Monthly Archives: October 2009

Take’s First Annual Survey on Global Warming

This is an interesting survey that cuts across a number of lines and held beliefs. I believe it to be worthwhile to participate in this survey. – Anthony Guest post by Tom Fuller If you are tired of having everybody … Continue reading

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Posted in Opinion | 104 Comments

A real hockey stick

In the past decade, since the release of the flawed 1998 study by Michael Mann, now known as MBH 98, the phrase “hockey stick” has been used to describe a certain shape of a graph. It has also become synonymous … Continue reading

Posted in Economy-health | 75 Comments

An idea I can get behind – regulate [as in capture waste gas and recycle] methane first

UPDATE: Some readers took exception to my title, and I can see why now. I regret my choice of wording for the title. “Regulate its escape into the atmosphere” is where I was going. “Regulate” from my perspective in engineering … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Methane | 151 Comments

Previously Unknown Volcanic Eruption Helped Trigger Cold Decade

From the University of California, San Diego Press Release A team of chemists from the U.S. and France has found compelling evidence of a previously undocumented large volcanic eruption that occurred exactly 200 years ago, in 1809. The discovery, published … Continue reading

Posted in Vulcanism | 109 Comments

Monckton on Glenn Beck video now available

In case you missed it live, Christopher Monckton spent an entire hour on the Glenn Beck program today on the topic of global warming, skepticism, and the Copenhagen Treaty. The video is now available. Watch it below.

Posted in Alarmism, media | 248 Comments

Met Office Climate Official on Arctic Ice Forecasts: “The danger is they can be accused of scaremongering.”

I’ve been very critical of statements made by Dr. Mark Serreze of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. It seems that I’m not the only one critical of his statements to the press. – Anthony Excerpts from The Times, … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Arctic | 84 Comments

Monckton on Glenn Beck Today

You won’t want to miss Lord Christopher Monckton (Former advisor to UK Prime Minister Thatcher) on Glenn Beck  – Today Friday, October 30th! Monckton as many WUWT readers know, is a prominent skeptic and has been making presentations around the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 179 Comments

Yamal treering proxy temperature reconstructions don’t match local thermometer records

Circling Yamal 3 – facing the thermometers Guest post by Lucy Skywalker Let’s look closely and compare local thermometer records (GISS) with the Twelve Trees, upon whose treerings depend all the IPCC claims of “unprecedented recent temperature rise”. For my … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 167 Comments

Minnesota Public Radio can’t handle comments on climate change

Like Others Of Its Ilk, The Minnesota Public Radio Censors Comments On Its Climate Blog Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This morning while checking blogs with the phrase “sea surface temperature” I happened on the Minnesota Public Radio Updraft © … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media | 74 Comments

Al Gore still addicted to nonexistent hurricane-climate link in new book

Gore 2.0, now with Pacific Hurricanes, coming to a book store near you. Gore plans to hawk it on David Letterman next Tuesday night. One more reason not to watch Dave anymore. One can always hope though. Maybe he’ll feature … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Climate News | 79 Comments

Arizona gets some interesting new minimum high records

From the “weather is not climate department”….whether it is cold or snow, long lived records keep falling, and recently in large numbers. Today, new “minimum high” records fell in a traditionally warm southwest state. Flagstaff, and Prescott, Williams, and Winslow … Continue reading

Posted in records, Weather | 72 Comments

Vaclav Klaus gets opt-out, EU clears hurdle to Lisbon treaty

from EU clears hurdle to Lisbon treaty EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed a deal designed to win Czech backing of the Lisbon Treaty, clearing a major hurdle to its ratification. The Czechs were granted an opt-out from the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 67 Comments

Live Feed: Senate EPW Committee Climate Hearings

Click video window below to Watch Live: Senate EPW Committee Climate Hearings — All Day Thursday

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IPCC Climatologist: “It would ruin the US economy and it wouldn’t save the climate either”

From Northern Broadcasting System: BILLINGS-  As debate over climate change legislation heats up on Capitol Hill, the Director of the University of Montana’s Climate Change Studies Program, and a co-author of a Nobel Prize winning report, says cap and trade … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 71 Comments

North Carolina sea levels rising 3mm a year? UC sea level data says differently

Below: North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound. Note marker at 36N -76W. First the Press Release from the University of Pennsylvania: North Carolina Sea Levels Rising Three Times Faster Than in Previous 500 Years, Penn Study Says October 28, 2009 PHILADELPHIA –- … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | 132 Comments

Asteroid explosion over Indonesia

From NASA’s INDONESIAN ASTEROID: Picture this: A 10-meter wide asteroid hits Earth and explodes in the atmosphere with the energy of a small atomic bomb. Frightened by thunderous sounds and shaking walls, people rush out of their homes, thinking … Continue reading

Posted in Space | 75 Comments

Tornados and global warming link – “just not there”

We’ve contended many times before that severe weather and global warming are not linked. Here’s a new essay on the issue. From CO2 Science Tornados — Summary Climate alarmists typically claim that global warming will lead to both more frequent … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, tornadoes, Weather | 34 Comments

