UW issues statement on the 'North Pole Lake'

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University of Washington monitoring buoy reportedly shows a lake at the North Pole. But Santa doesn’t…

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Wednesday July 31st, 2013

Shocker: Global Warming Kneejerker Admits It Posted on July 30, 2013 2:20 pm by Bill Quick You can go wading in the lake at the North Pole – Boing Boing At Climate Central, Andrew Freedman provides some really fascinating context that illustrates the changing nature of, well, nature … and draws a big, heavy underline…

The Marshall Islands and their Sea Level Changes

A short comment by Nils-Axel Mörner UPDATE: See the follow up post here: The Most Important Sea Level Graph This is the sea level graph (from Kwajalein) recently being circulated and claimed to show an alarming acceleration of a proposed general sea level rise. Yes, this curve rises fairly rapidly from 1990 to 2012. But for…

Quote of the Week: Bill McKibben's self delusion

I had a tough time deciding if this should be “Quote of the Week” or “Climate Craziness of the Week”.  The quote is from 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben, who says: I, as you can tell, am the furthest thing from an activist leader. I’m a writer. One might believe that…. except for right above that…

That 'Methane Time Bomb' now lurks behind dams

From the American Chemical Society. I wonder if they studied how much methane comes from sediment loads dropped by rivers naturally and compared them? The Mississippi Delta alone must be a terrible offender. Sediment trapped behind dams makes them ‘hot spots’ for greenhouse gas emissions With the “green” reputation of large hydroelectric dams already in…

Will the Cost of the Climate Wars be the BBC's Integrity?

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University. On July 29, 2013 the BBC’s Hardtalk journalist Stephen Sackur wrote “The Alaskan village set to disappear under water in a decade.” He opened the story with “within a decade Kivalina is likely to be under water. Gone, forever. Remembered…