Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Oh Miocene

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It was hot here a couple of days ago. I walked past a huge aloe vera plant, taller than my head, that grows by our house. The heat radiating off of the plant was palpable. … Continue reading

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Principle of the Universality: responsibilities of scientists

From the International Council for Science,  something for the beleaguered climate science community to consider. Responsibilities of scientists underlined by scientific community Rome, Italy – The General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) today reaffirmed the universal values … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Alan Carlin on vindication

While the GAO issues a report today saying that the US Historical Climatological Monitoring Network has real tangible problems (as I have been saying for years) the Inspector General just released a report this week saying that EPA rushed their … Continue reading

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GAO report on the poor quality of the US climate monitoring network

Senator Inhofe’s EPW office issued a press release today on the subject of USHCN Climate Monitoring stations along with links to this report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) …the report notes, “NOAA does not centrally track whether USHCN stations … Continue reading

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The Telegraph finally figures out where the North Magnetic Pole is was, issues microscopically sized correction

WUWT readers may remember this story I wrote about the clowns from Old Pulteney’s “Row to the Pole” who had headlines blaring in Britain exclaiming they had rowed to the “north pole”. Telegraph, BBC, and Independent geography FAIL: “Row to … Continue reading

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CDM-ania

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I wrote previously about the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. In that post, I pointed out an underlying irony of the CDM. At the behest of European AGW supporters who would never, … Continue reading

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Wikileaks: Major UN Climate Programme ‘Basically A Farce’

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The Global Warming Policy Foundation A diplomatic cable published last month by the WikiLeaks website reveals that most of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in India should not have been certified because … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – bug sex and beer

From the University of Toronto, where they didn’t blame the CO2 in the beer for this, thank goodness. University of Toronto Mississauga professor wins Ig Nobel Prize for beer, sex research It was a case of a besotted male and … Continue reading

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Getting ready for more global warming: Heathrow airport triples snow clearance fleet

It seem airport operator BAA has realized that Global warming has really dumped on them the last two years and rather than be caught with their pants down again, they 3x increased their equipment and staff ready to clear snow. … Continue reading

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Plants gobbling up CO2 – 45% more than thought

From the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres a clear indication for those “CO2 is plant food” scoffers that the plants don’t care what they think. Productivity of land plants may be greater than previously thought Researchers recommend the reworking … Continue reading

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1 K or not 1 K? That is the question

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I am very grateful for the many thoughtful postings in response to my outline of the fundamental theoretical upper bound of little more than 1.2 K on climate sensitivity imposed by the process-engineering theory of … Continue reading

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Warming Island / Greenland Sea Regional Climate and Arctic Sea Ice Reconstruction

Guest post by David Middleton The recent return of the Warming Island AGW myth inspired me to build a climate reconstruction for the Greenland Sea region. Temperature Reconstruction I performed a GISS station search centered on 71.4 N latitude, 23.5 … Continue reading

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Video analysis and scene replication suggests that Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project fabricated their Climate 101 video “Simple Experiment”

UPDATE2 10/18/2011 – The experiment has been replicated several ways, see: Replicating Al Gore’s Climate 101 video experiment shows that his “high school physics” could never work as advertised UPDATE: New images added prove without a doubt the faked split screen. … Continue reading

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EPA Rules … and how they don’t follow their own

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Most folks would not be surprised if I were to make the claim that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not properly consider the science when it issued its “Endangerment Finding” saying that CO2 … Continue reading

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Comment of the week

It’s been long time since I featured one of these, but this one from James Delingpole’s blog really hit home for me. This comment from Amanda was about my exposing the video produced by Al Gore.

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Just in time: shale oil use without creating carbon dioxide

From the American Chemical Society , something that will cause synapse arcing in Bill McKibben’s and Joe Romm’s brains. I guess Obama can build that Keystone XL pipeline after all. Bzzt! Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon … Continue reading

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Report: EPA cut corners on climate finding, ignored Data Quality Act, flouted peer review process

From: The Daily Caller In a report released Wednesday (at Sen. Inhofe’s request, dating back to April) the inspector general found that the EPA failed to follow the Data Quality Act and its own peer review process when it issued … Continue reading

