Hurricane Julia explodes — Atlantic has two coincident Category 4 hurricanes, very rare

UPDATE 5 AM AST: Second time in 100-years two coincident Category 4’s in the Atlantic…together, Igor and Julia have the highest coincident intensities on record. Two major hurricanes exist simultaneously in the North Atlantic, a rare occurrence.  With the current intensities (110 knots +) of Julia and Igor, this has only happened 3-times in the…

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Study: Women more likely than men to accept global warming

From press release at Michigan State University via Eurekalert, something sure to rile almost everyone. Published: Sept. 14, 2010 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, published in the September issue of the…

Adjusting the temperature down under

Jo Nova reports: Australian Temperatures in cities adjusted up by 70%!? Ken Stewart has been hard at work again, this time analyzing the Australian urban records. While he expected that the cities and towns would show a larger rise than records in the country due to the Urban Heat Island Effect, what he found was…

Damning new investigation into Climategate inquiries

Press release London, 14 September – The Global Warming Policy Foundation today publishes a detailed assessment of the Climategate inquiries set up by the University of East Anglia and others which finds that they avoided key questions and failed to probe some of the most serious allegations. The report The Climategate Inquiries, written by Andrew Montford and with a…

The Joy of Innovation

Guest post by Thomas Fuller There would be no global warming without new technology. And that’s not because new technology uses so much energy. It’s because new technology has allowed us to measure new phenomena, and old phenomena with radically more powerful tools. Mike Smith gives us an example in his book ‘Warnings’, a great…