New isotope based temperature reconstruction using McIntyre's 'Starbucks hypothesis' tree core samples

A new paper in GRL published Sep 6th Secular temperature trends for the southern Rocky Mountains over the last five centuries makes use of some tree core sample data gathered…

Mystery cloud spotted on Mars by amateur astronomer

Here’s something fascinating and puzzling, maybe WUWT readers can help figure this one out. There’s also a neat flipbook animation below the read more line. Wayne Jaeschke writes: Here’s a…

Submarines in the Winter Twilight

One of the more celebrated North Pole surfacings of the USS Skate happened today in 1959, see http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/04/26/ice-at-the-north-pole-in-1958-not-so-thick/ for more on that and several others. Nearly a couple years ago…

Climate Science and Special Relativity

Guest post by Andi Cockroft One cannot help but notice the events of the past few weeks (nay months if you include Climategate II), and the ad hominem attacks on both…

Citizen Science – an interactive map of wind visualization and temperature

Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has visualized wind motion in the USA, which I think is quite neat. On his weblog he writes: I’ve been working on a WebGL data visualization of…

Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments, which began on this thread on January, 15th 2011, and grew on January 22nd,…

NASA checking TERRA/AQUA satellite observations against citizen observer ground reports

S.D. Maley writes of an interesting and somewhat surprising NASA program trying to fill in observation gaps where satellites are getting cloud cover wrong: NASA is in the process [1]…

Thank you, Matt Ridley

Required reading. UPDATE: Matt Ridley has graciously allowed me to repost his speech in entirety here. It follows below. If there’s one speech about the climate debate worth reading in…

GAO report on the poor quality of the US climate monitoring network

Senator Inhofe’s EPW office issued a press release today on the subject of USHCN Climate Monitoring stations along with links to this report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) …the…

Global warming is killing the stars

People send me things. Today it is a curious graph of the number of supernovae (dying stars) discovered versus the HadCRUT temperature data since 1960. There’s a good correlation. So…

Novel idea – arrange solar panels like Nature designed it

From Slashdot, something so obvious you wonder why nobody tried it before: arrange solar panels like tree leaves for better efficiency. See the story and graphs I’ve provided below. 13-Year-Old…

Don't take your science fair project to the airport

Last week it was Don’t try nuclear energy experiments at home. This week it’s Altoid tins with dangerous electronics and alligator clips. From Oregon Live: Science project closes Omaha airport terminal…

Don't try nuclear energy experiments at home

As WUWT readers know, I’m an advocate of do it yourself, amateur science, that what the surfacestations.org project was. This however, in our hypersensitive world, was a recipe for trouble:…

The fireball network: an opportunity for citizen science?

This is an interesting project put on by NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Project (MEO) using some low light B/W video cameras placed into a skyward looking weatherproof housing made of a…

Live real-time monitoring map of radiation counts in the USA

As many know, I’m a big fan of citizen science. There’s much that can be contributed by the layman that the government often cannot or will not do. Since many…