Tag Archives: American Geophysical Union

Monckton’s reply to Eos on Climate Denial

Christopher Monckton writes via email: Dear Anthony, – Ivar Giaever and I were subjected to an unprovoked and more than usually scientifically illiterate personal attack at some length in the AGU’s Eos newsletter recently. I wrote the attached reply, which … Continue reading

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John Nielsen-Gammon: Skeptics Are Not Deniers

From his Climate Abyss blog at the Houston Chronicle, Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon takes an extended interest in Dr. Robert Brown’s comment-turned-essay on WUWT. Skeptics Are Not Deniers: A Conversation (part 1) Robert Brown, a Lecturer of Physics … Continue reading

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New study demonstrates the role of urban greenery in CO2 exchange

From the University of California – Santa Barbara In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and … Continue reading

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13th century volcano mystery eruption may be solved

From ScienceNews: Indonesia implicated as location of biggest eruption in last seven millennia By Alexandra Witze SELFOSS, Iceland — One of the biggest mysteries in volcanology may finally have a solution. An eruption long thought to have gone off in … Continue reading

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Strange bacteria found on South American volcanoes

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, proof that life can inhabit just about anywhere. CU-Boulder-led team finds microbes in extreme environment on South American volcanoes A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for organisms that eke … Continue reading

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Geomagnetic data reveal unusual nature of recent solar minimum

From the American Geophysical Union weekly highlights: Key Points Minimum 23-24 showed recurrence intervals of 9.0 and 6.7-d Historical geomagnetic activity data show that minimum 23-24 was unusual The heliosphere during minimum 23-24 had unusual sectorial structure Since the mid-1800s, … Continue reading

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AGU President on Gleick’s “shocking fall from grace”: “His transgression cannot be condoned, regardless of his motives.”

AGU President’s message We must remain committed to scientific integrity 27 February 2012 During the third week of February our global community of Earth and space scientists witnessed the shocking fall from grace of an accomplished AGU member who betrayed … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Dr. Linda Gundersen

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dear Dr. Gundersen; I see that due to the highly theatrical auto-defenestration of your predecessor, Dr. Peter Gleick, you are now the Chair of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Task Force on Scientific Integrity. I’m … Continue reading

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Megan McArdle gives Mosher and the blogosphere props for pointing to Gleick

Some excerpts from her most recent article in The Atlantic, which you can read in full here. It is important to note that Ms. McArdle is not a climate skeptic, quite the contrary. But, she was and remains very skeptical … Continue reading

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IPCC reviewer resigns from AGU saying: I will not renew my AGU membership

Martin Hovland writes in with this statement. It seems that AGU Position Statement keeps costing them members. He writes: Although I have been a long-time member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), I hereby refuse to pay my membership fees. … Continue reading

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The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal (ho ho)

From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr.some comments on the recent scathing report on BBC’s impartiality (ho ho) when it comes to reporting climate change. He writes: Comments On The Global Warming Policy Foundation Report “The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal” … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Gavin Schmidt

While we are polar opposites, and Dr. Schmidt can’t find it within himself to respond to any of my emails or to allow my comments and many others to appear on RealClimate, let me offer congratulations anyway. New Award from … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr. on a new paper discussing urban climate issues

New Paper “Climatic Trends In Major U.S. Urban Areas, 1950–2009″ By Mishra and Lettenmaier By Dr. Roger Pielke Senior There is a new paper Mishra, V., and D. P. Lettenmaier (2011), Climatic trends in major U.S. urban areas, 1950–2009, Geophys. Res. … Continue reading

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Study suggests Arctic sea ice loss is not irreversible

We covered this topic before on WUWT, but it showed up again in this week’s AGU highlights. Given the attention to the recent Arctic sea ice low and quick turnaround, I thought it would be appropriate to mention again. From … Continue reading

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UV low during recent solar minimum

From the American Geophysical Union: Ultraviolet solar irradiance was low during recent solar minimum Solar irradiance, which varies with the 11-year solar cycle and on longer time scales, can affect temperature and winds in the atmosphere, influencing Earth’s climate. As … Continue reading

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New AGU endorsed climate survey for educators – a bit odd

People send me stuff. This arrived today in my inbox. This anonymous survey (open to anyone) was announced via the American Geophysical Union mailing list, done by the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA, and also available at their website) … Continue reading

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Contrails – itty bitty icy forcing

From the American Geophysical Union weekly highlights: Estimating climate effects of contrails Condensation trails, or so-called contrails, formed by freezing of ice crystals in the exhaust from aircraft jet engines could affect climate. Like natural cirrus clouds, contrails change atmospheric … Continue reading

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Study of the East Greenland Current finds no trend

Current research for the East Greenland Current (EGC) has been focused on freshwater fluxes from melting ice. Because the EGC runs through the Greenland Sea and eventually through the Labrador Sea (as the West Greenland Current) it can have strong … Continue reading

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Ben Santer elected AGU fellow

No mention if he threatened to “beat the crap out of” the judges /sarc Ben Santer From Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Ben Santer is a man with a lot of accolades under his belt: A recipient of the MacArthur “genius” … Continue reading

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Pakistan floods last summer could have been predicted

Peter Webster at Georgia Tech is a colleague of Dr. Judith Curry. Data generated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) in late July 2010 indicated imminent, extreme precipitation over Pakistan. Click here to see ECMWF Extreme Forecast … Continue reading

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Craven Attention: The Sequel

by Steven Mosher In the last episode of  “Craven Attention” I recounted some of the things Greg Craven said during a panel discussion after Oppenheimer’s lecture of the role of scientists. [GC33D The 2010 Stephen Schneider Global Environmental Change Lecture … Continue reading

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Preliminary results for the CERN CLOUD cosmic ray experiment

From Nature blog: Sunny days for CLOUD experiment An experiment designed to investigate the link between solar activity and the climate has its first results in the bag. At the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco today, Joachim Curtius … Continue reading

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Craven Attention

Steve Mosher reports that things got a bit bizarre at the 2010 American Geophysical Union convention in San Francisco Guest post by Steven Mosher At AGU today I was witness to a “new AGU.” In the very first Steven Schneider … Continue reading

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Satellites Image the Urban Heat Islands in the Northeast

Gee where have we seen something like this before? Dads/Moms and Grandparents: if you’d like your children/grandchildren to be able to do something on UHI for the spring science fair, here’s an easy to do idea. – Anthony From Science … Continue reading

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Dueling press releases – which is it: dead or weakened?

It’s AGU week in San Francisco, of course that means the annual barrage of science by press release. I was struck by this juxtaposition of two press releases at Eurekalert this morning. Note the headlines of the screencap below: Here … Continue reading

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