Real Climate pans BEST and Muller

In a shocking development that may represent a singularity, I find myself in agreement* with parts of an opinion piece posted on Real Climate today called Berkeley Earthquake Called Off. Dr. Eric Steig writes: Anybody expecting earthshaking news from Berkeley, now that the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature group being led by Richard Muller has released…

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Rina becomes a hurricane

I said yesterday to keep an eye on this storm, and now it has grown into a hurricane rather quickly. The big question is whether or not it reforms after passing over the Yucatan peninsula. If it does, we’ll have a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and the warnings and evacuations will follow. See…

WWF in denial over Donna Laframboise's new book

So upset they issued a press release. That’ll show ’em. Funny how they couldn’t delineate the title of the book in the text. You can get the full story here at Marketwatch. But I see this as a rousing endorsement, likely to have the same opposite intended effect as the review by Dr. Peter Gleick…

Unadjusted data of long period stations in GISS show a virtually flat century scale trend

Temperature averages of continuously reporting stations from the GISS dataset Guest post by Michael Palmer, University of Waterloo, Canada Abstract The GISS dataset includes more than 600 stations within the U.S. that have been in operation continuously throughout the 20th century. This brief report looks at the average temperatures reported by those stations. The unadjusted…