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Pielke Jr. Agrees – ‘Extreme weather to climate connection’ is a dead issue

I wrote the day after IPCC AR5 SPM was released in Thoughts on IPCC AR5 SPM – discussion thread: ============================== On the plus side, contrary to ongoing claims from that alarmist media mill side there are no mentions of tornadoes and … Continue reading

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The PowerHouse School Concept

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post, “Expensive Energy Kills Poor People” , I spoke of the women of Lesotho. In the comments someone asked what I would recommend that they do regarding electricity. For me, there are … Continue reading

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Josh on AR5 SPM

Josh writes: AR5 has landed and the press conference didn’t disappoint, it was laugh out loud at times.

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IPCC to Once Again Illustrate Climate Model Failings in AR5 Summary for Policymakers

The IPCC appears to be ready to make the same presentation of climate model failures as they have in past reports. Figure SPM.5 from the leaked draft of the Summary for Policymakers for the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report shows the … Continue reading

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UAH Global Temperature for August – virtually unchanged from July

The pause continues… Dr. Roy Spencer writes: The Version 5.6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for August, 2013 is +0.16 deg. C (click for large version): The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the 30-year (1981-2010) average … Continue reading

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In Which We Visit The Neo-Lithic

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People are all aflutter demanding that the governments around the world step in and do something, anything, about the eventual end of oil and fossil fuels. It reminds me of the old saying, The Stone … Continue reading

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Rainfall less variable in the warmer 20th century

From the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, comes this suggestion that a warmer would is a more stable one, weather-wise: Rainfall in South Pacific Was More Variable Before 20th Century A new reconstruction of … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Friday September 6th, 2013

New book on the IPCC coming: A new book about the IPCC will be revealed soon by Donna Laframboise, the title is inspired by this statement from Dr. Judith Curry: Does the problems with the IPCC mean that WG1 science … Continue reading

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Statistical proof of ‘the pause’ – Overestimated global warming over the past 20 years

Commentary from Nature Climate Change, by John C. Fyfe, Nathan P. Gillett, & Francis W. Zwiers Recent observed global warming is significantly less than that simulated by climate models. This difference might be explained by some combination of errors in … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Tittering: The big knobs of climate control

Josh writes: The latest posts on ENSO influence made me think of a cartoon.

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Dancing Lessons

Well, as Bokonon said, “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God”. So as a result of the usual mix of misconceptions and coincidences, we’ve got the house-sitter to stay in the house when we’re gone, and the ladies and … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

A perspective on the “unprecedented” strength of modern hurricanes Guest essay by Donald R. Baucom 1935 Labor Day hurricane track. Uses the color scheme from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Image: NOAA/NHC/Wikipedia In 1948, Lauren Bacall and husband Humphrey Bogart made … Continue reading

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Pining away for climate change

From the NIPCC report comes this study that suggests gloom and doom over pine forest growth suppression in the face of climate change is overwrought. The pine trees apparently have the tools within their genes to cope just fine. Intraspecific … Continue reading

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When life gives you fracked water, make methane hydrate

From the American Chemical Society , an environmentalist’s nightmare. Desalination of drinking water, fracking, and methane hydrates all wrapped up into one positive outcome. Using a form of ‘ice that burns’ to make potable water from oil and gas production … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather – A Quick Note about Peterson et al (2013)

I haven’t seen Peterson et al (2013) presented alone yet at WattsUpWithThat. It was referred to in Jim Steele’s excellent WUWT post Fabricating Climate Doom – Part 3: Extreme Weather Extinctions Enron Style. A who’s who of climatologists, including department … Continue reading

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Solar cycle 24 continues the slump

Sunspot count is virtually unchanged from last month : It seems possible that we’ve seen the double peak, and it will be downhill after this.

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Quote of the week – the Aye’s have it

While Andrew Dessler suggests Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. can resign the AGU (for having a minority viewpoint on their recent policy update), Ross McKittrick leaves this comment at Bishop Hill: Here’s the list of scientific institutions and societies that have … Continue reading

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Climate Changers Endorse Nuclear Power – Why Now?

