Author Archives: Anthony Watts

Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

Story submitted by Eric Worrall Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station. About these ads

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Posted in Antarctic, records | 161 Comments

NYT: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism While alarmists try to enshrine climate scientists as pure and unbiased, those familiar … Continue reading

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The PNAS ‘old boys’ club’: NAS members can ‘choose who will review their paper’

Hot of the heels of the busted “Peer Review Ring” we have this from Nature News: In April, the US National Academy of Sciences elected 105 new members to its ranks. Academy membership is one the most prestigious honours for … Continue reading

Posted in Peer review | 54 Comments

Rasmussen Poll: 63% say the debate about global warming is not over, 60% pan BBC’s decision to exclude skeptics

From Rasmussen Reports: Voters strongly believe the debate about global warming is not over yet and reject the decision by some news organizations to ban comments from those who deny that global warming is a problem.

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Claim: Climate change may bring more kidney stones – but the Tasian et al. paper lacks proper controls

From the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  Something that I consider to be more than a stretch, and possibly conflated junk science, especially since I’ve suffered kidney stones myself and live in a place with summer temperatures that average well over … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Bad science | 68 Comments

Study provides new approach to forecast hurricane intensity

From the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science UM Rosenstiel School scientists offer new information to help improve tropical storm forecasting MIAMI – New research from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 13 Comments

More challenges to EPA’s objectivity in its GHG endangerment findings.

More on the story of the EPA being challenged as to its objectivity in its GHG endangerment findings. Ashley Thorne, Executive Director, National Association of Scholars, writes in an email: After the EPA stonewalled international trade lawyer Lawrence Kogan’s FOIA … Continue reading

Posted in EPA | 67 Comments

‘Peer review ring’ – busted

From the Washington Post: Every now and then a scholarly journal retracts an article because of errors or outright fraud. In academic circles, and sometimes beyond, each retraction is a big deal. Now comes word of a journal retracting 60 … Continue reading

Posted in Peer review | 84 Comments

‘Unusual weather we’re having, aint it?’

The title of this post is a famous quote from the cowardly lion in the 1939 movie the Wizard of Oz. Readers may remember this film was one of the very first to show “climate disruption” manifesting itself as extreme … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Rainfall, records, Weather | 78 Comments

Aussie Carbon Tax Repeal Defeated – For Now

Palmer United Party Playing Politics Story submitted by Eric Worrall The Australian Abbott Government’s attempt to repeal the Carbon Tax has been defeated, for now, after senators from the Palmer United Party and the Motoring Enthusiasts Party decided to side … Continue reading

Posted in carbon tax | 51 Comments

BBC’s gag order on climate skeptics is likely to backfire if history is any guide

Story submitted by Eric Worrall. The BBC, the UK Government Broadcaster, has banned former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson from appearing on BBC programmes to talk about climate change. According to a spokesman for the BBC, a series of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, media | 116 Comments

Curbing CO2 is futile, according to study

Global climate deal won’t stop dangerous warming – study Source: Reuters – Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:24 GMT LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – Even if governments strike a pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions next year, they will still exceed … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon dioxide | 66 Comments

Study: Sharks can handle climate change in the Arctic

From the University of Chicago and the “I didn’t know Jaws lived near the North Pole ” department: Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change A new study shows that some shark species may be able … Continue reading

Posted in Paleoclimatology | 78 Comments

Day-Three Live Stream of International Climate Conference Features Lifetime Achievement Award to S. Fred Singer

Skeptic Conference Ends with Discussions of Latest Science Challenging UN Reports, Recognition of Professional Courage and Honesty LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2014)— Today, the last day of the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change(ICCC9), will include the presentation of the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 62 Comments

Science, Engineering, and other related jokes

People send me stuff. This list of 20 intelligent jokes with a smattering of science and engineering jokes is worth sharing. Some won’t get all of them, for example, I have no idea what #1 is about…the rest, are just … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 265 Comments

Record levels of solar ultraviolet measured in South America

From Frontiers A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany has measured the highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary UV fluxes, observed in the Bolivian Andes only 1,500 miles from the equator, … Continue reading

Posted in Solar | 88 Comments

Solar Notch-Delay Model Released

Readers may recall the contentious discussions that occurred on this thread a couple of weeks back. Both Willis Eschenbach and Dr. Leif Svalgaard were quite combative over the fact that the model data had not been released. But that aside, … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling, Solar | 633 Comments

