Monthly Archives: March 2012

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

About these ads
Posted in Energy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 74 Comments

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

Posted in Announcements, Presentations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

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

Posted in ENSO, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

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

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 158 Comments

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

Posted in Antarctic | Tagged , , , , , , , | 108 Comments

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

Posted in Announcements | Tagged , , , | 155 Comments

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

Posted in Aerosols, Carbon soot | Tagged , , | 127 Comments

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

Posted in Climate News, Politics, Satire, Weather | Tagged , | 116 Comments

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

Posted in Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 81 Comments

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

Posted in Modeling, NOAA, Opinion, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

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

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , | 113 Comments

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

Posted in Alarmism, Ridiculae | Tagged , | 77 Comments

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

Posted in Alarmism | Tagged , , , | 98 Comments

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

Posted in Sea Ice News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 89 Comments

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:

Posted in Announcements | 70 Comments