The “Statisticians: ‘Global Cooling’ a Myth” story

By William M. Briggs, professional statistician “J’accuse! A statistician may prove anything with his nefarious methods. He may even say a negative number is positive! You cannot trust anything he says.” Sigh. Unfortunately, this oft-hurled charge is all too true. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 132 Comments

The Sun Defines the Climate – an essay from Russia

Habibullo Abdussamatov, Dr. Sc. – Head of Space research laboratory of the Pulkovo Observatory, Head of the Russian/Ukrainian joint project Astrometria – has a few things to say about solar activity and climate. Thanks to Russ Steele of NCWatch Key … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | 210 Comments

UK Met Office backpedals on Arctic Ice – “…unlikely that the Arctic will experience ice-free summers by 2020.”

But they do say that “first ice-free summer expected to occur between 2060 and 2080″. By then there will be nobody that remembers this forecast. Yet on the same day, bumbling Arctic explorer Pen Hadow says in a UK Telegraph … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 97 Comments

Lindzen: Deconstructing global warming

From Yesterday the Cooler Heads Coalition hosted Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Video of Dr. Lindzen’s presentation, “Deconstructing Global Warming,” will be available shortly, but his power … Continue reading

Posted in Presentations | 138 Comments

Copenhagen hits the brakes – announcement of “scaling back expectations”

UN signals delay in climate change treaty By EDITH M. LEDERER (AP) Excerpts below. UNITED NATIONS — Just weeks before an international conference on climate change, the United Nations signaled it was scaling back expectations of reaching agreement on a … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 70 Comments

Climate Craziness of the Week #2: Steak Watch

Last week we had a people in New Zealand saying we need edible pets. This week we have England’s “premier climatologist” saying we need to give up meat.  You first, me Lord. However, this sort of tactic risks marginalization of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Craziness of the Week | 230 Comments

Pielke Senior on the Borenstein AP statistics article

Comments On AP Story “Statistics Experts Reject Global Cooling Claims” There is a news report titled “Statistics experts reject global cooling claims” by Seth Borenstein which appeared today. The article reads “WASHINGTON — The Earth is still warming, not cooling as some … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | 193 Comments

How not to measure temperature, part 91: find the official climate thermometer in this photo

It has been awhile since we’ve looked at stations in the United States Historical Climatology Network. Last night I was doing quality control and updates to the database and came across this photo by volunteer John W. Slayton. He’s … Continue reading

Posted in Weather_stations | 75 Comments

Not scary enough: more Americans believe in haunted houses than human caused global warming

Oh this is funny. There’s not even any Gore involved. We’ve seen that man-made global warming has taken some hits in the opinion polls lately, and that its 10 minutes of fame may be over, but sharp eyed blogger Dave … Continue reading

Posted in Fun_stuff | 78 Comments

“Maybe the sun really means business this time!”

After months of malaise and anemic sunspecks, the sun finally creates a respectable spot.While lower towards the equator than expected, it has been identified as a cycle 24 spot. From The sun is showing signs of life. Over the … Continue reading

Posted in Solar | 117 Comments

Newsweek: Green subsidies aren’t working

This is a surprise from Newsweek. Some recent examples of green subsidy: Fisker Automotive will receive a $529 million subsidy from the US government to build hybrid cars for the US market in California. This follows a previous subsidy award … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 138 Comments

On the Vikings and Greenland

Discussions on the Viking settlements on Greenland are seen from time to time on WUWT, and its is often in the context of the Medieval Warm Period. While this article from the University of Alberta is a few years old, … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 71 Comments

Monday Funny

From The Chilling Effect They encourage redistribution.

Posted in Satire | 30 Comments

Is Climate Change 10 minutes of fame over?

From Has Climate Change had its “Ten Minutes of Fame”? Written by James Murray THUNDER BAY – Yesterday was the International Day of Action on Climate Change. In Ottawa, cold weather kept the crowd from hitting the 5,000 people … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 97 Comments

Bob Carter with a down under view of climate science

The science of deceit Guest post by Dr. Bob Carter, originally posted at Quadrant online Science is about simplicity A well-accepted aphorism about science, in the context of difference of opinion between two points of view, is “Madam, you are … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 142 Comments

What does a reduction to 350 PPM of CO2 get you?

With some hubub recently over the day (designed to highlight the opinion that we must return the Earth to a 350 parts per million atmospheric CO2 level) I thought it might be a good idea to have a look … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide | 126 Comments

The “cold war” hits home – October in like a lion, out like a fridge

It’s not looking good for the coming Halloween. Button up those trick or treaters. Fall, we hardly knew ya. Here’s a roundup of interesting cold weather events in the last week. Check out the forecast graphic at the bottom of … Continue reading

Posted in records, Weather | 105 Comments

Spencer: AGW has most of the characteristics of an “urban legend”

An Expensive Urban Legend by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. describes an “urban legend” as an apocryphal (of questionable authenticity), secondhand story, told as true and just plausible enough to be believed, about some horrific…series of events….it’s likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 215 Comments