Steig's Antarctic Heartburn

Art courtesy Dave Stephens Foreword by Anthony Watts: This article, written by the two Jeffs (Jeff C and Jeff Id) is one of the more technically complex essays ever presented…

John Kerry: "I'd happily debate [George Will] any day on this question so critical to our survival."

This is from the Huffington Post. One can only hope that Kerry will follow through. For a quick primer on Kerry’s grasp of climate science, see this WUWT article: Kerry…

George Will's battle with hotheaded ice alarmists

Regular WUWT readers know of the issues related to Arctic Sea Ice that we have routinely followed here. The Arctic sea ice trend is regularly used as tool to hammer…

Canadian mini-satellite may solve carbon puzzle

from the Calgary Herald: Canadian mini-satellite may solve carbon puzzle (h/t to WUWT reader “Freezedried”) Tom Spears Canwestnews Service Friday, February 27, 2009 While NASA lost a $285-million US satellite…

Snowiest Winter Ever Recorded in North Dakota

Guest Post by Harold Ambler Snow, wind, and cold have assaulted North Dakota yet again in the past 24 hours. In Bismarck Friday morning the temperature was 12 below zero…

”Climate flicker” at the end of the last glacial period

From ETH in Zurich, this interesting essay on the last glacial period has some interesting points to ponder. h/t to Sid Stafford – Anthony The last glacial period was characterised…

A short primer: The Greenhouse Effect Explained

Guest post by Steve Goddard There is a considerable amount of misinformation propagated about the greenhouse effect by people from both sides of the debate.  The basic concepts are straightforward, as explained here. The…

Dumpus Maximus

Here is a weather curiosity. We’ve been hearing a lot about snowfall in the northern hemisphere this year. In Oslo, they have given up on trying to pile it up…

Space Weather Prediction Center moves the solar cycle goalpost again

Mike Ronanye writes: SWPC has just made a change in their solar cycle predictions in the middle of the month without any preannouncement. Both Sunspot and F10.7cm predictions were altered…

Subcomittee of Japan's Society of Energy and Resources disses the IPCC – says "recent climate change is driven by natural cycles, not human industrial activity"

Japan’s boffins: Global warming isn’t man-made Climate science is ‘ancient astrology’, claims report By Andrew Orlowski The Register UK (h/t) from WUWT reader Ric Werme UPDATE: One of the panelists…

Watching CO2 for the last 12 years by hemisphere

I’ve been doing some more than usual research as of late to answer for myself a specific question about CO2 respiration and the amount of man-made CO2 that is reatined…

New Cycle 24 spot formed today

Sol has been without a cycle 24 spot since January 13th. Today the spotless streak was broken with this high latitude and correct polarity spot. The current sunspot number is…

Nested comments turned off

Well, it was a nice experiment, but I learned that the nested comments feature caused more trouble than it solved. I was having trouble myself following some discussions, and if…

Bad week for hardware: Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite burns up

Satellite to Study Global-Warming Gases Lost in Space By Alex Morales, Bloomberg News Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — A satellite launched from California failed to reach orbit today, crashing into the…

Climate Audit back online

Writing from Starbucks WiFi in Sacramento. Still have all my hair, but have to drive 90 miles home now as I just dropped off the server for re-rack at the…

Ice Ages and Sea Level

Guest post by Dr. David Archibald The Earth is currently in an interglacial period of an ice age that started about two and a half million years ago.  The Earth’s…

Jim Hansen supports civil disobedience

Some have said in the past that Jim Hansen of NASA GISS is no longer a scientist, but an advocate. Today, by his own hand, I believe that description rings…

Nested replies to comments now enabled

WordPress.com has offered a new upgrade which I’ve installed. It allows replies to individual comments and nested replies 3 levels deep. Feel free to use this new feature. Try it…

The Impact of the North Atlantic and Volcanic Aerosols on Short-Term Global SST Trends

Guest Post From Bob Tisdale PRELIMINARY NOTE I took this post from the prior one “A Secondary (Repeated) ENSO Signal?” and added to the narrative because it is worthy of…

Now well over 30 days without a cycle 24 sunspot

The last time we saw would could have been a cycle 24 sunspot, was on January 20th, 2009, but it was an oddball, and not clearly part of cycle 23…

Ike's second warning, hint: it is not the "military-industrial complex"

We’ve all heard about Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warning to us about the “military industrial complex”. It’s practically iconic. But what I didn’t know was that same farewell speech contained a…

CO2 Does Not Drive Glacial Cycles

Guest post by Steven Goddard There are still people who insist that changes in CO2 can explain the pattern of glacial and interglacial periods.  This article will present several arguments demonstrating that is incorrect,…

Climate Audit is down

While we are on the subject of hardware failure (such as has hit the DMSP satellite NSIDC and Cryosphere Today use) Climate Audit is down due to a file system…

Sea Ice Sensor Degradation Hits Cryosphere Today

You may recall that I posted about how the National Snow and Ice Data Center has an issue with the DMSP satellite sensor channel used to detect sea ice. Cryosphere…