Category Archives: Climate FAIL

Greens go by air: Internal food fight over excutive response to airplane travel at Greenpeace – firings demanded

People send me stuff. An entertaining row has emerged over the behavior of the director of Greenpeace International Program, Pascal Husting, and the Greenpeace  International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo.  It seems they are both are in hot water over airplanes … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate FAIL, NGOs | 166 Comments

The Washington Post verifies ‘the pause’ in global warming

Jason Samenow sends word of a new article in WaPo that does some of the same sort of surface temperature analyses we see right here on WUWT. Seeing what a good job Matt Rogers did in his defense against claims … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Hiatus in Global Warming | 217 Comments

The Guardian tries to claim global warming sank the Titanic – research says the exact opposite

Kate Ravilious makes this nutty claim at The Guardian: But in fact the catastrophe may have been set in motion by a warm, wet year over Greenland in 1908, resulting in greater snow accumulation. Writing in the journal Weather, Grant … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Climate FAIL, Greenland ice sheet, Ridiculae | 77 Comments

The big list of failed climate predictions

Reader “Sasha” responding to Jeff Alberts in comments provided a large list that I thought was worth sharing. Submitted on 2014/04/02 at 8:37 am The question wasn’t “what do people think is caused by global warming”, but “what was predicted … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL | 121 Comments

Maybe the IPCC’s Modelers Should Try to Simulate Earth’s Oceans

UPDATE (April 6, 2014): I’ve added a link to a follow-up post about the cause of the observed C-shaped warming pattern in the Pacific. # # # The climate models stored in the CMIP5 archive are supposed to be simulations … Continue reading

Posted in AMO, Climate FAIL, ENSO, Sea Surface Temperature | 36 Comments

Oh Noes! Salamanders shrinking due to climate change

A video of this press release follows. Here’s a screen cap from it. CLEMSON, S.C. — Wild salamanders living in some of North America’s best salamander habitat are getting smaller as their surroundings get warmer and drier, forcing them to … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, Climate FAIL, Modeling | 99 Comments

Global warming dud predictions on the Great Barrier Reef

Andrew Bolt asks in his column – Why won’t other journalists tackle Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, too? Maybe such dud predictions should be called “claimet change” for all the failed claims? – Anthony by Andrew Bolt THE ABC was among the first … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Climate News, Oceans | 60 Comments

Friday Funny – Great moments in Environmentalism: the ‘2 million’ KXL comments – real or fake?

UPDATE: Bill McKibben doesn’t seem to want to address the question. See below. Earlier today, 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben tweeted this: [Source: http://twitter.com/billmckibben/status/442052998324551680 ] Tom Nelson asked about those boxes and the environmental impact to which I replied:

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Climate FAIL, Environment, Humor, Satire | 186 Comments

Great moments in climate protests: 350.org KXL wackadoodles get themselves arrested to get out of freezing cold rain

Current weather in Washington, DC: Rally organizers peg the number arrested at around 400. Buses were brought in to cart away those who’d been arrested. Here’s a look at some hilarious photos from the protest. I like the one about … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Climate FAIL | 86 Comments

Cowtan and Way (2013) Adjustments Exaggerate Climate Model Failings at the Poles and Do Little to Explain the Hiatus

We’ve already discussed Cowtan and Way’s infilling of HADCRUT4 data in the post On Cowtan and Way (2013) “Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends”. The paper is available here. In that earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Cowtan & Way, Modeling, UKMO HADCRUT4 | 82 Comments

Our Climate Models Are Aglow with Whirling, Transient Nodes of Thought Careening through a Cosmic Vapor of Invention

UPDATE: Even Trenberth is critical of the Cai et al. (2013) study. See the update at the end. # # # My apologies to the writers of Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles for the title of the post. Hedley Lamarr: My … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate FAIL, ENSO | 102 Comments

2013 Was Not A Good Year For Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Climate Warming Change Disruption Weirding Ocean Acidification Extreme Weather, etc.

