GISS Releases (Suspect) October 2008 Data

by John Goetz Update: Thanks to an email from John S. – a patron of climateaudit.org – we have learned that the Russian data in NOAA’s GHCN v2.mean dataset is corrupted. For most (if not all) stations in Russia, the September data has been replicated as October data, artificially raising the October temperature many degrees.…

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Can Oyster Art Curb Global Warming?

by John Goetz Here is an fun press release I ran across on prweb.com. If Ms. Haseltine is successful in her project, we might see more local produce on the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar menu. But will it actually do anything about global warming? Professor Uses Oysters to Teach College Students to Curb Global…

Haggis at risk from global warming

From the Now I’ve Heard Everything department. First it was polar bears, now it is sheep guts. The Telegraph.co.uk By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Haggis is at risk of dying out due to of global warming. The meat pudding is known to children as a rare tartan creature found only in the Highlands but the…

GISS Releases September 2008 Data

GISS (Goddard Institute of Space Studies) Surface Temperature Analysis (GISSTemp) released their monthly global temperature anomaly data for September 2008. Following is the monthly global ∆T from January to September 2008: Year J  F  M  A  M  J  J  A  S 2007 85 61 59 64 55 53 53 55 50 2008 14 25 62 36…

Kum Ba Yah

by John Goetz I just ran across the following news article from Pitchfork Media: Jarvis, Feist Sail to Arctic to Investigate Global Warming Laurie Anderson, Robyn Hitchcock, Martha Wainwright, and Ryuichi Sakamoto too! Feist, Jarvis Cocker, and a bunch of other artists board a ship to the Arctic to investigate climate change. It sounds like…

Global Warming causing Cannibalism

by John Goetz OK, I know the catchy headline and picture of Hannibal Lecter got you worrying a little about that neighbor of yours who is stocking up on fava beans and chianti. But the headline is misleading, as is this one posted yesterday (September 23) at cnn.com: Polar bears resort to cannibalism as Arctic…

Rubber Duckie

by John Goetz Rubber Duckie, you’re the one, You make bathtime lots of fun, Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you; Woo woo be doo From the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald: NASA uses rubber ducks to fight global warming September 23, 2008 – 10:27AM Rubber ducks are the latest weapons in the fight against global…

Adjusting Pristine Data

by John Goetz On September 15, 2008, Anthony DePalma of the New York Times wrote an article about the Mohonk Lakes USHCN weather station titled Weather History Offers Insight Into Global Warming. This article claimed, in part, that the average annual temperature has risen 2.7 degrees in 112 years at this station. What struck me…

Global Warming to Shake Up Big Ten

Posted by John Goetz Jim Nichols of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote an article this past Tuesday (September 16) that has gotten the attention of Ohio State and Michigan fans around the country: Global warming could send buckeye trees to Michigan Michigan may be coolest place for it to be Jim’s article starts out: Global-warming…