Polar bears and sulfates

From the University of Washington  some apparent confusion about what sulfates look like. Injecting sulfate particles into stratosphere won’t fully offset climate change IMAGE:A polar bear walks along an expanse…

Gore, Hansen, Trenberth to make Antarctic PR expedition

From the you’ve got to be effin kidding me department comes news of the epic journey to Antarctica. What do they hope to prove? I don’t know, it seems like…

UCAR on Blocking Highs, heat waves, and modeling limits

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes: Candid Admission By UCAR – “Blocking The Way – Predicting The Atmospheric Detours That Lead To Weather Troubles” There was an interesting article in the Fall…

Tisdale schools the website "Skeptical Science" on CO2 obsession

On the SkepticalScience Post “Pielke Sr. Misinforms High School Students” By Bob Tisdale OVERVIEW I rarely visit the website SkepticalScience, which is run by proponents of anthropogenic global warming, because most…

Hockey stick falsification – so easy a caveman kid can do it

With apologies to the Geico caveman, paleoclimatology isn’t just for grant enabled scientists anymore. Priceless Climategate email 682: Tom Wigley tells Michael Mann that his son did a tree ring…

Senior NCAR scientist admits: "Quantifying climate sensitivity from real world data cannot even be done using present-day data…"

Whoo boy… just a few days ago it was argued in a new peer reviewed paper published in Science that climate sensitivity might be lower than the IPCC stated in…

Kenneth Trenberth on Nobel and religion at Christmas

0462.txt (h/t to Rog Tallbloke) date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:58:09 -0700 from: Kevin Trenberth subject: The first Nobel and other Christmas greetings to: IPCC-group Seasons greetings to you all,…

Climategate 2.0 emails – They're real and they're spectacular!

A link to where to download the new FOIA2011.zip file is posted below the fold – This will be a top post for a few days -NEW STORIES APPEAR BELOW…

Ben Santer's 17 year itch

Ben Santer issues a press release on Eurekalert today to “smack down” the non warming we’ve experienced over the last 10-12 years, as I pointed out here for the USA.…

ENSO, a bigger climate driver than once thought

From the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science University of Miami study rethinks the ocean’s role in Pacific climate The new study can aid scientists in…

An Initial Look At The Hindcasts Of The NCAR CCSM4 Coupled Climate Model

Guest post by Bob Tisdale OVERVIEW This post compares the instrument observations of three global temperature anomaly datasets (NINO3, Global, and North Atlantic “Plus”) to the hindcasts of the NCAR…

Trenberth: null and void

Via Eurekalert and Wiley-Blackwell The human cause of climate change: Where does the burden of proof lie? Dr. Kevin Trenberth advocates reversing the ‘null hypothesis’ The debate may largely be…

Skeptics are invited to a public meeting with Dr. Kevin Trenberth

UPDATE: this meeting is canceled, I will not be attending – Anthony I’m pleased to announce that I and the entire WUWT community have been invited to a meeting and…

"…somebody had to say it"

Dr. Judith Curry writes about the UCAR meeting she attended: Some insight into the dynamics that resulted in a substantial change in emphasis in climate research is provided by a…

Pielke Sr. on that hide and seek ocean heat

Torpedoing Of The Use Of The Global Average Surface Temperature Trend As The Diagnostic For Global Warming By Dr. Roger Pielke Senior There is a new paper by Gerald Meehl of NCAR…

Trenberth's missing heat? Look to the deep

From the National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research  an explanation for Global Ocean Heat Content Is Still Flat. Key point from the press release: Observations from a global…

Quote of the Week – Wuebbles Weather World

Serially warm reporter Dan Vergano of USA today wrote an article on the “Current Extreme Weather and Climate Change” report, released this week that says it’s all our fault. With…

Aircraft measurements show surprisingly high levels of black carbon particles in the global atmosphere – Asia blamed

From NCAR/UCAR: First global portrait of greenhouse gases emerges from pole-to-pole flights BOULDER—A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait…

The rain in Spain is mostly from the planes

OK, bad pun, but I could not resist. From the National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research  something related to what we have always said, airports are not…

Oh Noes! Climatic monetary disruption seen in US economy

Weather affects business, and “It’s clear that our economy isn’t weatherproof,”. Gosh, who knew? For some monetary perspective on this issue, please note that Obama’s economic stimulus package was $787…

One more reason to say asphalt affects local weather

Paved surfaces can foster build-up of polluted air From the National Center for Atmospheric Research BOULDER—New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters weather patterns…

The folly of linking tornado outbreaks to "climate change"

In times of tragedy, there always seems to be hucksters about trying to use that tragedy to sell a position, a product, or a belief. In ancient times, tragedy was…

Now it's Wolverines threatened by global warming

  Wolverines make their home mainly in the boreal forests and tundra regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. (Photo by Vince Maidens, Creative Commons License.) No mention though of…

Trenberth reacts: edits speech to fix copying, leaves "deniers"

Well that’s what I get for taking a nap today. I had been checking Dr. Trenberth’s manuscript regularly at the AMS website, and of course while napping he (or somebody)…