Monthly Archives: July 2009

“…frost has never been reported before in July”

Frost in July hits P.E.I. from CBC News Temperatures dropped to a record low in Prince Edward Island overnight Tuesday, with reports of frost throughout the province. An official record low of 3.8 C was set early Wednesday morning at … Continue reading

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Posted in Weather | 208 Comments

G-8 Summit drops CO2 targets, keeps 2 degree temperature goal

Legislating temperature limits to 2°C will surely be more effective than legislating alcohol. Right? Developing Nations Rebuff G-8 on Curbing Pollutants By PETER BAKER New York Times L’AQUILA, Italy — The world’s major industrial nations and newly emerging powers failed … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Climate_change, Politics | 165 Comments

Greenpeace defaces Mount Rushmore

More civil disobedience and vandalism along the thinking of Dr. James Hansen of NASA GISS, who advocates such things. From Ecorazzi and Treehugger Greenpeace took a unique approach today and sent several climbers up Mt. Rushmore in the middle of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Ridiculae | 106 Comments

The Medieval Warm Period linked to the success of Machu Picchu, Inca Empire

According to Wikipedia,  the Medieval Warm Period was a time of warm weather around AD 800-1300 during the European Medieval period. Initial research on the MWP and the following Little Ice Age (LIA) was largely done in Europe, where the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | 120 Comments

EPA’s Jackson and Energy Sec. Chu on the Senate hot seat

In case you missed the debate on the Senate floor today over the Waxman-Markey bill, here is a video segment of interest. Jackson agrees that the USA effect on global CO2 would be minimal, Chu does not. Washington, D.C.-During a … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Politics | 117 Comments

Climate projections: Past performance no guarantee of future skill?

Forecasting accuracy of Global Climate Models is something that has been at the very heart of the global warming debate for some time. Leif Svalgaard turned me on to this paper in GRL today: Reifen, C., and R. Toumi (2009), … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Modeling | 78 Comments

Gore and Nazis

Gore / Nazis – two words I thought I’d never see together, and never wanted to. Yet here it is in a story in the Times Online. Surprisingly, Hollywood has been exploiting this linkage for years. I suppose the appearance … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Climate_change, Ridiculae | 331 Comments

UAH global temperature anomaly – hitting the slopes

Mathematician Luboš Motl takes on the new UAH data (source here) and some current thinking about slopes in global climate by adding his own perspective and analysis. Be sure to visit his blog and leave some comments for him – … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate_change, Science, Weather | 129 Comments

El Nino – same but different

There Is Nothing New About The El Nino Modoki Guest post by Bob Tisdale The press release… http://media-newswire.com/release_1094000.html …for the Hye-Mi Kim, et al (2009) paper “Impact of Shifting Patterns of Pacific Ocean Warming on North AtlanticTropical Cyclones”… http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/325/5936/77 …includes … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Oceans, Science | 42 Comments

More on RC Misinformation from Pielke Sr.

Real Climate Permits The Continued Presentation Of Misinformation Part II Filed under: Climate Change Forcings & Feedbacks, Climate Science Misconceptions — Roger Pielke Sr. @ 8:42 am There are comments on the Real Climate weblog More bubkes regarding why I … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 42 Comments

The success penalty

New climate strategy: track the world’s wealthiest Source: Reuters * World’s richest emit about half of Earth’s carbon * Tracking the wealthy could break climate impasse * New method would follow individual greenhouse emissions By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON, … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae | 109 Comments

Quote Of The Week #13

From Gary Strand, software engineer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) commenting on Climate Audit: As a software engineer, I know that climate model software doesn’t meet the best standards available. We’ve made quite a lot of progress, … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling, Quote of the Week | 164 Comments

Pielke Sr. on RC – continued misinformation

Real Climate Permits The Continued Presentation Of Misinformation Filed under: Climate Change Metrics, Climate Science Misconceptions — Roger Pielke Sr. @ 1:23 pm Over at Real Climate, quite a few of the comments that they post continue to incorrectly interpret the observed behavior of … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Science | 71 Comments

Pielke Sr. responds to NCDC’s “Talking Points” about surfacestations.org

Roger A. Pielke Sr. Comments On The NCDC Talking Point Response To The Report “Is The U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?” By Anthony Watts The National Climate Data Center (NCDC) has responded to the excellent report Watts, A. 2009: Is … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Weather_stations | 120 Comments

How not to measure temperature, part 89 – “surface temperature”

The Hillsboro, Ohio USHCN climate station of record, measuring rainfall and the “surface” temperature. Note the MMTS temperature sensor laying flat on the ground.

