The Voice Of The Lobster

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach ‘Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare “You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair.” As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose Trims his belt & his buttons, & turns out his toes. When the sands are all dry, he…

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Fun With Lunar Temperatures

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while ago, I wrote a post called “The Moon Is A Cold Mistress”. In that post I discussed how the average temperature is not accurate when there are huge swings in temperature. Or to be clearer, I discussed why the average temperature of the moon is much lower than…

Accelerating The Acceleration

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that the merchants of hype are at it again. The scary headline says “Report: Sea-level rise ‘accelerating’ along U.S. coasts, including in the Bay Area“. And in the text, it says “The Bay Area was home to two of those stations: one in Alameda and one in San…

Sunspots, Verse 25

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See update at the end] I started out as a true believer that sunspots (or something that changes in sync with sunspots, like heliomagnetism, cosmic rays, solar wind, etc.) had a strong effect on the weather. When I was a kid I read that the great British astronomer William Hershel…

Dungeness Crabs Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, after my last post, The Solution To Dissolution, I thought I was done with the Dungeness crab question. And I was happy to be done with those chilly crustaceans. Writing that post brought back memories of how cold the fishery is. I remember leaving out from Eureka harbor at…

The Solution To Dissolution

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The British tabloid “The Guardian” has a new scare story about what is wrongly called “ocean acidification”. It opens as follows: Sounds like the end of times, right? So let me start with a simple fact. The ocean is NOT acidic. Nor will it ever become acidic, except in a…

Spot The Quakes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over in the Twitterverse, where I appear as @WEschenbach, in a discussion someone made the following comment: Solar minimum affects periodicity of volcanic activity. Year ‘without a summer’, 1816,  and several other big volcanos occurred during solar minimum cycles. I said that wasn’t true, and pointed him to my analysis…

Top and Bottom of the Atmosphere

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Some days I learn a lot. Today was one of them. Let me start at the start. Back in 1987 in a paper entitled ‘The Role of Earth Radiation Budget Studies in Climate and General Circulation Research“, a prescient climate scientist yclept Veerabhadran Ramanathan pointed out that the poorly-named “greenhouse…

A Surfeit Of Temperatures

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My last two posts, one on Gavin’s claims and the other on the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, have gotten me to thinking about the various groups producing historical global surface temperature estimates. Remember that the global surface temperature is the main climate variable that lots of folks are hyperventilating…

Gavin’s Falsifiable Science

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Gavin Schmidt is a computer programmer with the Goddard Institute of Space Sciences (GISS) and a noted climate alarmist. He has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics. He’s put together a twitter thread containing what he sees as some important points of the “testable, falsifiable science that supports a human cause…