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Cloud cools

Guest post by Erl Happ This post was generated in response to the Christopher Monkton thread. It is not a criticism of Christopher Monkton but of our tendency to imagine that artful mathematicians (I am not one) are sufficiently sophisticated … Continue reading

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Delingpole on Reason.tv

James Delingpole and WUWT are inextricably linked in climate history. I broke the climategate story here at WUWT from my laptop at Dulles airport, Delingpole was the first in the MSM to pick it up. From there the story spread … Continue reading

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Monckton on “pulling Planck out of a hat”

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley My commentary written for Remote Sensing on the empirical determination of climate sensitivity, published by the splendid Anthony Watts some days ago, has aroused a great deal of interest among his multitudes of readers. It … Continue reading

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Honey, I shrunk the copepods

From the Queen Mary, University of London , there was shrinkage, of plankton no less. I’m sure it’s easy to extrapolate that right up to the top of the food chain. How global warming could cause animals to shrink The … Continue reading

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Getting GRLed

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. recently submitted this paper to Geophysical Research Letters (GRL): A homogeneous database of global landfalling tropical cyclones Jessica Weinkle* and Roger Pielke, Jr. Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado, 1333 Grandview Ave, … Continue reading

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Future wind

From CSIRO Australia New energy in search for future wind Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector. The research is intended to identify the risks for generators … Continue reading

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Geomagnetic solar storm in progress

Spaceweather.com reports: A strong-to-severe geomagnetic storm is in progress following the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) at approximately 12:15 UT on Sept. 26th.

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Allergies and Dr. Broecker

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In yet another futile attempt to explain away what I see as the reasonable and justified skeptical American reaction to the unending stream of nonsense being peddled as climate science these days, we have an … Continue reading

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IPCC: Resistance is futile

Donna Laframboise has an excellent piece on how the IPCC has been assimilated by influence from the WWF. Apparently hawking the threat of dead panda bears is quite lucrative, Donna writes: It is important to understand that while the WWF … Continue reading

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Your [wasted green] tax dollars at work

From the Fiscal Times: Solyndra Went on a Spending Spree After Getting Loan Former employees of Solyndra, the shuttered solar company that exhausted half a billion dollars of taxpayer money, said they saw questionable spending by management almost as soon … Continue reading

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Edible Carbon Dioxide Sponge

This gives whole new meaning to the term “spongeworthy”. From Northwestern University News: EVANSTON, Ill. — A year ago Northwestern University chemists published their recipe for a new class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt and alcohol. Now, the same … Continue reading

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The Amazing Decline in Deaths from Extreme Weather in an Era of Global Warming, 1900–2010

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany Summary Proponents of drastic curbs on greenhouse gas emissions claim that such emissions cause global warming and that this exacerbates the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, including extreme heat, droughts, floods and … Continue reading

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A modest proposal to Skeptical Science

UPDATE: Some new data has come to light, see below. As Bishop Hill and WUWT readers know, there’s been a lot of condemnation of the way John Cook’s Skeptical Science website treated Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. recently when he attempted … Continue reading

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Solar activity on the upswing, big sunspot rotating into view is producing x-class solar flares. Large CME expected soon, may hit earth.

From Spaceweather.com: New sunspot 1302 has already produced two X-flares(X1.4 on Sept. 22nd and X1.9 on Sept. 24th), can another be far behind? NOAA forecasters put the 24-hour probability at 20%. The sheer size of the active region suggests the … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “Can We Really Call Climate Science A Science?” Paul Roderick Gregory – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Number of the Week: 140 decades – – … Continue reading

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They had to burn the village to save it from global warming

From Wikipedia: One of the most famous quotes of the Vietnam War was a statement attributed to an unnamed U.S. officer by AP correspondent Peter Arnett. Writing about the provincial capital, Bến Tre, on February 7, 1968, Arnett said: “‘It … Continue reading

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Another resignation over bad behavior over climate skepticism

From Bishop Hill, news via Pierre Gosselin that the decision by SEII to disinvite speakers to a conference (including Dr. Fred Singer) has backfired, badly. Gosselin is reporting that a prominent engineer has resigned from one of France’s [sic*] learned … Continue reading

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Open Thread Weekend

This post serves two purposes. 1. A forum for open discussion in a civil manner 2. A test for Windows Live Writer to see how well it does for creating a blog post.

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