Category Archives: Global warming

SNAP: ‘Data says global cooling, physical model says it has to be warming’

A global temperature conundrum: Cooling or warming climate? From the University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate News, Global cooling, Global warming, Modeling, Paleoclimatology | 156 Comments

Climate Change And The Human Condition: Is It Time To Reconsider Climatic Determinism?

Guest Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana (Original quote from his book The Life of Reason, much paraphrased.) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its supporters … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Global warming, Opinion | 95 Comments

The ‘Weepy Bill McKibben Effect': Study links Emotionalism and Global Warming

This is something we’ve known about for quite some time, but it is nice to see it quantified. For those who don’t know about the “Weepy Bill McKibben Effect” or the founder of, here is a good primer. But … Continue reading

Posted in connect the dots, Global warming | 62 Comments

The law of unintended consequences in action: Imagine replacing all CO2 emissions with H2O emissions

This story, while technically correct, made me chuckle, especially in light of a tweet today by Mashable warmist Andrew Freidman, who was complaining about heat and humidity in NYC. Just think about what it would be like if all those … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Global warming, Green tech | 119 Comments

Why does it always seem to snow in Hollywood Global Warming Films?

Because warm weather isn’t deadly enough Submitted by Eric Worrall The Federalist has a hilarious article, which discusses Hollywood’s big problem portraying Global Warming; its hard to make a nice day look deadly. Citing several recent films as examples, they … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Disaster, Global warming, media | 81 Comments

Like global temperature, ‘climate jobs’ seems to have peaked and are heading downward

From the “you too can be a professional climatologist” department comes this very interesting graph. Reader Shawn Fitzpatrick submits this graph after reading our earlier story “Climate burnout is fast approaching“. What it shows is climate science on the downturn, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Global warming | 45 Comments

U.S. Postal Service issues ‘global warming’ Forever® stamp?

This just in from the U.S.Postal service. (h/t to Marc Morano) In 2014, the U.S. Postal Service introduces Global: Sea Surface Temperatures, a new Forever® international rate stamp. Hmmm, not only is it an oddball stamp, being round, it isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Government idiocy, Sea Surface Temperature | 65 Comments

Chinese study ‘implies that the “modern maximum” of solar activity agrees well with the recent global warming’

From Science China Press  [h/t to Mark Sellers] Has solar activity influence on the Earth’s global warming? A recent study demonstrates the existence of significant resonance cycles and high correlations between solar activity and the Earth’s averaged surface temperature during … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Solar | 205 Comments

Study: Is “Global Warming” about to make a comeback?

Results of the study show that the term “Climate Change” is too bland to excite people Story submitted by Eric Worrall Bryan Walsh, writing for Time Magazine, has published a claim by the Yale Project on Climate Communication, that the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Climate_change, Global warming | 116 Comments

Surprise! Global warming is ‘spatially and temporally non-uniform’

From Florida State University New study sheds light on global warming trends TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — New research by a team of Florida State University scientists shows the first detailed look at global land surface warming trends over the last 100 … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming | 99 Comments

A Different Perspective of Global Warming

I was preparing a few graphs for a chapter of my upcoming book (current working title An Illustrated Guide to Global Warming and Skepticism), and I thought readers here would find them interesting because they display global warming in a … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming | 59 Comments

Nigel Lawson: Cool It

Standpoint, May 2014 This essay is based on the text of a speech given to the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at the University of Bath. There is something odd about the global warming debate — or the … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 155 Comments

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

Posted in Global warming, Opinion | 61 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 , , , , | 67 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

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 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

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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

What would the IPCC have written if there had been 12 years of rapid warming?

Climatologists now require 20 to 30 years to even consider any climatic trend: Is that really honest, or is it just very convenient? Guest essay by Stephane Rogeau of France So that’s it: the 15+ years period of no temperature … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Hiatus in Global Warming | Tagged , , | 90 Comments

Another paper blames ENSO for global warming pause, calling it ‘… a major control knob governing Earth’s temperature.’

UPDATE: Chris de Freitas responds to comments with an addendum below – Anthony Readers may recall the recent paper that blamed “the pause” in global temperature on ENSO changes in the Pacific Ocean. Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, Global warming | Tagged , , , , , | 211 Comments

How global warming research is like pot research

While pro-warming political pundits like to demonize climate skeptic research by comparing it to that of tobacco company research and marketing, it seems there is a parallel between the story of global warming and marijuana demonization. This story is about … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Government funding of science, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , | 212 Comments