Congress suspends light bulb ban funding

UPDATE 2: 12/16/11 9AMPST It appears early reports were wrong, junkscience.com now reports that The deal agreed to in Congress merely deprives the Department oF Energy the funds to enforce the ban for 2012. The ban is still on the books — so the DOE may very well get the money next year or the…

UAH global temperature – holding steady in November

UAH Global Temperature Update for Nov. 2011: +0.12 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for November, 2011 remained about the same as last month, at +0.12 deg. C (click on the image for the full-size version): The 3rd order polynomial fit to the data (courtesy of Excel) is…

Register to become an expert reviewer for IPCC WG1

Here’s an opportunity for input in the next IPCC report. I encourage all readers with relevant expertise to register. See link below. Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is pleased to announce that the First Order Draft of the WGI contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Climate…

Josh on the skeptic computer raid

In case you haven’t heard, UK skeptic blogger “Tallbloke” has had his computers seized by Norfolk police looking for evidence of the intrepid “FOIA” leaker. Josh at Cartoons by Josh can always see humor, even when things look dark. He’s also provided a handy safety notice placard for posting in appropriate places.