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  • Cold year: 2014 USA temperature record lows outpace record highs nearly 2-1

    09/03/2014 12:59:11 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/3/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Record temperatures are absolute – no adjusments needed. One of the biggest complaints about climate science has to do with adjustments of temperature data, such as we’ve recently witnessed from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and have been long discussing here at WUWT about what NOAA does to US and global temperature data via techniques such as homogenization which basically swamp pristine station data with questionable data from stations compromised by UHI and micro-site biases. But, record temperatures are absolute, and there is no possible way that any adjustments can be made to such records. Otherwise, they become meaningless. So,...
  • Faulty and False Global Temperature Readings -- Anthony Watts, Meteorologist

    07/21/2014 6:40:58 AM PDT · by Moseley · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Temperature measurements that are the basis for claims of global warming are defective and wrong. That’s the finding of a scientific team led by Anthony Watts. Watts is a meteorologist, editor of “Watts Up With That,” founder of the “Surface Station Project,” and my personal hero for his style and bravado. When global warming alarmists claim that the Earth is warming or that this was the hottest (year, month) ever, they are totaling up readings from rather simplistic, low-budget, small, automated weather stations scattered around the nation and the world. But about 90% of those weather stations violate the officially-published...
  • Scientists manage to study the physics that connect the classical [to] the quantum world

    09/09/2013 4:10:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 9/9/13
    Scientists manage to study the physics that connect the classical the quantum world 10 hours ago Enlarge Principle of the experiment: In the beginning the atom cloud is prepared in an almost perfectly ordered quantum state (symbolized by gray atoms). Over time, this quantum order is lost and disorder spreads through the system with a certain well-defined velocity (symbolized by the mixture of red and gray atoms). This disorder can be associated with the emergence of a temperature. The initial quantum properties are lost only through interactions between the atoms, without any influence from the outside world. How does a...
  • A sound idea to redefine temperature

    07/11/2013 9:04:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 11 July 2013 | Daniel Johnson
    UK scientists want to redefine temperature using the Boltzmann constant, changing the way in which it has been calculated for over 50 years. The group, working at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, published a study today that could make it possible to measure temperature much more accurately in the future.The current definition of temperature relies upon the triple point of water – the state at which water can be ice, liquid and vapour in equilibrium – but this makes accurate measurements of extreme temperatures difficult. The team say that the solution is to link the standard unit of temperature,...
  • Fourteen Is the New Fifteen! (The global warming doomsday cult quietly changed an important number)

    11/28/2012 10:01:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2012 | Arvind Kumar
    According to the leaders of the global warming doomsday cult, the average surface temperature of Earth is 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit), but this is a new value which has quietly replaced the original average of 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). In March 1988, a few months before NASA's James Hansen asserted before the Congress that global warming was in progress, the New York Times quoted him as saying that he used 59 degrees Fahrenheit as the average global temperature to calculate the temperature variations. ***** "One of the scientists, Dr. James E. Hansen of the National Aeronautics...
  • Do marginally higher temperatures mean global warming? Not exactly.

    07/11/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    More to the point, for those who think things are unusually hot this year, particularly this summer, and that somehow is supposed to be proof of disastrous man-made global warming, we beg to differ. Let’s go to a non-weakly source for a more authoritative take. . . .
  • Record High Temperatures - Are You Prepared for Power Grid Failures?

    06/29/2012 9:54:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    Self | June 29, 2012 | Vanity
    With all the news focused on Obamacare, SCOTUS, Fast and Furious, etc., I was just looking at some of the weather forecasts here in Virginia. Remember all the warnings about the effects of shutting down coal plants and the fear that it would potentially cause brown outs or black outs. If they're going to happen this summer, I would think that it's very possible it could happen in the next couple of days. (Hey maybe Obama would even consider martial law to control crime, riots, potential civil unrest in urban areas.) So Freepers have you considered what you would do...
  • Hadley-Crut graph shows temperature trending DOWN

