Ad hoc group wants to run attack ads

These guys again? Excerpts from: Climate scientists plot to hit back at skeptics Donations to buy ad on climate change by Stephen Dinan Undaunted by a rash of scandals over the science underpinning climate change, top climate researchers are plotting to respond with what one scientist involved said needs to be “an outlandishly aggressively partisan…

Joanne Simpson (1923-2010)

WUWT Readers may remember this essay: Now THIS is interesting: Pielke on Dr. Joanne Simpson in which she said: No one seems to have properly factored in population growth and land use, particularly in tropical and coastal areas. … But as a scientist I remain skeptical. I decided to keep quiet in this controversy until I…

Spencer’s UHI -vs- population project – an update

In case you missed it, Roy Spencer performed a unique and valuable analysis comparing International Hourly Surface data to population density to provide a simple gauge for the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. It was presented at WUWT yesterday with this result: There were lots of questions on the method. Dr. Spencer adds to the…

NSIDC Confirms WUWT Ice Forecast

by Steven Goddard and Anthony Watts In late 2009, Anthony forecast that Arctic sea ice would continue to recover in 2010. Last month Steve Goddard did an analysis explaining why that was likely to happen and yesterday NSIDC confirmed the analysis. The pattern of winds associated with a strongly negative AO tends to reduce export…