Author Archives: John Goetz

Just Another East Coast Blizzard

Guest post by John Goetz I read Judah Cohen’s opinion piece in the New York Times yesterday and could not decide if he was being serious or not when he concluded “It’s all a snow job by nature. The reality … Continue reading

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GISS Step 1: Does it influence the trend?

Guest post by John Goetz The GISStemp Step 1 code combines “scribal records” (multiple temperature records collected at presumably the same station) into a single, continuous record. There are multiple detailed posts on Climate Audit (including this one) that describe … Continue reading

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And now, the most influential station in the GISS record is …

Guest post by John Goetz The GISS temperature record, with its various adjustments, estimations, and re-estimations, has drawn my attention since I first became interested in the methods used to measure a global temperature. In particular, I have wondered how … Continue reading

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GISS: World’s airports continue to run warmer than ROW

Guest post by John Goetz As noted in the previous post, GISS has released their monthly global temperature summary for June, 2009. This month’s whopping anomaly of 0.63C is once again much higher than that of RSS, UAH, and even … Continue reading

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Using the Dead to Fight AGW

by John Goetz In what seems to be a script straight from a Monty Python classic, the good folks of Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Spain seem to have found a rather novel use for the dead: as a tool … Continue reading

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GISS Releases (Suspect) October 2008 Data

by John Goetz Update: Thanks to an email from John S. – a patron of climateaudit.org – we have learned that the Russian data in NOAA’s GHCN v2.mean dataset is corrupted. For most (if not all) stations in Russia, the … Continue reading

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Can Oyster Art Curb Global Warming?

by John Goetz Here is an fun press release I ran across on prweb.com. If Ms. Haseltine is successful in her project, we might see more local produce on the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar menu. But will it actually … Continue reading

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St. Andrews Golf Course Doomed by Global Warming

Posted by John Goetz Speculation abounds that the St Andrews golf course in Scotland will disappear by mid-century – a scant 42 years from now – due to global warming. From theherald.co.uk. Water hazard: how global warming could sink St … Continue reading

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Haggis at risk from global warming

From the Now I’ve Heard Everything department. First it was polar bears, now it is sheep guts. The Telegraph.co.uk By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Haggis is at risk of dying out due to of global warming. The meat pudding is … Continue reading

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GISS Releases September 2008 Data

GISS (Goddard Institute of Space Studies) Surface Temperature Analysis (GISSTemp) released their monthly global temperature anomaly data for September 2008. Following is the monthly global ∆T from January to September 2008: Year J  F  M  A  M  J  J  A  S … Continue reading

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Kum Ba Yah

by John Goetz I just ran across the following news article from Pitchfork Media: Jarvis, Feist Sail to Arctic to Investigate Global Warming Laurie Anderson, Robyn Hitchcock, Martha Wainwright, and Ryuichi Sakamoto too! Feist, Jarvis Cocker, and a bunch of … Continue reading

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Global Warming causing Cannibalism

by John Goetz OK, I know the catchy headline and picture of Hannibal Lecter got you worrying a little about that neighbor of yours who is stocking up on fava beans and chianti. But the headline is misleading, as is … Continue reading

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Rubber Duckie

by John Goetz Rubber Duckie, you’re the one, You make bathtime lots of fun, Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you; Woo woo be doo From the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald: NASA uses rubber ducks to fight global warming September … Continue reading

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Adjusting Pristine Data

by John Goetz On September 15, 2008, Anthony DePalma of the New York Times wrote an article about the Mohonk Lakes USHCN weather station titled Weather History Offers Insight Into Global Warming. This article claimed, in part, that the average … Continue reading

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Global Warming to Shake Up Big Ten

Posted by John Goetz Jim Nichols of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote an article this past Tuesday (September 16) that has gotten the attention of Ohio State and Michigan fans around the country: Global warming could send buckeye trees to … Continue reading

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Piling On the Guilt

by John Goetz Kate Raworth of Oxfam International recently authored a 34-page report that began: “In failing to tackle climate change with urgency, rich countries are effectively violating the human rights of millions of the world’s poorest people.“ Kate goes … Continue reading

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GISS Global Temperature Dips in August

GISS (Goddard Institute of Space Studies) Surface Temperature Analysis (GISSTemp) released their monthly global temperature anomaly data for August 2008. Following is the monthly global ∆T from January to August 2008 Year J  F  M  A  M  J  J  A 2007 85 61 … Continue reading

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Fight Global Warming – Hand Wash Your Clothes

Posted by John Goetz From the Creative Ways to Tackle Global Warming files: It appears that the Australian Cotton Research and Development Corporation feels the need to develop an argument that cotton is a green alternative to polyester. According to … Continue reading

