Weather Stations in Korea

While looking at information about the NASA GISS methodology of using night time DOD satellite photos to count street lights around weather stations to use as a way of assigning an…

Cedarville and GISS adjustments

I got to thinking from discussions with Steve Mosher and others at Climate Audit about just what sort of adjustments might be made to a place with a good record…

How not to measure temperature, part 52: Another UFA sighted in Arizona

My post How not to measure temperature, part 51 was also cross posted over at Climate Audit, and has created quite a stir when Atmoz, who is at the University…

Ice between Canada and SW Greenland: highest level in 15 years.

As yet another indicator of the impact January 2008 has had on the Northern Hemisphere, we find this story from Greenland’s Sermitsiaq News: Minus 30 degrees Celsius. That’s how cold…

How not to measure temperature, part 51.

While we’ve taken some detours looking at some of the amazing things that have happened globally for temperature in January, with another detour to the sun, our www.surfacestations.org volunteers continue…

Where have all the sunspots gone?

I’m writing this after doing an exhaustive search to see what sort of solar activity has occurred lately, and I find there is little to report. With the exception of the briefly…

Global Warming Kills "Nessie"

Global warming gets blamed for a lot of things, like in the 90’s, when that California Cheese commercial came out blaming everything  on “Its the El Ninnnnoooooo…..”. Every day we…

GISS Land-Ocean Index dives in Jan08, exceeding drops for UAH and RSS satellite data

Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Land-Ocean Global temperature index data was released yesterday for the month of January, 2008. Like we’ve reported before for other datasets, including the RSS…

NOAA Dichotomy in Action

I was looking for something else, and stumbled across this USA Today report from 2006: Record wind won’t be grandfathered in Winds atop Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, N.C., will not…

Photo evidence for "possible" eruption of an extinct volcano near the Ross Ice Shelf

UPDATE #3 02/15/08  I have received seismic data from MEVO for 10/24/07, and I’m now satisfied that no significant volcanic eruption occured on that date. So what we are seeing is…

Jan08 Northern Hemisphere snow cover: largest anomaly since 1966

There have been a number of indications that January 2008 has been an exceptional month for winter weather in not only North America, but the entire Northern Hemisphere. We’ve had…

Good news and bad news.

Good news; I’ve reached 100k visits per month traffic level according to my internal WordPress traffic counter. Getting mentioned on Instapundit has both good and bad effects. This blog is often…

Increasing tornadoes or better information gathering?

John Kerry’s comment about the recent tornadoes in the southeastern USA being caused by “global warming” has caused more than a few dustups on the Internet blogs in the last couple of days.…

Cold and Warm Bias in a Weather Station

Early on in my www.surfacestations.org project I got complaints like “why don’t you ever show a cooling bias?”. Problem was, there weren’t a lot of cold bias stations to show. Other…

NOAA/NCDC: Jan08 Colder than 20th century average

Let us give NOAA credit for making this release: “The average temperature in January 2008 was 30.5 F. This was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the…

Kerry Blames Tornado Outbreak on Global Warming

From the Business and Media Institute here is this blundering gem: Kerry appeared on MSNBC on February 6 to discuss storms that have killed at least 50 people throughout the Southeastern…

Help save Windows XP – sign the petition

You probably all know by now how much I dislike despise Windows Vista, even though I’ve been a Microsoft customer and systems integrator for years, this OS is useless for…

UAH Satellite data for Jan08 in agreement with RSS data

University of Alabama, Huntsville (John Christy) just published their UAH lower troposphere data for January 2008. Like the RSS data set, it shows a negative anomaly, and a steep decline…

RSS Satellite data for Jan08: 2nd coldest January for the planet in 15 years

UPDATE – see new graph of global ∆T for the past year below. There has been a global drop in temperature of 0.63 degrees Centigrade in the past 12 months.…

Love those Tatas

Ok, the title is not what you think. Recently Tata Motors of India announced they’d be offering a fuel efficient vehicle (50MPG)  priced at $2500 USD that almost any family…

The best compliment I could be given…

From one of our commenters:  “I really appreciate the sober tone and the reasonable level of discussion in this forum – highly unusual for a climate discussion, my sincere compliments.”…

Arctic sea ice back to its previous level, bears safe; film at 11

In the late summer and early fall of 2007, there were a number of alarming media reports about the arctic sea ice melting. Additionally, there were predictions that it would…

How to tell a good scientist from a bad scientist

Below is an article from TheStatsBlog that I found interesting. Here is what they say about the organization behind it. Since its founding in 1994, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)…

Snow, cold, in Saudi Arabia: "worst in 30 years"

According to wire reports, temperatures reached their lowest point in 30 years, reaching to -2°C in the capital, Riyadh, and to -6°C in mountainous regions blanketed by snow.  At least…