Daily Archives: October 26, 2011

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 … Continue reading

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Even as far back as 1892, station siting was a concern

Former California State Climatologist Jim Goodridge sent this along yesterday. This interesting letter from 1892 is a letter from Sergeant James A. Barwick to cooperative weather observers in California. He was concerned about the station siting and exposure conditions and … Continue reading

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First geothermal energy map of the USA now in Google

Via Slashdot, drill baby drill, but for heat, not oil. The Google funded Enhanced Geothermal Systems research at the Southern Methodist University has produced a coast-to-coast geothermal potential map of the United States. Having invested over $10 million on geothermal … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Call for guest authors – I’m stepping away from WUWT for awhile

Now that BEST has given themselves enough rope with their PR shenanigans, I have a new paper to finish. I also have papers to review. One of the upsides/downsides of publishing is that you get asked to review papers that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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