Monthly Archives: April 2013

Another amplification mechanism discovered by which the Sun affects Earth’s climate

From The Hockey Schtick A paper published Tuesday in the Journal of Climate finds tiny variations in solar activity over 11-year solar cycles have greatly amplified effects upon climate via changes in the Arctic Oscillation, North Pacific sea surface temperatures … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Consensus – a novel argument on climate change

Theories that can be easily tested should have a high degree of consensus among researchers. Those involving chaotic and less testable questions – climate change or economic growth, physiology or financial markets – ought to have a greater level of … Continue reading

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USA Today’s breathless CO2 announcement – not quite there yet

From the Oh noes, we’re almost doomed department: For the first time in roughly 5 million years, the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere could top 400 parts per million in the Northern Hemisphere next month. Full story … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 230 Comments

On Holland and Bruyère (2013) “Recent Intense Hurricane Response to Global Climate Change”

Alternate Title: Climate Science Community Continues to Lose Sight of Reality SkepticalScience is promoting the Holland and Bruyère (2013) paper Recent Intense Hurricane Response to Global Climate Change as proof positive that hypothetical human-induced global warming has caused more intense … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, hurricanes, Modeling | 52 Comments

How a scientist becomes a con man

Fraud and deceit are a slippery slope Story submitted by Bruce Webster An article in the New York Times chronicles the descent of a sociologist into wholesale fraud. It is worth reading the whole article, because I believe it offers … Continue reading

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Clean Coal by Wire

Guest post by Viv Forbes There is a persistent green myth that coal-fired power generation causes city smogs. It does not. City air pollution is nothing new. King Edward I complained about London pollution in 1306, as did Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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The mental effect of the ’97% consensus’ myth spans politics

But, we all know that 97% consensus talking point is simply based on a handful of actual climate  responding to a broad questionnaire combined with some statistical spin to give the desired result. Apparently, that’s good enough for low information … Continue reading

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An Evening With Gore Acolyte Catherine Leining

Guest post by WUWT moderator Andi Cockroft I wrote the other week of an Evening With His Lordship – aka Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley – in which I outlined his presentation made here in New Zealand. Many … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Alarmism, Presentations | Tagged , , | 72 Comments

Climate Craziness of the Week: Climate Change turns women into hookers?

Really? I guess this explains Mary Magdalene during the Roman Warm Period. Several House Democrats claim that trace amounts of carbon dioxide could push women to ‘transactional sex’ for survival

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Quote of the week – the ‘big’ lack of documentation

From Andrew Montford, who points out the obvious (at least obvious to everyone else) when it comes to the “big oil” and “big coal” meme.

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Russian Scientists say period of global cooling ahead due to changes in the sun

From Radio Voice of Russia: Russia’s Pulkovo Observatory: “we could be in for a cooling period that lasts 200-250 years” Scientists at Russia’s famous Pulkovo Observatory are convinced that the world is in for a period of global cooling. Graph … Continue reading

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Joe Romm Predicts “…All But Certain Ruin for Modern Civilization…” from a NOAA Fisheries Press Release

You can’t make this stuff up. The April 25, 2013 NOAA press release Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Highest Level in 150 Years on Northeast Continental Shelf has been getting coverage by the mainstream media, including alarmist websites like Climate Progress. … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Sea Surface Temperature | 44 Comments

Storm tides and coastal protection on the German North Sea shore

Guest post by Michael Palmer The North Sea is the shelf sea between Great Britain in the West and continental Europe in the East and South. It has strong tidal movements, and is prone to storm surges that occur when … Continue reading

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Another negative climate feedback: more CO2 = more plants = more aerosols = cooling

Recall a couple of days ago that I posted on the aerosols released by trees: Those dirty trees: why hasn’t the EPA called for trees to be regulated? Now, from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis  comes a cause-effect … Continue reading

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Lysenkoism and Global Warming Theory

From Forbes: The Disgraceful Episode Of Lysenkoism Brings Us Global Warming Theory Trofim Lysenko became the Director of the Soviet Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the 1930s under Josef Stalin.  He was an advocate of the theory that … Continue reading

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Stephan Lewandowsky ‘flees’ Australia in wake of investigations

People send me stuff. Amid complaints about the veracity and ethics of his psychological research trying to equate climate skeptics to conspiracy theory nuts and “moon landing deniers”, it seems that Professor Lewandowsky is no longer at the University of … Continue reading

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Claim: solar cells that produce two electrons for every photon, resulting in over 100% quantum efficiency

From the I’ll believe it when I see it department comes this claim. From R&D magazine: Throughout decades of research on solar cells, one formula has been considered an absolute limit to the efficiency of such devices in converting sunlight … Continue reading

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Hansen unleashed: people he disagrees with are ‘neanderthals’

Dr. James Hansen, now no longer on a leash under NASA policy, has started what I expect will be the first of many ugly comments and actions in his new role as activist. Niall from Canada writes in asking for … Continue reading

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Phase 2 of WUWT upgrade implemented

Readers may recall that on April 10th, I announced that some big changes and improvements were coming to WUWT. Phase 1 was improving the commenting system, and I think that has been fine tuned now. We did try the comment … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 59 Comments

Good news! Elevated CO2 may extend interglacial, prevent next ice age

Reader “Markx” writes in Tips and Notes on a paper I hadn’t noticed before (because it was published before WUWT was born). Of course it only works if CO2 has a long residence time and/or our elevated emission levels continue. … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Positive effects of CO2 | Tagged , , | 110 Comments