Monthly Archives: July 2009

On Climate, Comedy, Copyrights, and Cinematography

The good news: there’s new and exciting opportunities opening themselves to us.The bad news; some people are hilariously unquestioning. It has been an even more entertaining than usual couple of days in the alarmosphere. I’d been traveling the last week, … Continue reading

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Posted in Announcements | 352 Comments

Sea level rise by 2100, “nailed”! Between 7 and 82 centimeters

New predictions for sea level rise Sea level graph from the University of Colorado is shown below: University of Bristol Press release issued 26 July 2009 Fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements have been used to … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | Tagged , , , | 138 Comments

Interesting article on thermometer placement

How to properly place your outdoor thermometer 04:52 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 By TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING5.com excerpts: SEATTLE – With temperatures in the Puget Sound region breaking records this week, many people are playing a watching … Continue reading

Posted in Weather_stations | 64 Comments

American Chemical Society members revolting against their editor for pro AGW views

Scientists seek to remove climate fear promoting editor and ‘trade him to New York Times or Washington Post’ An outpouring of skeptical scientists who are members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are revolting against the group’s editor-in-chief — with … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 216 Comments

Which is the bigger threat: PHA’s or GHG’s ?

This makes a lot of sense if you are a rational thinking person. I thought I’d alert WUWT readers to it. Below is a table from the front page of Spaceweather.com today, operated by NOAA and Dr. Tony Phillips. And … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science, Space | 152 Comments

Employment slump at NHC

Bob Tisdale writes in with: What Do You Suppose They’ve Been Doing At The National Hurricane Center This Summer? http://i27.tinypic.com/im1m2r.gif Source: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Bocce maybe? Horseshoes? UPDATE – Ryan Maue of Florida State University writes in comments:

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Global Warming to Threaten California Fruits and Nuts?

I found this press release on the UC Davis website interesting, because it discusses something new to me, “winter chill”. I found it interesting. But immediately, I thought of this study on irrigation by Dr. John Christy of the University … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Climate_change | 117 Comments

NASA now saying that a Dalton Minimum repeat is possible

Guest Post by David Archibald NASA’s David Hathaway has adjusted his expectations of Solar Cycle 24 downwards. He is quoted in the New York Times here Specifically, he said: ” Still, something like the Dalton Minimum — two solar cycles … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 460 Comments

Met Office forecasting ability questioned by the Beeb.

Not only does the Met Office/Hadley Climate Center have trouble with pesky “moles” this week, they are now finding a staunch ally, the BBC, is questioning their forecasting ability. One wonders if they will improve using “deep black”, the 1.2 … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, Weather | 87 Comments

Met Office / Hadley CRU discovers the mole

In case you are just joining us, here is some background on the story below. I know the identity of the mole. The ball is now in CRU’s court. Steve McIntyre reports below and throws down the gauntlet. Met Office/CRU … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Politics | 167 Comments

Statement on Arctic Climate Change from the President of the Royal Society

While we are on the subject of the APS and their consideration of their stance on climate, this statement came to me today via Philip Bratby in comments. I thought it presicent and worthwhile sharing, since once again there is great … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Science | 139 Comments

American Physical Society reviewing its climate stance

WUWT readers may recall that my posting in July 2008 on some of the angst going on within APS over a paper from Christopher Monckton ruffled a few feathers. The paper,  Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered, was reviewed by APS and this … Continue reading

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Why regression analysis fails to capture the aftereffects of El Nino events

In a study in the Journal of Geophysical Research a paper, Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature,  researchers Chris de Freitas, John McLean, and Bob Carter find that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a key indicator of … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Oceans | 162 Comments

Lindzen on Climate Hysteria

Resisting climate hysteria by Richard S. Lindzen on Quadrant Online July 26, 2009 A Case Against Precipitous Climate Action The notion of a static, unchanging climate is foreign to the history of the earth or any other planet with a … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change | 271 Comments

“Deep Cool” – the Mole within Hadley CRU

As some WUWT readers may have learned from reading Climate Audit, an anonymous source deep within Hadley CRU has provided Steve McIntyre a copy of a data file he has been seeking but has had his FOI requests to Hadley … Continue reading

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July 24th issue of Science: Study shows clouds may exacerbate global warming with positive feedback, but there’s a caveat in the Science summary

This study is being listed as proof by some of the usual alarmist types that the issue of cloud feedback is settled. Before accepting that, read this from the summary in the June 24th issue of Science by Richard A. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Modeling, Science | 129 Comments

The 30 day Southern Oscillation Index is at +12 – will El Niño fade again next month?

Here is what the current SST map looks like: From Nine News in Australia: The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is calculated from the monthly or seasonal fluctuations in the air pressure difference between Tahiti and Darwin. A strongly and consistently … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO | 36 Comments

NYC may miss 90°F for second time in history

More from the “weather is not climate” department. While our economy cools, so do apparently our cities. Cincinnati has a similar problem, and does Traverse City, and the cool weather doesn’t “play in Peoria“. Taken by themselves it doesn’t mean … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | 117 Comments