BBC article explaining UK cold – blames warming stratosphere but can not mention j-e-t-s-t-r-e-a-m

Saw this gem headlined – Sudden stratospheric warming responsible for UK’s icy blast – which contrives to blame cold wintry conditions on warming without mentioning (in 475 words), that the temperature fluctuations in the stratosphere are associated with migration of the jetstream. But if you listen to the video explanation by Peter Gibb you will [...]

Australian BoM bites bullet and calls off 2012 El Nino prediction – “…biggest turnaround in weather patterns since records began.”

That is a big call – like many I have been watching the SOI unable to make up its mind. Anyway – read what the Bureau of Meteorology is saying. “Forecasters surprised by El Nino turnaround” on ABC news Pacific’s late retreat to neutral considered unusual – Bom official statement 23 October 2012 Recent (preliminary) [...]

In addition to the greenhouse effect, there is an anti-greenhouse effect.

This has been sent in by Dr Douglas Hoyt to promote discussion – what do readers think?

The greenhouse effect works by having an additional CO2 molecule absorb radiation and re-emit it back to the surface resulting in a net warming of the system. The anti-greenhouse effect works by having an additional CO2 molecule [...]

New paper contends that carbon dioxide causes less than 50% of the greenhouse effect

Timothy Curtin, “Applying Econometrics to the Carbon Dioxide “Control Knob”,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2012, Article ID 761473, 12 pages, 2012. doi:10.1100/2012/761473. Download a copy and lets have your views.

Fifty ex NASA scientists and engineers tell NASA GISS – “…the science is not settled”.

They say – “We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering [...]

NOAA satellites speak again – coldest week for a decade – at 14,000 ft

This global “cold snap” looks more significant than the one we highlighted last month. I mean the current trace is further below the skein of annual traces than it was in January.

NOAA satellites say – coldest week for a decade – at 14,000 ft

Thanks to Dave for the heads-up. Another post in the “Must be due to G-l-o-b-a-l W-a-r-m-i-n-g” series. This University of Alabama at Huntsville web page where you can graph daily NOAA satellite temperature data – for various altitudes – over the last decade – shows clearly that Earth has just entered into a series of [...]

Astronomically-based climate model versus the IPCC (2007) climate models

Download the very readable 4.2Mb paper “Testing an astronomically-based decadal-scale empirical harmonic climate model versus the IPCC (2007) general circulation climate models” by Dr Nicola Scafetta – ACRIM (Active Cavity Radiometer Solar Irradiance Monitor Lab) & Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA.

Climategate 2.0 breaks – 2 years after the main event

Amazing – get your own download here – looks to be 5000 emails plus other files. Looking forward to hearing about any interesting mails you find. I have been told of this gem from the Jo Nova site. “David Jones” subject: RE: African stations used in HadCRU global data set to: “Phil Jones” Thanks Phil [...]

Rare event – sceptical scientists on TV

The Andrew Bolt Show on Australian Channel 10 Sundays. Well worth a few minutes of your time.