Daily Archives: January 20, 2014

Australian heatwaves are nothing new

Guest essay by Viv Forbes No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming. They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”. In the great heatwave of 1896, with nearly 200 … Continue reading

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Posted in heat wave, Weather | 151 Comments

The Iditarod on 12,000 calories a day

Extreme cold in Alaska makes the race even more challenging – and dangerous Guest essay by Paul Driessen This winter’s record Midwestern freeze made any outdoor activity a real challenge. It also made us appreciate modern housing, heating, transportation and … Continue reading

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Who knew? Plants are ‘heavy water’ rain gauges

From the GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre  and the Varved D2O department: The water cycle amplifies abrupt climate change The role of the hydrological cycle during abrupt temperature changes is of prime importance for the actual impact of climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Paleoclimatology, Rainfall | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments

No Clue Haiku – Temp Rise Past Due

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. Oceanographer Gregory Johnson, Lead Author of the IPCC AR5 chapter on marine measurements, has summarized the entire 2,200 pages in 19 nicely illustrated haiku. Haiku is an artful Japanese writing form with a 5-7-5 cadence. Here … Continue reading

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The Climate Dichotomy: A Scientific Not A Political Difference

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Attempts to understand climate are stalled. The standstill parallels the pre-Copernican state when the Ptolemaic model had held sway for 2000 years but no longer fit the data. The Catholic church perpetuated Ptolemy similar … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Climate News, Opinion | 72 Comments

Our Climate Models Are Aglow with Whirling, Transient Nodes of Thought Careening through a Cosmic Vapor of Invention

UPDATE: Even Trenberth is critical of the Cai et al. (2013) study. See the update at the end. # # # My apologies to the writers of Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles for the title of the post. Hedley Lamarr: My … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate FAIL, ENSO | 102 Comments