Monthly Archives: March 2014

‘Behind the scenes’ of the new IPCC report with Stanford scientists

Via the Stanford University press room: Stanford’s Chris Field has spent five years leading a large team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the state and fate of the world’s climate. The hours were … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate News, IPCC | 181 Comments

Finding a common ground – a conversation with Dr. James Hansen on nuclear power

Dr. James Hansen’s reply to my question about Nuclear Power Guest essay by Eric Worrall A a few years ago, Anthony Watts posted a link “The Middle Ground where AGW skeptics and Proponents should meet up“. At AGU2013, Anthony asked … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, nuclear power, thorium power | 178 Comments

Despite IPCC doom report, this dataset of datasets shows no warming this millennium

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley HadCRUT4, the last of the five monthly global datasets to report its February value, shows the same sharp drop in global temperature over the month as the other datasets. Our dataset-of-datasets graph averages the monthly … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 169 Comments

Josh on the cloud of uncertainty, er, certainty over the IPCC WG II report

Now that the IPCC WG II report has been released, you can expect a full round of wailing and gnashing of teeth, because they are quite certain the world is going to thermageddon in a handbasket.

Posted in Humor, IPCC, Satire | 38 Comments

An attorney asks: Are Climate Skeptics Legally Liable for Criminal Negligence?

Guest essay by Roger E. Sowell, Esq. reposted with permission from Sowell’s Law Blog In the past month, several articles appeared calling for the jailing of those who provide financial support for research into climate science with an objective of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness | 170 Comments

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-03-29 (March 29, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: Any body of scientists that adopts pressure group tactics is endangering its status as the guardian … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News Roundup | 9 Comments

2014 Bloggies awards and “Climate Duplicitist of the Year”, the award goes to…

We report the winners of the 2014 Bloggies awards and “Climate Duplicitist of the Year”. Readers may recall the voting earlier on both contests, and now the results are in. First the Bloggies, as recorded on Twitter tonight:

Posted in Announcements | 104 Comments

The IPCC WGII report is out – now the screaming begins anew

Links to documents follow. Not so much fanfare now, since leaks pretty much revealed earlier that it’s alarmism on steroids. The always dependably worrisome Seth Borenstein, AP’s science reporter, sums up the alarmism quite well with this tweet: IPCC report: … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 149 Comments

Father of the ‘Gaia hypothesis’ James Lovelock: environmentalism has become a religion

From the Guardian, where I find it surprising they actually printed it: Scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis says environment movement does not pay enough attention to facts and he was too certain in the past about rising temperatures Environmentalism has … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | 54 Comments

A timed for IPCC report claim: Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat and dairy consumption

From the Chalmers University of Technology Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. On Monday 31 March the … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 89 Comments

HATE WEEK on the Climate Certainty Channel™

Apparently, being uncertain about climate certainty is a crime worth jail time What a week this has been. In preparation for the release of the IPCC Working Group II report, hate speech against climate skeptics seems to have ramped up … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Opinion, Satire | 209 Comments

Before you read the upcoming IPCC report, note this

The Working Group II IPCC report from the big shindig in Japan this week will be making headlines shortly, but take those headlines with a grain of salt. Richard Tol Pulls Out, Says IPCC Draft Report Alarmist Date: 27/03/14 Cheryl … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report | 91 Comments

When Did Anthropogenic Global Warming Begin?

By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts”: Note: This article builds upon a previous article, When Did Global Warming Begin?, which offers highly recommended background for this article. There appears to be some confusion as to when humans might have begun … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide, Land use land cover change, measurement | Tagged , , , , , , | 194 Comments

For ‘Earth Hour’ tonight, turn on your lights to celebrate the elevation of the human condition from darkness

(Update: see the trend graph I found on Earth Hour popularity below.) Otherwise, we celebrate living in North Korea: The Earth Hour stunt wants people to turn off their lights from 8:30-9:30PM local time. I plan on having our lights … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky co-author Mike Marriott, serial climate goof, strikes again

UPDATE 3/30/14 There is a dispute over a quotation made at  The Australian Independent Media Network between Mike Marriott and the author of a blog post that included a quote about Marriot made by AIMN we repeated here. Therefore, WUWT … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness | 21 Comments

Sea Water Level, Fresh Water Tilted

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Among the recent efforts to explain away the effects of the ongoing “pause” in temperature rise, there’s an interesting paper by Dr. Anny Cazenave et al entitled “The Rate of Sea Level Rise”, hereinafter Cazenave14. … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | Tagged , , , | 106 Comments

Lewandowsky’s UWA cohorts answer on data access is essentially ‘no, and hell no’

UWA Vice-Chancellor Refuses Lewandowsky Data Steve McIntyre writes: Over the past 15 months, I’ve made repeated requests to the University of Western Australia for a complete copy of Lewandowsky’s Hoax data in order to analyse it for fraudulent and/or scammed responses. … Continue reading

Posted in Stephan Lewandowsky | 53 Comments

IPCC admission from new report: ‘no evidence climate change has led to even a single species becoming extinct’

