Evidence of a Significant Solar Imprint in Annual Globally Averaged Temperature Trends – Part 2

NEW An update to this has been made here: evidence of a lunisolar influence on decadal and bidecadal oscillations in globally averaged temperature trends Part II By Basil Copeland and…

Joe Bastardi on 60 Minutes and Gore

Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi of AccuWeather on Al Gore’s 60 minutes interview: I am absolutely astounded that someone who refuses to publicly debate anyone on this matter and has no…

Solar Cycle 23 Forecasts – The Movie

Click image for movie – note download is large 2.4MB A guest post by Michael Ronayne Note: Mike has created a movie (solar_cycle_23-24_sunspots.gif large (2.4MB) animated GIF) that shows how the…

Silent Protest of Light

A couple of comments have mentioned the global “turn off your lights” night. Lubos Motl at the Reference Frame has a suggestion Earth Hour: turn your lights on at 8 p.m.…

Gore to throw insults on 60 minutes

There will be a story featuring Al Gore and his climate views on CBS 60 minutes this weekend. Normally I don’t pay much heed to this program, but Gore is…

UPDATED: New sunspots, but still solar cycle 23 spots

  Click for magnified view of the sun showing the most recent spot. Sunspot 987, 988, and now newly emerging 989 are shown above. With all being near the equator, they are still…

Evidence of a Significant Solar Imprint in Annual Globally Averaged Temperature Trends – Part 1

NEW An update to this has been made here: evidence of a lunisolar influence on decadal and bidecadal oscillations in globally averaged temperature trends NOTE: This essay represents a collaboration over…

How not to measure temperature, part 54: Los Angeles, the city

Please click the picture then continue reading. This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I study weather stations here. I carry a thermometer. My name’s Anthony. The story you are about…

The Solar to Global Warming Connection – A short essay

My good friend Jim Goodridge, former state climatologist for California, came to visit yesterday to offer some help on my upcoming trip, as well as to talk shop a bit about the…

Snow and Storms at Easter in Europe, Canada, and USA

More indicators of a colder than normal winter continuing in the northern hemisphere. From the London Telegraph: Britain is enduring its most miserable Easter for 25 years as Arctic winds…

Deja Vu all over again: climate worries of today also happened in the 20's and 30's

Two days ago I highlighted a news story from the Washington Post Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt dated from November 2nd 1922. That brought a flood…

The Sloppy Science of Global Warming

A guest post by Roy. W. Spencer While a politician might be faulted for pushing a particular agenda that serves his own purposes, who can fault the impartial scientist who…

New solar cycle 24 goalpost established

As I mentioned a few days ago, there was a panel that NASA convened to look at solar cycle 23/24 predictions. From this story on space.com where they talk about…

Bristlecone Pines: Treemometers or rain gauges ?

Over on Climate Audit, Steve McIntyre has been making a series of posts that have been putting the final nails in the coffin for Michael Mann’s MBH98 paper. This paper was responsible…

How not to measure temperature, part 53: Find the NOAA thermometer in this picture

Click picture to find the thermometer One of the things learned from the www.surfacestations.org project is how the conversion of standard mercury thermometers in Stevenson Screens to the newer MMTS…

You ask, I provide. November 2nd, 1922. Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt.

Roger Carr recently wrote in comments: HELP WANTED: I am trying to purchase (or plunder) a full copy of this story, mentioned here on this forum: A Washington, D.C. resident…

I need a little help

I’m often amazed at the reach this blog has been getting worldwide. Last month, I found it hitting almost a quarter million visits. This month it is on track to…

Poll: majority of British say they are being snookered

The London Times conducted a broad poll. In it was an interesting question: The government is imposing ‘green taxes’ as an excuse to raise money rather than to help save…

To Tell The Truth: Will the Real Global Average Temperature Trend Please Rise? Part 3

To Tell The Truth: Will the Real Global Average Temperature Trend Please Rise? Part III A guest post by Basil Copeland Again, I want to thank Anthony for the kind…

Sun still blank, no sign of cycle 24

This is a quick post since I’m caught up in a lot of work this weekend. Moderation will be slow so don’t be worried if your posts don’t show for…

NOAA Newsflash – It was cold this winter!

Verifying what we’ve already known from news reports and global metrics (it was a cooler than expected winter nationwide and worldwide) NOAA just issued a press release saying that we had…

To Tell the Truth: Will the Real Global Average Temperature Trend Please Rise? Part 2

To Tell the Truth:  Will the Real Global Average Temperature Trend Please Rise? Part II A guest post by Basil Copeland Before proceeding, I want to thank Anthony for allowing…

All we need are a few good trees, er, sticks…

I have to hand it to Steve McIntyre over at Climate Audit, he’s relentless in the pursuit of pointing out the problems with the famous Michael Mann paper that created the infamous  “hockey…

New AMS draft policy statement links Hurricane Katrina and climate

The American Meteorological Society is offering up an opportunity to submit comments on a draft policy titled: AMS Policy Statement on National Weather and Climate Priorities which you can view…