Monthly Archives: December 2011

WUWT Year End report

About 2,500,000 people visit the Museuem of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York every year. This blog was viewed about 31,000,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at MoMA, it would take about 12 years for that many … Continue reading

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Krige the Argo Probe Data, Mr. Spock!

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece highlighting a comment made in the Hansen et al. paper, “Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications“, by James Hansen et al. (hereinafter H2011). Some folks said I should take a real look at … Continue reading

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Be careful today and tonight, billions may die

UPDATE: January 1st, 2012 – still here, no reports of mass deaths at the last minute. – Anthony Global warming may go on a last minute rampage. Maybe best to just stay at home and lock your doors, bar your … Continue reading

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WUWT search engine issues and site update

This post over on Scottish Sceptic’s website (below) points to a problem that WUWT has with search engines. One big issue he raises is that I can’t edit meta tags in the website header, but then again, I’ve had a … Continue reading

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SST’s cooler now than in the Medieval Warming Period

From “The Hockey Schtick“, some inconvenient truth that breaks Mann’s already broken hockey stick into even smaller pieces. A new paper finds significant cooling of Atlantic Ocean over past millennium, making the MWP warmer in terms of sea surface temperature … Continue reading

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Losing Your Imbalance

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People have upbraided me for not doing an in-depth analysis of the paper “Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Implications“, by James Hansen et al. (hereinafter H2011). In that paper they claim that the earth has a … Continue reading

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“We need more hurricanes to save the coral reefs”

Above: SST heat loss from Hurricane Irene The title is sarcasm, but it does present an interesting quandary for alarmists. What’s more acceptable – hurricanes and the loss of life and property they bring, or loss of coral reef systems? … Continue reading

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Feedback about feedbacks and suchlike fooleries

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Responses to my post of December 28 about climate sensitivity have been particularly interesting. This further posting answers some of the feedback. My earlier posting explained how the textbooks establish that if albedo and insolation … Continue reading

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Unified Climate Theory May Confuse Cause and Effect

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The Unified Theory of Climate post is exciting and could shake the world of Climate Science to its roots. I would love it if the conventional understanding of the Atmospheric “Greenhouse” Effect (GHE) presented by … Continue reading

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California low carbon fuel law blocked by federal judge

Ow, that’s gotta hurt. CA’s 2006 Global Warming law – denied. Federal judge blocks California low-carbon fuels rule Chico Enterprise Record FRESNO — A federal judge moved today to block California from enforcing its first-in-the-nation mandate for cleaner, low-carbon fuels, … Continue reading

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UHI in South Korea – responsible for over half of the warming

This new study published in  the Journal of Atmospheric Environment quantifies the different components of warming there, with UHI making up over half of the total warming: On average, the total temperature increase over South Korea was about 1.37 °C; … Continue reading

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NOAA issues tsunami debris alert from model

Source here. Mind the caveat though: The Japanese government estimated that the tsunami generated 25 million tons of rubble, but there is no clear understanding of exactly how much debris was swept into the water nor what remained afloat. Tracking … Continue reading

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Unified Theory of Climate

Note: This was a poster, and adopted into a blog post by the author, Ned Nikolov, specifically for WUWT. My thanks to him for the extra effort in converting the poster to a more blog friendly format. – Anthony Expanding … Continue reading

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Sense and sensitivity

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Reed Coray’s post here on Boxing Day, commenting on my post of 6 December, questions whether the IPCC and science textbooks are right that without any greenhouse gases the Earth’s surface temperature would be 33 … Continue reading

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The fishes and the coral live happily in the CO2 bubble plume

Guest post by David Archibald Willis Eschenbach’s post on lab work on coral response to elevated carbon dioxide levels, and The Reef Abides, leads to a large scale, natural experiment in Papua New Guinea. There are several places at the … Continue reading

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Congress ends corn ethanol subsidy

Interesting timing, especially when some biomass companies are switching from wood chips to corn, because they couldn’t turn a profit on wood chips. Looks like all the wheels are coming off the bus now. To Survive, Some Biofuels Companies Give … Continue reading

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The Ocean Is Not Getting Acidified

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting study out on the natural pH changes in the ocean. I discussed some of these pH changes a year ago in my post “The Electric Oceanic Acid Test“. Before getting to the … Continue reading

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On The IPCC’s Undue Confidence In Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Climate Models – A Summary Of Recent Posts

