Tag Archives: John Christy

Pathetic press release from House Democrats disappears the testimony of Christy and Pielke

Ah, politics, the stench of spin is strong here. Note the picture below. Left to right are Dr. John Christy, Dr. David Titley, and Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.. In the text, Christy and Pielke don’t even exist, because, well, this … Continue reading

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UAH Global temperature, down slightly, “the pause” continues

UAH v5.6 Global Temperature Update for Nov. 2013: +0.19 deg. C by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The Version 5.6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for November, 2013 is +0.19 deg. C, down from +0.29 deg. C in … Continue reading

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A hilarious view of Climategate I’ve never read before

Scientific understanding and faith simultaneously on display:  ‘For climatologists, the search for an irrefutable “sign” of anthropogenic warming has assumed an almost Biblical intensity.’ – Fred Pearce, New Scientist, October 1996 This being near Climategate time, it is worth reflecting … Continue reading

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UAH global temperature for October, down significantly

Down from 0.37 in September. Global Temperature Report: October 2013

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UAH Global Temperature Report: September 2013 – up

While NASA GISS is offline, there’s no shutdown at UAH. From Dr. Roy Spencer: The Version 5.6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for September, 2013 is +0.37 deg. C (click for larger version): The global, hemispheric, and tropical … Continue reading

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Is Fighting Global Warming the Solution to Water Shortages in Malawi (or Elsewhere)?

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner In late May two evangelical environmentalists, recently returned from visiting Malawi, published articles in which they said poor Malawians are suffering from reduced rainfall caused by manmade global warming. Jonathan Merritt wrote for Religion … Continue reading

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Climate modeling EPIC FAIL – Spencer: ‘the day of reckoning has arrived’

I was aware of this story yesterday, but I didn’t like the original plot, (see at the end of this post) since use of straight line linear trends doesn’t accurately reflect the reality of the observation data. While it is … Continue reading

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Nuccitelli gets a bruising by the factual hand of Monckton

Cook “the books” is wrong to slam Roy Spencer By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Anyone who has met Roy Spencer knows him to be a careful, thoughtful, unpolemical scientist of formidable skill and knowledge. With John Christy he presents the … Continue reading

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UAH Global Temperature Report: March 2013 – temperature unchanged from February 2013

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C per decade March temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.18 C (about 0.32 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for March.

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Klotzbach et al revisited, a reply by John Christy

Reposted with permission from Marcel Crok’s blog: De staat van het klimaat Recently Jos Hagelaars published a very extensive blog post (on the blog of Bart Verheggen) about a widely discussed paper of Klotzbach et al 2009. The title of the … Continue reading

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From UAH – Global Temperature Report: January 2013

Second warmest January in past 35 Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C per decade January temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.51 C (about 0.92 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for January. Northern Hemisphere: +0.55 C (about 0.99 … Continue reading

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Dr. John Christy’s testimony before congress –

Hot on the heels of Nature’s editorial about not linking Global Warming to extreme weather, we have this testimony today from Dr. John Christy. ‘Extreme events, like the recent U.S. drought, will continue to occur, with or without human causation’      … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. – George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) ################################################### Number of the … Continue reading

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Inhofe Exposes Another Epic Fail by Global Warming Alarmists Thursday

PRESS RELEASE  August 2, 2012 Contact: Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov Inhofe Exposes Another Epic Fail by Global Warming Alarmists    Photo Posted by KFOR and Think Progress   Click Here for Larger Photo  The dumpster fire that caused the … Continue reading

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Video: John Christy’s stellar testimony today – ‘The recent anomalous weather can’t be blamed on carbon dioxide.’

From The Senate EPW Jim Inhofe Press Office, well worth your time to watch. Dr. John Christy, Alabama’s State Climatologist, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville testified … Continue reading

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Senate EPW hearing on global warming tomorrow

On Wednesday at 10AM ET (7AM PT) the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will conduct a hearing on (take your pick) global warming climate change climate disruption. Dr. John Christy will be there, but it is confirmed that Dr. … Continue reading

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Backstory on the new surfacestations paper

I’m a bit burnt out, so this is a just a few notes to quench some speculations about Steve McIntyre’s role and to help everyone understand what this week has been like. Evan and I have been working on this … Continue reading

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Why the U.S East Coast heatwave was not unusual nor the number of record temperatures unprecedented.

