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Putting Headlines Ahead of Science

Essay by Patrick J. Michaels This article appeared in Orange County Register on January 2, 2014. On Dec. 10, Randy Schekman, a UC Berkeley professor, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The day before, he published an … Continue reading

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Monday Mirthiness – Penguins comment on the #spiritofmawson

People keep sending me stuff…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-01-04 (January 4, 2014)  Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: • “Victory awaits him, who has everything in order – luck we call it. Defeat … Continue reading

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For discussion – the tornado “hockey stick”

I’m caught between sessions but wanted to post this. From a presentation at AGU that I couldn’t attend. This from SciAm: James Elsner at Florida State University has a killer curve, and lots of caveats. The curve indicates that tornadoes … Continue reading

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AGU Ethics session

Sparsely attended. Usual ethics suspects are not here.

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Try this

Steve McIntyre reported having problems visiting the online video session try this link

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Watch AGU meetings on live stream

The Fall AGU meeting has started Live Streams and Videos On-Demand: Watch live streaming and recorded Fall Meeting sessions. Nearly 100 sessions (almost 600 presentations in total) will be available live and on demand. Details follow.  

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Ross Gelbspan’s disappearing act of inconvenient climate dialog

The Need to Screencapture Global Warming Promoters’ Words (because what’s seen on the internet cannot be unseen) Guest essay by Russell Cook Just over two weeks ago, my blog piece here explained how Ross Gelbspan’s claim about industry intimidation of … Continue reading

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Zombie comet ISON dies again

We discussed the ISON ISOFF again nature of comet ISON in this WUWT thread, now it looks like ISOFF again. From NASA’s Spaceweather.com (h/t Fernando): Comet ISON is fading fast as it recedes from the sun. Whatever piece of the … Continue reading

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The IPCC goes for video bling (and CGI enhanced doom)

From the YouTube description: The IPCC has produced a video on its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The first part on the Working Group I contribution to AR5 is now available. The other parts will be released with the successive approvals … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Salby’s Slide Show

UPDATED – see below Monckton provides these slides for discussion along with commentary related to his recent post on CO2 residence time – Anthony There is about one molecule of 13C in every 100 molecules of CO2, the great majority … Continue reading

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On Cowtan and Way (2013) “Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends”

INTRODUCTION The recent paper by Cowtan and Way (2013) Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends made the rounds in the climate change blogosphere. Posts at RealClimate (here) and at SkepticalScience (here) looked … Continue reading

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Study shows wind turbines killed 600,000 bats last year

I wonder how many bats coal and nuclear power plants killed last year? From the University of Colorado Denver Bats pollinate crops, control insects DENVER (Nov. 15, 2013) – More than 600,000 bats were killed by wind energy turbines in … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the hype on Super Typhoon Haiyan – Yolanda

Guest essay by Paul Homewood With special thanks to John Fuller and Agar012 (and Dr. Ryan Maue for review) Now we have had a few days to reflect on the terrible events of last week, we can start to piece … Continue reading

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More hype on Typhoon Haiyan – this time from Supermandia and Masters of Disaster

Scott Mandia aka Supermandia crows in his Twitter feed this AM: The graph from Weather Underground’s Masters of Disaster, Dr. Jeff Masters, follows. But there’s only one problem – one very important storm is missing from the list.

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NASA Satellites Track Typhoon Haiyan’s Second Landfall and Flood Potential

NASA satellites provided data to meteorologists at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center who were updating forecasts for Tropical Storm Haiyan as it weakened from a typhoon and made a second landfall in northern Vietnam. NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or … Continue reading

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Some historical perspectives on Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda

While we wait for wacky antagonist Greg Laden to make a decision on whether he’ll chip and and help the relief effort, here are some useful bits of information that help put this storm into the perspective of “worst ever” … Continue reading

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Wood-burning power plants: Misguided climate change solution?

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Is wood the best fuel to generate electricity? Despite wood’s low energy density and high cost, utilities in the US and abroad are switching from coal to wood to produce electrical … Continue reading

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New study shows Malaria has little to do with temperature or climate, but more with household size

For General Release – Summary of: Average Household Size and the Eradication of Malaria By Lena Huldén, Ross McKitrick and Larry Huldén Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, October 2013 Online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rssa.12036/abstract  Document identifier: DOI: 10.1111/rssa.12036; Abstract … Continue reading

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Miller et al.’s “Unprecedented Recent Summer Warmth in Arctic Canada”: Bad assumptions, poor logic, and contrary to other evidence of Arctic temperatures.

Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Miller et al. radiocarbon dated 145 rooted tundra plants revealed by receding ice in the eastern Canadian Arctic and contend that it constitutes the first direct evidence that recent temperatures now … Continue reading

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The Catastrophic AGW Memeplex; a cultural creature

The hypothesis for a single, simple, scientific explanation underlying the entire complex social phenomenon of CAGW Guest essay by Andy West Whatever is happening in the great outdoors regarding actual climate, inside, truly inside, in the minds of men that … Continue reading

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James Cameron decides to scare people about climate at Halloween

From the Department of amalgamated dumbasses who own mansions, comes this trailer via Newsbuster’s Noel Sheppard: Showtime announced last year that it had commissioned Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron to produce an eight-part series for the network designed to scare the … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Tuesday Oct 29th 2013

Bill McKibben’s crazy logic: He says wind is cheap as coal. Jo Nova says “so who needs a carbon tax then?” To which I say, fantastic. If wind power is as cheap as coal, we don’t need a carbon tax, … Continue reading

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The UK Saint Jude’s Day Storm – just another fall storm in a long line of many

By Paul Homewood It has been variously described as “The Storm of the Century”, “Unprecedented”, “Superstorm” and “A repeat of 1987”. I refer, of course, to the St. Jude storm that passed through early this morning  and is now headed … Continue reading

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Solar spectral irradiance, UV, and declining solar activity – a Maunder Minimum mechanism for cooler temperature?

Since Paul Hudson has made a bold claim at the BBC related to a recent interview with solar scientist Mike Lockwood: BBC – Real risk of a Maunder minimum ‘Little Ice Age’, I thought it appropriate to share this recent communications … Continue reading

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Open thread weekend

One topic to consider: It seems that there are plenty of holes in the Miller et al paper to go around. Steve McIntyre adds more moss here.

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No ‘instant gratification’ in climate makes for a poor motivator

From the University of British Columbia Delayed gratification hurts climate change cooperation Time is a huge impediment when it comes to working together to halt the effects of climate change, new research suggests. A study published today in the journal … Continue reading

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Radiative Forcing, Radiative Feedbacks and Radiative Imbalance – The 2013 WG1 IPCC Report Failed to Properly Report on this Issue

Guest essay by Roger A. Pielke Sr. Main Points 1. The difference in ocean heat content at two different time periods provides the global average radiative imbalance over that time [within the uncertainty of the ocean heat measurements] 2. This … Continue reading

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The Sun Does It: Now Go Figure Out How!

(Perturbation Calculations of Ocean Surface Temperatures.) Guest essay by Stan Robertson, Ph.D., P.E. 1. Introduction It is generally conceded that the earth has warmed a bit over the last century, but it is not clear what has caused it, nor … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Article about the Interplanetary Magnetic Field influences

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball The comment by “steven” (Oct 9, 8:20 am) on this web site about an article by Lam, Chisham and Freeman (LCF) says correctly that “The science is getting settled-er and settled-er.” Finally, we are … Continue reading

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Svensmark’s cosmic ray theory: two steps forward, one step back

From CERN: CERN’s CLOUD experiment shines new light on climate change Geneva, 6 October 2013. In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the CLOUD experiment at CERN1 reports a major advance towards solving a long-standing enigma in climate … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-10-05 (October 5, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: The future is certain, only the past is unpredictable. Polish saying from Soviet times [H/t … Continue reading

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IPCC Calls Off Planetary Emergency?

Guest essay by Marlo Lewis Okay, they don’t do so in as many words. But in addition to being more confident than ever (despite a 16-year pause in warming and the growing mismatch between model projections and observations) that man-made … Continue reading

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The Great Climate Shift of 1878

Guest essay by Jeffery S. Patterson My last post on WUWT demonstrated a detection technique that allows us to de-noise the climate data and extract the various natural modes which dominate the decadal scale variation in temperature. In a follow-up … Continue reading

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The Cloud Radiative Effect (CRE)

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE: An alert commenter, Ken Gregory, has pointed out that in addition to the temperature affecting the CRE, it is also affected by the changing solar radiation. He is correct that I did not control … Continue reading

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