Monthly Archives: April 2012

Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”

UPDATE: Forecast humor on steroids, here You can’t make up FAIL like this. First this story in the BBC Today: Now let’s have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012: About these … Continue reading

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Why climate science is a textbook example of groupthink

In groupthink, organizations value consensus more than free thought. The emphasis on consensus leads to group polarization, in which a group’s positions become more extreme than any individual would come up with. Alarmist climate science is a textbook example of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Altitudes: how stratospheric temperature is de-coupled from the surface temperatures

On the battle between Arrhenius and Ångström. Story submitted by John Kehr, The Inconvenient Skeptic Any serious discussion about the Theory of Global Warming will eventually include the absorption band argument that started more than 100 years ago between Arrhenius … Continue reading

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Rosie O’Donnell has a winter coat for sale

Guest post by Mark Johnson What would the climate change debate be without a quote from Rosie O’Donnell. Al Roker was interviewing the talk show host on a Weather Channel segment Monday morning during “Wake Up with Al.” Here’s how … Continue reading

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Baghdad gives up historical climatic clues

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Arabic records allow past climate to be reconstructed The study has been published in Weather, a publication of the Royal Meteorological Society Corals, trees and marine sediments, among others, are … Continue reading

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Breaking – EPA’s “crucifier” resigns

Junkscience.com reports that: EPA official Al Armendariz who rocketed to infamy last week because of 2010 comments about “crucifying” industry, has resigned from the agency. Click for his resignation letter. (PDF) Here’s the source of the uproar, this video:

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The EPA and undisclosed human experimentation

In my email today: From: The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher Date: 4/27/2012 EPA Compromises the Integrity of Science Dear Colleague: “Which do you find more shocking: that the Environmental Protection Agency conducts experiments on humans that its own risk assessment would … Continue reading

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Consensus Argument Proves Climate Science Is Political.

UPDATE: I’ve added a video at the end that speaks to the consensus thinking. Marc Morano’s arguments leaves the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Anna Rose speechless. – Anthony Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Claims of a consensus was an … Continue reading

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Supreme irony: wind farms can cause atmospheric warming, finds a new study

NOTE: An update has been added below, using the press release that came out today after the news stories yesterday. While ironic that something designed to reduce CO2 emissions (and presumably warming)is actually producing warming around it, this isn’t really … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what … Continue reading

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On Fracking

  This post represents two milestones for WUWT. 1. It is the first post where a detailed examination of fracking has been offered to the readers. 2. It is the first post I’ve authored from an airplane cruising about 35,000 … Continue reading

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Tisdale on the “17 year itch” – Yes, there is a Santer clause

Guest post by Bob Tisdale What Do Observed Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies and Climate Models Have In Common Over The Past 17 Years? One word answer: NOTHING!!!! OVERVIEW In this post, we’ll compare satellite-based sea surface temperature anomalies (Reynolds OI.v2) … Continue reading

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From Schmidt 2005 to Miller 2012: the “not needed” excuse for omitted variable fraud

Guest post by Alec Rawls Miller et al. 2012 recently provided some pretty strong evidence for a solar driver of climate. “This is the first time anyone has clearly identified the specific onset of the cold times marking the start … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week – global warming blamed for increase In Major League home runs

“…thinner air” cited by sports broadcaster From DeadSpin’s Timothy Burke: Tim McCarver Blames Global Warming For The Increase In Major League Home Runs We’d normally save this sort of thing for McCarve’d Up (which will be back next week after … Continue reading

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Live blogging from the Weather Channel 30th anniversary

It has been a busy day for me. I chased the last remaining (yet to be surveyed) USHCN weather station in Georgia at Dahlonega, plus did historical reference interviews with TWC founder John Coleman and Director of Meteorology Joe D’Aleo … Continue reading

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Tisdale: A Closer Look at CRUTEM4 Since 1975

Note: I’m blogging this from Atlanta, where I am at the TWC Pioneers reunion. Bob was kind enough to provide this post so I can relax a bit (though I think I’ll chase a NOAA USHCN weather station today anyway). … Continue reading

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UN Sheep At Work

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The United Nations, progenitor of a thousand agencies, has released a report called “MOVING TOWARDS A CLIMATE NEUTRAL UN” regarding its success in reducing its own “carbon footprint” (full version , summary). The Head Prophet of … Continue reading

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Open thread weekend

As you may know, I’m traveling this weekend to be with the founders and pioneers of The Weather Channel in Atlanta for an informal 30 year reunion, which I talked about in detail here. Thanks, sincerely, to everyone for the … Continue reading

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Climate scientists who have been claiming Texas is warming are totally wrong.

