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Blog Memo to John Hockenberry Regarding PBS Report “Climate of Doubt”

Guest post by Bob Tisdale Date: December 14, 2012 Subject: Sleight of Hand in PBS Frontline Report “Climate of Doubt” and Other Global Warming Discussions From: Bob Tisdale To: John Hockenberry cc: Fred Singer – SEPP Dear John: I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Frontline responds to complaints about Oct 23 “Climate of Doubt”: Here, the Rebuttal to Frontline that PBS Ombudsman Won’t Put Online

Note: I’m late getting this up, mainly due to most of Russel Cook’s emails at attachments going into the spam bin, then there was the last week when I just didn’t have any time beyond getting WUWT-TV on the air. … Continue reading

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“Climate of Doubt” online live chat right now

UPDATE: PBS Admits to a “mistake” on my point about Dr. Edward Teller’s signature see below… Live chat on now – join in  (ended, my two questions were ignored, as were many others.) The producer and host of the “Climate … Continue reading

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Why did PBS FRONTLINE electronically alter the signature of one of the world’s most distinguished Physicists in their report “Climate of Doubt’?

UPDATE: PBS admits to this as being a mistake, see below – Anthony Tuesday night as I watched the program, one of the documents on display during the interview with Dr. Fred Singer (who reporter John Hockenberry treated quite poorly … Continue reading

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Heartland comments on FRONTLINE ‘Climate of Doubt’

By Joe Bast – Executive director, Heartland Institute via press release OCTOBER 24 – On October 23, PBS’s “Frontline” program broadcast a special titled “Climate of Doubt.” The Heartland Institute had circulated a commentary prior to the program’s broadcast, which … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute Anticipates Unfair Treatment in Tonight’s PBS Frontline Special ‘Climate of Doubt’

Press release On Tuesday, October 23, PBS’s “Frontline” program will broadcast a special titled “Climate of Doubt.” It promises to go “inside the organizations” that helped turn the tide of public opinion, and then of elected officials, away from excessive … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Global Land Precipitation & Global Ocean Precipitation

We used NOAA’s CAMS-OPI satellite-era precipitation data in the post Model-Data Precipitation Comparison: CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Model Simulations versus Satellite-Era Observations. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to isolate precipitation data for land and oceans with that dataset at the KNMI Climate … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Greenland and Iceland Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

I’m always amazed when global warming enthusiasts announce that surface temperatures in some part of the globe are warming faster than simulated by climate models. Do they realize they’re advertising that the models don’t work well for the area in … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Scandinavian Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

UPDATE: I’ve added a comment by Marcel Crok to the end of the post. #### The climate models being used by the IPCC for their upcoming 5th Assessment Report show little skill at being able to simulate a number of … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Australia Land Surface Air Temperatures & Anomalies – not so ‘angry’ after all

UPDATE: Corrected Figures 2 through 6. UPDATE 2: Corrected the color-coding in the title block of Figure 4. (Thanks to blogger cassandraclub for noticing it.) UPDATE 3: I removed the word Anomalies from Figures 2, 3 and 4. And I’ve … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Alaska Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

Mainstream media and climate alarmist websites have been publishing a lot of nonsense about record and near-record surface temperatures in Alaska over the past few weeks. Near-record? Yup. Near-record. On June 25th, Sophia Rosenbaum penned the NBC News article Alaska … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperatures and Diurnal Temperature Range (DTR)

This may appear to be an awkward time to present a model-data comparison. This post will appear between two excellent post at WattsUpWithThat, both of which discuss the flaws in the IPCC’s use of the multi-model ensemble mean. One post … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Hemispheric Sea Ice Area

I discovered this climate model failure a while ago, but haven’t published a post about it because, if I were to compare the modeled and observed sea ice area for each hemisphere, I would need to make too many approximations … Continue reading

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On Hartmann and Wendler 2005 “The Significance of the 1976 Pacific Climate Shift in the Climatology of Alaska.”

Note: this is a companion article for the story: The Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg takes a fossil fueled trip to a remote Alaskan village to tell us recent global warming caused it to sink – but that’s not the cause   … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison with Trend Maps: CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Models vs New GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index

UPDATE: I’ve added graphs of the difference between the observations and the models at the end of the post, under the heading of DIFFERENCE. #### We’ve shown in numerous posts how poorly climate models simulate observed changes in temperature and … Continue reading

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CMIP5 Model-Data Comparison: Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

Guest post b y Bob Tisdale As we’ve seen in numerous model-data comparisons, there are few similarities between modeled and observed surface temperatures and precipitation.  See here, here, here, here, and here for examples.  We’ve compared satellite-era sea surface temperature … Continue reading

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Another Model Fail – (correction added)

CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Climate Models: Modeled Relationship between Marine Air Temperature and Sea Surface Temperature Is Wrong Guest post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE 2 (February 27, 2013): A problem was discovered with how the KNMI Climate Explorer had processed the MOHMAT … Continue reading

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‘Skeptical Science’ Misrepresents Their Animation “The Escalator”

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Apparently, one of the proudest achievements of the website SkepticalScience is their “Down the Up Escalator” gif animation. They prominently display it in their right sidebar. The intent of the animation is to show that … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human … Continue reading

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PBS Frontline climate change special cites bogus ‘consensus’

Guest post by Tom Harris Besides the obvious bias we have come to expect from most main stream media coverage of climate change, “Climate of Doubt“, aired Tuesday night on PBS’s Frontline, committed one serious mistake that can not be … Continue reading

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Here comes the PBS smear courtesy of Andrew Dessler

Sigh, it is the same old tired hateful argument from Dessler about tobacco. On the plus side is shows how desperate they are to have to resort to this garbage. [Full disclosure- both of my parents died prematurely from tobacco … Continue reading

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Reference: 450 skeptical peer reviewed papers

Andrew at Popular Technology has taken the time (quite a bit of it) to compile a list of papers that have skeptical views. It is reproduced in full here. My thanks to him for doing this. – Anthony 450 Peer-Reviewed … Continue reading

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