So, now, those of us who don’t buy global warming alarmism are to be blamed for alarmists’ stress. Andrew Stuttaford (The Corner) has the details Just when you think that the misery that climate change is bringing in its wake can get no worse, there is this. Grist reports: …From depression to substance abuse to suicide … More New Global Warming Alarmist Problem: “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”
Walter Dnes (WUWT) examined American temperature “adjustment” by the USHCN (United States Historical Climate Network), and found that said adjustments were not just annual, but monthly as well (i.e., different months were “adjusted” differently). Among his more interesting findings… Winter months were adjusted upward more so than summer months, since 1970 (it’s quite possible their could … More More on temperature data “adjustment”
Over the weekend, what started as an argument among global warming skeptics became a dramatic indictment of temperature reporting from the United States Historic Climate Network. Anthony Watts (Watts Up With That) and Judith Curry (Climate Etc.) provide the details on Steve Goddard’s initial attempt to claim that a large swath of temperature “raw” data … More What is happening with USHCN temperature data?
It’s easy to claim “consensus” when you suppress dissenting voices (Times of London): Research which heaped doubt on the rate of global warming was deliberately suppressed by scientists because it was “less than helpful” to their cause, it was claimed last night. In an echo of the infamous “Climategate” scandal at the University of East Anglia, … More They did it again: global warming alarmists caught politicizing the science
Would it surprise you to learn that the global warming alarmists fouled up again? Me neither, but this time its the legacy media that deserves the blame. For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we have now reached forty-six examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmists, and that’s just from what I’ve been able to blog on this subject since Climategate broke in November of 2009, which is now about four and a half years ago. This time, however, it’s a matter of the scientific studies cited being grossly … More Will Western Antarctic ice really flood our shores? No.
Over the last year, I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster regarding Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli. His waffling on tax increases soured me, badly, but his education reform plan grudgingly won me back. Still, I could hardly say I’m enthusiastic. Then Michael Mann decided to whine about Cuccinelli’s investigation … More Michael Mann reminds me why I’m backing Ken Cuccinelli
Michael Mann made his mark in global warming alarmism with the use of dendrochronological data (a.k.a. tree-ring data) as a proxy for temperatures going back over 1000 years. He has clung to it despite its obvious ignorance of the Medieval Warm Period (to say nothing of how it deviated from recent history so much he … More About those tree rings…
Organization Studies has released a peer-reviewed survey of geoscientists and engineers (Forbes, via WUWT) and found the global warming alarmists’ claims of a “consensus” to be way off the mark. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization … More About that global warming “consensus”…it doesn’t exist
Joseph D’Aleo provides the details at WUWT (emphasis added): [The National Climatic Data Center’s] adjustments made the dust bowl period cooler, while post 1995 had no adjustments applied. This results in a temperature trend that is steeper because the past is cooler than the present. The only problem is that it isn’t what the data … More National Climatic Data Center caught “adjusting” past climate data
Remember when I noted that three scientists who were part of a paper decreeing a “consensus” on global warming told Watts Up With That that their positions had been misrepresented? Well, Andrew at Popular Technology found four more who took issue with their classifications. Ironically, the one most sympathetic to AGW theory (Dr. Richard Tol) … More More defectors from the “consensus”
The latest attempt of the global warming alarmists to silence debate – by screaming, “Consensus!” – has hilariously come a-cropper. As usual, the good folks at Watts Up With That have the details, from three paper authors who take great issue with the characterization of their papers as endorsing global warming. For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we have now reached forty-four examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmists, and … More Whoops! Scientists ask out of the global warming “consensus”
Shaun Marcott – the latest fellow to claim he’s discovered “unprecedented” warming in recent years – made a stunning admission to Steve McIntyre over the weekend. Ross McKittrick has the details in the Financial Post: Meanwhile, in a private email to McIntyre, Marcott made a surprising statement. In the paper, they had reported doing an … More Marcott’s update to his global warming paper: never mind everything I said
Later today, I will be filing the appropriate paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to establish an exploratory committee to run for the United States Senate in 2014 against incumbent Mark Warner. Just as in 2006 George Allen failed to draw a top Democratic challenger, Senator Warner has yet to see Republicans field a first-tier … More Exploratory Committee Announcement – UPDATED
Steve McIntyre is the mathematician who destroyed Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” graph (which supposedly proved global warming) in the last decade. This year, he takes aim at the latest nonsense, from Marcott et al. On his blog (Climate Audit), he explains how the timing of the data was manipulated – in one case, a dataset … More Steve McIntyre sends another hockey stick alarmist to the penalty box
Watts Up With That found in his inbox the password to a slew of Climategate emails, courtesy of the anonymous whistleblower (who took the pseudonym Mr. FOIA). Humor and political schadenfreude aside (well, almost – I particular like the part where “Reviewer B.” admits, “I don’t think we can say we didn’t do Mann et … More FOIA (the Climategate whistleblower) reveals what caring about the poor really means
The latest attempt by the global warming alarmists to make the Medieval Warming Period disappear came into the crosshairs of Watts Up With That – and ended up looking a lot like the gel torsos on Deadliest Warrior. First up is Don J. Easterbrook, who notices something about the data… Eighty percent of the source data sites … More Another busted hockey stick
The latest desperate attempt by global warming alarmists to seize the political initiative fell apart once again – due to exposure to the outside world. Michael Mann, he of the Nature Trick, is trying to claim that the temperature models really haven’t been exposed as bunk after all. There are only two problems: he uses the … More Will Michael Mann never learn?
An excellent rundown of the myths and their debunkments from Friends of Science (via WUWT). The only thing they missed was the past temperature data manipulation. Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal
Randall Hoven (American Thinker, h/t SDA) caught NASA “adjusting” past data again: A funny thing happened on the way to determining how hot 2012 has been on a global basis: temperatures changed in 1880. … I knew NASA would occasionally update its estimates, even its historical estimates. I found that unsettling when I first heard … More NASA gets caught fudging the temperature record
Australian global warming alarmist Stephan Lewandowski decided he’d had enough of people challenging him with statistical analysis and data issues. So he is drafting a paper that concludes anyone who disagrees with him is crazy. Unfortunately for him, statistical analysis and data issues have felled the report before it even made the rounds of the … More The Big Lewandowski
You may have seen reports that last month in America was “the hottest July on record.” Well, Anthony Watts (WUWT) noticed it, too, and went to work trying to see if, for once, the global warming alarmists got it right. Guess what? They didn’t. In fact, Watts noticed a temperature two-step that in the old … More Hiding the decline, again
Steve McIntyre has spent nearly a decade revealing the mathematical and statistical mistakes – or worse – of the global warming alarmists. In his Climate Audit blog, he exposes yet another example of how the alarmists chose to ignore (again) data that refused to fit the anthropogenic global warming theory. McIntyre details the data manipulation … More Steve McIntyre exposes another global warming alarmist fudge