Unprecedented Warming in Lake Tanganyika

Well here we go again, you know the drill. Global warming at fault, other possibilities ignored, multiple press releases. Lake Tanganyika is the second largest lake in the world for fresh water, so naturally any change it is cause for “alarm”. Unfortunately in these press releases there is no mention of a possible increase in…

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"It Was 30 Years Ago Today"

… Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play … by Steve Goddard I remember May 18, 1980 like it was yesterday.  I was skiing behind Taos Ski Valley in ten foot deep snow, up to the base of Wheeler Peak. Current view of Taos Ski Valley At the time, I was working as a volcano…

Livetooning the ICCC, Day 2

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Fewer cartoons today, I presented my paper (which was well received) and there were fewer sessions. The Conference is over now, it was very successful. Lord Moncton gave the closing address in his inimitable style. I started to draw him but soon realized that nothing I could say would be…

Consensus? What consensus?

The 4th International Conference on Climate Change – Chicago, Il., USA Consensus?  What consensus? by Roger Helmer MEP I’m writing this in the Marriott Hotel in Chicago, where I’m attending the Heartland Institute Climate Conference (and I’ve just done an interview with BBC Environment Correspondent Roger Harrabin). Ahead of the interview, I thought I’d just…

Think-Tank Says Trained Chimp Can Predict Hurricanes Better Than NOAA… And Puts it to the Test

Chimp Predicts 6-8 Atlantic Hurricanes in 2010 Via press release: Washington, DC: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s track record in predicting the number of Atlantic hurricanes is so abysmal that a trained chimp could do better, says The National Center for Public Policy Research, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The group is putting this…

Leaked Doc Proves Spain’s Green Policies an Economic Disaster

Christopher Horner reports that Pajamas Media has received a leaked internal document confirming Spain realizes its green failures, just as Obama pushes the American Power Act based on Spain’s program. Pajamas Media has received a leaked internal assessment produced by Spain’s Zapatero administration. The assessment confirms the key charges previously made by non-governmental Spanish experts…

GISTEMP -vs- HadCRUT

By Steven Goddard As discussed in my last post, GISS claims to have better Arctic coverage than Had-Crut, and uses that as an explanation of why they are trending upwards when Had Crut isn’t. “A likely explanation for discrepancy in identification of the warmest year is the fact that the HadCRUT analysis excludes much of…