How not to measure temperature, part 3

The picture below is from Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor. You may have heard of him, the Governor of Oregon tried to get him fired for not jumping on to…

Draw your own conclusion from this map

Today I visited my friend Jim Goodridge, former California State Climatologist and the man with a garage full of data going back to before the Gold Rush. He’s been quietly…

Restaurant Inspections tell a different story

Tuesday on page 7A of the Enterprise Record there was a full page ad for the Oriental Buffet at the corner of East Avenue and Esplande that touted a copy…

How not to measure temperature, part 2

I decided I’d drop some more fun with entropy your way. Here is the USHCN station of climate record in Redding, CA GISS number # 425725920010 and used in the…

Memorial Day

This morning, I took my children out front, and we placed three flags in our front yard. Each child got one little flag on a wooden stick to plant in…

The Meriam Park Cell Pickle – SOLVED

There’s an interesting thorn in the side of the recent planning commission approval of Meriam Park that nobody seems to have brought up or discussed. Maybe there are plans I’m…

How not to measure temperature

I’m surveying climate stations of record around California and documenting their condition as part of a larger project I’m doing. You’ll see more about it here in the near future.…

Dihydrogen Monoxide

It appears that in the quest to save our planet from dangerous chemicals, people will blindly sign anything. Read more about this dangerous chemical here: http://www.dhmo.org/ It’s “an odorless, tasteless…

Fine Me

My friends at coffee this morning got a huge laugh out of Chico Peace and Justice Center member Sherri Quammen’s claim in a vitriol filled letter to the editor that…

Gravel Mine proponents take different approach

I found the full page color advertisement on page 5E of the Sunday Enterprise Record quite interesting. It lists a number of environmental reasons why the M&T Baldwin Gravel mine…

Internet TV finally taking hold

I don’t know what they are watching in Tunisia as shown above, but if places like that can be going to net TV it begs the question; Will 2008 be…

Computers for Classrooms offers nuke your hard drive service.

I swung by the new offices of Computers for Classrooms today to get a quick tour of what they are doing with their brand new facility. Pat Furr, the director,…

Bad Paint Job = Rising Surface Temperatures Part2

A test of wood surface temperatures related to paint NOTE: This is not research quality experiment, but a simple test to point me towards others tests and experiments. IR thermometers…

The Nation slams Global Warming

Here’s something that took me completely by surprise. In the most recent edition of The Nation, columnist Alexander Cockburn did a left wing smack down of Gore and the entire…

Global Warming on Neptune

I covered global warming on Mars previously, but many climate change proponents shrug that off as being a “regional effect” that only affects Mars south pole as they say its…

Chico's soon to be Pine Tree Cell Tower ?

As I drove through Grass Valley today, the cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree reminded me that Tuesday night, the City Council will consider once again the cell…

Mothers Day

Sung to the famous Italian song Funicili Funicila. For a real hoot, see Rodney Dangerfield sing it here on Youtube

911 Truth

You can use your mouse to interact with the flash graphic above. The Chico News and Review has gotten quite a number of letters on their 911 Truth article which…

Home Solar installs falling in California

The LA Times reports that California is seeing a big drop off in rebate applications for solar power systems. It seems that to get a rebate you have to also…

Site survey: Weather Station of Climate Record at CSUC

To get an idea of the measurement environment that exists today at stations used to gather climate data, I visited the Chico State University Fram on Hegan Lane, south of…

Bad Paint Job = Rising Surface Temperatures?

Stevenson Screen at the NWS office in Monterey – good paint but right next to asphalt parking lot and concrete walk – a definite no-no! After reading an excellent paper…

Something is up at the ER

Its Sunday Morning, 8:04 AM… No newspaper delivery and even more amazing, no online edition of the Enterprise Record is available. The only thing that is available is the image…

Light flows at the speed of molasses

Tonight I was watching a Science Channel TV show on the New Horizons spacecraft mission to Pluto, which just completed its Jupiter flyby in February of this year. Its a…

Galactic Perspective

Often we lose sight of our place in the universe, some never knew at all just how miniscule we humans are compared to everything else. There’s a tendency to view…

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