Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reality Leaves A Lot To The Imagination

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach On an average day you’ll find lots of people, including NASA folks like Gavin Schmidt and James Hansen, evaluating how well the climate models compare to reality. As I showed here, models often don’t do well … Continue reading

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Introducing the WUWT Global Climatic History Page

This one really is a must see: WUWT Global Climatic History Page With graphs including Ocean Heat Content, Accumulated Cyclone Energy, Global Sea Level Change, Global Sea Ice Area, Surface Temperatures and Anomalies and Snowfall, the WUWT Global Climatic History … Continue reading

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Wonky Team Science

Josh from writes: Like you I have been shocked by things written about this by alarmists – quite extraordinary. This cartoon comes from the daftness written here courtesy of Gav, Mike and Kev.

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Are Gulf Of Mexico Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Near To Record Levels?

Bob Tisdale shows that once again, the devil is in the details. Guest post by Bob Tisdale OVERVIEW This post illustrates Gulf of Mexico Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data and discusses the post by Jeff Masters at his blog … Continue reading

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Why windmills won’t wash

Guest post by the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley Consider the Oldbury wind turbine, which reveals was installed a couple of years ago at a primary school in the Midlands at a cost of £5000 sterling plus Vicious Additional Taxation … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Humor, Satire, wind power | 183 Comments

Friday Funny – science safety run amok

I learned how to make and use gunpowder in the fifth grade thanks to my home chemistry set. KNO3 + S + C = boom! I happily and safely (I have all my digits) made my own fireworks for the … Continue reading

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NOAA: Preliminary analysis of April 27-28 tornado outbreak makes it the 3rd deadliest so far

National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) map below shows tornado tracks logged by NEXRAD Doppler Radar NOAA’s preliminary estimate is that there were 211 tornadoes on April 27-28, 2011. During the multi-day period of April 26-28, The National Weather Service (NWS) … Continue reading

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The folly of linking tornado outbreaks to “climate change”

In times of tragedy, there always seems to be hucksters about trying to use that tragedy to sell a position, a product, or a belief. In ancient times, tragedy was the impetus used to appease the gods and to embrace … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Current News, Disaster, Opinion, thunderstorms, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , | 69 Comments

Never let a good crisis go to waste: tornado deaths blamed on lawmakers opposed to climate legislation

Further Update: Turns out I was hoping for too much.  Brad Johnson found at least three scientists eager to be quoted in his follow up article:  Kevin Trenberth, Michael Mann, and Gavin Schmidt.  The quotes from these top scientists are … Continue reading

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Aqua satellite images tornado damage path

Mike Smith of meteorological musings writes: Brown Gashes on an Otherwise Green Earth You’ll want to click to enlarge this image. This from the AQUA earth-monitoring satellite. These tornadoes were so large they left visible brown gashes on the Alabama … Continue reading

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Satellite based radar images April 28th tornado outbreak

From: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center TRMM Satellite sees massive thunderstorms in severe weather system The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite again flew over severe thunderstorms that were spawning tornadoes over the eastern United States on April 28 and … Continue reading

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Uncertain Climate Risks (Nature Climate Change)

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein As I continue to plow through Vol 1 Issue 1 of the new Journal Nature Climate Change, I came to the following amazing statement: Communicating the value of climate modelling … requires confronting such apparent … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, clouds, feedbacks, IPCC, Modeling, Politics, Science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 153 Comments

RFP’s and the sad state of climate science funding

From the “more study is needed” department and Dr. Roger Pielke Senior, it seems that the RFP (request for proposal) might be one of the biggest problems with climate science today, as some read like recipes. He posted this article … Continue reading

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“…it would be a mistake to blame climate change for a seeming increase in tornadoes”

I was very encouraged by this part of the story:

Posted in Current News, Technology, tornadoes | Tagged , , | 50 Comments

Real Climate on Spencer – Bad timing or just bad judgment?

UPDATE: After I sent an email to Dr. Steve Ghan, RC has suspended comments. See below. My thanks and kudos to them for doing so. – Anthony It strikes me as very odd, and very, very, tacky, that Real Climate … Continue reading

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Here, let me fix that headline for you

Corrected below.

