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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