The WUWT Hot Sheet for August 9th, 2013

The populist notion that all climate sceptics are either in the pay of oil barons or are right-wing ideologues, as is suggested for example by studies such as Oreskes and…

According to this DMI temperature plot, the high Arctic has dropped below freezing about two weeks early

The daily mean temp 80 -90 degrees North has remained below climatological normal for more than 120 days, and has now dropped below freezing  Normally, we don’t see this sort…

An illustration that CO2 won't roast the Earth in a runaway tipping point…

…because the Earth has experienced massive CO2 pulses and  recovered before. From the something you don’t see every day department comes this graph:

'Ozone hole' may be a warming factor due to wind shifts

First, a clarification; while the AGU calls it an “ozone hole”, it technically isn’t. As NASA says here, it really isn’t a “hole” in the true sense of the word,…

Preliminary results of the "Tol Poll'

Dr. Richard Tol writes at his blog: The Tol Poll is a direct result of the series of op-eds in the Guardian on the relationship between the environmental movement and…

LOL! 'Mad Haxor Skillz' Godwinize 'Skeptical Science'

Guest essay by Brandon Schollenberger I’ve got mad haxor skillz.  I’m a l33t hacker paid by evil organizations and shadowy conglomerates.  That’s how I found Skeptical Science’s secret stash of…

Media Alchemy: turning steam into smoke

I’ve covered this issue before, in fact some of my work is used in this new video which illustrates how alarmism in the media is aided by selective photography and…

NOAA: Atlantic hurricane season on track to be above-normal

NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season…

Climate Persuasion – or how to ignore data and influence people

One line summary of story: A critique of two typical articles on “dangerous” AGW – Kivalina, and the Southern Ocean Guest essay by Peter Kemmis Over the last few days,…

The WUWT Hot Sheet for August 8th, 2013

A Saharan low and trough headed for the prime generation spot (Cape Verde) for Atlantic hurricanes off the West Coast of Africa is something worth watching over the next week.…

Climate Hash Rehashed

Guest essay by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a press release announcing the publication of its “State of…

Oh Mann… this can't be good. Called a 'charlatan' and his gubernatorial pick linked to Solyndra in the same day!

… But the situation is more delicate for those who gained their notoriety, made their reputations, and received their government funding on the old “sky is falling” model. For them…

Inside The Skeptical Science Secret Tree House Bunker*

*with apologies to Josh Normally I don’t go with a Godwins Law parody but… The Skeptical Science Kidz made it a front page issue It’s darn funny!

Law of Unintended Consequences Number Eleventy-Zillion and One

Guest essay by Phil Hutchings Two days ago, charles the moderator showed us some dumb thinking from the UK‘s efforts to pursue clean power. Down here in Australia, we’re pretty…

Announcement: WUWT success earns an invitation to "Enterprise"

You are probably aware of the ongoing improvements to WUWT I’ve made. They seem to be paying off. Lately, things have been looking up for WUWT: Source: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wattsupwiththat.com#trafficstats WUWT has…

The WUWT Hotsheet for August 7th, 2013

Bishop Hill says- Louise Gray has adopted the role of recruiting sergeant for the Balcombe protest camp, offering up helpful advice on what aspirant participants should bring along:  http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2013/8/7/environmentalist-journalist.html [That…

The AGU climate policy statement as redrafted by Monckton

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton The American Geophysical Union, after three previous attempts at a policy statement on climate change, has just published yet a fourth. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley…

Climate Changers Endorse Nuclear Power – Why Now?

Guest essay by Joseph Somsel Go back and re-watch Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth from 2006 and you’ll find that he never once voices the word “nuclear” although there is a…

Fabricating Climate Doom – Part 2: Hijacking Conservation Success in the UK to Build Consensus!

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University. What Good Conservation Science Reported Good stewards of the environment are compelled to engage in…

About the Unusual Warming Event in Extratropical North Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

As noted in the July 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update, the extratropical North Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies (24N-65N, 100E-100W) made an unexpected surge in July 2013. NOAA…

Skeptical Science takes 'creepy' to a whole new level

People send me stuff. Yesterday Skeptical Science owner John Cook announced to the world that he thought Willis’s open letter to the new editor of Science was “creepy” and “sexist”.…

Law of Unintended Consequences Number Eleventy-Zillion

By charles the moderator We missed this story in May, but in order to replace the use of coal in the UK, power stations are being refitted to burn wood…

The WUWT Hot Sheet, August 5th 2013

Warning Signs: Hot Lies Disputed by Cold Facts I have always found a stark contrast in the way the forecasts of meteorologists on television and radio are limited in accuracy…

The sun is about to have a flipping magnetic field reversal

We’ve been watching the progress on the WUWT solar reference page in this plot from Dr. Leif Svalgaard: Solar Polar Fields – Mt. Wilson and Wilcox Combined -1966 to Present…