Tools to Spot the Spots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People have asked about the tools that I use to look for any signature of sunspot-related solar variations in climate datasets. They’ve wondered whether these tools are up to the task. What I use are periodograms and Complete Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (CEEMD). Periodograms show how much strength there is…

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Visualizing the Dance of a Melting Snowflake

From NASA and the “I’m sure there’s a snowflake joke in there somewhere” department. NASA Visualizes the Dance of a Melting Snowflake NASA has produced the first three-dimensional numerical model of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere. Developed by scientist Jussi Leinonen of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the model provides a better understanding…

Game over

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Skeptics 1, Fanatics 0. That’s the final score. The corrected mid-range estimate of Charney sensitivity, which is equilibrium sensitivity to doubled CO2 in the air, is less than half of the official mid-range estimates that have prevailed in the past four decades. Transient sensitivity of 1.25 K and Charney sensitivity…

Friday Funny: Climate emotion – for your smartphone

Josh tips me to this new trend. We’ve always known that the global climate issue and emotion seem to go together. After all, who can forget “weepy” Bill McKibben’s crying over some drought parched corn, or Ben Santer’s temptation to “beat the crap out of pat Michaels”. For just such occasions where millennials need to…