Arctic Death Spiral: no sale – the public isn't buying

From the Carsey Institute: Americans’ Knowledge of Polar Regions Up, But Not Their Concern Environmental Issues in Polar Regions Are Polarizing DURHAM, N.H. – Americans’ knowledge of facts about the…

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…

Quote of the Week – the climbdown on methane and climate change

There’s been a lot of worry-buzz in the usual circles over methane plumes bubbling up in the Arctic related to this NSF press release: Press Release 10-036 Methane Releases From…

Friday Funny – New NOAA supercomputer "Gaea" revealed

From the Atomic City Underground Blog of knoxvillenews.com comes word that a big kahuna of komputing is about to go online. The Cray XK6 supercomputer is a trifecta of scalar,…

Plants and bees keep up with climate change where birds don't?

Readers may recall last week when I highlighted a press release that said Birds apparently can’t outfly climate change. It seemed ridiculous and there were many questionable claims in that…

Climate Craziness of the Week: sea life "must swim faster to survive climate change"

From the National Science Foundation, more nuttiness from the reef alarmist Ove Hugh-Goldberg’s sea-buddy John Bruno, who I encountered in Brisbane last year. I wonder how sea life manages to…

NSF just now figures out Archimedes' buoyancy principle

Just like Archimedes discovered millennia ago, it is well known today that the Arctic ice cap displaces it’s own weight in the water so that when it melts it will…

Dueling climatic wildfire studies

It seems that for every alarming press release these days, we can find an opposite and equal reaction. Perhaps we should dub it the First (or maybe third) Law of…

Mann UVA emails released

Via email I’m getting reports that the American Tradition Institute has a CD ROM of the Mann University of Virginia emails in hand and are evaluating them. They are in…

Oh, thank heavens wind power will be safe

This academic pushing this PNAS paper thinks wind turbines don’t break, but get obsoleted in about 30 years. Boy is she in for a reality check. That and anyone who…

RFP's and the sad state of climate science funding

From the “more study is needed” department and Dr. Roger Pielke Senior, it seems that the RFP (request for proposal) might be one of the biggest problems with climate science…

"Profound" climate variability engine found – leakage around the Cape of Good Hope "could mean that current IPCC model predictions for the next century are wrong"

From the National Science Foundation: Threading the Climate Needle: The Agulhas Current System Increased Agulhas “leakage” significant player in global climate variability Additional photos here The Agulhas Current which runs…

New study: Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide emissions faster than previously thought

That’s the good news. The bad news is that they think it will take 30,000-40,000 years, even though they “don’t know exactly where this carbon went” (their own words from…

New paleo study "leaves" me skeptical of the claim

From Baylor University, a suggestion that leaves are a better paleo-proxy than tree-rings: New Baylor Research Shows Using Leaves’ Characteristics Improves Accuracy Measuring Past Climates NSF-funded study shows high promise…

Icebergs, phytoplankton, and CO2 – negative feedback

Via Lewis Page at the Register: Some cheerful news on the climate change front today, as US government boffins report that ice breaking off the Antarctic shelves and melting in…

Communicating uncertain climate risks

Note to NSF: It isn’t the method of communication, it’s the message itself. See the latest Gallup Poll to see how global warming aka climate change has come in dead…

I wonder: do they even read their own press releases?

All these things happened before CO2, AGW, and worldwide worry wartism, and yet someday, somehow, we are warned, it will be worse, except that it isn’t likely. That and this…

TV weathercaster re-education proposed by NSF and GMU

This is really something. The job opening listed below advertises for an NSF funded  program at George Mason University for education of TV weathercasters on how “unusual weather events” are…

More Unsubstantiated Global Warming Hype

Guest post by Michael Lewis, Ph.D. The current issue of the elitist “science” journal, Science, contains an article in its “Perspectives” section (not in the “Research” section):  Earth’s hot past…

Longstanding Mystery of Sun's Hot Outer Atmosphere Solved

From the National Science Foundation: Answer lies in jets of plasma One of the most enduring mysteries in solar physics is why the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, is millions…

New tool for climate change prediction – broken glass

This press release is brought to you by our friends at the National Science Foundation, it is not a joke. However, it is too odd not to spoof a bit.…

NASA gets CREAMed

No, it is not what you think…

NSF grants $700,000 for theater production on climate change

Get your tickets!  The National Science Foundation has awarded $700,000 to the Civilians, a New York theater company for a great new show on climate change.  From the New York…