#Santabomb winter storm predicted for Northeastern U.S. at Christmas

A “superbomb” storm is being predicted for Christmas Day in the Northeast United states according to WeatherBell Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue who has pointed out it looks to be reminiscent…

Good news from #AGU14 'Arctic sea ice is holding up to global warming better than expected'

From the “no death spiral” department comes this press release made at AGU from ESA. Arctic sea ice is holding up to global warming better than expected, according to the…

Day two at #AGU14 – no photos allowed, but lots of beer and 'big oil' funding flowed

My second day at the American Geophysical Union conference was entirely different than the first, mainly due to the fact that all of a sudden I found myself unable to…

Researchers Find Northeast Pacific Surface Warming (1900-2012) Caused By Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, NOT Manmade Forcings

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE:  See the update at the end of the post. One of the authors of the paper has joined us here at WUWT. # #…

Vanishing Ice Most Likely All Natural

video by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University The video outlines why the timing and mechanisms of glacier retreats is evidence of natural climate…

The 2-Deg Global-Warming Limit

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Politicians from around the globe gather annually in the UNFCCC meetings so they can propose and fail to come to worthwhile agreements on how to…

No Records Highs Possible In The Satellite Temperature Datasets in 2014 (Now Includes November Data Except For HADCRUT4)

Guest Post by Werner Brozek Edited by Just The Facts: In the above graphic, the green line is RSS from 1990 with a mean of 12 which means that you…

Some first impressions from #AGU14

Mann, Cook, Nuccitelli get put off-site for their presentations I spent Monday looking around at the sights on the opening day of AGU 2014. Before I get to that I…

New Paper Tackles Ethical Disputes Of Climate Policy

Bishop of Chester: ‘Climate policies that lack in-depth debate won’t have democratic consent’ London, 16 December: A new paper by Dr Peter Lee and published today by the Global Warming…

From #AGU14 Surprising findings in Greenland's melt dynamics – glaciers retreated rapidly between 1900 and 1930

I’m at AGU 2014, thanks to the generous assistance of readers. This is one of the presentations yesterday that caught my eye. One other thing I did notice was that…

November 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly & Model-Data Difference Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through November 2014 and HADCRUT4 and…

NOAA Is Updating Their Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Why is that a big deal? 70% of NOAA’s land+ocean surface temperature dataset is sea surface temperature data. NOAA recently published the first of the…

Paleo study: Past global warming similar to today's

From the University of Utah Size, duration were like modern climate shift, but in two pulses SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 15, 2014 – The rate at which carbon emissions warmed…

UKMO Hadley Centre Datasets Appear Split on Whether 2014 Will Have Record-Warm Global Sea Surfaces

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale A few days ago, we showed that global ocean surfaces are, just barely, at record warm levels in 2014, according to the two NOAA sea…

Hilarious irony – Michael Mann to give lecture on 'Professional Ethics for Climate Scientists'

From the ‘truth is stranger than fiction department’, reporting from San Francisco at the AGU Fall Meeting ED11D-02 Professional Ethics for Climate Scientists Monday, December 15, 201408:15 AM – 08:30…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #160

  The Week That Was: 2014-12-13 (December 13, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science…

GWPF Welcomes Non-Binding And Toothless UN Climate Deal

Press Release 14/12/14 Lord Lawson: After Lima, UK Climate Change Act Should Be Suspended London 14 December: Dr Benny Peiser, the director of the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF), has…

The Nonsensical “Just What AGW predicts” and Other Claims By Alarmists about “Record-High” Global Sea Surface Temperatures in 2014

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Many of the visitors here at ClimateObservations and at WattsUpWithThat also spend time arguing with climate alarmists at other websites around the blogosphere. With global…

Time for the UN to get out of climate change

Negotiators and Secretary General continue to ignore scientists and public opinion OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2014 /CNW/ – “Climate change negotiators in Lima, Peru seemed oblivious to the findings of the UN’s…

Another attempt to link climate and extreme weather, to be presented at the AGU Fall Meeting

From Stanford News Service: MEDIA ADVISORY. Stanford at AGU Fall Meeting. Global warming’s influence on extreme weather Understanding the cause-and-effect relationship between global warming and record-breaking weather requires asking precisely…

California Niño/Niña

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This is a quick post about a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that had previously not been described. The paper flew by under the radar back in…

Gruber Thinking in Climate Science: Disconnect Between Academia And The Real World.

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball There are many parallels between the Jonathan Gruber story and what has occurred in climate science. Gruber used a computer model to produce justification for…

Moving the goalposts – has Professor Wadhams Explained His Now Changed 'ice-free' Arctic Prediction?

Over the past few years the Arctic expert, Professor Peter Wadhams, has strongly predicted an ‘ice-free’ Arctic no later than 2016. Late this year he changed it to 2020 without…

The Josh-WUWT 2015 Climate Skeptics Calendar is now available

Here is your chance again to join “Josh of the Month Club”. Samples follow. After the great response we had the last two years, Josh has sent his artwork across…