February 2013 global surface temperature – at normal

Dr. Ryan Maue posted one of his WeatherBell analysis maps on Twitter today, and the result is no Headline maker, it is simply “normal”. He writes (image follows):

Study suggests 'snowball Earth' was real and was reversed by 'An ultra-high carbon dioxide atmosphere'

It makes you wonder what created all that CO2 millions of years ago. From Louisiana State University LSU researchers find new information about ‘Snowball Earth’ period It is rather difficult…

Al Gore's Reality Drop – Climate Change to Destroy Music?

Gosh, is there anything it can’t do? People send me stuff. I would not have believed this unless I saw it from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, where I constantly…

Dr. Roy Spencer's climate website has been hacked

I have confirmed that www.drroyspencer.com has been hacked and rendered inoperable. Dr. Spencer confirms this in an email exchange with me this AM and writes:

CMIP5 Model-Data Comparison: Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

Guest post b y Bob Tisdale As we’ve seen in numerous model-data comparisons, there are few similarities between modeled and observed surface temperatures and precipitation.  See here, here, here, here,…

Blockheaded thinking on well known weather patterns and 'extreme weather'

I had to laugh at this statement from the press release below: “What we found is that during several recent extreme weather events these planetary waves almost freeze in their…

Germany Weathers Darkest Winter in 43 Years

“Overly Overcast: Germany Weathers Darkest Winter in 43 Years” It seems that there’s a lot of gloom in Germany this Winter, more so than usual. This article in Spiegel explains…

Using Energy and Happy about It

Guest Post by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times. Last week I received a “Home Energy Report” flyer from Commonwealth Edison, my electricity provider in northern Illinois. The…

It's Time For The Person Who Leaked the CRU Emails To Step Forward

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball It is important for the person who leaked the emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in November 2009 and 2010 to reveal themselves…

Cooltech: a nanoscale foglifter and frost inhibitor coating

From the American Chemical Society, something interesting. A new anti-frost and anti-fog coating for glass In an advance toward glass that remains clear under the harshest of conditions, scientists are…

Global Warming to Endanger Breakfast by 2080!!!

Guest Post by David Middleton First it was wheat and now it’s coffee. What’s next? Bacon & eggs? This is nothing but alarmist nonsense… Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens…

Another climate billboard

Of course we all know about that other ill-fated unabomber billboard last year that went over like a lead radiosonde balloon, but I like this one by CFACT (minus the…

The NOAA USHCN RAW Data from Boulder, Colorado Restore the Beginning and End of the Modern Warming Regime

Guest post by Samuel I. Outcalt, Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Abstract: After noticing the strange time dependent behavior of the difference between the…

Kenji sniffs out stupid claims by the Union of Concerned Scientists

For those of you who don’t know yet, Kenji is our family dog. Kenji is also a official dues paying member of the Union of Concerned scientists. see: Friday Funny…

Here's a chance for Michael Mann to get his own Nobel Prize medal

After being told by the IPCC in no uncertain terms that he can’t make claims like “Nobel Prize Winner”, now with enough cash, he could at least make the claim…

The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project, Original Data For Science Posterity

Guest post by Dennis Ray Wingo Introduction The foundation of all observational science is data. This is true whether the data is temperature measurements from ground networks, satellites, or any…

Ocean Temperature And Heat Content

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony has an interesting post up discussing the latest findings regarding the heat content of the upper ocean. Here’s one of the figures from that…

Unprecedented: Climate takes an entire category in the 2013 Bloggies Awards – time to place your votes

WUWT nominated in two categories. The competition this year is more skeptical than ever! This year, the choices are tougher, since there are so many favorites. Last year I thought…

Fact check for Andrew Glikson – Ocean heat has paused too

Over at The Conversation Andrew Glikson asks Fact check: has global warming paused? citing an old Skeptical Science favorite graph, and that’s the problem; it’s old data. He writes: As some…

Rethinking wind power – Harvard study shows it to be overestimated

Harvard research suggests real-world generating capacity of wind farms at large scales has been overestimated Cambridge, Mass. – February 25, 2013 – “People have often thought there’s no upper bound…

Another Model Fail – (correction added)

CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Climate Models: Modeled Relationship between Marine Air Temperature and Sea Surface Temperature Is Wrong Guest post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE 2 (February 27, 2013): A problem was discovered…

Solar Update February 2013

Guest post by David Archibald Solar Cycle 24 has already seen five consecutive colder winters. This is a link to a post about a German meteorologist who has seen the…

The Winter Of 1947

“Climate disruption” before the current lunacy of “CO2 caused extreme weather” era By Paul Homewood The Great Freeze of 1963 was the coldest winter in the UK for over 200…