Monthly Archives: October 2013

James Cameron decides to scare people about climate at Halloween

From the Department of amalgamated dumbasses who own mansions, comes this trailer via Newsbuster’s Noel Sheppard: Showtime announced last year that it had commissioned Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron to produce an eight-part series for the network designed to scare the … Continue reading

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Blind faith in climate models

WUWT reader Jim Cripwell writes in a comment I’m so annoyed with this…From today’s GWPF, I find http://www.thegwpf.org/uk-government-no-global-cooling-centuries/ I quote: “The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Baroness Verma) (Con): The UK government has made substantial … Continue reading

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New paper shows Medieval Warm Period was global in scope

Andrew Revkin writes: Michael Mann can’t be happy about this work. Here’s a chat with two authors of an important new Science paper examining 10,000 years of layered fossil plankton in the western Pacific Ocean. The paper finds that several … Continue reading

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New Primary GOES-R instrument will provide even better satellite imagery than Gore’s old ‘Triana’ satellite idea

Imager will provide greater detail to forecasters – video follows A key instrument that will fly on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R (GOES-R) spacecraft, NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, is cleared for installation on the spacecraft. The Advanced … Continue reading

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An ‘Uh Oh’ moment in Nature – IPCC Climate panel is ripe for examination

It is fitting this is published near Halloween time in Nature, because the IPCC is full of scare stories. IPCC: Climate panel is ripe for examination Mike Hulme & Martin Mahony Nature 502, 624  (31 October 2013) doi:10.1038/502624c Published online  … Continue reading

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New paper suggests the sun’s magnetic fields defines climate over the long term

Story submitted by Cornelis de Jager (past president ICSU;past pres. COSPAR) In a recent publication entitled Terrestrial ground temperature variation in relation to solar magnetic variability, including the present Schwabe cycle, Cornelis (Kees) de Jager and Hans Nieuwenhuijzen, from the … Continue reading

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

Sorry this is so late. The NCDC and GISS updates were delayed by the government shutdown. Because it is so late, it includes the September 2013 HADCRUT4 data from the UKMO. It’s so late I’ve already published the Preliminary October … Continue reading

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How long before we reach the catastrophic 2°C warming?

Guest essay by Neil Catto The other day I conducted a presentation using the UK CET, like I have on several occasions. Along with explaining it as the longest recognised instrumental record of historical temperature anywhere on Earth, it is … Continue reading

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IPCC sea level exaggeration

NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 319 by Vincent Gray, Wellington New Zealand Chapter 13 of the IPCC 5th WGI Report claims that sea level will rise by an amount between 0.26 to 0.97 metres by 2100 according to which of their … Continue reading

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Claim: El Nino events get more extreme as globe warms

From the University of New South Wales  and the “chicken or the egg” department comes this claim that El Niño events will increase in intensity. Meanwhile the milquetoast La Nada of the present continues. New method shows how historical ENSO … Continue reading

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How to Cure a Climate Change Denier

Here is a book with a twist – an eco gone rogue and self modified into a climate change “denier”. His experience parallels many, actually, including some of mine (though I’d never join Greenpeace, UPDATE: and now after having read … Continue reading

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Statistical Analyses of Surface Temperatures in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

Guest essay by Douglas J. Keenan Temperatures on Earth’s surface—i.e. where people live—are widely believed to provide evidence for global warming.  Demonstrating that those temperatures actually provide evidence, though, requires doing statistical analysis. All such statistical analyses of the temperatures … Continue reading

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Commonsense Climate Science and Forecasting after AR5

Guest Essay by Dr. Norman Page 1.The Demise of the IPCC and the CAGW Delusion. a) Overview. In the AR5 Summary for Policymakers the IPCC glossed over  the developing cooling trend in global temperatures and so lost the last vestige of … Continue reading

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Quite possibly the world’s dumbest Kickstarter project for climate

God help us. These “artistes” write: The scientific community can meet us in December when we bring the calendar to the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. This is the world’s largest gathering of Earth and space scientists: 20,000 of them … Continue reading

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Good news from NOAA: coral reefs can adapt to warming

NOAA is dialing back the alarm a bit with realizations that nature has equipped these organisms with adaptation strategies that have served them over the millennia. New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change … Continue reading

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WUWT: The newest entry on climate social media leaderboard

Welcome @wattsupwiththat: Straight in at #29 on @SustMeme Climate Change & Energy Top 500, with @solarcentury leaderboarded.com/release/107900— SustMeme Top 500 (@SustMemeTop500) October 29, 2013 The encouraging news is that WUWT is beating Andy Revkin’s “Dot Earth”, Climate Central, and “any … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Tuesday Oct 29th 2013

Bill McKibben’s crazy logic: He says wind is cheap as coal. Jo Nova says “so who needs a carbon tax then?” To which I say, fantastic. If wind power is as cheap as coal, we don’t need a carbon tax, … Continue reading

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IPCC Adjusts Model-Predicted Near-Term Warming Downwards

This is another post that illustrates and discusses just how poorly climate models simulate one of the most important climate variables: global surface temperatures. I’ve included a copy of this post in pdf format, linked at the end, for readers … Continue reading

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Sat imagery of Bushfires in New South Wales, Australia

From NASA: NASA’s Terra satellite detected dozens of bushfires continued raging in the Australian state of New South Wales, outside of Sydney. Sydney is the state capital and the most populated city in Australia.

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The big stink 93.9 million years ago – blame CO2

From the University of California – Riverside , and the department of sulfurous odors, comes this “it must be carbon dioxide” moment: “Also associated with this event are high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which are linked to … Continue reading

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