New paper by Ross McKitrick – 'temperature data strongly affected by local population growth'

Ross McKitrick writes: I give a demonstration of why the Parker and BEST analyses don’t disprove the evidence of contamination of temperature data, and outline what it would likely take…

It appears that by UN sponsored vote, the world just doesn't care much about climate change

Hilary Ostrov writes about another Internet poll gone horribly wrong: ============================================================== Back in March of this year, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced an “innovative initiative” in which participants…

ERL rejects Richard Tol's comment on Cook et al 2013, but won't say who rejected it

Also, it appears the opinion of ONE board member is all it takes, so much for consensus. Richard Toll provides this communication:

Remember that 'unprecedented' Greenland ice sheet surface melt that was allegedly caused by global warming? Never mind

We covered this extensively at WUWT last summer, including the “unprecedented claim” where a researcher said it was a recurring 150 year event that was ‘right on time‘. It turns…

Carbon sequestration driver: Spiders, why did it have to be spiders?

From the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies New study shows predators affect the carbon cycle A new study shows that the predator-prey relationship can affect the flow of…

NOAA GOES-13 satellite becomes first ever to recover from a micrometeoroid impact

I had been watching this, as my own weather imaging business was affected by it, and I wanted to wait to see if the fix held before writing about it.…

Essay: carbon footprint as 'original sin'

This essay appears today in The Chronicle Review and it makes an interesting claim: What is the carbon footprint, after all, if not the gaseous equivalent of Original Sin, the…

Global cooling as significant as global warming

From Newcastle University Global cooling as significant as global warming A “cold snap” 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to those witnessed in the past as…

The East Anglia Rococo

Steve McIntyre has a new analysis up, one that has a strong headline. Though as he says, “not in so many words”, but more about techniques and exclusions. He writes:…