Monthly Archives: October 2012

BBC on Climategate program now available

After some false starts, I have access in the USA now. Keep trying. About these ads

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Nobel cause corruption?

UPDATE: uh oh The National Review decided to offer congratulations to Dr. Mann, they write: Honoring Michael Mann’s Nobel Prize To mark Michael Mann’s Nobel Prize, we bought this full-page ad that ran in today’s Penn State student newspaper. —Rich … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire | 235 Comments

Spooky: A nighttime view of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall

You’ve seen those photographs from space of the Earth at night with cities lit up like Christmas trees. Imagine that scene with a hurricane added.

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Quote of the Week: rationalizing deceptive practices in ‘Tabloid Climatology’

I would not have believed this if I didn’t see it in print. It’s another example of the playbook pioneered by the late Dr. Steven Schneider. Bolding mine.

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Mind exploding: an all carbon solar cell

From Stanford University , the first carbon sequestration project that makes energy. I wonder, will Al Gore say the electricity produced by a carbon solar cell is “dirty energy”? Somewhere, off in the distance, I hear Joe Romm’s head exploding. … Continue reading

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Oink

The “Hurricane Sandy is caused by global warming” Tabloid Climatology™ affliction gets out of control on MSNBC in a Chris Matthews interview with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer:

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McIntyre’s triumph over Gergis, Karoly, and Mann

I’m a bit late in covering this due to other issues of interest taking precedence, but I want to make sure this is widely known. We’ve covered the issue of the Gergis et al paleoclimatology paper this past summer, as … Continue reading

Posted in FOI, Gergis et al, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , | 94 Comments

Reality check: Who believes Hurricane Sandy was/was not caused by global warming?

This list of who’s who is instructive to review. It says a lot about credibility of the “Sandy was caused by global warming” argument being pushed by activists and media. Compare who’s pushing the agenda versus who isn’t buying into … Continue reading

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Poll: Was Hurricane Sandy Caused by Global Warming?

US News and World Report is running a poll on whether or not Hurricane Sandy was caused by global warming.  Here is the poll results currently:

Posted in hurricanes, Opinion, Weather | Tagged , | 186 Comments

Finally: JPL intends to get a GRASP on accurate sea level and ice measurements

A climate science bombshell: New proposal from NASA JPL admits to “spurious” errors in current satellite based sea level and ice altimetry, calls for new space platform to fix the problem. People send me stuff. Today it is a PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Tuesday Twitter titter

Note to Dr. Michael Mann: sarcasm only works when your don’t become the butt of the joke. Seen on Mann’s Twitter feed today with ALL CAPS for loud effect.

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Warmer ocean phytoplankton feedback

No specifics here, juts a lot of predictive maybes. Small organisms could dramatically impact world’s climate EAST LANSING, Mich. — Warmer oceans in the future could significantly alter populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major impact on … Continue reading

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US shale gas drives up coal exports

From the University of Manchester US CO2 emissions from domestic energy have declined by 8.6% since a peak in 2005, the equivalent of 1.4% per year. However, the researchers warn that more than half of the recent emissions reductions in … 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: “It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Sandy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As at 2 PM Pacific time, here’s the current position of Sandy and the projected path. SOURCE: National Data Buoy Center I had said a couple of days ago, when Sandy was a hurricane, that … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Bad weather shuts down climatology vigil

Whatever happened to hurricane parties? From Boston.com, another episode of: Sandy disrupts climate vigil in Boston A storm many environmentalists see as linked to climate change has forced the end of a climate vigil in Boston.

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Announcement: WUWT-TV to counter Al Gore’s ’24 Hours of Climate Reality’ with live webcast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  10/29/12 WUWT-TV to debut on November 14th to counter Al Gore’s “Dirty Weather Telethon” on November 14th and 15th starting at 8PM EST (5PM PST) Al Gore is forming another 24 hour media event on November 14th, focusing … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Gore-a-thon 2011, Gore-a-thon 2012 | Tagged , | 226 Comments

McKibben and Romm schlepping for Tabloid Climatology interviews

People send me stuff. This time it is a press release from the laughably named “Institute for Public Accuracy”. Even in the midst of hurricanes, these people don’t give up trying to tie weather to climate. It’s shameless desperation. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Climate ugliness, media, Ridiculae | Tagged , | 112 Comments

