Human error in the surface temperature record

Guest essay by John Goetz As noted in an earlier post, the monthly raw averages for USHCN data are calculated with up to nine days are missing from the daily records. Those monthly averages are usually not discarded by the USHCN quality control and adjustment models, although the final values are almost always estimated as…

'Wild card' in climate models found, 'and that's a no no'

Jo Nova has a post today about an investigation of climate modeling mathematics by her husband David Evans. Evans believes he has uncovered a significant and perhaps major flaw in the mathematics at the core of the climate models. She writes: The climate models, it turns out, have 95% certainty but are based on partial derivatives of dependent…

Wacky Wadham's Climate Murder Conspiracy Complaint Dismissed

From the “Lewandowsky needs to broaden his reach for nutters” department and the GWPF: Pope’s Climate Adviser Fails (Again) A Cambridge professor who claimed that assassins may have murdered three British scientists investigating the impact of global warming has had a complaint against The Times dismissed by the press regulator. Peter Wadhams said in an…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #198

The Week That Was: 2015-09-26 (September 26, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Changing Science: Several developments related to climate science occurred this week that can have some influence on policy as governments are rushing towards…