Travel Hockey

I’m travelling the next few days, moderation will be spotty. After tomorrow, you may find that comments may go for 12 -18 hours or more without approval. In the meantime, you can debunk my own “hockey stick”. click for larger image Thanks to all who have come by and participated with comments and ideas! Best Regards, Anthony

Interesting plots of temperature trends: the 4 global temperature metrics according to Basil

I don’t have a lot of time today, but I found this interesting. Commenter “Basil” has offered this for discussion. So I’m putting this up without comment on my part. See also the decadal trends table below. Have at it folks. Click for full sized image 1979:01-1992:12 ——————————————— GISS 0.000783764** (0.094C/decade) HadCRUT 0.000460122** (0.055C/decade) RSS_MSU 0.000498964…

Sun blank again

Just two days after sunspot 983 was reported, it has now disappeared. They just aren’t sticking around like they used to. This is yet another indication of the bottomed out solar minima we are in. It will be very interesting to see if the cycle 24 predictions by Hathway at NASA for an even stronger cycle…

This La Niña Likely to Have Legs

As I mentioned in my post here about one of the satellite data sets (RSS) that showed a marked cooling globally in 2008, La Niña and PDO seem to be drivers of this change. Here is Joe D’Aleo’s take on it below. – Anthony By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM ICECAP Evidence is growing this La Niña will be a…

Frost on Fire and Ice

I found this over on Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor. It seemed fitting given the discussion as of late.  Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough…

First sunspot in weeks is still related to solar cycle 23

Calling cycle 24, calling cycle 24……where are you?  Image from SOHO, inset added by the author The SIDC in Belgium just issed an end to their “all quiet alert” :Issued: 2008 Feb 26 1255 UTC :Product: documentation at http://www.sidc.be/products/quieta #——————————————————————–# # From the SIDC (RWC-Belgium): “ALL QUIET” ALERT                     # #——————————————————————–# END OF ALL QUIET ALERT…

NOAA: Hurricane frequency and global warming NOT the cause of increased destruction

From a NOAA press release that came out to me via email just minutes ago: —– Original Message —– From: “NOAA News Releases” <Press.Releases@noaa.gov> To: <awatts@xxxxx_.com> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:27 PM Subject: NOAA: Increased Hurricane Losses Due to More People, Wealth Along Coastlines, Not Stronger Storms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21, 2008*** NEWS…

You ask, I provide. Glossary of climate terms now online.

Ultimate175 writes: Anthony, I enjoy perusing your site most days, and I’ve learned a lot.  Any subject that carries this much political, social, and/or cultural baggage deserves all the skepticism it gets.  Count me a skeptic.  I was wondering, being rather new to this issue, if you could compile and post an “acronym definition” page…

Weather Stations in Korea

While looking at information about the NASA GISS methodology of using night time DOD satellite photos to count street lights around weather stations to use as a way of assigning an “urban bias”, I came across this night time satellite photo: It occurs to me that North Korea may have some of the most “rural” weather…

Cedarville and GISS adjustments

I got to thinking from discussions with Steve Mosher and others at Climate Audit about just what sort of adjustments might be made to a place with a good record and little in the way of station moves, and that had changed little in 100 years. One place came to mind that I’ve visited; Cedarville,…

Where have all the sunspots gone?

I’m writing this after doing an exhaustive search to see what sort of solar activity has occurred lately, and I find there is little to report. With the exception of the briefly increased solar wind from a coronal hole, there is almost no significant solar activity. The sun has gone quiet. Really quiet. It is normal for…

Global Warming Kills “Nessie”

Global warming gets blamed for a lot of things, like in the 90’s, when that California Cheese commercial came out blaming everything  on “Its the El Ninnnnoooooo…..”. Every day we see more an more piling on of claims that the root cause of some problem is “global warming”. But when this one came along, it…

NOAA Dichotomy in Action

I was looking for something else, and stumbled across this USA Today report from 2006: Record wind won’t be grandfathered in Winds atop Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, N.C., will not be certified by the National Weather Service. Late on Tuesday or early Wednesday, the anemometer that measures the wind speed at the visitors center topped…

Good news and bad news.

Good news; I’ve reached 100k visits per month traffic level according to my internal WordPress traffic counter. Getting mentioned on Instapundit has both good and bad effects. This blog is often in the daily top 40 WordPress blogs worldwide according to WordPress rankings. Bad news; with the amount of spam, visits, and comments I’m getting, (and the…

Increasing tornadoes or better information gathering?

John Kerry’s comment about the recent tornadoes in the southeastern USA being caused by “global warming” has caused more than a few dustups on the Internet blogs in the last couple of days. So, from the perspective of a former TV meteorologist, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about modern tornado statistics. Graph from NWS/NOAA. Smaller (F1) tornadoes seem to…

Kerry Blames Tornado Outbreak on Global Warming

From the Business and Media Institute here is this blundering gem: Kerry appeared on MSNBC on February 6 to discuss storms that have killed at least 50 people throughout the Southeastern United States. So, of course, Kerry used the platform to advance global warming alarmism.      “[I] don’t want to sort of leap into the larger…

Love those Tatas

Ok, the title is not what you think. Recently Tata Motors of India announced they’d be offering a fuel efficient vehicle (50MPG)  priced at $2500 USD that almost any family in India could afford to buy and to operate.  Called the Tata Nano, it is seen as enabling people to move up from the lower…

How to tell a good scientist from a bad scientist

Below is an article from TheStatsBlog that I found interesting. Here is what they say about the organization behind it. Since its founding in 1994, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Our goals are to correct scientific misinformation in…