Monthly Archives: November 2010

Cancun: the rationing rationalizing

Well the Telegraph article on rationing our modern lifestyle to reduce CO2 has made some waves since I covered it yesterday, fortunately it has not affected the attendees at Cancun. See the video below. About these ads

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Posted in Cancun Climate Conference | 96 Comments

Greenpeace’s Free Climate Pedometers at COP16

This is curious. Greenpeace is giving away free pedometers at COP16 in Cancun. Watch the video below. I don’t really understand the point of all this, except maybe its some sort of guilt over the limousine largess from COP15 in … Continue reading

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference, Ridiculae | 76 Comments

What really goes on at COP16 in Cancun

I’m really disappointed that I didn’t get the “fossil of the day” award. Watch the presentation at COP16 and get some popcorn.

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference | 163 Comments

Tempest in a teapot: International team of scientists describes swirling natural phenomena

Via press release: (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists can use cylinders as small as teapots to study the mechanisms involved in powerful hurricanes and other swirling natural phenomena. The earth’s atmosphere and its molten outer core have one thing in … Continue reading

Posted in Puzzling things, Science | 87 Comments

University of Colorado and NASA Research Center to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth’s Climate

CU-NASA Research Center to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth’s Climate Image of sun courtesy of NASA. The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., today announced the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 148 Comments

Curious weather on Jupiter

From NASA’s APOD: Dark Belt Reappearing on Jupiter Credit: NASA’s JPL, U. Oxford, UC Berkeley, Gemini Obs. (North), USC Philippines Explanation: Why are planet-circling clouds disappearing and reappearing on Jupiter? Although the ultimate cause remains unknown, planetary meteorologists are beginning … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space | 42 Comments

New book: Slaying the Sky Dragon

I have not read this book, but it has been raising some volume in Skeptic websites. What strikes me is the number of authors, it has (9 by my count). Strangely, one of the authors, Oliver K. Manuel,  is a … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | 177 Comments

During Cancun COP16 – calls for a return to WWII style rationing

My parents used to talk about rationing during the war with great apprehension. Clearly the nutters in and supporting Cancun are clueless as to how such a scheme would be viewed by the public. My inbox has lit up today … Continue reading

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference | 190 Comments

Overshoot and Undershoot

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Today I thought I’d discuss my research into what is put forward as one of the key pieces of evidence that GCMs (global climate models) are able to accurately reproduce the climate. This is the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 81 Comments

The little conference that can can’t

Josh, of Cartoons by Josh has a take on the attendance of COP16 at Cancun, said to be down more than 50% over last year’s COP15 shindig in Copenhagen.

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference, Humor, Satire | 57 Comments

NOAA’s End Game on the 2010 Hurricane Season

NOAA press release below, gotta love the word “onslaught” added for dramatic effect. I’m sure Ryan Maue’s end season summary of hurricane ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) for the 2010 will be forthcoming soon. – Anthony Extremely Active Atlantic Hurricane Season … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes | 59 Comments

CARB delays proposed “false statements” discussion

Readers may recall this story on WUWT: Surreality: CARB contemplating a “skeptical science” regulation with penalties I wrote that: Of course, it’s OK if CARB makes a 340% error of their own while using false data to impose their will … Continue reading

Posted in Government idiocy, Uncategorized | 40 Comments

Climate Craziness Cools In Cancun

The weather isn’t so hot, either. Editorial from: The Washington Times, 29 November 2010 Today, U.N. negotiators will begin two weeks of meetings in Cancun, Mexico, looking for a way to move the climate action agenda forward, impose global carbon emissions caps … Continue reading

Posted in Cancun Climate Conference, Opinion | 82 Comments

Hypocrisy meter pegged at the New York Times

UPDATE: Andrew Revkin responds with an update on Dot Earth, which I repeat here. He now agrees that privacy expectations were not justified in the UEA Climategate emails. Perhaps now we’ll see some discussions of them, with publications of selected … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, media | 172 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) On Monday, the 16th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Climate Change Convention will meet in Cancun to produce yet another scheme to replace the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News Roundup | 24 Comments

IPCC head Pachauri booted from “Global Thinkers” list

Though, he still has a chance at being on the Best Smutty Romance Novel Writers of 2010 list. Click for more photos from his book release. Tom Nelson writes: What a difference a year makes: [IPCC head] Pachauri was allegedly … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 44 Comments

The UK Met Office “Winter Forecast” – fail or faux?

Have a look at these two juxtaposed news clips from the UK Daily Mail, one from October 28th, 2010, the other from November 28th, 2010.

