Peer Review; Last Refuge of the (Uninformed) Troll

Current peer review science, by attempting to explain away model failure, in fact confirms that the science is wrong Guest essay by David M. Hoffer It has become a favorite…

Met Office Confirms St Jude’s Day Storm Was Not Unusual

By Paul Homewood The Met Office have now issued their comprehensive report on the St Jude’s Day storm, that hit southern England in October. Readers will recall idiotic headlines at…

Study: Greenland Ice Sheet was smaller 3000-5000 years ago than today

From the University of Buffalo Clues in the Arctic fossil record suggest that 3-5,000 years ago, the ice sheet was the smallest it has been in the past 10,000 years…

NOAA exaggerates 2012 Greenland Ice Mass Loss by 10x

[UPDATE: Several commenters, including myself, have remarked on a mathematical error in the author’s work. I note this here in the expectation that the author will return to clarify and…

An Engineer’s Take on Climate Change #2

Guest essay by Ronald D. Voisin High Atmospheric CO2 is Good for All Life on Earth At an atmospheric concentration of 380ppm and higher the limited long-wave spectral absorption of…

Storm tides and coastal protection on the German North Sea shore

Guest post by Michael Palmer The North Sea is the shelf sea between Great Britain in the West and continental Europe in the East and South. It has strong tidal…

Quote of the week – solving the peer review integrity issue

A poll follows. Over at Bishop Hill, he’s listed some quotes from Geoffry Boulton on scientific integrity that I found interesting. He writes (with apologies for posting in full, I…

A link between climate, ice melt, and volcanic eruptions is found

When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire GEOMAR researchers discover a link between climate and volcanic eruptions It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations…

Climate models outperformed by random walks

First, a bit of a primer. Wikipedia describes a random walk is a mathematical formalisation of a trajectory that consists of taking successive random steps. For example, the path traced…

Gavin Schmidt talk at URI

WUWT reader Gary writes in with this: Gavin Schmidt gave a lecture at my University yesterday and I thought you might like to see it. He starts at 21 minutes…

So Dinosaurs Could Fly ! – Part I

A look at diminishing atmospheric pressure Guest post by Andi Cockroft In an unrelated article of mine on Isostacy and Mean Sea Level posted here, I mentioned in passing a…

The Minnesota "drought flood"

Guest post by Scott Gates Much as with the UK – where their “drought” is demonstrated by severe flooding … in Minnesota it is much the same. The government forecasters…

The Met Office COPing response

Willis Eschenbach notes that the COP predictions from the Met Office, which I highlighted here, are all over the road. He writes: In the most recent one, they didn’t make…

Tornado outbreak expected through tomorrow from Texas to Nebraska

I’ve been watching this with concern, and NOAA just had a press briefing on the issue today. It seems we are headed for the “perfect storm”. The convective outlook from…

Jason and the Argo Notes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Like Jason, I proceed into the unknown with my look at the Argo data, and will post random notes as I voyage. Come, my friends,…

New study confirms that nature is responsible for 90% of the Earth's atmospheric acidity

From the UOW, nice to see that man isn’t the culprit in this case. UOW data confirm surprising atmospheric findings By Melissa Coade – Satellites showing that nature is responsible…

Paging Mike Mann – your dendrochronologist will see you now

Tom Nelson has another Climategate 2 email well worth reading Dendrochronologists get spanked by guy with expertise in tree physiology and wood anatomy ClimateGate Email 1738 “However, there are bounds…

Getting the year off to a good start

It always helps to review the topics discussed here, as doing so always provides an educational opportunity for everyone. Given we are starting a whole new year of bringing the…

CSU's Klotzbach and Gray Suspend December Hurricane Forecast

UPDATE:  note to readers, Gray and Klotzbach are only discontinuing December forecasts for the season ahead due to limited predictive skill — for the time being.  A main reason is…

Chicken Little of the Sea Visits Station ALOHA

Guest post by David Middleton Introduction My never-ending search for actual observational data that support the hypothesis of catastrophic anthropogenic ocean acidification (Chicken Little of the Sea) has taken me…

Good news from UVa, earthquake early warning may be possible

Study: Ozone From Rock Fracture Could Serve As Earthquake Early Warning — Researchers the world over are seeking reliable ways to predict earthquakes, focusing on identifying seismic precursors that, if…

The sound of 'splode: volcanic frequency signature established

From Yale University and the University of British Columbia, an important step forward in being able to forecast explosive volcanic events. Before the explosion — volcano’s warning tremors explained New…

New paper – "absence of correlation between temperature changes … and CO2"

WUWT readers may remember way back when…I posted this from Joe D’Aleo: Warming Trend: PDO And Solar Correlate Better Than CO2 Joe wrote then: Clearly the US annual temperatures over the…