Monthly Archives: February 2012

Originally posted on Talking About the Weather:
Damaging tornadoes? Yes. Overwrought headline? Absolutely. I would say that The New York Times has jumped the shark, but you have to separate from the shark first in order to jump it. The…

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Day of reckoning draws nearer for IPCC

According to Dr. Clive Best, A key prediction from the 2007 IPCC WG1 report fails statistical tests. AR4 figure for long term predictions for each scenario Abstract: Global temperatures measured since 2005 are incompatible with the IPCC model predictions made … Continue reading

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The Gas of Life

By Jim Goodridge  – former California State Climatologist Photosynthesis simply stated is 6CO2 + 6H2O + photons = C6H12O6+6O2. It is suggested by the relative abundances of atmospheric CO2 and O2, That CO2 is a quite active material and it … Continue reading

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Argo Notes the Third

I got into this investigation of Argo because I disbelieved their claimed error of 0.002°C for the annual average temperature of the top mile of the ocean. I discussed this in “Decimals of Precision“, where I showed that the error … Continue reading

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Koch takes the NYT and Revkin to task

As WUWT readers know, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times was the first to “authenticate” the stolen Heartland documents. Only one problem, one of the documents, the one that “gave the story legs” (in journo parlance) was a fake. … Continue reading

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Heartland publishes an “Open Letter to Directors of the Pacific Institute”

Fakegate: Open Letter to Directors of the Pacific Institute FEBRUARY 29, 2012 – Today, The Heartland Institute sent the letter below to the following members of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Institute: Peter Boyer, Trustee, The Ayrshire Foundation … Continue reading

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“Plato’s Noble Lie resuscitated in a pas de deux of flimflammery”

Fakegate Apologism — It’s How They Roll Guest post by Chris Horner This morning I read a terrific recounting of the “the fact that a whole section of the scientific establishment is defending Gleick on the grounds that it’s OK … Continue reading

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“Climate Deniers” Are Giving Us Skeptics a Bad Name

By S. Fred Singer Gallia omnia est divisa in partes tres.  This phrase from Julius Gaius Caesar about the division of Gaul nicely illustrates the universe of climate scientists — also divided into three parts.  On the one side are … Continue reading

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Citizen Science – an interactive map of wind visualization and temperature

Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has visualized wind motion in the USA, which I think is quite neat. On his weblog he writes: I’ve been working on a WebGL data visualization of wind motion patterns for a 72 hour period in the … Continue reading

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GISS finally concedes a significant role for the sun in climate

UPDATE: The paper itself is available below. There is a new  paper published yesterday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters from NASA GISS/Columbia University and Brown University titled  Hydroclimate of the northeastern United States is highly sensitive to solar forcing … Continue reading

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The Gleick Tragedy

The original Gleick Confesses thread was getting unwieldy with almost 1000 comments, so this one will serve in its place and will continue to be updated. New content on other topics will appear below. Satirical logo by our own charles … Continue reading

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The Fakegate Timeline – from soup to nuts

UPDATED: NEW TIMELINE FILES POSTED 2/29 3PM PST There have been a number of different people working on timelines recently. Reader A. Scott has contributed a complete and highly detailed timeline of the Gleick Keystonian Caper aka Fakegate. It is … Continue reading

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Sea ice decline posited to be driving snowier NH winters

From Georgia Tech, the science press release that gave us the best-warming-headline-evah thanks to media spin, likely started by BBC’s Richard Black. It is worth noting that this study cites data from such a short time from 2009-2011. Surely if … Continue reading

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Best – warming – headline – evah

I’ve been getting a lot of pressure to cover the story by warmspinner Richard Black over at the BBC about a supposed feedback between Arctic sea ice and colder, snowier, winters in the UK and the EU. For example, WUWT … Continue reading

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Cambridge professor Michael Kelly on “deniers” and climate change: “science has been consistently over-egged to produce alarm.”

UPDATE: 9:50AM 2/28 Professor Kelly responds in comments. It seems the Times saw fit to remove an important portion of his first paragraph. I’ve highlighted the missing text in red. Gobsmacking that they couldn’t handle this one sentence but left … Continue reading

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Laugh of the day – where’s that DDT when you really need it?

Over at DeSmog blog, the hilarity from the Daily Bayonet Story earlier today continues. Gotta love this comment from the DeSmog thread:

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AGU President on Gleick’s “shocking fall from grace”: “His transgression cannot be condoned, regardless of his motives.”

AGU President’s message We must remain committed to scientific integrity 27 February 2012 During the third week of February our global community of Earth and space scientists witnessed the shocking fall from grace of an accomplished AGU member who betrayed … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute President Debunks Fakegate Memo

This press release, initially published here, is reproduced in full below. FEBRUARY 27, 2012 – The Heartland Institute today released an analysis of the fake “climate strategy” memo circulated by Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick to fellow environmental activists and … Continue reading

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