Day-Two Live Stream of #ICCC9 features founders of Greenpeace and The Weather Channel

Patrick Moore, John Coleman Deliver Morning Keynote Addresses to Kick Off Day of Panel Discussions, Award Presentations LAS VEGAS — Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore and The Weather Channel founder John Coleman open Day Two of the Ninth International Conference on … Continue reading

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Claim: wind change around Antarctica may hasten sea level rise

New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated. Changes to Antarctic winds have already been linked to southern Australia’s drying climate but now it appears they … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 85 Comments

IPCC must consider alternate policy views, researchers say

From Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs In addition to providing regular assessments of scientific literature, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process (IPCC) also produces a “Summary for Policymakers” intended to highlight relevant policy issues … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | 32 Comments

NASA satellites see Neoguri grow into a super typhoon

From July 4 to July 7 Tropical Cyclone Neoguri strengthened from a tropical storm into a supertyphoon. NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites passed over the rapidly intensifying storm and provided forecasters with visible, infrared and microwave data on the powerful … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Weather | 31 Comments

ISEE-3 Update: Trajectory Correction Maneuver

Dennis Wingo writes: As many of you know, last week we fired the thrusters on ISEE-3 to do a spin-up burn. Before the burn (actually 11 pulses on the spacecraft’s hydrazine thrusters) the spin rate of ISEE-3 was 19.16 rpm. … Continue reading

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Full house at #ICCC9

UPDATE: opening remarks posted below. Earlier today I posted a photo showing this auditorium before the conference. It was empty then. Now it is a full house with over 600 attending. Live video feed will start soon:

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#ICCC9 climate conference starts tonight

This is the main room for the ICCC 9 Conference. I’m told that over 500 possibly near six hundred people or more have registered and the conference starts tonight at 5 p.m. Pacific time. Details follow.

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Quote of the Week: Details that could throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them. You must do the best you can – … Continue reading

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Big Trees: a new look at growth factors

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Last week I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Dr. Seth Bigelow, previously of the US Forest Service and currently doing original Forest Adaptation Research at the Huyck Biological Research Station near Rensselaerville, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 55 Comments

The 2014 El Niño is looking more and more like a bust

Peru says El Niño threat over, waters cooling and fish returning LIMA (Reuters) – The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO | 138 Comments

Fireworks like you’ve never seen them before: a drones-eye view

I was so entertained by this, I thought it would be worth sharing for WUWT readers. Imagine flying a drone with an HD camera through a fireworks display. Guaranteed to leave a smile on your face for the sheer novelty … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things | 86 Comments

The hail in Spain falls at levels that are insane

A foot of hail in Spain. Surely Bill McKibben will be on the case to find some connection to global warming/climate change/climate disruption. Watch the video.

Posted in extreme weather | 34 Comments

Quakes, Fracking, Hysteria, and Energy Independence

From Cornell University , another one of the numerous studies that tries to make fracking (via wastewater products) look bad because it is claimed to cause small earthquakes as far as 30km away, which seems more than a bit of … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Fracking, natural gas, petroleum | 113 Comments

Practicing the Dark Art of Temperature Trend Adjustment

Did Federal Climate Scientists Fudge Temperature Data to Make It Warmer? Ronald Bailey of Reason Magazine writes: The NCDC also notes that all the changes to the record have gone through peer review and have been published in reputable journals. … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Corrections, NCDC, NOAA, Opinion | 113 Comments

Idiot news of the week suggests ‘Don’t go to a National Park because climate will ruin your holiday’

I’m subscribed to some of the daily doom sheets, to see what sort of alarm is being raised on a daily basis. The one that arrived this morning was particularly idiotic, and deserves some attention for that exceptionalism.

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Respectful Debate and Skeptical Voices Do Make a Difference

Penguin Expert’s Reply to Blinded by Beliefs: The Straight Poop on Emperor Penguins: Update by Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism In a recent … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic | 58 Comments

Track Hurricane Arthur live

Latest radar images and tracking maps: 

Posted in Weather, hurricanes | 33 Comments

New imagery of Arthur

International Space Station Captures Image of Arthur Looking out the window of the International Space Station, astronauts spotted a sprawling mass of clouds. The clouds were just beginning to take shape as the first tropical storm of the 2014 season … Continue reading

Posted in Weather, hurricanes | 9 Comments