Monthly Archives: May 2010

GISS Deletes Arctic And Southern Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Data

Guest post by Bob Tisdale There are numerous blog posts and discussions about how the GISS global temperature anomaly product GISTEMP differs from the Hadley Centre and NCDC datasets. The repeated reasons presented for this are, GISS uses 1200km radius … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate data, Sea Surface Temperature | 115 Comments

SST update

Steve Goddard writes: Below are animations for the entire year (150 days) so far, based on NOAA SST maps. The videos are presented with minimal commentary. As they say, “150 pictures are worth 150,000 words.” El Niño has faded and … Continue reading

Posted in Sea Surface Temperature | 54 Comments

Americans: Fly your flag

I’ve been proverbially “sick as a dog” this weekend either from stomach flu, or some food poisoning, not sure which. Spending so much time in bed, I almost forgot to put up my flag today. My neighbors must have wondered … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 93 Comments

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #7

By Steve Goddard The last piece of ice remaining in the Arctic The death spiral continues, with Arctic ice extent and thickness nearly identical to what it was 10 years ago.

Posted in Sea Ice News | 124 Comments

What happens if a hurricane hits the Gulf Oil Slick?

There’s been a lot of worry and speculation over what will happen if a hurricane and the gulf oil spill collide. In response, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has prepared a document answering some of the questions. There’s of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, hurricanes, Oceans | 89 Comments

Ken Cuccinelli versus 810 academics

Guest Commentary by Paul Driessen “Scientific debates should be played out in the academic arena,” insists University of Virginia environmental sciences professor David Carr. “If Michael Mann’s conclusions are unsupported by his data, his scientific critics will eventually demonstrate this.” … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 164 Comments

The fix is in

Engineering a cooler Earth Researchers brainstorm radical ways to counter climate change By Erika Engelhaupt None of the scientists in the room so much as blinked when David Keith suggested saving the world with spy planes spraying sulfuric acid. Keith, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 157 Comments

You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! Melting!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Yesterday, I discussed the Shepherd et al. paper, “Recent loss of floating ice and the consequent sea level contribution” (which I will call S2010). I also posted up a spreadsheet of their Table 1, showing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 202 Comments

Leif Svalgaard on the experience of peer review

I’m remiss in getting this up until now, as Leif sent it back on May 12th. Prep, travel and recovery for ICCC4 took up quite a bit of my time, but I’m pleased to be able to offer this from … Continue reading

Posted in Science | 79 Comments

Arctic Ice Volume Has Increased 25% Since May, 2008

By Steve Goddard and Anthony Watts The Navy requires accurate sea ice information for their operations, and has spent a lot of effort over the years studying, measuring, and operating in Arctic ice both above and below, such as they … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 179 Comments

Throwing the polar bears under the bus

From a Eurekalert press release, it seems the polar bears just aren’t doing the job anymore: “Communicators need to move away from the traditional images of polar bears or fear-laden imagery to find new, inspirational motifs to engage people with … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 146 Comments

Where’s the ice for my drink?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I don’t know what to make of this one. I was wandering the web when I came across a Reuters article about a scientific study called “Global Floating Ice In “Constant Retreat”: Study“. The Reuters … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 164 Comments

Volcanic Smoke Ring

Via NASA’s spaceweather.com Here’s something you don’t see every day, in fact it has only been seen once before by the volcano researchers that got the photo. The diameter of the ring must be huge to be visible at the … Continue reading

Posted in Vulcanism | 39 Comments

Does PIOMASS verify?

Pursuant to the previous post on The great 2007 ice crunch – it wasn’t just melt this is a follow up post for questions raised there. By Steve Goddard One of the favourite web sites quoted by the AGW faithful, is … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 74 Comments

Study concludes: “major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region”

A major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region? Whooda thunk? Thank goodness they consulted the all knowing supercomputer model to figure this fact out: “it could easily have caused $100 billion in damage“. Or, they could have simply consulted history … Continue reading

Posted in Government idiocy, hurricanes, Modeling | 90 Comments

The great 2007 ice crunch – it wasn’t just melt

By Steve Goddard CIRES photo of an Arctic ice pressure ridge I generated an animation of 2007 sea ice thickness from the US Navy’s PIP database, and noticed something remarkable. Watch the video below, particularly inside the red square – … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 171 Comments

Royal Society to review climate consensus position

“I don’t think they were very pleased. I don’t think this sort of thing has been done before in the history of the society.” Society to review climate message By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst, BBC News There is debate over … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | 192 Comments

Anthropogenic Decline in Natural Gas

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, Nature Geoscience is on a roll. Their latest “scientific study” makes an old claim in a new way. After ascribing the temperature changes in Lake Tanganyika to human actions, in a new paper they … Continue reading

