Climate Bloodhounds

Steve McIntyre is blogging again. This time it is about a little noticed Climategate email where Dr. Raymond Bradley disses skeptics as being too unsophisticated to be able to figure…

Theory: Climate change to affect food safety

I suppose it’s a toss up between “do you want fries with that?” and all the food content danger it implies, or the chance that you’ll get moldy or infected…

6.3 quake in Christchurch, NZ, 65 deaths reported

Note aftershocks ranging from  5.6 to 4.5 have also been felt in the last few hours. Here is a list of quakes. We wish our Kiwi friends well, and hope…

The first global scale polluters – plankton

The EPA could have regulated these little suckers right out of existence for changing the balance of the atmosphere. From the National Science Foundation and Ohio State University: Plankton key…

Joe Bastardi resigns at Accuweather after 32 years

From Joe Bastardi’s Fan Page at Facebook: Farewell to Joe Bastardi who has left AccuWeather after a distinguished 32-year career. We appreciate Joe’s dedicated service to our clients over these…

Windows 7 64 bit; now even suckier

UPDATE: 2/22 I’ve solved the problem, I’ll have a complete report in a day or two to help others that might be up against what I was. I’ll offer a…

Ravetz on Lisbon and leading the way

Guest post by Dr. Jerome Ravetz While the micro-bureaucracy of the Lisbon workshop bureaucracy grinds its way towards the release of a statement, I realise that the time is long…

NOAA's CSI explains record snows: global warming not involved

This analysis from NOAA’s Climate Scene Investigators (CSI) shows that there’s no historical signature which would implicate a human fingerprint, or as they say: Specifically, they wanted to know if…

An analysis of Australian rural vs non-rural stations' temperature trends

Guest post by Mike Jonas   Temperature change in Australia The rates of temperature change in Australia at rural and non-rural weather stations are compared. Over those periods in which…

Nature Unleashes a Flood … of Bad Science.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Recently, Nature Magazine published a paywalled paper called “Human contribution to more-intense precipitation extremes” by Seung-Ki Min, Xuebin Zhang, Francis W. Zwiers & Gabriele C. Hegerl…

Visualizing the "Greenhouse Effect" – A Physical Analogy

Guest post by Ira Glickstein Albert Einstein was a great theoretical physicist, with all the requisite mathematical tools. However, he rejected purely mathematical abstraction and resorted to physical analogy for…

Some introspection of WUWT

I recently met with some of our volunteer moderators and contributors while in the Bay Area, and they provided some valuable suggestions on WUWT and its place in the climate…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Quote of the Week: “The encouragement of perfect freedom of economic discussion. The Association as such…

NOAA's compendium of climate catastrophe

From the NOAA “Oceans and Human Health Initiative” website and press release, comes this warning that the algae, Moroccan dust, desertification, bacteria, bad seafood, heavy rainfall, old sewers, climate change…

Fred Singer on the BEST project

Note: I spent the day with the BEST team yesterday at Lawrence Livermore Berkeley Laboratories and I’ll have a report on it soon, but here in the meantime is what…

Solar news: Forbush decrease in progress

The definition at Wikipedia: A Forbush decrease is a rapid decrease in the observed galactic cosmic ray intensity following a coronal mass ejection (CME). It occurs due to the magnetic…

Apologies

…for the light postings the last couple of days. I’ve been traveling and in meetings with climate scientists about some upcoming important work. I’ll have more on that later. Some…

House votes to defund IPCC

From Climate Science Watch , their take on the issue, though a bit political, shows how it is viewed: Just before 2 a.m. on February 19, the war on climate science…

Largest space weather storm in at least four years

More solar images at the WUWT Solar Reference Page From the: University of Colorado at Boulder Space weather disrupts communications, threatens other technologies A powerful solar flare has ushered in…

Friday Funny

Carbon trading gets a wedgie, courtesy Josh.

California's AB32 cap-n-trade: "could be worse than sticky"

SPECIAL REPORT-The California Carbon Rush (Hold the Eureka!) It could be worse than sticky, argues Gary Stern, a power utility executive. Stern lived through the disastrous deregulation of the California…

The Carbon Brief – The European rapid response team

Guest post by Barry Woods The Carbon Brief is a new website designed to provide a rapid response to any climate change related stories in the media. It is also…

Peer Review, Pal Review, and Broccoli

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The recent problems with the publication of the O’Donnell et al. response to the Steig et al. paper on Antarctica have focused attention on continuing problems…

Wind Power FAIL

This seems like a candidate for the FAIL blog, hence my caption. Here’s the story: