Monthly Archives: July 2013

UW issues statement on the ‘North Pole Lake’

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Wednesday July 31st, 2013

Shocker: Global Warming Kneejerker Admits It Posted on July 30, 2013 2:20 pm by Bill Quick You can go wading in the lake at the North Pole – Boing Boing At Climate Central, Andrew Freedman provides some really fascinating context … Continue reading

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Dueling desktops: Anthony Watts versus Al Gore

Tom Nelson highlighted a tweet from an attendee at Gore’s training lecture in Chicago for junior climateers. I thought a comparison would be apt.

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The Marshall Islands and their Sea Level Changes

A short comment by Nils-Axel Mörner UPDATE: See the follow up post here: The Most Important Sea Level Graph This is the sea level graph (from Kwajalein) recently being circulated and claimed to show an alarming acceleration of a proposed general … Continue reading

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‘Skeptical Science’ Says Concerns About Dangerous Global Warming are Unimportant

Guest essay by Brandon Shollenberger We can pack up our bags and go home.  The global warming debate is, except maybe as an academic curiosity.  I know this to be true because Skeptical Science says so.  And if they say … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Bill McKibben’s self delusion

I had a tough time deciding if this should be “Quote of the Week” or “Climate Craziness of the Week”.  The quote is from’s founder Bill McKibben, who says: I, as you can tell, am the furthest thing from … Continue reading

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That ‘Methane Time Bomb’ now lurks behind dams

From the American Chemical Society. I wonder if they studied how much methane comes from sediment loads dropped by rivers naturally and compared them? The Mississippi Delta alone must be a terrible offender. Sediment trapped behind dams makes them ‘hot … Continue reading

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IPCC’s Pauchauri and the aliens er, spirits, er, Shirley MacLaine

Donna LaFramboise writes to tell me: The head of the IPCC has written a novel in which the central character [Sanjay] is infatuated with pseudoscience and in which UFO enthusiast Shirley MacLaine is presented as credible. The final installment of … Continue reading

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The Age of Hyperbole: How Normal Weather Became ‘Extreme’

A media without shame drives us towards energy poverty. By: Dr. Tim Ball and Tim Harris Said Thomas Jefferson: “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” Jefferson’s comment may be … Continue reading

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Will the Cost of the Climate Wars be the BBC’s Integrity?

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University. On July 29, 2013 the BBC’s Hardtalk journalist Stephen Sackur wrote “The Alaskan village set to disappear under water in a decade.” He opened the … Continue reading

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July in the USA ends on a frigid note as record cold outpaces warmth nearly 10 to 1

NOAA forecast shows lows into the 30’s and 40’s for much of the norther and western USA will likely continue. Where’s that global warming when we need it?

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The WUWT Hot Sheet: Inaugural edition

This is an idea I’ve had for awhile, so I’m going to try it and see how it goes with reader interest. The “Hot Sheet” is a collection of snippets, links, and notes that I can’t write full posts about. … Continue reading

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I’m gobsmacked

Andrew Montford at Bishop Hill writes: The Guardian has thrown all my preconceptions into disarray by printing an article about sceptics that is not only thoughtful, but is polite too! Sceptics such as Andrew Montford and Anthony Watts agree with the mainstream … Continue reading

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The IPCC gets a billboard at Coors field

In a moment of unusual candor, a UN bureaucrat admitted that global warming is really about wealth redistribution. CFACT shared his statement on a new billboard, right outside the Rockies 50,000+ seat ball park in Denver, Colorado.

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EPIC weather reportng FAIL at International Business Times

I would not have believed this unless I had seen it with my own eyes. Below is the screencap. There are just no words for this level of stupid.

Posted in Ridiculae, Weather | Tagged | 74 Comments

An event similar to one 15,000 years ago is blamed on global warming today

From the University of New South Wales. The logic here seems a bit muddled. If this event where migration of westerly winds towards the south pole happened 15,000 years ago, what makes them think that it happening again now is … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Comments on the UKMO Report “The Recent Pause in Global Warming”

This is part 2 of the 3-part series. In it, we’ll discuss the recently released UK Met Office paper The recent pause in global warming (2): What are the potential causes? See the UKMO webpage here. The first post on … Continue reading

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Mann-Steyn lawsuit judge inverts the defendants actions, botches ruling

Last week there was lots of jubilation in the Mann-world PR headquarters because a judge had ruled that his defamation lawsuit could proceed. Except, there’s this inconvenient glitch. It seems that the judge got the actions of the two defendants … Continue reading

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Cycles Without The Mania

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Are there cycles in the sun and its associated electromagnetic phenomena? Assuredly. What are the lengths of the cycles? Well, there’s the question. In the process of writing my recent post about cyclomania, I came … Continue reading

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What Is Cook’s Consensus?

