The WUWT Hot Sheet for Wednesday October 23

Gore’s 24 hours of climate reality gets panned by greens and scientists alike. Mr. Gore bases his activism on several key points, all of which are either wrong or unknown. The red text in the boxes below summarizes positions taken by Mr. Gore. The corrections of ICSC scientists follow each box. More. Al Gore’s “24 Hours of…

ENSO Basics: Westerly Wind Bursts Initiate an El Niño

This may seem like an unusual time to have this discussion. We’re presently in ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation)-neutral conditions, meaning the tropical Pacific isn’t experiencing an El Niño or a La Niña. And based on the ENSO-forecasting models, NOAA says “ENSO-neutral is expected into the Northern Hemisphere spring 2014”. (See the NOAA weekly ENSO Update.)…

Journals Not Enforcing Their Policies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From an interesting post entitled “Trust and Don’t Bother To Verify” on Judith Curry’s excellent blog , I’ve taken the following quote: Journals’ growing insistence that at least some raw data be made available seems to count for little: a recent review by Dr Ioannidis which showed that only 143…

Do the Math: Solar Panels and Hockey Sticks

Guest essay by Chris Yakymyshyn Vermonter Bill McKibben was recently quoted in Salon Magazine: “The roof of my house is covered in solar panels. When I’m home, I’m a pretty green fellow. But I know that that’s not actually going to solve the problem.” This is a very interesting comment. He had solar panels installed…

Monday Mirthiness: Crock-on (UPDATED)

Josh sends this cartoon along (and now an updated version) in reference to Paleoscientist: Mann’s recent work was a ‘crock of xxxx’   Philip Bratby was the inspiration with this comment at BH: “More politely known as “a pile of poo”, the term “a crock of shit” derives from an ancient Roman custom that coincidentally took…