    05/21/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 21MAY2012 | Robert Felix
    Down, down, down.
  • UAH global temperature anomaly – still below the zero line (warming alarmists saddened)

    03/02/2012 9:08:01 AM PST · by Signalman · 3 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/2/2012 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly cooled a little more in February, 2012, again not unexpected for the current La Nina conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean (click on the image for the full-size version):
  • Japan: TEPCO blames high reactor temperature reading on broken thermometer(spiked to 285 C)

    02/13/2012 5:52:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 02/14/12
    TEPCO blames high reactor temperature reading on broken thermometer National Feb. 14, 2012 - 06:40AM JST ( 10 ) TOKYO — A rapidly rising temperature reading at one of the reactors in Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant that sparked fears of another meltdown is probably caused by a broken thermometer, TEPCO said Monday. Scientists have been watching the equipment for around a week as it slowly rose above 35 degrees Celsius that the two other temperature gauges on the No. 2 reactor showed. There were concerns when it exceeded 80 degrees that a spontaneous nuclear reaction had started in the...
  • Independent study confirms global warming exists

    10/25/2011 6:31:44 AM PDT · by cogitator · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 10/24/2011 | Alex Knapp
    "...While climate is certainly an extraordinarily complicated mechanism, the facts keep pointing back to this simple fact of chemistry. Increased CO2 and methane may not be the sole cause of climate change, but it’s definitely a cause and almost certainly a major one. Now, what next? My Forbes colleague Tim Worstall argues that this is a serious situation, but one in which the human race can make “marginal changes and still survive and thrive.” I agree with him on this – as long as we act quickly. The technology is moving at a rapid pace, and the industries are catching...
  • Media Myth Debunked: Almost No Temperature Records Broken in Last Week's 'Record-Breaking Heat'

    07/24/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/24/11 | Noel Sheppard
    All last week, global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat. Problem is, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken: [T]he NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature...shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011. That's right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week's "record-breaking heat." (Snip) As you
  • STOP the "feels like" weather!

    07/23/2011 2:45:57 PM PDT · by donna · 108 replies
    Vanity | 7/23/11 | Vanity
    "The Feels Like Temperatures map show what the outdoor temperature will feel like for the current day." Weather-chicks bring "feelings" to weather reporting! I don't want the weather-chicks telling me how I feel. Just report the scientific facts and let us decide how we feel. Is this a change in reporting to support the global warming agenda? Are they trying to frighten the public? I think so.
  • Climate Confusion: Oklahoma Town Sees 100-Degree Temperature Shift in One Week

    02/21/2011 3:43:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Time ^ | 02/21/2011 | Nick Carbone
    We all think our winter weather is crazy, but one Oklahoma town is truly confounded by Mother Nature's frenzy. Nowata, a tiny town in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, experienced a brutal snowstorm last Thursday that brought an unimaginable (and of course, record-breaking) low temperature of -31°F. Fast forward a week, and Nowata was seeing a summery 75°. In local news reports, residents seemed reluctant to discount Mother Nature's fury even with the historic thaw. They were out on the golf courses and rescuing their cars from the winter grit and grime, but NewsFeed would have also expected the parks...
  • Richard Lindzen: AGW movement driven by money, power and dubious science

    01/18/2011 9:14:32 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    quando ^ | Bruce McQuain
    One of the reasons I constantly ask those who believe in AGW what the “perfect temperature” for the world is and how we can achieve it is I understand that the only constant in the earth’s climate is change. The world’s climate has always been changing in various cycles since its formation. History shows us that we’ve had periods of more CO2 than now, warmer periods than now and neither of the events can be explained away by blaming man. How we got into this scared mode of screaming about gloom and doom if we don’t do something is both...
  • Cold weather really does spread flu(cold dry weather facilitates the virus spread)

