Tag Archives: American Geophysical Union

WUWT Video – Zeke Hausfather explains the new BEST surface data set at AGU 2013

I mentioned the poster earlier here. Now I have the video interview and the poster in high detail. See below. About these ads

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A side of the AGU Fall Meeting sure to cause some alarmists to go postal

As many WUWT readers know, I attended the AGU fall meeting and I have a number of posts coming up that will highlight many of the posters and sessions that I attended. I have some video interviews in the bag … Continue reading

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At AGU 2013: Are tornadoes getting stronger? No.

This AGU session asked that question directly and I covered this previously. Now that the video of the entire session is available, I thought it worth revisiting. Of course, the answer is “no”, even when they try to make a … 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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Seen at AGU 2013

From Gavin, who was being a bit cheeky. Or perhaps given the location, had passed a tippling point.

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A few first impressions of the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting

A photo essay. What follows are a series of photos and comments that catalog my impressions of today. As you may know, I’m attending the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting. After some hassle a couple of months ago, I was able … Continue reading

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Open Thread – AGU Week

Thanks to the help of many readers, I’m off to cover The 2013 AGU meeting, and I’ll be in San Francisco this week. I’m in transit today.

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Quite possibly the world’s dumbest Kickstarter project for climate

God help us. These “artistes” write: The scientific community can meet us in December when we bring the calendar to the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. This is the world’s largest gathering of Earth and space scientists: 20,000 of them … Continue reading

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More settled science: The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is 20 million years older than thought

From the University of California – Santa Barbara West Antarctica ice sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The results of research conducted by professors at UC Santa Barbara and colleagues mark the beginning … Continue reading

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Requesting some assistance

As some people may or may not know, I am a full member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in good standing. The AGU fall meeting is coming up, and I hope to attend so that I can cover what … Continue reading

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Limiting scientific debate: A change in the AGU policy on Presenting Alternative Scientific Viewpoints

Guest essay by Roger A. Pielke Sr. In the August 20 2013 issue of EOS both the AGU Statement on Climate Change [ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013EO340006/pdf ] and my comment on the Statement [ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013EO340007/pdf ] were published. However, I was not … Continue reading

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The IPCC’s new certainty is 95% What? Not 97%??

Just 2% short of the magic 97% number, I’m sure the SkS kidz will be devastated. From Reuters: Drafts seen by Reuters of the study by the U.N. panel of experts, due to be published next month, say it is … Continue reading

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How is the temperature of your pocket useful for meteorology?

I can’t imagine why this project exists. We have thousands of weather stations across the world already. Disentangling the temperature of your pocket from the actual temperature seems like an exercise in futility to me. Even the authors claim they … Continue reading

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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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Lewandowsky’s ‘seepage’, now with FOI

From Tom Nelson Lewandowsky’s skeptic seepage plus see the FOIA documents link added at the end. Emailer WL writes: [Stephan Lewandowsky at 2013 American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference] “Skeptic discourse has seeped into the scientific arena and may have contributed … Continue reading

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‘Ozone hole’ may be a warming factor due to wind shifts

First, a clarification; while the AGU calls it an “ozone hole”, it technically isn’t. As NASA says here, it really isn’t a “hole” in the true sense of the word, it is simply a region of reduced O3 concentration that … Continue reading

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The AGU climate policy statement as redrafted by Monckton

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton The American Geophysical Union, after three previous attempts at a policy statement on climate change, has just published yet a fourth. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley redrafts it to say what it should have said if … Continue reading

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Pielke’s response to AGU Statement on Climate Change

The American Geophysical Union has just published its new Statement on Climate Change, here is the press release.   Here is how they describe it: “AGU has a responsibility to help policy makers and the public understand the impacts our … Continue reading

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Watch Michael Mann’s self aggrandizing AGU presentation

He’s still pushing the same old stuff; Mannian certified hockey sticks, evil skeptics, and a persecution complex to make up for his own lack of transparency.