Posted in Methane, Paleoclimatology | 175 Comments

CEI files suit on GISS regarding FOIA delays

From The American Spectator: CEI Suing NASA Over Climate Stonewall By Chris Horner on 5.27.10 @ 10:57AM This morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is filing suit against NASA, calling the erstwhile space … Continue reading

Posted in FOI | 92 Comments

NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

UPDATE: NOAA on the same day predicts a below normal east Pacific hurricane season, see below for addeddum. Contact:          Chris Vaccaro, 202-536-8911            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Susan Buchanan, 301-713-0622        May 27, 2010 NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season An “active to … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes | 85 Comments

Shear Ice Decline

By Steve Goddard JAXA shows the area immediately west of Barrow, Alaska as ice free. And it appears to be melting away from the shore. The animation below shows the month of May so far.

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 146 Comments

Australia’s Victorian government creates seminar to “deal with denialism”

Whoo boy. It must be rough out there when CSIRO has to have seminars on how to deal with us rowdy ruffian “deniers”. I’m surprised though, a 15 million budget, and they ask you to bring a sack lunch? Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Government idiocy | 127 Comments

In Which I Go Spelunking …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my usual peripatetic wandering around the web, I came across an interesting paper called “Millennial- and orbital-scale changes in the East Asian monsoon over the past 224,000 years”, in Nature Magazine (subscription required), 28 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 164 Comments

Live Video of BP “Top Kill” Procedure

BP MC252 well gushing oil – environmental disaster video courtesy of British Petroleum Later today, BP is expected to try to reduce the flow of oil from their MC252 well by pumping heavy drilling fluids into the pipe. Throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in Current News | 201 Comments

The Western Snowpack is 137% of normal

From The Declining Spring Snowcover Department Experts tell us that spring snowcover has seen rapid declines in the Northern Hemisphere over the last 20 years. As of today, western US snowpack averaged by state  is 137 percent of normal.

Posted in records, snowfall, Weather | 205 Comments

Past the tipping point

By Steve Goddard In 2007, Dr. Hansen boldly declared “…defying government gag orders. Hansen told Reuters, quote, “The reason so much (of the Arctic ice) went suddenly is that it is hitting a tipping point that we have been warning … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 203 Comments

Romm’s Mosquito Bomb

Most of us just ignore Joe Romm. Because, well, even the fresh prince of Wikipedia, William Connolley, described him once as “foaming”. When members of his shared climate viewpoint say this, you know some days Joe’s writing could put out … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 40 Comments

Modeling the Polar Bear Tipping Point

After reading this BBC article on modeling the “tipping point” of polar bear populations, it seemed this photo summed it up well, especially since modeling was substituted in lieu of “nearly non-existent data”. I wonder how the bears survived the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, GLOC, Modeling, Satire | 144 Comments

Climate alarmism in Britain: “…the poll figures are going through the floor.”

Excerpts from the New York Times article. Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL LONDON — Last month hundreds of environmental activists crammed into an auditorium here to ponder an anguished question: If the scientific consensus on … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion, Politics | 221 Comments

Lord Monckton wins global warming debate at Oxford Union

I’m waiting for actual photos of the event from the official photographer, but for now I’ll make do with what can be found on the Internet. For those who don’t know, the Oxford Union is the top of the food … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 291 Comments

New radar sees tornadic details like never before

From a University of Oklahoma press release, a view of a hook echo like never before. Norman, Okla.—At the University of Oklahoma, researchers captured unprecedented high-resolution radar data during the May 10, 2010, tornadoes using one of the most advanced … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, tornadoes, Weather | 35 Comments

Climate Craziness of the Week: Denmark evicting citizens to clear cut forests for wind turbines

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t read this message of a Danish group opposed to the plan. Greens clear-cutting trees in a national park and evicting people, whoda thunk?. Seems like a case of “we had to destroy … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Craziness of the Week | 139 Comments

The Sea Ice Monster: it’s a scaly thing

By Steve Goddard and Anthony Watts If you zoom in far enough, most anything looks scary, like this picture of a human head louse. But when you look at it in the scale of our normal experience, not so much. … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 219 Comments

Cause for alarm?

Why do scientists and news stories blame everything on global warming? Fortune and glory. Guest post By Paul Driessen, Willie Soon, and David R. Legates We’re often asked, What really causes all these alarms about global warming disasters? As scientists … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Opinion | 99 Comments

WUWT Arctic Sea Ice News #6

By Steve Goddard The Arctic is still running well below freezing, and as a result there just isn’t much happening, except for an odd discrepancy that has developed between NSIDC and NORSEX related to the 2007 extent. Read on. The … Continue reading

Posted in Sea Ice News | 152 Comments