Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

A new “low” for desperation ?

Wow this merits a NOAA press release, there’s a low in the Atlantic! GOES-13 sees an extraordinarily early Atlantic low in the tropics Hurricane season doesn’t start in the Northern Atlantic Ocean until June 1, but a low pressure system … Continue reading

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Oh noes! Now its global warming killing Pikas

Only one small problem with this press release below. From Wikipedia: In 2010, the US government considered, then decided not to add the American pika under the US Endangered Species Act;in the IUCN Red List it is still considered a … Continue reading

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Bias In the Peer Review Process: A Cautionary And Personal Account

by Dr. Roger Pielke Senior There is an informative article by Ross McKittrick McKitrick, Ross R. (2011) “Bias in the Peer Review Process: A Cautionary and Personal Account” in Climate Coup, Patrick J. Michaels ed., Cato Inst. Washington DC. This … Continue reading

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Do CFL twisty bulbs explode?

Here’s a story that suggests that they can. Like any poorly manufactured or quality controlled product, failures can occur. But with CFL bulbs, there’s additional things that can go wrong over the simple and century long proven incandescent bulb. Read … Continue reading

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Americans believe climate change is occurring, but disagree on why

This must be “polarization week” in social science, as this is the second study published this week on political polarization of the global warming issue. See the previous story on WUWT: Democrats and Republicans increasingly divided over global warming ============================= From … Continue reading

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NASA takes AIM on noctilucent clouds

From AIM. High up in the sky near the poles some 50 miles above the ground, silvery blue clouds sometimes appear, shining brightly in the night. First noticed in 1885, these clouds are known as noctilucent, or “night shining,” clouds. … Continue reading

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