NASA Gavin Schmidt Joins Call for Climate Data Transparency

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – NASA GISS head Gavin Schmidt has voiced his support for EPA director Scott Pruitt’s call for more climate research transparency, though Schmidt is concerned that providing enough data and method to ensure reproducibility will distract scientists from research. Climate scientists call for more transparency in…

NASA GISS gets slammed in Inspector General report for questionable ‘$1.63 million of GISS’ expenditures since 2012’

From the “Climate of Gavin” department. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently completed a report on out favorite set of climate alarmists, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). Regular readers know that in addition their mission to study planets and planetary atmospheres, they also study Earth, and regularly sound the alarm that…

Former NASA scientist disses @NASAGISS – says it’s a “monument to bad science”

Climate scientist Dr. Duane Thresher: Start with defunding NASA GISS where this whole global warming nonsense started. It was started by James Hansen, formerly head of NASA GISS and considered the father of global warming. It was continued by Gavin Schmidt, current head of NASA GISS, anointed by Hansen, and leading climate change warrior scientist/spokesperson. I know…

President Trump Appoints New NASA Chief

Guest essay by Eric Worrall All the right people are complaining about President Trump’s new NASA chief Jim Bridenstine, who once demanded an apology from Obama for squandering money on climate research. NASA Statement on Nomination for Agency Administrator Sept. 2, 2017 RELEASE 17-071 The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot…

Gavin Schmidt Warns Donald Trump Not to Interfere with the NASA Climate Division

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has “warned” President-elect Donald Trump not to interfere with their climate activities. Schmidt maintains the GISS global temperature series, arguably the most adjusted of all the global temperature products. ‘Global warming doesn’t care about the election’: Nasa scientist warns…

January 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale UPDATE: All graphs with UAH lower troposphere temperature data have been updated from beta version 6.4 to 6.5. Thanks, Nick Stokes. This means Figure 4 and Figures 6 through 9 have been revised. # # # The GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index jumped upwards more than 0.2 deg C from September…

Massive NASA Hack, including Climate Systems

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A group of hackers, apparently part of a community of hackers who spend their time casually cruising poorly defended US government computers, have busted into and claim to have interfered with sensitive NASA systems, including climate monitoring projects. Hackers have released online 250GB of data purloined from NASA systems –…

On the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Surface Temperature – A Model-Data Comparison

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale With the publication of the IPCC 5th Synthesis Report, I thought there might be some interest in a presentation of how well (actually poorly) climate models simulate global mean surface temperatures in absolute terms. That is, most climate model outputs are presented in terms of anomalies, with data shown as…

August 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature data—GISS through August 2014 and HADCRUT4 and NCDC through July 2014—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature data (RSS and UAH) through August 2014. Initial Notes: GISS LOTI, and…

NASA GISS runs ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ as an outlier again

NASA GISS Version 3 vs. Version 2, using HadCRUT.4 Version differences as a baseline Guest essay by David Dohbro Recently the climate blogosphere has uncovered the effects of adjusting past and present United States’ land-temperature data as measured by the United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) and how that possible affects the temperature records as…

Gavin Schmidt is the new James Hansen

NASA Names Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, gets honorary lunch ticket to Tom’s Restaurant. NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left…

On the Differences and Similarities between Global Surface Temperature and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Datasets

UPDATE: See the correction at the end of the post, which pertained to the discussion of the trend maps in Figures 13 and 14. I’ve crossed out the paragraph between those illustrations that was incorrect. And I’ve corrected a good number of typos in the text and illustrations. Thanks to all who found them. #…

Why Aren’t Global Surface Temperature Data Produced in Absolute Form?

