Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sea Ice News #28

I missed doing a Sea Ice News last week due to being a bit discombobulated with family health issues which have now thankfully been resolved, so I’ll pick up here with a new report. The news this week is that … Continue reading

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Metadata Errors in the global weather station database

Errors in GHCN metadata inventories show stations off by as much as 300 kilometers Guest post by Steven Mosher In the debate over the accuracy of the global temperature nothing is more evident than errors in the location data for … Continue reading

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The simple man’s math

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. explains why some leftist bloggers set themselves up for failure when they espouse their intellectual superiority. Screaming “hell, high water, global boiling, climate disruption, etc ” while at the same time saying “you’re too dumb to … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Politics | 177 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) On Thursday, The French Academy of Sciences released a report declaring the global warming exists and is unquestionably due to human activity. The academy president declared … Continue reading

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New peer reviewed paper says “there appear to have been periods of ice free summers in the central Arctic Ocean” in the early Holocene, about 10-11,000 years ago

We all know how much NSIDC’s Dr. Mark Serreze has been touting the idea of the “Arctic death spiral“,  and we’ve had predictions of ice free summers in 2008, 2013, 2015, 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050, 2060, 2070, and 2100 to … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Paleoclimatology, Sea ice | 129 Comments

Might Arctic Warming Lead to Catastrophic Methane Releases?

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany In the earlier post reporting on the recent greening of the Arctic, some commentators — Crispin in Waterloo, BillD, Jimbo — have alluded to the notion that Arctic thawing could lead to positive feedback … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Methane | 62 Comments

NSIDC -vs- Cryosphere Today – a visual discrepancy

I’ve been aware of this for a couple of days on our Sea Ice page, but hadn’t done anything about it since I wanted to see if it might change. When blogger Kate of Small Dead Animals noticed it and … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea Ice News | 98 Comments

Disputing The Skeptical Environmentalist

(This IBD Editorial was sent to me by the authors) By WILLIE SOON, ROBERT CARTER AND DAVID LEGATES This is a response to “Why Can’t We Innovate Our Way To A Carbon-Free Energy Future?“, a “Perspective” by Bjorn Lomborg that … Continue reading

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A better idea on fighting malaria

Immunizing Mosquitoes To Fight Malaria By Jesse Emspak, International Business Times   (Photo: Wikipedia / Tim Vickers) A diagram showing the life cycle of malaria parasites. Researchers are proposing that the disease be attacked via immunizing the mosquitoes against the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy-health | 60 Comments

Friday Funny: Nutball science on steroids

I don’t actually have this title category, I just invented the title in honor of what I just stumbled across flipping through channels on DirecTV. I landed on the History Channel. Egads! Some diving guys on a boat haul around … Continue reading

Posted in GLOC, media, Ridiculae | 77 Comments

An Inconvenient Truth — Biological Productivity of the Tundra Has Increased Since 1981, Perhaps Due to Warming.

Is that a scary thing? Guest post by Indur M. Goklany In its October 14, 2010 issue, Nature magazine (p. 755) reports on a paper by JMG Hudson and G HR Henry, Increased plant biomass in a High Arctic heath … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Science | 66 Comments

Desert tortoise gets fast-tracked to the curb

This cute desert tortoise enjoying the sun and flowers needs to move in order to make way for a new kind of flora in the Mojave desert:  very environmentally friendly solar panel trees.  Environmental regulations and countless required studies usually … Continue reading

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Trenberth on “fixing the IPCC” and “missing heat”

From IEEE Spectrum – How to Fix the Climate-Change Panel Questions for climate modeler and IPCC insider Kevin E. Trenberth   Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI/Landov New Zealander Kevin E. Trenberth has been a lead author in the last three climate … Continue reading

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Follow Up – today is a GREAT day

No, not just TGIF, I want to give a follow up post to my announcement of  a few weeks ago for my loyal readers because many of you had invested yourselves in my personal challenges.

Posted in Announcements | 304 Comments

NOAA: “Arctic Report Card: Update for 2010”

Guest Post By Arnd Bernaerts, with sincere thanks to Verity at “Digging In the Clay” for permission to repost it here. – Anthony With the message “The Arctic region continues to heat up” the Arctic Report Card: Update for 2010 was … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 61 Comments

Global air and sea temperatures starting to drop rapidly

Dr. Roy Spencer has an essay below on sea surface temperatures starting to bottom out, but in addition to that, the UAH daily lower troposphere plot shows a sharp drop also. As this graph of UAH TLT from D Kelly … Continue reading

Posted in Sea Surface Temperature | 168 Comments

Panic: Possible sea level rise to bury old places

From Smithsonian, another worrisome maybe, could be, sea level rise story. At least they said “Should global warming cause sea levels to rise”. Scientists issue call to action for archaeological sites threatened by rising seas Should global warming cause sea … Continue reading

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Watch the “Great Debate” on California’s Prop 23 suspend the AB32 global warming law

Readers may recall yesterday when I wrote about the event sponsored by Chico State University that I was “disinvited” from because I was not allowed to use visuals that I wanted to explain the science. Well, good news, even though … Continue reading

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