Monthly Archives: March 2013

Quote of the week – ‘bad eggs’ in the Marcott et al non-stick omelete recipe

This is a scathing and revealing comment from another scientist regarding the Marcott et al affair. The context of it all has an odor of hydrogen sulfide about it. About these ads

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Posted in Marcott et al proxy paper, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , | 107 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-03-30 (March 30, 2013)  Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: The first principle is that you must not fool yourself–and you are the easiest person … Continue reading

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Marcott issues a FAQ on their paper

This is from Real Climate, who played the “he who must not be named” game again in not pointing out criticisms. Gavin dissapoints. UPDATE: McIntyre responded earlier today with The Marcott Filibuster Marcott et al have posted their long-promised FAQ at … Continue reading

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Easter puzzle: the Chinese Egg

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Since this is the time of year for Easter eggs, here is a Chinese puzzle. The object is to break the egg into nine pieces, as shown, and rearrange them into the shape of a … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things | 47 Comments

The Mail on Sunday takes on the CCC

David Rose of the Mail on Sunday is having a go at the Committee on Climate Change for their denial of the points raised in his article last week and this graph, which was sourced from NCAR and used in … Continue reading

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“Global warming predictions prove accurate”– Guardian

Guest post by Paul Homewood The Mail on Sunday ran an article by David Rose a couple of weeks ago, pointing out just how woeful most climate models had been in predicting global temperatures in the last decade or … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Data Smoothing

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since we’ve been discussing smoothing in datasets, I thought I’d repost something that Steve McIntyre had graciously allowed me to post on his amazing blog ClimateAudit back in 2008. Let me start by saying that when … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the WUWT Paleoclimate Reference Page – Continued

Image Credit: – GISP2 – Moberg – Keigwin – HadCRUT3 By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” During the first crowdsourcing thread for the under construction WUWT Paleoclimate Reference Page, we had a number solid recommendations and WUWT moderator D.B. … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Mann, Smooth Operator

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People sometimes ask why I don’t publish in the so-called scientific journals. Here’s a little story about that. Back in 2004, Michael Mann wrote a mathematically naive piece about how to smooth the ends of … Continue reading

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James Hansen Says Coal Is Greening The Planet!?!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting measure of atmospheric CO2, called the “airborne fraction”. The airborne fraction is the fraction of the CO2 emitted each year which remains in the atmosphere. When humans emit say 9 gigatonnes of … Continue reading

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Gore to speak at Stanford – open to the public

From Al Gore to Speak at Stanford March 21, 2013 Former Vice President Al Gore will give a lecture on climate change on Tuesday, April 23, in honor of former Senior Fellow Stephen Schneider, a world-renowned climate scientist who died … Continue reading

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The puzzle: why have rising temperatures been on a ‘Twenty-year hiatus”?

Not sure that “sceptical fringe” would apply here, but I’ll take the press where we can get it. See my comments below. – Anthony Twenty-year hiatus in rising temperatures has climate scientists puzzled | The Australian DEBATE about the reality … Continue reading

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Antarctic summer effect confined to peninsula

From the British Antarctic Survey , at least they didn’t pull a Steig and try to claim the observed effect on the Peninsula affects the entire continent. The peninsula is essentially a different Koppen climate class than the main continent, … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: The Met office blunders again – warm bias in forecasting

From The GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser Met Office Apologises For Wrong Forecast – And Makes Another One  Warm Bias: The Met Office’s Disastrous Track Record Met Office apologises for warning of ‘dry spell’ before wettest April on record. –The … Continue reading

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A misinterpreted claim about a NASA press release, CO2, solar flares, and the thermosphere is making the rounds

I loathe having to write this story because I truly dislike giving any attention to the people who are known as the “slayers” from the “Slaying the Sky Dragon” book. They now operate under the moniker of “Principia Scientific”. But, … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Opinion, Ridiculae, solar flare | Tagged , , , , | 126 Comments

Second Lewandowsky conspiracy theory paper delinked from journal

I’ve been waiting to get some confirmation on this since yesterday , and now that I have it, I can state that the link to the second Lew paper Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on … Continue reading

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Spencer, Ridley, and Gavin on Fox tonight

Readers may recall that Dr. Mann had an unprofessional visceral reaction to the invitation. Kudos to Dr. Gavin Schmidt for taking the invitation and to follow through with it in a professional manner*. Dr. Roy Spencer writes: Stossel Show: Schmidt, … Continue reading

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Almost Friday Funny – rotten to the core

Josh writes: Apologies for the lack of cartoons this month but I have been snowed under (!) with the day job. Even sadder when the Climate Blogosphere has had so much hilarious material on offer. This cartoon was inspired by … Continue reading

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McIntyre’s dissection of the Cook-Lewandowsky “Lying/deceiving/incompetence” complex

You don’t need a degree in psychology to figure this one out, you simply need to be an astute observer. Steve McIntyre writes: Last fall, Geoff Chambers and Barry Woods established beyond a shadow of a doubt that no blog … Continue reading

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Cold cities use more energy than warm cities

From the Institute of Physics , comes this piece of research that suggests all the summer energy we use on air conditioning in warm climates doesn’t compare to the energy used to keep warm in cold climates. Cold cities less … Continue reading

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