Tag Archives: WUWT

WUWT and WeatherBell help KUSI-TV with a weather forecasting request from ice-trapped ship in Antarctica Akademik Shokalskiy

Today, while shopping at lunchtime for some last minute year end supplies, I got one of the strangest cell-phone calls ever. It was from my friend John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel and Chief meteorologist at KUSI-TV in … Continue reading

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A note on my cyber attack and communications

For those of you trying to submit stories and/or contact me via WUWT, that won’t be possible for a couple of days via normal methods. My office experienced a cyber attack/hacking today. WUWT is hosted on wordpress.com, and not served … Continue reading

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The other divergence problem – climate communications

I regularly get angry emails from people who are convinced that I’m single-handedly destroying the world with my opinion which is supposedly funded by “big oil” and the Koch brothers. Of course, having nothing else, that’s all part of the … Continue reading

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Requesting some assistance

As some people may or may not know, I am a full member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in good standing. The AGU fall meeting is coming up, and I hope to attend so that I can cover what … Continue reading

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Why we do what we do – ‘It changes people.’

Jonathan Abbot writes in comments on 2013/07/23 at 12:59 pm My 10 year old daughter just read an article in National Geographic Kids about global warming. ‘The world is getting warmer, daddy! See?’ She wouldn’t believe me when I said … Continue reading

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Comparing Climate Models – Part Two

Guest Essay by Geoffrey H Sherrington See Part One of June 20th at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/06/20/comparing-climate-models-part-one/ In Part One, there was a challenge to find missing values for a graph that vaguely resembled the spaghetti graph of comparisons of GCMs. Here is … Continue reading

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WUWT: 150 million hits and counting

WUWT recently passed the 150 million counter mark as seen of the right sidebar. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The world’s most viewed site on global warming goes from strength to strength, and its audience grows with it. Let me … Continue reading

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Eurekalert’s lack of press release standards – a systemic problem with science and the media

I noted a link to WUWT in this NYT essay by Andrew Revkin titled: When Publicity Precedes Peer Review in Climate Science (Part One). I liked Andy’s bit of artwork to go with it, seen at right below. I was … Continue reading

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And they wonder why skeptic blogs get more traffic…

As WUWT closes in on a million comments… …I thought this is worth reading at The Lukewarmer’s way run by Tom Fuller: 

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WUWT spawns a free to read climate sci-fi novel

People send me stuff. This time is a novel about climate change. – Anthony CAGW as self-organising narrative, referencing previous posts on fiction, and offering a free downloadable novelette By Andy West I’m a long-term WUWT reader, but extremely rare … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s ‘Reality Drop’ is a bomb – so let’s give him a ‘hockey stick’

UPDATE: Hockey stick achieved, see below. Guess what? WUWT readers make up the majority of viewers of this farce video. Mostly curiosity I suppose. Watch the video, then see the numbers below. Yesterday, Tom Nelson asked this question, and it … Continue reading

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More WUWT.TV video segments – Joe D’Aleo on Hurricane Sandy and extreme weather

I continue with uploading videos from the 24 hour WUWT.TV Gore-a-thon on November 14-15th seen live here on WUWT. This post contains two segments, one that was seen during the live session on Hurricane Sandy, and one that was a … Continue reading

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Another WUWT.TV segment – interview with director Pete Garcia on the movie ‘The Boy Who Cried Warming’

This intro was supposed to air before the movie overnight on Nov 14/15 on WUWT’s Gore-a-thon, but due to a technical issue with scheduling, was not aired. My sincere apology to Pete. To make up for it, I ask people … Continue reading

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Thank you for watching WUWT-TV

Hello Everyone, I wish to offer my sincere thanks for your assistance and willingness for the help and ideas in putting together a presentation and appear on the WUWT-TV event. Much of this came from reader’s ideas and insight. We … Continue reading

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WUWT-TV’s answer to Al Gore’s ‘Dirty Weather Report’ is ON THE AIR

Welcome, for the next 24 hours, WUWT will be bringing you the counterpoint to Al Gore’s claim that “dirty energy=dirty weather” which you can watch over here. To watch WUWT-TV live see below:

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Major announcement coming Monday from WUWT

This is just a heads up to watch on noon (PDT) Monday for a major announcement coming from WUWT.

