Category Archives: Climate_change

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Recently there have been increased efforts to link “Climate Change” and “Extreme Weather” e.g., NOAA links extreme weather to climate change CBS – July 10, 2012, “NASA scientist links climate change, extreme weather” CNN … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate_change, extreme weather, measurement, Temperature, Uncategorized, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 125 Comments

NASA discovers “an Amazon (phytoplankton) rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert” – Must be caused by AGW!

Guest post by David Middleton NASA Discovers Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life… “Part of NASA’s mission is pioneering scientific discovery, and this is like finding the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the Mojave Desert,” said Paula Bontempi, NASA’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Arctic, Climate_change, Sea ice | 71 Comments

The rise and fall of Al Gore and Global Warming

I noticed with my morning coffee that Tom Nelson had a Google Trends graph that piqued my interest, so I decided to expand upon it a bit before getting back to work. After looking at my results, the title of … Continue reading

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Chiefio Smith examines GHCN and finds it “not fit for purpose”

E.M. Smith over at the blog Musings from the Chiefio earlier this month posted an analysis comparing versions 1 and 3 of the GHCN (Global Historical Climate Network) data set.  WUWT readers may remember a discussion about GHCN version 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate sensitivity, Climate_change, GHCN, Global warming, statistics | 120 Comments

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Quarterly Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” This format received a positive response in the previous article and apparently encouraged Skeptical Science to take A Big Picture Look at Global Warming, thus this article will be updated on a quarterly basis … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Climate_change, Sea ice, Sea level, Snow, Climate data, Oceans, measurement, Arctic, Antarctic, Sea Surface Temperature, Alarmism, Global warming, Proxies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 90 Comments

Climate Change Impacts In The USA are Already (NOT) Happening

by Craig Loehle, Ph.D. Many government reports by NASA, NOAA, EPA, USFWS, USFS, USDA and other agencies mention that climate change impacts are already observable in the USA. This is discussed in the context of endangered species conservation, forest resource … Continue reading

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Briggs schools the “Bad Astronomer” on statistics

That letter signed by 16 scientists saying there’s “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” to the Wall Street Journal has caused a great disturbance in the farce. At last count there were no less than  19 blog rebuttals plus one … Continue reading

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“Dramatic” response by flora & fauna to climate change

Birds, plants, and animals adapt to changing weather patterns, who knew? News Release Dramatic Links Found Between Climate Change, Elk, Plants, and Birds Missoula, MT – Climate change in the form of reduced snowfall in mountains is causing powerful and cascading shifts … Continue reading

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Congressman Rohrabacher’s speech on climate issues

Remarks given by Mr. Rohrabacher of California on December 8, 2011 on the floor of the House, a matter of public record. Mr. Speaker, tonight, as a strong advocate of human progress through advancing mankind’s understanding of science and engineering, … Continue reading

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Birds apparently can’t outfly climate change

From Duke University , another Durban doozy, yes we’ll have roasted fowl in the trees because they may not be moving fast enough. Climate change driving tropical birds to higher elevations DURHAM, N.C. — Tropical birds are moving to higher … Continue reading

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Shame and Witches (Nature Climate Change)

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein A copy of the journal Nature Climate Change> landed in my mailbox just in time for Halloween. According to them: (1) almost any kind of climate change is likely to cause increased conflict, and (2) … Continue reading

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The incredible story of bigger shrinking birds, courtesy of global climate change

Two years ago, it was “Study says global warming shrinks birds” now thanks to impressive further study, they’ve discovered it’s “Bigger birds in central California, courtesy of global climate change.“ Can’t they get their story straight? Why don’t they ask … Continue reading

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Climate scientists and their excuses

Candid Comments From Climate Scientists By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. There is  a news release by Paul Voosen on Greenwire titled Provoked scientists try to explain lag in global warming (Tuesday, October 25, 2011) There are some interesting quotes from climate scientists … Continue reading

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More shootdown of the “severe weather is increasing” hype

From World Climate Report: No Change in Storminess As we enter the winter season, we all realize that if a large snow storm forms anywhere on the planet, someone will immediately appear and claim we are witnessing the effect of … Continue reading

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New study shows Greenland ice varied greatly in the past

“… abrupt climate change has been a systemic feature of Earth’s climate for hundreds of thousands of years…” From Cardiff University 800,000 years of abrupt climate variability An international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephen Barker of Cardiff University, … Continue reading

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Weather amnesia

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Dr. Judith Curry is quoted in a classic Seth Borenstein AP screed connecting disparate extreme weather events into a tidy AGW-narrative:  “Sometimes it seems as if we have weather amnesia.” The AP article states:  … Continue reading

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Bill Nye is the anti-science guy when it comes to global warming and hurricanes

Post by Dr. Ryan Maue (cross posted at my Policlimate) “Must watch TV: Nye expounds on theory of racism” Much “debate” has erupted in the liberal mainstream media concerning the effects of global warming on Hurricane Irene. With a few … Continue reading

