Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sierra Club hires EPA official who wanted to ‘crucify’ EPA lawbreakers

The Hill reports: A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who resigned earlier this year for comparing his work to crucifixion has found new employment with a leading green group. The Sierra Club on Friday announced that Al Armendariz would … Continue reading

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In Colorado wildfires, ‘worst in state history’, why won’t the Forest Service use the biggest firefighting tool available?

AP labels the 2012 Colorado wildfires worst in state history in this story. My friend and fellow climate skeptic, nationally syndicated radio host Lars Larson, asks some pointed and pertinent questions about what appears to be some of the most … Continue reading

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Memo to Doubters—I was Tempted to say “Deniers”—CO2 is Plant Food!

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany This illustration from a recent article in Science magazine shows that CO2 is plant food.  It is based on both empirical data and model results (not “data”).  I know that looking at empirical data … Continue reading

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NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory Carbon Program goes overboard on ocean acidification – leaves uncorrected error

This letter to Dr. Richard A. Feely of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory Carbon Program in Seattle, WA was sent by Chuck F. Wiese on Wednesday. Chuck also asked me to post it on WUWT but I wanted to see … Continue reading

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Bizarre: Farm workers threatened at gunpoint for ‘causing global warming’ by harvesting crops.

Every time I think I’ve seen the craziest thing yet about global warming mania…along comes something else. From the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific blog, comes this bizarre story from Thailand that shows what lengths a government will … Continue reading

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Reanalyses find rising humidity in the Arctic

Direct, reliable observations of atmospheric conditions stretch as far back as the mid seventeenth century, with otherwise consistent records being punctuated by periodic updates in methods, practitioners, and observational equipment. To bridge these shifts in technique and technology, scientists develop … Continue reading

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Climate Alarmists Target the Arabunna People – With No Evidence

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The Arabunna people live in the area around Lake Eyre in Southern Australia. It is a hot, hostile desert region, which is no surprise, because … well … it’s in Australia. Here’s the general area … Continue reading

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Cooling that Atlantic Coast sea level hotspot

On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America Guest post by Bob Tisdale John Droz Jr. asked me to comment on the Sallenger et al (2012) paper Hotspot of Accelerated … Continue reading

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‘Climate is not what you expect, the weather is what you get’

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. reports that there’s a new paper out with a fun title, based on that famous for Robert A. Heinlein quote : Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get. “The Climate Is Not What … Continue reading

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After Rio – what next?

It’s time to give all mankind a real chance to enjoy genuine development Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty … Continue reading

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‘What global warming really looks like’ – Michael Oppenheimer FAIL

Well, I warned everybody yesterday. That briefing was put together by Climate Nexus, an advocacy and communications group. An accompanying report on heat waves and climate change was released simultaneously at climatecommunication.org The usual suspects put that document together. See … Continue reading

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The UHI’s of Texas are upon you

Joe D’Aleo suggested earlier today that I take a look at some of the data from NCDC’s web page called “US climate at a glance“. This page allows comparisons of the actual data not anomalies used in the NCDC USHCN … Continue reading

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Editorial in Nature calls for open access data – ‘Science’s capacity for self-correction comes from its openness to scrutiny and challenge.’

An excerpt: Open your minds and share your results An open approach is the best way to maximize the benefits of research for both scientists and the public, says Geoffrey Boulton There is a compelling case for having open access … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: World Cooling To Global Warming

By Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Politicians, today, have predictably “walked away” from the issue of global warming. In retrospect we have to ask why this mass illusion, the transition to “a new ecological society” imploded and fell off … Continue reading

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SLACing the soot

From the DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory X-ray vision exposes aerosol structures Laser probes microscopic components of air pollution Menlo Park, Calif. — Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the most detailed images … Continue reading

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More heated media prepping tomorrow

Maybe some folk scan listen in on this and take notes. PRESS ADVISORY: LEADING SCIENTISTS TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE, HEAT WAVES AND WILDFIRES WHAT: As a heat wave sweeps across much of the country and wildfires rage in the West, … Continue reading

