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Learn R and statistics for free in a MOOC starting September 9

This is a shout-out to those of you who would like to learn more about statistics, inference and probabilities using R, a free, open-source high-level mathematical language. Those who have been following this blog and Climate Audit will know that R is used by Steve McIntyre and others to great effect. The course is called…

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A Brief Introduction to the Detection of Climate and Weather Transitions using Hurst Rescaling

Guest essay by Sam Outcalt Introduction: The object of this document is to present a brief and concise introduction to Hurst ReScaling. More detail is presented in a paper by Outcalt et.al. (1997), which is posted on the WUWT Website ( http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/sio_hurstrescale-1.pdf ). A extensive reference list in this paper can be consulted so references…

Myths and Facts about Global Warming

From Friends of Science. Be sure to visit their page and bookmark it. COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING MYTH 1:  Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate. FACT:  The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011.…