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

Posted in records, Weather | Tagged , , , , , | 118 Comments

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

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , | 260 Comments

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

Just Another East Coast Blizzard

Guest post by John Goetz I read Judah Cohen’s opinion piece in the New York Times yesterday and could not decide if he was being serious or not when he concluded “It’s all a snow job by nature. The reality … Continue reading

Posted in snowfall, Weather | Tagged , , , | 84 Comments

An end of an era – the incandescent light bulb

Also, there’s a poll at the end of this article, asking about what you might be doing for the upcoming ban in California. On January 1st, 2011, just a few days from now, California will begin phasing out the legal … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , , , , , | 168 Comments

Climate Change and the Corruption of Science: Where did it all go wrong?

Guest post by Bernie Lewin As it is the time of year for reflection, let us consider for a moment the Climate Change scare in the bigger picture. One thing that became more evident as the year progressed was that … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate_change, Science | Tagged , , , | 134 Comments

How I learned to stop smoking and love Global Warming

Guest post by by Michael A. Lewis, Ph.D. In my work as an archaeologist in Alaska, I spent a good swat of my time hiking through forests along the Yukon River, scrambling over piles of driftwood along the northwest coast … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Climate data, IPCC | Tagged , , | 97 Comments

Northeast US blizzard proves global warming, or something

As the snow piles up over the Northeast, it is clear that global warming or climate change has caused this storm.  Please take the opportunity to write up a prospective/perspective article as comments and I will combine them into the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather | Tagged , | 180 Comments

New Hampshire to Consider Withdrawing from RGGI

RGGI is the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, created by a group of ten northeastern states. RGGI runs a carbon trading scheme with the primary goal to reduce CO₂ emissions. Permits are auctioned off quarterly, September’s auction only sold 75% of … Continue reading

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Things we don’t know – about climate

This is a guest post by Paul Murphy – and I’d like to thank Mr. Watts for giving me this opportunity to present it here. This is a very long post by WUWT standards – nearly 3,000 words all driving … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate data, measurement, Obvious science | 139 Comments

First white Christmas in Atlanta since 1882, NCDC gets new snow record in their own backyard

Apologies to my readers and my family, I made the mistake of watching TV today. So I had to report on this rare weather event. Here’s what the National Weather Service serving Atlanta says about it:

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A CARB Christmas

Ah, heck. I made the mistake of turning on my PC and looking at Russ Steele’s blog this morning. At least I slept in. Poor Rudolph. Now the other reindeer will really laugh and call him names, especially with that … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Humor, Satire | Tagged , | 58 Comments

CO2: Ice Cores vs. Plant Stomata

Guest post by David Middleton INTRODUCTION Anyone who has spent any amount of time reviewing climate science literature has probably seen variations of the following chart… A record of atmospheric CO2 over the last 1,000 years constructed from Antarctic ice … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 267 Comments

Do We Care if 2010 is the Warmist Year in History?

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein According to the latest from NASA GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies), 2010 is shaping up to be “the warmest of 131 years”, based on global data from January through November. They compare it to … Continue reading

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T. Boone Pickens Abandons U.S. wind power

From Slashdot: In 2008, billionaire T. Boone Pickens unveiled his ‘Pickens Plan’ on national TV, which calls for America to end its dependence on foreign oil by increasing use of wind power and natural gas. Over the next two years, … Continue reading

Posted in Current News, Energy | 147 Comments

Snowmageddon II: Monster blizzard to bomb New England?

Merry Christmas!  The best numerical weather prediction models in the world have been churning out 5-day forecasts for the past few days that will make someone pull their hair out.  The main question is how far east will the major … Continue reading

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Lump of coal award: to IPCC lead author Kevin Trenberth for hiding the decline (or the lack of increase) in global temperatures

Old, but untold. Trenberth treated us to a trick in his Halloween interview with Bill Sweet by changing the sign on his own most famous quote. As Trenberth now tells it: One cherry-picked message saying we can’t account for current … Continue reading

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Holiday Open Thread

I’ll be offline Christmas through News Years day, until about Jan 2nd but may check in from time to time. Those of you that signed up to be guest authors, and have been approved, check your email for instructions. If … Continue reading

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Friday Holiday Funny

Josh from Cartoons by Josh offers this cheerful holiday message…

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Snowfall “…a very rare and exciting event”

From the Independent, March 20th, 2000: However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit … Continue reading

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