Daily Archives: March 11, 2014

Death blow to Barycentrism: ‘On the alleged coherence between the global temperature and the sun’s movement’

People send me stuff. Tonight I got an email that contained a link to a paper that takes on the wonky claims related to barycentrism and Earth’s climate, specifically as it relates to Nicola Scafetta’s 2010 and 2012 papers. This … Continue reading

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Posted in Bad science | 170 Comments

The Future of Models

Guest essay by Nancy Green At the close of the 19th century physics was settled science. The major questions had been answered and what remained was considered window dressing. Our place in the universe was known: We came from the … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling | 162 Comments

Observing water vapor feedback during ‘the pause’

From AGU highlights, measurements from 2002 to 2009 show short term feedback still subject to short-term climate variability, long term feedback still in the realm of models. Measuring the effect of water vapor on climate warming Water vapor is a … Continue reading

Posted in feedbacks, Hiatus in Global Warming | 77 Comments

National Wildlife Federation ‘jumps the shark’ – claims school animal mascots are at risk for climate change

Egads!  The stupid, it burns like magnesium. And I thought the cannibal lobsters were bad. This is what I call parasitic messaging, they are hoping they will get some sort of mention in March Madness basketball related stories. – Anthony … Continue reading

Posted in NGOs, Ridiculae | 76 Comments

LED’s rule, twisty bulbs drool

Readers might recall I was an early adopter of LED lighting technology. Now it is getting even better. New LED light design offers less energy, more light LEDs are durable and save energy. Now researchers have found a way to … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Technology | 162 Comments

The Shindell climate sensitivity paper: another ‘GISS miss’

There was lots of breathless anticipation last week over the Drew Shindell paper on climate sensitivity, which was embargoed until 1800GMT on Sunday (see the embargoed PR from Nature here), but some people like Climate Nexus couldn’t help themselves and … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘warming causing lobster cannibalism’

Most idiotic climate claim ever? I’m pretty sure some people lay awake at night trying to come up with new ways to demonstrate that planet is going to hell in a handbasket. As I pointed out in Why climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Craziness of the Week | 95 Comments