Category Archives: Climate FAIL

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Posted in Climate FAIL, Forecasting, Humor | Tagged , , , , | 153 Comments

Boiling Oceans and Burning Reputations with James Hansen

Guest post by James Padgett If the average person was asked to describe the runaway greenhouse effect, and given a bit of prep time, how would they do it? Most people would type it into their favorite search engine which … Continue reading

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Hey Hansen! Where’s the Beef !?

In June 1986, Dr. James Hansen made a prediction to an AP newspaper reporter, which was carried in Oxnard, CA, of  a 2 degree temperature rise by 2006. This was two years before, almost to the day before he and … Continue reading

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James Balog’s inconvenient glacial canaries

Anytime I see the “canary in the coal mine” phrase being applied to some phenomenon related to climate, I know right away that the person using it hasn’t really put much thought into using the phrase, and that it is … Continue reading

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Be careful today and tonight, billions may die

UPDATE: January 1st, 2012 – still here, no reports of mass deaths at the last minute. – Anthony Global warming may go on a last minute rampage. Maybe best to just stay at home and lock your doors, bar your … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate FAIL, Humor, Methane, Ridiculae, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , | 103 Comments