A House bill aiming to make research and data open to the public

Climategate demonstrated what can go wrong when a few misguided scientists take control of data and keep it from the public. Now there’s a movement afoot to make open access to data and research papers a law. Congress takes another stride toward public access to research Federal Research Public Access Act introduced in the House…

NOAA says – Hottest (Warmest) March on Record

I’m sure the press will make this into a much bigger story. This today from NOAA News. The choice of “hottest” in the title is interesting. We should ask our Canadian friends if it was “hot” during March, since Canada seems to be leading the world in “hotness” according to the NOAA image. – Anthony…

Ash Thursday – the day the UK was planeless

The eruption of a volcano in Iceland has the skies over the UK and Europe filled with ash. Like what happened on 9/11 in the USA, planes are landing everywhere and staying out of the skies. Volcanic ash eats scours jet turbines, making in flight failure almost a certainty. There’s a cool website called flightradar24.com…

Large fireball in the Midwest

From various sources. From the NWS in Milwaukee, video links and radar images follow. MANY REPORTS OF A BRIGHT FIREBALL HAVE BEEN FLOODING COUNTY SHERIFF DISPATCH CENTERS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF WISCONSIN THROUGH THE NIGHT. THE FIREBALL WAS VISIBLE BETWEEN 10 PM AND 1015 PM CDT.

‘Hockey stick’ graph was exaggerated – McIntyre gets props

From the Telegraph: The ‘hockey stick’ that became emblematic of the threat posed by climate change exaggerated the rise in temperature because it was created using ‘inappropriate’ methods, according to the head of the Royal Statistical Society. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Professor David Hand said that the research – led by US scientist Michael…