Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

ODTRAN Moddities

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an online calculator called MODTRAN that calculates the absorption of longwave (“greenhouse”) radiation for various greenhouse gases (“GHGs”), and shows their resulting effect. It does this on a “line-by-line” basis, meaning it examines each … Continue reading

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Bizarre, craptastic theory from the Guardian, Penn State, and NASA: “ET will kill us because global warming will tip them off that we are a bad species”

UPDATE: co-author admits it is a “horrible mistake”, see below – Anthony From the you’ve got to be effing kidding me department. First, I apologize to my readers for the headline. Read on and I think you’ll see it is … Continue reading

Posted in GLOC, Space | 357 Comments

Tisdale on 2011 sea level changes

1ST Quarter 2011 Sea Level Anomaly Update And An Initial Look At The Impacts Of ENSO On Global Sea Level Guest post by Bob Tisdale It’s been more than two years since my last Sea Level anomaly update using the data … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | 68 Comments

Denied: California Green School’s charter revoked

This is a story about a charter school in my town of Chico, CA that had its charter revoked last night by the school board. I used to serve on that board, and I would have voted to pull the … Continue reading

Posted in Current News, Local_issues | 82 Comments

Major flaw found in Arctic temperature reanalysis – exaggerates warming

This might put a kink in the RC posited “polar amplification of temperature” that is expected from AGW. A previous paper published in Nature (Screen & Simmonds 2010) said: The ERA-40 reanalysis has been used to show that Arctic warming … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Temperature | 43 Comments

New GWPF Briefing Paper

The Truth About Greenhouse Gases London, 17 August – The Global Warming Policy Foundation today publishes an outstanding briefing paper by the distinguished physicist Professor William Happer of Princeton University (USA). In his paper The Truth About Greenhouse Gases, Professor … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 37 Comments

Be a “concerned scientist” – valid credit card required

Reader DJ writes in Tips & Notes: Since becoming a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists when I found out all you needed was a valid credit card, my curiosity about who and what they really are has spiked.

Posted in Satire, Science | 88 Comments