The title question often appears during discussions of global surface temperatures. That is, GISS, Hadley Centre and NCDC only present their global land+ocean surface temperatures products as anomalies. The questions is: why don’t they produce the global surface temperature products in absolute form? In this post, I’ve included the answers provided by the three suppliers.…

Another Year, Another Nail in the CAGW Coffin (Now Includes December Data)

Image Credit: WoodForTrees.org Guest Post By Werner Brozek, Edited By Just The Facts CAGW refers to Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. Few people doubt that humans have some influence on climate, however the big debate is whether or not we are causing enough warming to have catastrophic consequences decades from now. The best evidence thus far…

Also-Rans: NCDC and GISS Global Surface Temperatures Finish 4th and 7th for 2013

Not a win, place or show between them. In other words, global surface temperatures are still stalled in the post-1997/98-El-Niño era. They are patiently waiting for another strong El Niño to release a batch of sunlight-created warm water from below the surface of the tropical Pacific before they resume their step-like climb in Trenberth-declared “big…

September 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

Sorry this is so late. The NCDC and GISS updates were delayed by the government shutdown. Because it is so late, it includes the September 2013 HADCRUT4 data from the UKMO. It’s so late I’ve already published the Preliminary October 2013 sea surface temperature update here. Initial Notes: This post contains graphs of running trends…

How well did Hansen (1988) do?

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. The graphic from RealClimate asks “How well did Hansen et al (1988) do?” They compare actual temperature measurements through 2012 (GISTEMP and HadCRUT4) with Hansen’s 1988 Scenarios “A”, “B”, and “C”. The answer (see my annotations) is “Are you kidding?” HANSEN’S SCENARIOS The three scenarios and their predictions are defined…

“A [Junk] Scientist’s Misguided Crusade” Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Guest Post by David Middleton More improper activity from the Million Dollar Bureaucrat… A Scientist’s Misguided Crusade By JOE NOCERA Published: March 4, 2013 Last Friday, at 3:40 p.m., the State Department released its “Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” for the highly contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which Canada hopes to build to move its tar…

Pot, Kettle, James Hansen, censorship, NASA and EPA

Readers may recall this oh so terrible squashing of free speech by the White House limiting NASA public employee Dr. James Hansen’s ability to talk to the media. It seems that the issue has been repeated today, but there’s a twist. From the Wikipedia entry on James Hansen: ============================================================== Allegations of censorship In 2007, Hansen…

Japan’s ‘Cool Hand Luke’ moment for surface temperature

At NASA’s Climate 365, there is an interesting story posted with this statement and a graph: Some say scientists can’t agree on Earth’s temperature changes Each year, four international science institutions compile temperature data from thousands of stations around the world and make independent judgments about whether the year was warmer or cooler than average. “The…

Antarctic warming courtesy of Mr. Fix-it

Just a little something he threw together Guest Post by David Middleton First the breath-taking headlines… Scientists Report Faster Warming in Antarctica, New York Times (WUWT commentary) West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate, BBC West Antarctica warming much faster than previously believed, study finds, NBC Western Antarctica is warming three times faster than…

How GISS creates long term Antarctic warming

From Tallblokes Talkshop, note what happens before 1958. HOW GISS MANUFACTURES WARMING (LOTS OF IT) IN THE ANTARCTIC by Roger Andrews The close match between GISS and me after 1955 is encouraging in that it shows that there’s at least one corner of the Earth where GISS hasn’t seriously mutilated the raw data. But GISS…

The Cyber Bonfire of GISS’s Vanities

I decided to make this a sticky top post for a day or two – it needs wide circulation. New posts will appear below this one. – Anthony Playing email hidey-ho in Hansenland to circumvent FOI laws Guest post by Chris Horner That political appointees and career activists in government would use private computers is…

GISS responds to my complaint

As predicted, Gavin Schmidt did not respond, but I did get a nice letter from Dr. Reto Ruedy after Gavin forwarded the complaint. To his credit, Dr. Ruedy has now corrected the issue that I highlighted here. I appreciate his response. Some email addresses were redacted to prevent autospamming – Anthony From: Ruedy, Reto A.…

Climate FAIL: GISS is presenting 2012 US temperature as ‘off the chart’, while preventing older data from being archived

UPDATE: 8/22/12 9AM The problem has been solved, GISS responded to my complaint -Anthony Like the erroneous graph at California Governor Jerry Brown’s climate denier slam site,  here’s another one of those things that I’ve been sitting on for about a week, waiting for somebody to fix it. Since they haven’t, and I’ve given adequate…

Shocker: The Hansen/GISS team paper that says: “we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases”

Note: This will be a top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one – please scroll down. ============================================================ No, this isn’t a joke, it isn’t a fake document, and it isn’t a misinterpretation. It is a paper published by Dr. James Hansen (and the GISS team) in PNAS (Proceedings…