Monthly Archives: September 2013

Not only is the warming hiding in the ocean, it’s hiding in the future too

From the Carnegie Institution and the mind of Ken Caldeira, comes this “back to the future” style impossible to verify prediction (at least impossible now). Of course, in model-world and Hollywood, anything is provable possible. Climate change: Fast out of … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hotsheet for Monday Sept 30th, 2013

(Personal note – apologies for the light posting today, I’m overwhelmed with work, and exhausted from overwork – Anthony) The IPCC AR5 falls flat  Dr. Judith Curry has been making some heavy hitting commentary, we’ll lead with some of those: … Continue reading

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IPCC AR5 full final report released – full access here

From the IPCC website: Final Draft Note The Final Draft Report, dated 7 June 2013, of the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis was accepted but not approved in … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the Honorable John Kerry U.S. Secretary of State

September 30, 2013 The Honorable John Kerry Secretary of State Washington D.C. 20520 Dear Mr. Secretary: Your press release dated September 27, 2013 Release of the Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change clearly expresses your beliefs about … Continue reading

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To the IPCC: Forget about “30 years”

IPCC has never waited for 30-year trends, and they were right. Guest essay by Barry Brill Under pressure at a media conference following release of its Summary for Policymakers, AR5 WG1 Co-Chair Thomas Stocker is reported to have said that … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report | Tagged , | 119 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-09-28 (September 28, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: If an honest man is wrong, after demonstrating that he is wrong, he either stops … Continue reading

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August 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

I figured today would be a good day to post this, with David Rose’s article in the “Sunday Mail” Met Office proof that global warming is still ‘on pause’ as climate summit confirms global temperature has stopped rising. This post … Continue reading

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Hide The Decline

By Paul Homewood In an attempt to downplay the recent halt in global warming, the IPCC have claimed in their Summary for Policymakers that: As one example, the rate of warming over the past 15 years (1998–2012; 0.05  °C per … Continue reading

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The ironic impact of activists: Negative stereotypes reduce social change influence

WUWT reader “Carl” Submits this story: New research suggests people tend to hold negative views of political and social activists Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They don’t want to be … Continue reading

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The PowerHouse School Concept

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post, “Expensive Energy Kills Poor People” , I spoke of the women of Lesotho. In the comments someone asked what I would recommend that they do regarding electricity. For me, there are … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IPCC AR5 SPM – discussion thread

There’s so much to talk about in the IPCC AR5 report, and I have other obligations this weekend. So, it seems time for an open thread on the subject. A few starting thoughts: 1. It seems news coverage is rather … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Land versus Sea Surface Warming Rates

In Climate Models Fail, using a number of different datasets, I illustrated how the climate models used by the IPCC for their 5th Assessment Report could not simulate climate variables such as surface temperatures (land surface air, sea surface and … Continue reading

Posted in AMO, ENSO, Modeling | 69 Comments

‘97% consensus’ apparently doesn’t exist at the IPCC

Consensus? What Consensus? You’d think they’d be able to agree on this most important number. They did for AR4.

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Uh oh, a significant error spotted in the just released IPCC AR5 SPM

From the “(pick one: 90% 95% 97%) certainty department, comes this oopsie:

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Expensive Energy Kills Poor People

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Lesotho (pronounced “Leh – soo – too”), is a mountain fortress of a country, totally surrounded by South Africa. The people there, the Basotho (pronounced “Bah – soo – too), are tough as nails, and … Continue reading

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New IPCC Climate Report Already Obsolete

Guest essay by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger WASHINGTON, DC – The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today released the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the physical science volume of its Fifth Assessment Report. The … Continue reading

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IPCC Fails To Come Clean Over Global Temperature Standstill

IPCC’s Diversion Tactics Criticised The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is criticising the IPCC for its deliberate attempt to obscure the reality of an ongoing temperature standstill and its failure to come clean about the failure of its models.

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Reactions to IPCC AR5 Summary for Policy Makers

This is a bullet point collection of reactions as they come in, it will be updated throughout the day by adding new items to the list. It is also a sticky post – new stories will appear below this one. … Continue reading

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Josh on AR5 SPM

Josh writes: AR5 has landed and the press conference didn’t disappoint, it was laugh out loud at times.

