The 2007-2008 Global Cooling Event: Evidence for Clouds as the Cause

The 2007-2008 Global Cooling Event: Evidence for Clouds as the Cause September 26th, 2009 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. As I work on finishing our forcing/feedback paper for re-submission to Journal of Geophysical Research – a process that has been going on for months now – I keep finding new pieces of evidence in…

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Correcting the surface temperature record for UHI

As we’ve seen in this report from John Goetz, GISS: worlds airports continue to run warmer than ROW a significant portion of the GHCN (Global Historical Climate Network) surface temperature record is measured in airports, not rural open fields. Airports, airport expansion, and air travel frequency tend to be linked with the population, growth, and…

United Nations Environment Programme uses unreviewed graph from an anonymous Wikipedia author for official report.

We’ve been lectured time and again about the importance of having climate science work come from peer reviewed papers, saying that the work of dedicated amateurs has no place in climate science unless the work rises to publication/peer review level. Yet that doesn’t seem to apply for United Nations science publications. Of course just one…