Bob Tisdale on GISS land/sea ratios

Land Surface Temperature Contribution To Non-Polar Temperatures Guest Post by Bob Tisdale INTRODUCTION Frank Lansner’s post Did GISS discover 30% more land in the Northern Hemisphere? at Jo Nova’s blog created a recent stir. Watts Up With That ran a similar post by Frank, Tipping point at GISS? Land and sea weight out of balance.…

NAS wants “better communications, reliable data” on Climate

Well who doesn’t? Trouble is there just isn’t a good track record so far. And a GHG accounting system? Oh, that’s gonna hurt. Date: July 22, 2010  202-334-2138; e-mail <news@nas.edu> RELIABLE INFORMATION AND BETTER COMMUNICATION NEEDED TO GUIDE U.S. RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WASHINGTON — A comprehensive national response to climate change should be informed…

Friday Funny: Fantasy Climate #2

Josh at Cartoons by Josh makes installment number two and writes about the first cartoon: I updated the wording to take on Anthony’s comment about there being some real facts in the cartoon. Cartoon number 2 is going to cause small explosions around the planet. As this cartoon is viewed, it will become percussive music; …

Explaining misconceptions on “The Greenhouse Effect”

Guest post By Ben Herman and Roger A. Pielke Sr. During the past several months there have been various, unpublished studies circulating around the blogosphere and elsewhere claiming that the “greenhouse effect” cannot warm the Earth’s atmosphere. We would like to briefly explain the arguments that have been put forth and why they are incorrect. …

GISTEMP Movie Matinées

By Steve Goddard From reading the press and some blogs, one would think that the hot week in early July on the middle Atlantic seaboard was a rare or unprecedented event. Some believe that the weather used to be perfect before the invention of the soccer mom. One of my favorite stories growing up was told by…

Meltdown at Scienceblogs.com – bloggers jumping ship

UPDATE: Luboš Motl finds some interesting tidbits about the state of science at Sb, see below the “Continue reading” line. UPDATE2: PZ Myers ends his “strike” and flames me, see response in Update2 below. Many WUWT readers are familiar with some blogs that reside at Sb. For example there’s Wikipedia edit master, William Connolley’s “Stoat-taking…