Monthly Archives: September 2009

More Yamal tree ring temperature data: this data is flat as roadkill

Today while looking for something else I came across an interesting web page on the National Climatic Data Center Server that showed a study from 2002 A continuous multimillennial ring-width chronology in Yamal, northwestern Siberia (PDF) by Rashit M. Hantemirov … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate data, Paleoclimatology, Science | 136 Comments

AGU presentation backs up McIntyre’s findings that there is no late 20th century hockey stick in Yamal

If you are just joining us, the story is this. After 10 years of data being withheld that would allow true scientific replication, and after dozens of requests for that data, Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit finally was given access … Continue reading

Posted in Land use land cover change, Paleoclimatology, Presentations, Science | 131 Comments

A must read: The Yamal Hockey Stick Implosion in laymans terms

WUWT readers may remember when Bishop Hill wrote Caspar and the Jesus paper. It was a wonderful narrative of the complex subject of tree rings and Steve McIntyre’s quest with debunking the Mann MBH98 paper, which created the original hockey … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 114 Comments

More broken hockey stick fallout: Audit of an Audit of an Auditor

For those that don’t read a lot of the WUWT comments closely, there has been a scholarly argument going on between  Tom P of the UK and several WUWT commentators over the methodology Steve McIntyre used to illustrate the “breathtaking … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 126 Comments

Broken Hockey Stick Fallout: Leading UK Climate Scientists Must Explain or Resign

If you are just joining us, first you should read about what started it all here. While continues deleting the ongoing river of comments posted on their threads ( Note: Any of you who find that your posts to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Opinion | 53 Comments

Weak El Niño could lead to U.S. Northeast Coldest Winter in a Decade

Bloomberg: U.S. Northeast May Have Coldest Winter in a Decade By Todd Zeranski and Erik Schatzker Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Northeast may have the coldest winter in a decade because of a weak El Nino, a warming current … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Forecasting, Weather | 48 Comments

NASA: Cosmic rays up 19% since last peak – new record high could lead to cooling

In an announcement sure to cause controversy over Svensmark’s theory of cosmic ray to cloud modulation, which is said to be affecting earth’s climate. Svensmark says this is now leading to a global cooling phase. Just a couple of weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Science, Space | 143 Comments

Tsunami Watch for Hawaii – cancelled

From CNN An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck in the Samoan Islands region Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor generated a nearly 10-foot (3-meter) tsunami — measured from crest to trough — according to preliminary data, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Earth | 48 Comments

Washington Times: Porn surfing rampant at National Science Foundation

Now we know why they like global warming so much – it’s hot. Excerpts below of the original story here: Porn surfing rampant at U.S. science foundation Jim McElhatton EXCLUSIVE: Employee misconduct investigations, often involving workers accessing pornography from their … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Science | 75 Comments

Update: A zoomed look at the broken hockey stick

Steve McIntyre published an update tonight showing the last 200 years of the Yamal tree ring data versus the archived CRU tree ring data used to make the famous hockey stick. For those just joining us, see the story here. … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 148 Comments

A look at treemometers and tree ring growth

Since there has been a huge amount of interest in Steve McIntyre’s recent discovery of what happens to the “hockey stick” when all of the Yamal tree ring data is used rather than a special subset of 10, I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 99 Comments

MIRROR POSTING of Climate Audit Article on Yamal a “Divergence” problem

Note this a mirrored posting of Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit post. The Climate Audit Server is getting heavy traffic and is slow to load – here is the article exactly as he wrote it yesterday. -Anthony Yamal: A “Divergence” Problem … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Paleoclimatology | 165 Comments

Quote of the week #20 – ding dong the stick is dead

UPDATE: The Climate Audit server is getting hit with heavy traffic and is slow. If anyone has referenced graphs in blog posts or news articles lease see the mirrored URL list for the graphs at the end of this article … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology, Quote of the Week | 268 Comments

The Age of iStupid: Using the iPhone to terrify people about nuclear power

While looking at some of the organizations that our “amateur Wikipedia grapher cum UNEP cited as peer reviewed source” belongs to I came across the German webpage of “Friends of the Earth”. This is an organization that Hanno Sandvik says … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Energy, Ridiculae | 106 Comments

More on the Hanno Wikipedia graph in the UN Climate Report

Guest post by Harold Ambler, What started as a brouhaha in the blogosophere has turned into a minor embarrassment for the United Nations in the climate debates. As first reported on, the origin of a graph used in … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Politics | 65 Comments

The 2007-2008 Global Cooling Event: Evidence for Clouds as the Cause

The 2007-2008 Global Cooling Event: Evidence for Clouds as the Cause September 26th, 2009 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. As I work on finishing our forcing/feedback paper for re-submission to Journal of Geophysical Research – a process that has … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Earth | 183 Comments

Correcting the surface temperature record for UHI

As we’ve seen in this report from John Goetz, GISS: worlds airports continue to run warmer than ROW a significant portion of the GHCN (Global Historical Climate Network) surface temperature record is measured in airports, not rural open fields. Airports, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, UHI | 98 Comments

United Nations Environment Programme uses unreviewed graph from an anonymous Wikipedia author for official report.

We’ve been lectured time and again about the importance of having climate science work come from peer reviewed papers, saying that the work of dedicated amateurs has no place in climate science unless the work rises to publication/peer review level. … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate_change, Politics, Ridiculae | 172 Comments

Another small milestone for WUWT

Back on March 15th, 2009,  I was amazed to find that WUWT hit 10 million on the internal WordPress hit counter. I started the WUWT blog in late November of 2006, and it took me over two years to get … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 214 Comments

Wandering the climate desert in exile

My friend in Australia, Joanne Nova, has come up with an interesting essay on why it is so hard for many professional scientists to come out against climate consensus. In fact you might say in this case study it is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Politics | 106 Comments