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

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-09-28 (September 28, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP ( 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

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’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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