Monthly Archives: November 2009

Warwick Hughes shows how Jones selections put bias in Australian Temperatures

Jones et al 1986 methodical insertion of warming bias by Warwick Hughes Jones et al 1986 looked at 86 Australian stations and rejected 46 (25 Short term – 21 long term). Of the 40 they used 27 were short term … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate data, Climategate, Weather_stations | 80 Comments

Ripples of Climategate? Liberal MP’s desert Turnbull in Australia over emissions trading scheme

Wow, Australia’s parliament just imploded over discord due to emissions trading scheme being pushed by opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull (website here). Here’s the news from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Pretty heavy stuff when Liberal MP’s resign rather than vote for … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon credits, Politics | 166 Comments

Climategate: CATO’s Pat Michaels and Center for American Progress Dan Weiss on Fox News

Dan Weiss from the Center for American Progress seems to have more than a little trouble with this interview. I wonder why they didn’t ask Joe Romm to be on? Left to right: Michaels and Weiss Here’s the video description … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 106 Comments

Quote of the week #23 – calls for resignation in Climategate

Calls from the left for the resignation of Dr. Phil Jones from CRU continue to mount, and they are coming from surprising places. For the second time this week, George Monbiot called for the resignation of Dr. Jones saying:

Posted in Climategate, Quote of the Week | 158 Comments

Uh, oh – raw data in New Zealand tells a different story than the “official” one.

UPDATE: see the end of the article for a response. Reposted from Investigate magazine’s breaking news forum: New Zealand’s NIWA accused of CRU-style temperature faking The New Zealand Government’s chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 357 Comments

Climategate: “Men behaving badly” – a short summary for laymen

Several people have asked me to write a summary for laypeople of the entire CRU hacked emails and files affair, since it is so complex. They wanted something they could send to mom, dad, aunts, uncles who haven’t a clue … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 69 Comments

Statement on CRU hacking from the American Meteorological Society

This was just released by the AMS, source is here. I’m reposting here in its entirety. h/t to Mark Johnson Impact of CRU Hacking on the AMS Statement on Climate Change AMS Headquarters has received several inquiries asking if the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Climategate | 130 Comments

Climategate: hide the decline – codified

WUWT blogging ally Ecotretas writes in to say that he has made a compendium of programming code segments that show comments by the programmer that suggest places where data may be corrected, modified, adjusted, or busted. Some the  HARRY_READ_ME comments … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, FOI | 446 Comments

EPA CO2 comment deadline for cars and light trucks fast approaching – get your comments in now

Daniel Simmons writes: Great work with Watts Up With That on the CRU email scandal. Hopefully this scandal will lead to increased openness in climate science. With all of the noise about those emails I wanted to bring your attention to an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 99 Comments

Must see video – Climategate spoof from Minnesotans for Global Warming

I’m still wiping the tears from my eyes. This is hilarious and extremely well produced. From the website Minnesotans for global warming Sung to the tune of :

Posted in Climategate, Fun_stuff, Satire | 122 Comments

The people -vs- the CRU: Freedom of information, my okole…

Foreword: Willis asked me to carry this post here. What follows is a long and detailed series of email exchanges that outline the difficult task of getting data so that scientific replication/reproduction can be done by people external to the … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, FOI, Science | 219 Comments

Government petition started in UK regarding CRU Climategate

  This is for British citizens and expats only. Since George Monbiot called for Dr. Jones to resign, and for the data to be reanalysed, perhaps some UK readers can persuade him to sign. Here are the details:

Posted in Climategate | 151 Comments

CEI Files Notice of Intent to Sue NASA GISS

UPDATED: related FOIA documents are now posted at the end of this story. Posted on the American Spectator: “Climate Gate” Development: CEI Files Notice of Intent to Sue NASA By Chris Horner on 11.24.09 @ 9:46AM Today, on behalf of … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, FOI | 247 Comments

The appearance of hypocrisy at the NYT – Note to Andy

Paul Chesser of the American Spectator writes about Andy Revkin’s lack of coverage at the NYT blog “Dot Earth”, in Andy Did Something Good Last Night, and gives him some points for posting a rebuttal. That’s all well and good, … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, FOI, media | 80 Comments

Nov 24 Statement from UEA on the CRU files

Climatic Research Unit update – November 24, 3.30pm The University of East Anglia has released statements from Prof Trevor Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Prof Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit, and from CRU. Statement from Professor Trevor Davies, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Climategate | 209 Comments

Nov 23 Statement from UEA on the CRU files

The University of East Anglia released this statement yesterday: Climatic Research Unit update – 17.45 November 23 It is a matter of concern that data, including personal information about individuals, appears to have been illegally taken from the university and … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Climategate | 49 Comments

Monbiot issues an unprecedented apology – calls for Jones resignation

From Andrew Bolt, my “mate” down under at the Herald Sun, comes this surprise. I’ll have to say, it is to George Monbiot’s credit to do this. I embrace his first statement, because it succinctly sums up the situation: It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 366 Comments

CRU’s Phil Jones: “Maybe because I’m in my 50s, but the language used in the forecasts seems a bit over the top re the cold.”

