Adding It Up

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A comment on my previous post got me to thinking about cumulative sums of a series of numbers. In a “cumulative sum”, we start with…

Sunspots and El Nino Part Two

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post, The Sun Also Sets, I looked at a study that I’ll continue to call L2021. It claimed a correlation between what…

The Sun Also Sets

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I read a new study that claims that El Ninos are triggered by a “transition” in the sun. Sunspots have a cycle of about 11…

Is America Burning?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For the last couple of decades since I started seriously studying the climate, I’ve been hearing Americans of all kinds claiming that the United States…

Cherry Picking Real Cherries

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Now that the cherry trees have bloomed in Kyoto this year, I’ve been seeing people claiming that the cherry blossoming record shows the dreaded “Climate…

The Latest Subsidisaster Paper

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences that’s being hyped by phys dot org under the headline Fossil…

Losing Ones Balance

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach According to NASA, we have the following exciting news about a new study. Direct Observations Confirm that Humans are Throwing Earth’s Energy Budget off Balance…

Millennial CO2 And Temperature

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My mind runs to curious corners of the climate question. I got to thinking about how little the atmospheric CO2 level has changed over most…

Clouds From Both Sides Now

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Clouds are said to be the largest uncertainty in climate models, and I can believe that. Their representation in the models is highly parameterized, each…

There Are Models And There Are Models

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’m 74, and I’ve been programming computers nearly as long as anyone alive.  When I was 15, I’d been reading about computers in pulp science…

Learning About The AMO

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I must admit to being greatly bemused by Michael Mann’s new (and sadly, paywalled) opus magnum about the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), sometimes called Atlantic…

HadCRUT, Numbers 4 And 5

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The HadCRUT record is one of several main estimates of the historical variation in global average surface temperature. It’s kept by the good folks at…

Historical UK Sea Levels

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out that uses previously overlooked or obscure sea-level records to extend the UK sea-level record back to 1832. It provides an…

Munging The Sea Level Data

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach mung/mənj/ [pronounced “munge”]verbINFORMAL•COMPUTINGgerund or present participle: mungingto manipulate (data)EXAMPLE: “you could do what anti-spammers have done for years and mung…

Cooking Until You Freeze

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I keep reading that the freezing cold weather in Houston, Dallas, and the central US is the result of “global warming”. When I heard that,…

Billionaire Sea Level Hype

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Here’s how billionaire hype works. Without presenting a scrap of evidence to back up his claim, Bill Gates, multi-billionaire inventor of the blue screen of…

WHO and the “Climate Emergency”

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A short post. I read that the World Health Organization (WHO) has made projections of the likely causes of death in the year 2060. I…

Shafting The Poor

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Let me start with a couple of the most callous and heartless quotes that I know of. Here’s a description from Politico of the first…

A 2021 Index to Willis’s Posts

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It’s February 3rd, 2021. I hadn’t updated my index since 2018, so I decided to do so. Not an easy task, but I beat it…

A Mixed Up Mixed Layer

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A recent post here on WUWT entitled “Claim: Marine heatwaves becoming more intense, more frequent” referenced a study as saying: When thick, the surface layer of…

The So-Called Climate “Health Emergency”

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that a number of health organizations are calling on Zhou Bai-den to declare a “climate health emergency”. From the American Lung Association: WASHINGTON,…

Bright Green Impossibilities

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After reading some information at Friends of Science, I got to thinking about how impossible it will be for us to do what so many…

Complete Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Back in 2015 in a post called “Noise Assisted Data Analysis“, I described a way to decompose a signal into its underlying components. It’s known…

A Chain Of Effects

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In looking at the climate I’m often reminded of Sufi stories. The Sufis are an ancient mystical sect. They are often associated with Islam, and…