By Paul Homewood John Cook’s little paper, “Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature” has attracted much attention in recent weeks. Yesterday an essay by Brandon Shollenberger , which accused the authors of “laundering lies”, made … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s “Reality Minions” think the North Pole is melting – except that’s NOT a photo of the North Pole

Even journalists get tripped up into thinking this is photo from the North Pole. At the real North Pole, history shows this to be a relatively common occurrence. It isn’t very hard to catch Al Gore and his Climate Reality … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Green Energy Disaster Sinks Siemens CEO

From Dr. Benny Peiser and The GWPF Merkel’s Green Shift Backfires As German CO2 Emissions Jump – solar business closing Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, has lost patience with its CEO after Peter Loescher’s expansion into green energy and expensive … Continue reading

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NASA predicts 8 degrees of warming in the US by 2100

For the National Climate Assessment NASA has produced a model-based prediction of eight degrees Fahrenheit for the continental US by 2100 as the most likely scenario Story submitted by Ben Bakker NASA scientists have created a video showing predicted dramatic … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy news Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-07-27 (July 27, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious … Continue reading

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On the 97 percenters: ‘You Must Admit, They Were Careful’

Guest essay by Brandon Shollenberger It’s nothing but laundering lies. The authors don’t come out and directly say anything untrue, but they intentionally create and promote misunderstandings to inflate the importance of their work. It’s rampant dishonesty hiding behind a … Continue reading

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Solar Cycle 24 Update

Guest essay by David Archibald Recently, a number of newspaper articles spoke of the potential of cycle 25 to be   “Weakest Solar Cycle In Almost 200 Years”. “We’re in a new age of solar physics,” said David Hathaway of NASA’s … Continue reading

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Ride the Space Shuttle into space, on the outside of the booster no less

If you are a space enthusiast, this is well worth 400 seconds of your time for the unique perspective it offers…like strapping a HERO Go Pro camera to a booster and getting it back.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences president to resign in resume scandal

At least she didn’t claim to be a Nobel prize winner.  Via Slashdot: “The 233-year old American Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced that its longtime President and Chief Executive, Leslie Cohen Berlowitz, has agreed to resign effective at … Continue reading

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Another uncertainty for climate models – different results on different computers using the same code

New peer reviewed paper finds the same global forecast model produces different results when run on different computers Did you ever wonder how spaghetti like this is produced and why there is broad disagreement in the output that increases with … Continue reading

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The IPCC has a real pack of trouble on its hands

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in the midst of finishing its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on the topic. Based on a series of content leaks, it … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – taxing sunlight

No, I’m not kidding. Truly, idiocy has no bounds. In Spain, they appear to have actually done this, with fines up to 30 million Euros for non compliance. The stupid, it sunburns. Air will be next. Breath tax. From MISH’S … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Craziness of the Week, Government idiocy | Tagged , , , | 134 Comments

Friday Funny – the walk of shame

Josh writes: Dana said in a tweet that I don’t ‘put any intelligent thought’ in my cartoons, see screen shot below. I guess that means he thinks they are clever! I will take that as a compliment.

Posted in 97% consensus, Humor, Satire | Tagged , , | 43 Comments

Dr. Willie Soon Guest Comment: ‘Is What I Say Beyond the Boundaries of Reasonable Discussion?’

Guest essay by Russell Cook Although I am no more than an ordinary citizen, my email address book reads like a “Who’s Who” list of skeptic scientists and speakers. Among them, I’ve had the privilege to exchange emails with Dr … Continue reading

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NOAA: Another ‘AGW caused heat wave’ is actually just natural variation

You may remember headlines like these last summer: With Blow-Out March Heat Wave, Meteorologist Masters Says ‘This is not the atmosphere I grew up with’ The 2012 Heat Wave: “Almost Like Science Fiction” | Popular Science Record Heat Wave Pushes U.S. Belief in Climate Change to 70% US … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperature and Anomalies Along the Projected Track of Tropical Storm Dorian

The National Hurricane Center announced the formation of Tropical Storm Dorian. So we’ll take look at the sea surface temperatures and anomalies along its projected storm track. See Figure 1. In it, I’ve also highlighted the coordinates of the region … Continue reading

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