Proxy spikes: The missed message in Marcott et al

Story submitted by WUWT reader Nancy Green There is a message in Marcott that I think many have missed. Marcott tells us almost nothing about how the past compares with today, because of the resolution problem. Marcott recognizes this in their FAQ. The probability function is specific to the resolution. Thus, you cannot infer the…

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Lewandowsky paper 'provisionally removed' due to complaints

UPDATE: Steve McIntyre has an interesting letter about the Lewandowsky and Cook affair here. Retraction Watch writes: Last week, we covered the complicated story of a paper by Stephan Lewandowsky and colleagues that had been removed — or at least all but the abstract — from its publisher’s site. Our angle on the story was…

Future shifts in rainfall

From UC Berkeley: Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could dramatically shift rainfall patterns in tropics By Robert Sanders, Media Relations  BERKELEY — One often ignored consequence of global climate change is that the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the Southern Hemisphere, which could significantly alter tropical precipitation patterns, according to a new study by…