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Post facto review on yesterday’s tornado outbreak

UPDATE: I’ve added a firsthand account from Dr. Roy Spencer below. Epic Tornado Outbreak ends today with focus near East Coast By Joseph D’Aleo from We talked about this would be a season of major floods and severe weather … Continue reading

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Larry Bell creates a disturbance in the force

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The wind turbine albedo effect

Via the Wakey Wakey thread, I got wind of this photo (seen below the continue reading line) which is a real world effect of the model at left. It seemed worthwhile to share for the sheer uniqueness of it. The … Continue reading

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ENSO report and forecast

  Summary: La Niña conditions continued across the equatorial Pacific. The magnitude of negative sea surface temperature anomalies continued to decrease across the Pacific Ocean. A transition to ENSO-neutral conditions is expected by June 2011. Ensemble forecast: All models indicate … Continue reading

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“Profound” climate variability engine found – leakage around the Cape of Good Hope “could mean that current IPCC model predictions for the next century are wrong”

From the National Science Foundation: Threading the Climate Needle: The Agulhas Current System Increased Agulhas “leakage” significant player in global climate variability Additional photos here The Agulhas Current which runs along the east coast of Africa may not be as … Continue reading

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Study of the East Greenland Current finds no trend

Current research for the East Greenland Current (EGC) has been focused on freshwater fluxes from melting ice. Because the EGC runs through the Greenland Sea and eventually through the Labrador Sea (as the West Greenland Current) it can have strong … Continue reading

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The UN “disappears” yet another inconvenient climate claim, and once again, botches the cover up

It seems there’s a purge on at the UN to remove failed climate claims. Last week it was the 50 million climate refugees that never materialized and was covered up, this week it’s the poor of Africa they’ve “disappeared”.  This … Continue reading

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World opinion on global warming: not so hot

Results of the latest Gallup poll: Worldwide, Blame for Climate Change Falls on Humans Americans among least likely to attribute to human causes by Julie Ray and Anita Pugliese WASHINGTON, D.C. — World residents are more likely to blame human … Continue reading

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Blown promises

First the promise, perhaps a bit overrated: The article goes on to say: The borough already has one publicly-owned turbine — a 33ft Air Dolphin turbine at a location off Taylors Lane, Oldbury, near the civic amenities site in Shidas … Continue reading

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Deep fried flying

I’ve never much thought there was much usefulness to waste vegetable oil used for automobile fuel, as there is a much more finite amount of waste frying oil available compared to petroleum. Ditto for chicken fat powered aviation. Would you … Continue reading

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Wakey wakey

CU-Boulder leading study of wind turbine wakes A turbine at the National Wind Technology Center south of Boulder, Colo. (photo courtesy of CIRES) While wind turbines primarily are a source of renewable energy, they also produce wakes of invisible ripples … Continue reading

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EPA abuses the permit process for an icebreaker

Jeez Louise. They may need an icebreaker for the project, and so since they didn’t account for its exhaust, let’s scuttle the whole thing and the 4 billion invested so far.  I’m no fan of Shell, but this is just … Continue reading

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The climate sensitivity and the surface temperature record question – answers from major players

Dr. Roger Pielke Senior posted this today, since he has no comments on his blog, I felt it would be good to repost it here to allow discussion – Anthony Repost Of Weblog “Climate Scientists Answer Question: Should Climate … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Note to UEA and CRU: get a clue

You’d think that after all the pain and suffering caused by Climategate to the University of East Anglia and the Climate Research Unit, these guys would have a clue. You’d think that they’d want to get the monkey off their … Continue reading

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The Pseudonymous Poll Trailer

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [NOTE: This is not the poll, it is preparation for the poll.] Well, I have to say that I have learned a whole lot already in this project. In preparation for an upcoming poll on … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – greentabs for gasoline

This ginormous marketing spam was left as a comment on WUWT on the thread: Stratospheric water vapor may have contributed about a third of the warming 1980-2000 but now is in decline Seeing as to how it was left on … Continue reading

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Ben Santer elected AGU fellow

No mention if he threatened to “beat the crap out of” the judges /sarc Ben Santer From Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Ben Santer is a man with a lot of accolades under his belt: A recipient of the MacArthur “genius” … Continue reading

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Amphibian decline – climate change not the single culprit

Like the recent smackdown of the “plankton are declining” nonsense, compare the new paper from OSU below to this reporting from 2008: From Oregon State University: Catastrophic amphibian declines have multiple causes, no simple solution CORVALLIS, Ore. – Amphibian declines … Continue reading

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The Ocean Wins Again

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I took a lot of flak last year for my post saying that the global 50% drop in phytoplankton claimed by Boyce et. al was an illusion. I had said: So where did the Nature … Continue reading

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