Monthly Archives: June 2010

New Zealand begins emissions trading scheme, meanwhile the Gore/Pachauri Chicago Climate Exchange is flatlining

The months of flatlining at the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) should be a hint to the rest of the world that carbon trading is dead. Time to take it off life support. Even at 10 cents a ton, nobody wants … Continue reading

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Posted in Carbon credits | 82 Comments

Climate Craziness of the Week: The AGU peddles a mammoth climate change theory

Yes, our forebears started global warming by hunting the woolly mammoth. Right. Must be the mammoth albedo effect, much like the sheep albedo effect. Oh, wait, no it’s birch trees albedo calculated via pollen proxy. The mammoths stopped eating birch … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Craziness of the Week, Paleoclimatology | 201 Comments

Waxman Malarkey 3: Impact Zone Alaska

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again, I return to that endless font of misinformation, the Waxman Markey website. In this case, I look at their claims about Alaska. This one will be short and sweet. Their claim is that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 62 Comments

Record cold down under

I swear, I had nothing to do with this. Speaking tonight in Canberra, details here. Weather records for Sydney here. From the “weather is not climate department”: Sydney recorded its coldest June morning today since 1949, with temperatures diving to … Continue reading

Posted in records, Weather | 159 Comments

Waxman Malarkey 2: Impact Zone Australia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Having spent a reasonable amount of time there, I have the highest regard for Australia and Australians. In general they are good, level-headed folks. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the people who wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 89 Comments

Alex – first Atlantic Hurricane of 2010

To help you keep an eye on it, I have the satellite imagery here along with animated loops. Click image for full size or animate this image: Click for loop>>> ============ WTNT31 KNHC 300231 TCPAT1 BULLETIN HURRICANE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER  … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Weather | 20 Comments

Amazing Grace

By Steven Goddard, The headline reads “NASA Satellites Detect Unexpected Ice Loss in East Antarctica“ ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2009) — Using gravity measurement data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission, a team of scientists … Continue reading

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Waxman-Malarkey: Impact Zone US Northeast

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the US House of Representatives, there is something curiously yclept the “Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming” despite the lack of connection between the energy independence and warming. They have a very … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 78 Comments

Mann says hockey stick “icon” is “misplaced”

The scientist behind the controversial ‘hockey stick’ graph has said it was ‘somewhat misplaced’ to make his work an ‘icon of the climate change debate’. From the Telegraph, By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Professor Michael Mann plotted a graph in … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Paleoclimatology | 148 Comments

Perhaps the stupidest article I’ve ever seen

By charles the moderator Here’s the link. I have no other comment. From Global Warming could make Humans EXTINCT within 50 years Kill mechanisms list Global Warming could make the human race EXTINCT. The #1 kill mechanism is famine. … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 188 Comments

Heavy Climate

Earth’s gravity pictured in ‘HD’ By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Bergen It is one of the most exquisite views we have ever had of the Earth. This colourful new map traces the subtle but all pervasive influence the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Space, Technology | 106 Comments

Sea Ice News #11

“Steepest slope ever.” By Steven Goddard We have been hearing a lot about how the decline in Arctic ice is following the “steepest slope ever.” The point is largely meaningless, but we can have some fun with it. The Bremen … Continue reading

Posted in Sea ice, Sea Ice News | 300 Comments

Badges? The “We don’t need no stinking badges” contest

In case you don’t know the line above, lookup “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”. Here’s a YouTube clip of one of the most famous lines ever borrowed for parody use in movies. I’ve always said that if you can’t laugh … Continue reading

Posted in Fun_stuff | 158 Comments

The New Space Junk Blame Game

Space junk, those bits and pieces dropped by astronauts, or resulting from explosion of upper stages, or collisions of satellites or ASAT tests, are a major safety hazard in Low Earth Orbit and are a growing issue in Geosynchronous Orbit, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 40 Comments

Quote of the Week #36 – Carbon sequestration’s fatal flaw

This is a parody gone mad. Green advocates howl about the issues of nuclear waste storage, arguing that nuclear energy becomes impractical due to the need for long term safe storage, in some cases tens of thousands to millions of … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Carbon sequestration, Quote of the Week | 162 Comments

Spencer on Pinatubo and climate sensitivity

Revisiting the Pinatubo Eruption as a Test of Climate Sensitivity By Roy W. Spencer, PhD. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines on June 15, 1991 provided a natural test of the climate system to radiative forcing by producing … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, Climate sensitivity, Vulcanism | 72 Comments

Booker, North, and Willis on the IPCC Amazongate affair

In the news this week, lots of agitation over some questionable science from an NGO wrongly cited by the IPCC, and a newspaper that caved to pressure. The two journalists who originally broke the story “Amazongate”, Booker and North, were … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Opinion, Politics | 108 Comments

SEPP on the PNAS blacklist paper

By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) This week was marked by a blowout that may have greater ramifications than the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The Proceedings of the National Academy of … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Opinion | 109 Comments

The List Goes On …. and On

By Steven Goddard, Surely the world must be coming to an end, preceded by the demise of Arctic Ice. Some of my current favorites are listed below.

