Who's Adjusting the Climate in Tucumcari: Cows, Canals, or Hansen?

On Sunday I posted about the USHCN climate station of record in Tucumcari, NM highlighting its positive points since it has all the hallmarks of a well sited station with…

Reader Poll: James Hansen calls for trials of energy executives, what next?

BUMPED for visibility. Originally published on 6/24. Bumped on 6/28 and again on 6/30 This poll will gauge reader perception to the issue that Dr. Hansen of NASA has recently raised…

What a great USHCN station looks like: Tucumcari

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog showing how badly maintained and situated the stations in the USHCN network are. And rightly so, the majority of them have…

Astronomical Society of Australia publishes new paper warning of solar quieting and global cooling

A new paper published by the Astronomical Society of Australia titled: Does a Spin–Orbit Coupling Between the Sun and the Jovian Planets Govern the Solar Cycle? contains a warning about…

Sun: Still quiet, over two months since a cycle 24 spot seen

Its all quiet on the solar front. Too quiet. It has now been almost 2 and a half months since the last counted cycle 24 sunspot has been seen on…

Coloring the Models: Climate Change through Color Change

NOTE: Mike alerted me in comments about this article he wrote along the lines of my story on Color and Temperature: Perception is everything. I thought this would be good…

Algal Fuels and Massive Scales

Guest post by John Goetz I keep an active watch of the news for progress being made in the areas of renewable and alternative energy sources. One area that has…

Color and Temperature: Perception is everything

Recently I had some of my readers comment that they thought that The Weather Channel and USA Today (which uses TWC graphics) temperature maps seemed to look “hotter”. They suspected…

Kroger nixes global warming "policy"

Question: Why does a major grocery store chain need a “comprehensive policy addressing climate change”? Answer: They don’t. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that one of the nations oldest and largest grocery…

Debate Thread: Miskolczi semi-transparent atmosphere model

This thread debates the Miskolczi semi-transparent atmosphere model.  The link with the easiest introduction to the subject is http://hps.elte.hu/zagoni/Proofs_of_the_Miskolczi_theory.htm

Surprise: Explosive volcanic eruption under the Arctic ice found

I posted on a similar story about volcanic eruptions under Antarctic ice earlier this year. What is unique about this situation is that it was a large eruption that went…

RIP George Carlin – whoosh!

Since George has been “acted upon by nature”,and we’ll miss him, I thought this video of his “saving the planet” sketch might be a fitting epitaph. My favorite line of…

A new view on GISS data, per Lucia

For some time I’ve been critical (and will likely remain so) of the data preparation techniques associated with NASA GISS global temperature data set. The adjustments, the errors, the train…

The "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists

Here is an interesting note from grrlscientist at scienceblogs: “In response to what appears to be a growing problem, a group of people at the Institute of Medical Science at…

Warming on 11 year hiatus? How about cooling?

A guest post by Basil Copeland Lucia, at rankexploits.com, has been musing over Tilo Reber’s posting of a graph showing flat 11 year trends in the HadCRUT land-ocean global temperature…

NASA's Jim Hansen calls for energy company execs to be put on trial

He’s got the whoooole woorld in his hands… This troubling news from the Guardian, UK “James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief…

Midwest Floods and Unjustified Climate Change Fear Mongering

A guest post by Mike Smith, CCM and AMS Fellow. The Midwest floods were rolling downstream last week, setting river stage records in Iowa, bursting levees on the Mississippi, and…

If Global Warming was a company decision, how would you vote?

Lucia at Rank Exploits poses this thought: “I always think it’s best to ask yourself: Do I really think a particular method of looking at data is meaningful? Would I…

A Window on Water Vapor and Planetary Temperature – Part 2

A few days ago I posted a story highlighting the drop in water vapor in the atmosphere which initially looked like the entire atmosphere due to a labeling issue by ESRL,…

Anchorage sets new record for latest high temp day – still waiting for 70

From the Anchorage Daily News, a view into what the weather is like this spring at 61.22N -149.85W Days turn the corner toward darkness After solstice today, it’s all downhill…

Emerging Solar Panel Technology

A guest post by John Goetz Anthony has mentioned previously that he installed solar panels on his roof and, when he was a Trustee for Chico Unified School District, he…

Warming On 11 Year Hiatus

Tilo Reber writes in comments: Using the May data, I now get no temperature change for the last 11 years for HadCrut3, RSS, and UAH. http://reallyrealclimate.blogspot.com/2008/06/11-year-temperature-anomoly.html Click for a larger…

CBS News sinks to new low; publishes crackpot global warming story, attributes it to Associated Press, kills it with no retraction

Yesterday I posted a story from CBS News: Quake n’ Bake: Global Warming Causes More Energetic Earthquakes? The main headline was this: Seismic Activity 5 Times More Energetic Than 20 Years…

Quake n' Bake: Global Warming Causes More Energetic Earthquakes?

At first, when I got an email message pointing out this topic of global warming driving more earthquake energy, I thought it was satire. Then I saw it was on CBS News, so…