Image Credit: European Space Agency – CryoSat By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” For anyone keeping track, 2013 has not been a good year for those who propagate the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) Narrative, also know by a litany … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Forecasting, Hiatus in Global Warming, hurricanes, measurement, Sea ice, snowfall, Specific Humidity, Temperature, tornadoes | Tagged , , , , | 69 Comments

Questions Policymakers Should Be Asking Climate Scientists Who Receive Government Funding

Even before the study of human-induced global warming became fashionable, tax dollars had funded a major portion of that research. Government organizations continue to supply the vast majority of the moneys for those research efforts. Yet with the tens of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Modeling | 31 Comments

November 2013 Russian “Hotspot” – Alarmists Are Overlooking Something

UPDATE: Corrected the typo in Figure 3. 1988 now correctly reads 1989. # # # There’s lots of blogosphere chatter about the warm temperatures in Russia in November 2013. In their global State of the Climate Report this month, NOAA … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, NCDC | 106 Comments

Ooops – Met Office decadal model forecast for 2004-2014 falls flat

‘The Pause’ claims another victim. Source: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:2004/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:2004/trend:2004 Paul Matthews writes: The skillful predictions of climate science Smith et al (2007): 0.3°C in 10 years In 2007, a team of climate scientists from the UK Met Office led by Doug Smith wrote a … Continue reading

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IPCC Adjusts Model-Predicted Near-Term Warming Downwards

This is another post that illustrates and discusses just how poorly climate models simulate one of the most important climate variables: global surface temperatures. I’ve included a copy of this post in pdf format, linked at the end, for readers … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, IPCC AR5 Report | 51 Comments

Will Global Warming Increase the Intensity of El Niño?

FIRST CLIMATE MODELS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SIMULATE EL NIÑO AND LA NIÑA PROCESSES—CAPABILITIES THEY CONTINUE TO LACK AFTER DECADES OF MODELING EFFORTS (PERSONALLY, I DON’T THINK THE MODELERS ARE REALLY TRYING) BBCNews published an article yesterday by Matt … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, ENSO, Modeling | 102 Comments

Will their Failure to Properly Simulate Multidecadal Variations In Surface Temperatures Be the Downfall of the IPCC?

OVERVIEW This post illustrates what many people envision after reading scientific papers about the predicted multidecadal persistence of the hiatus period—papers like Li et al. (2013) and Wyatt and Curry (2013). See my blog post Another Peer-Reviewed Paper Predicting the … Continue reading

Posted in AMO, Climate FAIL, Hiatus in Global Warming, IPCC | 139 Comments

IPCC Still Delusional about Carbon Dioxide

Posted in Climate FAIL, IPCC AR5 Report, Modeling, Sea Surface Temperature | 42 Comments

Part 1 – Comments on the UKMO Report about “The Recent Pause in Global Warming”

INTRODUCTION I’ve received a number of emails and requests to comment on the recently released 3-part report from the UK Met Office titled “The Recent Pause in Global Warming”. See the UKMO webpage here. This is part 1, corresponding to … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate FAIL, ENSO, Hiatus in Global Warming, UKMO HADCRUT4 | 61 Comments

The Grand Prize in Obama’s War on Coal™

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It’s a bad week for poor people around the planet. First, and with great fanfare, our President unleashed his patented climate plan, affectionately known as Obama’s War on Coal™. He hasn’t said yet how much … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Climate ugliness, Coal, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 91 Comments

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

Posted in Climate FAIL, Modeling, Sea ice | 67 Comments

Climate modeling EPIC FAIL – Spencer: ‘the day of reckoning has arrived’

I was aware of this story yesterday, but I didn’t like the original plot, (see at the end of this post) since use of straight line linear trends doesn’t accurately reflect the reality of the observation data. While it is … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate FAIL, Modeling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 163 Comments

Great moments in activist climate science – NRDC’s Dr. Laurie Johnson: ‘CO2 makes your car hot’