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 68 Comments

The Beauty of a Near Spotless Sun

Amateur telescope photographer Thierry Legault has gained renown in recent years taking photographs of spacecraft in orbit… from the ground, with them either reflecting sunlight as they cross the terminator, or silhouetted by the moon, or in recent days, silhouetted … Continue reading

Posted in Solar | 336 Comments

Out in the Ama-zone

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There have been lots of articles lately discussing the retraction by the UK Sunday Times of their claims about Amazongate. Folks like George Monbiot are claiming that their point of view has been vindicated, that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 179 Comments

Why TV weathermen are on the frontline of the climate change debate

I used to be like Jim Gandy when I was doing television. Gandy, who chastises people in advance (bolded in the article below) who might want to visit his blog and discus the issues, probably won’t win any converts with … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media | 51 Comments

What Australian Media is saying about Rudd, Gillard, and ETS – which looks dead for now

Via the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser – here is a summary of articles discussing the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) future in Australian politics. ETS looks “deader ‘n a doornail” right now. This graph (courtesy of David Archibald) may help … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon credits, Politics | 57 Comments

Shocker! ABC says UHI making cities hotter!

Above: NOAA Satellite IR image showing UHI of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC Above: A trend comparison slide from my tour, courtesy of my friend, former California State Climatologist Jim Goodridge. Simon at ACM writes: So reads the … Continue reading

Posted in media, Ridiculae, UHI | 58 Comments

Latest Barrow Ice Breakup On Record?

By Steven Goddard, In my last post, we discussed how there has been no visible change in the landfast ice near Barrow, AK. during the last week. The University of Alaska has been tracking breakup of this ice for the … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice, Uncategorized | 108 Comments

Open thread

Haven’t had one in awhile. Too tired and cold (4C and raining in Ballarat) to do much else. Keep it clean. Play nice. Bonus picture regarding events of this week:

Posted in Uncategorized | 111 Comments

Ice Dancing

By Steven Goddard, In order to better visualize what is happening in the Arctic this summer, I generated an animation of satellite photos over the area of open water west of Barrow, AK. It reveals a very dynamic ice edge … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 137 Comments

But, but…we don’t really mean the word that way!

From FoxNews and the Sun McCartney, in Interview, Compares Global Warming Skeptics to Holocaust Deniers Sir Paul McCartney just can’t let it be. The former Beatle predicted in an interview that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 174 Comments

Travel notes from my Australian Tour

Gosh, I’m zorched, living a life out of a suitcase on the yellow brick road in Oz. Two presentations today, flying, driving, walking, running. It’s a whirlwind tour. All my travel photos are taken from car windows, airline windows, airports, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 43 Comments

The Trend

By Steven Goddard No matter what happens with the summer Arctic ice minimum, NSIDC will report that the long-term trend is downwards.

Posted in Sea ice | 228 Comments

Global warming’s Stephen Schneider: The Light That Failed

Reposted from By Tom Fuller The publication this week of a paper titled ‘Expert Credibility in Climate Change’ in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences will certainly do nothing to raise the credibility of the authors, those … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 96 Comments

Green Energy Company Threatens Economics Professor … with Package of Dismantled Bomb Parts

Pajamas media update: There have been some developments since this was published.  The short version is that a series of coincidences led Gabriel Calzada to believe a package was a bomb threat.  Let’s just review what Calzada was responding to: … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Energy | 117 Comments

The EPA has gone mad cow disease

EPA classifies milk as oil, forcing costly rules on farmers Monica Scott The Grand Rapids Press Update: State Senate calls for EPA to change rule classifying cow’s milk as oil GRAND RAPIDS — Having watched the oil gushing in the … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Government idiocy | 181 Comments

Before One Has Data

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony Watts has posted up an interesting article on the temperature at Laverton Airport (Laverton Aero), Australia. Unfortunately, he was moving too fast, plus he’s on the other side of the world, with his head … Continue reading

Posted in measurement, Weather_stations | 83 Comments

Initiative to suspend California’s Global Warming Law (AB32) makes the ballot

I’m proud to say that Dan Logue is my assemblyman. – Anthony Economic initiative makes the ballot By LARRY MITCHELL-Staff Writer Chico Enterprise Record SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda, was elated this week to learn his initiative to suspend … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Politics | 55 Comments