Monthly Archives: March 2012

Paper: Russian Heat Wave of 2010 Linked to Solar Activity?

Just a quick note to bring this to attention of readers. I have not been able to locate a copy of this paper other than the paywalled one at Springerlink, so I can’t comment much about it, but it looks … Continue reading

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2011 US Tornado Year Analyzed – no trend indication, still below 1974 for strong to violent tornadoes

Guest Post by Paul Homewood NOAA have just about finalised their numbers for the 2011 tornado season, although December figures still await confirmation. It usually takes about three months to confirm the provisional reports as each tornado report has to … Continue reading

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No joy in Mudville – mighty Gavin has struck out

By John West (elevated from a comment in Unthreaded Weekend, inspired by Casey at the Bat) Welcome to the WUWT Sports channel! For the debut game we have “The Cause” vs. “The Skeptics”: First inning: Gavin Schmidt is up to … Continue reading

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‘ What’s important to these extremists is not the evidence but the scare.’

IPCC now too moderate for professional scaremongers | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog What happened to “listen to the science”? A GLOBAL lobby group has distributed a “spin sheet” encouraging its 300 member organisations to emphasise the link between climate … Continue reading

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The EPA’s Mercurial Madness

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the process of writing my piece about Lisa Jackson and the EPA, I got to reading about the EPA passing new mercury regulations. Their regulations are supposed to save the lives of some 11,000 … Continue reading

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Earth Hour 2012 – A dissent and poll

Every year at Christmas, many newspapers reprint “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus“, this excellent essay by Ross McKittrick should be repeated on every blog on every observance of Earth Hour. Copy, paste, and share it widely. A poll … Continue reading

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Open Thread Weekend

I’m offline this weekend with travel and other projects. Discuss anything with limits of the WUWT site policy. This will remain a “top post” for the weekend. Some auto-scheduled stories will appear below this one. Don’t forget to observe Earth … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s ‘Current TV’ even further down the tubes – Olbermann fired

Readers may recall I reported last year on Al Gore’s attempt to prop up slumping viewership in his mishmash of programming satellite channel Current TV by hiring Keith Olbermann. It seems that idea didn’t work out well and I can’t … Continue reading

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Spencer shows compelling evidence of UHI in CRUTem3 data

McKitrick & Michaels Were Right: More Evidence of Spurious Warming in the IPCC Surface Temperature Dataset Guest post by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The supposed gold standard in surface temperature data is that produced by Univ. of East Anglia, … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – screwy thinking for Earth Day

We’ve known for some time that the eco-minded tend to think that humans are a bad thing. For example, there’s the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: That’s no joke, it is a real organization. What follows is something I thought was … Continue reading

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Lisa Shops Sustainably by the Seine

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A few months ago I wrote a post about the previous head of the EPA, Carol Browner, and her risible claim that she was creating jobs. Her successor, Lisa Jackson, is worse. Lisa has just … Continue reading

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Models say a future shift of western USA to “drier stormier”

More of the “extreme events” meme… From the AGU weekly highlights Regional models expect drier, stormier western United States Key Points Statistically significant increases in western US future extreme winter precipitation Eight dynamically downscaled GCM simulations show generalized agreement Spatial … Continue reading

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Another paper shows that the Russian heatwave of 2010 was due to natural variability

Despite the repeated efforts of paid propagandists like Joe Romm (Center for American Progress) to try to make this event about global warming, by parroting faulty science from James Hansen, it simply isn’t true.  Hansen’s paper isn’t even peer reviewed, … Continue reading

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Canada yanks some climate change programs from budget

  Canadian federal budget a step forward on climate change Ottawa, Canada, March 29, 2012: “The International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) congratulates the Government of Canada for removing from the federal Budget the misleading language of previous Budgets concerning clean … Continue reading

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Negative feedback? Declining sea ice to lead to cloudier Arctic

From the AGU weekly highlights Composite image. Data from MODIS. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center. See High Resolution Image Key Points: EFA method is valuable in providing quantitative assessment of feedback Decrease in sea ice leads to increase … Continue reading

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Potential for large solar flares and CME’s may be with us again soon

Readers may recall my reports on the CME’s from massive sunspot group 1429, seen below. It seems the sunspot group continues to live, and has unleashed another massive Coronal Mass Ejection. It will rotate into Earth view again soon.

