Cancun: the rationing rationalizing

Well the Telegraph article on rationing our modern lifestyle to reduce CO2 has made some waves since I covered it yesterday, fortunately it has not affected the attendees at Cancun.…

Greenpeace's Free Climate Pedometers at COP16

This is curious. Greenpeace is giving away free pedometers at COP16 in Cancun. Watch the video below. I don’t really understand the point of all this, except maybe its some…

What really goes on at COP16 in Cancun

I’m really disappointed that I didn’t get the “fossil of the day” award. Watch the presentation at COP16 and get some popcorn.

Tempest in a teapot: International team of scientists describes swirling natural phenomena

Via press release: (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists can use cylinders as small as teapots to study the mechanisms involved in powerful hurricanes and other swirling natural phenomena. The earth’s…

University of Colorado and NASA Research Center to Study Sun's Effects on Earth's Climate

CU-NASA Research Center to Study Sun’s Effects on Earth’s Climate Image of sun courtesy of NASA. The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and NASA’s…

Curious weather on Jupiter

From NASA’s APOD: Dark Belt Reappearing on Jupiter Credit: NASA’s JPL, U. Oxford, UC Berkeley, Gemini Obs. (North), USC Philippines Explanation: Why are planet-circling clouds disappearing and reappearing on Jupiter?…

New book: Slaying the Sky Dragon

I have not read this book, but it has been raising some volume in Skeptic websites. What strikes me is the number of authors, it has (9 by my count).…

During Cancun COP16 – calls for a return to WWII style rationing

My parents used to talk about rationing during the war with great apprehension. Clearly the nutters in and supporting Cancun are clueless as to how such a scheme would be…

Overshoot and Undershoot

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Today I thought I’d discuss my research into what is put forward as one of the key pieces of evidence that GCMs (global climate models)…

The little conference that can can't

Josh, of Cartoons by Josh has a take on the attendance of COP16 at Cancun, said to be down more than 50% over last year’s COP15 shindig in Copenhagen.

NOAA's End Game on the 2010 Hurricane Season

NOAA press release below, gotta love the word “onslaught” added for dramatic effect. I’m sure Ryan Maue’s end season summary of hurricane ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) for the 2010 will…

CARB delays proposed "false statements" discussion

Readers may recall this story on WUWT: Surreality: CARB contemplating a “skeptical science” regulation with penalties I wrote that: Of course, it’s OK if CARB makes a 340% error of…

Climate Craziness Cools In Cancun

The weather isn’t so hot, either. Editorial from: The Washington Times, 29 November 2010 Today, U.N. negotiators will begin two weeks of meetings in Cancun, Mexico, looking for a way to move…

Hypocrisy meter pegged at the New York Times

UPDATE: Andrew Revkin responds with an update on Dot Earth, which I repeat here. He now agrees that privacy expectations were not justified in the UEA Climategate emails. Perhaps now…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) On Monday, the 16th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Climate Change Convention will meet…

IPCC head Pachauri booted from "Global Thinkers" list

Though, he still has a chance at being on the Best Smutty Romance Novel Writers of 2010 list. Click for more photos from his book release. Tom Nelson writes: What…

The UK Met Office "Winter Forecast" – fail or faux?

Have a look at these two juxtaposed news clips from the UK Daily Mail, one from October 28th, 2010, the other from November 28th, 2010.

Freaking out about NYC sea level rise is easy to do when you don't pay attention to history

One of the more common visual tactics used by AGW proponents to scare people into thinking that AGW induced sea level rise is a big threat is to show altered…

Despite hellish summer, Russia says "nyet" to AGW

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People Living in Glass Planets

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dr. Judith Curry notes in a posting at her excellent blog Climate Etc. that there are folks out there that claim the poorly named planetary…

Dr. Roy Spencer & Lord Christopher Monckton to Challenge Climate Orthodoxy at Cancun UN Conference

I wonder if the “Climate Science Rapid Response Team” is going? From PR Newswire Available for Radio and All Media CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CFACT, the Committee…

California's giant redwoods inconveniently respond to increased carbon dioxide

In all of California, there is no greater shrine to nature than the giant redwoods of the Northern California. WUWT readers may remember this article which talks about the threat…

Pielke Jr. on Trenberth's Book Review

Dr. Roger Pielke Junior sent this along with the options to ignore it, or to publish in whole or in part. Apparently, Dr. Kevin Trenberth can’t account for the facts…

Does Hadley Centre Sea Surface Temperature Data (HADSST2) Underestimate Recent Warming?

Guest post by Bob Tisdale In advance of the UN negotiations next week in Cancun, the press and blogs today have included numerous elaborations on the UK Met Office press…