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 Global.net 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 surfacestations.org 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

Heading for the exits

Climate agency going up in flames Exit of Canada’s expert a sure sign IPCC in trouble Terence Corcoran, National Post A catastrophic heat wave appears to be closing in on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. How hot is it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 129 Comments

CRU inquiry prompts sought after changes in UK law, citing failure of CRU’s FOIA officer

Breaking news from the UK: Inquiries by Jonathan Leake at The Sunday Times have revealed new developments in the Climategate affair. I previously reported about the current predicament: Loophole in UK FOIA law will apparently allow CRU to avoid prosecution Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 151 Comments

New Compendium Paper on Surface Temperature Records

NOTE: An update to the compendium has been posted. Now has bookmarks. Please download again. I have a new paper out with Joe D’Aleo. First I want to say that without E.M. Smith, aka “Chiefio” and his astounding work with … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 282 Comments

The picture of the week…

…goes to Jo Nova, who not only blogs, but does her own illustrations too. This satirical road sign made me laugh, I hope it will do the same for you. Looks like it may be on Mars, or maybe out … Continue reading

Posted in Satire | 61 Comments

Mosher: The Hackers

Guest Post by Steven Mosher All processes are subject to hacking, both from external and internal entities. The IPCC process is no exception, neither is the process of writing for science journals exempt. As recent reports show Pachauri hacked the … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 225 Comments

Amazon flavor “gate du jour” leaves a bad taste

I reported yesterday on Dr. Richard Norths findings on what he coined “amazongate” related to yet another WWF reference in the IPCC AR4. Yesterday I sent him a comment from WUWT reader “Icarus” that made a very valid point. However … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 158 Comments

Pew Poll: global warming dead last, down from last year

It seems that the public just doesn’t share the worry some of the activists have. From the Pew Research Center Global Warming and the Environment Dealing with global warming ranks at the bottom of the public’s list of priorities; just … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion, Politics | 157 Comments

Du Jour-gate flavor: Amazon

The IPCC “Flavor of the day”-gate is now the Amazon Rain Forest. What will tomorrow’s flavor be? James Delingpole of the Telegraph says this better than I ever could, so I’ll provide his summary here. Note that there are plenty … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 240 Comments

The IPCC: More Sins of Omission – Telling the Truth but Not the Whole Truth

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany In an earlier post, The IPCC: Hiding the Decline…, I argued that even more egregious than the IPCC’s mistaken claim that Himalayan glaciers would be mainly gone by 2035, was the willful omission in … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 163 Comments

Loophole in UK FOIA law will apparently allow CRU to avoid prosecution

It appears that poorly crafted law is going to mean no prosecutions for any of the CRU collaborators in the now famous leaked emails and documents. This from The Bishop Hill blog: I’ve  just come off the phone to the … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 109 Comments

“Pachauri must resign – his position is untenable”

Here in the USA, WUWT readers probably don’t have a true handle on the firestorm that is going on in India over Pachauri’s “glaciergate”.  It is making headlines and the people there are quite angry, because they’ve been led to … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 191 Comments

The scandal deepens – IPCC AR4 riddled with non peer reviewed WWF papers

All the years I’ve been in TV news, I’ve observed that every story has a tipping point. In news, we know when it has reached that point when we say it “has legs” and the story takes on a life … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 323 Comments

The purge continues

Last night I pointed out how NASA had quietly purged IPCC AR4 referenced glacier melting claims from its climate.nasa.gov website, especially since they upped the year from 2035 to 2030 on their own. Now Roger Pielke Jr. points out that … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 204 Comments

For the IPCC AR4, “weather events are climate” – looks like another retraction is needed

We’ve been admonished by others in the blogosphere when we report on record cold weather or record snow stories of interest by hurling the maxim: “weather is not climate“. Yet when the IPCC does that, linking specific weather events in … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 61 Comments

Well, at least they didn’t use a lizard

Now that Dr. Rajenda Pachauri has blown all his (and the IPCC’s) credibility with denouncing complaints about the flawed glaciers melt date as “voodoo science”, the pundits, both serious and silly, are getting to work. On the serious side we … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Satire | 112 Comments