Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Why Reanalysis Data Isn’t …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reading through the recent Trenberth paper on ocean heat content that’s been discussed at various locations around the web. It’s called “Distinctive climate signals in reanalysis of global ocean heat content”,  paywalled, of course. … Continue reading

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A mean study of Australian temperature

Mean and reported “Mean” temperatures and the consequences of the difference Guest essay by Tom Quirk The convention in meteorology is to report mean temperatures as the average of minimum and maximum temperatures. This assumption has been tested using temperatures … Continue reading

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Mauna Loa hits 400 PPM of CO2, alarmists wail and gnash teeth, Earth survives

Source: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/weekly.html Al Gore calls for a day of prayer and reflection, and bothering your neighbor: So please, take this day and the milestone it represents to reflect on the fragility of our civilization and and the planetary ecosystem on … Continue reading

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The Way Back

Guest essay by Dr. Vincent Gray, Wellington, NZ For over 30 years the world has been saturated with the environmental fallacy. It has taken over the media; newspapers, radio, TV; the education system;, the schools, the universities. It has led … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Prince Charles struck by irony meteorite

Apparently, Prince Charles recent pronouncement has created a riff in space-time, and an irony meteorite was ejected, striking the prince in the head. A photo follows. From Raw Story: Prince Charles criticizes ‘corporate lobbyists’ and climate change skeptics for turning … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Hadley Centre’s HadCRUH Specific Humidity Dataset

UPDATE: I’ve added an animation to the end of the post. It illustrates the changes in specific humidity anomalies in response to the 1997/98 El Niño and the 1998-01 La Niña. ############ The UKMO Hadley Centre created a global surface … Continue reading

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Cirrus Cloud seeds identified – will help in climate knowledge

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , a fairly important discovery, one that will help us understand the role clouds play in the Earth’s energy balance. The fact that mineral dust and metallic aerosols are identified would suggest that as … Continue reading

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The Layers of Meaning in Levitus

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There have been a lot of electrons sacrificed on the altar of the discussion of the Levitus ocean heat content data. The oddity seems to be that the deep ocean is gaining heat faster than … Continue reading

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The Faults, Fallacies and Failures of Wind Power

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Wind power is not free. All natural energy resources such as coal, wind and sun appear “free” – no one has to incur costs to create them. But turning a “free” resource into usable electricity … Continue reading

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