Monthly Archives: June 2013

Which mercury reading in Mercury is the right one?

How can two stations less than 1/2 mile apart be so different? How can one set a new record and best it by two degrees while the other doesn’t? I was intrigued by this Record Event Report out of Las … Continue reading

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It seems NOAA has ‘de-modernized’ the official Death Valley station to use older equipment to make a record more likely

About those ‘record’ Death Valley temperatures everybody is waiting for… UPDATE: 128°F today at Death Valley COOP station. See Record Event Report below. It seems the media and the alarmists are cheering on the possibility of an all-time temperature record … Continue reading

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The Grand Prize in Obama’s War on Coal™

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It’s a bad week for poor people around the planet. First, and with great fanfare, our President unleashed his patented climate plan, affectionately known as Obama’s War on Coal™. He hasn’t said yet how much … Continue reading

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About the record temperature in Las Vegas yesterday…it wasn’t 117°F

There’s lots of hullabaloo over the supposedly tied all time temperature record of 117°F in Las Vegas on June 29th, and the potential for a new all-time temperature record in Death Valley, which would negate the all time world record … Continue reading

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Getting Energy From The Energy Store

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by an interesting guest post entitled “An energy model for the future, from the 12th century” over at Judith Curry’s excellent blog, I want to talk a bit about energy storage. The author of … Continue reading

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Aging weather stations contribute to high temperature records

New paper finds that aging weather stations record much higher daytime temperatures, 1.63°C higher than new stations While we are all watching the heat wave developing in the US southwest, here is something to consider. Albedo on the surfaces of … Continue reading

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Saturday silliness – The only thing more ridiculous than ‘Eli Rabett’: the required USDA rabbit disaster plan

People send me stuff. Here at WUWT, we all tend to laugh at Dr. Joshua Halpern who fancies himself as a rabbit and writes in tongues third person as ‘Eli Rabett‘ about the evils of global warming to show everyone … Continue reading

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Australia and ACORN-SAT

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As Anthony discussed here, some Australian climate scientists think that there was an “angry summer” in 2012. Inspired by the necromantic incantations in support of the Aussie claims coming from the irrepressible Racehorse Nick Stokes, … Continue reading

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Hey Ya! (mal) McIntyre was right – CRU Abandons one tree Yamal Superstick

This must be personally satisfying for Steve McIntyre, though I doubt the folks at RealClimate will have the integrity to acknowledge that he was right, and they were wrong. It seems that in the latest publication from CRU’s Keith Briffa, … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: New world record temperature ‘hockey stick’ spotted in Washington today

Gotta love this, with all the hullabaloo over a possible new world temperature record in Death Valley, a logging town in Washington has pre-empted them. Hilariously, the reading of 139 degrees F is listed as “suspect” as it should be, … Continue reading

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Is it time to prosecute the IPCC for fraud?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The IPCC, having spent almost two months working out how to respond to my complaint about a notoriously bogus graph in its Fourth Assessment Report, has found itself not guilty. In doing so, it is … Continue reading

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Grade school science howler from Ken Caldeira: ‘CO2…forms carbonic acid (the same thing that makes soda fizz)’

From the Carnegie Institution , where soda pop science is like a carbonic acid trip, they say (thanks to modeling) we have to make big changes:  “To save coral reefs, we need to transform our energy system…” while equating natural … Continue reading

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‘plug-and-play’ CO2 Scrubbers

From MIT, while “plug-and-play” is cited, it’s just a paper. Getting the carbon out of emissions Proposed method could be more efficient than previous systems and easier to retrofit in existing power plants. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many researchers around the … Continue reading

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Imagine the ‘outrage’ from environmentalists if it had been an oil derrick

Dozens of birdwatchers who traveled to a Scottish island to see an extremely fast and rare swift have been left distraught after it was killed by a wind turbine. While not an endangered species, sightings of the White-throated Needletail are … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Australia Land Surface Air Temperatures & Anomalies – not so ‘angry’ after all

UPDATE: Corrected Figures 2 through 6. UPDATE 2: Corrected the color-coding in the title block of Figure 4. (Thanks to blogger cassandraclub for noticing it.) UPDATE 3: I removed the word Anomalies from Figures 2, 3 and 4. And I’ve … Continue reading

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Policy Implications of Climate Models on the Verge of Failure

At the request of the authors, this was converted from a poster displayed at the AGU Science Policy Conference, Washington, June 24-26. – Anthony By Paul C. Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute, … Continue reading

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Claim: Humans play role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer

From the University of Melbourne, where being angry about “weather is not climate” isn’t just a science, it’s a way of life: Human influences through global warming are likely to have played a role in Australia’s recent “angry” hot summer, … Continue reading

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It’s almost as if the White House can’t figure out how to use Google

We continue to find laughable errors in the state-by-state climate impact report released yesterday. Today we have this claim in the White House climate impact report for Georgia about coastline for the State of Georgia being threatened by sea level … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Alaska Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

Mainstream media and climate alarmist websites have been publishing a lot of nonsense about record and near-record surface temperatures in Alaska over the past few weeks. Near-record? Yup. Near-record. On June 25th, Sophia Rosenbaum penned the NBC News article Alaska … Continue reading

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2 feet of sea level rise at Annapolis, or, maybe not…

From the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, a claim of 2 feet by 2050, but tide gauge data from Annapolis doesn’t support it, showing it will take well over 100 years at the historic rate to reach 2 … Continue reading

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