Monthly Archives: November 2012

Another inconvenient truth – 2012 US tornado count well below normal

Somewhere, weepy Bill McKibben is weeping and Al Gore is raging, because they won’t be able to say “2012, the hottest year ever, caused more tornadoes” So much for “dirty weather” Heh. The NOAA Storm Prediction Center just updated their … Continue reading

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Posted in Al Gore, extreme weather, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , | 84 Comments

Al Gore’s ‘Reality Drop’ is a bomb – so let’s give him a ‘hockey stick’

UPDATE: Hockey stick achieved, see below. Guess what? WUWT readers make up the majority of viewers of this farce video. Mostly curiosity I suppose. Watch the video, then see the numbers below. Yesterday, Tom Nelson asked this question, and it … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Josh of the month club

Yes, you too can be a member of the “Josh of the month club”.

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More WUWT.TV: Interview and presentation with Dr. Sebastian Lüning

From our WUWT.TV 24 hour broadcast answer to Al Gore’s dirty weather on November 14-15, 2012. Dr. Sebastian Lüning of Dr. Franz Vahrenholt are co-authors of the book “Die Kalt Sonne” which we previously reviewed here and here on WUWT. … Continue reading

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NOAA: ‘2012 was an active [hurricane] year, but not exceptionally so …10 busier years in the last three decades’

NOTE: see video below, where you can watch the entire 2012 hurricane season on satellite time-lapse, way cool. – Anthony Busy 2012 hurricane season continues decades-long high activity era in the Atlantic Four U.S. land-falling storms include devastating Sandy and … Continue reading

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An open letter to the U.N from climate skeptics

Published in the Financial Post today: OPEN CLIMATE LETTER TO UN SECRETARY GENERAL: Current scientific knowledge does not substantiate Ban Ki-Moon assertions on weather and climate, say 125 scientists. Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Alarmism, extreme weather | Tagged , , , | 120 Comments

Alice in Wonderland science

Our energy and environment deserve better – in South Africa and Qatar Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm A few weeks ago, perhaps as a prologue to the “global warming disaster” convention in Doha, Qatar, South Africa’s Department of Environment … Continue reading

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Doha delegation using hurricane Sandy as a call to action

(via CFACT) The latest round of climate talks began this week in Doha, Qatar in the usual fashion – namely, with alarmist claims that the world is being imperiled by manmade global warming and it’s time for “action.” Naturally, the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, hurricanes, Weather | Tagged , , , | 59 Comments

Another hole in the climate models – no lamp black forcing

Interesting point, but I wonder how such a change would come about when people often can’t afford an alternative? Let there be clean light: Kerosene lamps spew black carbon, should be replaced, study says By Sarah Yang, Media Relations BERKELEY … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, Carbon soot | Tagged , , , , | 128 Comments

Another WUWT.TV video, Mike Smith, severe weather expert

Certified Consulting Meteorologist Mike Smith of WeatherData Inc. in Wichita, KS, a world renowned expert on severe weather, talks about the issues of trying to connect weather and climate and where these issues fail. 

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More on noisy Greenland ice loss data from GRACE

Embracing data ‘noise’ brings Greenland’s complex ice melt into focus by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications, Princeton Universtity An enhanced approach to capturing changes on the Earth’s surface via satellite could provide a more accurate account of how ice sheets, … Continue reading

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A ReVolting development – Green Energy Stimulus Bankruptcies Come in All Sizes

By Paul Chesser, National Legal & Policy Center The little-reported bankruptcy of a relatively small electric vehicle battery manufacturer last month illustrates the many problems with President Obama’s green energy stimulus program, and why the more appropriate location for the … Continue reading

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Making Spirits Bright: A Christmas Announcement

Guest Post by Ross McKitrick Hello WUWT’ers: Anthony has kindly given me a bit of real estate on his website to tell you about a Christmas-themed project I am involved in. Cheerfully it has nothing at all to do with … Continue reading

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More WUWT.TV video segments – Joe D’Aleo on Hurricane Sandy and extreme weather

I continue with uploading videos from the 24 hour WUWT.TV Gore-a-thon on November 14-15th seen live here on WUWT. This post contains two segments, one that was seen during the live session on Hurricane Sandy, and one that was a … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Magazine’s ‘5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried’… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA and then launches into a graphical cornucopia of nonsense. The … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, Climate Craziness of the Week, Climate FAIL, Climate_change, Current News, Disaster, Drought, Environment, extreme weather, Fun_stuff, Greenland ice sheet, Humor, media, Paleoclimatology, Tabloid Climatology, Wildfires | Tagged , , , , , , | 88 Comments

Northern California’s coming super soaker event via the ‘Pineapple Express’

UPDATE: Added this HiDef imag showing a trio of lows (commas shaped clouds) in the Gulf of Alaska and southward: There’s lots of buzz here in Northern California about a series of upcoming storms starting today and through the weekend … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, Rainfall, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | 81 Comments

