Monthly Archives: January 2010

UHI is alive and well

One of the most ridiculous claims recently related to Menne et al 2010 and my surfacestations project was a claim made by DeSmogBlog (and Huffington Post who carried the story also) is that the “Urban Heat Island Myth is Dead“. … Continue reading

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Posted in UHI | 172 Comments

Lake Powell Water Levels as a Proxy for Western Snowfall

In Debunking National Wildlife Federation Claims – Part 2 some commenters claimed that the snow data cited from WRI “was not good enough”. OK then, on to a bigger catchment. Steve Goddard replies in this brief essay. Lake Powell (Arizona and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Snow | 123 Comments

A look at IPCC’s referenced student dissertation shows more economic than climate concern

People get busy when questions get raised, and they send me things. I got an email today with a link and quote that read: The student dissertation the IPCC used in AR4 doesn’t even support their claims. The student states … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 70 Comments

NODC revises ocean heat content data – it’s now dropping slightly

NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700 Meters) – 2007, 2008 & 2009 Corrections Guest post by Bob Tisdale The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) recently updated its 4th quarter and annual 2009 Ocean Heat Content (OHC) data. The data that was … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans | 174 Comments

IPCC now in Bizarroland: Pachauri releases “smutty” romance novel

Just when you think things can’t get any more bizarre with the IPCC, having just learned that the IPPC 2007 report used magazine articles for references, head of the IPCC, Dr. Rajenda Pachauri, provides comedy gold. According to the UK … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Ridiculae | 359 Comments

IPCC Gate Du Jour: UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

It’s worse than we thought! Now the IPCC has been citing magazine articles, like this one from Climbing Magazine, issue 208, shown at left. We’ve heard the title before, according to their index: “Canaries in a Coal Mine,” – Feature … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 181 Comments

Debunking National Wildlife Federation Claims – Part 2

Both WUWT and Climate Audit had posts regarding the ridiculous WaPo story about snowfall being a result of climate change. This is a follow up to those posts done by guest contributor Steven Goddard. One of the  NWF claims about … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Climate_change, media, snowfall | 200 Comments

Uh Oh – Pachauri caught out in IPCC 2035 glacier melt issue

The London Times is reporting: “The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt. Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on … Continue reading

Posted in Glaciers, IPCC | 172 Comments

Ice in Chinese ports “exceeding anything experienced in 30 years”

From the “weather is not climate department” another report of ice further south than has been recently experienced. Here’s a picture from this China Daily news story: From Maritime CHINA PORTS FREAK WEATHER ALERT By David Hughes Published: Tue, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Sea ice | 120 Comments

Diverging views

The GISS Temperature Record Divergence Problem Guest post by Tilo Reber In connection with James Hansen’s explanation of why his GISS temperature record diverges from that of HadCRUT, I decided to check on the legitimacy of what GISS was doing. Dr. … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Arctic, Climate data | 149 Comments

Strange but true – Bin Laden on Global Warming

From My Way News The world of climate change alarmism just got a new ally. No I’m not kidding. CAIRO (AP) – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 199 Comments

Gate du Jour – Now it’s Greenpeace reports in the IPCC AR4

Donna Laframboise, who gave us the list of World Wildlife Fund non peer reviewed studies cited in the IPCC AR4 continues to make lists. Here’s her latest list. Those calm, rational, thoughtful folks at Greenpeace seem to have had a … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 187 Comments

NWF’s winter weather wackiness

We’ve seen how the World Wildlife Fund reports were included in IPCC AR4 with disastrous results, now we have an example of a newspaper and TV Network hanging their entire story on a report from the National Wildlife Federation. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media | 107 Comments

Forecast modernization program

Animal rights group: Replace Punxsutawney Phil with robot Wednesday, January 27, 2010 From The Post Gazette PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania’s Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in. People for … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, Ridiculae | 139 Comments

CRU’s Climategate finally makes the news in Norwich

New twist in UEA climate change row DAVID BALE Last updated: 28/01/2010 10:03:00 Norwich’s flagship university was at the centre of a new row today after it emerged it broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 132 Comments

New paper in Nature on CO2 amplification: “it’s less than we thought”

Amplification of Global Warming by Carbon-Cycle Feedback Significantly Less Than Thought, Study Suggests from ScienceDaily (Jan. 28, 2010) — A new estimate of the feedback between temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has been derived from a comprehensive comparison … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide | 201 Comments

Lord Lawson calls for CRU Inquiry to be held in public

Press Release LONDON, 28 January 2010 – Lord Lawson, the Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has this week written to Sir Muir Russell about the terms of reference and the conduct of his Independent Inquiry into the allegations … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 147 Comments

Floating Islands

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Much has been written of late regarding the impending projected demise of the world’s coral atoll islands due to CO2-caused sea level rise. Micronesia is suing the Czech Government over CO2 emissions that they claim … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 226 Comments

Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated

by Anthony Watts There has been a lot of buzz about the Menne et al 2010 paper “On the reliability of the U.S. Surface Temperature Record” which is NCDC’s response to the project. One paid blogger even erroneously trumpeted … Continue reading

Posted in Weather_stations | 285 Comments

Another survey shows public opinion on global warming is in decline

From a press release by George Mason University: American Opinion Cools on Global Warming FAIRFAX, Va., January 27, 2010—Public concern about global warming has dropped sharply since the fall of 2008, according to the results of a national survey released … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion | 129 Comments