Category Archives: Fun_stuff

Friday Funny – ‘Giant sucking sound’ over siphoning definition

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy It is the defining moment that demonstrates a QUT physicist was correct in pointing out a 99-year-old mistake to one of the world’s most authoritative dictionaries. QUT Senior Lecturer in Physics, Dr Stephen Hughes, … Continue reading

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DIY Climate Psychology Lewpaper Generator

Delusional psychopophagy is the mere result of the power of Climate Denial Guest essay by Eric Worrall As a homage to the amount of attention cast in our direction by the psycho-scientific community, I have decided to pay tribute to … Continue reading

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Your chance to predict future El Niño headlines

Bob Tisdale recently took some of the early wailers to task over the expected El Niño this year, saying: I knew it wouldn’t take long. The 2014/15 El Niño has yet to form and there’s already a well-commented blog post … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Forecasting, Fun_stuff | 209 Comments

‘Correcting’ Trenberth et al.

(See the note below before taking this post seriously – Anthony) Guest essay by Steven Wilde Here we see the classic energy budget analysis supporting the hypothesis that the surface of the Earth is warmer than the S-B equation would … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, Climate News, Fun_stuff, Opinion | 417 Comments

Josh scales the climate personas

Josh writes: I have been musing for some time about a way to show the range of sceptic views compared to non-sceptic views and I think I have come up with something simple that could be useful and fun. Below … Continue reading

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Watch what happens when a squirt gun hits the air at -42ºF

In case you haven’t noticed, it is as cold in Canada (and soon some parts of the USA) as it gets at the South Pole at times: The video author writes: Woke up to a balmy -41C (-41.8°F) this morning … Continue reading

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How to keep your kids entertained for hours for just a dollar each

My lovely wife is out doing last minute Christmas shopping and I’m home with the kids. While it would certainly be easy to just let them play video games all day, I like to challenge them to look beyond their … Continue reading

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Dave’s Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn’t Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the environment. It may be negligible. What we do know is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Fun_stuff, Humor, James Hansen, Modeling, Obama Climate Plan, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 109 Comments

Timelapse video of 2013 Nenana Ice Classic breakup

This is a 5 frames per second timelapse taken from the webcam at 30 second intervals of the Nenana Ice Classic on May 20th, 2013 from 4PM to 5PM PDT (15:00-16:00 AKDT). Breakup started about 15:43 AKDT (about 16 seconds … Continue reading

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Nenana Ice Classic sets new record for latest ice-out, and the record is still growing 

UPDATE: Breakup has occurred! See below, for my timelapse video Here is the webcam closeup – when it was still standing as of 14:18 AKDT: Alaska Dispatch confirms what we already knew in this thread on WUWT:

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Nenana Ice Classic continues to close on new record, meanwhile, lunar effects have been noted

People send me stuff. Readers have been watching the Nenana Ice Cam via a post here on WUWT this weekend, waiting to see if a new record will be set for the latest ice-out ever. WUWT reader Geoff Shorten in … Continue reading

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Nenana Ice Classic – closing in on all time record latest ice-out

According to the ice breakup log, the latest the ice has ever gone out was May 20th, 1964 at 11:41 AM Alaska Standard Time. As of this writing there is about 28 hours to go to break that record. Geophysicist … Continue reading

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The 400 PPM FUD Factory: T-shirts now available

Steve Milloy at JunkScience points out what is above the fold in the NYT today – FUD Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt Here’s his scan of the front page at right: Readers may recall my post What 400 ppm of CO2 in … Continue reading

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Experience 18 minutes of world history, as if you were there, landing on the moon

I still get chills and misty eyes watching this. For those of us that watched the Apollo 11 moon landing live on TV, we had to be content with the voices of Walter Cronkite and Wally Schirra along with simulated … Continue reading

Posted in Educational opportunity, Fun_stuff, Space | 107 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

An Invitation

Readers will remember that at the end of March Anthony hosted a small dinner for the moderation staff and writers at a restaurant in San Francisco and posted about it here. A number of us couldn’t make it, so I … Continue reading

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Best Father’s day present EVAH

My kids note that I spend way too much time at my computer managing WUWT. So rather than fight it, they embraced the dark side for Father’s day. I love evil but harmless technology. TubbyCat, not so much.

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Hump day Hilarity – China’s wind powered car

The world has been waiting patiently for a solution to the perpetual motion machine problem. Leave it to the Chinese to solve it. Now, where the hell is my flying car Popular Science has been promising me for 50 years? … Continue reading

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Energy and Economic Crises SOLVED!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach This story is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file. Some of our British cousins have figured out a way to solve it all. They have set up the One Million Jobs Caravan, … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2012: Top 10 Positive Climate Developments

by Chip Knappenberger on Master Resource The scientific findings of the human influence on the climate system have been, and perhaps will always be, a mixed bag. Assuming strong positive feedback effects, and thus a high climate sensitivity, it certainly … Continue reading

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