Tag Archives: RealClimate

Cosmic Rays and Climate – to be or not to be?

From the “science is still settling” department, the question still seems up in the air to me. On one hand we have Dr. Jasper Kirkby, Head of the CLOUD Experiment, CERN Geneva giving a thorough review showing strong correlations between … Continue reading

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Hey Ya! (mal) McIntyre was right – CRU Abandons one tree Yamal Superstick

This must be personally satisfying for Steve McIntyre, though I doubt the folks at RealClimate will have the integrity to acknowledge that he was right, and they were wrong. It seems that in the latest publication from CRU’s Keith Briffa, … Continue reading

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The MAD MEN of Climate-Change Alarmism

Readers may recall that I and some other climate skeptics were portrayed in a parody of AMC’s “MAD MEN” last week by activist artist Steve Brodner, who apparently can’t handle comments about his artwork on his blog, since he didn’t … Continue reading

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A frank admission about the state of modeling by Dr. Gavin Schmidt

This is something I never expected to see in print. Climate modeler Dr. Gavin Schmidt of NASA GISS comments on the failure of models to match real world observations.

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FoS CliSci Summary

Climate Science Newsletter Crowd sourcing A unique effort to assemble a large number of paleo-temperature graphs on all time scales was made earlier on the WUWT Paleoclimate Reference Page and is now continuing with a recent posting (March 30th). ————————— … Continue reading

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Why the Marcott et al FAQ was published on Easter Sunday

Steve McIntyre explores this question along with the bigger question about the core top redating which created the Marcottian uptick: Q. Why did realclimate publish the Marcott FAQ on Easter Sunday?

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How well did Hansen (1988) do?

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. The graphic from RealClimate asks “How well did Hansen et al (1988) do?” They compare actual temperature measurements through 2012 (GISTEMP and HadCRUT4) with Hansen’s 1988 Scenarios “A”, “B”, and “C”. The answer (see my … Continue reading

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Preliminary comments on Hausfather et al 2013

There’s a new paper out today, highlighted at RealClimate by Hausfather et al titled Quantifying the Effect of Urbanization on U.S. Historical Climatology Network Temperature Records and published (in press) in JGR Atmospheres. I recommend everyone go have a look … Continue reading

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The Cyber Bonfire of GISS’s Vanities

I decided to make this a sticky top post for a day or two – it needs wide circulation. New posts will appear below this one. – Anthony Playing email hidey-ho in Hansenland to circumvent FOI laws Guest post by … Continue reading

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Science By Press Release: where I find myself in agreement with Dr. Gavin Schmidt over PR entropy

Over at RealClimate, Dr. Schmidt has written something that I’ve found myself wholly in agreement with – the sad state of science reporting and the use of embargoes that aren’t adhered to by some journalists. Readers may recall that I’ve … Continue reading

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Part 2 of “On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America”

Guest post by Bob Tisdale This is a follow-up to my recent post On Sallenger et al (2012) – Hotspot of Accelerated Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America. It confirms a comment I made there and … Continue reading

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The longest, most high resolution, most inconvenient paleoclimate data that hasn’t been published

Read on for a new Josh cartoon. What’s wrong with this image? Well if you are part of The Team (RealClimate and friends), it goes against everything you’ve been publishing. You want the Medieval Warm Period to disappear, and you … Continue reading

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American Meteorological Society disappears withdraws Gergis et al paper on proxy temperature reconstruction after post peer review finds fatal flaws

UPDATE: It appears the paper has been withdrawn and credit acknowledgement given to Steve McIntyre, see below: There was yet another recent “hockey stick” being foisted on the public. Gergis et al. It says: The average reconstructed temperature anomaly in … Continue reading

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Gavin Schmidt issues corrections to the RealClimate Presentation of Modeled Global Ocean Heat Content

Guest post by Bob Tisdale For years, Tamino (aka Grant Foster) has complained about the placement of the GISS model projection at the start of the ARGO-era OHC data. Well, Gavin just discovered an error in his presentation of the … Continue reading

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McIntyre gets some new Yamal data – still no hockey stick

Steve McIntyre writes: Yesterday, I received updated Yamal data (to 2005) from Rashit Hantemirov, together with a cordial cover note. As CA and other readers know, Hantemirov had also promptly sent me data for Hantemirov and Shiyatov in 2002. There … Continue reading

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Tisdale: An Unsent Memo to James Hansen

This may be the only entry ever made by Bob Tisdale that doesn’t contain a graph. I thank him for the unsolicited notice he gives to WUWT – Anthony Date: May 11, 2012 Subject: New York Times Op-Ed Titled “Game … Continue reading

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‘One could even ask whether the effort that we have put into RealClimate has been in vain.’

From The Legend of the Titanic at RealClimate (bold mine): However, if the notion that information makes little impact is correct, one may wonder what the point would be in having a debate about climate change, and why certain organisations … Continue reading

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Consensus Argument Proves Climate Science Is Political.

