Model Charged with Excessive Use of Forcing

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The GISS Model E is the workhorse of NASA’s climate models. I got interested in the GISSE hindcasts of the 20th century due to an interesting posting by Lucia over at the Blackboard. She built a simple model (which she calls “Lumpy”) which does a pretty good job of emulating…

Associated Press gone wild: 2010 disaster article is unadulterated trash

2010′s world gone wild: Quakes, floods, blizzards: The Associated Press has published one of the most biased pieces of environmental science journalism in a long time,  and that’s quite a feat in itself. Indeed, there are some serious journalistic integrity issues with this clearly biased piece: the authors intersperse anecdotes with specific scientists’ quotations while…

Renewables forcing consumer energy price rise in Oregon

Rates set to jump for Pacific Power, PGE customers in January. Published: Friday, December 17, 2010, 9:24 PM     Updated: Friday, December 17, 2010, 9:24 PM By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian Come New Year’s, better strip the lights off the house and the Christmas tree ASAP. Customers of Pacific Power will see their electric rates…

Greenland blows hot and cold while Europe freezes

There’s a colorfully sharp temperature contrast in Greenland, one might think it was “red hot” there. Hmmm where have we seen something like this before? The warm red pocket over southern Greenland and Eastern Canada is caused by a blocking high pressure cell, while all the cold Arctic air flows around it. Readers may recall…