WMO: 2010 warmest, but no statistically significant difference between global temperatures in 2010, 2005 and 1998

See below for an interview from Dr. Bob Carter. Press Release No. 906 For use of the information media Not an official record 2010 equals record for world’s warmest year…

Another IPCC claim contradicted with new science

Remember this story bandied all over the press from 2008? Well, not so fast. In the IPCC  Working Group 2 of the IPCC’s AR4, the “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” section…

Surface temperature uncertainty, quantified

There is a new paper out that investigates something that has not previously been well dealt with related to the surface temperature record (at least as far as the author…

Quote of the week: Genghis Khan should have driven a Prius

Ok that headline is not exactly what was said, but it is the flavor of the absurdity. The quote itself from the Carnegie Institution, distributed via  AAAS’s Eurekalert news service,…

New paper on forcings of historical European temperatures

From Nature Geoscience Influence of human and natural forcing on European seasonal temperatures Gabriele Hegerl, Juerg Luterbacher, Fidel González-Rouco, Simon F. B. Tett, Thomas Crowley & Elena Xoplaki Journal name:…

Twittering Heights and Knife Fights

One of the bloggers over at ScienceBlogs, this happy looking guy at left, seems to have a real problem with people (me) interpreting Twitter feeds in ways that perhaps the…

"It’s as if our facts were losing their truth"

Below is an excerpt from an excellent article in The New Yorker which describes a recognition of curious phenomenon spanning many different fields of science: Different scientists in different labs…

Euro Carbon Market Fraud – trade suspended

From the Telegraph: European carbon market suspended over fraud fears The European carbon market has been thrown into turmoil after the scandal-hit scheme was suspended for a week over suspicions…