The Powerline blog has done an excellent job of summarizing the issues surrounding the Climatgate/CRUtape Letters in the past couple of days. Since they reference WUWT in the most recent article, it seems relevant to also post here. It seems … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, Forecasting, Weather | 148 Comments

Fox News Glenn Beck on Climategate

UPDATED: Better video quality in this copy on YouTube. Previous copy was low-res. Beck’s summary of the CRU email exchanges is very strong. Transcript follows, thanks to Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters for it.

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Intensive land-management leaves Europe without carbon sinks

Away from Climategate and back to science, here’s something interesting fingering land use as an issue. This is from the Max Planck Society. A new calculation of Europe’s greenhouse gas balance shows that emissions of methane and nitrous oxide tip … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Land use land cover change | 36 Comments

The CRUtape Letters™, an Alternative Explanation.

By charles the moderator Rodin’s The Thinker at the Musée Rodin. Author CJ. Licensed under Creative Commons. I have a theory. With the blogosphere all atwitter about the emails and data “stolen” from the Climatic Research Institute at the University … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Climategate | 474 Comments

CRU Emails “may” be open to interpretation, but commented code by the programmer tells the real story

When the CRU emails first made it into news stories, there was immediate reaction from the head of CRU, Dr. Phil Jones over this passage in an email: From a news story: In one leaked e-mail, the research center’s … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 482 Comments

Video: Dr. Tim Ball on the CRU emails

From the Corbett Report: Retired climatologist Dr. Tim Ball was interviewed to discuss the significance of the recently leaked emails and documents from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University. These emails reveal stunning behind-the-scenes details, and Dr. Ball … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 102 Comments

Al Gore on SNL skit: What Up With That?

Irony abounds. I wonder what Gore was thinking during all this? Video Recaps | Full Episodes | Webisodes

Posted in Al Gore, Uncategorized | 91 Comments

Pielke Senior: Comment On The Post “Enemies Caught In Action!” On The Blackboard

Comment On The Post “Enemies Caught In Action!” On The Blackboard By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Lucia Liljegren at the Blackboard has a post Enemies caught in action! with an image depicting several individuals including me [thanks to Lucia for her … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 99 Comments

Bishop Hill’s compendium of CRU email issues

For those of you who don’t know of the blog Bishop Hill, let me say that he is a succinct and careful writer who has earned praise from many (including myself and Steve McIntyre) in taking a difficult niche subject … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 272 Comments

“planestupid” kills polar bears via CGI to make a point

h/t to Kate at SDA. Gotta hand it to her. Being a fan of WKRP in Cincinnati, her headline made me laugh out loud. As God Is My Witness, I Thought Polar Bears Could Fly This video however, isn’t so … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae | 82 Comments

Spencer on elitism in the IPCC climate machine

ClimateGate and the Elitist Roots of Global Warming Alarmism by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The hundreds of e-mails being made public after someone hacked into Phil Jones’ Climatic Research Unit (CRU) computer system offer a revealing peek inside the … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, IPCC | 138 Comments

Mirror Site for Climate Audit Setup

The CA server has been overwhelmed. The kinds of load it is getting is difficult for a single server unit to deal with. So “cloud servers” like we have at that are scalable and multihomed work much better for … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 21 Comments

CRU Emails – search engine now online

Quite a lot of interest continues in the files from CRU that were leaked/hacked and placed on a Russian FTP server. Quite a number of other websites have been things with them ranging from commentary to evaluation of validity. With … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, FOI | 389 Comments

Release of CRU files forges a new hockey stick reconstruction

It seems no matter where you look, “hockey stick” shapes pop out of data related to climate. Today, the most extraordinary day in climate science seen in quite some time, was no exception. And, the day is not over. But … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 230 Comments

Mike’s Nature Trick

This is a mirrored post from which is terribly overloaded. Mike’s Nature trick by Jean S on November 20th, 2009 So far one of the most circulated e-mails from the CRU hack is the following from Phil Jones to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climategate | 312 Comments

Der Spiegel Online: stagnating temperatures a puzzle

Stagnating Temperatures Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out By Gerald Traufetter   ddp Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years. Some attribute the trend … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 152 Comments

Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released

UPDATE: Response from CRU in interview with another website, see end of this post. The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, FOI | 1,616 Comments

NOAA: new ocean database spans to 1800

Bill Illis and Bob Tisdale will likely make use of this. h/t to WUWT reader Chris D. NOAA Releases Expanded World Ocean Database Large wave breaking over bow of NOAA ship. High resolution (Credit: NOAA) NOAA today released the World … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 21 Comments