Concentration vs. Extent

By Steve Goddard The sea ice concentration game. Arctic Ice is more concentrated in 2010 than in past years The record low Arctic Oscillation during the past winter led to a very tightly compacted central Arctic ice mass – which is clearly evident in the UIUC images above. Some commentors have found this confusing because…

Climate Craziness of the Week – cool (E)motional Icebergs

A group called http://www.coolemotion.org/ got funding from WWF to build a giant sculpture on an iceberg. As of May 6th the iceberg was still trapped in pack ice; http://coolemotion.blogspot.com/2010/05/iceberg-still-stuck.html But now they claim that the iceberg sunk/melted after just a few weeks: http://coolemotion.blogspot.com/2010/06/no-iceberg-anymore-comments-of-ap-1.html Iceberg disappeared, GPS signals from Satut. What happened? “In the very early…

That solar sinking feeling

When I last wrote about the solar activity situation, things were (as Jack Horkheimer used to say) “looking up”. Now, well, the news is a downer. From the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) all solar indices are down, across the board:

NOAA GOES weather satellite communications at risk due to proposed FCC spectrum auction

The FCC (like many Federal agencies) has gone looking for available frequencies and money as part of this: Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan, Recommendation 5.8, p.86 (FCC, 2010). The National Broadband Plan is available at http://www.broadband.gov/plan/ The rub? They want to auction off a portion of the L-band spectrum used for satellite downlink communications…

IPCC review: friend or foe?

From the BBC By Richard Black. This is a fine opportunity for WUWT readers to make comments to the committee reviewing the IPCC. My suggestion: be polite; be constructive. “Now that we’re in the kitchen, we have to take the heat,” said Rajendra Pachauri. “And we have to recognize that the stakes are very high.…

When you don't like the poll numbers, make up your own poll

Stanford and Woods Institute didn’t like the recent polls like these: Pew poll: 2 of 3 Americans think Congressional action on climate change is not a priority Gallup: Americans’ Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop Pew Poll: global warming dead last, down from last year So with public money from the National Science Foundation, they conducted their own…