warmest on record, British climate scientists said on Tuesday. The average global temperature for 2009 is expected to be more than 0.4 degrees celsius above the long-term … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Climate_change | 67 Comments

Temperatures could drop to 50 below zero in parts of Alaska

More anecdotal weather news of a colder and more brutal winter. From the Juneau Empire, Juneau Alaska Bitter cold moves in to Interior – Temperatures could drop to 50 below zero in parts of Alaska Meanwhile, in other news: Roofs … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | 28 Comments

Pielke Sr. takes on the London Times over erroneous climate reporting – says “warming has stopped for at least 4 years”

From the blog of Roger Pielke Sr. http://climatesci.org/ Erroneous News Article In The Times Filed under: Climate Science Reporting — Roger Pielke Sr. @ 7:00 am Thanks to Andrew Forster of Local Transport Today in the UK for alerting us to the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, media, Science | 39 Comments

The Worst Climate Predictions of 2008

And yet to play out, let’s also not forget Al Gore’s 2008 prediction: “Entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years” -Anthony By Dennis Avery  in the Canada Free Press “2008 will be the hottest year in a … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Ridiculae | 168 Comments

Christy: Satellite data shows Earth’s climate is changing unevenly

From the USA Today Weather Blog This has been in my inbox for a couple of weeks, so on a fairly quiet day for weather, I thought I’d put this out there. John Christy of the University of Alabama-Huntsville reported … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 97 Comments

Don Easterbrook’s AGU paper on potential global cooling

Don sent me his AGU paper for publication and discussion here on WUWT, and I’m happy to oblige – Anthony Abstracts of American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco  Dec., 2008 Solar Influence on Recurring Global, Decadal, Climate Cycles Recorded … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, PDO, Science | 140 Comments

NASA’s twist on global sea ice loss

NASA’s updated data appears to suggest the annual rate of global polar ice loss has actually decreased Greenland’s Riviera – their green southwest. Will another Maunder minimum grip the region in cages of ice again, or will bells ring in the portside … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 234 Comments

Blizzard traps thousands in India

More nasty weather in the northern hemisphere. It seems to be “piling up”.  This event caught many off-guard and unprepared. (h/t to Philip_B) Rescued tourists wait for government vehicles to take them back to Gangtok. Telegraph picture Thousands trapped in … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | 57 Comments

Snowfall immobilizes rural communities in eastern, central Turkey

It appears this winter is rough not only in the USA, but elsewhere,. Significant snowfalls were also seen in 2002 and 2004.  From Today’s Zaman: Snowfall immobilizes rural communities in eastern, central Turkey Cold weather and heavy snowfall brought daily … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | 69 Comments

Spotting NOAA’s USHCN climate stations with Google Street Level View

When I first started the surfacestations.org project, this Google Street level view tool was just a concept, now I’m actually able to find USHCN stations with it such as this one in Manassa, Colorado: Click image for interactive Google Earth … Continue reading

Posted in Weather_stations | 59 Comments

Half of the USA is covered in snow

This is something you don’t see every day. We recently heard that Canada had a white Christmas EVERYWHERE, the first time in four decades. Here we see that the USA has an increased albedo (surface reflectivity) for about 1/2 of … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | 119 Comments

The 12 Days of Global Warming

Courtesy of Minnesotans for Global Warming, this entertaining video for today. Merry Christmas everyone, stay warm!

Posted in Fun_stuff | 72 Comments

NSIDC issues documentation corrections – WUWT guest post a catalyst

You may recall the guest post from Jeff Id of the Air Vent I carried about a week ago called Global Sea Ice Trend Since 1979 – surprising In that post, a note of correction was issued because that we … Continue reading

Posted in Sea ice | 74 Comments

Scientists warn Christmas lights harm the planet

From the “bah humbug department”. I have nothing against energy efficiency, I have LED’s myself and I didn’t even put them up this year. But, timing is everything, and people already stress out during holidays. Adding a guilt trip over … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Energy, Ridiculae | 113 Comments

NOAA Determines Ribbon Seals Should Not be Listed as Endangered – say ice will continue to form

(Note: image above and my emphasis added below. What is unlcear is what climate models the reviewed and whether they accepted or rejected it’s results.  – Anthony) Contact:          Sheela McLean                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 907-586-7032                                      Dec. 23, 2008 NOAA Determines Ribbon … Continue reading

Posted in Sea ice | 129 Comments