Climategate intensifies: Jones and Wang apparently hid Chinese station data issues

UPDATE: UEA/CRU has responded! http://www.uea.ac.uk/mac/comm/media/press/CRUstatements/guardianstatement Looks like a homogenized data comparison. h/t to WUWT reader “splice” ============================== It looks like Doug Keenan has been right all along. He must feel vindicated tonight. See more about Doug’s long road here in an earlier WUWT report. Excerpts from the Independent and the Guardian Climategate scientist ‘hid flaws…

Gate Du Jour: IPCC gets the boot (cleaned)

WUWT reader “ClimateQuoter” brings this latest IPCC AR 4 reference to our attention. It seems the issue is about preventing footwear borne biological contamination. It appears this has nothing to do with Antarctic climate at all and seems more than a bit of a stretch in the way IPCC cites it.  How does climate change…

Chiefio asks: why does GISS make us see red?

Is the NULL default infinite hot? January 31, 2010 by E.M.Smith see his website “Musings from the Chiefio” The empty ocean goes infinite hot on a null anomaly What to make of THIS bizarre anomaly map? What Have I Done? I was exploring another example of The Bolivia Effect where an empty area became quite “hot”…

Spencer: Natural variability unexplained in IPCC models

Evidence for Natural Climate Cycles in the IPCC Climate Models’ 20th Century Temperature Reconstructions by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. What can we learn from the IPCC climate models based upon their ability to reconstruct the global average surface temperature variations during the 20th Century? While the title of this article suggests I’ve found evidence…

Record cold in Florida kills reef coral

Never mind predictions of catastrophic bleaching from global warming, cold is the culprit of this story. With ocean heat content now shown to be dropping slightly since 2005, there is even greater concern. Excerpts from Physorg.com: Coral in Florida Keys suffers lethal hit from cold January 30, 2010 By Curtis Morgan Bitter cold this month…

Micro satellite to study atmospheric gamma ray flashes

From NASA Science News: Firefly Mission to Study Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes High-energy bursts of gamma rays typically occur far out in space, perhaps near black holes or other high-energy cosmic phenomena. So imagine scientists’ surprise in the mid-1990s when they found these powerful gamma ray flashes happening right here on Earth, in the skies overhead.…