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I’ve been Mannhandled

We love you too Mikey. At least we know he reads WUWT. Get a load of this response to the above:

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New study demonstrates the role of urban greenery in CO2 exchange

From the University of California – Santa Barbara In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and … Continue reading

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Green rust in Earth’s early ocean history

  A rare kind of mineral which scientists hope could be used to remove toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment played a similar, crucial role early in Earth’s history. Research carried out by an international team of leading … Continue reading

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WUWT Status report

Some of you who have corresponded with me lately may have noticed that I have been brief with my responses.  You may also have noticed a number of spelling and grammatical errors in recent WUWT blog postings. This is due … Continue reading

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Update on Colorado Wildfires

I have reports from the scene, plus also from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Nearly half of the United States’ airborne fire suppression equipment was operating over Colorado on June 25, 2012, CNN reported, as tens of thousands of acres … Continue reading

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Dodging another UN bullet

‘The Future We Want’ offered sustained power and money grabs in name of sustainability Guest post by Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin The Future We Want outlined a “common vision” for planetary “sustainable development,” as proclaimed by the “Organizing Partners … Continue reading

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The UVa plot thickens further

Readers may recall this story:  Mannian paint by numbers? Connect the UVa dots and The plot thickens at UVa – Kington resigns UVa has just re-instated ousted president Sullivan.

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Climate Craziness of the Week – I get mail

Clouded thinking There seems to be a disturbance in the farce. Peter J. Simmons uses the WUWT Submit Story link (making it fair game to publish) to send this fine example of climate delusion in action, complete with “you people” … Continue reading

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Court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for autos – but lacks jurisdiction on stationary sources like power plants

D.C. Appeals Court OKs EPA Rules on Greenhouse Gases From Reuters By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever U.S. proposed regulations governing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, handing a setback to major industries like coal-burning utilities … Continue reading

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Mann at Orange County Water Conference – emotional presentation, polar bears threatened, still thinks snows of Kilimanjaro are receding due to ‘climate change’

Readers may recall: The question put to Dr. Mann at Disneyland today where WUWT regular Roger Sowell was one of the rare skeptics that got to ask Dr. Mann a question. The video is now online of the event.

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Presentations | Tagged , , , , , | 68 Comments

‘We don’t believe the ice cores can be interpreted purely as a signal of temperature’

From the University of Wisconsin: Greenland ice may exaggerate magnitude of 13,000-year-old deep freeze by Chris Barncard Ice samples pulled from nearly a mile below the surface of Greenland glaciers have long served as a historical thermometer, adding temperature data … Continue reading

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Debby, a lot of clouds, wind, rain – but no hurricane

NASA Sees Tropical Storm Debby’s Clouds Blanket Florida Two satellites have captured imagery that shows Tropical Storm Debby has thrown a large white blanket of clouds over the state of Florida, and it doesn’t seem like that blanket is going … Continue reading

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Tisdale: “Mercury rising”? “Greater L.A. to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century”????

Guest post by Bob Tisdale SkepticalScience recently published a post titled Mercury rising: Greater L.A. to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century. It’s a cross post of a UCLA press release with the same title. It … Continue reading

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An interesting graph showing solar cycle, El Niño, and surface temperature correlation in Australia

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Throwing down the gauntlet on reproducibility in Climate Science – Forest et al. (2006)

After spending a year trying to get the data from the author without success, Nic Lewis has sent a letter to the editor of Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) and has written to me to ask that I bring attention to … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about the ickle birdies

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Rio de Janeiro “BUT what about the ickle birdies?” wailed the ancient, off-blonde representative of the planet’s indigenous peoples in the shapeless, grimy, crumpled eco-sackcloth shift that is de rigueur this season among the … Continue reading

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Another Stephan Rahmstorf sea level scare

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  another Stephan Rahmstorf scare projection, so important they couldn’t even wait for it to be put on the NCC website before sending off this press release to Eurekalert (see weblink at … 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: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with … Continue reading

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A quiet cue ball sun

Source: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_4096_4500.jpg A couple of people have noticed (as did I) that the sun is essentially blank.

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