Monthly Archives: July 2012

Senate EPW hearing on global warming tomorrow

On Wednesday at 10AM ET (7AM PT) the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will conduct a hearing on (take your pick) global warming climate change climate disruption. Dr. John Christy will be there, but it is confirmed that Dr. … Continue reading

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Watts et al paper 2nd discussion thread

The first press release announcement thread is getting big and unwieldy, and some commenters can’t finish loading the thread, so I’m providing this one with some updates. 1. Thanks to everyone who has provided widespread review of our draft paper. … Continue reading

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In other news…”Ten Reasons Why Fracking is (not) Doomed”

Guest Post by David Middleton I ran across a really funny story on Real Clear Energy last Friday… Once you get past all of the nonsense about fracking polluting groundwater and global warming hysteria, the article really gets “interesting.”

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UAH global temperature for June, up 0.29 °C

UAH Global Temperature Update for June, 2012: +0.37 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for June (+0.37 °C) was up from May 2012 (+0.29 °C). Click on the image for the super-sized version: … Continue reading

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Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. on two recent “game changing” climate papers

In case you missed it, on Sunday Dr. Roger Pielke Sr.wrote a statement of support for Watts et al 2012. See: Comments On The Game Changer New Paper “An Area And Distance Weighted Analysis Of The Impacts Of Station Exposure … Continue reading

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Muller on MSNBC – what he didn’t say was interesting

I just watched this video interview on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show (h/t to Poptech) Despite the tacky caption, it was what Dr. Muller didn’t talk about that was, ahem, the best part.

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Monday Mirthiness – another hilarious video

Elmer, of Minnesotans for Global Warming famous “Hide the Decline” fame, has a keen eye for comic opportunity, much like our esteemed cartoonist, Josh. He’s produced a new video today. Normally I don’t allow videos of this type, what with … Continue reading

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My response to NCDC’s op-ed in the New York Times

Andrew Revkin asked me to provide comments on this article of his where the National Climatic Data Center was asked to respond to Watts et al 2012: A Closer Look at Climate Studies Promoted Before Publication Here is what I … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Judith Curry weighs in on BEST

Whoo boy. Judith writes: Muller bases his ‘conversion’ on the results of their recent paper?

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New Data, Old Claims About Volcanoes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Richard Muller and the good folks over at the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project have released their temperature analysis back to 1750, and are making their usual unsupportable claims. I don’t mean his risible statements … Continue reading

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Why the BEST papers failed to pass peer review

Whoa, this is heavy.  Ross McKitrick, who was a peer review referee for the BEST papers with the Journal of Geophysical Research got fed up with Muller’s media blitzing and  tells his story: excerpts: In October 2011, despite the papers … Continue reading

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Backstory on the new surfacestations paper

I’m a bit burnt out, so this is a just a few notes to quench some speculations about Steve McIntyre’s role and to help everyone understand what this week has been like. Evan and I have been working on this … Continue reading

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New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is artificial

PRESS RELEASE – U.S. Temperature trends show a spurious doubling due to NOAA station siting problems and post measurement adjustments. Chico, CA July 29th, 2012 – 12 PM PDT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A comparison and summary of trends is … Continue reading

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WUWT publishing suspended – major announcement coming

Here’s the press release See also the backstory UPDATE: 7/29/2012 A press release will be issued at ~12PM Noon, PDT today. UPDATE 7/27/12 1:30PM PST:  See my additional comments below Something’s happened. From now until Sunday July 29th, around Noon … Continue reading

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New paper on the quality of USHCN station siting

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. draws attention today to a new study that cites Fall et al. 2011 aka the “Surfacestations Paper” that I co-authored, which was a follow up to my original surveys published in Watts 2009. The new paper … Continue reading

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Wild Speculation on Climate and Polar Bears

By Dr. Pat Michaels at World Climate Report, reposted with permission. Here is another big one from PNAS. For those who don’t know, PNAS stands for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and it has gained the unfortunate … Continue reading

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How Green Was My Bankruptcy? “Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands” Edition

The agency has already approved 17 large-scale solar energy projects on public lands that are expected to produce nearly 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1.8 million homes. The department estimated the resource potential of the newly identified … Continue reading

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Climate change – off in the ozone

From the Harvard University  news service and the what are they smoking department, comes this suggestion that apparently it never was ozone damaging CFC refrigerants at all, it was those nasty thunderstorms wot done it.  They say: “Recent studies have … Continue reading

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