India says no to climate alarmism

INDIA ATTACKS WESTERN CLIMATE ALARMISM Financial Times, 24 July 2009 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c2896b88-77bd-11de-9713-00144feabdc0.html By James Lamont in New Delhi, Joshua Chaffin in Are and Fiona Harvey in London Himalayas a key area of contention. Excerpts: A split between rich and poor nations in the run-up to climate-change talks widened on Thursday. India rejected key scientific findings on…

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Climate Science: follow the money

Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI The climate industry is costing taxpayers $79 billion and counting Washington, DC 7/22/2009 09:12 PM GMT from TransWorldNews The Science and Public Policy Institute announces the publication of Climate Money, a study by Joanne Nova revealing that the federal Government has a near-monopsony on climate science funding. This…

New paper from Lindzen demonstrates low climate sensitivity with observational data

“…ERBE data appear to demonstrate a climate sensitivity of about 0.5°C which is easily distinguished from sensitivities given by models.” On the determination of climate feedbacks from ERBE data Richard S. Lindzen and Yong-Sang Choi Revised on July 14, 2009 for publication to Geophysical Research Letters Abstract Climate feedbacks are estimated from fluctuations in the…

Historic snow event in South America

More news from the weather is not climate department. A historic winter storm event in South America is underway (July 22nd, 2009) meanwhile in the northern hemisphere, fresh snow in the Alps in July. – Anthony Guest Post By Alexandre Aguiar / MetSul Weather Center See MetSul’s Weather Blog A major and historic winter storm…

GISS Step 1: Does it influence the trend?

Guest post by John Goetz The GISStemp Step 1 code combines “scribal records” (multiple temperature records collected at presumably the same station) into a single, continuous record. There are multiple detailed posts on Climate Audit (including this one) that describe the Step 1 process, known affectionately as The Bias Method. On the surface seems like…

Another look at UC sea level data

Sea Level Data In Monthly Format Guest post by Bob Tisdale As noted in prior Sea Level posts (Sea Level Update – Through March 2009 and Sea Level Data: Global and Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans), the sea level data available from the University of Colorado is not in monthly format. Some years there may…

Gavin Schmidt on solar trends and global warming

I really wish Gavin would put as much effort into getting the oddities with the GISTEMP dataset fixed rather than writing coffee table books and trying new models to show the sun has little impact. This paper gets extra points for using the word “robust”.  – Anthony Solar trends and global warming (PDF here) R.…