I’ve placed Bob’s Figure 21 at the top of this post, because it shows something quite interesting, note to caption in red, upper left. – Anthony Guest post by Bob Tisdale Figure 21 OVERVIEW This post is a summary of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – the climbdown on methane and climate change

There’s been a lot of worry-buzz in the usual circles over methane plumes bubbling up in the Arctic related to this NSF press release: Press Release 10-036 Methane Releases From Arctic Shelf May Be Much Larger and Faster Than Anticipated … Continue reading

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Shock news: mammals adapt to changing climate

From Brown University it seems we need a new variation on the popular bumper sticker: Over 65 million years North American mammal evolution has tracked with climate change Rise and fall of groups of fauna driven by temperature PROVIDENCE, R.I. … Continue reading

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Oh, this is rich. BBC’s Harrabin asks CRU for programming advice

Roger Harrabin and Joe Smith write to UEA warmist Mike Hulme, ask: “What should the BBC be doing this time in terms of news, current affairs, drama, documentaries, game shows, music etc?”  

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NRDC’s ridiculous weather IS climate “sound the general alarm” map

People send me stuff. Today it is this web page from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), another official sounding NGO modeled in the WWF funding style of wail n’ beg. The first thought that went through my head when … Continue reading

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Shutting down power plants: Imaginary benefits, extensive harm

EPA mercury rules for electricity generating units are based on false science and economics Guest post by Craig Rucker The Environmental Protection Agency claims its “final proposed” Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules will eliminate toxic pollution from electrical generating … Continue reading

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Sea cucumbers: Dissolving coral reefs?

From the Carnegie Institution  and Stanford University comes word of this paper in JGR. Washington, D.C. — Coral reefs are extremely diverse ecosystems that support enormous biodiversity. But they are at risk. Carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the ocean, threatening … Continue reading

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A controversial look at Blackbody radiation and Earth minus GHG’s

Guest Post by Reed Coray On Dec. 6, 2011 12:12 am Lord Monckton posted a comment on a thread entitled Monckton on sensitivity training at Durban that appeared on this blog on Dec. 5, 2011. In that comment he wrote: … Continue reading

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Solar-Terrestrial Power Update

By Paul L. Vaughan, M.Sc. The amplitude of Earth’s zonal winds is modulated by the solar cycle. Here’s a concise visual update based on the latest data: LOD’ = rate of change of length of day

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Merry Christmas – open thread

Above: Christmas trees in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres As of this post, I’m offline until late Monday PST. Moderators, don’t be shy about taking time off too.

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Mann hockey stick co-author Bradley: “it may be that Mann et al simply don’t have the long-term trend right”

Tom Nelson spots a gem in the Climategate 2 emails: Hockey stick co-author Ray Bradley: “it may be that Mann et al simply don’t have the long-term trend right”; “I hedge my bets on whether there were any periods in … Continue reading

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Great Circle Route over the pole cleared for Branson’s Virgin Air

This will shave six hours off a flight from London to Fiji, which had to either stop in Los Angeles or Seoul en-route. There’s a good side and a bad side to this. The good side: Thousands, perhaps hundreds of … Continue reading

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Spaceballs – the debris

Curious story in AFP yesterday: Full story here – Click the image above for a large view of the object. Me thinks it is from either of these spacecraft:

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Friday Funny – New NOAA supercomputer “Gaea” revealed

From the Atomic City Underground Blog of knoxvillenews.com comes word that a big kahuna of komputing is about to go online. The Cray XK6 supercomputer is a trifecta of scalar, network and many-core innovation. It combines Cray’s proven Gemini interconnect, … Continue reading

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UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England

UPDATE: 12/21/11 4PM  -BBC covers Tallbloke, finally, Richard Black still silent-  Norfolk constabulary to share hand-off Climategate investigation, and  Greg Laden caves – see below Dec 14th -The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from … Continue reading

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NYT reporter engages in zany conspiracy theory – suggests bloggers “knew” FOIA emails were coming

This is almost as clueless as the raid on Tallbloke by the police looking for scraps. But it does underscore one thing – investigators are clueless and so is the major press. For the record, I don’t know who “FOIA” … Continue reading

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The year in Josh – 2011

What would we do without the comic relief from Josh? So much hilarity.

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China Warns EU’s Green Fanatics Of Global Trade War

Via the GWPF, the great war of flying carbon credits appears to be massing on the border. China has warned the European Union to abandon its controversial carbon tax on airlines or risk provoking a global trade war. Adding weight … Continue reading

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