Monthly Archives: June 2009

Roger Pielke Senior on Real Climate claims: “bubkes”

Real Climate’s Misinformation From Climate Science — Roger Pielke Sr. @ 7:00 am Real Climate posted a weblog on June 21 2009 titled “A warning from Copenhagen”.  They report on a Synthesis Report of the Copenhagen Congress which was handed over to the … Continue reading

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Posted in Oceans, Science, Sea ice, Sea level | 180 Comments

McIntyre on USHCN2’s “warmer” trend treatment of Orland

Orland CA and the New Adjustments by Steve McIntyre on June 29th, 2009 In my last post, I observed that NOAA’s Talking Points applied their new “adjustments” to supposedly prove that NOAA’s negligent administration of the USHCN network did not … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Weather_stations | 36 Comments

Tropical Tropospheric Amplification – an invitation to review this new paper

The Amplification Invitation Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while ago I started studying the question of the amplification of the tropical tropospheric temperature with respect to the surface. After months of research bore fruit, I started writing a paper. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate_change, Science | 114 Comments

10.7 solar radio flux, then and now

Leif Svalgaard writes in with a collection of points on the 10.7 cm solar radio flux. Being busy tonight, I’m happy to oblige posting them. – Anthony Leif writes: People often call out that F10.7 flux has now reached a … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 206 Comments

McIntyre on the NCDC Talking Points Memo

Foreword: I give thanks to Steve McIntyre for this analysis. Steve came to a conclusion similar to what I alluded to in my initial rebuttal where I said: “For all I know, they could be comparing homogenized data from CRN1 and … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Weather_stations | 75 Comments

NASA GISS: adjustments galore, rewriting U.S. climate history

Contiguous U.S. GISTEMP Linear Trends: Before and After Guest post by Bob Tisdale Many of us have seen gif animations and blink comparators of the older version of Contiguous U.S. GISTEMP data versus the newer version, and here’s yet another … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Ridiculae, Science | 211 Comments

UK’s Met Office loses 25% of its funding

It appears that all is not well with the idea of “climate forecasting” as the Ministry of Defence pulls the financial rug out from under the Met Office climate program. Now how will they pay for the electricity to run … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting | 95 Comments

An Australian look at USHCN: 20th century trend is largely if not entirely an artefact arising from the “corrections”

From environmentalist Jennifer Marohasy’s blog in Australia, please pay her a visit here – Anthony There has been criticism of the potential for official weather stations in the USA to record artificially high temperatures because of the changing environments in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate_change, Weather_stations | 127 Comments

RELEASED The censored EPA CO2 endangerment document – final report

On June 25th the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released a draft copy of the suppressed EPA report by EPA employee Alan Carlin critical of the EPA’s position on Carbon Dioxide saying: The released report is a draft version, prepared under … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Carbon dioxide, Politics | 271 Comments

New paper – Global dimming and brightening: A review

Global dimming and brightening: A review Martin Wild Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland There is increasing evidence that the amount of solar radiation incident at the Earth’s surface is not stable over the years but … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, measurement, Science, Solar | 158 Comments

Warmists deny Copenhagen access to polar bear scientist

From the UK Telegraph 26 June 2009 Christopher Booker POLAR BEAR EXPERT BARRED BY WARMISTS Over the coming days a curiously revealing event will be taking place in Copenhagen. Top of the agenda at a meeting of the Polar Bear … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Ridiculae, Science | 222 Comments

Quote of the Week – bonus extra

Normally I do this on Sunday or Monday, but this has been an extraordinary week in many ways. This QOTW comes from an unexpected and surprising source. When I read it, I realized that it describes what we witnessed today … Continue reading

Posted in Quote of the Week | 93 Comments

300 pages added to ‘Climate Bill’ at 3:09AM – Rep John Boehner tells it like it is

For those of you that missed it on CSPAN1 today, watch this and get an understanding of what just happened. My own representative, Wally Herger had a few things to say also:

Posted in Politics | 170 Comments

Climate Bill Passes in House

Final vote: 219 Yea, 212 Nay Lets hope for defeat in the Senate. The list of votes is below.

Posted in Announcements, Politics | 234 Comments

The Waxman-Markey pre-vote count – where you can help

OK folks, time to engage in our rights of citizenship. You know what to do. Phones and email contact info at the bottom. – Anthony UPDATE2: test vote passes narrowly, 7 votes needed to defeat this bill – Anthony UPDATE: … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Carbon dioxide, Politics | 315 Comments

CARBONGATE – Global Warming Study Censored by EPA

Related story: Source inside EPA confirms claims of science being ignored, suppressed, by top EPA management by Richard Morrison, Competitive Enterprise Institute Washington, D.C., June 26, 2009—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is today making public an internal study on climate science which … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Carbon dioxide, Politics, Science | 224 Comments

Source inside EPA confirms claims of science being ignored, suppressed, by top EPA management

This story is a joint effort between the San Francisco Examiner Environmental Policy blogger Thomas Fuller  and WUWT. Here is what started it all. An email as part of a package of emails posted as public comment in the EPA … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Carbon dioxide, Climate_change, Politics | 95 Comments

