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

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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

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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:

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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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