Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Josh-WUWT 2014 Climate Skeptics Calendar is now available

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Posted in Announcements | 50 Comments

Zombie comet ISON dies again

We discussed the ISON ISOFF again nature of comet ISON in this WUWT thread, now it looks like ISOFF again. From NASA’s Spaceweather.com (h/t Fernando): Comet ISON is fading fast as it recedes from the sun. Whatever piece of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 297 Comments

Schellnhuber hits the wall of reality: full stop

Pierre Gosselin writes: Europe Climate Policy Blows Engine…”Giant Failure” … Scientists “Failed Tricking Their Way Past Democracy” …”Mood Of Resignation” Good news! This is about one of the most damning pieces on the European climate movement I’ve read all year. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | Tagged , | 105 Comments

Climate, Stadium Waves, and Traffic Waves

In a recent paper, Marcia Wyatt and Judith Curry posited about “Stadium Waves” and climate, suggesting that the ‘stadium-wave’ signal propagates like the cheer known as “the wave” at sporting events whereby sections of sports fans seated in a circular or … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Hiatus in Global Warming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments

How a lay climate skeptic’s view can count on global warming

Putting Sir Isaac Newton on the right path Short story by Christopher Bowring When lay global warming skeptics point out to alarmists that the recent seventeen year period of steady global temperatures invalidates their climate models which predicted runaway global … Continue reading

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Study: lack of cloud physics biased climate models high

The Hockey Schtick brings this to our attention. It seems Dr. Roy Spencer was prescient with his observation: “The most obvious way for warming to be caused naturally is for small, natural fluctuations in the circulation patterns of the atmosphere … Continue reading

Posted in Climate sensitivity, clouds, Modeling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 102 Comments

Friday Funny – Sekrit Kidz Science

Today’s Friday Funny  from Josh is a double feature with the SkS kidz and the Royal Society, who seem to be acting like the kids when they demanded a secret meeting with The GWPF. Shhhh.

Posted in Humor, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , | 66 Comments

The Important Difference between Climatology and Climate Science

Why did the Royal Society need secret meetings? Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Recent events underscore problems with understanding climate and how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) achieved their deception. Comments about my recent article appreciated it … Continue reading

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On personal and professional weather stations

Please allow me a bit of self indulgence here. As some of you may know, the technology of measuring and displaying weather is my specialty. I operate a business in this area. Once a year, like many other merchants in … Continue reading

Posted in Weather_stations | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

The Guardian’s ‘ursus bogus’ moment

Dr. Susan Crockford writes: Regarding: Science self-corrects: bogus study claiming Roundup tolerant GMO corn causes cancer to be retracted This ratty story reminds me of the polar bear incident I just posted about this morning at PolarBearScience.

Posted in Polarbeargate | Tagged , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Comet ISON appears to be toast – goes “poof” in video, then comes back to life

Note: See updates below for the ISON ISOFF ISON nature of this comet that has everybody guessing. Picture at right also updated to reflect the new “zombie” status of this comet. Looks like ISON has disintegrated during its turn around … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Space | Tagged , , , , , , , | 324 Comments

Science self-corrects: bogus study claiming Roundup tolerant GMO corn causes cancer to be retracted

Whoo boy. This sounds like a familiar climate episode. Andrew Revkin tips me to this retraction of a paper that got screaming headlines worldwide, and says this along with the photo. (Warning don’t click “continue reading” while eating Thanksgiving dinner).

Posted in Agriculture, Peer review, Post-normal science, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | 124 Comments

New paper: climate models short on ‘physics required for realistic simulation of the Earth system’

I’m pleased to have had a chance to to review this new paper just published in the Journal of Climate: An Evaluation of Decadal Probability Forecasts from State-of-the-Art Climate Models Suckling, Emma B., Leonard A. Smith, 2013: An Evaluation of … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

From the University of Cambridge The subglacial lakes are the first to be identified in Greenland The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, discovered two subglacial lakes 800 metres below the Greenland Ice Sheet. The two lakes are each roughly … Continue reading

Posted in Greenland ice sheet | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Watch live updates on comet ISON

Way cool interactive website shows what is going on in real time…

Posted in Current News, Space | 66 Comments

A call to action – give #ClimateThanks

Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong… Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Humor, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , | 150 Comments

Video: Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming – Episode 1 – The Hiroshima Bomb Metric

With much fanfare from the faithful (a grand total of 15 comments as of this writing), SkepticalScience recently released their 4-Hiroshima-Bombs-per-second widget. Their claimed intent is to “raise the awareness of global warming”. Nonsense. Their intent is to scare people—children … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, James Hansen, Radiation, Radiative Imbalance | 99 Comments

CO2 in the air, CO2 in the seawater

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See updated graph] Inspired by some comments on another thread, I decided to see what I could find in the way of actual measurements of the amount of CO2 in the surface layer of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean acidification, Oceans | Tagged , , | 197 Comments

