Monthly Archives: August 2012

Richard Black resigns from the BBC

BBC: Richard Black’s Farewell Let’s hope the reporter who replaces him is more balanced. About these ads

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Recent paper demonstrates relationship between temperature and population density in the UHI of New Delhi

This gives credence to Dr. Roy Spencer’s population adjusted ISH surface temperature data for the USA Impact of population density on the surface temperature and micro-climate of Delhi Javed Mallick1 and Atiqur Rahman2,* 1Department of Civil Engineering, King Khalid University, … Continue reading

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Friday Funny / Quote of the week – the healing rift

I’m sure many WUWT readers on both sides of the AGW debate watched Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech last night. The most memorable line that got a standing ovation was a poke back at Obama’s famous line – “I am absolutely … Continue reading

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An independent constraint on climate sensitivity

Guest post by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Abstract Global CO2 emissions per unit increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration provide an independent constraint on climate sensitivity over the timescale of the available data (1960-2008), suggesting that, in the short term and … Continue reading

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Errors in Estimating Temperatures Using the Average of Tmax and Tmin—Analysis of the USCRN Temperature Stations

Guest post by Lance Wallace Abstract The traditional estimate of temperature at measuring stations has been to average the highest (Tmax) and lowest (Tmin) daily measurements. This leads to error in estimating the true mean temperature. What is the magnitude … Continue reading

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“North American energy independence by 2020″

Guest post by David Middleton GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently released an outline of his plan to achieve “North American energy independence” by 2020. While the white paper (1) is short on specific details, it does contain quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy, petroleum, Politics | 139 Comments

Important paper strongly suggests man-made CO2 is not the driver of global warming

Reposted from the Hockey Schtick, as I’m out of time and on the road.- Anthony An important new paper published today in Global and Planetary Change finds that changes in CO2 follow rather than lead global air surface temperature and … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Climate sensitivity | Tagged , , | 559 Comments

Single dose Malaria cure has high potential

From the University of Cape Town comes some bad news for global warming alarmists, Malaria deaths may soon be a thing of the past and their attempts to link such deaths to global warming will evaporate if this cure holds … Continue reading

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New film: The Boy Who Cried Warming

From the producer: I wanted to reach out and inform you that the film was recently completed and virtually launched on our website, August 24th, 2012. Every Global Warming prediction, has proven to be science fiction. Uncover the truth as … Continue reading

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Hurricane Isaac’s Stats

Don’t Underestimate a Cat. 1 State College, Pa. — 29 August 2012 — reports before pummeling Florida and the Gulf Coast of the U.S. with flooding rain, Isaac first became organized more than a thousand miles east of the … Continue reading

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New paper finds deep Arctic Ocean from 50,000 to 11,000 years ago was 1–2°C warmer than modern temperatures

Reposted from the Hockey Schtick A new paper published in Nature Geoscience finds “From about 50,000 to 11,000 years ago, the central Arctic Basin from 1,000 to 2,500 meters deep was … 1–2°C warmer than modern Arctic Intermediate Water.” This finding is particularly surprising … Continue reading

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Follow the warming money

This might make you mad. That’s even more reason to read about it. $1.9 million in environmental justice grants 10th May 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million in environmental justice grants to 76 non-profit organizations … Continue reading

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Josh on Catastrophic reporting

Josh brings attention to this George Monbiot piece today in the Guardian today: Noting that: Something of an annual event… sea ice alarm.  After reading Monbiot’s essay, the cartoon will make sense:

Posted in Alarmism, Arctic, Sea ice | 42 Comments


I’m traveling today, so new posts won’t be happening until perhaps the evening. Open thread, moderators please help where you can – Anthony

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Germany’s new “renewable” energy policy

Wind and solar power + soaring electricity prices = outsourced jobs + more coal burning Meanwhile, eco activists demand “sustainable lifestyles” – for other people Guest post by Kelvin Kemm It is amazing how biased the international media is when … Continue reading

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Cool clean coal – just add refrigeration

From the University of Oregon a wacky idea to refrigerate smokestacks. Cooled coal emissions would clean air and lower health and climate-change costs EUGENE, Ore. — (Aug. 27, 2012) — Refrigerating coal-plant emissions would reduce levels of dangerous chemicals that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Isaac tracking

After battling the “dry” tropical air along its route from Haiti, Cuba, Florida, to Louisiana, Isaac has finally become a hurricane with the required 64+ knots 1-minute sustained near-surface winds.  Numerical models finally expressed some certainty on a Louisiana coastal … Continue reading

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How ocean currents affect global climate is a question oceanographer may be close to answering

