Congenital Innumeracy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I came across an article that hypes a new “carbon capture” plant with the following headline: The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone   The article starts out as follows: There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of.…

How Not To Model The Historical Temperature

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Much has been made of the argument that natural forcings alone are not sufficient to explain the 20th Century temperature variations. Here’s the IPCC on the subject: I’m sure you can see the problems with this. The computer model has been optimized to hindcast the past temperature changes using both…

Where The Warmth Is

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking about the “hiatus” in warming in the 21st Century, and I realized that the CERES satellite dataset covers the period since the year 2000. So I’ve graphed up a few views of the temperature changes over the period of the CERES record, which at present is…

My Email To The NAS, NAE, and NAM

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As just reported here on WUWT, the National Academies of Science, of Engineering, and of Medicine recently stated that with Google funding, they are going to decide what is scientific “misinformation”. This is a terrifying possibility, because if Google decides your scientific claims are “misinformation”, your entire life’s work could…

Long Temperature Records and Sunspot Minima

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, folks were complaining that my graph of the CET compared to the centennial solar minima was just one location, England. So here are the five European temperature records which start before 1815. Now, if the theory of the solar/temperature connection is correct, the temperatures should start trending downward when…

The Climate Dictionary

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that there is some confusion over terminology in the climate field. In response, I’ve put together a list of common terms, along with what far too often they mean in climate science. So without further ado, here’s my climate dictionary. TERM               …

Data in Bondage

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a recent post here on WUWT, someone yclept “Javier” has written about the Bond Rafted Ice data. In a comment, he said: This is a frequency spectrum from Bond data. It shows the 980-year Eddy cycle, and the 2400-year Bray cycle I have written so much about. Well, that…