Tag Archives: BEST

Monthly Averages, Anomalies, and Uncertainties

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I have long suspected a theoretical error in the way that some climate scientists estimate the uncertainty in anomaly data. I think that I’ve found clear evidence of the error in the Berkeley Earth Surface … Continue reading

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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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By Land and By Sea

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach Bob Tisdale has discussed a variety of issues with the hemispheric and basis-by-basin Levitus summary of the ARGO data in his excellent post here on WUWT. I wanted to take a larger look at at … Continue reading

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Berkeley Earth, Very Rural and Not

Jet exhaust as climate forcing Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The good folks over at the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project have published their paper about urban heat islands. It’s called “Influence of Urban Heating on the Global Temperature Land … Continue reading

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SOON AND BRIGGS: Global-warming fanatics take note – Sunspots do impact climate

From the The Washington Times – By Willie Soon and William M. Briggs Scientists have been studying solar influences on the climate for more than 5,000 years.

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BEST, Volcanoes and Climate Sensitivity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve argued in a variety of posts that the usual canonical estimate of climate sensitivity, which is 3°C of warming for a doubling of CO2, is an order of magnitude too large. Today, at the … Continue reading

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An uncorrected assumption in BEST’s station quality paper

I noted with a chuckle today, this statement over at the California Academy of Sciences “Climate Change Blog”: I think that we all need to be careful of not falling into the unqualified and inexpert morass characterized by vessels like … Continue reading

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New Data, Old Claims About Volcanoes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Richard Muller and the good folks over at the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project have released their temperature analysis back to 1750, and are making their usual unsupportable claims. I don’t mean his risible statements … Continue reading

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Why BEST Will Not Settle the Climate Debate

By S. Fred Singer (first published in American Thinker) Global warming has re-entered public consciousness in recent days, partly because of the buzz surrounding the release of warming results from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project. The reaction of … Continue reading

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A Considered Critique of Berkeley Temperature Series

Guest post by Jeff Id I will leave this alone for another week or two while I wait for a reply to my emails to the BEST group, but there are three primary problems with the Berkeley temperature trends which … Continue reading

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A short anthology of changing climate

Guest post by Tony Brown Context is everything, and nowhere more so than in climate history, where a graphic such as this seems to illustrate an alarming uptick in temperatures that has been blamed on modern man and his profligate … Continue reading

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Monday Mirthiness – the BEST team

Josh thinks climate science is BEST left to rough and tumble experts. The next installment may best this one.

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Explaining Muller vs. Muller: is BEST blissfully unaware of cosmic-ray-cloud theory?

Guest post by Alec Rawls Here is the puzzle, as noted by Nigel Calder and others: how can BEST insist that a modicum of additional evidence of late 20th century warming should put skepticism of the CO2-warming theory to rest, … Continue reading

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Singer’s letter to WaPo on BEST

The scientific finding that does not settle the climate-change debate S. Fred Singer      Letter to WashPost  Oct 25, 2011** Before you write off Bachmann, Cain, and Perry as cynical diehards, deniers, idiots, or whatever, [WashPost Oct 24] consider this: Why … Continue reading

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What the BEST data actually says

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My theory is that the BEST folks must have eaten at a Hollywood Chinese restaurant. You can tell because when you eat there, an hour later you find you’re hungry for stardom. Now that the … Continue reading

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BEST: What I agree with and what I disagree with – plus a call for additional transparency to prevent “pal” review

There’s lots of hay being made by the usual romminesque flaming bloggers, some news outlets and the like, over my disagreement with the way data was handled in one of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) papers, the only one … Continue reading

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