Monthly Archives: July 2009

Animating GHCN Global Temperature Anomalies from NCDC

With the recent announcement from NCDC that June 2009 – second warmest on record globally I thought it might be interesting to go back and look at some of the older NCDC announcements. Many commenters have questioned how NCDC arrives at … Continue reading

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Compelling video: Angry voters confront Congressman who voted for cap and trade

From Tom Nelson At the 4:12 mark, a speaker says that he hopes Castle loses his Congressional seat over his support of cap and trade, and the crowd cheers. Castle smiles briefly, then his face grows grim. Around the 7:12 … Continue reading

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Flashback: Snow in Buenos Aires – first time in 89 years

Flashback:  More from the “weather is not climate” department. NOTE: These are news stories about unusual July weather in Argentina from 2007 which I thought might interest readers. Please note these stories are not from 2009. Picture: snow falls over … Continue reading

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Out of Africa: A new paper by Christy on surface temperature issues

More weather station photos from Africa here. These stations shown and linked above are not GHCN stations as far as I can tell, but the siting was interesting nonetheless. This new paper by John Christy, who works with Dr. Roy … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, measurement, Weather_stations | 31 Comments

IPCC lead author on Global Warming conclusions: “we’re not scientifically there yet.”

The Salt Lake Tribune – July 16, 2009 Article Excerpt: Tom Tripp, a member of the UN IPCC since 2004, is listed as one of 450 IPCC “lead authors” who reviewed reports from 800 contributing writers whose work in turn, … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr. – Hypothesis on daily UAH LT records

Comments On The Current Record Global Average Lower TroposphereTemperatures From Climatesci.org  Roger Pielke Sr. In the last couple of weeks, the onset of the El Niño, that was discussed on in my weblog on July 11 2009 would appear to … Continue reading

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Surfacestations.org hits the 1000 mark

I’m pleased to announce that the surfacestations.org project has now surveyed over 1000 of the 1221 USHCN stations in the USA, putting the percentage of the survey at over 82% now.My sincere thanks to the many volunteers who stepped up … Continue reading

Posted in Weather_stations | 93 Comments

NOAA/NCDC: June 2009 – second warmest on record globally

There’s some really interesting things going on with global temperature. On one hand we have UAH and RSS which show Global Temperature anomalies near zero, while NCDC/NOAA and GISS (which derives from NCDC data with their own adjustments added) show … Continue reading

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NCAR: Solar cycle linked to global climate

Basil Copeland and I also found linkages between surface temperature and solar cycles in two articles we published in the last year. We were roundly criticized and ridiculed by warmists mainly due to a statistical error in the first essay, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Earth, ENSO, Science, Solar | 202 Comments

CO2, Soot, Modeling and Climate Sensitivity

Warming Caused by Soot, Not CO2 From the Resilient Earth Submitted by Doug L. Hoffman on Wed, 07/15/2009 – 13:19 A new paper in Science reports that a careful study of satellite data show the assumed cooling effect of aerosols … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Modeling | 209 Comments

Spy Sat Images of Arctic ice declassified

From the “pictures actually do matter” department…NSIDC’s Mark Serreze is thrilled to get them from Science News Hundreds of high-resolution satellite photos of the Arctic sea ice taken during the past 10 years should be immediately declassified and released to … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 36 Comments

GISS: World’s airports continue to run warmer than ROW

Guest post by John Goetz As noted in the previous post, GISS has released their monthly global temperature summary for June, 2009. This month’s whopping anomaly of 0.63C is once again much higher than that of RSS, UAH, and even … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, UHI, Uncategorized, Weather_stations | 137 Comments

GISS for June – way out there

NASA GISS has released their global temperature anomaly data for June 2009 and it is quite the surprise. In both the UAH and RSS satellite data sets, global temperature anomaly went down in June. GISS went up, and is now … Continue reading

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“There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models.”

From e! sciencenews Global warming: Our best guess is likely wrong Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 – 11:45 in Earth & Climate Rice University/Photos.com No one knows exactly how much Earth’s climate will warm due to carbon emissions, but a new … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Climate_change, Modeling | 241 Comments

Real Climate gives reason to cheer…

Though, a couple of the cheerleaders don’t look all that happy. Left to Right: Dr. Gavin Schmidt (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Dr. Paul Knappenberger (President of the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum), Dr. Wally Broecker (Columbia University), and Dr. … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation – not quite cool yet.

From ICECAP AMO, The Key Global Climate Indicator By Matt Vooro The AMO is an ongoing series of long-duration changes in the sea surface temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean, with cool and warm phases that may last for 20-40 … Continue reading

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Palin takes a stand in WaPo – blasts cap and trade

from The Washington Post The ‘Cap And Tax’ Dead End By Sarah Palin Tuesday, July 14, 2009 There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America’s unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperatures since 1996 – the movie

Animations of Weekly SST Anomaly Maps from January 3, 1996 to July 1, 2009 Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The following four animations of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies were created using the mapping feature (Full Version) of the NOAA … Continue reading

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