Author Archives: Anthony Watts

Svensmark’s Cosmic Theory and Cloud Cover Depictions in Little Ice Age Art.

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Correlation between sunspot numbers and global temperature was known for decades, but with no proven mechanism it was correctly set aside. That changed when Henrik different ways. Figure 2 is from “The Chilling Stars” … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate News, Cosmic rays | 15 Comments

An alternate theory for the terrestrial ice-age trigger

[Note: This essay discusses a theory that some people might consider as impossible, and it may very well be, even though there is some support for the idea that continental position plays a role in major ice ages. As seen … Continue reading

Posted in Earth | 82 Comments

Quashing frack-fights with fools

From the American Chemical Society How to avoid water wars between ‘fracking’ industry and residents The shale gas boom has transformed the energy landscape in the U.S., but in some drier locations, it could cause conflict among the energy industry, … Continue reading

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Hearing restoration with gene therapy – I knew this day would come

For me, this is a profound moment. It will be even more profound if many people can benefit from it. Some of you may know that I suffer about an 85% hearing loss, and even with powerful hearing aids I … Continue reading

Posted in Science | 140 Comments

Best Dana-dodge™, ever

You just have to laugh. After being taken to task yesterday on the removal of IPCC language that was done purely to bolster his own lame argument about how preventing global warming is the “cheap” option, Dana Nuccitelli responds to … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, IPCC | 48 Comments

Claim: Odds of storm waters overflowing Manhattan seawall up 20-fold, new study shows

I think I know a practical reason for this, which I’ll cover in a post later, but I’d like readers to weigh in first. From AGU: Newfound rise of storm tides by almost a foot since 1844 adds to risk … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate News, Sea level | 68 Comments

Alarmists are just now discovering ‘Dynamic Atolls’

From the “we told you so” department, WUWT Reader Paul Carter says in Tips and Notes: A new study shows that Pacific Islands are resilient to sea level changes. “Dynamic atolls give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise” … Continue reading

Posted in Sea level | 93 Comments

Some hype sorting on the claim that Asian pollution is intensifying Pacific Storms

Is Asian Pollution Intensifying Pacific Storms? Separating the Hype from Reality. By Cliff Mass The media over the past week have given a lot of play to a paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, extreme weather | 24 Comments

Climatologist Judith Curry levels both barrels against alarmist climate science

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin Alarmist claims: inference from incomplete, inadequate and ambiguous observations Climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry has recently posted a number of sharply worded essays providing stinging critical rebukes of assertions of climate harm by alarmists derived … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 96 Comments

Dana Nuccitelli’s lie of omission in the Guardian

In Bjørn Lomborg’s  latest oped: Global Warming’s Upside-Down Narrative Lomborg points out the following: The IPCC says unmitigated climate change will cost 0.2-2% GDP/year in 2070. The IPCC says climate policies in 2070 will cost more than 3.4% and likely much … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 50 Comments

New paper finds solar UV-B output is correlated to global mean temperature

Map of correlations suggest it may be affecting biomass and planetary albedo. From the Hockey Schtick: A paper published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution describes a new satellite dataset of solar UV-B radiation for use in ecological studies. According … Continue reading

Posted in Albedo, Biomass, Science, Solar | 86 Comments

Multi-million dollar global warming disaster epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ beaten in TV ratings by ‘Bob’s Burgers’ reruns

UPDATE: Showbuzz weighs in with an actual ratings number for “Years of Living Dangerously” and it’s mind blowingly low. Even this blog reached more people on Sunday. See below. Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” aired Sun, Apr 20, at 10:00 … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media | 119 Comments

Believers in global warming unchanged since 2001, 1 in 4 Americans don’t buy it at all

One in Four in U.S. Are Solidly Skeptical of Global Warming Nearly 40% are “Concerned Believers” in global warming, others are mixed by Lydia Saad, Gallup PRINCETON, NJ — Over the past decade, Americans have clustered into three broad groups … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 61 Comments

A speech from the president on Earth Day – with warming as the topic

While Dr. Roy Spencer reports on a number of politically incorrect cartoons about Earth Day, saying, “I mostly find Earth Day just plain annoying for the rank hypocrisy on display. A state-sponsored religious day of worship, along with all of … Continue reading

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Scientists with frickin’ weather control lasers in their heads

From the University of Central Florida ‘Dressed’ laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning UCF, Arizona researchers extend length of high-intensity laser with hope of stimulating showers The adage “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Weather | 51 Comments

Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

From Yale University, where that means that even though Earth 40-50 million years ago had a completely different arrangement of continents and climate, it still somehow will “underscore the potential for increased warmth at Earth’s poles and the associated risk … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Paleoclimatology | 56 Comments

Idiots on parade: Portland water bureau’s tenuous grasp of science

From ARStechnica and the stupid, it burns, department comes this ridiculous story of a bureaucrat gone off the rails. See the video that set off this pissing match below. The city of Portland, OR will empty a 38-million gallon reservoir … Continue reading

Posted in Government idiocy, Ridiculae | 124 Comments

Ouch. Corn biofuel could generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline

From the “we told you so back in 2010″ department and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue The fuel could generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline Lincoln, Neb., April 20, 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Biomass, Energy | 75 Comments

Tornado season so far may be the slowest in a century

While there continues to be wailing about how climate change is supposedly making the weather more extreme, Greg Carbin, the man in charge at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) sends along this graph and says: Likely the slowest start to … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, tornadoes, Weather | 50 Comments

Ice dating from Krypton

Here’s something useful that works like radiocarbon dating, but on ice. Since it is cosmic ray based, it makes me wonder if it could be used to reconstruct the cosmic ray record to test Svensmark’s theory of cosmic ray modulation … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Paleoclimatology, Science | 41 Comments