Sense and Sensitivity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach This is an extension of the ideas I laid out as the Thunderstorm Thermostat Hypothesis on WUWT. For those who have not read it, I’ll wait here while you go there and read it … (dum de dum de dum) … (makes himself a cup of coffee) … OK, welcome…

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Un-bearable news

Excerpts: from the Sunday Times: Polar bear is a ‘new’ species by Jonathan Leake Polar bears may have come into existence only 150,000 years ago, when trapped brown bears had to adapt to an ice age Polar bears may have come into existence only 150,000 years ago, when brown bears were trapped by an ice…

Spencer: Spurious warming demonstrated in CRU surface data

Spurious Warming in the Jones U.S. Temperatures Since 1973 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. INTRODUCTION As I discussed in my last post, I’m exploring the International Surface Hourly (ISH) weather data archived by NOAA to see how a simple reanalysis of original weather station temperature data compares to the Jones CRUTem3 land-based temperature dataset.…

Archibald on stellar to climate linkage

The Warning in the Stars By David Archibald If climate is not a random walk, then we can predict climate if we understand what drives it.  The energy that stops the Earth from looking like Pluto comes from the Sun, and the level and type of that energy does change.  So the Sun is a…

Tsunami threat for the Pacific

Of course the big news today is the 8.8 earthquake in Chile and the Tsunami warning stemming from it. There’s not much I could add that’s not already being covered, but I thought this image from the American West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center was interesting. They posted this map with estimated arrival times…

Luxemberg

From the BBC: ‘Iceberg the size of Luxembourg threat‘ – click image for video and watch the collision of two giant ice masses. Of course 50 years ago, such things would likely go unnoticed without satellite imagery. They write: