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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Posted in Climate data, records, USCRN, Weather, Weather_stations | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

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

Posted in heat wave, records, Weather, Weather_stations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 66 Comments

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

Posted in Climate FAIL, Climate ugliness, Coal, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 91 Comments

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

Posted in extreme weather, Government idiocy, Humor, Ridiculae, Satire | Tagged , , , , | 70 Comments

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

Posted in Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 154 Comments

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

Posted in Humor, Temperature | Tagged , , , | 55 Comments

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

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Oceans | Tagged , , , , , , , | 136 Comments

‘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

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Carbon sequestration | Tagged , , , , , , , | 69 Comments

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

Posted in Modeling, Temperature, Uncategorized | 49 Comments

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

Posted in Climate data, IPCC, Modeling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

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

Posted in heat wave, Modeling, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | 142 Comments

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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President Obama’s Climate Initiative—The Bad News and Good News

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times In his speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, President Obama announced, “So today…I’m directing the Environmental Protection Agency to put an end to the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from our … Continue reading

Posted in Obama Climate Plan, Opinion | 63 Comments

Proud moment for warmists: President of real Flat Earth Society believes in the global warming hoax

Obama might do well to research more before he makes snide remarks. President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked “patience for anyone who denies that this problem is … Continue reading

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The Whitehouse releases a laughable state by state climate impact report

UPDATE: Uproariously laughable now, the White House state climate impact report claims there are 31 counties in Hawaii, when there are actually 5, see below – Anthony This is verbatim from the White House Blog today, see my comments below: … Continue reading

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NOAA exaggerates 2012 Greenland Ice Mass Loss by 10x

[UPDATE: Several commenters, including myself, have remarked on a mathematical error in the author’s work. I note this here in the expectation that the author will return to clarify and perhaps amend his claims. Having made such public mistakes myself, … Continue reading

Posted in Glaciers, Greenland ice sheet, Sea level | Tagged , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Climate alarmism’s 10,000 commandments

EPA fiats threaten American lives, livelihoods, living standards and life spans Guest essay by Paul Driessen The United States will “do more,” before it’s “too late” to prevent “dangerous” global warming, President Obama told Berliners last week. If Congress won’t … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Opinion | Tagged , , | 71 Comments

Seth Borenstein on weather weirdness: Tweet first, ask questions later

Is Seth Borenstein a reporter or a swivel-eyed activist? Sometimes I wonder with dumb tweets like this: At this moment Helsinki at 5 pm is 84 dF same as miami at 10 am while Washington is 81. Another example of … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling, records, Weather | Tagged , , , , , | 84 Comments

Meehl et al (2013) Are Also Looking for Trenberth’s Missing Heat

OVERVIEW Rob Painting of SkepticalScience recently published the post A Looming Climate Shift: Will Ocean Heat Come Back to Haunt Us? Many of you will find his post entertaining. But this post is not about the SkepticalScience post. This post … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Modeling, Sea Surface Temperature, Trenberth's missing heats | 44 Comments

How Environmental Organizations Are Destroying The Environment

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The Washington Post reports: During an April visit to the San Francisco home of billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer, who created a political action committee in March to target lawmakers supporting the Keystone pipeline, … Continue reading

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Can We Actually Even Tell if Humans Are Affecting the Climate? What if we did nothing at all?

Essay by Charlie Martin We know, with great certainty, that the overall average temperature of the Earth has warmed by several degreees in the last 400 years, since the end of the Little Ice Age. Before that was a period … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Hottest weather of the season likely coming

Model output from WeatherBell added by Anthony By Steve Pierce, AMS chapter president, Oregon Portland, Oregon (June 25th 2013) –  “The hottest weather of the season is likely on the way for the Pacific Northwest this coming weekend, and it … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, Weather | Tagged , , , | 78 Comments

Obama on Keystone XL pipeline, ‘the fix is in’

Obama says it should not be approved unless made ‘carbon neutral’. OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone XL Announcement Not To Approve Keystone XL Unless Determined First It Will Not Lead to net Increase of GHG Emissions Ahead of President … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, petroleum | Tagged , , , | 73 Comments

Live feed for Obama’s ‘Climate Speech’ today at 1:55PM EDT

Due to other obligations, I won’t be able to watch, (see the live feed link below) but I hope that WUWT readers will watch (if you can stomach it) and make notes in comments below to see where it deviates … Continue reading

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Asia’s air pollution may be keeping tropical storm activity down

From the Law of Unintended Consequences and The Clean Air Act, comes this bit of news. Since the 1970’s The Clean Air Act has benefited breathing in many American cities with tangible results (just look at Los Angeles), but it … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, hurricanes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

The President’s Climate Action Plan – the good, the bad, and the ugly (with full documents)

This post was written last night, shortly after I received the document. It is autopublishing at 6AM EDT (3AM PDT) since I’ll hopefully be asleep here in California when the embargo time passes. There were two documents provided to the … Continue reading

Posted in Government idiocy, Obama Climate Plan | Tagged , , , , | 204 Comments

The Thousand-Year Model

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach Back in 2007, Jeffrey Kiehl first pointed out a curious puzzle about the climate models, viz: (emphasis mine) [3] A review of the published literature on climate simulations of the 20th century indicates that a … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate sensitivity | Tagged , , , , | 50 Comments