Story submitted by Forrest Mims III, originally published for the San Antonio Express-News In the early days of this column, concerned readers sent many questions about the earth’s ozone layer, which I began measuring in 1990. Today, public interest in … Continue reading

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Pilot video for a series: Bill Scientific – “The Greenhouse Effect”

Guest post by Bill DiPuccio, Science Teacher Let’s face it, high school science videos can be boring and ineffective. I like my science with a twist of comic exaggeration. So I decided to produce a video with enough humor to … Continue reading

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My Pet Project – Producer Gas and my SUV

Guest post by WUWT moderator Andi Cockroft This has little to do with my beliefs (or otherwise) in CAGW, but more to the fact that I am tight with money and this project offers the ability to run my 5 … Continue reading

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Drats! Down the warmhole the warming went

From the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences “Warming hole” delayed climate change over eastern United States April 26, 2012 50-year model suggests regional pollution obscured a global trend CONTACT: Caroline Perry, (617) 496-1351 Cambridge, Mass. – April 26, … Continue reading

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The backstory of how I’ve been invited to The Weather Channel 30 year reunion this weekend

No, I won’t be meeting Heidi Cullen. 30 years ago, on May 2nd, 1982, a new satellite channel debut made history. TWC went online thanks to the work of dozens of pioneering meteorologists and technicians, including my friends John Coleman … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 4: NSIDC Arctic sea ice extent touches the normal line

There was a lot of controversy leading up to this moment, as we covered previously on WUWT where NSIDC put a new trailing average algorithm online with no notice, and bungled the climatology in the process, needing a fix. As … Continue reading

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“Getting your mind right” in Australia, round 2

The “I Can Change Your Mind about Climate” website of the ABC TV in Australia reminds me of the famous phrase “your gonna get your mind right, Luke” from the 1967 classic movie “Cool Hand Luke” with Paul Newman: The … Continue reading

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Huff, puff, blow your house down – there’s an app for that

When I first saw this email with press release, I thought to myself – oh boy here’s another disaster thing from weepy Bill McKibben. But as it turns out, this is a useful educational app to assist people in learning … Continue reading

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Sea level surprise in New Zealand

Ian Wishart writes in Investigate Daily: Century old map throws new doubt on climate change sea level claims A new book on the history of New Zealand has inadvertently stirred the climate change debate by revealing a near zero sea … Continue reading

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Racing To The Mountaintop at 0.4 Metres Per Year

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony highlighted a study called “Recent Plant Diversity Changes on Europe’s Mountain Peaks” (paywalled here , hereinafter Pauli2012). The Supplementary Online Information (SOI) is here. The study concluded that the plants had moved vertically up … Continue reading

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Postal Service + Wind Farm + Electric Vehicles – What could possibly go wrong?

I would not have believed this had I not seen this come from this idiot’s Senator’s mouth. Take the three most inefficient and subsidized things in government today, add them together, and there’s no way that spells SUCCESS. It does … Continue reading

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NASA: Warm Ocean Currents Cause Majority of Ice Loss from Antarctica

Breaking news from NASA and the ICEsat team, that’s their headline, not mine. This really makes all the hype over the now discredited Steig et al. paper, which attempted to establish an air temperature warming trend as one of the … Continue reading

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I nominate Dr. Peter Gleick for the first annual Walter Duranty award

Roger L. Simon writes on PJ Media: Starting this year, PJ Media, in conjunction with our good friends at The New Criterion, will be awarding the first annual Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity. Walter Duranty – it will be recalled … Continue reading

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ATI’s video summary of the Mann UVA case

This is a historical summary, that shows both past and present context of Climategate and Michael Mann’s legal fight to keep his emails from University of Virgina a secret from FOIA requests. Worth a look. – Anthony ATI’s Freedom of … Continue reading

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Oh noes! Global Warming has driven Europe’s Mountain Plants to Migrate 2.7 m Upwards in 7 Years

The precision, down to a tenth of a meter, calculated by the University of Grenada in their press release below is simply stunning. I wonder what the error bars are on 2.7 meters over seven years of the study? And, … Continue reading

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Crippled ENVISAT imaged in orbit, still incommunicado

From the European Space Agency: Investigation on Envisat continues Optical, radar and laser observations of the Envisat satellite show that it is still in a stable orbit. Efforts to regain contact with the satellite have been under way since 8 … Continue reading

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Trees do 8 times better in the New York City Urban Heat Island

From the The Earth Institute at Columbia University Do urban ‘heat islands’ hint at trees of future? Common oaks get a boost in New York’s Central Park City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far … Continue reading

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