IPCC sea level prediction – not scary enough

From the Niels Bohr Institute – Studies agree on a 1 meter rise in sea levels New research from several international research groups, including the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen provides independent consensus that IPCC predictions of less than a half a meter rise in sea levels is around 3 times too…

The insanity of greenery

First, let me say I’m a fan of solar power when done correctly and without financial carrots hung out for electricity generation that entice abuse of the system. I put solar on my own home. Bishop Hill points out that some solar power installations in Spain were producing power at night. He writes of what…

See Gore Run: “I’m having lunch!”

UPDATE: Some commenters seem to think Al is being treated unfairly. Gore press policy might be the reason we see this sort of thing happening. See the update below the “read more” line. Seems that former Vice President Al Gore doesn’t like the cameras when people ask tough questions about the Arctic Sea ice, or…

CryoSat passes first operational tests

From the European Space Agency, it looks like CryoSat-2 is working well. I’m sure we are all looking forward to seeing what the results are. ESA’s ice mission delivers first data 13 April 2010 ESA’s CryoSat-2 has delivered its first data just hours after ground controllers switched on the satellite’s sophisticated radar instrument for the…

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics … and Graphs

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking about how the information about temperatures is presented. Usually, we are shown a graph something like Fig. 1, which shows the change in the US temperatures over the last century. Figure 1. Change in the US annual temperatures, 1895-2009. Data from the US Historical Climate Network…