Winter comes a month early in Kazakhstan and other northern regions

David DuByne writes: Early Snows & Lost Grain Tonnage Central Asia Ural Mountains (Oct 03), USA Crop losses (Oct 11), Ukraine (Oct 22), Grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan snow and…

Climate Research needs Re-direction

Letter to the Editor 27th October 2014 Written by Viv Forbes of carbon-sense.com Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on climate research especially trying to model the…

Open Thread Sunday

I’m traveling today to another city to see a specialist to deal with a significant and ongoing personal health issue, so blogging will be light over the next couple of…

Yes Virginia (and everyone else) there is an El Niño coming

Guest essay by Joe Bastardi I am a bit surprised at some of the waffling in the meteorological community on the ENSO event ( then again, maybe it is I…

Changes in Total Solar Irradiance

Total solar irradiance, also called “TSI”,  is the total amount of energy coming from the sun at all frequencies. It is measured in watts per square metre (W/m2). Lots of…

Global boom in hydropower underway, more expected this decade

From the University of Copenhagen: Global boom in hydropower expected this decade An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this…

Study: Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano sits on a massive magma hot spot

By Kat Kerlin, UC Davis Spectacular eruptions at Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland have been spewing lava continuously since Aug. 31. Massive amounts of erupting lava are connected to the…

The bogus fuss over Walrus beach parties: Walrus Haulouts Are Nothing New

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation Dr Susan Crockford explains why the media coverage and statements by scientists and environmental organizations mislead people about the massive walrus haulout seen in…

We're winning – National Public Radio guts its climate reporting team

From InsideClimate News: (hat tip to Michael E. Mann) By Katherine Bagley, InsideClimate News NPR has cut back on the number of staffers focused solely on the environment and climate…

LEGO advertises their Arctic Industry Collection – Payback for the Greenpeace "everything is awesome" smear?

Eric Worrall writes: WUWT readers might recall a nasty but successful Greenpeace campaign a few months ago, which had Santa Claus drowning in oil, seen above, and pressured LEGO Corporation…

Is NOAA Wrong?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach On another post here on Watts Up With That, a commenter pointed out that NOAA says that September 2014 was the warmest September ever on record. The…

Massive X class flare erupts from the sunspot 2192

As we previously mentioned on WUWT, the Sunspot 2192 which is as large as Jupiter had the potential of hurling large solar flares toward Earth. According to NASA’s spaceweather.com “Giant…

Past Climate Change Was Caused by the Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere, New Rutgers Study Finds

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.But in a new study published in Science, a…

Friday Funny – You're a climate denier if:

By Mark Heyer – You’re a climate denier if: – You believe that the atmosphere has continued to warm for the last 17+ years despite rapid growth of CO2. 97%…

New Study Predicts a Slight Cooling of North Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures over the Next Decade

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Pierre Gosselin at NoTrickZone provided an introduction to a recently published paper in his post IPCC Scientist Mojib Latif Sees North Atlantic Cooling Over Next…

Europe commits economic suicide – agrees to massive emission cuts

Eric Worrall writes: The European Union has just committed economic suicide, by agreement a landmark deal, to cut CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030. Given that European emissions, by any…

Newsbytes: World food production at record levels

Despite all the gloom and doom from people like Paul Ehrlich and the warmers who say global warming will stunt food production, the reality is far different. It seems the…

Sanity: Subsidies for solar farms to be cut to help safeguard farmland

From:Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP New rules will ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to growing crops and food Farmers will…

Weather Channel Founder John Coleman: There is no significant man-made global warming at this time

John Coleman, the founder of Weather Channel, has written an open letter, in which he claims the theory of anthropogenic climate change is no longer scientifically credible. So far The…

Finally Some Reality from RealClimate – But, Unfortunately, They Remained Unreal about Some Things

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The post Ocean heat storage: a particularly lousy policy target + Update at RealClimate finally presented a few realities of the global-warming metric known as…

Scary climate stories for Halloween from the AGU

Guest essay by Joel O’Bryan A read through of the presenter’s abstracts for the upcoming 2014 AGU Convention in San Francisco, December 15-19, I found these two presentation abstracts which…

Solar Update October 2014

Guest essay by David Archibald This essay provides a series of graphs that describe the current state of the sun in context with its history. Figure 1: Oulu Neutron Count…

Solar flare danger – massive sunspot the size of Jupiter takes aim at Earth

The potential for a massive solar flare directed at Earth is looming large. An SDO/HMI view of the visible sun showing the largest sunspot of solar cycle 24, AR12192. Image…

Claim: Recently discovered Arctic microbe is key player in climate change

From the University of Arizona As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change, an international study…