Posted in Climate data, measurement, Weather_stations | 63 Comments

The Sun puts on some fireworks for the 4th of July

Leif Svalgaard has been saying for sometime now that Solar Cycle 24 seems to be getting underway. Seeing sunspot group 1024 today, I’m tending to agree. The magnetic polarity (seen on the SOHO magnetogram)  of the spot group combined with … Continue reading

Posted in Solar, Space | 189 Comments

Apollo moonwalker Dr. Buzz Aldrin announces his climate skepticism

How’d ya like the news in the paper, Mr. Potter? You just can’t keep those deniers down. From the UK Telegraph, yet another prominent NASA figure says “no” to AGW. Buzz, the man in the photo above, quoted in the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Space | 150 Comments

UAH Global Temperature Anomaly for June 09 ~ ZERO

[Updated] UAH, straight from the source, Dr. Roy Spencer who announced it on his blog today. The was a lot of speculation last year that our global temperature would recover from the huge drops last spring. While there has been … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate_change | 197 Comments

Spencer on Waxman-Markey’s Cap and Trade

Cap and Trade and the Illusion of the New Green Economy Dr. Roy Spencer, from his blog at http://www.drroyspencer.com July 1st, 2009 I don’t think Al Gore in his wildest dreams could have imagined how successful the “climate crisis” movement … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon credits, Politics | 149 Comments

Bubkes III “tightly controlled”

Many readers have commented about their experiences at Real Climate with posts being deleted and being run over roughshod by hostile comments there. I was sent this YouTube link by a WUWT web affiliate, and as I was watching it, … Continue reading

Posted in media, Politics, Science | 145 Comments

Bubkes II – RC’s “rush hour”

Like Waxman-Markey, where 300+ pages get added at 3:09AM that nobody has time to read or fully evaluate, Real Climate gets on the “hurry up bandwagon” in regards to climate change perception. Dr. Pielke takes them to task again. I … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Fun_stuff, Politics | 134 Comments

Arctic temp above 80N parallel still below freezing – trend flat

WUWT readers may recall seeing this article last week: Arctic temperature is still not above 0°C – the latest date in fifty years of record keeping In that article, Joe D’Aleo presented a graph from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) that … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Weather | 97 Comments

Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Bill: The next step – your chance for input

As you know, the next battle on the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade bill will be fought in the Senate. Maybe then they’ll read those 300+ pages added at 3:09AM the day before the house vote. PaulM writes in “Tips and … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon credits, Carbon dioxide, Politics | 84 Comments

Another paper showing evidence of a solar signature in temperature records

Readers may find the title familiar, that’s because Basil Copeland and I also did a paper looking at solar signatures in climatic data, which has received a lot of criticism because we made an analytical error in our attempt. But … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Science, Weather_stations | 180 Comments

Message in the CLOUD for Warmists: The end is near?

You’ve probably all heard of Svensmark and the Galactic Cosmic Ray (GCR) to cloud cover modulation theory by now. Lot’s of warmists say it is “discredited”. However, CERN in Switzerland isn’t following that thinking, and after getting some encouraging results … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, Climate_change, Earth, Presentations, Science, Solar | 243 Comments

New Antarctic Sea Ice Video – shows cycles and ice growth

Antarctic Sea Ice Complete Video by Jeff Id , reposted here by invitation. The video animation Jeff put together is well worth watching, see it below the “read more” line. – Anthony Antarctic temperatures and sea ice are becoming quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Arctic, Sea ice | 93 Comments