This is a combination of two posts elsewhere that illustrate just how much hype and how little substance the MSM and blogs like Grist, Climate Progress. and Capital Weather Gang have been pushing trying to make a run of the … Continue reading

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Gavin on the ropes over heat wave explanation

Tom Nelson writes: If CO2 is really such an all-powerful warming factor, and if the science is so settled, why does warmist Gavin Schmidt have so much trouble explaining why the southeastern US hasn’t warmed since the 1930s?: “Whether this … Continue reading

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The Kevin Trenberth / Seth Borenstein aided fact free folly on the USA heat wave

I cringe every time I see stories like the one being pushed in the Associated Press today by AP science writer Seth Borenstein. My Way News – This US summer is ‘what global warming looks like’ http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120703/D9VP9J681.html Even Drudge picked … Continue reading

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Christy and Spencer: Our Response to Recent Criticism of the UAH Satellite Temperatures

by John R. Christy and Roy W. Spencer University of Alabama in Huntsville A new paper by Stephen Po-Chedley and Quang Fu (2012) (hereafter PCF) was sent to us at the end of April 2012 in page-proof form as an … Continue reading

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Heating up in Huntsville – the discovery of FHI?

WUWT reader BarryW found this on the Huntsville Office of the State Climatologist, operated by our friend, Dr. John Christy and left it in Tips and Notes. First Christy’s article, then the report on the rabbit hole my investigation sent … Continue reading

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UAH Global Temperature anomaly up in March at 0.11°C

Global Temperature Report: March 2012 U.S. hits record highs in March, Iowa is ‘warmest’ place on Earth Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade March temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.11 C (about 0.20 degrees Fahrenheit) … Continue reading

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UAH global temperature anomaly – still below the zero line

UAH Global Temperature Update for February 2012: -0.12 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly cooled a little more in February, 2012, again not unexpected for the current La Nina conditions in the tropical … Continue reading

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Christy on Sierra Snowfall over the last 130 years – no trend, no effect from CO2

Better late than never, we got a little bit busy this week. Image above from data supplied by Dr. John Christy and rendered by the San Francisco Chronicle from their story here. An excerpt: John Christy, the Alabama state climatologist … Continue reading

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UAH global Temperature for December – no change

UAH Global Temperature Update for Dec. 2011: +0.13 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for December, 2011 remained about the same November, +0.13 deg. C (click on the image for the full-size version): … Continue reading

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Steig et al, revisited with UAH satellite data

From World Climate Report: Antarctic Temperature Trends Almost exactly two years ago, a prominent paper became a media darling as it, according to the alarmist website Real Climate “appeared to reverse the ‘Antarctic cooling’ meme that has been a staple … Continue reading

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Ben Santer’s “damage control” on UAH global temperature data

The post below on Dr. Roy Spencer’s blog that contains responses from Spencer and Christy deserves wide distribution and attention, because it shows just how badly Ben Santer and John Abraham want to squelch this dataset. Particularly amusing is the … Continue reading

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UAH global temperature – holding steady in November

UAH Global Temperature Update for Nov. 2011: +0.12 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for November, 2011 remained about the same as last month, at +0.12 deg. C (click on the image for … Continue reading

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Why the UAH global temperature is late

November Global Temperature Update Delayed By Dr. Roy Spencer There has been a delay in our monthly processing of global temperature data from AMSU. An undersea telecommunications cable used to transmit about half of the huge volume of data coming … Continue reading

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“Without energy, life is brutal and short”

Yesterday I had the honor of co-presenting a seminar with Dr. John Christy of the University of Alabama, Huntsville, when he visited Chico State University. He had relatives to visit in town but had asked to be able to make … Continue reading

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A modest proposal to Skeptical Science

UPDATE: Some new data has come to light, see below. As Bishop Hill and WUWT readers know, there’s been a lot of condemnation of the way John Cook’s Skeptical Science website treated Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. recently when he attempted … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr. on Skeptical Science’s attacks on Spencer and Christy

Scientific Robustness Of The University Of Alabama At Huntsville MSU Data By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. As a result of the persistent, but incorrect (often derogatory) blog posts and media reports on the robustness of the University of Alabama MSU temperature data, … Continue reading

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The science is scuttled: Abraham, Gleick, and Trenberth resort to libeling Spencer and Christy

NOTE: This will be a “sticky”  top post for awhile, new posts appear below this one. UPDATE: Josh weighs in with a new cartoon. I was hoping to have a quiet holiday weekend away from WUWT doing some household chores. … Continue reading

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Smear job by “The Carbon Brief”

The website “populartechnology.net” decided to ask the questions the smear publishers didn’t. I’ve been authorized to reproduce this in full here, and reposting at other blogs is encouraged. AGW proponents seem hell bent on trying to repeat this “linked to” … Continue reading

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