Monthly Archives: September 2010

AMO+PDO= temperature variation – one graph says it all

Joe D’Aleo and Don Easterbrook have produced a new paper for SPPI. This graph of US Mean temperature versus the AMO and PDO ocean cycles is prominently featured: I particularly liked the regression forecast fit: About these ads

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Posted in AMO, Climate data, Oceans, PDO | 143 Comments

O…M…G – Video explodes skeptical kids in bloodbath

My Inbox exploded with tips today, this one in particular. This unbelievably vile video from the 10:10 campaign takes the award for the most disgusting climate and carbon reduction video ever. It is in a class by itself, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, GLOC | 603 Comments

Lower Than This They Cannot Stoop

Guest Post by Thomas Fuller Depending on when this gets posted, the post Anthony put up titled “O…M…G – Video explodes skeptical kids in bloodbath” may have sunk quite a bit down the pile of posts–Anthony and his squad are … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 133 Comments

Global Work Party Day on 10/10/2010: come up with your own event

Canadian actress Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) has produced a great YouTube video urging everyone to participate in 350.org’s “Global Work Party Day” on October 10, 2010. From the Huffington Post: Page cites this summer’s floods in Pakistan and the Gulf … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Climate_change, Politics | Tagged , , | 52 Comments

Newly discovered planet may have water on its surface

From the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa The planet, which is probably 30 percent larger than Earth, was discovered using one of the telescopes of the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea. It orbits a relatively small star, Gliese … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space | 41 Comments

The Royal Society’s Toned Down Climate Stance

The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 30 September 2010 LONDON, 30 September – The Global Warming Policy Foundation has welcomed the Royal Society’s decision to revise and tone down its position on climate change. Its new climate guide is an improvement … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Science | 95 Comments

No evidence for Clovis comet catastrophe, archaeologists say

From University of Chicago Press Journals: New research challenges the controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America. Writing in the October issue of Current Anthropology, archaeologists … Continue reading

Posted in Extinction, Science, Space | 64 Comments

Extreme Weather, Extreme Claims

Via email press release: A new paper at SPPI looks at the history of extreme weather events. The on-going claims of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming have been ramped up again lately because of the opportunities presented by the heat wave … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | 75 Comments

Royal Society blinks – embraces sceptics and uncertainty

WUWT Flashback: Royal Society to review climate consensus position Posted on May 27, 2010 “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 … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | 164 Comments

Nicole lasts all of 6-hours as a named tropical storm

Easy come, easy go.  Nicole was upgraded from TD16 at 11 AM and dissipated as a tropical storm at 5 PM.  Nicole joins Tropical Storm Chris from 2000 as the only other 6-hour 35-knot maximum sustained wind tropical storm [since … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Weather | Tagged , | 37 Comments

White House science advisor Holdren’s climate slide show at Kavli

While Obama seems to be a non-starter on climate, John Holdren is out stumping for climate change issues. For those who wonder what we are up against, watching this slideshow is enlightening. Comments on specific slides welcome. – Anthony Via … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Politics | 102 Comments

Quote of the Week – David Suzuki, a farce of nature

Tagging this one was a tough choice between “Quote of the Week” and “Climate Craziness of the Week”. Quote won. September 27, 2010: Dr. David Suzuki, co-founder of the environmental activist group, The David Suzuki Foundation, is now touring Canada … Continue reading

Posted in Quote of the Week, Satire | 78 Comments

Pielke on ground water extraction causing sea level rise

Report On Sea Level Rise And Ground Water Extraction There is a news article from the University of Utrecht [thanks to Erik for alerting us to this!] titled Rising sea levels attributed to global groundwater extraction The article starts with the text “Large-scale … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | 79 Comments

Admission of unfair dealings by DEC to the Thompsons

For those of you following the governmental abuse of the Thompson farm case in Australia, here is an update, from their own meeting minutes: And there’s a second admission along the same lines:

Posted in Government idiocy | 23 Comments

Klotzbach and Gray: two week hurricane forecast

We expect that the next two weeks will be characterized by above-average amounts of activity (greater than 130 percent of climatology.) So starts the latest two week forecast from Philip Klotzbach and William Gray at Colorado State University. As you … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, hurricanes | 31 Comments

The Improving State of the World

With all the gloom and doom being pushed today, the title of this book is one of certain optimism. WUWT reader may recognize the author, Indur M. Goklany, a frequent WUWT contributor. I highly recommend his book, both for the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Economy-health | 118 Comments

Aurora Borealis hits a 100-year low point – sun blamed

via Physorg.com with h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard and Indur Goklany The Northern Lights have petered out during the second half of this decade, becoming rarer than at any other time in more than a century, the Finnish Meteorological Institute … Continue reading

Posted in Optical phenonmena, Solar, Space | 92 Comments

Mexican mudslide update: thousand dead becomes zero

Instead of thousands feared dead, reports are now saying that no one has been confirmed dead, and officials are hopeful that those few missing will be found alive.  This is great news for some regions of Mexico, which have received … Continue reading