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Claim: Humans play role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer

From the University of Melbourne, where being angry about “weather is not climate” isn’t just a science, it’s a way of life: Human influences through global warming are likely to have played a role in Australia’s recent “angry” hot summer, … Continue reading

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Watch Mann and Lewandowsky make fools of themselves live

The AGU Chapman gabfest is being streamed live. Up this AM, are two notable alarmists who will surely provide back to back entertainment. Times are U.S. Mountain. 10:05 a.m. — 10:25 a.m. Scientific Uncertainty in Public Discourse: The Case for … Continue reading

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AGU says CO2 is plant food

Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener 31 May 2013 AGU Release No. 13-24 WASHINGTON, DC—Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in … Continue reading

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Josh on great moments in use of the ‘D word’

Lucia notes: As some of you know, Dana flung the “D” word at Richard Tol. He and a sympathizer who uses the handle “@IdiotTracker” have provided interesting definitions of either “Denier” or “acting like a denier”. For those who don’t … Continue reading

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AGW Proponents Fight Rearguard Action As Political Climate Science Fails

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis are cornered. They made a political choice to prove rather than disprove the hypothesis, as the scientific method requires. It failed, as IPCC projections (range of … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of One

Guest post by Brandon Shollenberger Words cannot describe the humor of Michael Mann’s latest post: As professional climate change deniers become increasingly irrelevant and desperate, so do their distraction and smear efforts. These are mostly just noise in the background … Continue reading

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Pot, Kettle, James Hansen, censorship, NASA and EPA

Readers may recall this oh so terrible squashing of free speech by the White House limiting NASA public employee Dr. James Hansen’s ability to talk to the media. It seems that the issue has been repeated today, but there’s a … Continue reading

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AGU, Gleick, Climate Science, and Baseball Steroid Use

Please Turn Around, Dr. Gundersen, You’re Blowing Your One Chance! Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was ruminating about Peter Gleick, and the AGU Task Force on Scientific Integrity, when I came across a very apropos quote. This is from … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: The Gleick tragedy continues at AGU…

Steve McIntyre has returned from his holiday trip and points out how the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has taken up the Gleick tragedy at the 2012 convention, as if the prodigal son had never committed a crime. He writes:

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Another kind of ‘fracking’, this produces geothermal energy

From the AGU fall meeting comes some pragmatic engineering tests with fracking like methods that produce geothermal energy. Developers of renewable energy and shale gas must overcome fundamental geological and environmental challenges if these promising energy sources are to reach … Continue reading

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Mercury in California fog linked to ocean upwelling

From the AGU fall meeting in SFO and the University of California – Santa Cruz  comes this rather odd statement that I thought was interesting. It seems like an ecological horror story until you realize it is all natural processes … Continue reading

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Global precipitation variability from 1940 to 2009 contradicts models

Media release received from the American Geophysical Union on October 29, 2012: Global precipitation variability decreased from 1940 to 2009 One of the strongly held assumptions of climate change is that the variability of precipitation will grow with an increase … Continue reading

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Listen in on Mike Mann’s legal wranglings at AGU

Steve McIntyre reports that the AGU is schlepping for Dr. Mann’s legal defense with a live audio webcast: An Inside Look at the Michael Mann Case Featuring Peter Fontaine, counsel to Michael Mann and a leader of Cozen O’Connor’s Brownfield … Continue reading

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AGU: Link found between cold European winters and solar activity

“Skaters can only do this race every 10 or 11 years because that’s when the rivers freeze up,” Sirocko said. “I thought to myself, ‘There must be a reason for this,’ and it turns out there is.” From the American Geophysical … Continue reading

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About that overwhelming 97-98% number of scientists that say there is a climate consensus…

Larry Bell writes in his weekly Forbes column about that oft repeated but less than truthy “98% of all scientists” statistic. Supposedly, this was such an easy and quick to do survey, it was a no-brainer according to the two … Continue reading

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AGU Letter: Journals Should Ask Authors to Publish Results

Dr. Leif Svalgaard directs my attention via email to this letter in Eos, Vol. 93, No. 29, 17 July 2012, which calls for more “open science” in the role of peer review, always a good thing. I’m repeating parts of … Continue reading

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