Monthly Archives: March 2010

Trust and Mistrust

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Following up on the excellent initiative of Dr. Judith Curry (see Judith’s post and my response ), I would like to see what I can do to rebuild the justifiably lost trust in climate science. … Continue reading

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New paper – AGW sooners, stake your “drill baby drill” ice free claims now!

Richard North of the EU Referendum sends word of this new paper. I’m sure Greenpeace won’t be amused as more polar bears turn into dumpster divers with this new influx of miners and drillers in the new ice free future. … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Politics | 73 Comments

Arctic Sea Ice about to hit ‘normal’ – what will the news say?

Forecasting The NSIDC News By Steven Goddard and Anthony Watts Barring an about face by nature or adjustments, it appears that for the first time since 2001, Arctic Sea ice will hit the “normal” line as defined by the National … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Forecasting, Sea ice | 382 Comments

Send in the toads to test for quakes

Story from AFP via Breitbart, h/t to Leif Svalgaard. Maybe the Chinese had it right way back then with this gadget: Toad is a telltale for impending quakes: scientists For ages, mankind has craved a tool that can provide early … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Science | 107 Comments

Carbon Emissionaries

In 2005, the European Union (EU) put into place a carbon trading scheme. Prices for carbon permits promptly plunged, and have remained depressed since then. The price for a permit to emit a tonne of CO2 went from 21.59 Euros … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon credits | 80 Comments

NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, GISS Admits

By Blake Snow – Image: NASA / Goddard Institute for Space Studies – Maps from NASA’s GISS reveal temperatures where no data exist, thanks to mathematical extrapolation of data. NASA was able to put a man on the moon, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Uncategorized | 199 Comments

Results of the Climategate Parliamentary Inquiry in the UK

This is the final report, which has been embargoed until 5:01 PM PDT / 00:01 GMT March 31st. Below is the emailed notice to MP’s sent with the PDF of the report.

Posted in Announcements, Climategate | 261 Comments

Heads up

Just a note to let everyone know that the Parliamentary inquiry into Climategate has produced the final report and that I have an advance copy, which is embargoed until 5:01PM PDT (00:01 GMT). I’ll be posting it then, be sure … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Climategate | 61 Comments

Sea change in American media preferences

While Americans continue to put global warming aka climate change at the bottom of the list of worries, it seems the electronic media outlets that most often push alarming climate stories are losing favor. This interesting juxtaposition was from my … Continue reading

Posted in media | 131 Comments

Ocean acidification: the “evil twin of global warming”

From the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies James Cook University “Evil twin” threatens world’s oceans, scientists warn The rise in human emissions of carbon dioxide is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Oceans | 209 Comments

Climategate now in a Law and Order episode

Bizarre plot twists aren’t limited to recent climate science. I’m sitting in my study and Law and Order came on on NBC 10PM PDT. They have a fictional crime episode regarding a climate scientist where stolen emails are mentioned in … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 75 Comments

Atlantic conveyor belt – still going strong and will be the day after tomorrow

The Gulf Stream does not appear to be slowing down, say US scientists who have used satellites to monitor tell-tale changes in the height of the sea. Confirming work by other scientists using different methodologies, they found dramatic short-term variability … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans | 76 Comments

Yale to greens: “abandon climate change, focus on energy”

This may be perhaps the first time I’ve embraced an article from the Yale Environment 360 forum, the opener reads: Environmentalists have long sought to use the threat of catastrophic global warming to persuade the public to embrace a low-carbon … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Energy, Opinion | 190 Comments

AMS/NWA sponsored survey of TV weathercasters: 63% Believe Global Warming is Mostly Natural

- Only 4% trust politicians on climate change information. In January and February 2010, using a web-based method, we surveyed all broadcast TV members of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA) using member email lists … Continue reading

Posted in media | 69 Comments

Vote for the best ‘political climate’ website:

From the “what you sow, so shall you reap” department: I was advised in comments, that Treehugger is sponsoring a new “best of” awards poll. WUWT is not in it of course, because, well it’s “Treehugger” what did you expect? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 53 Comments

Quote of the week #32 – hockeying up a zinger

You have to wonder, has Dr. Mann decided to pull a CYA in the face of Climategate, or is he just not cognizant of how ridiculous his statement is in the context of his past behavior? Since “Climategate” Dr. Michael … Continue reading

Posted in Quote of the Week | 156 Comments

Skating on the Other Side of the Ice

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by this thread over at Bishop Hill’s excellent blog, I thought I’d write about sea ice. Among the many catastrophic things claimed to be the result of “global warming”, declining sea ice is one … Continue reading

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Cartoons by Josh

Bishop Hill has a cohort, Josh,  that has turned Climategate and the blogospheric response into a running series of cartoons. During his blogging sabbatical while he turned his attention to mining (not the data kind), I think Steve McIntyre missed … Continue reading

