WUWT – 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Crunchy numbers About 2,500,000 people visit MoMA in New York every year. This blog was viewed about…

pH Sampling Density

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A recent post by Anthony Watts highlighted a curious fact. This is that records of some two and a half million oceanic pH samples existed, but…

Bye Bye Lima – Roll On Paris

By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2014/cop20/eng/inf02.pdf What do the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, World Association of Girl Guides, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Maryknoll Sisters of Dominic, Women…

Another year of not living dangerously in spite of 'global warming'

While at AGU14 they were still pushing the failed film Years of Living Dangerously, weather disasters supposedly exacerbated by global warming fail to materialize for the second straight year. 2014…

Fuel prices going up as greenhouse regulations hit gas, diesel fuels

By Josh Richman San Jose Mercury News 12/29/14 07:18 PM After months of seeing gas prices sink ever lower, Californians will ring in 2015 by paying more at the pump…

Will Greenland Begin Accumulating Ice in 2015 and Beyond?

Guest post by Jim Steele, director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University. Based on NOAA’s 2014 Arctic Report Card, the past 2 decades of ice loss in…

2014: Year of Futility in the Fight Against Climate Change

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in Communities Digital News. The year 2014 was another year of futility in the fight against climate change. Climatists redoubled efforts to convince…

A Few Comments on the New Paper by Gavin Schmidt and Steven Sherwood

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale In his post Schmidt and Sherwood on climate models, Andrew Montford of BishopHill commented on the new paper by Schmidt and Sherwood A practical philosophy…

Three scenarios for the future of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory

Guest essay by Ronald D Voisin A Cynical Engineer: There are three scenarios for the future of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory: 1) NASA will continue to report transparent scientific results…

Arctic cold blast, freezing rain/snow expected for New Years Day

A blast of cold Arctic air is likely to be plunging all the way to Mexico by New Years Day Arctic air will move back into the central Plains, Great…

Despite posited 'threats of extinctions caused by global warming', 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014

One recent article claimed that: Humans are turning the Earth into a ‘lonely and very dangerous planet‘, ecologist warns – but the bottom line is that the more we look,…

Regulation gone wild – Christmas lights are the next target of nanny state thinking

US GOVERNMENT SAY BAH HUMBUG! to Christmas lights The Comment period ends December 30th on the new regulations that will outlaw affordable Christmas lights including indoor and outdoor lighted decorations…

"Tiny bubbles" to lower global temperatures #AGU14

Case Smit reminds me of this story from AGU that seemed so ridiculous at the time, that I laughed and forgot about it. Getting ships to generate smaller bubbles as…

Vostok and the 8000 year time lag

Guest essay by Euan Mearns In their seminal paper on the Vostok Ice Core, Petit et al (1999) [1] note that CO2 lags temperature during the onset of glaciations by…

Climate Craziness of the Week – AGW could trigger plants and soil in tipping point attack

Yes, somehow, more plants growing due to increased CO2 will cause more carbon dioxide in a vicious cycle. Notice three things about this study: 1. The word “could” 2. “modeling…

Google goes off the climate change deep end

Chairman Eric Schmidt should heed his own advice – and base energy policies on facts Guest essay by Paul Driessen and Chris Skates In a recent interview with National Public…

Sabine's excuse for using modeled data over real data? – 'earlier data is not of "sufficient quality."'

WUWT reader Peter Gadiel writes: After reading of the critique of Sabine’s exclusion of the historical data on ocean acidification I emailed him. I thought his response might be of…

Yet another indicator that interest in climate has fallen by the wayside – climate doesn't make it into the top ten science press releases for 2014

We’ve seen recent polls that show interest in “climate change” as being dead last with members of the public, now here’s yet another indicator. EurekAlert gauged the popularity of its…

Automated Twits

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People wonder why anthropogenic global warming is a politicized issue. Here’s one reason among many. In a presentation aimed at the holidays that is impossible…

NASA looks at some severe holiday weather from space

Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on Dec. 23 brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As…

Calculations suggest that Global warming caused by the doubling of CO2 will be less than 0.6K

Guest essay by Saburo Nonogaki It has been said that the averaged earth surface temperature would be 255K if no green-house-effect(g-h-e) gases were contained in the atmosphere, and is 288K…

Interesting Post at RealClimate about Modeled Absolute Global Surface Temperatures

We recently presented and discussed modeled and observed global surface temperatures in absolute terms. See the post On the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Surface Temperature – A Model-Data Comparison. The…

Happy Christmas!

Wishing all at WUWT a restful holiday and a well deserved rest – especially Anthony! Posted by Josh

Touchy Feely Science – one chart suggests there's a 'pHraud' in omitting Ocean Acidification data in Congressional testimony

“…startling data omission that he told me: “eclipses even the so-called climategate event.”” Willis Eschenbach tips me to a story by Marita Noon, titled: What if Obama’s climate change policies are based…