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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Center for American Progress and Romm to mock Heartland conference with a phone call

I laughed out loud when I read the press release. Romm just can’t stand the fact that we are in Washington, which he considers his turf, so he had to do something, anything. Heh. Gosh a conference call where he’ll … Continue reading

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Winter Weather in California in late June

While not unprecedented, it certainly is odd for the last week of June to see a weather bulletin with snow accumulation like this from NWS/NOAA. Here’s the storm system:

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Weekly climate and energy news roundup

Restoring the Scientific Method is the theme of the Sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6), Sponsored by the Heartland Institute. It will take place in Washington, DC from breakfast Thursday, June 30, to noon Friday, July 1, at the … Continue reading

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Europe’s Green Agenda Folds As Economic Crisis Deepens

Newsbytes from The Global Warming Policy Foundation EU carbon prices have slumped 15% in one week, as a slew of bearish news took its toll on the markets. “It’s just been carnage these last few days,” said a trader at … Continue reading

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Snow job: Al Gore doesn’t know how to use the Internet

From Tom Nelson – too good not to share. More proof that Fraudster Al Gore doesn’t know how to use the Internet Al’s Journal: June26th, 2011 Ice and Snow Disappearing from Mt. Rainier The effects of the climate crisis are … Continue reading

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July ARCUS forecast poll – What will the September NSIDC Arctic minimum extent be?

Once again, I’m going to give WUWT readers an opportunity to make a forecast for submission, based on voting. See the poll at the end.  I’ll run this poll each month in the week before the deadline, and we’ll see … Continue reading

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Global hurricane activity at historical record lows: new paper

During the past 6-years since Hurricane Katrina, global tropical cyclone frequency and energy have decreased dramatically, and are currently at near-historical record lows.  According to a new peer-reviewed research paper accepted to be published, only 69 tropical storms were observed … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Weather | Tagged , , | 77 Comments

Open Thread #10

I’m off to ICCC6 today, ahead of time as I have other things to do in Washington ahead of the conference. Posting will be light. Guest posts are encouraged. Authoirs that may want to submit stories please use the link … Continue reading

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Geological Society statement about climate change

Dr. Capell Aris writes: Dear Mr. Watts, The UK Geological Society has made a statement about climate change. This seems to have received very little attention. It’s not a particluarly strong statement, given that it contains the statement:

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Quote of the week – still “wirthless” after all these years edition

Readers will recall that I launched a volley against former Senator Tim Wirth regarding his recent statement where he wants to “come after” skeptics. I also made him a standing offer to attend the upcoming ICCC6 conference, offering up  my … Continue reading

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Further Problems with Kemp and Mann

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my previous post I discussed some of the issues with the paper “Climate related sea-level variations over the past two millennia” by Kemp et al. including Michael Mann (Kemp 2011). However, some commenters rightly … Continue reading

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Is the Corps of Engineers forcibly reverting floodplain to its natural state?

Guest post by Alec Rawls That’s the eye-popping thesis suggested by Joe Herring at American Thinker, and his prima facie evidence, while thin, is also hard to get around. The key fact is this: On February 3, 2011, a series … Continue reading

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Gorefail: The state of the global green movement is “shambolic”

Via Glen Reynolds at Instapundit comes this excellent essay by Walter Russel Mead at the American Interest. The Failure Of Al Gore: Part One. It must be as perplexing to his many admirers as it is frustrating to himself that … Continue reading

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It hertz when you do that – power grid to stop regulating 60 Hz frequency

“Experiment” on the US power grid will change the way some clocks and other equipment function. Story submitted by Joe Ryan The AP has released an “exclusive” story concerning the nationwide “experiment” that will be conducted on the US power … Continue reading

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EU Carbon Credit trading takes a dive. In Greece, they can’t hardly give EU carbon credits away

 Guest post by Ecotretas CO2 tumbling down Once upon a time, carbon trading was supposed to be the salvation for Earth’s climate problems. But as time went on, people started realizing that something was wrong. As usual, financial markets anticipated … Continue reading

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The End is Near for Faith in AGW

When the public learns about huge faults in the skeptic scientist accusation, combined with the faults in the IPCC, the result may send AGW into total collapse. Guest post submitted by Russell Cook I’m preaching to the choir here when … Continue reading

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Northern Eurasian snowpack could be an important predictor of winter weather in U. S

Northern Eurasian snowpack could be an important predictor of winter weather in U. S., team from UGA reports Writer: Philip Lee Williams, 706/542-8501, Contact: Thomas Mote, 706/542-2906, Jun 22, 2011, 13:56, Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:56:00 -0800 Athens, … Continue reading

Posted in records, snowfall, Weather | Tagged | 32 Comments