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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Posted in Cosmic rays | Tagged , , , , , , , | 72 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 56 Comments

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

Posted in Consensus, Politics | Tagged , , | 86 Comments

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

Posted in Climate Craziness of the Week | 104 Comments

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.

Posted in Quote of the Week | 36 Comments

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

Posted in Biomass, Climate News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 66 Comments

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

Posted in Climate News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 74 Comments

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

Posted in Science, Solar, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 74 Comments

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

Posted in James Hansen | Tagged , , , | 197 Comments

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

Updates to and ENSO Observations from the WUWT Ocean Reference Page

Image Credit: Monterey Marine Meteorology Division – HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” In making several updates to the WUWT Ocean Reference Page I observed something in the Sea Surface Temperature animation above, that I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Oceans, Reference Pages, Salinity, Sea level, Sea Surface Temperature | Tagged , , , , , | 59 Comments

Australian sea level data highly exaggerated, only 5 inches by 2100

In a new analysis published in Volume 8 Issue 2 of Environmental Science Dr. Nils-Axel Morner suggests global sea levels will rise only about 5 inches by the year 2100. Axel Morner concludes that Australian government claims of a 1 … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Japan Kills Climate Agenda – What Kyoto?

Turns Back To Coal, Abandons Emissions Targets From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF The Japanese government is moving to speed up the environmental assessment process for new coal-fired power plants. According to Japanese media reports, the government intends to … Continue reading

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The Shifts Hypothesis – an alternative view of global climate change

Guest post by Pavel Belolipetsky The IPCC, Bob Tisdale and others have presented hypotheses to explain 20th century warming. This article presents another. My co-workers and I call it the “Shifts” hypothesis. And we consider it to have advantages over … Continue reading

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A compilation of lower climate sensitivities, plus a new one

Still Another Low Climate Sensitivity Estimate Guest post By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger Global Science Report is a weekly feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end

Guest post by Dr. Vincent Gray NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 308 APRIL 25th 2013 I have been neglecting you. Things have quieted down. I am 91 and it is high time I retired, like my friend Will Alexander in South … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion | Tagged , , , | 99 Comments

Canada’s Resources Minister Calls Out Jim Hansen

Retired NASA GISS chief James Hansen is Slagging Canada’s Oil Sands Again Canada’s Environment *Resources Minister Joe Oliver is calling out Jim Hansen for exaggerating claims that the oil sands and Keystone XL pipeline is “game over for the environment.” … Continue reading

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Those dirty trees: why hasn’t the EPA called for trees to be regulated?

From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill one wonders why they have not thrown the  PM10 hammer (or ax) at trees to save humans from their terrible effects /sarc. Researchers pinpoint how trees play role in smog production … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols | Tagged , , | 95 Comments

Curry and Lomborg in house committee today – webcast live

UPDATE: Dr. Judith Curry’s transcript of her verbal testimaony is online here: http://judithcurry.com/2013/04/25/congressional-hearing-on-policy-relevant-climate-issues-in-context/ Skeptics outnumber alarmists at House of Representatives session today Subcommittee on Environment Hearing – Policy Relevant Climate Issues in Context Subcommittee on Environment | 2318 Rayburn House … Continue reading

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Dana Nuccitelli Misleads and Misinforms in His First Blog Post at The Guardian

The Guardian has a new blog called Climate Consensus – The 97%. The two primary authors are to be Dana Nuccitelli, a regular contributor at SkepticalScience, and John Abraham, Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas. Dana Nuccitelli’s first … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, ENSO, Global warming, Ocean Heat Content, Sea Surface Temperature | 136 Comments

Temperature change in perspective

Guest post by Ed Hoskins The UK Met Office long term Central England Temperature record[1] has kept a continuous and consistent data set since the 1660s. It appears to be reliable and to have maintained its quality. It has not … Continue reading

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Who would have guessed it? Sunlit snow key to Arctic ozone depletion

I like this study from the NSF, because they did hands-on empirical measurements and experiments to make  the determination – Anthony Sunlit Snow Triggers Atmospheric Cleaning, Ozone Depletion in the Arctic Finding is related to snow atop sea ice, adding … Continue reading

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Three years of the Sun in three minutes

Spectacular three year time lapse video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the … Continue reading

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Spencer slays with sarcasm

Heh. In response to a ridiculous claim making the rounds (I get comment bombed at WUWT daily with that nonsense) which I debunked here: A misinterpreted claim about a NASA press release, CO2, solar flares, and the thermosphere is making … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Satire | 589 Comments

Some sense about sensitivity

Excerpts from The Register, coverage of the Nic Lewis paper. This graph below from Bishop Hill shows that it isn’t just one paper, but several now that show lower climate sensitivity to a doubling of CO2. =============================================================== More and more … Continue reading

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