The Warmer The Icier

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A WUWT commenter emailed me with a curious claim. I have described various emergent phenomena that regulate the surface temperature. These operate on time scales ranging from minutes to hours (e.g. dust devils, thunderstorms) to multi-decadal (e.g. Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Oscillation). He suggested that there is also a…

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Will Lonnie Thompson archive THIS new ice core data?

UPDATE  – 4/7/13 At the time I wrote this post, April 4th 11:45AM, at ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/icecore/trop/quelccaya/ there was a placeholder file quelccaya2013.txt reading then: “# Data will be added to this file upon publication of Thompson et al. 2013 Science” It seems they listened. Good on them for doing so (assuming WUWT had an impact).  Now…

AGW Proponents Fight Rearguard Action As Political Climate Science Fails

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis are cornered. They made a political choice to prove rather than disprove the hypothesis, as the scientific method requires. It failed, as IPCC projections (range of predictions?) indicate, but instead of abandoning or modifying the hypothesis, as normal science requires, they’ve…

Shakun The Last, I Hope

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In three previous posts here, here, and here, I discussed problems with the paper by Shakun et al., “Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation” (PDF,hereinafter S2012) Commenters said, and reasonably so, that I had not fully addressed their claim that warming progressed from south…