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There’s no frying in baseball*

People send me stuff. Today I learned via Twitter from baseball great Jose Canseco that Al Gore is dead. And here I thought it was just Futurama that thought this: Jose doesn’t stop there, nooooo, he adds that if we … Continue reading

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Newsbytes – the SREx feeding frenzy

From the GWPF, news about the current media feeding frenzy on the IPCC SREx report. Even Revkin in a Tweet (via Tom Nelson) thinks the coverage is “overheated”. Amid overheated coverage of IPCC climate extremes… [Revkin] Amid overheated coverage of … Continue reading

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Re-name “Earth Hour” to “Energy Hour” and base it on sound science

Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is a serious mistake Ottawa, Canada, March 28, 2012: “Earth Hour is yet another symbol of how climate activists have hijacked the environmental movement,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the International … Continue reading

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The EPA Wrecking Ball

Guest post By Alan Caruba The Environmental Protection Agency is using its power to advance the objective of the environmental movement to deny Americans access to the energy that sustains the nation’s economy and is using the greatest hoax ever … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy | Tagged , , , , , , | 140 Comments

Oregon State Climatologist to be on heated panel April 10th

WUWT readers may remember the fiasco from the Oregon State Museum of Science and Industry where they invited, then dis-invited the AMS Oregon Chapter to have a panel because they didn’t consider it “balanced” enough. Translation: “we don’t want any … Continue reading

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Dusting for Fingerprints in the Holocene

Guest Post by David Middleton Fingerprints are admissible evidence in criminal trials because of their uniqueness. The probability of two human beings having identical fingerprints is very low. Measurements of δ13C depletion have often been cited as anthropogenic “fingerprints,” proving … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 247 Comments

Another blow to warmist hysteria over weather is not climate unless we say it is: “2011 damage is qualitatively indistinguishable from 1974″

Until the April 26/27th 2011 tornado outbreak, The April 3rd 1974 was the biggest outbreak of tornadoes in US history. Last year, the usual suspects railed about how the outbreak was a clear consequence of global warming> climate change> climate … Continue reading

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Mystery cloud spotted on Mars by amateur astronomer

Here’s something fascinating and puzzling, maybe WUWT readers can help figure this one out. There’s also a neat flipbook animation below the read more line. Wayne Jaeschke writes: Here’s a stumper for any Mars experts. While processing my Mars images … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Citizen science, Curious things, Space | Tagged , , , , , , , | 155 Comments

New EPA rule will block all new coal-electric generation

Guest post by Alec Rawls The upcoming rule: … will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to … Continue reading

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Crack in the Antarctic!

From the University of Texas at Austin, a press release to tell us the ice shelves in the Antarctic peninsula are losing their grip and cracking a bit. That could be tragic, except, well, sea ice in Antarctica is growing. … Continue reading

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Asking a personal favor for my community – all I need is a click

Personal note: I need a little help for my community. Since the State of California is morally and fiscally bankrupt, they have pulled the plug on the treasure of our town, the Bidwell Mansion, a true relic of the California … Continue reading

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Ramanathan and Almost-Black Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My thanks to Nick Stokes and Joel Shore. In the comments to my post on the effects of atmospheric black carbon, Extremely Black Carbon, they brought up and we discussed the results of Ramanathan et … Continue reading

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Thank you Senator Kerry, for saying what we already know

This just in from The Daily Climate, Kerry tells us we are winning, but the blames the usual suspects rather than the message itself. I love the part about where we “made up our own science“, which is sort of … Continue reading

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Yes, I know, I covered it first: The Medieval Warm Period was Global

I must have had 20 tips and notes/contacts over the past 24 hours like this one: New temperature proxy discovered An article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2120512/Global-warming-Earth-heated-medieval-times-human-CO2-emissions.html) in the Mail Online describes a paper (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X12000659) detailing a new temperature proxy that indicates that the … Continue reading

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Will Happer’s WSJ rebuttal to NOAA’s Lubchenco and Karl

Readers may recall seeing this article in Physics Today titled Predicting and managing extreme weather events by Jane Lubchenco and Thomas R. Karl I had to laugh when I saw the “managing” part of extreme weather events. I’d love to … Continue reading

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NCSE: When Is purported Science not Science?

Rejected letter to NCSE in response to the awful polemic by David Morrison in NCSE Reports 31(5), along with some preliminary commentary Guest post by Pat Frank Most everyone at WUWT knows that the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) … Continue reading

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Vampire bats? Must be a slow news day at Climate Progress

Almost every day, the ridiculo-meter pegs over at Joe Romm’s place. But today is special. He neuters his own headline in the very first paragraph. I just had to share the laughs. Yes, the vampire bats are coming to get … Continue reading

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Oh noes! State of the planet: We saw a ‘Great Acceleration’.

From the Earth System Science Partnership where they feel licensed to tell the rest of us about the “state of the planet” we have this press release admonishing an “unequivocal warning”. The video seems to indicate that we should blame … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 3 – Beaucoup Bering Sea Ice

NASA reports in Bering Sea Teeming with Ice that “…the Bering Sea has been choking with sea ice. “ acquired March 19, 2012 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 6800×8800) acquired March 19, 2012 download GeoTIFF file (95 MB, TIFF) acquired … Continue reading

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