Trenberth gets a rebuttal to Spencer and Braswell published: turnaround 1 day

Turbo Peer Review is the new normal it seems. Steve McIntyre at Climate Audit writes: Bishop Hill draws attention to the publication of Trenberth’s comment on Spencer and Braswell 2011 in Remote Sensing. Unlike Trenberth’s presentation to the American Meteorological Society earlier this year (see here here here), Trenberth et al 2011 was not plagiarized.…

The Spencer-Braswell & Dessler papers

This page is a collection of posts related to the controversy surrounding the Spencer and Braswell and Dessler papers regarding climate sensitivity and cloud feedback/forcing arguments. Papers: The Dessler (2011) paper is in press at Geophysical Research Letters.  Dessler et al. is a critique of Spencer and Braswell (2011), . Spencer and Braswell (2011)  is a critique…

The Spencer and Braswell story goes viral

Earlier today I checked in to the WUWT dashboard and was surprised to see that WUWT had the #1 story on all of WordPress.com this morning: Tonight, checking in again, I discover not only is WUWT still near the top with a follow up story, but the Spencer and Braswell story is dominating the top…

Spencer and Braswell on Slashdot

This is how Slashdot breaks the news from Forbes article: “New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism”. When it hits Slashdot, you know it has gone viral. New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models Posted by timothy on Thursday July 28, @07:41PM from the but-scientists-love-models dept. bonch writes:

Pielke Sr. on new Spencer and Braswell paper

Reposted from Dr. Roger Pielke Sr’s blog New Paper “On the Misdiagnosis Of Surface Temperature Feedbacks From Variations In Earth’s Radiant Energy Balance” By Spencer and Braswell 2011 There is a new paper published which raises further questions on the robustness of multi-decadal global climate predictions. It is Spencer, R.W.; Braswell, W.D. On the Misdiagnosis of…

Spencer: IPCC Crushes Scientific Objectivity

IPCC Crushes Scientific Objectivity, 91-0. By Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Unquestionably, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed to build the scientific case for humanity being the primary cause of global warming. Such a goal is fundamentally unscientific, as it is hostile to alternative hypotheses for the causes of climate change.…

Spencer on finding a new climate sensitivity marker

The Search for a Short Term Marker of Long Term Climate Sensitivity By Dr. Roy Spencer. October 4th, 2009 [This is an update on research progress we have made into determining just how sensitive the climate system is to increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.] While published studies are beginning to suggest that net feedbacks in…

New Paper from Roy Spencer: PDO and Clouds

Global Warming as a Natural Response to Cloud Changes Associated with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) Reposted here from weatherquestions.com UPDATED – 10/20/08 See discussion section 4 by Roy W. Spencer (what follows is a simplified version of a paper I am preparing to submit GRL for publication, hopefully by the end of October 2008)…

AAAS: “Let’s hold them accountable”

Guest post by David Middleton This morning, I received another email from the American Association for the Advancement of Science… We cannot overstate this: Under the current administration, the future of scientific inquiry and discovery in the U.S. is in serious jeopardy. You can do something important right now to protect our progress and our…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #264

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Science or Dogma: In the 30 years between the 1979 Charney report to the National Academy of Sciences on an investigation of the possible effects of increased carbon dioxide on the earth’s temperatures to the 2009 EPA’s…

AT WHAT COST? EXAMINING THE SOCIAL COST OF CARBON

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF PATRICK J. MICHAELS DIRECTOR CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SCIENCE CATO INSTITUTE WASHINGTON, DC HEARING ON AT WHAT COST? EXAMINING THE SOCIAL COST OF CARBON BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Committee on Science, Space, and Technology SUBCOMMITTEE on Environment, SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT FEBRUARY 28, 2017   My testimony concerns the selective science that underlies the existing federal determination of…

Record heat despite a cold sun

By Sebastian Luening, Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt Introduction On 14th November 2016 Stefan Rahmstorf (“stefan”) of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published on the climate blog Realclimate an article entitled „Record heat despite a cold sun”. In this article he discusses a temperature prognosis which we first published 2012 in the…

The Pause hangs on by its fingernails

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The sharp el Niño spike is just about to abolish the long Pause in global temperatures – at least for now. This column has long foretold that the present el Niño would be substantial, and that it might at least shorten if not extinguish the Pause. After all, theory requires…

El Niño shortens the Pause by just one month

No global warming at all for 18 years 8 months By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Paris agreement is more dangerous than it appears. Though the secession clause that this column has argued for was inserted into the second draft and remained in the final text, the zombies who have replaced the diplomatic negotiators of…

24 days to Al Gore’s ’10 years to save the planet’ and ‘point of no return’ planetary emergency deadline

From the “say your prayers, we’re gonna roast” department. On January 25th, 2006, while at the Sundance film festival, screening “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore said this as chronicled in an article by CBS News: The former vice president came to town for the premiere of “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary chronicling what has become…

The robust Pause resists a robust el Niño Still no global warming at all for 18 years 9 months

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Christmas pantomime here in Paris is well int0 its two-week run. The Druids who had hoped that their gibbering incantations might begin to shorten the Pause during the United Necromancers’ pre-solstice prayer-group have been disappointed. Gaia has not heeded them. She continues to show no sign of the “fever”…

