TV Network Tells Kids How Long Their Carbon Footprint Should Allow Them to Live

This is environmentalism jumping the shark: Click image above to play the game I don’t know where to begin, except to say that when we see things like this, we…

I Think, therefore I drive

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a bunch of venture capitalists are now backing Norway’s Think electric-car company. Their plan is to bring the company’s Think City car to…

Lieberman-Warner Cap and Trade Bill Headed for Defeat

Looks like its support is splintering: Without widespread corporate support, passage of the bill – already a long shot at best – becomes even more unlikely this year. President Bush remains…

UAH Satellite data: Globally, 2008 significantly cooler than last year

One of the great things about our current state of technology is the nearly instant reporting we can get from remote sensing platforms. Thanks to  Dr. Roy Spencer & Dr.…

Buckets, Inlets, SST’s and all that – part 2

Since this blog has main focused on air temperature measurement, and has not done any discussion of manual measurement techniques of Sea Surface Temperature measurements, I thought it would be…

Buckets, Inlets, SST's and all that – part 1

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the accuracy of measuring Sea Surface Temperatures prompted by a new study from Phil Jones from the University of East Anglia…

NASA Funds Toy Snowmobile Project at Georgia Tech to Monitor Climate Change Affecting Ice Shelves

The “SnoMote Remote Controlled Weather Station” At first, I though this must be a joke. But, it is not. They call it “an autonomous robot designed by Georgia Tech to…

An Inconvenient Truth – The Opera

La Scala to stage Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ MILAN, Italy (AP) — First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is…

Surprise – UN Carbon Credits Being Abused

See related articles from the Guardian: Billions Wasted On UN Climate Programme and Discredited Strategy “It looks like between one and two thirds of all the total CDM offsets do not…

How not to measure temperature, part 63

One of the strangest things I’ve learned in the past year about the US Historical Climatological Network is the propensity for placement of weather stations at sewage treatment plants. The…

Trouble in the UK – A Green Tax Rebellion is Afoot

The new tipping point: UK motorists rebel against additional taxes by shutting down highways.   After hundreds of angry drivers shut down highways in England Tuesday in protest against green…

What Political Cartoonists Think About Global Warming

NOTE: I originally had a Google video posted here, which was a collage of political cartoons published in major US Newspapers about climate change. I made the mistake of not…

Cold Irony: Arctic Sea Ice Traps Climate Tour Icebreaker

Stuck in the arctic ice that doesn’t exist. (file photo: EcoPhotoExplorers) Last year as arctic sea ice melted to record levels, panic set in for many. But then, as the…

NASA sends "The Weather Rock" to Mars

When I made a post discussing the weather station on NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander titled “First Weather Station on the Surface of Mars“, I expressed some concern that there might…

First Weather Station on the Surface of Mars

Of course we’ve all heard and seen the fantastic news of NASA’s Phoenix lander making a successful three point landing on the red planet. The primary goal of the Mars…

The parking lot effect: temperature measurement bias of locations

NOTE: David Smith is doing experiments with the portable USB digital thermometers that are available here. This sort of experimentation is easy and inexpensive to do, and makes a great…

Biofuels, BBQ's, and Texas

Corn: it’s-not-what’s-for-dinner. Signs of the times I guess. I saw an odd story yesterday from Armarillo TV station KDFA titled: Barbeque Costs Heating Up Memorial Day cookouts could cost you…

Weather Picture Of The Day – relaunched as a blog

Weather Picture Of The Day is a Website that I started back in the year 2000 as a way to provide interesting weather content for the public. Digital Photography was…

San Francisco approves greenhouse emissions tax on business

From the “pay and your sins shall be forgiven” department… FROM KTVU-TV in Oakland: Officials Approve Controversial Greenhouse Gas Tax SAN FRANCISCO — Air pollution regulators in the San Francisco…

NOAA Predicts a Below-Normal Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season

While the forecast for the Atlantic Hurricane season is active and for 12-16 named storms, the Pacific forecast is just in time to coincide with recent pronouncements of no link between…

A little perspective

I found this image to be compelling because it shows our earth in perspective to some of the more mild activity occuring on the surface of the sun. www.Spaceweather.com writes:…

A review of the major global temperature metrics for April 2008: Still globally cooler than 1 year ago

Here is a review of the major global temperature metrics in tabular and graph form. There is a bit of disagreement this month. GISS still comes out the warmest, as it…

The Accidental Tourist (aka The GISS World Tour)

A guest post by: John Goetz, originally posted on Climate Audit. Occasionally I will take a trip after much careful planning and preparation, only to find myself going off into…

Sunspot cycle more dud than radiation flood

Interesting article at the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, home to Kitt Peak and other observatories). (h/t to Ric Werme) Picture for illustration only – not from article Sunspot cycle more…