Guest essay by Joseph Somsel Go back and re-watch Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth from 2006 and you’ll find that he never once voices the word “nuclear” although there is a long visual scene of a nuclear warhead exploding and the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Dr. Marcia McNutt, new Editor-In-Chief, Science Magazine

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dear Dr. McNutt: As a somewhat unwilling subscriber to Science, let me start by welcoming you as the latest editor of Science magazine. You’ve stated “Thirty-five years ago, when I was a graduate student and … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Other duties call today, feel free to discuss any topic within site policy.

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Cycles Without The Mania

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Are there cycles in the sun and its associated electromagnetic phenomena? Assuredly. What are the lengths of the cycles? Well, there’s the question. In the process of writing my recent post about cyclomania, I came … Continue reading

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Heidi Cullen at Senate EPW: ‘73% increase in heavy downpours’ not supported by data

While watching her handwaving argument on the webcast with Senator Vitter, I was easily able to find data contradictory to her statement in Dr. Roger Roger Pielke Jr. submitted testimony. What the data says:

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‘Free market’ carbon trading solution to climate change?

From the University of Edinburgh Free market is best way to combat climate change, study suggests The best way to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change is through the use of market forces, according to a new study. Researchers … Continue reading

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Fuel On The Highway In British Pre-Columbia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Supporters of the British Columbia (Canada) carbon-based energy tax that I discussed in my last post have made claims that the data shows this tax was a success … so being a suspicious-type fellow, I … Continue reading

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I need help with a graph search

In the last week, I came across a graph on a climate skeptic website that showed the earth’s average temperature in F, the known variation of temperature on earth, and the rise of temperature over the last 100 years depicted … Continue reading

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Alexander the Great Explains The Drop In Extinctions

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a recent post here on WattsUpWithThat called The Thirteen Worst Graphs In The World, Geoff Chambers explores the graphs in a new book called “10 Billion”, by Stephen Emmott. The book appears to be … Continue reading

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Models Fail: Greenland and Iceland Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

I’m always amazed when global warming enthusiasts announce that surface temperatures in some part of the globe are warming faster than simulated by climate models. Do they realize they’re advertising that the models don’t work well for the area in … Continue reading

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The Grand Prize in Obama’s War on Coal™

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It’s a bad week for poor people around the planet. First, and with great fanfare, our President unleashed his patented climate plan, affectionately known as Obama’s War on Coal™. He hasn’t said yet how much … Continue reading

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Aging weather stations contribute to high temperature records

New paper finds that aging weather stations record much higher daytime temperatures, 1.63°C higher than new stations While we are all watching the heat wave developing in the US southwest, here is something to consider. Albedo on the surfaces of … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Australia Land Surface Air Temperatures & Anomalies – not so ‘angry’ after all

UPDATE: Corrected Figures 2 through 6. UPDATE 2: Corrected the color-coding in the title block of Figure 4. (Thanks to blogger cassandraclub for noticing it.) UPDATE 3: I removed the word Anomalies from Figures 2, 3 and 4. And I’ve … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Alaska Land Surface Air Temperature Anomalies

Mainstream media and climate alarmist websites have been publishing a lot of nonsense about record and near-record surface temperatures in Alaska over the past few weeks. Near-record? Yup. Near-record. On June 25th, Sophia Rosenbaum penned the NBC News article Alaska … Continue reading

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May 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

Initial Notes: This post contains graphs of running trends in global surface temperature anomalies for periods of 12+ and 16 years. They indicate that we have not seen a warming hiatus this long since the 1970s. Other than the overview … Continue reading

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Transient Van Allen radiation belt discovered

From the University of California – Los Angeles How did a third radiation belt appear in the Earth’s upper atmosphere? Since the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts in in the Earth’s upper atmosphere in 1958, space scientists have … Continue reading

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Model-Data Comparison: Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperatures and Diurnal Temperature Range (DTR)

This may appear to be an awkward time to present a model-data comparison. This post will appear between two excellent post at WattsUpWithThat, both of which discuss the flaws in the IPCC’s use of the multi-model ensemble mean. One post … Continue reading

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An Engineer’s Thoughts on Key AGW Questions

Final part of a 3 part series by Ronald D Voisin In order for catastrophic climate alarm to prevail, three fundamental questions must all be answered in the affirmative. And even if they are all answered in the affirmative, it … Continue reading

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