Tag: climate

Some introspection of WUWT

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Some introspection of WUWT

I recently met with some of our volunteer moderators and contributors while in the Bay Area, and they provided some valuable suggestions on WUWT and its place in the climate debate. Of course, I haven’t asked WUWT readers on this … Continue reading →

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Is the ENSO a nonlinear oscillator of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction type?

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Is the ENSO a nonlinear oscillator of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction type?

Alternative title: “Standing on the shoulders of Giant Bob” Guest post by Phil Salmon Introduction One of the themes to emerge from the climate debate here on WUWT, concerns “chaos” and nonlinear system dynamics and pattern. Anyone acquainted at all … Continue reading →

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Skeptic paper on Antarctica accepted – rebuts Steig et al

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Skeptic paper on Antarctica accepted – rebuts Steig et al

In a blow to the Real Climate “hockey team” one team member’s paper, Steig et al Nature, Jan 22, 2009 (seen at left) has been shown lacking. Once appropriate statistical procedures were applied, the real data spoke clearly, and it … Continue reading →

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) This week the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the US House of Representatives held a hearing entitled: “A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, … Continue reading →

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The Global Warming Scam Hit by More Scandal

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Brian Westenhaus Oil Price.com Oct 20, 2010 For the scientifically adept and honest people global warming is a huge embarrassment.  Not only have the main base perpetrators been caught but also the institutions that house their activities have gone deep into the coverup.  It’s just too much money to let integrity rule their actions.  The global warming scheme has tens of thousands of people employed even though that seemingly high cost is miniscule compared to the harm to billions of people the stage two schemes of corrective measures would force on the innocent.  A taxpaying family is out a few dollars each year now but the corrective measures could get to hundreds of dollars per month. Its something far more dangerous that low intensity wars would be.  Yet media and leadership are out of touch.  Integrity be damned, so to speak. Not everyone is lost.  Some, only a few, get the message and act to preserve the integrity of science.  It’s hard to resist all that money and notoriety.  Al Gore is famed on falsehoods, sort of that Gary Hart idea “you can get real famous in just two weeks,” comment taken to a whole new level.  That fame mixed with fear has flooded the scam with money.  That leaves those with integrity out in the wilderness shouting at the emptiness. But for those with an age past needing the career funded or the integrity to stand up to the snake oil sales pitch a little can be done.  When its somebody very highly regarded, with an impeccable reputation and is slapping down a U.S. national association – its news – and an act worth our attention and respect. But not by major media news in the U.S. so it’s up to a viral spread. Harold Lewis , Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara has resigned from the American Physical Society. Here is short version of the Lewis career pedigree: Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara and former Chairman; Former member…

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After “Global Climate Disruption”: next name?

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After “Global Climate Disruption”: next name?

My friend Kate in Saskatchewan is running a poll on what the next name might be. Here’s a screencap of the poll choices. My own personal favorite  in “Irritable Climate Syndrome”. You can vote here.

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The Climate Fix is “in”

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The Climate Fix is “in”

The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell You About Global Warming is now available at Amazon.com Why has the world been unable to address global warming? Science policy expert Roger Pielke, Jr., says it’s not the fault of … Continue reading →

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Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal

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Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal

John O’Sullivan Canada Free Press Aug 17, 2010 US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” – temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out. In an escalating row dubbed ‘Satellitegate’ further evidence proves NOAA knew of these faults for years. World’s top climate scientists and even prior governmental reports cite underfunding and misallocation as the trigger for spiraling satellite data calamities. Key flaws with five satellites undermines global data. Most disturbing of all is that it took publication of my article last week to persuade the authorities to withdraw the errant NOAA-16 satellite from service. But as Dr. John Christy indicates, the real Satellitegate is not about one satellite. The scandal is endemic with comparable flaws across the entire network; the scandal is also that it took a tip off from a member of the public and the widespread broadcast of my article before one of the offending junk boxes, NOAA-16, got taken down. Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense Readers who missed the details when this sensational story first broke can see here at Climatedepot.com. NOAA’s chief Program Administrator, Chuck Pistis, at first disingenuously tried to discredit my report and whitewash the matter with disinformation. Indeed, we may have a smoking gun of a cover up when we contrast and compare latest announcements with the offending satellite’s AVHRR Subsystem Summary . The official summary shows no report of any ‘sensor degradation’ since its launch in September 2000. Yet on the advice of top climate scientists I’m reliably informed that such failures were made known to NOAA years ago. Full article here

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Is Jim Hansen’s Global Temperature Skillful?

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Is Jim Hansen’s Global Temperature Skillful?

Guest Post By John R. Christy of the University of Alabama at Huntsville via Dr. Roger Pielke Sr’s blog: Climate Science The three warm-color time series are taken from Hansen’s published testimony in June 1988 in which global surface air … Continue reading →

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Rebuttal to NOAA’s “State of the Climate” sales brochure

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Rebuttal to NOAA’s “State of the Climate” sales brochure

The NOAA State of the Climate Report (PDF “at a glance” highlights version 10.5 MB, full version here 110 MB, 218 pages) was published by NCDC at the end of July. It’s another glossy compendium of issues, mostly qualitative, some … Continue reading →

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Thanks to John Cook for boosting the “Our Climate” app

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Thanks to John Cook for boosting the “Our Climate” app

WUWT readers may recall last week that the “Our Climate” iPhone app was released and announced here. It has quickly become a best seller on the iTunes store. It has also quickly become a target. John Cook, a generally reasonable … Continue reading →

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NOAA: Past Decade Warmest on Record

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…According to Scientists in 48 Countries. Earth has been growing warmer for more than fifty years. Figure 1: Source: NOAA. The 2009 State of the Climate report released today draws on data for 10 key climate indicators that all point to the sam…

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