New paper from Nic Lewis on climate sensitivity corrects 'prior' errors in an IPCC AR4 reference

Nic Lewis has a new post at Climate Audit that deals with some assumptions that went into IPCC AR4’s use of a uniform prior for estimating climate sensitivity. He has shown it to be faulty, to the point that would normally be cause for a retraction, but this is Climate Science, where being wrong is…

Heap big data science at Northeastern University

From Northeastern University via Eurekalert, and the department of modeling for 10 million dollars, this seems to be all they could come up with. Nature has a way however, of taking the the best laid plans and rendering them moot. I don’t think they’ve noted ‘the pause’ yet. There’s no paper listed, nor data references,…

100 year old cold record broken in Huntsville, AL

Actually, two new records; one for high one for low. This from earlier: RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 132 AM CDT WED JUL 30 2014 …RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED AT HUNTSVILLE… A RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES WAS TIED AT HUNTSVILLE ON TUESDAY (7-29-14). THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD…

These are the sort of people we are up against

While Steve McIntyre writes in detail about the sorts of gyrations that went on behind the scenes with Ove Hugh-Goldberg and John Cook, trying to prevent having to reveal Cooks’ rating data on his “97% consensus” paper by requests from Dr. Richard Tol, I stumbled across something so hateful, so juvenile, so bereft of moral…

Temperature analysis of 5 datasets shows the 'Great Pause' has endured for 13 years, 4 months

Time to sweep away the flawed, failed IPCC By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley HadCRUT4, always the tardiest of the five global-temperature datasets, has at last coughed up its monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly value for June. So here is a six-monthly update on changes in global temperature since 1950, the year when the IPCC…

Climate Change 'stock trading'

From Motif Investing (h/t to John Coleman) Climate change has become more than a hot topic. With carbon dioxide levels at all-time highs and temperatures on the rise, concerns over global warming1 are increasingly leading to government action and policy changes. President Obama announced a ‘Climate Action Plan’ to cut 3 billion tons of carbon…