Posted in Weather | Tagged , | 20 Comments

Potential breakthrough: electrical power from waste heat generated at the quantum level

I’ve always been fascinated by the thermocouple and its ability to generate electricity from heat. I’ve often wondered if we could put millions of thermocouples into places where heat is a byproduct of some other operation and capture it as … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Science | 95 Comments

Kilimanjaro’s snow – it’s about land use change, tree cutting

From the we told you so, twice, no make that three times, department, the poster child for climate change is cited in the New Scientist where they say a peer reviewed paper shows that it’s mostly about the trees and … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Glaciers, Land use land cover change | Tagged | 52 Comments

How not to measure temperature, in the Solomon Islands

People Send me stuff. I get pictures of weather stations from all over the world. Here we have Henderson Field, serving the capital city of Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Hi Anthony, I thought you might be interested to see this … Continue reading

Posted in GHCN, Weather_stations | 79 Comments

21 complaints about farm smells and an idiotic bureaucracy – enough to ruin a life, a livelihood, and a family home

This really, really, pisses me off. It stinks, and the stench isn’t coming from the animals.  WUWT’s call to action and generous readers have helped raise over $30,000 to keep a roof over the head of the Thompson children. Now … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 80 Comments

Steve McIntyre – one of the top 50 people who matter

I wish to add my congratulations to the chorus of them. Steve has been an inspiration to many climate skeptics, yours truly included. I’m honored to call him a friend. – Anthony A man for all (climate) seasons? Source:  UK … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 59 Comments

Breaking: NASA GISS Dr. James Hansen – arrested yet again

Dr. James Hansen arrested in coal protest at the White House, see the photo below. From the Wonk Room » Around The World, Activists Arrested For Protesting Coal’s Destruction More than 100 people were arrested today during Appalachia Rising, the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 150 Comments

The season of disinvitation continues

As we’ve seen previously this week: Enviro and Media Agenda on Extreme Weather – State Climatologist Invited, then Uninvited to Rally …”disinvitation” seems to be the latest tool for stifling debate. From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Invited Letter Now Rejected By … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | 109 Comments

Loehle: Vindication

Guest Post by Craig Loehle (cloehle -at- ncasi.org) When I published my 2000 year reconstruction (Loehle, C. 2007. A 2000 Year Global Temperature Reconstruction based on Non-Treering Proxy Data. Energy & Environment 18:1049-1058) and the subsequent correction with better confidence … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 270 Comments

Cancel all your European travel and vacation plans – carbon trading extortion is here

This is idiotic. The EU carbon trading cabal has decided to extort the rest of the air travel world starting in 2012. In a nutshell, they’ll ban flights from landing if the airlines don’t engage in carbon trading. It’s yet … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon credits, Government idiocy | 143 Comments

Rebuild California! Vote for your favorite Jerry Brown commercial idea

The California governor’s race is heating up with former governor Jerry Brown (D) running against former EBay CEO Meg Whitman (R).  Brown, after decades in government has apparently run out of ideas for campaign commercials and is looking for people … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | 44 Comments

Los Angeles laughs at recent “invisible summer” AP article

Downtown Los Angeles scorches with temperatures 110+ F … NWS Current temp at USC [UPDATE: 2:30 PM Pacific: USC station no longer reporting?- Ryan  2:52 FIXED LINK - Anthony]   WUWT:  oh little sensor: why did you stop reporting the temperature … Continue reading

Posted in heat wave, Weather | Tagged , , | 69 Comments

Examining Trenberth’s ‘The heat will come back to haunt us sooner or later’ statement

Inspired by a WUWT comment from Bill Illis in the Maybe they’ve found Trenberth’s missing heat thread, I’ve elevated this to full post status and provided the relevant graphics from the links Bill provided. From a National Science Foundation article on … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Oceans | 160 Comments

Skeptical Science? John Cook – embarrassing himself

Another fall from grace.

Posted in Opinion | 120 Comments

New discovery may lead to a malaria vaccine

WUWT recently carried a guest post from Indur Goklany titled Smacking Down Malaria Misconceptions which generated a lot of contentious comments, inflammatory rebuttal posts, and even a permanent ban of Ed Darrell from WUWT because he claims I’ve called Rachel Carson … Continue reading

Posted in Economy-health | 56 Comments

Wasted Opportunities

Guest post by Thomas Fuller Although I’m a big fan of solar power and think it has a bright future, I must admit that our focus on the Big Three renewable energy sources–solar, wind and biofuels–has been a wasted opportunity, … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | 86 Comments

More follow up on the solar-neutrinos-radioactive decay story – experimental falsification

Getting out of the solar core, neutrinos are speed demons, photons are slugs. h/t to Leif Svalgaard for the graphical annotation inspiration. Solar core image from NASA. In August, WUWT carried a story that was rather shocking: some physicists published … Continue reading

Posted in Science | 90 Comments

Bilderberg Group discusses “Global Cooling” at 2010 meeting

James Delingpole has found something interesting: He writes: Bilderberg. Whether you believe it’s part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it’s just an innocent high-level talking shop, there’s one thing … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 79 Comments