The Pause lengthens again – just in time for Paris

No global warming at all for 18 years 9 months – a new record By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley As the faithful gather around their capering shamans in Paris for the New Superstition’s annual festival of worship, the Pause lengthens yet again. One-third of Man’s entire influence on climate since the Industrial Revolution has occurred…

There’s life in the old Pause yet

Still no global warming at all for 18 years 8 months By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley To the growing embarrassment of the world-government wannabes who are preparing to meet in Paris next month to inflict upon the world a Solomon Binding treaty that will, in all but name, create an all-powerful global tyranny-by-clerk for the…

The Pause lengthens yet again

A new record Pause length: no warming for 18 years 8 months By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley One-third of Man’s entire influence on climate since the Industrial Revolution has occurred since January 1997. Yet for 224 months since then there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). With this month’s RSS temperature record,…

2°C or not 2°C–that is the question

This note by The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley uses methods and data exclusively from mainstream climate science to constrain the interval of 21st-century global warming. In 2009 the Copenhagen climate summit asserted, on little evidence, that global warming of 2 C° compared with pre-industrial temperature [equivalent to 1.1 C° above today] would be dangerous. The…

El Niño begins to curtail the Pause

Global temperature update: no warming for 18 years 6 months By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley For 222 months, since January 1997, there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature – now beginning to feel the effects of the current el Niño, which will eventually cause temporary warming – shows…

I only ask because I want to know

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I propose to raise a question about the Earth’s energy budget that has perplexed me for some years. Since further evidence in relation to my long-standing question is to hand, it is worth asking for answers from the expert community at WUWT. A.E. Housman, in his immortal parody of the…

El Niño strengthens: the Pause lengthens

Global temperature update: no warming for 18 years 6 months By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley For 222 months, since December 1996, there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature – still unaffected by a slowly strengthening el Niño, which will eventually cause temporary warming – passes another six-month milestone,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #178

The Week That Was: 2015-05-02 (May 2, 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) Uncertainty: On her web site, Climate Etc., Judith Curry posted her notes on her latest presentation of what she calls the Uncertainty Monster.…

Notes on the APS Workshop on Climate Change

Guest essay by Andy May In January, 2014 the American Physical Society (APS) held a one day workshop on climate change and invited six climatologists to participate.  A full transcript of the workshop can be found here. The six speakers are all very eminent climate scientists.  The discussion was limited to the physical basis of…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #170

The Week That Was: 2015-02-28 (February 28, 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) Politicized Science: This week members of Congress removed any doubt that Climate Science has become highly politicized, virtually ignoring that scientific knowledge is…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #164

The Week That Was: 2015-01-17 (January 17, 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) NOAA – NASA Temperature Announcement: Perhaps few public statements exemplify the willingness of certain government agencies to mislead the public as clearly as…

The Collection of Evidence for a Lower Climate Sensitivity Continues to Grow – now up to 14 papers lower than IPCC

By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger Nic Lewis and Judith Curry just published a blockbuster paper that pegs the earth’s equilibrium climate sensitivity—how much the earth’s average surface temperature is expected to rise in association with a doubling of the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide concentration—at 1.64°C (1.05°C to 4.05°C, 90% range), a value…

Nature abhors a positive feedback

Negative Feedback Prevents Harmful Temperatures from Carbon Dioxide Guest essay by Bryce Johnson The purpose of the article is to contribute to refuting the false alarm that has been generated worldwide about excess global warming caused by atmospheric carbon dioxide, primarily by mischaracterizing its inherently negative feedback. Feedback is the effect that the result of…

New WUWT ENSO Forecast Page, Underwater Upgrades to the WUWT ENSO Page and a Disturbance in the Equatorial Atlantic

Guest Post by Just The Facts Introducing the new WUWT ENSO Forecast Page with an array of low skill forecasts… There are also several upgrades to the WUWT ENSO page, including new Sea Temperature Anomalies at depths. Lastly, WUWT reader “tim” points out in comments of the WUWT Ocean Page that “everybody is focusing on…

A Geological Perspective on Lovejoy’s 99% Solution

Guest post by David Middleton The hyping of Lovejoy, 2014 (L14) has been almost as unprecedented as his conclusions are unsupported… Lovejoy piles on with the sort of trash talk normally associated with activist bloggers, rather than professional scientific publications… “This study will be a blow to any remaining climate-change deniers,” Lovejoy says. “Their two…

The Empire of the Viscount Strikes Back!

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Professor Shaun Lovejoy, as he continues the active marketing of his latest paper purporting to prove that “the world desperately needs to drop the skepticism and change course – humanity’s future depends on it”, writes in a hilarious op-ed at livescience.com: “The majordomo of this deniers’ hub [Watts Up With…

Introducing the WUWT Great Lakes Ice Reference Page

Image Credit: NOAA Great Lakes Surface Environment Analysis (GLSEA) Great Lakes Ice Cover reached 91.8% yesterday, after Wednesday’s coverage of 91% made 2014 the second highest maximum on record. Great Lakes Ice Cover is well within striking distance of the highest maximum on record of 94.7% set in 1979. Coming on the heels of last…

More Evidence for a Low Climate Sensitivity

By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger We have two new entries to the long (and growing) list of papers appearing the in recent scientific literature that argue that the earth’s climate sensitivity—the ultimate rise in the earth’s average surface temperature from a doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide content—is close to 2°C,…