Monthly Archives: January 2011

Snowzilla is coming

You’ve probably heard the forecasts already, watch it advance on radar below: Animate this image: >>> Look at all of the warnings below, the red area from Oklahoma to Lake Michigan is Blizzard Warning while the pink is Winter Storm … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide and Earth’s Future

by Craig and Sherwood Idso Special Issue This week we announce the release of our newest major report, Carbon Dioxide and Earth’s Future: Pursuing the Prudent Path. Based on the voluminous periodic reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading

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Breaking – Court refuses to block EPA climate rules

Green Hell Blog writes: The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused late Friday to stop the EPA’s greenhouse gas rules from going into effect on January 2, 2011. The litigation over the rules will continue, but … Continue reading

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Some People Claim There’s a Human to Blame (GW Tiger)

Guest post by Ira Glickstein Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, But I know, it’s my own damn fault.. The original Jimmy Buffet lyrics say “woman to blame” but I changed it to “human” in the title … Continue reading

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CRU’s shifting sands of global surface temperature

Excerpt from The Inconvenient Skeptic by John Kehr The longer I am involved in the global warming debate the more frustrated I am getting with the CRU temperature data.   This is the one of the most commonly cited sources of … Continue reading

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Queensland bracing for monster tropical cyclone Yasi

Flood ravaged Queensland is preparing for a monstrous South Pacific Ocean Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Forecast to reach Category 4+ strength on the familiar Saffir-Simpson scale, there really is nothing inhibiting this storm from explosively intensifying and reaching 135 knots+ in … Continue reading

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China announces thorium reactor energy program, Obama still dwelling on “Sputnik moments”

President Obama in his recent SOTU address said that “this is our generation’s sputnik moment” referring to the need to use science and technology to develop cheaper clean energy (among other things). It seems the Chinese were listening because last … Continue reading

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New pages at WUWT and the preview function

I have two new (well one and a half, rounded up) pages to announce for WUWT readers. First, we have the new Atmospheric Reference Page, available on the pulldown menu as seen below:

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Reconciling the irreconcilable in Lisbon

Since I did not attend Lisbon even though invited and initially accepted, (other business and family obligations took precedence) the very least I can do is to help elevate the discussion. Here’s a report from Dr. Judith Curry, and I … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

It is no secret that we don’t think much of carbon trading here in the USA. Witness the fact that the much ballyhooed Chicago Climate Exchange has closed up trading for good after the spot price for carbon fell to … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) President Obama began an effort to show his administration is business friendly. The administration appointed GE President Jeffrey Immelt to head the President’s Council on Jobs … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr. The Westerlies Explain The Recent Extreme Winter Weather, Not “Global Warming”

There have been a number of news articles that claim that a global average surface temperature trend (i.e. “global warming) explains the extreme cold weather and snow that has occurred recently; e.g. see Comment On The CBS News Article “Is Extreme Weather a … Continue reading

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Booker on BBC’s Science Under Attack

Christopher Booker on BBC and The Royal Society bias, ClimateGate, The Met cold winter forecast and 2010 hottest year ever: Horizon’s “Science Under Attack” turned out to be yet another laborious bid by the BBC to defend the global warming … Continue reading

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PokéMobile takes 1st place in den, 2nd in pack

A personal diversion from weather and climate. Readers may recall my earlier reference to this: I’m proud to say that team Watts did pretty well today: William won first place in his den, and second overall in the pack where … Continue reading

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Record monthly snowfalls in the northeast

According to The Winter of 95-96: A Season of Extremes, National Climatic Data Center, Hartford typically receives about 45 inches (114 cm) of snow in an average winter. The record seasonal snowfall was 115.2 inches (293 cm) during the winter of 1995–1996. … Continue reading

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Removing The Effects of Natural Variables – Multiple Linear Regression-Based or “Eyeballed” Scaling Factors

Guest post by Bob Tisdale This is the second of a series of follow-up posts to Can Most Of The Rise In The Satellite-Era Surface Temperatures Be Explained Without Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gases?. The first follow-up was Notes On Polar Amplification. … Continue reading

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New paleo reconstruction shows warmer periods in Alaska over the past 3000 years

For those worried about tundra melt and methane outgassing, this study might dampen those worries a bit. A new peer-reviewed study by Clegg et al. demonstrates that modern global warming is significantly less than the global warming experienced in the … Continue reading

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Frequency of Big Snows: Northeast U.S. and Colorado

Guest post by Richard Keen, PhD I’m sure by now every snow freak in the Northeast U.S. has pored over the “Billboard Top 40″ (actually, 41) list of major snow storms since 1955. If you haven’t, go to “The Northeast … Continue reading

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PokéMobile -vs- Lisbon

I had to make an important choice this week, one that I don’t regret: Attend the Lisbon conference or stay at home and attend to my business and do something very important with my son. See below.

