Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Open Thread

Anthony is traveling and offline for another day or too. So [insert witty ctm like comment here] here’s another open thread for fun and amusement. About these ads

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USA record lows outpace record highs 19 to 1 this week

539 new snowfall records were also set. Since we are often treated to lists of record high temperatures when heat waves occur and they are improperly linked to global warming (like in Russia’s heat wave this summer), I thought it … Continue reading

Posted in records, snowfall, Weather | Tagged , , , | 121 Comments

Clean Coal (Say WATT?) – Our Energy Future

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The December 2010 issue of the Atlantic shows an amazing turn-around by some of the Global Warming warmists! Yes, they are still tuned in to the CAGW crowd predicting imminent climate change disaster, but … … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Energy | Tagged , , , | 195 Comments

NOAA on Miami Florida: Coldest December on Record

From the NOAA National Weather Service Office in Miami comes this year end report: 2010 South Florida Weather Year in Review Coldest December on Record Concludes Year of Extremes December 30th, 2010: Temperature and precipitation extremes marked the weather of … Continue reading

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The top WUWT posts of 2010

What were the most viewed stories of 2010 on WUWT? Our WordPress stats counter shows the most viewed stories:

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The Antithesis

You know, in science, there was once this thing we called the Theory of Multiple Working Hypotheses. Anathema (a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication) in modern climate science. So, in juxtaposition to the hypothesis of future global climate disruption … Continue reading

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Craven Attention: The Sequel

by Steven Mosher In the last episode of  “Craven Attention” I recounted some of the things Greg Craven said during a panel discussion after Oppenheimer’s lecture of the role of scientists. [GC33D The 2010 Stephen Schneider Global Environmental Change Lecture … Continue reading

Posted in Post-normal science | Tagged , , | 142 Comments

December cold – unprecedented?

BBC news has reported that 40,000 homes are still without water in Northern Ireland after the recent spell of freezing temperatures. Many have been without water for more than 10 days, and reservoirs are being drained due to an unprecedented … Continue reading

Posted in Current News, records, Weather | Tagged , | 101 Comments

Terence Kealey: What Does Climategate Say About Science?

John A: This is a provocative essay, and I’ve thought of at least a couple of replies to counter some of the arguments, but I think it deserves a wider audience. The Global Warming Policy Foundation by Dr Terence Kealey, Vice-Chancellor, University … Continue reading

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New tool for climate change prediction – broken glass

This press release is brought to you by our friends at the National Science Foundation, it is not a joke. However, it is too odd not to spoof a bit. Here are some preliminary results, there’s more at the end … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire, Science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 75 Comments

Prediction is hard, especially of the future.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE]: I have added a discussion of the size of the model error at the end of this post. Over at Judith Curry’s climate blog, the NASA climate scientist Dr. Andrew Lacis has been providing … Continue reading

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Time Magazine blizzard science sets low standard for green journalism

“The line must be drawn here! This far and no further!” Bryan Walsh deserves a giant watermelon for his journalistic efforts this Time around in his annual piece on global warming causing blizzards. He comes out swinging right away:  “A … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Politics, Weather | Tagged , , | 119 Comments

2010 – where does it fit in the warmest year list?

Guest post by Dr. Don J. Easterbrook 1934 has long been considered the warmest year of the past century. A decade ago, the closest challenger appeared to be 1998, a super-el nino year, but it trailed 1934 by 0.54°C (0.97°F). … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , | 356 Comments

Kyoto Protocol: Bad Science = Bad Policy

Guest Post by Ruth Bonnett As early as 1969, writings by Ayn Rand – philosopher and novelist – sounded the alarm bells on the environmentalist movement and the potential impact on our society: The uncontested absurdities of today are the … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Bad science, Carbon credits, Carbon dioxide, Carbon footprint, Environment, Government idiocy, IPCC, Opinion | Tagged , , , , | 97 Comments

Heaviest December snow in NYC in 6 decades – 5th largest ever – hundreds of other snow records set around the nation

According to the Bloomberg article:

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Simple Physics – In reality my feather blew up into a tree

Guest Post by Barry Woods All too often the ‘simple physics of CO2′ argument is presented to the public by the media, politicians, climate scientists and environmental advocacy groups, in a way that grossly simplifies the issue of the response in global … Continue reading

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NASA’s Sunspot Prediction Roller Coaster

Guest Posting by Ira Glickstein Santa brought us a new Sunspot prediction to be added to NASA’s incredibly high series of at least five ill-fated predictions starting in 2006. NASA’s latest peak Sunspot Number for Solar Cycle #24 (SC24) is … Continue reading

Posted in NOAA, Solar | Tagged , , , , | 315 Comments

Piers Corbyn goes global cooling

Piers Corbyn showed up on Fox and Friends this morning to discuss his most accurate prediction of a bone-chillingly cold winter, and throw some ad hominem attacks towards the global warming “cultists”.  Many comments in the blizzard stories on WUWT … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather | Tagged , , , , | 156 Comments