Monthly Archives: June 2011

Yet Even More Discussions About The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)

Guest post by Bob Tisdale INTRODUCTION I’ve written numerous posts that describe the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), what the PDO represents, and, just as important, what it does not represent. For those new to the PDO and for those needing … Continue reading

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Earth’s Climate System Is Ridiculously Complex – With Draft Link Tutorial

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I am often amused by claims that we understand Earth’s climate system, are able to accurately measure its behavior, eliminate all potential variables except CO2 as the primary driver of Earth’s temperature and make … Continue reading

Posted in AMO, Antarctic, Arctic, Cosmic rays, Earth, Education, ENSO, Modeling, Oceans, Radiation, Rainfall, Sea ice | Tagged , , , , | 332 Comments

The rain in Spain is mostly from the planes

OK, bad pun, but I could not resist. From the National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research  something related to what we have always said, airports are not a representative environment for climate measurement. Takeoffs and landings cause … Continue reading

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Watch ICCC6 in Washington live here

Below is the live link to the 6th International Conference on Climate Change in Washington DC. Senator James Inhofe will be the keynote speaker. Video link and agenda schedule follow.

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Pielke Senior on NCDC’s recent “state of the climate” rehash

Continued Bias Reporting On The Climate System By Tom Karl and Peter Thorne By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Today, there were news articles concerning the state of the climate system; e.g. see  the Associated Press news release in the Washington Post … Continue reading

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Global warming to sicken farm animals

Farm animal disease to increase with climate change Researchers looked at changes in the behaviour of bluetongue – a viral disease of cattle and sheep – from the 1960s to the present day, as well as what could happen to … Continue reading

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Bizarre: NYT follows AAAS lead on “FOIA requests equate to death threats”

Chris Horner of the American Tradition Institute writes in with this: So the American Association for the Advancement of Science, thoroughly rattled by the American Tradition Institute’s FOIA requests of UVa and NASA — and even more so by the … Continue reading

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The Log in the Eye of Greenpeace

Source: SPPI by Dennis Ambler Matthew 7:5 – Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. As Greenpeace publishes yet another … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 104 Comments

Paleopollen in Antarctica

Fossilized pollen reveals climate history of northern Antarctica Analysis of direct climate record shows Antarctic tundra persisted until 12 million years ago HOUSTON — (June 27, 2011) — A painstaking examination of the first direct and detailed climate record from … Continue reading

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CAP and blunder – but Joe Romm is still invited to ICCC6

From the Heartland Institute, they call out the Center for American Progress for posting falsehoods, but invite them to the conference anyway. Class act. Liberal Think Tank’s ‘Prebuttal’ Gets Facts Wrong About The Heartland Institute, Climate Conference Today at 2 … Continue reading

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Because being “green” is the first thing you think of when disaster happens

From Eurekalert, this inanity. What next, calls to reduce the beam power of NEXRAD weather radar systems so they are more “green”? I’m all for power efficiency in remote sensing, but leave it at that. Calling it “green” just sounds … Continue reading

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Mistaking Numerology for Math

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I always love seeing what Science magazine thinks is important. In their June 10th edition, in their “BY THE NUMBERS” section, they quote Nature Climate Change magazine, viz: 1,211,287  Square kilometers of ice road-accessible Arctic lands that … Continue reading

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Arlene – first tropical storm of the 2011 Hurricane season

First tropical storm of the 2011 Hurricane season, formed 28 days after the season started on June 1st. See it below. So far, rather disorganized. BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ARLENE SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER   1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL012011 … Continue reading

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VVD (Dutch classical liberals) are fed up with Royal Met Office – ask for its dissolution

Hans Labohm writes in an email: Dear all, Pursuant to my earlier e-mail, I am sending you the translation of my posting on DDS. The posting has been published now on: See the translation below. (Feel free to improve … Continue reading

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PIOMAS Arctic Sea Ice Volume Model Corrected – Still Appears Suspect

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” It seems that the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) Arctic Sea Ice Volume Model that generated the highly suspect chart above has been corrected to “show reduced errors over the prior … Continue reading

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Bastardi on learning from the past

Joe publishes an essay in the  State College newspaper which Mann reads looking for anything that might question his hockey stick theory. – Anthony Can America Last? Only If We Use the Lessons of the Past by Joe Bastardi If … Continue reading

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More Evidence that Global Warming is a False Alarm

Roy Spencer writes on his website: NASA’s James Hansen is probably right about this point: the importance of ocean heat storage to a better understanding of how sensitive the climate system is to our greenhouse gas emissions. The more efficient … Continue reading

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BREAKING: ICO Orders UEA to Produce CRUTEM Station Data

Steve McIntyre reports on Climate Audit: Breaking news: Today probably marks the closing chapter of the longstanding FOI request for CRUTEM station data. The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has rendered a decision (see here)  on Jonathon Jones’ appeal of the … Continue reading

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