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The sad tales of the Wikipedia gang war regarding WUWT – ‘creepy and a little scary’

As we all know, Wikipedia has one major flaw in it’s design: it allows gang warfare. We see this in many political entries, such as the Wikipedia entries for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which are revised hourly, only to be be revised again by “gatekeepers”. See more here: The-ClintonObama-War-The-Battle-of-Wikipedia This illustrates the most basic…

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Why It’s So Hard to Convince Warmists

Social science provides a lot of useful insight as to why logic and data rarely convince warmists. Guest essay by Matt Manos Many of the posters and readers at WUWT have expressed frustration at convincing warmists. Using facts and logic seem to fall on deaf ears. There are some interesting social sciences theories on why…

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Climate Insensitivity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been wanting to [take] another look at the relationship between net top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiation changes on the one hand and changes in temperature on the other. As a necessary prelude, I finally have gotten round to an oft-postponed task, that of looking at the thermal lag in different areas…

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The Ethics of Climate Change

Calls for massive reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions ignore the impacts on the poor. Guest essay by Bob Lyman People who believe in the theory of catastrophic human-induced global warming claim that they want to “save the planet” and that this is the moral thing to do. They insist, however, that saving the planet…

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CIA climate research effort decommissioned

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Mother Jones reports that the CIA Medea programme, a climate research effort which involved providing civilian experts with access to classified information, is to be shut down. According to Mother Jones; The program was originally launched in 1992 during the George H.W. Bush administration and was later shut down during…

Illustration of increased trade winds in the Pacific and Indian Oceans during the recent warming hiatus, which enhanced the flow of ocean water through the Indonesian archipelago. This resulted in an abrupt increase of Indian Ocean heat content. Credit: Sang-Ki Lee

Uh, oh: Looks like Lewandowsky and Oreskes will be going after the AGU now for admitting the ‘hiatus’ exists

Given Lew and Oreskes latest admonition to scientists who use the word “pause” or “hiatus” it looks like they’ll be applying the “D” word to the entire AGU community of scientists any minute now. From the AGU website, EOS: Tracking the Missing Heat from the Global Warming Hiatus Despite indications that the Pacific Ocean is…

What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5°C? (answer: more than they can get support for)

From the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Limiting temperature rise by 2100 to less than 1.5°C is feasible, at least from a purely technological standpoint, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research…

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Claim: New evidence has linked Arctic warming with severe weather in countries including the UK and US.

From the University of Sheffield via Eurekalert: Professor Edward Hanna and PhD student Richard Hall, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography, are part of a select group of international climate scientists investigating links between Arctic climate change and extreme weather in the northern mid-latitudes. They have found that while it is too soon…

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Is NASA praying for a major U.S. Hurricane?

From NASA Goddard, video follows. It seems that when you don’t delve into the meteorological factors, “luck” seems to be the only explanation. In discussing this paper with hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue he tells me: …only looking at last 30-years is too short of time period to extrapolate anything about previous or next 30-years…

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I’m dead. Send flowers

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Recently my lovely wife and I visited a hotbed of British totalitarianism, Anglia Ruskin “University” at Cambridge, to gather evidence for the courts in connection with a death threat that the “University” and one of its students had made against me in the form of a widely-publicized tombstone with my…

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Oh noes! Exposure of US population to extreme heat could quadruple by mid-century

From the National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the Department of “ignored data in favor of modeled simulations” comes this claim from Trenberth’s mountain climate alarm lair. Only one problem: actual data on U.S. Temperature Extremes does not support the claim. See below. Interaction of warming climate with a growing, shifting…

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Claim: US West’s power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change – but environmentalism might be a bigger threat

From: Arizona State University TEMPE, Arizona — Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be “climate-proofed” to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University engineers. Expected increases in extreme heat and drought events will bring changes in precipitation, air and water temperatures, air…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #180

The Week That Was: 2015-05-16 (May 16, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Science and Scientism: One of the chosen ones for the political witch hunt, Steven Hayward wrote a short essay differentiating between the…

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Headline: “Indications Arctic May Become Temperate Zone”

This article was transcribed from a newspaper clipping sent to me, it predicts a long term dramatic change may be possible in the Arctic, describing “unheard of temperatures reported in the Arctic zone”. Further, reports indicate “great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones” indicating glacier retreat. The report goes…

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New Claims ‘Murky’ Global Warming Statistics Are ‘Guessed At’

Via the GWPF Date: 15/05/15 Levi Winchester, Daily Express Some surface temperature recordings used as the basis for global warming evidence are guessed at – including in the Arctic and Antarctic. The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), chaired by former Conservative chancellor Nigel Lawson, has recently launched an inquiry into the reliability of global surface temperature…

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Friday funny – The Shy Scientists

Josh writes: Roddy Campbell emailed me to say – The decent mass of scientific society, in a quiet but significant majority, getting on with it in a civilised and peaceful fashion in the library/laboratory/Antarctica/satellites/rain forest/literature, no shouting please, debating what works and what is right.  The righteous Union of Concerned Climate Hawks with their megaphones,…

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New Freeman Dyson Book: Dreams of Earth and Sky

Freeman Dyson has upset the green movement again, by reminding them that one of the world’s most renowned physicists is a climate skeptic. According to Dyson; What I would like to emphasize is that human actions have very large effects on the ecology, which have nothing to do with the climate. Carbon dioxide is what…

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The Temperature Field

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been mulling over a comment made by Steven Mosher. I don’t have the exact quote, so he’s welcome to correct any errors. As I understood it, he said that much of the variation in temperatures around the planet can be explained by a combination of elevation and latitude. He…

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April 2015 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly & Model-Data Difference Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through April 2015 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through March 2015—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS and UAH) through April 2015. INITIAL NOTES: I’m still using…