Soot easier to control than CO2 – may help Arctic ice

From the American Chemical Society something I’ve always wondered about, that soot plays a major role in the Arctic. Controlling soot though, has to start outside of the United States,…

Solar's lead balloon of pollution in developing countries

From the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Solar industry responsible for lead emissions in developing countries Solar power is not all sunshine. It has a dark side—particularly in developing countries,…

Katia now a hurricane tropical storm

This post has been combined into a new one for Katia and Lee here Also I have our new track projection map online now, that covers all the way out…

Blocking highs contribute to unusually hot July in the Great Plains

From NASA Goddard, something reminiscent of last year’s blocking high for the heat wave in Russia. NASA Satellite Observes Unusually Hot July in the Great Plains Andrey Savtchenko and Adam…

A blast from the gas in the past

From the AGU today, I find they are moving the cause of ancient planetary disaster from comets impacts and volcanoes or other big events to CO2 causing acidification of the…

Government Funding of the National Weather Service: A Response to Our Critics

This is a response to the article posted by Dr. Ryan Maue here titled: CEI misses the boat on the need for the National Weather Service.  Ryan’s response is in…

Final Arctic Sea Ice forecast poll

Poll now closed. Results below will be submitted to ARCUS on Sept 1st. Once again, I’m going to give WUWT readers an opportunity to make a forecast for submission, based…

Houston, we have a temperature problem

Eric Berger writes (excerpt below) at the Houston Chronicle “SciGuy” blog about the wicked hot record breaking temperatures people were getting in Houston on their iPhones. Turns out the whole…

Bill Nye is the anti-science guy when it comes to global warming and hurricanes

Post by Dr. Ryan Maue (cross posted at my Policlimate) “Must watch TV: Nye expounds on theory of racism” Much “debate” has erupted in the liberal mainstream media concerning the…

Fuel cells get the dynamite treatment

From the University of Southern California  a parallel for Alfred Nobel’s design of a stable substrate for dynamite (which at the time used unstable nitro-glycerin). This solves the collision problem…

Byrne on "The real science trashers"

I think this was directed squarely at Joe Romm and his band of TPers. One of Romm’s favorite put downs is “anti-science”, a label he uses with abandon. This opinion…

The next hurricane to be is on the move: Katia

As we were given an early forecast of by Dr. Ryan Maue, NHC has now declared tropical depression 92L a tropical storm with the name Katia. UPDATE: 18z 08/30/2011 GFS…

Precautionary Principle Memo – ready for transmission

Guest post by Reed Coray Two members of the Penn State University faculty (Seth D. Baum and Jacob D. Haqq-Misra) and one employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

Climate Change Causes Mental Illness

Alternate title: Bill McKibben explained o_O I’ve had about two dozen emails wanting me to carry this from the Sydney Morning Herald: Mental illness rise linked to climate Erik Jensen…

Quote of the week – hype and hurricane force winds

Should Irene have been downgraded sooner? Cliff Mass, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Washington and a popular blogger asks, “When Did Irene Stop Being a Hurricane?”

Scientists and activists behaving badly

UPDATE: Pat Michaels responds, see below: ======================================================== Maybe it’s the summer weather, I dunno, but in the space of 4 days, we have three prominent figures in the global warming…

NASA's James Hansen arrested yet again

Photo courtesy of flickr, tarsandsaction.org stream Link Excerpt from Bloomberg: James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was arrested outside the White House as he joined protesters…

Wastewater GHG emissions, a poop de grace?

From the University of Cincinnati Wastewater recycling can multiply greenhouse gas emissions New research shows that wastewater recycling processes may generate more greenhouse gases than traditional water-treatment processes. Despite this…

Flashback: Today Show paddles canoe in ankle deep water for photo-op

With all of the serious questions about hype over Hurricane Irene and the media’s introspection and sanctimonious hand-wringing, I felt it was time for some levity. If you do not…

Even the TV news community is asking if Irene was overhyped

There’s a newsgroup that just about everyone who’s in the television news reads daily called “Shoptalk” which is as old as the Internet. They have a host website called TVspy.…

How not to measure temperature in the GHCN, part 1

Yes, it’s back. Dr. Roger Pielke Sr.  and I have started looking at the GHCN to document the siting quality of surface stations that measure climate in the Global Historical…

Irene takes a bite out of ocean heat

While nowhere close to Trenberth’s missing heat, it’s a nice bite sized chunk of SST. Hurricanes are heat engines, transporting massive amounts of heat from lower to higher levels of…

Debunked: the "climate change causes wars" myth

From the Center for Strategic and International Studies The Washington Quarterly, a total takedown of the myth that wars and climate change are linked as claimed by this ridiculous study…

Diamonds the size of potatoes shoot up at 40 miles per hour from their birthplace 100 miles below Earth's surface and other strange carbon tales

From the American Chemical Society the same folks who are looking for science superheroes, carbon tales of the weird. Tackling mysteries about carbon, possible oil formation and more deep inside…