Monthly Archives: July 2011

Roll to observe Elenin – STEREO BEHIND looks at a hot topic

Story submitted by Robert Bateman In just a few hours from now, NASA rolls the STEREO BEHIND solar satellite to have a look at Comet Elenin (P/2010 X1), and if you haven’t been paying attention, it is one red hot … Continue reading

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Posted in Space | Tagged , , | 62 Comments

The “Row to the Pole” publicity stunt looks doomed to failure by a sea ice block

Regular readers may recall that back on June 15th, I pointed out the absurdity of this “Row to the Pole” publicity stunt sponsored by the whisky company “Old Pulteney” which had plans to row to the North Magnetic Pole (based … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | Tagged , , | 122 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: It is scientists, not sceptics, who are most willing to consider explanations that conflict with their own. And far from quashing dissent, it is the scientists, not the sceptics, who do most to acknowledge gaps in … Continue reading

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What do sea measurements reveal about Earth’s temperature trend?

From the AGU highlights Despite the fact that average temperatures on land have been increasing from year to year, globally averaged surface temperatures from 2000 to 2010 have shown only moderate warming. This is because sea surface temperatures over the … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | Tagged , , , , | 89 Comments

The Parthenon of Climate

I can’t improve on the description offered by Steve McIntyre on the most recent taxpayer funded %&#@^*! from NOAA: their sponsorship of the display Pillars of Climate at the recent American Meteorological Society’s Applied Climatology and Climate Change Adaptation conference … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Satire | 72 Comments

Connecticut’s new short lived all time high temperature record corrected – but was it ever a record at all?

The recent heat wave in the Midwest and the eastern United States has been characterized by all sorts of exaggerated claims. One even made it into Wikipedia as an “official” all time high record. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state_temperature_extremes Dr. Roy Spencer alerted … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, records, Weather, Weather_stations | Tagged , , , , , , | 64 Comments

Fallout from Our Paper: The Empire Strikes Back

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. LiveScience.com posted an article yesterday where the usual IPCC suspects (Gavin Schmidt, Kevin Trenberth, and Andy Dessler) dissed our recent paper in in the journal Remote Sensing. Given their comments, I doubt any of … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Modeling | Tagged , , , , | 184 Comments

Carbon Tax needs a sunset clause

Sunset Clause for the C-Tax? Letter to the Editor Watts Up With That? 30 July 2011 Australians must insist that the monstrous carbon dioxide tax legislation has a sunset clause which is triggered by global cooling. This whole tax extravaganza … Continue reading

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Riding a Pseudocycle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Loehle and Scafetta recently posted a piece on decomposing the HadCRUT3 temperature record into a couple of component cycles plus a trend. I disagreed with their analysis on a variety of grounds. In the process, … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Don — disintegrates on landfall

For those in SE Texas hoping for some drough relief from Tropical Storm Don, so far early Saturday morning after landfall, a trace or scant rainfall is to be found.  Don’s convection has distintigrated with only a weak-low level swirl … Continue reading

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New Berkeley study on grass and global warming misses one very important issue

Caveat, no, it isn’t about “grass use” in UC Berkeley, and note the press release with the key word, “could” in the title. From the University of California – Berkeley Warming climate could give exotic grasses edge over natives Invasive … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate News | Tagged , , | 73 Comments

Federal Official: Monnett suspension unrelated to “drowned” polar bears

As some WUWT readers theorized yesterday, something, perhaps even more egregious is the root of the suspension. The AP obtained an internal memo from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, sent via email circulated to staff. From the Sacramento … Continue reading

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Inspector general’s transcript of drowned polar bear researcher being grilled

This fellow, Charles Monnett has been suspended pending an investigation into his polar bear research. You may recall that he single-handedly inspired Al Gore (not that it takes much) into producing this piece of science fiction for his even larger … Continue reading

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Rationalizing Trenberth’s missing heat

By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Additional Information On The “Ocean’s Missing Heat” By Katsman and van Oldenborgh 2011 I discussed the papers C. A. Katsman and G. J. van Oldenborgh, 2011: Tracing the upper ocean’s ‘missing heat’. Geophysical Research Letters (in … Continue reading

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Spencer and Braswell on Slashdot

This is how Slashdot breaks the news from Forbes article: “New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism”. When it hits Slashdot, you know it has gone viral. New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models Posted … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Global warming, Modeling | 168 Comments

Wind energy -vs- wildlife, public comments sought

John Droz writes in with this today: Anthony: A US federal agency, the Fish & Wildlife Service, is currently debating whether or not there will be national wildlife rules for industrial wind energy, and if yes, what they will be … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, wind power | 45 Comments

Solar industry on the rise

Via Slashdot Hugh Pickens writes: According to Rhone Resch, the last three years have seen the U.S. solar industry go from a start-up to a major industry that is creating well-paying jobs and growing the economy in all 50 states, … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Solar | 148 Comments

Al Gore’s “drowned polar bear” AIT source under investigation

According to AP/Anchorage Daily News, he’s on leave pending results of investigation. It seems everywhere you look, there’s some sort of fakery going on with the polar bear issue. For example, the image at left, where Science magazine used this … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Alarmism, Arctic | Tagged , , , , | 91 Comments

New paper: UHI, alive and well in China

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 116, D14113, 12 PP., 2011 doi:10.1029/2010JD015452 Observed surface warming induced by urbanization in east China Key Points The rapid urbanization has significant impacts on temperature over east China A new method was developed to dynamically … Continue reading

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Antarctic ice – more accurate estimates

Guest post by Verity Jones @ Digging In The Clay Cracking ice shelves make headlines, but ice loss estimates that are revised downwards don’t.  While there is great hand wringing over coastal ice loss in Greenland and the West Antarctic … Continue reading

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