Busiest month ever at WUWT

And the hits just keep on coming…1,318,794 page views for January according to WordPress. Thanks everybody!

Ocean Acidification and Corals

Guest post by Steven Goddard The BBC ran an article this week titled “Acid oceans ‘need urgent action‘” based on the premise: The world’s marine ecosystems risk being severely damaged…

CO2, Temperatures, and Ice Ages

Guest post by Frank Lansner, civil engineer, biotechnology. (Note from Anthony – English is not Frank’s primary language, I have made some small adjustments for readability, however they may be…

Mature Arctic Ivory Gull Seen in Massachusetts – first time in over a century

One of the claims about “global climate change” is that it will affect the normal ranges of flora and fauna of our planet. Well, with a very cold northern hemisphere…

Forecasting Guru Announces: "no scientific basis for forecasting climate"

It has been an interesting couple of days. Today yet another scientist has come forward with a press release saying that not only did their audit of IPCC forecasting procedures…

James Hansen's Former NASA Supervisor Declares Himself a Skeptic – Says Hansen 'Embarrassed NASA', 'Was Never Muzzled', & Models 'Useless'

UPDATE 1/28: Full text of Dr. Theon’s letter has been post on the Senate website and below. This is something I thought I’d never see. This press release today is…

The UK Climate Impact Programme Forecasting Scoresheet

Guest Post by Steven Goddard Recreational cycling during the summer of 2007 The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) is a government funded organization with the following scientifically neutral mission statement on…

New Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible, Climate Modelers Given $140 Million Bonus

From NOAA News, Susan Solomon predicts the future with certainty. In other news, on the same day Caterpillar, Sprint, Texas Instruments, and Home Depot announce massive layoff plans to the…

Philadelphia's Climate in the Early Days

Guest Post by Steven Goddard January, 1790 was a remarkable year in the northeastern US for several reasons.  It was less than one year into George Washington’s first term, and…

Surfacestations update – we are within sight of the goal

I’m pleased to announce that the www.surfacestations.org project has reached a major milestone, with 67% of the 1221 USHCN network now surveyed. 819 of 1221 stations have been examined in…

"The hardest part is trying to influence the nature of the measurements obtained…"

Many readers here marvel at the scope of adjustments that NASA GISS performs on weather station data. Along those lines, Michelle at Read N Say points out something interesting in…

Snow falls in the United Arab Emirates

Yes more anecdotal evidence of a colder winter in the northern hemisphere. This is the second time in 5 years. A USATODAY story says it was “the first time ever”…

Archibald makes an Ap Index prediction

As many readers know, I follow the Average Magnetic Planetary Index (Ap) fairly closely as it is a proxy indicator of the magnetic activity of our sun. Here is the…

Correlation demonstrated between cosmic rays and temperature of the stratosphere

This offers renewed hope for Svensmark’s theory of cosmic ray modulation of earth’s cloud cover. Here is an interesting correlation published just yesterday in GRL. Cosmic rays detected deep underground…

Antarctic Warming? Part 2 – A letter from a meteorologist on the ground in Antarctica

UPDATE 1/25: Mr. Hays has has provided a follow up letter, posted at the bottom of this article. – Anthony This letter below, reprinted with permission, is from Ross Hays.…

Antarctica warming? An evolution of viewpoint

Above: Mt Erebus, Antarctica picture by Sean Brocklesby A press release today by the University of Washington makes a claim that Antarctica is warming and has been for the last…

Meet "deep black" the Met Office supercarbon footprint climate computer

The original press release from the Met Office that started this story is here. There’s no mention of a carbon footprint in it, but they did manage to provide a…

SurfaceStations.org: A tour of Italy

Guest post by Paolo Mezzasalma – meteorologist Anthony Watts’ surface station survey project inspired my attempt for a similar task devoted to the Italian network. Weather observations in Italy are…

Cold Weather + Green Fuel = Yellow Bus Failure

UPDATE: Lab tests show the problem was may be caused by paraffin wax – a derivative of Diesel Fuel. See this report: http://nbb.grassroots.com/resources/BloomingtonBusReport.pdf This bus design does not allow for…

It's official: La Niña is back

UPDATE: There’s some question about NCEP’s communications intent with this paper. While they cite “La Niña conditions” in the language, and the visual imagery lends itself to that, the numerical…

What the Solar Cycle 24 ramp up could look like

Guest post by David Archibald With respect to the month of minimum, it is very likely that Solar Cycle 24 has started simply because Solar Cycle 23 has run out.…

GISS Divergence with satellite temperatures since the start of 2003

By Steve Goddard and Anthony Watts Some of the excellent readers of the last piece we posted on WUWT gave me an idea, which we are following up on here.…

The pain in Maine

I don’t know if any of you readers have ever experienced temperatures that are down to -50°F, but it is painful to endure. From the NWS WFSO in Caribou, Maine,…

Misguided thinking: All time low temperature record for Illinois called into question by NWS citing lack of confidence in equipment. "ASOS better than AWOS"

ASOS (left) AWOS (right) – both at airports click for larger images People send me stuff. Last night I got an email from reader Andrew Schut that said: See public…