Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

Krazy in Kalamazoo – taxes on solar farm more than the value of the electricity produced

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“People underestimate the power of models. Observational evidence is not very useful.”

Guest post by Alec Rawls Andrew Orlowski at the UK Register has an anecdotal account of Downing College’s skeptics-vs-believers mash-up. Ace of Spades pulled the juiciest bit: In short, the day lined up Phil Jones, oceanographer Andrew Watson, and physicist … Continue reading

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Time Travel and Causation in the Climate Debate

Guest post by Craig Loehle, Ph.D. A fundamental principle of physics is that causation is unidirectional in time. An event must follow its cause. Forgive me for stating the obvious, but you will soon see why I begin with such … Continue reading

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New Aussie skeptic movement

This is a shout out for people to have a look at: Some background:

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Introducing the WUWT Atmospheric Oscillation (Teleconnection) Reference Page

Our newest addition is the WUWT Atmospheric Oscillation Page, which includes graphs, graphics and animations of the Arctic Oscillation (AO), Antarctic Oscillation (AAO), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), North Pacific Oscillation (NPO), the Madden / Julian Oscillation (MJO), Southern Oscillation (SO) … Continue reading

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The New NOAA Climate “Normals”

With the close of 2010, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has commenced calculation of the 1981–2010 Normals. Climate Normals are the latest three-decade averages of climatological variables, including temperature and precipitation. This new product will be replacing the current … Continue reading

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Wegman paper retraction by Journal

Post updated below – see my own experience with plagiarism by NOAA and how it was solved easily – Anthony I get word that USA Today reports that the caterwaulings of the anonymous Canadian named Deep Climate and his accusations … Continue reading

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Hate the twisty bulbs? ESL’s coming soon

This product just got UL approval, expect it to show up for retail sales soon. What’s an ESL? Think of it as an unfocused Cathode Ray Tube or CRT. The definition at Wikipedia is: Electron Stimulated Luminescence (ESL) is light … Continue reading

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