What People Will Read and See with the IPCC’s Lead-Off Illustration from the AR5 SPM

Anthony Watts published an illustration and an excerpt of the draft of the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers due out later this month. See the WUWT post Excerpts from the Leaked…

Getting a second opinion on IPCC's view of climate change

A common argument in warmist circles goes like this missive from Prince Charles: “If a doctor sees a child with a fever, he can’t wait for [endless] tests… The risk…

Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 5: No ice free Arctic this year – it appears that Arctic sea ice has turned the corner

It looks like the Maslowski Countdown has ended early and there will be no “ice free Arctic” as predicted this year. From NSIDC, which has a 5 day average in…

Excerpts from the leaked AR5 Summary for Policy Makers

I’ve been given a copy of the “leaked” AR5 SPM, which has been widely circulated and cited in advance in the MSM, but I’ve just now been able to get…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-09-14 (September 14, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “What is wanted is not…

Lomborg: climate models are running way too hot

Guest essay by Bjørn Lomborg The current climate models are running way too hot. Over the past 30 years, they are at least predicting 71% too much heat. Maybe 159%.…

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach David Rose has posted this , from the unreleased IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): ‘ECS is likely in the range 1.5C to 4.5C… The lower…

The state of climate science: 'fluxed up'

Science not settled, still in a state of flux – IPCC AR5 in disarray. It is looking like my single word quote in Rolling Stone “stillborn”, will be accurate. The…

Are Tornadoes Getting Stronger? Rebuttal to Elsner et al.

By Paul Homewood http://news.fsu.edu/More-FSU-News/Researchers-develop-model-to-correct-tornado-records   [Note Update Below] Quantification of long term tornado trends has been hampered by the fact that many more tornadoes are reported today than was the…

A window into academia – via a resignation letter

This post contains excerpts of a letter sent to staff at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) is one of the…

The Wheel Of Fortune

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Due to good fortune and the WUWT readership, we got the chance to not only see the Falkirk Wheel, but to take a ride on…

BREAKING: IPCC AR5 report to dial back climate sensitivity

Update: the IPCC edifice is crumbling, see The state of climate science: ‘fluxed up’ See also Willis’ article One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, and Lomborg: climate models are running way too hot…

Claim: atmosphere heats the oceans, melts Antarctic ice shelf

From Penn State Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier’s floating ice shelf in Antarctica and…

National Academy of Sciences: climate models still 'decades away' from being useful

From the National Academy of Sciences report A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling: Computer models that simulate the climate are an integral part of providing climate information, in particular…

Friday Funny – let's get ready for science name calling

Josh writes: Every other alarmist tweet these days seems to have the ‘D’ word in it – is there something happening soon that they are getting excited about?

IPCC AR5 Renews Demands For Governments Buy Their Climate Change Pig In A Poke

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Buying “a pig in a poke” refers to buying an unseen piglet in a sack. The piglet was actually a cat, so when you…

Like 'the pause' in surface temperatures, 'the slump' in solar activity continues

The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center has updated their monthly graph set and it is becoming even more clear that we are past solar max, and that solar max has…

A Video Preview of “Climate Models Fail”

Note: The video has been updated to reflect the fact that Climate Models Fail is now available for sale in Kindle and pdf formats. I also replaced the word “employed”…

The WUWT Hot Sheet for September 12th, 2013

Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds Can you rely on the weather forecast? Maybe not, at least when it comes to global warming predictions over short time periods.…

On the cover of the Rolling Stone? Not quite, but I did get a single word in

Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell demonstrates what a biased journalist he is. My first impression was to ignore the request for interview from Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell last week, after all,…

Making up historical tornado data

From the “if a tornado hits a cornfield in Kansas, does it make a sound?” department comes this story. It isn’t enough that climate researchers have to constantly adjust the…

Newsbytes: climate programs now a political target

From Dr. Benny Peiser and the GWPF Australian Government Axes Climate Programmes MPs Call For Review Of Britain’s Climate Change Act Public servants are drawing up plans to collapse 33…

More settled science: Climate change/warming speeds up tree life cycles instead of causing migration

From Duke University and the “I was sure those tree rings were linear indicators” department, comes this news: Climate Change May Speed Up Forests’ Life Cycles DURHAM, N.C. – Many…

RSS global temperature data: No global warming at all for 202 months

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton As soon as the BBC/Maslowski forecast of no sea ice in the Arctic summer by 2013 has been disproven (see countdown on right sidebar), WUWT…