Daily Archives: October 20, 2011

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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D’Aleo on ozone hole: “It is very likely to have been there forever”

Ozone holes in Antarctic and Arctic relate to cold rebounds from warming events By Joseph D’Aleo, Weatherbell.com The ozone hole above the Antarctic has reached its maximum extent for the year, revealing a gouge in the protective atmospheric layer that … Continue reading

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Only a Century? Ya Wimps!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach You’ve heard of “Post Normal Science”? I investigate “Para Normal Science”. That’s the kind of science that is based on the willing suspension of belief in the physical laws of nature. Continuing my investigation of … Continue reading

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