Is Climate Change the “Defining Challenge of Our Age”? Part 3 of 3

Part III: Where does global warming rank among future risks to environmental health? Guest essay by Indur M. Goklany NOTE: Entire 3 part series is now available as a PDF…

April – another record month at WUWT

The hits just keep on coming. 1,672,437 page views this month, up from 1,478,801 page views in March. After posting last months stats, there was some discontent by some angry…

See speck run

Another anemic solar cycle 23 sunspeck, could 19th century astronomers have seen it? From Spaceweather.com SUNSPOT 1016: A ring-shaped sunspot numbered 1016 has emerged near the sun’s equator. Its magnetic…

The Met Office UK summer forecast – Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Guest Post by Steven Goddard The Third Little Show Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun The Japanese don’t care to, the Chinese wouldn’t dare to Hindus…

Watch the Wilkins ice shelf collapse in time lapse animation – looks like 'current' events to me

Previously on WUWT we discussed the media’s fascination with “melt” when it comes to ice shelves cracking off. Then there’s also this picture that keeps getting recycled. http://www.ogleearth.com/wissm.jpg It is…

Zogby poll: only 30% of Americans support cap and trade

The Zogby poll results mirrors the recent Gallup poll It’s the economy, stupid. Even so, with opinion on Cap and trade in the minority it seems plans are in place…

Is Climate Change the “Defining Challenge of Our Age”? Part 2 of 3

Part II: Where does global warming rank among future risks to public health? Guest essay by Indur M. Goklany In Part 1, we saw that at present climate change is…

What Is Normal Arctic Ice Extent?

Guest post by Steven Goddard I have been noticing in recent weeks that NSIDC extent is much closer to their 1979-2000 mean than NANSEN is to their 1979-2007 mean.  This…

New Australian continent wide low temperature record set for April

Minus 13 degrees – the coldest it’s been in April From Weatherzone – Brett Dutschke, Wednesday April 29, 2009 – 14:58 EST A new Australian record was set early this…

Is Climate Change the "Defining Challenge of Our Age"? Part 1 of 3

Part I: Ranking global warming among present-day risks to public health. Guest essay by Indur M. Goklany There seems to be no limit to the hyperbole surrounding climate change –…

Inconvenient Eisdicken – "surprising results" from the Arctic

This is a news story from Germany outlining another Arctic ice measurement expedition. This one was conducted by flying the scientists across the north polar ice cap using the WWII…

Britain’s only wind turbine plant to close

Who would have thunk? Maybe it had something to do with this video of a Vestas wind turbine: I wonder if it used “Lucas” electronic parts? I owned an Austin…

Catlin Crew Out Of Time

Guest post by Steve Goddard An Arctic Blizzard As reported here two weeks ago, April 30 is the last safe date to recover explorers from the Arctic.  The people who…

Misunderstandings about the Pacific Decadal Oscillation

Misunderstandings about the Pacific Decadal Oscillation Guest post by Bob Tisdale INITIAL NOTE The first version of this post (The Common Misunderstanding About The PDO dated June 26, 2008) incorrectly…

Another inconvenient TV meteorologist

From WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, MI Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen has been a familiar face in West Michigan since 1975. MSNBC needs to read Bill’s Blog April 26th, 2009 at 4:55…

Are Record Temperatures Abnormal?

Guest post by Steven Goddard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_distribution Consider a hypothetical country with 1,000 top notch weather stations and the perfect unchanging climate (which our AGW friends imagine used to exist before…

Ice at the North Pole in 1958 and 1959 – not so thick

What would NSIDC and our media make of a photo like this if released by the NAVY today? Would we see headlines like “NORTH POLE NOW OPEN WATER”? Or maybe…

Bad news from NSIDC

Last year we had the forecast from NSIDC’s Dr. Mark Serreze of an “ice free north pole”. As we know, that didn’t even come close to being true. Summer 2008…

Quote of the week #5 – Waxman's stunningly stupid statement

Image from WUWT reader “Boudu” This QOTW is from Congressman Henry Waxman, who is pushing (or maybe bribing) the carbon cap and trade bill through congress. The statement made by…

Media addicted to "melt", when it it should be "crack"?

Guest post by Steven Goddard What is Wrong with this Picture? http://www.ogleearth.com/wissm.jpg The picture of the Wilkins Ice Shelf cracks is itself fine, and the news media loves it so…

Examining SORCE data shows the Sun continues its slide toward somnolence

Guest post by Guillermo Gonzalez I recently happened upon the SORCE/TIM website and decided to look up the plot of the full total solar irradiance (TSI) dataset (http://lasp.colorado.edu/sorce/data/tsi_data.htm#plots) The SORCE…

Waxman bribes Mr. Gene Green? – private deal "allowances" if Dems will vote for cap and trade bill

It seems our future is being bargained away for a few pieces of silver as this passage from the article indicates. Those of you that have an interest in this,…

Antarctica's Bipolar Disorder

Guest post by Steven Goddard Two days ago I questioned how Antarctic ice could be both “melting faster than expected” and “expanding” at the same time.  Yet (as WUWT has…

New Zealand sacks its top climate researcher for speaking with the media

WUWT reader “Purakanui” emailed me: “I have just read an extraordinary news item. Jim Salinger is the voice of global warming as far as New Zealand is concerned. Until recently…