Does the Trenberth et al “Earth’s Energy Budget Diagram” Contain a Paradox?

Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones by Bob Fernley-Jones AKA Bob_FJ CAUTION: This is written in Anglo-Oz English. Here is the diagram as extracted from their 2009 paper, it being an update of that in the IPCC report of 2007 (& also 2001): The unusual aspect of this diagram is that instead of directly showing radiative Heat…

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Rahmstorf’s new heat wave cherry twisty

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. says exactly what I thought: this new paper from Rahmstorf is untrustworthy. He writes: Here is another good example why I have come to view parts of the climate science research enterprise with a considerable degree of distrust. A paper was released yesterday by PNAS, by Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coumou,…

Extreme melting in Greenland – no high temperatures required

From the City College of New York: Extreme Melting on Greenland Ice Sheet, Reports CCNY Team   Glacial Melt Cycle Could Become Self-Amplifying, Making it Difficult to Halt   The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don’t hit record highs, according to a new analysis by Dr. Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in…

Occupy London: “Righteous” until it gets too cold – IR camera reveals they leave to a warm bed at night

This is Hilarious. When the going gets tough, the occupiers get going! Wild eyed climate svengali Bill McKibben claims the “atmosphere is occupied”, and that’s why we have global warming. Only one problem, when the atmosphere gets too cold, people bail from the tents and head home. The Infrared camera video footage shot by the…