Category Archives: Global warming

Believers in global warming unchanged since 2001, 1 in 4 Americans don’t buy it at all

One in Four in U.S. Are Solidly Skeptical of Global Warming Nearly 40% are “Concerned Believers” in global warming, others are mixed by Lydia Saad, Gallup PRINCETON, NJ — Over the past decade, Americans have clustered into three broad groups … Continue reading

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Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 57 Comments

A speech from the president on Earth Day – with warming as the topic

While Dr. Roy Spencer reports on a number of politically incorrect cartoons about Earth Day, saying, “I mostly find Earth Day just plain annoying for the rank hypocrisy on display. A state-sponsored religious day of worship, along with all of … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Humor, Politics, Satire | Tagged , , , , | 59 Comments

Ditto, Tom – ‘here are some things I believe’

Tom Nelson writes in a Response to Don Cheadle, some things I thought worth repeating here, because it succinctly sums up the position of many climate skeptics. =========================================================== (This post was written to respond to Don’s Twitter question here) Don, … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 114 Comments

An intriguing mystery – and a very speculative theory

Guest essay by Eric Worrall John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor, once tried to reframe the climate debate in terms of his prediction of  “global climate disruption”. Holdren stated at the time, that the term “global warming” is “a dangerous … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Global cooling, Global warming, Opinion | 173 Comments

The reason for ‘the pause’ in global warming, excuse #37 in a series: ‘trade winds’

Recent intensification of hand waving driving heat into hiding. Well not exactly #37, but it sure seems like it with all the handwaving we’ve seen lately. So far, we’ve heard from Climate Science that ‘the pause’ was caused by: Too … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Hiatus in Global Warming | 278 Comments

Open Letter to Kevin Trenberth – NCAR

Date: January 31, 2014 Subject: Your Blog Post at SkepticalScience and an Invitation from WattsUpWithThat From: Bob Tisdale To: Kevin Trenberth – NCAR Dear Kevin: I note that you were co-author of the SkepticalScience blog post Warming oceans consistent with … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Global warming, Hiatus in Global Warming, Ocean Heat Content, Trenberth's missing heats | 152 Comments

When Did Global Warming Begin?

Image Credit: Marathon Nation – Soft Pixel By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” There have been a number of statements made recently about “Global Warming Deniers”, e.g. “White House: Global Warming Deniers Wrong to Reference Polar Vortex” US News, “Watch … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Temperature | 139 Comments

Also-Rans: NCDC and GISS Global Surface Temperatures Finish 4th and 7th for 2013

Not a win, place or show between them. In other words, global surface temperatures are still stalled in the post-1997/98-El-Niño era. They are patiently waiting for another strong El Niño to release a batch of sunlight-created warm water from below … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, NASA GISS, NCDC, UKMO HADCRUT4 | 38 Comments

Global Warming is REAL but NOT a Big DEAL

Guest essay by Dr. Ira Glickstein We’ve reached a turning point where it is hard for any Global Warming Alarmist to claim (with a straight face) that the world as we know it is about to end in the coming … Continue reading

Posted in Climate sensitivity, Global warming, Ira | Tagged | 324 Comments

Friday Funny – fresh lunacy from Bill McKibben and 350.org

Ah, you knew it had to happen. Taking a page from the “smoking kills” campaigns, the McKibbenites are petitioning the land of fruits and nuts to put new warning labels on gas pumps warning buyers about the evils of gasoline … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Alarmism, Global warming, GLOC, Government idiocy | 226 Comments

Quote of the week – climate induced ‘extreme weather’ has long been a concern of climate scientists

As the subzero ‘polar vortex’ that froze the nation turns into the latest selling point for global warmers, with even the White House getting in on the act, it is important to turn to history, because all this extreme weather … Continue reading

Posted in Global cooling, Global warming | 54 Comments

Overpopulation: The Fallacy Behind The Fallacy Of Global Warming

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Global Warming was just one issue The Club of Rome (TCOR) targeted in its campaign to reduce world population. In 1993 the Club’s co-founder, Alexander King with Bertrand Schneider wrote The First Global Revolution … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 458 Comments

Gavin was for solar forcing of climate before he was against it

Readers may recall when Dr. Gavin Schmidt appeared on a television program with Dr. Roy Spencer, but by Gavin’s cowardly choice, not at the same time. After listing the known causes for climate change aka global warming, Gavin Schmidt said: … Continue reading

Posted in Global cooling, Global warming, Solar | 159 Comments

Climate as a heat engine

Guest essay by Jan Kjetil Andersen As Willis describes in his article on December 21, the atmosphere can be seen as a gigantic heat engine, i.e. a machine which convert thermal energy, namely temperature, into mechanical energy, namely wind. It … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Energy, Global warming | Tagged , , , , , , , | 193 Comments

More on Trenberth and Fasullo (2013) “An Apparent Hiatus in Global Warming?”

We discussed the Trenberth and Fasullo (2013) paper “An Apparent Hiatus in Global Warming?” in the recent post Trenberth and Fasullo Try to Keep the Fantasy Alive. Since then, Dana Nuccitelli published a post at TheGuardian—cross posted at SkepticalScience—extolling the … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Global warming, Hiatus in Global Warming, Ocean Heat Content, Trenberth's missing heats | 60 Comments

Trenberth and Fasullo Try to Keep the Fantasy Alive

Trenberth and Fasullo published a paper “An Apparent Hiatus in Global Warming?” last week in the new online journal Earth’s Future. Judith Curry briefly introduced the paper in her December 7, 2013 post Week in review (Thanks, Judith.) From the … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Global warming, Hiatus in Global Warming, Ocean Heat Content, PDO, Trenberth's missing heats | 115 Comments

Contrasting Good and Bad Science: Disease, Climate Change and the Case of the Golden Toad

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director Emeritus, Sierra Nevada Field Campus San Francisco State University To insure the public does not become complacent as the 16-year hiatus in rising global temperatures continues, the media is spammed with untested models claiming … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Extinction, Global warming, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | 98 Comments

Warmism: Credible Politics, Incredible Science

Guest essay by Paul Murphy Here’s Wikipedia’s simplified but canonical description of the greenhouse effect:   The greenhouse effect is a process by which thermal radiation from a planetary surface is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases, and is re-radiated in … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Global warming | Tagged , , | 102 Comments

Claim: El Nino events get more extreme as globe warms

From the University of New South Wales  and the “chicken or the egg” department comes this claim that El Niño events will increase in intensity. Meanwhile the milquetoast La Nada of the present continues. New method shows how historical ENSO … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, ENSO, Global warming | Tagged , , | 71 Comments

The Global Warming Cause – one man’s quest for victimhood

Tim Blair writes at The Telegraph blogs about weepy Bill McKibben as examined by a specialist. Blair writes: Stanley Kurtz examines our old pal Bill McKibben, whose warming obsession evolved from his cravings for victimhood: In a 1996 piece titled … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Global warming | Tagged , , , , | 80 Comments