People send me stuff. This makes Bill Nye’s recent CNN fail look almost forgivable. My friend Lars Larson, who runs a nationally syndicated radio show out of Portland, OR sent me this audio clip today. I had to listen to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, media, NGOs | Tagged , , , , | 118 Comments

NWS station at Corinna, Maine: same old problems, now with global impact

In Anthony’s recent post about the new snowfall records, the record high at Jal, New Mexico caught his eye. I live in New Hampshire, so the lonely red dot in Maine caught my eye. I’ve never been fond of this … Continue reading

Posted in Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature, Climate data, Climate FAIL, Weather_stations | Tagged , , | 43 Comments

Antarctic warming courtesy of Mr. Fix-it

Just a little something he threw together Guest Post by David Middleton First the breath-taking headlines… Scientists Report Faster Warming in Antarctica, New York Times (WUWT commentary) West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate, BBC West Antarctica warming much … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Climate Craziness of the Week, Climate FAIL, Global cooling, Global warming, NASA GISS | Tagged , , , , | 104 Comments

The Atlantic Magazine’s ‘5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried’… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA and then launches into a graphical cornucopia of nonsense. The … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, Climate Craziness of the Week, Climate FAIL, Climate_change, Current News, Disaster, Drought, Environment, extreme weather, Fun_stuff, Greenland ice sheet, Humor, media, Paleoclimatology, Tabloid Climatology, Wildfires | Tagged , , , , , , | 88 Comments

Remember the panic over methane seeping out of the Arctic seabed in 2009? Never mind.

Remember this BBC story? Turns out it is another one for the Climate FAIL file. All sorts of wailing came from that by climate alarmists. The New Scientist claimed there were megatonnes of methane bubbling out at that time. It … Continue reading

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Climate FAIL: GISS is presenting 2012 US temperature as ‘off the chart’, while preventing older data from being archived

UPDATE: 8/22/12 9AM The problem has been solved, GISS responded to my complaint -Anthony Like the erroneous graph at California Governor Jerry Brown’s climate denier slam site,  here’s another one of those things that I’ve been sitting on for about … Continue reading

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Climate FAIL: Governor ‘Moonbeam’ Brown’s ‘denier page’ can’t even get the temperature graph right

UPDATE: 8/20/12 3:50 PM PDT The Governor’s office changes the page – see below. I’ve been sitting on this one quietly for almost a week now, and nobody seems to have caught this glaring error in California Governor Jerry Brown’s … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate FAIL, Climate ugliness, Government idiocy | Tagged , , , , , , | 74 Comments

July hottest ever, but U.S. tornado count – lowest since 1951: ‘poisoned weather’ meme falsified by Nature

“Connect the Dots” for this one. Mother Nature has just proven how idiotic some one the arguments trying to link global warming and severe weather are: in this case, the “global warming makes more tornadoes” argument has just gone down … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate FAIL, extreme weather, heat wave, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | 62 Comments

Quote of the Week – Harry Reid’s Cherry Blossom Picking: FAIL

Senator Harry Reid’s Press Release: Time To Stop Acting Like Climate Change Deniers Have A Valid Point Of View – They Don’t ‘If skeptics had taken a stroll along Potomac River on a 70-degree day this Feb., they would have … Continue reading

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Myles off from the target

Josh of cartoonsbyjosh.com writes of a new climate FAIL entry: Hopefully you’ve watched the video, read the posts and comments here and at Climate Audit and Bishop Hill. Basically Myles Allen has been castigating journalists for getting Climategate wrong while getting … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Climategate, Humor, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

I Feel a FAIL Coming On – Will Tuvalu Survive ‘Super moon’?

UPDATE: Sunday 5/6/12 7PM PST – The FAIL occurred, with the predication hype not even close. Read here: Tuvalu flooding FAIL – no supermoon tide of any significance Guest post by Andi Cockroft The MSM down under are running with … Continue reading

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Quite possibly the funniest weather/climate photo, evah

Readers may recall my story from last night about the Met office and their spectacular failure of a forecast for April. See Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”. Today I got confirmation of the … Continue reading

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