Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

Peter H. Gleick, ‘genius’

In a hilarious claim, Gleick proves once again his genius label is eclipsed by his own dogma. A couple of days ago I got pulled into the Twitter feed of Dr. Peter Gleick, we’ll get to that shortly. You know … Continue reading

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Great News from Greenland

Guest essay by Dr. Patrick J. Michaels I recently returned from a trip to Greenland’s Jokabshavn Glacier, which discharges more ice than any other in the Northern Hemisphere. Our route of flight from Reykjavik traversed the ice cap from about … Continue reading

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Hot weather and climate change – a mountain from a molehill?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times On Sunday, Death Valley temperatures reached 129oF, a new June record high for the United States, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at McCarran International Airport in Las … Continue reading

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U.N. World Meteorological Organization report pans the idea that severe weather and severe weather deaths can be linked to climate change

They say more complete datasets are needed. They also fail to mention “the pause” of global temperature during the decade of study, using only bar graphs to illustrate temperatures instead of trend lines, while at the same time state that … Continue reading

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How “Science” Counts Bears

Guest essay by Jim Steele, director emeritus, San Francisco State University The Inuit claim “it is the time of the most polar bears.” By synthesizing their community’s observations they have demonstrated a greater accuracy counting Bowhead whales and polar bears … Continue reading

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El Niño Research in the News

Is There an Improved Method of El Niño Forecasting? –And– There’s No Consensus About ENSO in Paleo-Studies AN IMPROVEMENT IN EL NIÑO FORECASTING? A recently published paper by Ludescher et al (2013) Improved El Niño forecasting by cooperativity detection (paywalled) … Continue reading

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New study using GRACE data shows global sea levels rising less than 7 inches per century

Finds sea levels have risen over the past 9 years [2002-2011] at a rate of only 1.7 mm/yr, equivalent to 6.7 inches per century, matching tide gauge data rates. The paper corroborates the NOAA 2012 Sea Level Budget which finds … Continue reading

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