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The heat is on: the UK SurfaceStations effort

They say “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, so color me flattered. I’ve been remiss in writing about this effort by Roger Tattersall (aka Tallbloke) and his colleague Tim Channon, but a tip from WUWT reader David Schofield brought … Continue reading

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A review of the seminar ‘The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway?’

Guest post by W. Jackson Davis (who attended the seminar today as listed below) The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway? Franziska Hollender, Institute for Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 … Continue reading

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WUWT is the focus of a seminar at the University of Colorado

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. sends word of this via email. I’m a bit amused, but not surprised, as we know WUWT has been pushing the traditional media envelope, and we often tackle subjects they can’t or won’t. I liked this … Continue reading

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Announcement – Robert Phelan, WUWT moderator, has died

UPDATE: Details on the wake, funeral, and memorial fund are below. Given the circumstances that I’ve just now learned about, I ask WUWT denizens to help the Phelan family with funeral costs in lieu of flowers. See the update below … 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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More on Koutsoyiannis and the homogenization of temperature data – plus some comments on blog review

First, correcting an error that originated with the blog The Hockey Schtick about not giving appropriate credit. Marcel Crok writes on De staat van het klimaat One of the basic principles of blogging is to give credit when credit is … Continue reading

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WUWT Status report

Some of you who have corresponded with me lately may have noticed that I have been brief with my responses.  You may also have noticed a number of spelling and grammatical errors in recent WUWT blog postings. This is due … Continue reading

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An update on the plight of the Thompsons in Australia

WUWT readers may recall that I asked for help in supporting this family back in 2010. The issue was an out of control agency (DEC) that granted, then revoked, an operating permit for a feedlot operation based on nothing more … Continue reading

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On the plus side, there’s no reason for William M. Connolley to comment here anymore

Tom Nelson spots this droll duo: Misc : Stoat The Policy Lass is sick of arguing with stupid people. Anyone who has been to WUWT and the comment threads there will empathise. It is all a hopeless morass of nonsense; … Continue reading

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I was feeling really burned out… and then I read this

UPDATE: 3/17/12 Thanks to everyone for all the support, kind words, and well wishes. Today I found myself taking another long nap, and I awoke feeling much better than yesterday. Stress is an insidious thing, and until it catches up … Continue reading

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A note about WUWT fonts, readability, etc

UPDATE: 3/11 see the experiment I’m trying above. In the last couple of days, I’ve gotten several notes from people complaining they have trouble reading WUWT. See sample provided by a reader at left. It seems to make some posts … Continue reading

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An online and open exercise in stylometry/textometry: Crowdsourcing the Gleick “Climate Strategy Memo” authorship

Tonight, a prescient prediction made on WUWT shortly after Gleick posted his confession has come true in the form of DeSmog blog making yet another outrageous and unsupported claim in an effort to save their reputation and that of Dr. … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments, which began on this thread on January, 15th 2011, and grew on January 22nd, 2011, February 10th, 2011, February 28th, 2011, June 30th, 2011 … Continue reading

Posted in AMO, Announcements, Antarctic, Arctic, Carbon dioxide, Carbon sequestration, Citizen science, Climate data, clouds, Cosmic rays, dust storms, Earth, Education, Energy, ENSO, Environment, feedbacks, flooding, Forecasting, geothermal energy, Global warming, hurricanes, Land use land cover change, lightning, measurement, Methane, Modeling, Oceans, PDO, Science, Sea ice, snowfall, Temperature, tornadoes, UHI, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 132 Comments

Quote of the week – always happy to help

At WUWT, one thing we pride ourselves in is helping visitors learn about the issues and the science, even if those visitors should already know what these things mean. Take for example, Michael Tobis proprietor of “Only In it for … Continue reading

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A small milestone

108  – A big number in some contexts, small in others. Magnitude is in the eye of the beholder.

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WUWT search engine issues and site update

This post over on Scottish Sceptic’s website (below) points to a problem that WUWT has with search engines. One big issue he raises is that I can’t edit meta tags in the website header, but then again, I’ve had a … 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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A request: +1 Us for Google’s Sake

A week or so ago I found out about Google’s +1 program, which allows anybody to uprate websites that participate, so that users can boost that site’s search rankings. As has been found recently, Google has staff of people who … Continue reading

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New WUWT Polar Vortex Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” We are pleased to introduce WUWT’s newest addition, the WUWT Polar Vortex Reference Page. For those unfamiliar, a Polar Vortex is “caused when an area of low pressure sits at the rotation pole of … Continue reading

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