Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

Remember the Arctic cyclone that busted up sea ice in 2012? It seems such storms are more common than previously thought

News media back then seemed to think this was a new thing, and downplayed the role of the cyclone is breaking up sea ice, preferring to attribute it to the omnipotent global warming. Apparently it’s just business as usual for … Continue reading

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Posted in Arctic, Climate News, Sea ice, Weather | 34 Comments

Washington D.C. not only a source of hot air, but now “planet killing methane” too,

Apparently, it isn’t just the Arctic that has a ticking methane bomb, there’s actually explosive levels in Washington D.C. recorded. From Duke University and the “there must be a joke in here somewhere department”: 5,900 natural gas leaks discovered under … Continue reading

Posted in Methane | 68 Comments

NOAA “state of the climate” report: Contiguous US average temperature plummeted 2.9F in 2013

Hmmm, “the pause” seems to be stronger in the USA. Compare these two years. NCDC 2012 Overview: In 2012, the contiguous United States (CONUS) average annual temperature of 55.3°F NCDC 2013 Overview: In 2013, the contiguous United States (CONUS) average … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 50 Comments

Yale: Global warming on the out with Americans

They should redo the poll now after people have a chance to read the latest article in Nature, where even Trenberth conceded natural cycles are playing a big role, big enough to override the posited global CO2 control knob for … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Opinion | 77 Comments

The journal Nature embraces ‘the pause’ and ocean cycles as the cause, Trenberth still betting his heat will show up

From the “settled science” department. It seems even Dr. Kevin Trenberth is now admitting to the cyclic influences of the AMO and PDO on global climate. Neither “carbon” nor “carbon dioxide” is mentioned in this article that cites Trenberth as … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, PDO, Trenberth's missing heats | 419 Comments

CERES Satellite Data and Climate Sensitivity

Guest essay by Ken Gregory See abstract and PDF version here. The determination of the global warming expected from a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), called the climate sensitivity, is the most important parameter in climate science. The Intergovernmental … Continue reading

Posted in Climate sensitivity | 133 Comments