In case you missed it over the weekend, AP retracts the North Pole Lake image: Follow up: the bogus ‘North Pole becomes a lake’ story
Obama’s OFA (not actually Obama but they play him on Twitter) says “because the science says so”. Really? That’s the best you’ve got?
— All On The Line (@allontheline) August 12, 2013
But let’s not let such things like ‘climate changing’ fossil fuel emissions deprive my family of our dog’s company while on vacation.
I feel for the Marine that got that pilot duty.
The journey from hippie believer to climate skeptic, yours truly gets a mention:
Speaking of models, so does Hans Von Storch: ‘the warming stagnation ’98-’12 is no longer consistent with model projections even at 2% confidence.’
In recent years, the increase in near-surface global annual mean temperatures has emerged as considerably smaller than many had expected. We investigate whether this can be explained by contemporary climate change scenarios. In contrast to earlier analyses for a ten-year period that indicated consistency between models and observations at the 5% confidence level, we find that the continued warming stagnation over fifteen years, from 1998 -2012, is no longer consistent with model projections even at the 2% confidence level.
I’m tempted to ask for donations to buy this table myself, but Mike would probably be a “no show” once he found out he’d be in the same room with me and five other climate skeptics. via Tom Nelson:
Proceeds from the evening will benefit PennFuture’s environmentally diverse programming, education and community initiatives.
$5,000 sponsor table ($4,100 tax deductible, two available)
Personalized copy of Dr. Mann’s The Hockey Stick and Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front LinesName recognition on all anniversary event materials, including the PennFuture website, and on-site recognition and acknowledgement during the event
Reserved seating for six (6), which includes either Dr. Mann or Dr. Van Susteren as your table host
Private reception with Dr. Mann — McKee Library
Also from Tom Nelson:
Warmist John Abraham: Super-duper enthusiastic about a particular “armchair scientist with little formal training”, since this one agrees with him
Neven, like many other armchair scientists has little formal training. But, he makes up for that with a doggedness that would impress anyone. While he describes his blog as basically weather reports, many publishing researchers turn to him for a comprehensive view of current conditions. Do you want to know what the short term ice conditions will likely be? Ask Neven. Interested in learning about impacts of current conditions on the atmosphere? Ask Neven.Not only is he a great resource, but the commenters provide insightful thoughts as well.
People like Neven, who can provide clear descriptions to the larger public are doing a great service. This is particularly so because scientists who are employed at major research institutions are often not trained in communication and such activities are not rewarded. I view these complementary activities and viewpoints an exciting development in the larger conversation about climate change.
But I’m evilz with our volunteer surfacestations project and my viewpoints on the world’s most visited climate blog, oh well. Stay tuned on those issues John.
Bishop Hill notes: NASA rewrites the past
Lord Deben just asked me on Twitter why he should trust me and not official versions of “the science”. I gave him a raft of reasons, but then came across this posting on Unthreaded from Brent Hargreaves:
GISS record of temperature at Teigarhorn, Iceland:
Feb 1901: 0.0C – reported Nov 2011
Feb 1901: -0.9C – reported Mar 2012
Feb 1901: -1.2C – reported Aug 2013
Brent has a full post about what he has found here, but for me his findings seem like a pretty good reason to distrust the official tale.
Oh darn. Worms are eating methane that could be used for climate alarm: Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean
Scientists have discovered a super-charged methane seep in the ocean off New Zealand that has created its own unique food web, resulting in much more methane escaping from the ocean floor into the water column. It will not make it into the atmosphere, where it could exacerbate global warming. However, the discovery does highlight scientists’ limited understanding of the global methane cycle — and specifically the biological interactions that create the stability of the ocean system.
Dr. Roy Spencer is poking ‘the Slayers’ again: