How not to measure temperature, part 86: when in Rome, don't do as the Romans do.

This is a preliminary post to a much more detailed one coming from my friend Paolo Mezzasalma. who is doing a tour of Italy’s weather stations. While there are significant…

Finally – an honest quantification of urban warming by a major climate scientist

This is a small bombshell. I’ve been telling readers about UHI since this blog started. One notable example that I demonstrated by actual measurement is Reno, NV: Click for larger…

New Google Earth tools let us explore the land use changes around climate stations over time

This past week Google introduced the latest iteration of their popular earth visualization program – Google Earth Version 5.0 In it was something I had been hoping for for months:…

Waste heat could warm the earth? Perhaps it has already started.

Excerpt of an article from the New Scientist, 01 December 2008 by Mark Buchanan (h/t to Richard Hegarty) EVEN if we turn to clean energy to reduce carbon emissions, the…