World agricultural output continues to rise, despite dire predictions of decline

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times The year 2013 has been a great year for global agriculture. Record world production of rice and healthy production of wheat and corn produced strong harvests across the world. … Continue reading

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Spectacular video: Comet ISON imaged from a Langrange point in space

NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, is monitoring Comet ISON as it approaches the sun. NASA’s twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft are parked in Langrange zones, known as the L4 and L5 Lagrangian points, each centered about … Continue reading

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Real pollution (not ‘carbon’ pollution) increases storm clouds

From the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: A common theme among climate alarmists is that the wrongly named ‘carbon pollution’ aka carbon dioxide, increases the frequency and intensity of storms. Observational data show that NOT to be true,  and this new study … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, clouds, thunderstorms, Weather | 26 Comments

A bunch of stuff I’ll bet you never knew about sea level

Joe Hanson (via a retweet from Gavin Schmidt)  tips us to an interesting video that gives some insight into the complexity of measuring sea level. A good use of 3 minutes follows. Watch.

Posted in Sea level | 67 Comments

A hilarious view of Climategate I’ve never read before

Scientific understanding and faith simultaneously on display:  ‘For climatologists, the search for an irrefutable “sign” of anthropogenic warming has assumed an almost Biblical intensity.’ – Fred Pearce, New Scientist, October 1996 This being near Climategate time, it is worth reflecting … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Lewis Black and George Clooney

Date: November 26, 2013 From: Bob Tisdale To: Lewis Black and George Clooney Subject: Human-Induced Global Warming Gentlemen: First, let me congratulate and thank you for your efforts in disaster relief and other charities. With that said, I’ve written to … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Celebrities on AGW | 110 Comments

Methane estimates from the Arctic double, but there’s no cause for alarm

From the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Study: Arctic seafloor methane releases double previous estimates The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published … Continue reading

Posted in Methane | Tagged , , , , , , , | 79 Comments

The ‘worse than we thought’ model

From ETH Zurich: Underestimated future climate change? 25.11.2013 | Fabio Bergamin New model calculations by ETH researcher Thomas Frölicher show that global warming may continue after a stoppage of CO 2 emissions. We cannot rule out the possibility that climate … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Climate sensitivity, Modeling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 108 Comments

2013: slowest Atlantic hurricane season in 30 years

A couple of days ago, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. updated his famous graph of hurricane drought, and despite some ribbing from me on what could happen in May 2014, has confidently extended the drought out to the start of the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, hurricanes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

The 4hiroshimas app – propaganda of the worst kind

The kidz at Skeptical Science (SkS) have made fools of themselves again, creating an app that is not only morally wrong, but the clearest case of science propaganda disguised as climate information I’ve ever seen. First, one wonders what the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 115 Comments

Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham takes on climate science at Warsaw

Walt Cunningham, on video, follows. There are few people on Earth as carefully vetted, as rigorously trained and as highly respected as America’s Apollo astronauts.  They risked their lives in advance of science on behalf of all mankind.

Posted in Climate News | Tagged , , , | 64 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-11-23 (November 23, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Our freedom to doubt was born out of a struggle against authority in the early … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News Roundup | 19 Comments

China’s “Emission Cuts” Not What They Seem

By Paul Homewood http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-11/21/content_17120968.htm “and make sure that the commitment of reducing CO2 emission per unit of GDP by 40-45% by 2020 from 2005 level is fulfilled” We often hear claims that China are moving much faster than the West … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 82 Comments

Are the ‘climate will affect sports stadiums’ claims of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse the dumbest ever?

An examination of the data suggests “quite possibly”. You can read the press release from the Senator’s office here. From CNS News video: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) warns sports stadiums are at risk from the “sea level rise effects of … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Sea level | Tagged , , , , , , , | 101 Comments

The IPCC goes for video bling (and CGI enhanced doom)

From the YouTube description: The IPCC has produced a video on its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The first part on the Working Group I contribution to AR5 is now available. The other parts will be released with the successive approvals … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 114 Comments

On data losses -vs- geography in Cowtan and Way 2013: data dropout may account for most of the recent observed differences

At Climate Audit, Roman M. has a very interesting analysis that shows the surface grid cell losses from HadCRUT4 in C&W. It hones in on the issue of why the temperature differences from 2005 are much more significant than the … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Arctic, Cowtan & Way, Sea ice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 57 Comments

Is Greenpeace facing its Warsawgrad?

Guest opinion by Fred F. Mueller In large-scale wars, there are sometimes prolonged periods of fierce clashes with neither side being able to place the decisive blow that will ultimately tilt the balance in its favor. Then all of a … Continue reading

Posted in COP conferences, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , | 123 Comments