Cherry picking is easy

by Steve Goddard Tamino has named me “Mr. Cherry” for picking start dates of graphs which are different from the ones he chooses to cherry pick. For instance, he considers 1975 to be the start of “the modern global warming era.” Living up to his high standards, I declare August 16, 2010 to be the…

Solar UV linkage to earth’s atmosphere confirmed

From the “you don’t know everything about the sun and earth yet so stop telling us the sun doesn’t matter” department and National Science Foundation: Shrinking atmospheric layer linked to low levels of solar radiation Large changes in the sun’s energy output may drive unexpectedly dramatic fluctuations in Earth’s outer atmosphere. “This research makes a…

UHI study of the UK Armagh Observatory

Via Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. and with a h/t to Erik, I found this most interesting, because it demonstrates the even small things like hedges can influence temperature readings. This paper originally had only 1 diagram, but I’ve added photography to help you visualize the site. “Within a few weeks of the commencement of the…

Obama SG urges tossing CO2 ruling, greens howl

Obama Admin Urges Supreme Court to Vacate Greenhouse Gas ‘Nuisance’ Ruling By GABRIEL NELSON of Greenwire The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court to toss out an appeals court decision that would allow lawsuits against major emitters for their contributions to global warming, stunning environmentalists who see the case as a powerful prod on…

Attention codgers! Get with the program!

I wouldn’t have believed this if I hadn’t read it for myself. This is an actual study and press release from the University of York.  I’m surprised they didn’t issue this press release IN ALL UPPER CASE. Those darn whippersnappers. New rules of engagement for older people and climate change A new study by researchers…

Ecological Footprints – a good idea gone bad

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In “Another day, overshot to hell” Anthony Watts commented on the “Overshoot Day” promoted by Mathis Wackernagel and the Global Footprint Network (GFN). This is based on the idea of the “ecological footprint”. Your “ecological footprint” (EF) is how many acres (hectares) of land it takes to support you, to…