Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dr. Roy Spencer on Fox’s John Stossel show

I’ve been waiting for this video to show up, Dr. Spencer advises me it is now available. Well worth watching, video below: About these ads

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Quote of the Week – a warmer turns cooler

I’ve had a feud with David Appell ever since he brought my deceased mother into an attack article about me, which I retort in: David Appell denies he has any class . Maybe that was when he hit bottom, because since … Continue reading

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Norfolk police give indications that Climategate investigation is (effectively) closed

Bishop Hill Writes: A surprise from Norfolk Constabulary Norfolk Constabulary have previously released details of their spend on the UEA emails investigation – Operation Cabin. This showed that no money had been spent on the investigation since February 2011, something that strongly … Continue reading

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Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make green

How Green Gullibility, Hyperpartisanship Are Wrecking The Climate Movement by Walter Russell Mead The American Interest (excerpted) One of the biggest intellectual failures of the global green movement against climate change is the persistent failure of its leaders and spokespeople … Continue reading

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Weather is climate, or loaded dice, or something

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  more instituitional worrying turned press release leading up to the upcoming WMO report. I wonder where they get the increase in hurricane intensity from? Apparently they’ve never seen Dr. Ryan Maue’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | 110 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “I am always happy to be in the minority.  Concerning the climate models, I know enough of the details to be sure that they are unreliable. They are full of fudge factors that are fitted to … Continue reading

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Bastardi’s reply to Tom Yulsman’s article on cherry picking

[Note: I don't agree with everything Joe has said here 100%, but I provide his comment in full edited for punctuation and format and turning image links into images to further the discussion. - Anthony] Guest post by Joe Bastardi … Continue reading

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“Indiana James” Hansen on “Why I must speak out about climate change”

This came out some days ago, but I never got around to posting it, this corrects my oversight. The description of the TED video reads: Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of … Continue reading

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Royal Blatherfest

Ray G writes: Donna Laframboise has a post up on the upcoming Royal Society-sponsored meeting with 2,500 attendees expected. the topic is climate change. Donna holds up the ridicule the list of attendees, singers, bureaucrats, song writers, PR professionals. The … Continue reading

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Letters I get letters – show me a sign – removed

I got some email exchanges earlier today from Gordon Fulks regarding Sherri Quammen and interaction with her, which I posted, and in that comment thread she said: Please remove from you page. I feel a little harrassed and am uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Eco-rout down under: ‘A mini-van will have more seats than the Labour party in the new parliament.’

Australians come to their senses – March 24th will be remembered as the day they collectively said “we’re tired of this sh**” Commenter “truthseeker” writes in comments: ============================================================ Anthony, You may want to refer to Jo Nova’s latest post about … Continue reading

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Where there’s a need for immunity, there’s a crime – Green climate fund looking to UN for diplomatic immunity protection from lawsuits.

It seems to me, that if you are asking for immunity up-front, you already know that something has been done that without immunity, would land somebody in the slammer. From Fox News: Mammoth new green climate fund wants United Nations-style … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – a glass half hot or half cold?

Gordon Fulks writes in about this humorous headline showing how the media catastrophises even simple things like a pleasant weekend forecast: Hello Everyone: Just to provide a little balance to the story about snow and cold in the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media, Ridiculae | Tagged , | 112 Comments

More fakery from “Forecast The Facts”

(Note: I can back Mike up on this, I’ve been getting several letters like this from my TV Meteorologist friends from around the country, all nearly identically worded. – Anthony) Guest post by Mike Alger If you thought the dishonest … Continue reading

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Diminished Climate Alarmism: Lessons from L’Affair Heartland

Guest post by Robert Murphy, reposted from Master Resource with permission “Without being a trained climate scientist, I can read the various blogs and try to parse the academic papers, but ultimately I have to rely a lot on the … Continue reading

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Monckton’s Slide Presentation to the California Assembly

As readers have seen here and here, Monckton presented a presentation to committee members of the California Assembly yesterday at the invitation of Assemblywoman Shannon Grove of Bakersfield. There were no Democratic members present during the presentation that I was … Continue reading

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Whole lotta watts added to the atmosphere

I loved the way James Russell described CO2 molecules as “natural thermostats” Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth’s Upper Atmosphere A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles.  NASA-funded researchers say … Continue reading

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Information on the GOES-15 outage

If you watch storms on the USA west coast, then you have probably been wondering why GOES WEST satellite imagery has not been updating. The reason is that the satellite is down, and is being recovered to operational status. Here’s … Continue reading

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NRC’s 2011 ‘Climategate’