UPDATE: I’ve added a video at the end that speaks to the consensus thinking. Marc Morano’s arguments leaves the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Anna Rose speechless. – Anthony Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Claims of a consensus was an … Continue reading

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No joy in Mudville – mighty Gavin has struck out

By John West (elevated from a comment in Unthreaded Weekend, inspired by Casey at the Bat) Welcome to the WUWT Sports channel! For the debut game we have “The Cause” vs. “The Skeptics”: First inning: Gavin Schmidt is up to … Continue reading

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Shollenberger’s Technical Review of Mann’s recent book

Readers may recall this posting A detailed review of Mann’s book: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars as it relates to the Wegman report to Congress. This post today is a continuation of that review, with more in-depth technical … Continue reading

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Mann and coining the AMO and claims of credit

Junkscience.com writes: Did Michael Mann falsely claim to coin a famous climate term actually coined by someone else? In Mann’s new book “The Hockey Stick and Climate Wars”, Mann writes: The multidecadal oscillation I’d helped discover would nonethless become a … Continue reading

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A fish story from Antarctica

From Yale University: Fish of Antarctica threatened by climate change A Yale-led study of the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish and their “anti-freeze” proteins illustrates how tens of millions of years ago a lineage of fish adapted to newly formed … Continue reading

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CRU’s Phil Jones plays Wheel of Fortune “Before and After”

I was looking through some CG2 emails today for something else, and I came across this one. Email #3538. It is funny. For those who don’t know what the “before and after” portion of the game is about, this Yahoo … Continue reading

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Mann of the people

Tom Nelson spots another Climategate zinger. Email 2743, Sept 2009, Michael “Robust Debate” Mann: “So far, we’ve simply deleted all of the attempts by McIntyre and his minions to draw attention to this at RealClimate.”

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Tisdale takes on Tamino’s Foster & Rahmstorf 2011

On Foster and Rahmstorf 2011 – Global temperature evolution 1979–2010 Guest post by Bob Tisdale Note (May 23, 2013):  Update 3 appeared in the cross post at my blog but not here at WUWT.  I’ve added it here. UPDATE 3 (January … Continue reading

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NYT reporter engages in zany conspiracy theory – suggests bloggers “knew” FOIA emails were coming

This is almost as clueless as the raid on Tallbloke by the police looking for scraps. But it does underscore one thing – investigators are clueless and so is the major press. For the record, I don’t know who “FOIA” … Continue reading

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Tisdale on Climate Models Confirming Or Contradicting AGW

Part 2 – Do Observations and Climate Models Confirm Or Contradict The Hypothesis of Anthropogenic Global Warming? Guest Post by Bob Tisdale OVERVIEW This is the second part of a two-part series. There are, however, two versions of part 1. The … Continue reading

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The genesis of RealClimate.org appears in the Climategate emails, and surprise, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin seems connected

This email in December 2003 shows what appears to be the genesis of the idea of setting up the RealClimate.org website. There a BBC (impartiality – ho ho) connection. Roger Harrabin at this meeting at Tyndall (why was he there … Continue reading

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Hits and Misses for the week of November 20-26

I’m trying out a new feature, “Hits and Misses” which will highlight some of the on-target and brightest things in science and climate juxtaposed with some of the off-target and silliest things in the past week. Hit: Almost two years … Continue reading

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On the anniversary of Climategate, RealClimate’s Ray Pierrehumbert sings the CO2 blues, Chicago style

I’ve previously highlighted the accordion talents of RealClimate co-founder Dr. Ray Pierrehumbert. Now he’s formed a band with two guys named Abbot and Archer, singing the CO2 blues in a music video. How appropriate though, given the politics employed by … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to WUWT – 5 years today

I’ve sort of dreaded writing a post for this day, mainly because it brings out a lot of emotions when I look back over 5 years. I started this blog under the auspices of the local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise … Continue reading

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Slipping some “past the goalie” at RC

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein Seinfeld fans will remember how proud Kramer was when he thought he had slipped one past the goalie. Well, I’ve managed to slip a few comments onto RealClimate’s discusion of the Times Atlas “Greenland Meltdown” … Continue reading

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RealClimate.org – down

UPDATE: As of 10PM PST, RC is back up and running, no mention of the outage though – Anthony I figured I’d better note this since a number of people have brought it to my attention. Trying to reach realclimate.org … Continue reading

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Quote of the Month – Nature disses skeptics

I already have a quote of the week, but since the fact that Nature decided to pay any attention at all to the Heartland Conference in Washington, D.C. which ended July 1st, this deserved a special place on WUWT, and … Continue reading

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Even Further Down “The Borehole”

Yesterday we had an enlightening guest post by Ian Rons titled Further Down the “Bore Hole” which presented some comment data and graphs, along with some observations about that nature of RealClimate.org and the way they treat visitors and commenters. Ian … Continue reading

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