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‘Coimhtioch Gan Cuireadh’ have Irish in a Dander

Posted by John Goetz My lovely wife is Irish. She loves to talk, drink Guinness, and adores her motherland. I have to admit I love the place as well. We spent some time there just a few years ago and … Continue reading

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NOAA: China to Warm U.S. Heartland

Posted by John Goetz CNN had the following AP article on their website today. NOAA says that shorter-term pollutants from Asia may raise U.S. heartland temperatures by three degrees in about 50 years. WASHINGTON (AP) — Smog, soot and other … Continue reading

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Public Invited to Submit Essays, Photos for Online Global Warming Book

Posted by John Goetz I ran across the following announcement this morning: September 4, 2008 at The Union of Concerned Scientists website: Penguin Classics Joins the Union of Concerned Scientists in Call for a New Generation of Environmental Writers Penguin … Continue reading

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Arctic Hell in a Handbasket

Posted by John Goetz CNN posted an AP story tonight on their website regarding the separation in early August of a 19-square-mile ice shelf from Elsmere Island. It starts: TORONTO, Ontario (AP) — A chunk of ice shelf nearly the … Continue reading

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Calls for Geo-Engineering at the Royal Society

Several British scientists have apparently decided that geo-engineering is better than nothing. (Posted by John Goetz) Extreme and risky action the only way to tackle global warming, say scientists From The Guardian Monday September 1 2008 David Adam, environment correspondent … Continue reading

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Global Warming Destroying Dublin’s Infrastructure

More Signs of the Apocalypse (Posted by John Goetz) From the Belfast Telegraph, Sunday, 31 August 2008: Expert called in amid fears for O’ Connell Bridge Concerns are being expressed about the future of Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge. An independent expert … Continue reading

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Obese People to Blame for Accelerating Global Warming?

(Posted by John Goetz) Saturday, August 30, 2008 by: David Gutierrez NaturalNews.com The weight and consumption habits of the overweight and obese are worsening the pace of global warming, said two researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical … Continue reading

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Global Warming behind Austrian Encephalitis Case

More Signs of the Apocalypse From Medindia.com Posted online: Friday, August 29, 2008 at 2:48:25 PM Report Confirms Four Austrians Suffer Tick-borne Encephalitis from Cheese Medical experts confirmed on Thursday that four people recently fell ill with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) … Continue reading

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Brits Under Attack Due to Global Waming

From The Sun By VINCE SOODIN Published: 26 Aug 2008 TWO British schoolgirls cheated death after being stung by a lethal Portuguese Man O’War. Paddling Molly Purcell, ten, suffered toxic shock and gasped for breath after the tentacles of the … Continue reading

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Hanna Montana Gets In the Act

From the Business & Media Institute Disney’s New Hannah Montana Album Features ‘Global Warming Anthem’ Teen pop star sings ‘Wake Up America,’ warns the ‘earth is calling out,’ but admits she doesn’t know ‘what all this means.’ By Jeff Poor … Continue reading

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December 1986 – Irony

A guest post by John Goetz In my post December 1986, I presented a histogram showing the GISS estimate of December 1986 minus the actual for GHCN stations in Europe and Russia. As noted, GISS under-estimated December 1986 for this … Continue reading

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December 1986

A guest post by John Goetz Cross posted from Climate Audit After I posted GISS Spackle and Caulk, a number of commenters marveled at the symmetry of the histogram (GISS temperature estimate minus actual temperature). Some were dismayed that there … Continue reading

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GISS Spackle and Caulk

Guest post by John Goetz Cross posted from Climate Audit Earlier this year I did a post on the amount of estimation done to the GHCN temperature record by GISS before generating zonal and global averages. A graphic I posted … Continue reading

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Cedarville Sausage

A guest post by John Goetz [Update: I cross-posted this on CA and in the process added the brief discussion of night lights as well as made some minor text changes. I have reflected all of those changes here] In … Continue reading

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GISS Ts+dSST Numbers Are In

by John Goetz The GISS Ts+dSST numbers are in. June comes in at 26, continuing the downward trend at GISS and making it the seventh lowest anomaly this decade. Lots of history was rewritten by the June temperature, with 89 … Continue reading

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Climate Change – Who is allowed to opine?

Guest post by John Goetz A story appeared briefly yesterday on the CNN homepage titled Ruthless drought in West Timor puts children in crisis. There is no doubt that this particular drought – like so many throughout history – is … Continue reading

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Algal Fuels and Massive Scales

Guest post by John Goetz I keep an active watch of the news for progress being made in the areas of renewable and alternative energy sources. One area that has caught my eye is algal fuel (biofuel produced by algae). … Continue reading

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