Guest post by Rud Istvan Excerpted from book in progress Arts of Truth Based on the forthcoming Gaia, Musings on Sustainability © 2012 Rud Istvan   There is a recent example of artful lack of disclosure in the climate change … Continue reading

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Letters, I get letters

Note: This letter to WUWT from Sherri Quammen was received today at at 1:47 PM PST  and titled as: A “do it yourself” home global warming test. I present it in entirety, unedited, with appropriate citations for spelling and the … Continue reading

Posted in Letters To The Editor | 370 Comments

I guess we must be having an effect

This ad has been running on some WUWT stories, urging people to save the EPA from the “deniers” that are apparently “running the conversation”. Heh. When you see the ad, clicking on it allows you to use a form to … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Ridiculae | Tagged , , , | 83 Comments

All-Time Snowfall Records Fall Across Western Oregon & SW Washington

Vancouver, Washington (March 22nd 2012) – “Many cities across Western Oregon and Southwest Washington are setting all-time cold and snowfall records for this late in the season. Since Tuesday night, the Willamette Valley has been blanketed with anywhere from 2″ … Continue reading

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More evidence the Medieval Warm Period was global

UPDATE: 3/30/12 Since a number of commenters that are getting bent out of shape over the issue can’t apparently be bothered to read the paper, and since the authors at Syracuse themselves are under pressure because the alarmosphere has gone … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 100 Comments

A Mann and his throne

Josh of Cartoons by Josh wrote to me via email today of his latest cartoon about Mike Mann’s book. He writes: With Mike Mann’s book still getting good coverage in various corners of the media I felt another cartoon was … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire | Tagged , , , , , | 76 Comments

Really? – Energy requirements make Antarctic fur seal pups vulnerable to climate change

From the University of Chicago Press Journals, a bizarre claim that less than 1C of warming globally in the last century, and essentially no change at all in Antarctica, will somehow change the weather in Antarctica and make it harder … Continue reading

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Ambler’s rebuttal to Mann in the Wall Street Journal

Guest post by Harold Ambler The reasons that climatologist Michael Mann is as successful as he is are multiple: 1. He told the United Nations something that it was dying to hear (he offered certainty when all else saw uncertainty) 2. … Continue reading

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Monckton addresses California Assembly Committee

This was a live blog of this event held at the State Capital in committee, meeting room 127. Brevity is due to blogging on my cell phone. Live Blogging Maintenance guy adjusting thermostat down to keep people from keeling over … Continue reading

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The heavy cost of a non-problem

Testimony of The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley California State Assembly 21 March 2012 IN the 6 decades since 1950 the world has warmed at a rate equivalent to 2 F°/century. The IPCC’s central estimate is that in the 9 decades … Continue reading

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Scafetta’s new paper attempts to link climate cycles to planetary motion

Nicola Scafetta sent me this paper yesterday, and I read it with interest, but I have a number of reservations about it, not the least of which is that it is partially based on the work of Landscheidt and the … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Gravity, Science, Solar | Tagged , , , , , | 536 Comments

Study: it takes 10 units of alternative electricity sources to offset 1 unit of fossil fuel-generated power

From the University of Oregon a clue as to why green energy isn’t making much inroads. For example, compare these findings to what we learned recently from Matt Ridley about the big fat zero of wind power in the bigger … Continue reading

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Climate Science From the Onion?

Guest post by Dr. Patrick Michaels Three items appeared last week that make me wonder if The Onion is surreptitiously acquiring science journals and trade publications. Here’s what one, “ScienceNordic” says it does on its home page: Our team of … Continue reading

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My Monday adventure with planes, trains, and automobiles

This post has nothing to do with science or climate, but it does go to illustrate how life gets more complex each day thanks to increased bureaucracy, and that you should take nothing for granted in the world of air … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Humor | Tagged , , , , , | 125 Comments

Earthquake in Acapulco

7.8 preliminary estimated strength Blogging on phone more to follow http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.TIBPAC.2012.03.20.1813

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New and Improved CRUTEM4 Global Land Surface Temperature Data vs IPCC AR4 (CMIP3) Climate Models

Guest post by Bob Tisdale INTRODUCTION Chapter 4-7 of If the IPCC was Selling Manmade Global Warming as a Product, Would the FTC Stop their deceptive Ads? included comparisons of the CRUTEM3 Land Surface Temperature anomalies to the multi-model mean … Continue reading

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Another reason trees don’t make good treemometers – new tree ring data bias discovered

[Note: My first post in which I had written commentary mysteriously lost all of its content, posting nothing but white space. This is some sort of internal wordpress error, but has never happened before. I have some elements restored below, … Continue reading

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