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The Met office and the BBC- caught cold

From the blog autonomous mind, a cold ill wind blows from Britain. At least this time, FOI requests weren’t quashed like they were with CRU.  Below are excerpts. The photocopy of the email from the FOI request is telling. ====================================== … Continue reading

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Metrology crisis – the grand kilo loses mass

From the Wall Street Journal – By JEANNE WHALEN In a vault beneath a 17th-century pavilion on the outskirts of Paris sits a platinum cylinder known as Le Grand K. Since 1889 it has been the international prototype for the … Continue reading

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USGS on their mission to explore African drought

From the USGS here, I thought their mission was the United States, hence the US in USGS. Seems they’ve expanded the mission to Africa now. Disappointingly, there’s no mention of land use change, agricultural practices, or deforestation issues like the … Continue reading

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UAH prelim – January temp may be below normal globally

Note the black dot: Source: Looking at Dr. Roy Spencer’s daily UAH plotter, comparing to last year at this time, globally we are nearly a full degree Fahrenheit cooler:

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The Cold Equations

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve tried writing this piece several times already. I’ll give it another shot, I haven’t been happy with my previous efforts. It is an important subject that I want to get right. The title comes from … Continue reading

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First Large-Scale, Physics-Based Space Weather Model Transitions Into Operation

Provides forecasters with one-to-four-day advance warning of ‘solar storms’ A coronal mass ejection (CME) in a model; the CME is the gray cloud toward the lower right. Credit and Larger Version From NSF: The first large-scale, physics-based space weather prediction … Continue reading

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Michio Kaku goes cuckoo for global warming fueled snowstorms

Comments by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Apparently we can throw away the meteorology textbooks, fire the forecasters at the National Weather Service, and tell universities and research labs that they have utterly failed to explain the origin of “monster snowstorms”.  … Continue reading

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Mid-January 2011 SST Anomaly Update

Full size image of above here Guest post by Bob Tisdale This mid-month update only includes the shorter-term NINO3.4 and global SST anomaly graphs; that is, the ones from January 2004 to present. Both the NINO3.4 and Global SST anomalies … Continue reading

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Another Eastern Snow – Brutal Winter Assault Continues

Guest post By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow Mother Nature for the second year in a row is sending a message to alarmists in the government and the media. Another snowstorm has swept across the nation and focused its fury … Continue reading

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The North Atlantic heat is on

From the University of Colorado at Boulder Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic, according to new study The temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean water flowing north into the Arctic Ocean adjacent to Greenland — the warmest water in … Continue reading

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The Thursday titter – Joshing the One

Josh can’t wait for the Friday Funny, so we have this…

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New science on Himalayan glaciers shows debris fields to be a regulating factor in melting

Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century. From the … Continue reading

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Trenberth at AMS defends himself against deniers

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Dr. Trenberth delivered his highly-anticipated presentation at the American Meteorological Society 91st Annual Meeting in Seattle on Wednesday.  The talk was titled “Promoting climate information and communication of climate change“, and an overflowing crowd … Continue reading

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Was this part of the inspiration for Obama’s SOTU goal: “by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources”?

During last night’s State of the Union Address, president Obama essentially abandoned AGW proponents, and shifted the focus to energy, including uttering the greens most dreaded term: “clean coal”. He also set a bold goal that raised some eyebrows: I … Continue reading

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Hump Day Hilarity

We have a double feature today. Josh and The One. Josh writes: This is a tribute to Graham Stringer MP who is I hope going to be very famous for this paragraph …

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A new galaxy distance record by the Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble sees farther back in time than ever before Above: This image of the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field is a small part of the deepest infrared image ever taken of the universe. The small blue box outlines the area where astronomers … Continue reading

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