In 2007, the IPCC predicted that rising global temperatures would kill off many species. But in its new report, part of which will be presented next Monday, the UN climate change body backtracks. There is a shortage of evidence, a … Continue reading

Posted in Extinction, IPCC | 73 Comments

Latest admission from NSIDC on forecasting sea ice extent is a far cry from ‘Arctic death spriral’

Remember the famous claims about the ‘Arctic death spiral‘? It seems their language is a bit more realistically moderated now that they’ve blown a couple of forecasts. Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast, study says Will next … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 59 Comments

Now even Australia’s ABC is asking questions about the new IPCC report and why Dr. Richard Tol asked his name to be removed from it

h/t to WUWT reader Pat. We are witnessing the crumbling of the consensus mindset. Stern looked like a deer in headlights. Nicholas Stern is challenged by ABC’s Tony Jones on China/coal/renewables propaganda, and comes out looking very foolish indeed. The … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley’s new article in the WSJ – a dose of pragmatism about revelations from the new IPCC report

This will be a top sticky post for a day, new stories will appear below this one. Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm Even while it exaggerates the amount of warming, the IPCC is becoming more cautious about its effects. The … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, IPCC | 149 Comments

Watch the snowy and cold winter in the USA as time-lapse

A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. East Coast experienced a snowier than normal winter. The new animation shows the movement of storms from January 1 to March 24. … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, Snow, Weather | 12 Comments

More fun with ‘Coloring Reality’ and University of Maine’s CLIMATE REANALYZER™

Earlier, we talked about how NOAA NCDC made February look warmer by choosing some nice pastel colors for “below normal” temperature in the USA. Now, WUWT regular Chris Beal points me to the Arctic to look at sea surface temperatures, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Sea Surface Temperature | 64 Comments

Climate Alarm

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger In its new report on the risks from human-caused climate change, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sets climate science back rather than “advancing” it. The report, counterfactuallytitled “What We Know,” is more … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate News, Opinion | 47 Comments

Voting is open closed: ‘Climate Duplicitist of the Year’ award

Readers surely recall: Nominations are open for the first annual ‘Climate Duplicitist of the Year’ award.

Posted in Opinion | 122 Comments

Ninth International Conference on Climate Change

Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-9) to take Place in Las Vegas from July 7 to July 9, will feature world-famous scientists and writers, precede FreedomFest 2014 CHICAGO – Is the theory of man-made global warming still credible? Why … Continue reading

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Maybe the IPCC’s Modelers Should Try to Simulate Earth’s Oceans

UPDATE (April 6, 2014): I’ve added a link to a follow-up post about the cause of the observed C-shaped warming pattern in the Pacific. # # # The climate models stored in the CMIP5 archive are supposed to be simulations … Continue reading

Posted in AMO, Climate FAIL, ENSO, Sea Surface Temperature | 36 Comments

Coloring Reality with Climate Division Ranks

[Coloring (verb). Definition: to cause to appear different from the reality: Example: In order to influence the jury, he colored his account of what had happened] NCDC issued their February 2014 climate report, it looked like this: Source: The … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | 73 Comments

Coldest U.S. winter in a century

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The circumpolar vortex has put this season into the record-books. The United States has just gone through its coldest interequinoctial winter (equinox to equinox) in a century. Hat-tip to CFACT, which has just sent me … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, records, Weather | 135 Comments

With ENSO, chaos rules, models drool

A new paper in Nature from the Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, makes a somewhat surprising claim about predicting ENSO events. This is probably one of the shortest abstracts ever, but … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Modeling | 59 Comments

‘Warming Interrruptus’ – Causes for The Pause

By Dr. David Whitehouse The GWPF (video follows) Warming Interruptus What is the reason for the lack of warming observed at the surface of the Earth since about 1997? Many causes have been proposed, and with increasing frequency, but most … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Hiatus in Global Warming | 108 Comments

Marginal Parasitic Loss Rates

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There is a more global restatement of Murphy’s Law which says “Nature always sides with the hidden flaw”. Parasitic losses are an example of that law at work. In any heat engine, either natural or … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Radiation, Radiative Imbalance | Tagged , | 277 Comments

The Sierra Club might be surprised to learn that some of these emissions aren’t soot

Tom Nelson writes: Water vapor as “pollution”?: Sierra Club’s claims are based on opacity, which measures the thickness of emissions from a smoke stack by how much light passes through it. Readers will surely recall some of our stories about … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | 64 Comments

Stunning new first images available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite

Remote sensing of weather just got a lot more detailed and interesting NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched … Continue reading

Posted in Space, Technology, Weather | 22 Comments

When will climate feedbacks fully function? Not for millennia

 Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brencheley The splendidly-titled Alberto Zaragoza Comendador, commenting on my recent posting taking apart Mr. Mann’s latest fantasia in Scientific American, was startled by my statement that only half of equilibrium global warming would emerge … Continue reading

Posted in Climate sensitivity, feedbacks | 156 Comments