Light posting over the next few days – call for guest authors

I’m going to be exceptionally busy with a very important project that is due very soon, plus I have an upcoming trip, so my posting over the next 7-10 days is likely to be light. To keep WUWT humming along, reliance on guest posts and press releases will be higher than usual. That’s where your help is needed.

Guest posts are welcome. Use the submit story item on the menu bar under the header. Don’t send links where you write a few words along with it, as that’s a Tip, not a story. I’ve just cleaned the Tips and Notes page, so you can start fresh.

For those that want to do technical documents as guest posts, you can send a link to a dropbox location of an MS-Word document with embedded graphics in the story you submit.

Or you can leave a comment with an ATTENTION MODERATOR, and moderators can assist.

I’ll try to visit once in the morning and once in the evening for light housekeeping and to approve guest posts that are appropriate.

Thanks for your help and consideration -Anthony

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July 22, 2012 10:55 pm

Recent “Google Hang out” with the Prime Minister – a questioner attempts to correct the spin & deceit.

July 22, 2012 11:03 pm

I know this had a thread on WUWT back in Feb. but I wonder if Dr. David A. Evans could be prevailed upon to do any expansion or successor doc for a new thread, because I found this so helpful:
Dr. David A. Evans, “The Skeptics’ Case” February-March 2012

July 22, 2012 11:06 pm

oop sorry, Dr. David M.W. Evans
I don’t know where I got the “A” from as an initial, brain spasm

July 22, 2012 11:21 pm

anthony, good luck with your project. we can always amuse ourselves with gems such as:
22 July: Herald Sun: AAP: Catherine Best: UN tourism chief warns on carbon tax
THE United Nations’ head of tourism says the carbon tax should be used to make travel more efficient, not to price tourists out of the market.
UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general Taleb Rifai said revenue from the tax on aviation should be invested in harnessing and promoting green travel…
Mr Rifai acknowledges the delicate relationship between the environment and tourism, which is a substantial contributor to carbon pollution, but says taxes must be balanced.
“Taxes that simply are meant to make people travel less and discourage people from travelling are defeating the point,” Mr Rifai told AAP on Monday.
“It’s not a realistic goal to say we want to impose more taxes on the environment so that people will travel less.
“What we need to aim for is to have more people being able to travel in a more efficient way and in a way that is reducing the harm on the environment, and that is a challenge.”…
Addressing a tourism and events conference in Melbourne, Mr Rifai said unreasonable taxation on travel was one of the obstacles affecting global international tourism, along with complicated and overpriced visa formalities…

July 22, 2012 11:38 pm

Could be worth a thread for an unwilling “guest” author:
Nobel Laureate in Economics takes his cues from such authorities as Joe Romm and Jim Hansen…. why didn’t he quote Bill McKibben, too?
Paul Krugman, “Loading the Climate Dice”
[emphasis added]
“Now, maybe this drought will break in time to avoid the worst. But there will be more events like this. Joseph Romm, the influential climate blogger, has coined the term “Dust-Bowlification” for the prospect of extended periods of extreme drought in formerly productive agricultural areas. He has been arguing for some time that this phenomenon, with its disastrous effects on food security, is likely to be the leading edge of damage from climate change, taking place over the next few decades; the drowning of Florida by rising sea levels and all that will come later.”

July 22, 2012 11:39 pm
July 22, 2012 11:51 pm

I would like to see Steve Goddard’s post regarding the puzzling case of 2012’s “missing Arctic ice” given some more prominence:

Tom Harley
July 23, 2012 12:01 am Maybe someone can do a better job on this.

July 23, 2012 12:19 am

I sent you a few days (via the article submission feature) back an article I’ve written about how it is curious that there is not a single published paper on the weekend or weekly cycles of aerosol levels effect, and minimum and maximum temperatures , despite this being a robust phenomena and probably the easiest to measure climate related phenomena there is, which would give us more accurate quantification of the several aerosol related climate effects.
BTW, the title is an allusion to the Sherlock Holmes story, The curious incident of the dog in the night.

Bruce C
July 23, 2012 1:14 am

Don’t know if you have covered this before, as it’s dated July 18, 2012.
‘Big Oil’s Secret: They Support Global Warming Policy’
“There was once a company named “Glori Oil” based in Houston, Texas, according to its website, it was:
A Delaware corporation founded in 2005 to commercialize technology developed by ‘The Energy and Resources Institute’ (known as TERI).’
‘The Business Week link above lists a certain Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri as founder of Glori Oil/Glori Energy, Inc., but for some reason, his name doesn’t appear on (although it did appear on not just as founder but as head of the company).’

John Marshall
July 23, 2012 3:03 am

That dumb woman Gillard sounds like a borne and bred Aussie whereas she is Welsh. Is she ashamed of her Welsh ancestry? Was this removed when ‘dumb’ was pushed in?
Come on Australia vote her OUT.

michael hart
July 23, 2012 4:58 am

Skiphil says: “Could be worth a thread for an unwilling “guest” author..”
Nice one Skippy., that’s a good idea. Perhaps also a competition for appalling words, phrases, or sentences. “Dust-bowlification-ized” would be a good starter from Mr. Romm

July 23, 2012 6:32 am

this is already a guest post at Judith Curry’s but it strikes me as important enough to consider running a thread for it here:
What climate sensitivity says about the IPCC assessment process
Posted on July 22, 2012 | 126 Comments
by Rud Istvan
GCMs are oversensitive. IPCC future warming forecasts are too high. IPCC AR4’s own sensitivity discussion irrefutably illustrates this ‘high’ bias.
The consensus places unshakable faith in simulation models that provably do not correctly reproduce the most important two feedbacks. For both of the principal atmospheric feedbacks there is a ‘high’ bias in simulation compared to observation that collectively explain why S is also too high. Forster and Gregory pointed this out half a decade ago. Don’t damn the data. Fix the models.

July 23, 2012 7:28 am

There’s the beginning of a 3-part series on scientific confirmation bias in the WSJ this past weekend. I’m not sure what the author’s final point will be, but so far, he’s on target. He says that even though science students are taught the concept that the scientific method requires scientists try to disprove new theories, scientists are human and the human impulse is to look for confirmation of one’s preferred theories.

July 23, 2012 8:56 am

Things I would like to see from Penn State:

“Our goal is to not be just a money-making institute, but to make sure that the university establishes a culture and daily mindset in which agenda, politics, and financial gain will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing, and protecting young people.”

The original from the NCAA:

“Our goal is to not be just punitive, but to make sure that the university establishes an athletic culture and daily mindset in which football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing, and protecting young people.”

They were soooo close.

Tom Barr
July 23, 2012 1:44 pm

Caould someone have a look at this? It appears sufficiently mental to be eviscerated.

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