  From Florida State University: Kevin Speer has a “new paradigm” for describing how the world’s oceans circulate — and with it he may help reshape science’s understanding of the processes by which wind, water, sunlight and other factors interact … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 2 – other sources show no record low Arctic ice extent

Earlier today in part1, I posted about the new record low claimed by NSIDC: Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 1 – new Arctic satellite extent record. The number given is 4.1 million square kilometers: That of … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr., Curry, and Singer on the new AMS climate statement

Dr. Roger Pielke Senior has weighed in on the new AMS climate statement: Contradictory Statements By The American Meterological Society – Comments On The New Statement Titled “Climate Change” The American Meteorological Society has released its Statement Climate Change – An Information … Continue reading

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‘Reach for the Stars’ now becomes ‘Retreat to the Past’

Guest post by Viv Forbes The deaths of Steve Jobs and Neil Armstrong could signal the end of a remarkable era of scientific and engineering achievement that started about 200 years ago when James Watt and Robert Stephenson managed to … Continue reading

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New AMS statement on Climate Change

Seems almost a planned effort this week, Sea Ice, Iasaac, and now the AMS statement. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   617-227-2426 ext. 3901   August 27, 2012 American Meteorological Society Releases Revised Climate Change Statement August 27, 2012 –The American Meteorological … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 11, part 1 – new Arctic satellite extent record

PART1 – (part 2 comes later today is NOW ONLINE HERE) I’ve been noting with some humor the anticipation of a new Arctic sea ice extent minimum in the Alarmosphere. Yesterday, the frustration that there hasn’t been any major announcement … Continue reading

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One benefit of the midwest drought

From Texas A&M University Good news from the bad drought: Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ smallest in years, says Texas A&M expert The worst drought to hit the United States in at least 50 years does have one benefit: it has created … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Anoma-Lies

Anomalies are unsuitable measure of global temperature trends Guest post by David M. Hoffer An anomaly is simply a value that is arrived at by comparing the current measurement to some average measurement.  So, if the average temperature over the … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: The epitaph that I would write for history would say: I conceal nothing. It is not enough not to lie. One should strive … Continue reading

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FOI email: science is only influenced by ‘big oil’ if they do it

Here’s a stunning juxtaposition of two emails (released under FOI request and supplied by Christopher Horner to me) from the University of Arizona’s climate scientist Dr. Jonathan Overpeck regarding ‘big oil’ and influence in the climate debate. First let’s look … Continue reading

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Isaac takes aim – look out New Orleans and Biloxi

The track models have all been pointing to the Gulf coast rather than central Florida, this plot of 10 meter wind velocity through August 31st is from WeatherBell’s newly setup HWRF model website by hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue: The … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon: 1930-2012

UPDATE: As a boy of 11 years old, I watched much of this in utter awe as many of you did on that Sunday in July, 1969. It is well worth watching again. I get choked up just watching. America … Continue reading

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Historical climate artifacts, collect your complete set here

Chris Horner writes in with this. This is pretty funny. It is window into their possibly half-joking, still overly earnest view of their historical importance in choosing a gift for Susan Solomon. It lends credence to the view that they … Continue reading

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Stalking the Wild Hiatus

I’ll be out of contact for the next couple of weeks. I’m going to investigate the climatic conditions on the Black Rock dry lake bed in Nevada… … if anyone is going to be there, you can find me at … Continue reading

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A Different Take on the “Hottest Month on Record.”

Guest post by David Middleton “NCDC Releases July 2012 U.S. Monthly Climate Report: July 2012 Marked the Hottest Month on Record for the Contiguous United States.” The headline was, of course accompanied by nonsense like this… Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro … Continue reading

Posted in NCDC, NOAA, records, Temperature | 49 Comments

The Maldives Emily Littella sea level moment – never mind…

(For those of you who aren’t familiar with Emily Littella) From Tom Nelson: Current Maldives president: Remember when the previous Maldives president claimed that CO2 was going to cause our country to disappear? Never mind HaveeruOnline – Global warming won’t … Continue reading

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Poetic license – UEA’s Creative Climate Writing Prize

People send me stuff. Here’s one about UEA offering a prize contest for “creative climate writing”. – Anthony To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject: UEA Magazine – Climate Writing Clanger… An article on page 16 of the University of East Anglia August/September 2012 … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Hilarious Mann email, IPCC icon ‘pretty cool’

Chris Horner sends us another Michael Mann Email from the NOAA FOIA release. One should remember this statement from Dr. Mann before continuing: Mann: ‘I always thought it was somewhat misplaced to make it a central icon of the climate … Continue reading

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