Posted in Fun_stuff, Satire | 43 Comments

England’s Five Year Climate Forecast Cycle

Guest post by Steven Goddard (UK Pic Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response) England, Scotland and Wales completely covered in snow,  January, 2010 In my last article, I discussed the current theory that global warming is going to turn England into … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Satire | 168 Comments

2010 Earth Hour in California – just as ineffective as last year

Earth Hour has come and gone in California (8:30 to 9:30 PM PDT) for 2010 without so much as a blip. In fact the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) power usage graph looks much like last year when there was … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Energy, Politics, Ridiculae | 137 Comments

‘Foamenting’ climate change

From the American Association for the Advancement of Science, more ideas on geoengineering: PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA—In an effort to curb global warming, scientists have proposed everything from launching sunlight-blocking dust into the stratosphere to boosting the number of carbon-sucking algae … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans | 130 Comments

Earth Hour in North Korea a stunning success

The WWF sponsored Earth Hour has already come and gone in the Korean time zone, and the North Korean proletariat has claimed a stunning victory over its evil capitalist neighbor, South Korea. Oh, wait.

Posted in Satire | 149 Comments

Belief in climate change tumbles in Germany

Leading German magazine SPIEGEL Online has conducted a representative survey about climate change. The (not so surprising) result is that now only a minority (42%) are afraid of the climate change, compared to 62% in fall 2006.

Posted in Climate_change, Opinion | 54 Comments

Tracking Earth Hour in the Greenest State

Earth Hour comes to every time zone at 8:30 PM today. Will it make a difference? Their website says: On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Energy, Politics, Ridiculae | 148 Comments

Energy Star-t Your Engines

Massive fraud in the EPA/DOE Energy Star Program. Automated system allows fake products to get approval. WASHINGTON — Does a “gasoline-powered alarm clock” qualify for the EnergyStar label, the government stamp of approval for an energy-saving product? Like more than … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Government idiocy, Ridiculae | 80 Comments

Tropical England

Guest post by Steven Goddard National Trust image by Rob Collins The UK National Trust is warning of a 2-4C rise in summer temperatures by the end of the century.  They envision English gardens full of palm trees, Bougainvillea and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change | 187 Comments

Catlin Team Averaging 1.7 Miles Per Day – Only 295 Miles Left to Go!

The Catlin team has been on the ice for 10 days, and has traveled a total of 17 miles so far as the crow flies.  At that rate, they will reach the North Pole in September, except that the ice … Continue reading

Posted in Post-normal science | 195 Comments

WUWT Status report – 40 million

Overnight, another milestone occurred. As of 6:20 AM PST, the WUWT hit counter shows: Thank you readers, thank you moderators, thank you guest contributors. Traffic has slowed from about half of what it was during the heady days of Climategate … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 109 Comments

Earth follows the warming: soils add 100 million tons of CO2 per year

From the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Soils release more carbon dioxide as globe warms The researchers overlaid the soil respiration database — which is openly available for the scientific community to add to — on Google Earth. COLLEGE PARK, Md. … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Earth | 142 Comments


Guest post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by this thread on the lack of data in the Arctic Ocean, I looked into how GISS creates data when there is no data. GISS is the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, a part of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 218 Comments

Ice Station Ztupid

Well I’ve ignored the “new” Catlin Arctic survey as long as I can. Like last year, they’ve gone off the deep ends of the earth with wacky claims. Apparently the team isn’t watching the sea ice extent data closely. Me … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Satire, Sea ice | 81 Comments

Arctic sea ice continues to rise past the normal peak date

I’ve been watching this NSIDC graph for a few days, figuring it was just noise. Now, it looks like “something worth blogging about“. The Arctic sea ice extent is continuing to grow past the normal historical peak which occurs typically … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Arctic, Sea ice | 267 Comments

Spoofing the climate of news

Heh. Everybody gets equal treatment in this parody of the state of climate change. When you step back and look at it all, it is pretty funny. -A New Study Suggests News Climate Is Warming A new study suggests that … Continue reading

Posted in Satire | 62 Comments

Skeptic-Warmer networking update with no update?

Richard North, of the EU Referendum, the only player in the map below to have three balls, points out that Profero has made an “update” on their website. But there’s no update to the hilariously flawed networking map they produced, … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 124 Comments

Bengal Island succumbs to global warming nonsense – AP gets nutty over the loss of a sandbar

By Steven Goddard and Anthony Watts From the New York Daily News via  Associated Press reports : Global warming resolves 30-year land dispute between India, Bangladesh: Coveted island sinks By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press Writer Nirmala George, Associated Press Writer … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, GLOC, Sea level | 131 Comments