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Sorry IPCC – How You Portrayed the Global Temperature Plateau is Comical at Best

NOTE: Please see the 2 updates at the end of the post. # # # The IPCC released their “approved” Summary for Policymakers for their 5th Assessment Report early this morning (eastern U.S. time), still in draft form. As far … Continue reading

Posted in Hiatus in Global Warming, IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report | 53 Comments

Discussion thread for IPCC live press conference webcast

Webcast of IPCC press conference STOCKHOLM, 24 September – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a press conference at 10.00 a.m. Stockholm time (4AM EDT, 1AM PDT) on Friday 27 September 2013 to present the Summary for … Continue reading

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Is There an Equine Version of Wind Turbine Syndrome?

While not much gets past WUWT, this story from Portugal has only recently gotten some press, well after its posting in March, and I think it warrants attention here.  While I don’t know much about horses, I’ve known several people … Continue reading

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Desperate times in climate alarmism

Computer models, scare stories and ad hominem rants underscore the alarmists’ desperation Guest essay by Paul Driessen Al Gore is in full attack model, employing his ridiculous “Climate Reality Project” to “Draw the Line on Denial,” even as he laid … Continue reading

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Almost Friday Funny – 5 answers from the IPCC on AR5

Josh writes: We are all very excited about the IPCC Summary for Policymakers coming tomorrow, Friday 27th September, but today we can reveal an exclusive pre-press conference handy crib sheet to all your questions. Yes, all of them. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Detecting the AGW Needle in the SST Haystack

Guest essay by Jeffery S. Patterson My last post on this site, examined the hypothesis that the climate is dominated by natural, harmonically related periodicities. As they say in the business, the critics were not kind. Some of the criticisms … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Sept 26th, 2013

From Steve McIntyre: Two Minutes to Midnight There is much in the news about how IPCC will handle the growing discrepancy between models and observations – long an issue at skeptic blogs. According to BBC News, a Dutch participant says that … Continue reading

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Study: The Late Cretaceous Period was likely ice-free

From the University of Missouri-Columbia COLUMBIA, Mo. – For years, scientists have thought that a continental ice sheet formed during the Late Cretaceous Period more than 90 million years ago when the climate was much warmer than it is today. … Continue reading

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Unwarranted Temperature Adjustments and Al Gore’s Unwarranted Call for Intellectual Tyranny

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University For researchers like myself examining the effect of local microclimates on the ecology of local wildlife, the change in the global average is an absolutely … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Climate data, PDO, UHI, Weather_stations | Tagged , , | 184 Comments

National Geographic rising sea level prophecy – cause for concern or absurd fairytale?

Guest essay by Prof. Don J. Easterbrook The September issue of National Geographic shows sea level midway up the Statue of Liberty, 214 feet above present sea level (Fig. 1) and contains dire images of impending catastrophic sea level rise. … Continue reading

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IPCC on acid – if they are virtually certain about ocean acidification, why does X-prize offer a reward for designing a proper ocean pH meter?

The IPCC writes in the “leaked” SPM It is very likely that oceanic uptake of anthropogenic CO2 results in acidification of the ocean. The pH 44 (see 7) of seawater has decreased by 0.1 since the beginning of the industrial … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, IPCC AR5 leak, IPCC AR5 Report, Ocean acidification, Oceans | Tagged , , , , , | 197 Comments

The WUWT Hotsheet for Wednesday, Sept 25th

Stephan Rahmstorf hatches an egg at RealClimate: What ocean heating reveals about global warming The heat content of the oceans is growing and growing. That means that the greenhouse effect has not taken a pause and the cold sun is … Continue reading

Posted in The WUWT Hot Sheet | 56 Comments

New Book by Bob Tisdale: “Climate Models Fail”

THANK YOU Many thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy of Climate Models Fail — and to those who are considering it.  And thank you, Anthony, for posting this here at WUWT! I’ve added an update to the end … Continue reading

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Climate campaigner David Suzuki doesn’t know what the climate temperature data sets are

During David Suzuki’s Q&A on Australian ABC-TV, and WUWT regular Bill Koutalianos puts the fruit fly guy on the spot. Video of the interview follows. Andrew Bolt writes: David Suzuki proves he’s pig ignorant about global warming The very first … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – the death of ‘Popular Science’ commentary

Apparently, the science was too popular, so what do these fools do? Alienate their readers of course:

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The reply to the ‘bad astronomer – Phil Plait’ that Slate.com refused to publish

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley Phil Plait, who goes by the name of the “bad astronomer”, has now written three articles in Slate attacking two of my columns in the Wall Street Journal on the topic of climate change. … Continue reading

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