From Harold Ambler at Talking About the Weather

Day of reckoning draws nearer for IPCC

According to Dr. Clive Best, A key prediction from the 2007 IPCC WG1 report fails statistical tests. AR4 figure for long term predictions for each scenario Abstract: Global temperatures measured…

The Gas of Life

By Jim Goodridge  – former California State Climatologist Photosynthesis simply stated is 6CO2 + 6H2O + photons = C6H12O6+6O2. It is suggested by the relative abundances of atmospheric CO2 and…

Argo Notes the Third

I got into this investigation of Argo because I disbelieved their claimed error of 0.002°C for the annual average temperature of the top mile of the ocean. I discussed this…

Koch takes the NYT and Revkin to task

As WUWT readers know, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times was the first to “authenticate” the stolen Heartland documents. Only one problem, one of the documents, the one that…

Heartland publishes an "Open Letter to Directors of the Pacific Institute"

Fakegate: Open Letter to Directors of the Pacific Institute FEBRUARY 29, 2012 – Today, The Heartland Institute sent the letter below to the following members of the Board of Directors…

“Plato’s Noble Lie resuscitated in a pas de deux of flimflammery”

Fakegate Apologism — It’s How They Roll Guest post by Chris Horner This morning I read a terrific recounting of the “the fact that a whole section of the scientific…

"Climate Deniers" Are Giving Us Skeptics a Bad Name

By S. Fred Singer Gallia omnia est divisa in partes tres.  This phrase from Julius Gaius Caesar about the division of Gaul nicely illustrates the universe of climate scientists —…

Citizen Science – an interactive map of wind visualization and temperature

Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has visualized wind motion in the USA, which I think is quite neat. On his weblog he writes: I’ve been working on a WebGL data visualization of…

GISS finally concedes a significant role for the sun in climate

UPDATE: The paper itself is available below. There is a new  paper published yesterday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters from NASA GISS/Columbia University and Brown University titled  Hydroclimate of…

The Gleick Tragedy

The original Gleick Confesses thread was getting unwieldy with almost 1000 comments, so this one will serve in its place and will continue to be updated. New content on other…

The Fakegate Timeline – from soup to nuts

UPDATED: NEW TIMELINE FILES POSTED 2/29 3PM PST There have been a number of different people working on timelines recently. Reader A. Scott has contributed a complete and highly detailed…

Sea ice decline posited to be driving snowier NH winters

From Georgia Tech, the science press release that gave us the best-warming-headline-evah thanks to media spin, likely started by BBC’s Richard Black. It is worth noting that this study cites…

Best – warming – headline – evah

I’ve been getting a lot of pressure to cover the story by warmspinner Richard Black over at the BBC about a supposed feedback between Arctic sea ice and colder, snowier,…

Cambridge professor Michael Kelly on "deniers" and climate change: "science has been consistently over-egged to produce alarm."

UPDATE: 9:50AM 2/28 Professor Kelly responds in comments. It seems the Times saw fit to remove an important portion of his first paragraph. I’ve highlighted the missing text in red.…

Laugh of the day – where's that DDT when you really need it?

Over at DeSmog blog, the hilarity from the Daily Bayonet Story earlier today continues. Gotta love this comment from the DeSmog thread:

AGU President on Gleick's "shocking fall from grace": "His transgression cannot be condoned, regardless of his motives."

AGU President’s message We must remain committed to scientific integrity 27 February 2012 During the third week of February our global community of Earth and space scientists witnessed the shocking…

Heartland Institute President Debunks Fakegate Memo

This press release, initially published here, is reproduced in full below. FEBRUARY 27, 2012 – The Heartland Institute today released an analysis of the fake “climate strategy” memo circulated by…

The economic downturn effect on U.S. carbon emissions

From the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Reduction in U.S. carbon emissions attributed to cheaper natural gas Lower emission from power plants in 2009 was driven by competitive…

Ancient Iraqi meteorologists speak to the present on climate

From Wiley-Blackwell via Eurekalert Ancient Arabic writings help scientists piece together past climate Iraqi sources from 9th and 10th centuries give new meteorological insights – The team believes the sources…

Why, yes, linking climate change to Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes DOES seem "to be bordering on the insane"

Don’t worry, this guy is just trying to sell a book conveniently located on the left sidebar of the Guardian. I hear there’s a two for one special with Chariots…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

February 29: Fred Singer will be speaking at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA on Wednesday, from 4:30 to 5:40 pm, Room 124, Science Technology I General title: “The Climate Debate:…

2012 Weblog awards – SKEPTIC CLEAN SWEEP

aka “The Bloggies” …are happening live now on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/Bloggies First winner is Jo Nova! Congratulations to her!

Ranger Rick

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve had the privilege of living in a wide variety of countries and societies. And having not always been entirely sane myself, one way that…