Absence makes the chart grow fonder

For those who love (or hate) GISTEMP‘s surface temperature product, we have this from Climate-Skeptic.com, by Warren Meyer. His interesting analysis is timely and appropriate. Surface station coverage in the areas of greatest contention right now are rather poor. – … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Weather_stations | 31 Comments

Arctic temperature is still not above 0°C – the latest date in fifty years of record keeping

By Joseph D’Aleo, AMS Fellow, CCM The average arctic temperature is still not above (take your pick) 32°F 0°C 273.15°K–this the latest date in fifty years of record keeping that this has happened. Usually it is beginning to level off … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, measurement, Sea ice, Weather_stations | 210 Comments

A comphrehensive comparison of GISS and UAH global Temperature data

Part 1 of Comparison of GISTEMP and UAH MSU TLT Anomalies Guest Post by Bob Tisdale I originally started this comparison by looking at the differences between OI.v2 SST and the UAH MSU Lower Troposphere Temperature (TLT) anomalies for the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Science | 68 Comments

Pelosi concedes ‘not enough votes to pass global warming bill’

If any WUWT readers have moderates in their congressional district, now is the time to make your opinions known. May I suggest that you send your congressional representative this story with a request to read it on the floor. And … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Politics | 84 Comments

The EPA suppresses dissent and opinion, and apparently decides issues in advance of public comment

The EPA apparently doesn’t care about any negative comment of their GHG Endangerment findings, even internally, so the exercise in Democracy we did yesterday apparently was for naught. “The time for such discussion of fundamental issues has passed for this … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Politics | 197 Comments

NCDC writes ghost “talking points” rebuttal to surfacestations project

UPDATE: The “ghost author” has been identified, see the end of the article. When I first saw it, I laughed. When I saw the internal memo circulated to top managers at NOAA, I laughed even more. Why?  Because NOAA and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Politics, Weather_stations | 181 Comments

Dr. James Hansen of NASA GISS arrested

Daryl Hannah, scientist arrested at W.Va. mine protest SUNDIAL, W.Va. (AP) — More than two dozen people — including actress Daryl Hannah and NASA climate scientist James Hansen — were arrested Tuesday in the latest protest in a growing civil … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Ridiculae | 234 Comments

ISS has best balcony seat for volcanic eruption

I can’t ever recall seeing a more stunning image of a volcanic eruption. The ash plume from it has spread quite a bit. What effect will it have?

Posted in Space, Vulcanism | 71 Comments

Updates from West Virginia on Jim Hansen’s protest and debate

Our WUWT correspondent (and surfacestations.org volunteer surveyor) Michael Caplinger reports in. Marsh Fork Elementary and the coal operation nearby. More here at WV Public Broadcasting. Media coverage so far has been light. – Anthony Mike updates us from WV: As … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 42 Comments

Pushback on Waxman-Markey – now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of their country

House to Vote on Climate Bill By Friday http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090622-716255.html If you have not contacted your legislator yet, consider doing so after reading this. – Anthony Left Pushback on Waxman-Markey: Is It Time to Start Over? by Robert Bradley, Master Resource … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Politics | 44 Comments

WUWT Tips & Notes page installed

Finally, a way to communicate without cluttering threads. Just click on TIPS & NOTES TO WUWT on the menu under the masthead and leave a comment. See the instructions there. – Anthony

Posted in Announcements | 15 Comments

Archibald – The Ap Index says: “There will be no sunspots”

Guest post by David Archibald Frank Hill’s summoning up of sunspots from the vasty deep of the Sun’s convection zone reminds me of some Shakespeare (Henry the Fourth): Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep. Hotspur: Why, so … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 159 Comments

LAST DAY: The June 23rd EPA CO2 endangerment public comment deadline is TODAY

I just sent my comments in, and have included excerpts from them below for structure and ideas. If you have not done it yet, get your comments in. I did mine via email. Some excerpts from my commentary are listed … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Carbon dioxide | 90 Comments

Eco group calls for volunteers to “Get Arrested with James Hansen to stop MTR!”

That headline is NOT a typo, that’s what they say: If there was even any doubt about Hansen changing from scientist to advocate, that doubt is now shattered. Meanwhile, amazingly, James Hansen has agreed to a debate. Hansen is going … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Politics | 186 Comments

Surfacestations update – help needed for the final stretch

I’m pleased to announce that after a quality control review of all stations surveyed so far we are now at the 80.4% mark. 982 stations out of 1221 of the USHCN network have been surveyed. 239 stations remain to be … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Weather_stations | 124 Comments

Quote of the Week #11

Our QOTW comes from the newly minted Wikipedia page of the late, great Dr. Jack Eddy. Jack had a way with words, he liked them immensely and wielded them in ways that were not only profound but entertaining. As a … Continue reading

Posted in Fun_stuff, Quote of the Week, Solar | 32 Comments

Global cooling – hail to the chief!

“He’ll stop the globe from getting warm; fuel your car with nuts and corn” (h/t to Tom Nelson) The link for the YouTube video is below. It is very well done.

Posted in Fun_stuff, Politics | 59 Comments

Modeling sunspots during times when few are seen

(h/t to Michael Ronayne) Sunspots Revealed in Striking Detail by Supercomputers BOULDER—In a breakthrough that will help scientists unlock mysteries of the Sun and its impacts on Earth, an international team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 120 Comments