Monthly Archives: January 2012

Winter Has Not Died, It’s In Alaska

From Anthony Watts comes news that the United States’ all-time record low temperature was on the verge of being broken in Alaska this week when the temperature sensor failed: Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest … Continue reading

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Look Up!

On Dec. 14, 1973, the majesty of the atmosphere did not disappear. It also did not disappear on May 4, 1995. If you’re wondering, it has not disappeared since then, either. In fact, the majesty of the atmosphere remains extraordinary, … Continue reading

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What Happened in Joplin?

Seth Fletcher is a talented writer. Consider this description of the day a tornado leveled his hometown of Joplin, Missouri: Just after 5 p.m., two storm chasers driving toward the western edge of Joplin, Missouri, spotted a translucent set of … Continue reading

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Computer Climate Models — A Masochist’s Best Friend

A new paper out of Duke, Stanford, and the Environmental Defense Fund, promises that California will have a hard time fulfilling its carbon sequestration targets if climate keeps changing at the terrifying pace it has of late. Using computer models … Continue reading

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The End of the Holocene Will Look a lot Like This

It’s a fairly important piece of AGW dogma that Alaska has warmed to a significant extent during the last human generation. Bringing this up with anyone who actually lives in Alaska at this time might not be a great idea, … Continue reading

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Climate Skepticism in Classrooms? Eegads!

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that, horror of horrors, climate change skepticism is being forced into American classrooms by nefarious legislators intent upon keeping the nation and its young ignorant as long as possible. Here’s an excerpt from the … Continue reading

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I, Al Gore, Will Control Your Mind … Errr, Gimme a Minute, Just a Minute More, Wait!

Al Gore’s Current TV is not having an easy go of it. With its Italian version shuttered in 2011, it now appears a virtual certainty that Current will also go off the air in the UK early this spring. Spun … Continue reading

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Al Gore, Nowhere to be Found

Among the curiosities to be found in the Climategate e-mails: Not one is addressed to or from Al Gore. One would imagine that someone with his finger on the pulse of climate science would occasionally communicate with a climate scientist. … Continue reading

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Whining and Dining — Part 1

When you’re a climate scientist on top of the world, using taxpayer dollars to socialize with your friends is easy. You just have to be careful to call the social events “symposiums.” What’s not easy, evidently, is using those same … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Irony

The post below appeared in The Providence Journal of February 8, 2012. In putting together my book on manmade global warming, I found myself bathing in irony more or less continuously. Below is a list of climate ironies in 2012: … Continue reading

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