Daily Archives: October 2, 2012

There’s no business like snow business – Weather Channel to start naming winter storms

From their press release The Weather Channel announced today its new naming system for winter storms, making it the first national organization in North America to proactively name winter storms. In time for the start of the winter season, naming … Continue reading

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Posted in Ridiculae, snowfall, The Weather Channel, Weather | Tagged , , , | 74 Comments

The ‘correlation is not causation’ hockey stick

http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=correlation+is+not+causation&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3 Mike Lorrey writes- PAY ATTENTION CLIMATE ALARMISTS: “The phrase ‘correlation does not imply causation’ goes back to 1880 (according to Google Books). However, use of the phrase took off in the 1990s and 2000s, and is becoming a quick … Continue reading

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A Review of ‘Thorium: energy cheaper than coal’ by Robert Hargraves

Guest post by David Archibald Robert Hargraves lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. Mr Hargraves believes that “Global warming is harming us all.” Using the temperature – solar cycle length relationship from Friis-Christensen and Lassen theory, for cycles 24 and 25, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Energy, thorium power | Tagged , , , | 118 Comments

Mutiny of the bounties – Heartland responds to ridiculous Truthmarket campaign

This is even more ridiculous than Stephan Lewandowsky’s “moon landing conspiracy theory paper” and Skeptical Science’s sekrit “crusher crew” kids klub managed by John Cook. I suppose the people pushing these things just have no idea what clowns they look … Continue reading

Posted in Consensus, Opinion, Ridiculae | Tagged , , , , , , | 119 Comments

A new paper showing how UHI and energy consumption are linked to long-term temperature change in China

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. highlighted this major new paper in JGR yesterday, I consider it important as it relates to the works I’m doing on station siting. The key points of the paper are supportive of what I’ve  been saying … Continue reading

Posted in GHCN, Temperature, UHI, Watts et al 2012, Weather_stations | Tagged , , , , | 33 Comments

Some questions for readers

I have noticed some things happening recently that lead me to ask some questions.

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Can we predict the duration of an interglacial?

Perspective by William McClenney on the paper of the same title by: P. C. Tzedakis, E.W. Wolff, L. C. Skinner, V. Brovkin, D. A. Hodell, J. F. McManus, and D. Raynaud http://www.clim-past.net/8/1473/2012/cp-8-1473-2012.pdf I can often be heard, when assailed by … Continue reading

Posted in Glaciers | Tagged , , , , | 74 Comments

Climate cheat sheet for the presidential debate

Here is an excerpt from a story by Chip Knappenberger titled Presidential Debate: Climate Change Cheat Sheet With the first presidential debate this Wednesday, and since both candidates have made recent high profile references to climate change and its impacts, perhaps … Continue reading

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