Introducing The WUWT Beaufort Sea Ice Reference Page – With Observations

Guest Post by WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” With Arctic Sea Ice minimum rapidly approaching, we are pleased to introduce the WUWT Beaufort Sea Ice Page. Beaufort Sea Ice has been an important factor in the recent recovery in Arctic Sea Ice from the record low Arctic Sea Ice Area minimum that occurred in 2012. “In October 2013, CryoSat measured…

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Tornado Intensity Index

By Paul Homewood     Is the intensity of tornadoes increasing in the United States, (or, for that matter, falling)? It’s a perennial question. NOAA gives us some clues, with their charts of EF-1+ and EF-3 to EF-5 tornadoes since 1954. (NOAA ignore EF-0’s, because many more of these weak tornadoes get to be reported…

A Retrospective: Fun With Sea-Ice

At right: Portrait of the artist first writing on sea-ice; coastal Maine, January 1977 Guest essay by Caleb Shaw PART ONE Nearly forty years ago, back when nobody talked of Global Warming, I lived up on the coast of Maine during a series of remarkably cold winters in the late 1970’s, residing in a shack…

Putting Headlines Ahead of Science

Essay by Patrick J. Michaels This article appeared in Orange County Register on January 2, 2014. On Dec. 10, Randy Schekman, a UC Berkeley professor, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The day before, he published an op-ed in London’s Guardian, titled “How journals like Nature, Cell, and Science are damaging science,”…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-01-04 (January 4, 2014)  Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: • “Victory awaits him, who has everything in order – luck we call it. Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions – bad…

The Thermostatic Throttle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I have theorized that the reflective nature of the tropical clouds, in particular those of the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) just above the equator, functions as the “throttle” on the global climate engine. We’re all familiar with what a throttle does, because the gas pedal on your car controls the…

Enormous Aquifer Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet

From NASA, I had to laugh at this statement: The water in the aquifer has the potential to raise global sea level by 0.016 inches (0.4 mm). That’s assuming it can get out sometime in the distant future. Greenland’s topography under the ice is bowl shaped. =================================== Buried underneath compacted snow and ice in Greenland…