Why Third Year Arctic Ice Will Increase Next Year

Guest post by Steven Goddard In spite of the excess global sea ice area and the freezing Catlin crew, AGW proponents have recently ramped up the rhetoric about “melting ice caps.”  This has been based on a couple of points. 1.  In the southern hemisphere, cracks appeared in a 200 metre thick ice shelf, as…

Update: Sun and Ice

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM The sun remains in a deep slumber. Today we are 15 days into April without a sunspot and with 603 sunspotless day this cycle minimum, 92 already this year.  2009 at this rate, is likely to enter the top 10 years the last century along with 2007 (9th) and 2008 (2nd)…

Sir John Maddox (1925-2009)

Story here John Maddox, a former editor of the journal Nature, who attended yesterday’s meeting, said the sceptics might have a point. He did not dispute that carbon dioxide emissions could drive global warming, but said: “The IPCC is monolithic and complacent, and it is conceivable that they are exaggerating the speed of change.” –David…

The oceans as a calorimeter and solar amplification

For those who don’t know, a calorimeter is a device to measure heat capacity. There is an entire science called calorimetry devoted to this measurement. Scottish physician and scientist Joseph Black, who was the first to recognize the distinction between heat and temperature, is claimed to be founder of calorimetry. Interestingly, Black studied properties of…

Rommulan Sudden Acceleration

I found this article well researched and clearly written, so I thought I’d repost it here for all to enjoy. Warren Meyers was one of the first volunteers for the surfacestations.org project and we share blog content semi-regularly. This is a rebuttal to Joe Romm’s (of Climate Progress) claim of a 15°F AGW induced temperature…