Rapid climate changes in the younger Dryas, but with a 120 year time lag

From GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Regional climate changes can be very rapid. A German-British team of geoscientists now reports that such a rapid climate change occurred in different regions with a time difference of 120 years. Investigation in the west German Eifel region and in southern Norway demonstrated that at the end of the…

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Circularity of homogenization methods

Guest post by David R.B. Stockwell PhD I read with interest GHCN’s Dodgy Adjustments In Iceland by Paul Homewood on distortions of the mean temperature plots for Stykkisholmur, a small town in the west of Iceland by GHCN homogenization adjustments. The validity of the homogenization process is also being challenged in a talk I am…

GHCN’s Dodgy Adjustments In Iceland

Guest post by Paul Homewood Take a look at the two graphs above. They are both mean temperature plots for Stykkisholmur, a small town in the west of Iceland. Now take another look! The top one is the official Icelandic Met Office (IMO) plot, and it clearly shows a gradual upward trend since the early…

Species Extinction is Nothing New

Letter to the Editor As the global warming bubble deflates, another scare is being inflated – species extinction. Naturally the professional alarmists present this as a brand new threat, caused by man’s industry. However, species extinction, like climate change, is the way of the world. It was not carbon dioxide that entombed millions of mammoths…

Tracking the ash from the ‘unpronounceable’ volcano

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Scientists ‘read’ the ash from the Icelandic volcano 2 years after its eruption In May 2010, the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull reached the Iberian Peninsula and brought airports to a halt all over Europe. At the time, scientists followed its paths using…

Dust deposition linked to glacier melt

From the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and the Department of “The Albedo made me do it” comes further proof of what we have been saying before on WUWT about albedo effects of soot and dust. Meteorologist Mike Smith made an excellent backyard experiment a couple of years ago to…

Another GISS miss, this time in Iceland

Ever wonder why NASA’s Jim Hansen (and many others) see red at high northern latitudes? Above 2011 Temperature Anomaly. Source: NASA GISS interactive plotter With all that red up north, you’d think Jimbo, Gore, and Trenberth would want to get a look at that firsthand, instead of making a fossil fueled boat trip to Antarctica…