Claim: November 2013 is the ‘warmest ever’ – but will the real November 2013 temperature please stand up?

Lots of clima-hullaballo this week in the media thanks NOAA and this announcement in NOAA’s “State of the Climate” report seen here: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/ They state: The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2013 was record highest for the 134-year period of record, at 0.78°C (1.40°F) above the 20th century average…

Optical Antics at Sunset

My lovely and talented wife has a habit of being in the right place at the right time to capture nature doing interesting things. This particular shot was taken by cell phone from a moving vehicle in Northern California last night and shows something I’ve never seen before. Those of you looking for the elusive…

EPA, Climatology And The Courts: The Issue is Corrupted, Not Poor Science.

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Watts Up With That? (WUWT) recently reported on the submission of an Amicus Curiae application to the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS). It challenged the scientific legitimacy of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions to control CO2. Courts generally, but especially SCOTUS, will not involve themselves in scientific disagreements because…