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

Posted in Al Gore, Alarmism, Ridiculae | Tagged , | 59 Comments

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

Posted in Modeling, Sea Surface Temperature | Tagged , , | 50 Comments

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

Posted in heat wave, Weather | Tagged , , | 57 Comments

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

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , | 79 Comments

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

Posted in Curious things, Science, Space, Technology | Tagged , | 84 Comments

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

Posted in Climate data, Global warming, Oceans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 524 Comments

Rethinking wind power – Harvard study shows it to be overestimated

Harvard research suggests real-world generating capacity of wind farms at large scales has been overestimated Cambridge, Mass. – February 25, 2013 – “People have often thought there’s no upper bound for wind power—that it’s one of the most scalable power … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, wind power | Tagged , , , , | 100 Comments

Another Model Fail – (correction added)

CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Climate Models: Modeled Relationship between Marine Air Temperature and Sea Surface Temperature Is Wrong Guest post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE 2 (February 27, 2013): A problem was discovered with how the KNMI Climate Explorer had processed the MOHMAT … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling, Oceans, Sea Surface Temperature | Tagged , , , | 60 Comments

Solar Update February 2013

Guest post by David Archibald Solar Cycle 24 has already seen five consecutive colder winters. This is a link to a post about a German meteorologist who has seen the light. Eventually people will work their way back to where … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar | Tagged , , , | 177 Comments

The Winter Of 1947

“Climate disruption” before the current lunacy of “CO2 caused extreme weather” era By Paul Homewood The Great Freeze of 1963 was the coldest winter in the UK for over 200 years. However, the winter of 1947, while not as cold, … Continue reading

Posted in snowfall, Weather | Tagged , , | 93 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-02-23 (February 23, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and … Continue reading

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NWS station at Corinna, Maine: same old problems, now with global impact

In Anthony’s recent post about the new snowfall records, the record high at Jal, New Mexico caught his eye. I live in New Hampshire, so the lonely red dot in Maine caught my eye. I’ve never been fond of this … Continue reading

Posted in Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature, Climate data, Climate FAIL, Weather_stations | Tagged , , | 43 Comments

Behind Bars Again

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve written about my time in the US Army, and about spending time behind bars getting out of the Army, in my story called It’s Not About Me. In that story, I discussed a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Willis Autobiography | Tagged , , | 222 Comments

Crowdsourcing the WUWT Paleoclimate Reference Page

Image Credit: Jo Nova – David Lappi – GISP2 Your help is needed in building the new WUWT Paleoclimate Reference Page. Below I’ve posted all of the credible 3rd party paleoclimate graphs I’ve compiled thus far, but I am sure … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Little Ice Age, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , | 170 Comments

Open Thread Weekend

Traveling today to meet a friend of WUWT right about the time this post auto publishes.

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Over 650 snow records set in USA this week – another wonky surface station located

UPDATE : The NWS responds about the station issue, see below. – Anthony Almost 60% of the contiguous USA covered in snow. While pundits spin attempts at linking snowfall in the Northeast USA to AGW, much like they do in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, records, snowfall, Weather, Weather_stations | Tagged , , , | 111 Comments

Fishing the Mighty Kenai

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach When I was 62, I had the great pleasure of working once again in Alaska. I love Alaska, I’ve starved and frozen there, worked there many times. I’ve also made good money there, and it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Willis Autobiography | Tagged , , , | 47 Comments

New model says more snow at poles, less elsewhere due to CO2

From Princeton and the I haven’t looked out the window lately department: Forecast is for more snow in polar regions, less for the rest of us (Journal of Climate) Posted on February 22, 2013 By Cather­ine Zan­donella, Office of the … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling, snowfall, Weather | Tagged , , | 127 Comments

‘Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.’

That headline is from this article in The Atlantic. Below is from Globalwarming.org What EPA Transparency Looks Like in Most Open, Honest Administration Ever This time, we got actual emails … that revealed a lot … about the fine art … Continue reading

Posted in FOI, Government idiocy | Tagged , , , , , , | 66 Comments

IPCC Railroad engineer Pachauri acknowledges ‘No warming for 17 years’

Guest post by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Following my statement at the Doha climate conference last December that there had been no global warming for 16 years, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the railroad engineer who for some reason chairs the IPCC’s … Continue reading

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‘King’ Obama to circumvent lawful due process on climate

FLASHBACK March 2011: Obama on Deporting Illegals ‘America Is a Nation of Laws,’ Presidential Action Not ‘Appropriate’ Obama Administration Moves Forward on Climate Change Without Congress Forthcoming regulation likely means no new coal-fired power plants will be built in the … Continue reading

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