Comet ISON appears to be toast – goes “poof” in video, then comes back to life

Note: See updates below for the ISON ISOFF ISON nature of this comet that has everybody guessing. Picture at right also updated to reflect the new “zombie” status of this comet. Looks like ISON has disintegrated during its turn around the sun. Given the radiation (estimated temperature 5,000F/2,760C – hot enough to vaporize rock), solar…

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A call to action – give #ClimateThanks

Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong… Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better than advocating eating “tofurkey” to lessen climate change. I’m sure WUWT readers have lots to…

From history: The proclamation of Thanksgiving

This post originally ran on Nov 25th, 2010. I’m thankful for a lot of things, and I hope you are too. Too bad all that Goresian “dirty weather” around the USA today will spoil it all.  /sarc Much like the famous editorial, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, it has become a tradition this…

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 to the day from Climategate 1 in 2009 the Climategate leaker/hacker known as “FOIA” brought…