Archive for October, 2012

More Whinning from the Climate Left

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source: Fresh Energy

The inconvenient truth: Why no one?s talking about global warming

If you care about global warming, you may have noticed the presidential candidates? pronounced silence on the issue. This obvious omission of an important election-year topic has even spawned a website that tracks the candidates? ?slow, collective descent toward mute acceptance of global calamity.? (more…)

U.S. Main stream media duped on global warming polls

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source:  Canada Free Press

In the past two weeks many U.S. media gave supportive coverage to two public opinion polls about global warming.  However, reporters were duped. The surveys released on October 9th and 18th by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication were hopelessly biased. They therefore cannot be meaningful measures of American public opinion. (more…)

What is Wrong with Embellishing Science?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source:  Pielke, Jr. Blog

Roger Pielke, Jr.

embellishingpresent participle of em·bel·lish (Verb)

Verb:
  1. Make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features: “blue silk embellished with golden embroidery”.
  2. Make (a statement or story) more interesting or entertaining by adding extra details, esp. ones that are not true.

Yesterday, before heading back to the National Hurricane Center to help deal with Sandy, Chris Landsea gave a great talk here at CU on hurricanes and climate change (we’ll have a video up soon). In Chris’ talk he explained that he has no doubts that humans affect the climate system through the emission of greenhouse gases, and this influence may affect tropical cyclones. He then proceeded to review theory and data from recent peer-reviewed publications on the magnitude of such an influence. Chris argued that any such influence is expected to be small today, almost certainly undetectable, and that this view is not particularly controversial among tropical cyclone climatologists. He concluded that hurricanes should not be the “poster” representing a human influence on climate. (more…)

Mann continues to unravel

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source:  WATTSUP

Michael Mann

Mann?s hockey stick disappears ? and CRU?s Briffa helps make the MWP live again by pointing out bias in the data

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Shock, awe. Untruncated and unspliced data used in a new paper from Briffa and Melvin at UEA restores the Medieval Warm Period while at the same time disappears Mann?s hockey stick. Here?s figure 5 that tells the story:

Figure 5. Temperature reconstructions created using the 650-tree (?alltrw? data) TRW chronology (a) and the 130 tree (?S88G1112? data) MXD chronology (b). Chronologies were created using two RCS curves and were regressed against the Bottenviken mean May?August monthly temperature over the period 1860 to 2006. The shaded areas show two standard errors (see SI15, available online, for details) plotted either side of the mean where standard errors were scaled to fit the temperature reconstruction. The TRW and MXD temperature reconstructions of (a) and (b) are compared in (c) after they were normalised over the common period 600 to 2008 and smoothed with a 10 year spline. The lower two panels compare the reconstructions using the TRW chronology (d) and MXD chronology (e) with the mean of May to August monthly temperature from Bottenviken over the period 1860 to 2006. (more…)

Climate change: no consensus on consensus

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source: Climate Etc.

Judith Curry

by Judith Curry

The manufactured consensus of the IPCC has had the unintended consequences of distorting the science, elevating the voices of scientists that dispute the consensus, and motivating actions by the consensus scientists and their supporters that have diminished the public?s trust in the IPCC.

Our paper has just been accepted for publication.  A link to the final manuscript is provided here [consensus paper revised final].  Below is a ?reader?s digest? version of the main arguments made in this paper

Introduction

The United Nations initiated a scientific consensus building process with the objective of providing a robust scientific basis for climate policy, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). The key IPCC consensus finding from its latest assessment report is this statement: (more…)

Will the dishonesty ever cease?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source:  NRO

Michael Mann

By Mark Steyn

Previously on Law & Order:

Last Monday, hockey-stick progenitor Michael Mann filed suit in DC Superior Court against me, NR, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Rand Simberg. I noticed on the press release (published on his Facebook page) that Dr. Mann claimed to have been ?awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? and that on the complaint itself we are accused of the hitherto unknown crime of ?defamation of a Nobel prize recipient.?

So my colleague Charles C. W. Cooke decided to call up the Nobel chaps in Oslo and ask them if Dr. Mann was, in fact, a Nobel laureate:

Cooke: I was wondering, has Dr. Michael Mann ever won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Nobel Committee: No, no. He has never won the Nobel prize. (more…)

SPPI 2012 Catalog of Published Papers: First three quarters

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Source: SPPI

All of the papers published at SPPI for the first three quarters of 2012 are now easily accessible in an updated online catalog.  All papers in the catalog bear live links which take the reader or researcher directly to the paper being viewed.  Papers cover a broad assortment of issues related to CO2 emissions and environment, derived directly from the most current peer-reviewed literature often ignored by governments, the UN IPCC Reports, the press and assorted climate alarmists.

Actual AP Headline: ‘Experts: Global Warming Means More Antarctic Ice’

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Source:  Newsbusters

For many years, climate realists have pointed to expanding ice in Antarctica as a counter to the claim that decreasing ice in the Arctic is necessarily proof of anthropogenic global warming.

The folks at the Associated Press on Wednesday came up with an unbelievable answer to that in an article unbelievably titled “Experts: Global Warming Means More Antarctic ice”:

While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of the biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record.

Climate change skeptics have seized on the Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isn’t warming and that scientists are ignoring the southern continent because it’s not convenient. But scientists say the skeptics are misinterpreting what’s happening and why. (more…)