Monthly Archives: February 2009

Steig’s Antarctic Heartburn

Art courtesy Dave Stephens Foreword by Anthony Watts: This article, written by the two Jeffs (Jeff C and Jeff Id) is one of the more technically complex essays ever presented on WUWT. It has been several days in the making. … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate data, Science, Weather_stations | 135 Comments

John Kerry: “I’d happily debate [George Will] any day on this question so critical to our survival.”

This is from the Huffington Post. One can only hope that Kerry will follow through. For a quick primer on Kerry’s grasp of climate science, see this WUWT article: Kerry Blames Tornado Outbreak on Global Warming and a rebuttal Increasing … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Ridiculae | 264 Comments

George Will’s battle with hotheaded ice alarmists

Regular WUWT readers know of the issues related to Arctic Sea Ice that we have routinely followed here. The Arctic sea ice trend is regularly used as tool to hammer public opinion, often recklessly and without any merit to the … Continue reading

Posted in media, Politics, Sea ice | 275 Comments

Canadian mini-satellite may solve carbon puzzle

from the Calgary Herald: Canadian mini-satellite may solve carbon puzzle (h/t to WUWT reader “Freezedried”) Tom Spears Canwestnews Service Friday, February 27, 2009 While NASA lost a $285-million US satellite this week, a Canadian microsatellite that does the same job … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Space, Technology | 96 Comments

Snowiest Winter Ever Recorded in North Dakota

Guest Post by Harold Ambler Snow, wind, and cold have assaulted North Dakota yet again in the past 24 hours. In Bismarck Friday morning the temperature was 12 below zero with a new inch or two of snow expected following … Continue reading

Posted in Snow, Weather | 93 Comments

”Climate flicker” at the end of the last glacial period

From ETH in Zurich, this interesting essay on the last glacial period has some interesting points to ponder. h/t to Sid Stafford – Anthony The last glacial period was characterised by strong climatic fluctuations. Scientists have now been able to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Earth | 100 Comments

A short primer: The Greenhouse Effect Explained

Guest post by Steve Goddard There is a considerable amount of misinformation propagated about the greenhouse effect by people from both sides of the debate.  The basic concepts are straightforward, as explained here. The greenhouse effect is real.  If there were no greenhouse gases … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Science | 530 Comments

Dumpus Maximus

Here is a weather curiosity. We’ve been hearing a lot about snowfall in the northern hemisphere this year. In Oslo, they have given up on trying to pile it up so they have resorted to dumping it in the sea. … Continue reading

Posted in Snow, Weather | 144 Comments

Space Weather Prediction Center moves the solar cycle goalpost again

Mike Ronanye writes: SWPC has just made a change in their solar cycle predictions in the middle of the month without any preannouncement. Both Sunspot and F10.7cm predictions were altered significantly. See the following links:

Posted in Science, Solar, Space | 120 Comments

Subcomittee of Japan’s Society of Energy and Resources disses the IPCC – says “recent climate change is driven by natural cycles, not human industrial activity”

Japan’s boffins: Global warming isn’t man-made Climate science is ‘ancient astrology’, claims report By Andrew Orlowski The Register UK (h/t) from WUWT reader Ric Werme UPDATE: One of the panelists (Dr. Itoh) weighs in here at WUWT, see below. Exclusive … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 173 Comments

Watching CO2 for the last 12 years by hemisphere

I’ve been doing some more than usual research as of late to answer for myself a specific question about CO2 respiration and the amount of man-made CO2 that is reatined versus naturally generated CO2. In doing so I’ve been in … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Earth | 125 Comments

New Cycle 24 spot formed today

Sol has been without a cycle 24 spot since January 13th. Today the spotless streak was broken with this high latitude and correct polarity spot. The current sunspot number is now at 12 according to SWPC. The SOHO Magnetogram image … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 183 Comments

Nested comments turned off

Well, it was a nice experiment, but I learned that the nested comments feature caused more trouble than it solved. I was having trouble myself following some discussions, and if I’m having trouble, many other are as well. Another issue … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 56 Comments

Bad week for hardware: Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite burns up

Satellite to Study Global-Warming Gases Lost in Space By Alex Morales, Bloomberg News Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — A satellite launched from California failed to reach orbit today, crashing into the sea near Antarctica and dooming a $273 million mission to … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Space, Technology | 261 Comments

Climate Audit back online

Writing from Starbucks WiFi in Sacramento. Still have all my hair, but have to drive 90 miles home now as I just dropped off the server for re-rack at the CoLo As I promised for tonight, http://www.climateaudit.org has regained life. … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 66 Comments

Ice Ages and Sea Level

Guest post by Dr. David Archibald The Earth is currently in an interglacial period of an ice age that started about two and a half million years ago.  The Earth’s current ice age is primarily caused by Antarctica drifting over … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Oceans, Sea level | 207 Comments

Jim Hansen supports civil disobedience

Some have said in the past that Jim Hansen of NASA GISS is no longer a scientist, but an advocate. Today, by his own hand, I believe that description rings true. Click for video Here is what Greenpeace is using … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Politics | 316 Comments

Nested replies to comments now enabled

WordPress.com has offered a new upgrade which I’ve installed. It allows replies to individual comments and nested replies 3 levels deep. Feel free to use this new feature. Try it out here. – Anthony

Posted in Uncategorized | 69 Comments

The Impact of the North Atlantic and Volcanic Aerosols on Short-Term Global SST Trends

Guest Post From Bob Tisdale PRELIMINARY NOTE I took this post from the prior one “A Secondary (Repeated) ENSO Signal?” and added to the narrative because it is worthy of its own post. I’ve also added long-term trend comparisons at … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO | 65 Comments

Now well over 30 days without a cycle 24 sunspot

The last time we saw would could have been a cycle 24 sunspot, was on January 20th, 2009, but it was an oddball, and not clearly part of cycle 23 or 24. Spaceweather.com wrote that day: A new sunspot [1011] … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 221 Comments