Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 2013 global surface temperature – at normal

Dr. Ryan Maue posted one of his WeatherBell analysis maps on Twitter today, and the result is no Headline maker, it is simply “normal”. He writes (image follows): About these ads

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Study suggests ‘snowball Earth’ was real and was reversed by ‘An ultra-high carbon dioxide atmosphere’

It makes you wonder what created all that CO2 millions of years ago. From Louisiana State University LSU researchers find new information about ‘Snowball Earth’ period It is rather difficult to imagine, but approximately 635 million years ago, ice may … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , | 162 Comments

Al Gore’s Reality Drop – Climate Change to Destroy Music?

Gosh, is there anything it can’t do? People send me stuff. I would not have believed this unless I saw it from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, where I constantly wonder what sort of reality those people inhabit. See the … Continue reading

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Dr. Roy Spencer’s climate website has been hacked

I have confirmed that http://www.drroyspencer.com has been hacked and rendered inoperable. Dr. Spencer confirms this in an email exchange with me this AM and writes:

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CMIP5 Model-Data Comparison: Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

Guest post b y Bob Tisdale As we’ve seen in numerous model-data comparisons, there are few similarities between modeled and observed surface temperatures and precipitation.  See here, here, here, here, and here for examples.  We’ve compared satellite-era sea surface temperature … Continue reading

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Blockheaded thinking on well known weather patterns and ‘extreme weather’

I had to laugh at this statement from the press release below: “What we found is that during several recent extreme weather events these planetary waves almost freeze in their tracks for weeks.” Gosh,”frozen patterns” like Rex blocks have been … Continue reading

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Germany Weathers Darkest Winter in 43 Years

“Overly Overcast: Germany Weathers Darkest Winter in 43 Years” It seems that there’s a lot of gloom in Germany this Winter, more so than usual. This article in Spiegel explains why: “The days may be getting longer, but there’s still … Continue reading

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Using Energy and Happy about It

Guest Post by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times. Last week I received a “Home Energy Report” flyer from Commonwealth Edison, my electricity provider in northern Illinois. The leaflet compared my energy usage to neighbors over the last … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Person Who Leaked the CRU Emails To Step Forward

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball It is important for the person who leaked the emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in November 2009 and 2010 to reveal themselves and release the remaining 200,000 emails. The public are increasingly … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, Opinion | Tagged , , , | 169 Comments

Cooltech: a nanoscale foglifter and frost inhibitor coating

From the American Chemical Society, something interesting. A new anti-frost and anti-fog coating for glass In an advance toward glass that remains clear under the harshest of conditions, scientists are reporting development of a new water-repellant coating that resists both … Continue reading

Posted in fog, Technology, Weather | Tagged , , | 22 Comments

Global Warming to Endanger Breakfast by 2080!!!

Guest Post by David Middleton First it was wheat and now it’s coffee. What’s next? Bacon & eggs? This is nothing but alarmist nonsense… Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and the Environment and Coffee Forest Forum in … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, IPCC, James Hansen, Positive effects of CO2, Temperature | Tagged , , , | 61 Comments

Another climate billboard

Of course we all know about that other ill-fated unabomber billboard last year that went over like a lead radiosonde balloon, but I like this one by CFACT (minus the date controversy of course). Drive by this! Science tells us … Continue reading

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The NOAA USHCN RAW Data from Boulder, Colorado Restore the Beginning and End of the Modern Warming Regime

Guest post by Samuel I. Outcalt, Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Abstract: After noticing the strange time dependent behavior of the difference between the NOAA USHCN Average Annual Temperature data in the unadjusted RAW … Continue reading

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Kenji sniffs out stupid claims by the Union of Concerned Scientists

For those of you who don’t know yet, Kenji is our family dog. Kenji is also a official dues paying member of the Union of Concerned scientists. see: Friday Funny – The newest member of the Union of Concerned Scientists because … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, NGOs, Opinion, Politics, Ridiculae, wind power | Tagged , , , , , , | 83 Comments

Here’s a chance for Michael Mann to get his own Nobel Prize medal

After being told by the IPCC in no uncertain terms that he can’t make claims like “Nobel Prize Winner”, now with enough cash, he could at least make the claim of Nobel Prize owner. It seems that one is for … Continue reading

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The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project, Original Data For Science Posterity

Guest post by Dennis Ray Wingo Introduction The foundation of all observational science is data. This is true whether the data is temperature measurements from ground networks, satellites, or any other thing in nature that can be observed, quantified, and … Continue reading

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Ocean Temperature And Heat Content

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony has an interesting post up discussing the latest findings regarding the heat content of the upper ocean. Here’s one of the figures from that post. Figure 1. Upper ocean heat content anomaly (OHCA), 0-700 … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans, Sea Surface Temperature | Tagged , , , | 230 Comments

Unprecedented: Climate takes an entire category in the 2013 Bloggies Awards – time to place your votes

WUWT nominated in two categories. The competition this year is more skeptical than ever! This year, the choices are tougher, since there are so many favorites. Last year I thought it was tough because they threw big names in websites … Continue reading

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Fact check for Andrew Glikson – Ocean heat has paused too

Over at The Conversation Andrew Glikson asks Fact check: has global warming paused? citing an old Skeptical Science favorite graph, and that’s the problem; it’s old data. He writes: As some 90% of the global heat rise is trapped in the … Continue reading

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