Stefan Rahmstorf, Climate Ex-Communicator

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update at the end of the post] Stefan Rahmstorf recently got the AGU Climate Communications Prize, despite acting like a vicious jerkwagon when his claims get questioned by mere mortals, viz: Journalist Markus Lehmkuhland works for the German Science Journalists Association. He wrote an article about Stefan Rahmstorf called Ideology…

Northern Journeys

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I just got back from going up north to see my friends, to investigate core drills for gold ore sampling … oh, and to see the eclipse. We rolled out of home in our camper van, heading up the California coast. Me, I was still recuperating from running my thumb…

When The Model Models Itself

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Eric Worrell posted an interesting article wherein a climate “scientist” says that falsifiability is not an integral part of science … now that’s bizarre madness to me, but here’s what she says: It turns out that my work now as a climate scientist doesn’t quite gel with the way we…

The Rainmakers

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For more than a decade now I’ve been saying something without getting much agreement, which was: “When you cut down the trees, you cut down the clouds”. I based my saying on my own experience, first growing up in a ponderosa pine and fir forest, and later living in a…

Volcanic Northern Winters

I see there’s a new study, unfortunately paywalled, which starts out by saying: Observations show that all recent large tropical volcanic eruptions (1850-present) were followed by surface winter warming in the first Northern Hemisphere (NH) winter after the eruption. Recent studies show that climate models produce a surface winter warming response in the first winter…

Putting the Brakes on Satellite Acceleration

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I discussed acceleration in the tide gauge records in a previous post. However, people are also claiming that either there is acceleration in the satellite record or there will soon be acceleration. So I thought I’d take a look at the satellite-measured sea level question. First, here’s the satellite data:…

No Lye

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach “In Reading gaol by Reading town There is a pit of shame, And in it lies a wretched man Eaten by teeth of flame, In burning winding-sheet he lies, And his grave has got no name.” —Oscar Wilde, from “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” (1898)   So … why is…