Solar showdown: weeds -vs- silicon

Pierre Gosselin points out this absurdity on his website: Weed-Covered, Neglected Solar Park: 20 Acres, $11 Million, Only One And Half Years Old! German solar skeptic website SOLARKRITIK.DE here provides the background on the rundown, weed-covered solar facility in former communist (and now “green”) East Germany, which I presented in my last post here.

Scientific American launches new blog network, sans climate

From Scientific American, Press release, July 5th 2011: Blog Network Launches on ScientificAmerican.com Today Scientific American launched a new blog network which unites editorial, independent and group blogs under the magazine’s banner. The community of 60 bloggers provides authoritative information and insights about science and technology, and their roles in global affairs. The blog network,…

La Niña on the way out, “La Nada” on the way in

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab: La Niña’s Exit Leaves Climate Forecasts in Limbo It’s what Bill Patzert, a climatologist and oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., likes to call a “La Nada” – that puzzling period between cycles of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean when sea surface…

The IPCC and high biased climate sensitivity

Nicholas Lewis (who with Jeff Id and Ryan O’Donnell rebutted Steig et al and the flawed Antarctica surface temperature analysis) writes in with a note about a post on Climate, Etc. (Judith Curry’s blog) related to the IPCC AR4 and their estimate of climate sensitivity. The IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR), said it was “likely…

Roy Spencer’s new book

Dr. Roy Spencer has a new book out, and I’m happy to give him space on WUWT with a plug for it. Josh of cartoonsbyjosh.com did the cover art. Looks like Roy was funded by “big fire” in writing this book ;-)  Anthony FUNDANOMICS: The Free Market, Simplified July 4th, 2011by Dr. Roy Spencer I’m…