Claim: November 2013 is the ‘warmest ever’ – but will the real November 2013 temperature please stand up?

Lots of clima-hullaballo this week in the media thanks NOAA and this announcement in NOAA’s “State of the Climate” report seen here: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/ They state: The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2013 was record highest for the 134-year period of record, at 0.78°C (1.40°F) above the 20th century average…

Dave’s Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn’t Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the environment. It may be negligible. What we do know is that if the oil companies with their billions could disprove this manmade warming they could…

CEI wins FOIA tiff with NASA via judicial order

From AllGov.com with lots of spin (h/t to reader Dennis) Judge Orders NASA to Release Climate Change-Related Documents A climate change denial group once funded by oil giant ExxonMobil (2012 revenues: $453.123 billion) won a legal victory last week over NASA when a federal judge ordered the space agency to turn over more documents related…

‘Let’s face it. The climate has never been more boring.’

Why you won’t see headlines as climate science enters the doldrums Guest post by Dr. Robert G. Brown, Physics Department of Duke University (elevated from a  comment on this thread: RSS Reaches Santer’s 17 Years) This (17 years) is a non-event, just as 15 and 16 years were non-events. Non-events do not make headlines. Other…

The “Hottest” Temperature Game

Climate Deception: How The “Hottest” Temperature Game Is Played To Offset Prediction Failures Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball  Global temperature is not doing what the “official” Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted. Proponents of the claim humans are the cause of warming and the cooperative media react by trying to deflect, divert and…

The 200 months of ‘the pause’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A commenter on my post mentioning that according to the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature dataset there has been no global warming at all for 200 months complains that I have cherry-picked my dataset. So let’s pick all the cherries. Here are graphs for all five global datasets…

About that missing hot spot in the upper troposphere

Climate Dialogue about the (missing) hot spot by  Marcel Crok Over at the Climate Dialogue website we start with what could become a very interesting discussion about the so-called tropical hot spot. Climate models show amplified warming high in the tropical troposphere due to greenhouse forcing. However data from satellites and weather balloons don’t show much…

A Brief Introduction to the Detection of Climate and Weather Transitions using Hurst Rescaling

Guest essay by Sam Outcalt Introduction: The object of this document is to present a brief and concise introduction to Hurst ReScaling. More detail is presented in a paper by Outcalt et.al. (1997), which is posted on the WUWT Website ( https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/sio_hurstrescale-1.pdf ). A extensive reference list in this paper can be consulted so references…

Hansen finally ‘Muzzled’ by Obama?

Hansen’s resignation from NASA GISS may not be what it seems Guest Post by Chris Horner, CEI So, NASA’s in-house celebrity activist James Hansen says the following in explaining his departure from a lucrative perch — salary alone: $180k per year — one that proved extremely lucrative while there was a useful foil in the…

“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…

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…

Global Temperature Updates – 2012

By Paul Homewood While Obama is imploring us to stop the global warming that is bringing us “the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms”, it would seem to be a good idea to see exactly what global temperatures have been doing in the last year. December Updates First, let’s…

PODEX Experiment to reshape future of Atmospheric Science by getting a handle on aerosols and clouds

Polarimeter Definition Experiment (PODEX) in Southern California. The brightness, or “intensity,” and polarization of reflected light provide different information about the elements that make up a scene, apparent in this set of images collected by the Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI) during its maiden flight on Oct. 7, 2010, on the ER-2 over Palmdale, Calif.…

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…

Little Ice Age Thermometers- Historic variations in temperatures Part 3 -BEST confirms extended period of warming.

Guest post by Tony Brown This short paper is a preliminary examination of BEST data to 1753, as compared to the Central England Temperature Record (CET) to 1660 (instrumental record) and 1538 (Extended by Tony Brown using thousands of contemporary observations) This extension to 1538 was a central part of my article ‘The Long Slow…

NASA’s James Hansen’s big cherry pick

From NASA:  Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth’s land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century. The research was published today in the journal Proceedings…

New paper blames about half of global warming on weather station data homogenization

From the told ya so department, comes this recently presented paper at the European Geosciences Union meeting. Authors Steirou and Koutsoyiannis, after taking homogenization errors into account find global warming over the past century was only about one-half [0.42°C] of that claimed by the IPCC [0.7-0.8°C]. Here’s the part I really like:  of 67% of…

Gavin on the ropes over heat wave explanation

Tom Nelson writes: If CO2 is really such an all-powerful warming factor, and if the science is so settled, why does warmist Gavin Schmidt have so much trouble explaining why the southeastern US hasn’t warmed since the 1930s?: “Whether this is due to some oddity in the weather patterns, air pollution effects, irrigation or something…

Gavin Schmidt talk at URI

WUWT reader Gary writes in with this: Gavin Schmidt gave a lecture at my University yesterday and I thought you might like to see it. He starts at 21 minutes into the clip. The Metcalf Institute seeks to communicate science to the public. It was a pedestrian talk for an educated public audience and used…

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…

Drats! Down the warmhole the warming went

From the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences “Warming hole” delayed climate change over eastern United States April 26, 2012 50-year model suggests regional pollution obscured a global trend CONTACT: Caroline Perry, (617) 496-1351 Cambridge, Mass. – April 26, 2012 – Climate scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have…

Tisdale on Polar Amplification

Polar Amplification: Observations versus IPCC Climate Models Guest post by Bob Tisdale We’ve illustrated and discussed polar amplification in a few posts in the past. See here and here. Wikipedia has a short blurb about it: Polar amplification is the greater temperature increases in the Arctic compared to the earth as a whole as a result…

IPCC Models vs Observations – Land Surface Temperature Anomalies for the Last 30 Years on a Regional Basis

Guest post by Bob Tisdale In two posts about a year ago and more recently in my book, we compared the satellite-based sea surface temperature anomalies and CMIP3-based climate model simulations on an ocean-basin basis. Refer to Satellite-Era Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Versus IPCC Hindcasts/Projections Part 1 and Part 2. The models performed—I’m looking for…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “In God we trust; all others bring data!” Motto of the Apollo space team that included lunar landings. ################################################### Number of the Week: : 130,802 bbls of oil in 2008, 30,453,253 bbls of oil in 2011; 83,744 bbls…

Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS under fire for climate stance: Engineers, scientists, astronauts ask NASA administration to look at empirical evidence rather than climate models

Looks like another GISS miss, more than a few people are getting fed up with Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt and their climate shenanigans. Some very prominent NASA voices speak out in a scathing letter to current NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Jr.. When Chris Kraft, the man who presided over NASA’s finest hour, and the…