Daily Archives: January 21, 2014

The man behind ‘climate nuremberg’ explains why he thinks ‘sensationalizing’ climate claims is justified

Elevated from a comment left on WUWT about the Quote of the Week – sensationalizing for the greater good.  See note below. Brad Keyes climatenuremberg.com Submitted on 2014/01/21 at 9:57 pm As the poster of the “astonishing statement,” I have … Continue reading

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Posted in Alarmism | 145 Comments

Sunspots and Sea Level

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I came across a curious graph and claim today in a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Here’s the graph relating sunspots and the change in sea level: And here is the claim about the graph: Sea level … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, Consensus | Tagged , , , | 381 Comments

‘Made in China’ – US air pollution tied to exports

Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific is often caused by manufacturing of goods for export to the US and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and others. Study finds blowback causes extra day per year of ozone smog … Continue reading

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Study: Electric vehicles have little impact on US pollutant emissions

A new study from North Carolina State University indicates that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles by 2050 would not significantly reduce emissions of high-profile air pollutants carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides.

Posted in Energy, Environment, Technology | 68 Comments

The Inventor of the Global-Warming ‘Hockeystick’ Doubles Down

Professor Michael Mann, if you see something, say something – or maybe just keep your mouth shut Guest essay by  Dr. Fred Singer Professor Michael Mann, the inventor of the Hockeystick temperature graph, had a contentious editorial essay in the … Continue reading

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion | Tagged | 134 Comments

Senior meteorologist on extended USA cold blast to last past Groundhog day: ‘WOW F..ing WOW’

Top post for a day or two, new posts will appear below this one. Normally quiet and reserved WeatherBell senior forecaster Joe D’Aleo (co-founder of the Weather Channel with John Coleman) almost never writes (email subject lines) like this. When … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, Forecasting, Weather | 211 Comments

The FOIA coping response in climate scientists

Guest essay by Chris Horner The curiously titled article, “Climate scientists, facing skeptics’ demands for personal emails, learn how to cope”, in today’s E&E News “ClimateWire” http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2014/01/21/stories/1059993161 (paywalled), is characteristic of a recent uptick in the campaign to discourage universities … Continue reading

Posted in FOI | Tagged , | 26 Comments

Quote of the Week – sensationalizing for the greater good

Susan Crockford writes …commenter Brad Keyes at The Conversation defends the use of the “Ursus bogus” image with this astonishing statement:

Posted in Alarmism, Quote of the Week | Tagged , , , | 141 Comments

How the American Meteorological Society Justified Publishing Half Truths

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Background: In 2000, the Bulletin of the Meteorological Society published “Impacts of Extreme … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science | Tagged , , , , | 41 Comments

#spiritofmawson fiasco leader gets award for ‘excellence’

The Australian Academy of Science has announced their 2014 HONORIFIC AWARDS FOR SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE The description reads: Academy Medal: for contributions to science by means other than the conduct of scientific research. Hmmm, that actually seems appropriate, since his tourist … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae | 75 Comments

Setting the record straight on ‘the cause of pause in global warming’

Guest essay by Don J. Easterbrook, Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University Last week in my post ‘‘The cause of pause in global warming,” I presented data showing that the lack of global warming was not the ‘biggest mystery in … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, PDO | Tagged , | 172 Comments

The Scientific Method and Climate Science

Guest essay by Dr. Vincent Gray Science is supposed to take place by the use of the “Scientific Method” defined in the following way.

Posted in Science | 106 Comments