Monthly Archives: March 2009

Using old NASA imagery to look at Antarctic Ice in the 1960′s

From Old Moon Images Get Modern Makeover WOODLANDS, Texas — Think of it as a space age twist to that adage: Something old, something new…something borrowed, something blue. Back in 1966 and 1967, NASA hurled a series of Lunar … Continue reading

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Posted in Sea ice, Space, Uncategorized | 114 Comments

Tipping Point In The Media

Guest Post by Steven Goddard Over the last year or so I have been taking an informal survey of a key news metric – Google news searches for the term “global warming.”  A year ago, the ratio of alarmist/skeptical articles … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, media | 133 Comments

Electric Utility sues New York over CO2 regulation

“Of course you realize, this means war!” – Bugs War has been declared in the New York court system over global warming regulation. Indeck Corinth L.P., which operates the Corinth Generating Station, an electric power plant in Corinth, NY, sued … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Energy | 70 Comments

Another record month at WUWT

Love it or hate it, WUWT gets traffic. This month was 1,478,801 page views. This is up significantly from both January (1,324,097) and February (1,168,852). As always, my sincere thanks to the many readers, commenters (even the angry ones, you … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 65 Comments

Dr. Roger Pielke Senior: support for CATO letter and advertisement

From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Climate Science Weblog There is a letter to the President published by the Cato Institute that headlines [thanks to ICECAPand Dr. Patrick J. Michaels to alerting us to it]; “Few challenges facing America and the world … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Politics | 252 Comments

Lindzen on negative climate feedback

NEW 4/10/09: There is an update to this post, see below the “read the rest of this entry” – Anthony Guest Post by Richard Lindzen, PhD. Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, MIT … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Modeling, Science | 486 Comments

Earth Hour in California – Success or Bust? The CAISO Power graph tells the story.

Earth Hour in California – Success or Bust? Guest post by Russ Steele, NCWatch At our house we set the timer to remind us to turn on all the visible out side lights.  We have multiple security lights on the … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | 227 Comments

Dr. Roy Spencer on publishing and climate sensitivity

Set Phasers on Stun March 29th, 2009 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. I’ve been receiving a steady stream of e-mails asking when our latest work on feedbacks in the climate system will be published. Since I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Modeling, Science | 113 Comments

Al Gore snubs Earth Hour

Al Gore Leaves The Light On For Ya From By Kleinheider Even during Earth Hour. President of the Tennessee Center For Policy Research Drew Johnson takes a Saturday drive by Al Gore’s during the time most environmentalists went dark: … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Politics, Ridiculae | 139 Comments

New feature: Quote of the Week#1

Given the thousands of comments made here weekly, I’ve decided to add a new feature to WUWT: Quote of the Week. It will be posted on Sundays. A commenter on WUWT summed up Earth Hour in a succinct way: I … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Quote of the Week | 60 Comments

North Dakota Floods Aggravated By “Global Warming”

Guest post by Steven Goddard Global warming has predictably struck again. White said climate change caused by global warming likely is changing ice conditions and adding to the unpredictability. Kate White is a civil engineer at the Army Cold Regions Research … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Ridiculae, Weather | 184 Comments

How not to measure temperature, part 86: when in Rome, don’t do as the Romans do.

This is a preliminary post to a much more detailed one coming from my friend Paolo Mezzasalma. who is doing a tour of Italy’s weather stations. While there are significant and systemic problems with USHCN stations in the United States, … Continue reading

Posted in UHI, Weather_stations | 59 Comments

CA Academy of Science AGW display apparently not very popular

What are we teaching our children? Guest post by Russ Steele, NCwatch Ellen and I spent the day at the new California Academy of Science building yesterday and really enjoyed the experience, except for the crowds. I break out in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Fun_stuff, Science | 77 Comments

Another volcano in Alaska erupts?

(h/t to Ron de Haan) This time it appears to be Mount Gareloi, something big is going on there seismically. The webicorder is going nuts. Update: I double checked the webicorder to see if it was still operating,  and it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Vulcanism | 26 Comments

Catlin Expedition: Impaired Judgment?

Guest post by Steve Goddard Reading through the recent blog posts of the Catlin expedition, it has become apparent that they have made errors in judgment.  Team member Martin Hartley is suffering from frostbite, and hasn’t been able to sleep … Continue reading

Posted in Sea ice | 195 Comments

WUWT Poll: What are you going to do for “Earth Hour”?:

Earth Hour hopes to shed light on climate By James Bruggers, USA TODAY New York City’s Empire State Building is scheduled to go dark for one hour Saturday night. So are the St. Louis Gateway Arch, the Golden Gate Bridge, … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Fun_stuff | 277 Comments

Ocean iron fertilization CO2 sequestration experiment a blooming failure

Ocean iron fertilization. Source: Woods Hole From the best laid plans of mice and men department. In the late 1980′s, the late John Martin advanced the idea that carbon uptake during plankton photosynthesis in many regions of the world’s surface … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Oceans | 255 Comments

Dust study suggests only 30% of Atlantic temp increase due to warming climate

(From h/t to Leif Svalgaard) — The recent warming trend in the Atlantic Ocean is largely due to reductions in airborne dust and volcanic emissions during the past 30 years, according to a new study. A new study by … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, hurricanes, Oceans | 95 Comments