Climate bill delayed and in "disarray"

From the U.S. Senate Committe on Environment and Public Works Democrats Delay Global Warming Bill – Again Obama Agenda In “Disarray” Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking…

An odd day in solar science, it's mostly a waiting game

It has been a strange day. Fires have evacuated the Mt. Wilson Observatory in California, and SOHO images have not been updating all day. Power is down at the mountain…

Spencer: Always question your results

Spurious SST Warming Revisited Dr. Roy Spencer August 31st, 2009 My previous post described what I called “smoking gun” evidence of a spurious drift in the NOAA sea surface temperature…

Royal Society wants man-made volcanoes to fight climate change

Here’s an interesting story from the Times. One wonders if the Royal Society is ready to deal with all the unintended and unmodeled consequences of such actions? The last man-made…

New Ice Core Project in Greenland looks at Eemian period

From EurekAlert International Greenland ice coring effort sets new drilling record in 2009 Ancient ice cores expected to help scientists assess risks of abrupt climate change in future IMAGE: Atmospheric…

Slump shows up in USA CO2 output for 2008 and 2009 – economy driven?

The Monthly Energy Review for August 2009 has been published by the US Energy Information Administration and it has some interesting CO2 production data which you can see here in…

Quote of the week #17

Sometimes, seemingly innocuous posts can bring in some oddball commenters. Such is the case this week with a  post I did about a cloud (or lack thereof) spotted by former…

A Hurricane in Los Angeles?

Here is the current Pacific satellite image, note the lower right. I might add that the likelihood of a hurricane strength storm striking Southern California is low. Since 1900, only…

Gavin Schmidt responds to criticism of his climate change picture book

A few months back, I posted a critique titled: Gavin Schmidt’s new climate picture book: Anti-Science? I found it ironic that Dr. Schmidt used photos to depict climate change, while…

Global dimming and brightening in the context of solar radiation

From the abstract of the lead paper by Martin Wild: Recent evidence suggests that solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface has not been constant over time but has undergone substantial…

Study: Glaciers defied hotter temperatures 9000 years ago

From BYU News Ice, when heated, is supposed to melt. That’s why a collection of glaciers in the Southeast Himalayas stymies those who know what they did 9,000 years ago.…

Testing my solar power

Many commenters have mentioned “The Watts Effect”, whereby within a short period of time after I do a post about the sun on WUWT mentioning the lack of sunspots, one…

Met Office supercomputer: A megawatt, here, a megawatt there, and pretty soon we're talking real carbon pollution

Weather supercomputer used to predict climate change is one of Britain’s worst polluters Excerpts from the story by the Daily Mail See WUWT’s original story on this The Met Office…

When airplanes attack

My friend Jan Null from the Bay Area was lead forecaster for the NWS in Northern California for many years. He emailed me today with this interesting photo. – Anthony…

Spencer: NOAA’s official sea surface temperature product ERSST has spurious warming error, July 2009 SST likely not a record after all.

We should all thank AP’s Seth Borenstein for this, IMHO. Without his article on July SST’s being the hottest ever and it not making much sense, people such as Dr.…

NCAR spots the "transistor effect" – Small solar activity fluctuations amplify to larger climate influences

Some months back, I mentioned that I felt the sun-earth connection was much like a transistor. This new NCAR study suggests this may be the case where small solar variances…

Why the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets are Not Collapsing

Cliff Ollier School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia. Colin Pain Canberra City ACT 2601, Australia. Global warming alarmists have suggested that…

Atlantic Tropical Update – TS Danny looks to follow in Bill's "cold track" footsteps

Updated 8AM PST Thursday 8/27 Danny continues.  It now has 60 mph sustained winds. TS Danny is visible in the center of the image below. This satellite image will update…

Opportunity knocks

As many WUWT readers may have noticed, there’s a small advertising box on the sidebar for the journal “Energy & Environment”. This represents a first for WUWT, in that I’ve…

The Great Windfarm -vs- Lesser Prairie Chicken Fight

Just when the green energy movement thinks they have it all worked out, along comes a snail-darteresque moment that throws a monkey wrench in green plans. These are the big…

The Earth is on Fire! Gosh, who knew?

Title of new report from the Institute of Food and Resource Economics of the University of Copenhagen: Earth on Fire Hmmm. “E a r t h  o n  f i…

Reader poll results: Chamber of Commerce -vs- EPA on CO2

Related to our story on the US Chamber of Commerce challenging the EPA on CO2, we asked this question: Do you support the idea of putting “global warming” on trial…

Spencer: analysing alternate satellite data suggests July 2009 was not a record for sea temperature

TRMM Satellite Suggests July 2009 Not a Record for Sea Surface Temperatures August 26th, 2009 By Dr. Roy Spencer UPDATE ADDED: 8/26/09 13:30 CDT  see below NOAA/NCDC recently announced that…

Satellite Imagery Shows Typhoon Vamco Has a Huge 45-mile Wide Eye

From NASA’s hurricane/tropical cyclone page Typhoon Vamco is being as stubborn in its quest to live in the Pacific Ocean as Bill is in the Atlantic Ocean this past week,…