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State Dept issues final enviro impact statement on Keystone XL Pipeline

Post by Ryan Maue Friday evening news dump — in this case, the United States State Department drops a big one and essentially green-lights a “controversial” pipeline project.  The Keystone XL project Final Environmental Impact Statement is not a “decision” … Continue reading

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Climate activist McKibben bizarrely blames Hurricane Irene on global warming

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Update:  Andrew Revkin writes a nice piece at his DotEarth NY Times blog that “very politely” repudiates McKibben.  Remember, the NY Times editorial board completely agrees with McKibben on the Tar Sands pipeline issue. … Continue reading

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The character of climate change part 4

Guest post by Erl Happ This post is best read after viewing parts one, two and three that set the scene for what is described here. I noted in parts 1 and 2 that variability in global temperature is greatest … Continue reading

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Animals and plants flee 0.7°C temperature rise in last century

UPDATE: Highly recommended reading from Donna LaFramboise (h/t to reader Lars P), apparently this researcher has had several rebuttals posted against his previous peer reviewed version of this claim. One rebuttal by a prominent ecologist said: “the worst paper I … Continue reading

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The character of climate change part 3

Guest post by Erl Happ Here’s a hypothetical: Let’s imagine that we have an atmosphere of two parts.  The first 10 km of the atmosphere has no greenhouse gas.  The second 40 km has a greenhouse gas incorporated. In the … Continue reading

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The character of climate change part 2

Guest post by Erl Happ What is the utility of the globe to humanity at this particular point in the evolution of the Earths disparate climatic regimes? Has there been an improvement or deterioration in recent times. To answer these … Continue reading

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The character of climate change part 1

Guest Post by Erl Happ Figure 1 records global temperature as it runs between its minimum in January and maximum in July. Vital information is lost when we reduce the data stream to a computed mean (maximum plus minimum/2). But … Continue reading

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Germany to shovel climate fund dollars into coal plants

Less than a month after the failed Bonn UN climate confab, Germany has announced a most audacious energy policy:  in order to shutter nuclear plants (but not completely scuttle their economy), the German government will direct climate fund cash to … Continue reading

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Lipstick on a pig: Gore rebrands climate outfit

Post by Ryan Maue You knew it was only a matter of time after the Rolling Stone criticism of Obama on climate, but Al Gore is back and in a big way. Some are calling it an Inconvenient Truth 2.0 … Continue reading

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Keystone XL: Liberal activists plan civil disobedience outside White House

By Ryan Maue. Free publicity: Bill McKibben’s Call to Action:  “I want to tell you about an upcoming action — it looks set to turn into the biggest civil disobedience protest in the history of the North American climate movement. … Continue reading

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San Francisco Chronicle uncorks a vintage climate science article

Weather Post by Dr. Ryan Maue Those reading the San Francisco* Chronicle on Wednesday were treated to a front page story on California’s Climate:  Warmer interior leads to cooler coastline. “Fair weather fans who believe global warming will bathe San … Continue reading

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Amateur hour: National Journal experts on extreme weather mostly flacks

Guest Post by Ryan Maue Over at the National Journal, we get an insider’s view of the climate crisis:  a so-called debate about the effects of global warming on extreme weather.  In the Energy & Environment “expert blogs” section, a … Continue reading

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Nils-Axel Mörner: Arctic Environment by the Middle of this Century

Guest Post by Ric Werme Nils-Axel Mörner, best known for his career of studying sea level and sea level records, reported in the April 2011 issue of the journal Energy & Environment that: At around 2040-2050 we will be in … Continue reading

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Skeptic Strategy for Talking About Global Warming

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein What should a responsible Skeptic say to an astute audience? When recently invited by the “Technology, Engineering, and Science Plus” group in my community to give a talk and answer questions, I knew I would … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Cap-and-trade, carbon tax, Climate sensitivity, Climategate, Climate_change, Global warming, NASA GISS, Uncategorized | 557 Comments

Is Bill Nye Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Post by Ryan Maue It’s a wonder why the media continue to trot out the likes of Bill Nye and Michio Kaku to speak about climate change and the weather when they already have folks like Al Roker and Sam … Continue reading

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Camping and Climate Change

Image: Anthony Watts Allow me to share with you a speech given by one of my sound colleagues here in the European Parliament.  Derk Jan Eppink is a Dutch national representing Belgium who sits with us in our Euro-sceptic ECR group.  … Continue reading

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Obama snubs Royal Society, plays ping pong

Post by Ryan Maue: The British media continues to mock and criticize the President, which has been petty and unfair in some respects.  But how do we reconcile this?  From the UK Telegraph Barack Obama snubs British scientists by refusing … Continue reading

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Media accurately reporting links between climate change and tornadoes

Post by Ryan Maue We all pray for the survivors and victims of the tornado tragedy in Joplin. Headline story from USA-Today The mainstream print media has done an excellent job reporting on the disaster.  When asking questions about relationships … Continue reading

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