Mythbusting Rahmstorf and Foster

Rahmstorf et al (2012) Insist on Prolonging a Myth about El Niño and La Niña Guest post by Bob Tisdale Anthony Watts of WattsUpWithThat forwarded a link to a newly published peer-reviewed paper by Stefan Rahmstorf, Grant Foster (aka Tamino of … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, ENSO | Tagged , , , , , , | 188 Comments

Flu forecasts using weather, not climate

Flu outbreaks predicted with weather forecast techniques BOULDER—Scientists at Columbia University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have adapted techniques used in modern weather prediction to generate local forecasts of seasonal influenza outbreaks. By predicting the timing and severity … Continue reading

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An update to US Hurricane Intensity 1900-2012 – no recent trend with hurricane Sandy

While there is still lots of caterwauling about Hurricane Sandy and climate, it is telling that this new update shows that the last five years record the lowest period of landfalling hurricane intensity of any five-year period dating all the … Continue reading

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Speak loudly and carry a busted hockey stick

by Walter Starck (in Quadrant Online) The average temperature for the Earth, or any region or even any specific place is very difficult to determine with any accuracy.  At any given time surface air temperatures around the world range over … Continue reading

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Alaska’s Columbia Glacier expected to halt retreat in 2020

From the University of Colorado at Boulder more model output, but at least this is a testable hypothesis in the not too distant future. It also points to the fact that there is not a definitive linear relationship between CO2 … Continue reading

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A Subsidy That’s Blowin’ in the Wind

Guest post by Steve Goreham The U.S. wind industry is in despair. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), a subsidy of 2.2 cents per kilowatt hour to producers of electricity from wind turbines, is set to expire at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Government idiocy, wind power | 125 Comments

On noes! CO2 dissolving snails in Antarctica

From the British Antarctic Survey  and the University of East Anglia comes one of those press releases where I just have to wonder if this won’t eventually go the way of the “global warming causes mutated frogs” claim that turned … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Oceans | Tagged , , , , | 115 Comments

Another WUWT.TV segment – Engineer and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan on why he doubts global warming

This aired on WUWT.TV on November 14th in response to Al Gore’s “dirty weather report”. Engineer and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan gives his presentation on why he doesn’t think global warming/climate change is a problem, by presenting the data that … Continue reading

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Heartland to present ‘rein in the EPA’ petition

The Heartland Institute has collected more than 15,000 signatures on a petition demanding Congress rein in a “rogue” Environmental Protection Agency. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and The Heartland Institute will present the petitions to Congress at a public event in … Continue reading

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Dendros stick it to the Mann

UPDATE3: professor Rob Wilson leaves some scathing comments about the Mann paper. See below. UPDATE2: There’s been some additional discussion on the dendro listserver, and it seems quite clear now that the scientists in the dendrochronology field don’t think much … Continue reading

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , | 180 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “Give me four parameters, and I can fit an elephant. Give me five, and I can wiggle its trunk.” John von Neumann ################################################### … Continue reading

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‘Skeptical Science’ Misrepresents Their Animation “The Escalator”

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Apparently, one of the proudest achievements of the website SkepticalScience is their “Down the Up Escalator” gif animation. They prominently display it in their right sidebar. The intent of the animation is to show that … Continue reading

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Global Warming Skepticism and the New Segregation

Given the shameful pedophilia labels that were recently applied to climate skeptics by the Merchants of Hate Robyn Williams and Stephan Lewandowsky on Australia’s ABC radio, I thought this essay from the Chillicothe Gazette (Ohio) said something that needed to … Continue reading

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Claims Of More Severe Weather With Warming Are Based On IPCC Errors and Omissions

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports are the ‘scientific’ source of claims for more severe and extreme weather. In fact the incidence and severity of extreme weather— hurricanes, wind storms, tornados, heat … Continue reading

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Another WUWT.TV segment – interview with director Pete Garcia on the movie ‘The Boy Who Cried Warming’

This intro was supposed to air before the movie overnight on Nov 14/15 on WUWT’s Gore-a-thon, but due to a technical issue with scheduling, was not aired. My sincere apology to Pete. To make up for it, I ask people … Continue reading

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The Alliance, and how it Protects the Climate

I got to reading about Al Gore today, and started wondering about his Climate Reality Project (CRP). So I looked up the background of the company on Guidestar. The official name of the CRP is the Alliance for Climate Protection. … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Alarmism, NGOs | Tagged , , , , | 108 Comments

Climate Ugliness goes nuclear

From Jo Nova, just unbelievable. Of course Lewandowsky is involved too: Skeptics equated to pedophiles — Robyn Williams ABC. Time to protest. Hat tip to Graham Young editor of Online Opinion. Follow his twitter account. These comments by Williams are … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Stephan Lewandowsky | Tagged , , , , , , , | 233 Comments

A graphical look at worldwide CO2 numbers

Some numbers that you may find interesting, graphed by Ed Hoskins from France. Here’s more:

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Crowdsourcing the WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Your help is needed in building the new WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. My recent article A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update appears to have struck … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate data, extreme weather, flooding, heat wave, hurricanes, measurement, records, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | 118 Comments