Global precipitation variability from 1940 to 2009 contradicts models

Media release received from the American Geophysical Union on October 29, 2012: Global precipitation variability decreased from 1940 to 2009 One of the strongly held assumptions of climate change is that the variability of precipitation will grow with an increase … Continue reading

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Latest super high resolution image of Hurricane Sandy

UPDATE: 7:40PM EST  …SANDY BECOMES POST-TROPICAL… …CENTER EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO… Updated graphic from NHC: As I mentioned yesterday, GOES-14 has been brought back into service to image Hurricane Sandy, and the image below … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy is making the turn towards the North

Below, you’ll find the latest update from NHC (as of this writing plus an animation from Dr. Ryan Maue that shows the details of the projected path and the meteorological variables as Sandy progresses.

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Stunning super high res image of Hurricane Sandy – plus forecast of a large storm surge

UPDATE: The NWS in Mt. Holly NJ has put out an extraordinary statement, dropping the typical “gov speak” and pleading to people in direct language. See below. GOES-14 has been brought into service again on October 25th, 2012 for SRSOR … Continue reading

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Mann’s hockey stick disappears – and CRU’s Briffa helps make the MWP live again by pointing out bias in the data

Shock, awe. Untruncated and unspliced data used in a new paper from Briffa and Melvin at UEA restores the Medieval Warm Period while at the same time disappears Mann’s hockey stick. Here’s figure 5 that tells the story: Look at … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, Michael E. Mann, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 483 Comments

BBC to feature Climategate for Halloween

No word on whether Supermandia will appear in costume I was surprised to learn of this new program from the NNB scheduled for Wed 31 Oct 2012 21:00 on  BBC Radio 4. Nice touch on the gloved hand there folks. … Continue reading

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7.7 Earthquake off west coast of Canada, Tsunami warnings issued

An earthquake with magnitude 7.7 occurred near Prince Rupert, BC, Canada at 03:04:10.56 UTC on Oct 28, 2012. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) Map below:

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Teaching kids to hate mom and dad: “the atmosphere is frying… and we’re kinda blaming you”

Guest post by Alec Rawls Is this video below child abuse? Instead of children exploding or polar bears falling like victims of 9/11, this time it is spectral children hating on mom and dad from a supposedly desolate future. Such childish … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness | 93 Comments

Weekend open thread

I’ve got lots of work to do this weekend, so I’ll leave it to you folks to entertain yourselves for awhile.

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Brad Johnson’s ‘Frankenstorm’ malfeasance masquerading as idiocy

Harsh headline, I know, but when you read what former Climate Progress propagandist Brad Johnson of the TV weathercaster pressure group “Forecast the Facts” has sent out in a press release late Friday regarding hurricane Sandy, you can only be … Continue reading

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Even NASA has gotten into the “Frankenstorm” meme

From NASA’s PR engine: NASA Sees Hurricane Sandy as the “Bride of Frankenstorm” Approaching U.S. East Coast NASA’s TRMM satellite revealed Hurricane Sandy’s heavy rainfall and the storm is expected to couple with a powerful cold front and Arctic air … Continue reading

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NOAA and FEMA gearing up for Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATED: Media Briefing: FEMA & NOAA to discuss preparations for Hurricane Sandy and potential storm impacts Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NOAA’s National Weather Service are actively tracking Hurricane Sandy as it continues moving northward over … Continue reading

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Major announcement coming Monday from WUWT

This is just a heads up to watch on noon (PDT) Monday for a major announcement coming from WUWT.

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Review of Cato’s ADDENDUM: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Earlier this week I pointed out how the atmosphere went beserkers over this report in Unable to effectively refute the contents, the alarmosphere resorts to calling a new report ‘counterfeit’. That’s still going on, for example in the Washington Post … Continue reading

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Arctic Ice and the DMI deficit

There’s been some interest in these before and after graphs highlighted by the blog “sunshinehours” here. Arctic Sea Ice Not As Bad As They Claimed??? DMI To me it looked like a data processing change at DMI (Danish Meteorological Institute) of … Continue reading

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Reply to Warren Warren

(Note: The is a reply to Warren S. Warren’s guest post here – Anthony) By Roger Cohen First I would like to say that I respect Warren greatly. He has been very energetic in his support of the APS Topical … Continue reading

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Met Office Statistics Questioned

Is there any statistical evidence that global temperatures have changed since 1997 ? Guest post by Clive Best The UK Met Office seem determined to stand by their claim made in  response to the David Rose article in the Mail … Continue reading

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