On Climate, Comedy, Copyrights, and Cinematography

The good news: there’s new and exciting opportunities opening themselves to us.The bad news; some people are hilariously unquestioning. It has been an even more entertaining than usual couple of days in the alarmosphere. I’d been traveling the last week, doing TV station work and station surveys. While on the road I discovered through an…

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Sea level rise by 2100, "nailed"! Between 7 and 82 centimeters

New predictions for sea level rise Sea level graph from the University of Colorado is shown below: University of Bristol Press release issued 26 July 2009 Fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements have been used to place better constraints on future sea level rise, and to test sea level projections. The…

Interesting article on thermometer placement

How to properly place your outdoor thermometer 04:52 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 By TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING5.com excerpts: SEATTLE – With temperatures in the Puget Sound region breaking records this week, many people are playing a watching and waiting game – waiting to see when the thermometer outside their home will reach…

Employment slump at NHC

Bob Tisdale writes in with: What Do You Suppose They’ve Been Doing At The National Hurricane Center This Summer? http://i27.tinypic.com/im1m2r.gif Source: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Bocce maybe? Horseshoes? UPDATE – Ryan Maue of Florida State University writes in comments:

NASA now saying that a Dalton Minimum repeat is possible

Guest Post by David Archibald NASA’s David Hathaway has adjusted his expectations of Solar Cycle 24 downwards. He is quoted in the New York Times here Specifically, he said: ” Still, something like the Dalton Minimum — two solar cycles in the early 1800s that peaked at about an average of 50 sunspots — lies…

Met Office forecasting ability questioned by the Beeb.

Not only does the Met Office/Hadley Climate Center have trouble with pesky “moles” this week, they are now finding a staunch ally, the BBC, is questioning their forecasting ability. One wonders if they will improve using “deep black”, the 1.2 megawatt supercomputer they just purchased. Met Office cools summer forecast By Roger Harrabin BBC environment…

Met Office / Hadley CRU discovers the mole

In case you are just joining us, here is some background on the story below. I know the identity of the mole. The ball is now in CRU’s court. Steve McIntyre reports below and throws down the gauntlet. Met Office/CRU Finds the Mole by Steve McIntyre on July 28th, 2009 More news on the Met…