The Alligator Model

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I wrote my first computer program in 1963. It was an implementation of the Sieve of Erastosthenes, used to find prime numbers. I haven’t stopped programming since then. So I am intimately acquainted with the innards of computers, computer programs, and computer models, both iterative and otherwise. And those who…

Pielke Sr: No surprise about BEST

Dr. Roger pielke confirms a point made in comments in my earlier post on BEST about all data coming from a single source, which is the National Climatic Data Center. (NCDC) By Dr. Roger Pielke Senior Comment On The Article in the Economist On Rich Muller’s Data Analysis On Climate Etc, Judy Curry posted Berkeley Surface…

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Browner, Colbert, the EPA, and Broken Windows

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Last night I saw Carol Browner, ex-head of the EPA, make an astounding statement on the Colbert Report TV show. I was so amazed, I tracked down the video to make sure I’d heard her right. Before I tell you what Ms. Browner said that so bemused me, let me…

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project puts PR before peer review

UPDATE: see this new story BEST: What I agree with and what I disagree with – plus a call for additional transparency to prevent “pal” review ======================================================= Readers may recall this post last week where I complained about being put in a uncomfortable quandary by an author of a new paper. Despite that, I chose to…

NOAA releases winter outlook, Texas drought to continue

Contact: Maureen O’Leary  301-713-6022  maureen.oleary@noaa.gov  Oct. 20, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. dealt another La Niña winter but ‘wild card’ could trump it Devastating drought in Southern Plains likely to continue The Southern Plains should prepare for continued drier and warmer than average weather, while the Pacific Northwest is likely to be colder and wetter…

Congratulations to Dr. Gavin Schmidt

While we are polar opposites, and Dr. Schmidt can’t find it within himself to respond to any of my emails or to allow my comments and many others to appear on RealClimate, let me offer congratulations anyway. New Award from the American Geophysical Union Recognizes Excellence in Climate Communications AGU Release No. 11–34 18 October…