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The New Sunspot Data … and Satellite Sea Levels

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE: Upon reading Dr. Shaviv’s reply to this post, I have withdrawn any mention of “deceptive” from this post. This term was over the top, as it ascribed motive to the authors. I have replaced the term with “misleading”. This is more accurate since it describes the effect of the analysis…

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Obama May Finally Succeed!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For this post I’ve taken as my departure point a couple of very interesting graphs from over at Not A Lot Of People Know That. I’ll repeat them here: Interesting, no? But I’m a numbers guy, I wanted to actually analyze the results. Using the data from those posts and…

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Problems With Analyzing Governed Systems

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been ruminating on the continuing misunderstanding of my position that a governor is fundamentally different from simple feedback. People say things like “A governor is just a kind of feedback”. Well, yes, that’s true, and it is also true that a human being is “just a bag full of organic…

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Why Volcanoes Don’t Matter Much

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The word “forcing” is what is called a “term of art” in climate science. A term of art means a word that is used in a special or unusual sense in a particular field of science or other activity. This unusual meaning for the word may or may not be…

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Volcanic Legends Keep Erupting

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again, Anthony has highlighted a paper claiming that volcanoes have great power over the global temperature. Indeed, they go so far as to say:  From the reconstruction it can be seen that large eruptions, such as Mount Tambora in 1815, or clusters of eruptions, may result in a hiatus of…

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Cooking In New York

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been thinking about the idea of the urban heat island (UHI) as a result of my post on the bogus temperature “record” at Heathrow. The “urban heat island” refers to the fact that cities generally run warmer than the surrounding countryside. This is from some combination of the direct heat…

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Heathrow Hijinks

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again the Week In Review-Science Edition over at Dr. Judith Curry’s website brings up interesting news. It appears that the first of July was hot in the UK, and among others the airport at Heathrow set a record high temperature for the date.. This led to a bit of…