Posted in Forecasting | 206 Comments

Freaking out about NYC sea level rise is easy to do when you don’t pay attention to history

One of the more common visual tactics used by AGW proponents to scare people into thinking that AGW induced sea level rise is a big threat is to show altered photographs and GIS models of a city near the ocean … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Sea level | 85 Comments

Despite hellish summer, Russia says “nyet” to AGW


Posted in Cancun Climate Conference, Climate News | 82 Comments

People Living in Glass Planets

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dr. Judith Curry notes in a posting at her excellent blog Climate Etc. that there are folks out there that claim the poorly named planetary “greenhouse effect” doesn’t exist. And she is right, some folks … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 422 Comments

Dr. Roy Spencer & Lord Christopher Monckton to Challenge Climate Orthodoxy at Cancun UN Conference

I wonder if the “Climate Science Rapid Response Team” is going? From PR Newswire Available for Radio and All Media CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CFACT, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, will feature two prominent experts on … Continue reading

Posted in media | Tagged | 86 Comments

California’s giant redwoods inconveniently respond to increased carbon dioxide

In all of California, there is no greater shrine to nature than the giant redwoods of the Northern California. WUWT readers may remember this article which talks about the threat to giant redwoods, due to a supposed global warming induced … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Paleoclimatology | 79 Comments

Pielke Jr. on Trenberth’s Book Review

Dr. Roger Pielke Junior sent this along with the options to ignore it, or to publish in whole or in part. Apparently, Dr. Kevin Trenberth can’t account for the facts in the book, The Climate Fix, and it’s a travesty … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | 67 Comments

Does Hadley Centre Sea Surface Temperature Data (HADSST2) Underestimate Recent Warming?

Guest post by Bob Tisdale In advance of the UN negotiations next week in Cancun, the press and blogs today have included numerous elaborations on the UK Met Office press release Scientific evidence is Met Office focus at Cancun. The … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Sea Surface Temperature | 52 Comments

Friday Funny: “Pay up, Suckas”

From the “I have first dibs on Uranus” department: From Yahoo News/AFP: Spanish woman claims ownership of the Sun MADRID (AFP) – After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner — a woman from Spain’s soggy region of … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Solar | 84 Comments

NYT’s sort-of-clarity on Norfolk sinking aka “sea level rise” and an inconvenient map

This is a map and photo of Sharp’s Island and its sinking lighthouse in Chesapeake Bay, we’ll get back to that after the main article about Norfolk. GreenHell Blog writes: In an above-the-fold, front-page story, the Times’ Leslie Kaufman tried … Continue reading

Posted in Land use land cover change, media, Sea level | 79 Comments

Examination of CRU data suggests no statistically significant warming

UPDATE: The StataSphere server can’t handle the load of interest, I’ve take the images offline from this article, and disabled the link to it. Once he gets the server up and running again I’ll put them back – Anthony Readers … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | 141 Comments

Can cacti ‘escape’ underground in high temperatures?

From the American Journal of Botany How a certain species will potentially handle global warming   In the scorching summer heat of the Chihuahuan Desert in southwest Texas, air temperatures can hover around 97°F (36°C) while at the surface of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 38 Comments

GASP! Climate Change could ruin Thanksgiving

From the “nothing escapes the clutches of global warming” department comes this farce: Here’s the ah, er, beef:

Posted in Ridiculae | 107 Comments

On Suzuki: “celebrity and integrity seem to be mutually exclusive”

From the Canadian Newspaper: An inconvenient letter to the editor, from a “green librarian” no less.  h/t to Kate at SDA. David Suzuki disappointing To The Editor: On Saturday, Nov. 20 I went to see David Suzuki speak in Moncton … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | 121 Comments

America’s Thanksgiving – the historical foundation

Much like the famous editorial, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, it has become a tradition this time of year to see some newspapers reprint President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation, it seemed appropriate to repeat here today: George … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 96 Comments

Apropos today – Turkey weather station

No, not CRS stuffing. But, an odd weather station in Adana, Turkey.

Posted in GHCN, Weather_stations | 30 Comments

Something to be thankful for! At last: Cosmic rays linked to rapid mid-latitude cloud changes

UPDATE: Lead author Ben Laken responds in comments below. I’ve reported several times at WUWT on the galactic cosmic ray theory proposed by  Henrik Svensmark which suggests that changes in the sun’s magnetic field modulate the density of Galactic Cosmic … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Cosmic rays | 386 Comments

A regional approach to the medieval warm period and the little ice age

Nicola Scafetta sends this along, I found this figure quite interesting, but there are many more in the full PDF available below.   A regional approach to the medieval warm period and the little ice age Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist Stockholm … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 94 Comments

Dr. Ray Bradley’s amazing photo

Here is the web page for Dr. Raymond S. Bradley who is listed as: University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences and Director of the Climate System Research Center ( Readers may also recognize Dr. Bradley from his co-authorship … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Paleoclimatology, Puzzling things | 295 Comments