Twas The Fright Before Christmas

Poetry, by Davis Swan (h/t to Dr. Judith Curry) T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town The temperature was dropping, going down, down, down, down The weatherman…

Awesome time-lapse video: Undulatus Asperatus clouds

Unique clouds like you’ve never seen them before! I just thought I’d pass these along due to the unique “catch the wave” appearance of these. Time lapse video follows. This…

Fun video: A bowling ball and feather fall in world's biggest vacuum chamber

NASA’s Space Power Facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the biggest vacuum chamber in the world, measuring 30.5 meters by 37.2 meters, and has a volume of 22,653 cubic meters.  If…

WUWT, filling in knowledge holes since 2006

People send me stuff. This made my day, so I thought it was worth sharing. Remember this? New pictures of the hole in Yamal – and Pingo was its name-o Matt…

'Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.'

That headline is attributed to physicist Niels Bohr, but a later more popular version is attributed to Yogi Berra. But. like predicting the future, it seems that the true provenence…

Friday Funny – 'Giant sucking sound' over siphoning definition

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy It is the defining moment that demonstrates a QUT physicist was correct in pointing out a 99-year-old mistake to one of the world’s most…

DIY Climate Psychology Lewpaper Generator

Delusional psychopophagy is the mere result of the power of Climate Denial Guest essay by Eric Worrall As a homage to the amount of attention cast in our direction by…

Your chance to predict future El Niño headlines

Bob Tisdale recently took some of the early wailers to task over the expected El Niño this year, saying: I knew it wouldn’t take long. The 2014/15 El Niño has…

'Correcting' Trenberth et al.

(See the note below before taking this post seriously – Anthony) Guest essay by Steven Wilde Here we see the classic energy budget analysis supporting the hypothesis that the surface…

Josh scales the climate personas

Josh writes: I have been musing for some time about a way to show the range of sceptic views compared to non-sceptic views and I think I have come up…

Watch what happens when a squirt gun hits the air at -42ºF

In case you haven’t noticed, it is as cold in Canada (and soon some parts of the USA) as it gets at the South Pole at times: The video author…

How to keep your kids entertained for hours for just a dollar each

My lovely wife is out doing last minute Christmas shopping and I’m home with the kids. While it would certainly be easy to just let them play video games all…

Dave's Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn't Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the…

Timelapse video of 2013 Nenana Ice Classic breakup

This is a 5 frames per second timelapse taken from the webcam at 30 second intervals of the Nenana Ice Classic on May 20th, 2013 from 4PM to 5PM PDT…

Nenana Ice Classic sets new record for latest ice-out, and the record is still growing

UPDATE: Breakup has occurred! See below, for my timelapse video Here is the webcam closeup – when it was still standing as of 14:18 AKDT: Alaska Dispatch confirms what we…

Nenana Ice Classic continues to close on new record, meanwhile, lunar effects have been noted

People send me stuff. Readers have been watching the Nenana Ice Cam via a post here on WUWT this weekend, waiting to see if a new record will be set…

Nenana Ice Classic – closing in on all time record latest ice-out

According to the ice breakup log, the latest the ice has ever gone out was May 20th, 1964 at 11:41 AM Alaska Standard Time. As of this writing there is…

The 400 PPM FUD Factory: T-shirts now available

Steve Milloy at JunkScience points out what is above the fold in the NYT today – FUD Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt Here’s his scan of the front page at right: Readers…

Experience 18 minutes of world history, as if you were there, landing on the moon

I still get chills and misty eyes watching this. For those of us that watched the Apollo 11 moon landing live on TV, we had to be content with the…

The Atlantic Magazine's '5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried'… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA…

An Invitation

Readers will remember that at the end of March Anthony hosted a small dinner for the moderation staff and writers at a restaurant in San Francisco and posted about it…

Best Father's day present EVAH

My kids note that I spend way too much time at my computer managing WUWT. So rather than fight it, they embraced the dark side for Father’s day. I love…

Hump day Hilarity – China's wind powered car

The world has been waiting patiently for a solution to the perpetual motion machine problem. Leave it to the Chinese to solve it. Now, where the hell is my flying…

Energy and Economic Crises SOLVED!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach This story is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file. Some of our British cousins have figured out a way to solve it…