Monthly Archives: January 2012

On Dentists, Cardiologists, Climatologists and Evidence-Based Remedies

  Guest post by Indur M. Goklany Over at the Wall Street Journal a group of pedigreed individuals headed by Dr. Kevin Trenberth argue: Do you consult your dentist about your heart condition? In science, as in any area, reputations … Continue reading

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Jim Hansen’s balance problem of 0.58 watts

From NASA Goddard, Jim Hansen reports on his balance problem: Earth’s Energy Budget Remained Out of Balance Despite Unusually Low Solar Activity A new NASA study underscores the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity — not changes in … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – always happy to help

At WUWT, one thing we pride ourselves in is helping visitors learn about the issues and the science, even if those visitors should already know what these things mean. Take for example, Michael Tobis proprietor of “Only In it for … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Tamino Once Again Misleads His Disciples

Guest post by Bob Tisdale This post is a continuation of my post Tamino Once Again Misleads His Followers, which was cross posted at WattsUpWithThat here. There Tamino’s disciples and his other followers, one a post author at SkepticalScience, have generally … Continue reading

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A Japanese Puzzle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A reader who posts under the name “tokyoboy” sent a link to a very interesting sea level record from the Japanese Meteorological Agency. It covers the period 1906–2010, and when I first saw it I … Continue reading

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A great development but how will the Government tax the air?!

This seems like an eco-dream come true, a car the runs on air developed in India. I’ve seen stories on this since 2008, but have yet to see the car hit market. Now the claim is in August 2012. I … Continue reading

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Climate change a ‘fundamental’ health risk, expert warns – “[act now] if we are going to maintain this planet as a liveable habitat for humans.”

Climate Change Scare continues down-under. Story submitted by Tarun Singh I thought it might be worthwhile to highlight another alarmist propaganda being peddled for science. The below excerpts are from a news item warning on “climate change” http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/climate-change-a-fundamental-health-risk/story-fn7x8me2-1226257929702 A LEADING … Continue reading

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Bitter cold records broken in Alaska – all time coldest record nearly broken, but Murphy’s Law intervenes

Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest temperature of -80°F set in 1971, which is not only the Alaska all-time record, but the record for the entire United States. Unfortunately, it seems the battery died in … Continue reading

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New paper speculates on volcanoes during the Little Ice Age

From NCAR/UCAR, they’re still trying to stamp out solar influence as a potential cause of the Little Ice Age. One of the things I wonder about is that during low sunspot activity, does the reduced solar-magnetic influence have any effect … Continue reading

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Oh noes! Wind driven global warming hot spots

From CSIRO  – Warming in the Tasman Sea a global warming hot spot Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond … Continue reading

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Headlines over solar cycle 25 and potential global cooling

There’s a story about solar cycle 25, and a potential “mini ice age” in the UK Daily Mail by David Rose that is making headlines today, even hitting the Drudge Report. The headline is: Forget global warming – it’s Cycle … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ecotretas

Dear Friends, It is with great satisfaction that I can announce that Ecotretas has won a Portuguese election for blog of the year 2011, in the category Nature.

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Hansen’s Sea Shell Game

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an old con game that has been played on the suckers for hundreds and hundreds of years. It is done in various forms, with various objects, under various names—three card monty, the shell game, … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week:“…we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy…One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore…” IPCC co-chair of … Continue reading

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Making Things Matters

Guest post by Viv Forbes According to those pushing the (Australian) carbon tax, 500 bureaucrats googling away quietly in Canberra and generating little useful except carbon dioxide exhalations, are more valuable than 500 farmers, foresters, fishermen, workers and miners whose … Continue reading

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Burt Rutan on Schooling the Rogues

Burt Rutan writes in via email about an exchange he had with the proprietor of the website Scholars and Rogues, Brian Angliss. Burt writes: I recently read a treatise showing that CAGW theory is a fraud. I thought it was … Continue reading

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Tamino Once Again Misleads His Followers

Guest post by Bob Tisdale My blog post October to December 2011 NODC Ocean Heat Content Anomalies (0-700Meters) Update and Comments was cross posted by at WattsUpWithThat here. (As always, thanks, Anthony.) Starting at the January 27, 2012 at 8:44 am … Continue reading

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Open Thread Weekend

Away from net for awhile, climbing radio station tower.

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