Monthly Archives: December 2012

Too funny! Even Joe Romm’s bosses don’t think climate is an issue worth mentioning for 2013

Romm must be fuming. After disappearing his formerly independent “Climate Progress” blog and merging it with the main Think Progress website, where he’s lucky to get a dozen comments a day. His parent organization, Think Progress, utterly fails to mention … Continue reading

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Atomic motor uses single atom of Ruthenium as ball bearing

Sometimes, science does things just to see if it is possible. This seems to be one of those times. While I really wanted to have my long promised flying car by now, this is pretty cool too. Controlled clockwise and … Continue reading

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Over-insuring the gullible: The Hartford offers ‘extreme weather insurance’

UPDATE: graph of damage losses including 2012 posted below. It says all that needs to be said. This ad is running in rotation at the NYT today, and it needs an application of Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.’s handy bullshit button.

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2012 Truth Teller of the Year

From  Brian Sussman As a guy who has dedicated a significant part of his life to uncovering environmental scams, naming this year’s Truth Teller is a no-brainer for me. 

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The Gleick effect – proving there is no bad publicity

Guest Post by Joe Bast In a December 28 post, blogger Greg Laden, a self-described “biological anthropologist and science communicator,” ranked The Heartland Institute’s efforts to expose global warming alarmism as one of the “top climate stories of 2012”. I … Continue reading

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WUWT year in review – 2012

WordPress.com  generated this report for me automatically for viewing on my dashboard – I’m sharing it because you the readers deserve credit. Crunchy numbers 8 million people saw The Hobbit on its opening weekend. This blog was viewed about 36,000,000 … Continue reading

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Masters, McKibben, and droughting Thomases

Every once in awhile you see something in the “it’s worse than we thought” meme that deserves some clarification for those that want to look at all the data, rather than those who want to push gloom and doom. A … Continue reading

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Avast, ye virus pirates!

Willis recent post “Modern Piracy” is the inspiration for the title, along with math challenged pirate marketing team. This in-your-face sales pitch to renew my Avast Antivirus popped up today on my desktop, but the piracy is in the math:

Posted in Curious things, Humor | Tagged , | 125 Comments

AR5 Chapter 11; Hiding the Decline (Part II)

Guest post by David M. Hoffer In my first two articles on the leaked AR5 Chapter 11 (near-term projections) I looked at the caveats with which the IPCC is now surrounding their projections, and the lengths to which they are … Continue reading

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Modern Piracy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, folks have been asking me about my autobiography. It’s not done. Dunno what to say except that writing about my life is a long and slow task, partly because of the variety in my … Continue reading

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The political superstorm that devastated New York

Incompetence, stupidity, diversion, blame shifting, and false solutions to imaginary problems Guest post by Paul Driessen “Superstorm” Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions without food, water, electricity, sanitation or shelter for … Continue reading

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Dana Nuccitelli’s holiday trick for sobering up quick: put a little less rum in your egg nog

Guest post by Alec Rawls When he argues that a reduction in forcing will cause cooling Dana Nuccitelli is not actually talking about drinking. He is talking about the solar forcing of global temperature, but the drinking analogy is a handy … Continue reading

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An open letter challenging the EPA on CO2 regulation

In the Washington Examiner today, there is this: Op-Ed: EPA’s carbon regs not based on sound science. It is published by Joe D’Aleo on behalf of a number of people.  A longer more complete version of the essay is below, … Continue reading

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Awe, shucks …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Wintertime was magic when I was a kid. When the snow came, it transformed our world. It turned the forest that surrounded our ranch into an infinity of marvels, mysteries and delights. We could track … Continue reading

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Climate Scientists’ Road to Hell

Guest post by Verity Jones If some of Michael Mann’s followers think that prominent skeptics belong in a special circle of hell (see ‘Mannte’s Inferno‘), here’s news for them.  The Nine Circles of Scientific Hell*, as proposed by Neuroskeptic blogspot, … Continue reading

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University of Graz Responds to Parncutt’s calls for death penalty for “deniers”

UPDATE: 2PM PST After more complaints were lodged today by WUWT readers about the watered down version of Parncutt’s essay which had replaced the original on the University of Graz website, it was removed and replaced with an apology. See … Continue reading

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Now she’ll have more time to spend with her dog, Richard: EPA’s Lisa Jackson to step down

Lisa P. Jackson of E.P.A. to Step Down – NYTimes.com Ms. Jackson has said that she used the second account because her public e-mail address was widely known and that her e-mail alias — “Richard Windsor” — derived from the … Continue reading

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Record Arctic Storm Melted Sea Ice

Image Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center IUP Bremen From Live Science: Months before Hurricane Sandy hurled the Atlantic Ocean into houses and cities along the East Coast, another record-breaking cyclone battered North America, helping push this year’s Arctic … Continue reading

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Antarctic warming courtesy of Mr. Fix-it

Just a little something he threw together Guest Post by David Middleton First the breath-taking headlines… Scientists Report Faster Warming in Antarctica, New York Times (WUWT commentary) West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate, BBC West Antarctica warming much … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Climate Craziness of the Week, Climate FAIL, Global cooling, Global warming, NASA GISS | Tagged , , , , | 104 Comments

Erratic Environment May Be Key to Human Evolution

     Versus      Image Credit: Wikipedia                                 Image Credit: Anne Knock From Live Science: At Olduvai Gorge, where excavations helped to confirm Africa was the cradle of humanity, scientists now find the landscape once fluctuated rapidly, likely guiding early human … Continue reading

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