    01/10/2011 5:21:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/19/07 | Debora MacKenzie
    Cold weather really does spread flu 12:19 19 October 2007 by Debora MacKenzie Scientists have finally confirmed what your mother knew all along - that flu spreads best in cold, dry weather. As the first few cases of the northern hemisphere's annual flu epidemic are trickling in this week, scientists may finally know why winter is flu season. It appears the virus lasts longer in cold, dry air, and our sluggish, cold-weather mucus cannot clear it out. Astonishingly it has taken until the publication of research this week to settle the basic question about how flu spreads, and why it...
  • Cool summer: L.A. sets more low-temperature records

    07/30/2010 9:07:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies · 1+ views
    LAT ^ | 7/29/2010 | Shelby Grad
    The unusually cool summer continued in Southern California, where several new record-low temperatures were recorded on Wednesday. The 68-degree low at Los Angeles International Airport broke the old record low for the day, which was 70 degrees in 1991. Santa Barbara (68) and San Luis Obispo (69) broke records as well. The temperature at USC, 75, tied the record low set in 1999. UCLA also set a record, 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. While the region saw a heat wave a few weeks ago, temperatures have been gradually going down again as July comes to an end....
  • Temperature Constancy Appears Key to Tropical Biodiversity

    07/25/2010 10:49:50 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 7/22/10
    ScienceDaily (July 22, 2010) — The tropics owe their stunning biodiversity to consistent year-round temperatures, not higher temperatures or more sunlight, according to a novel survey of insect diversity at different latitudes and at different points in the planet's history. The finding, presented this week in the journal Paleobiology by researchers from Harvard University, Simon Fraser University, and Brandon University, may finally answer a question that has dogged scientists for centuries. It also suggests, intriguingly, that the world is likely far less diverse today than it was tens of millions of years ago, when the entire Earth had consistent year-round...
  • April was coolest one since 1999 [Tucson: About that Gore-Bull Warming]

    05/03/2010 5:56:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 480+ views
    This April was the coolest one in Tucson since 1999, the National Weather Service reported Monday. The average temperature for April 2010 was 65.4 degrees, slightly cooler than the normal average April temperature, 66 degrees, the weather service reported. The official recording for rainfall also was slightly below normal. The station at Tucson International Airport received 0.23 inches of rain in April, compared to a normal of 0.28. The temperature still hasn’t officially hit 90 degrees in Tucson, which is very late compared to recent years. Since 2000, the average first 90 degree temperature has been on March 26th. The...
  • How to Never Lose a pro-Global Warming Debate

    02/19/2010 4:37:33 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 20 replies · 962+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 02/19/10 | Rob Binsrick
    This is a fictionalized account of an interview with a Global Warming Blowhard (GWB). Rob Binsrick (RB): Thank you for coming in. Did you have any trouble driving through all the snow on the way to meet with me? GWB: No not really. My Toyota Prius never has trouble moving. It is just stopping that causes me problems sometimes. RB: That’s good. This has been quite a difficult winter for global warming proponents, hasn’t it? GWB: What makes you say that? RB: Well, the record and near-record snowfalls that have beset much of the United States during the wintertime. That...
  • The Next Climate-gate?

    02/10/2010 11:58:16 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 12 replies · 1,105+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The global warming scandal keeps getting worse. Revelations over the few weeks show that many important assertions in the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were based on misquotes and false claims from environmental groups, not on published academic research as it was originally presented. This is on top of the recent mess regarding data, where the three most relied-on data series used by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 assessment report still have not been released. Other data simply never seem to have existed or cannot be provided to other scientists. But probably the most damaging...
  • UN climate chief raises temperature with racy novel ("Return to Almora", "autobiographical?")

    02/08/2010 10:04:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 451+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/10 | Penny MacRae
    NEW DELHI (AFP) – The UN's top climate official, who is at the heart of a controversy over incorrect global warming data, has penned a racy novel which dishes up sex, reincarnation and a real-life Hollywood actress. The debut fiction work is in contrast to the dry academic tomes that 69-year-old Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has previously written. "Return to Almora," .. is laced with steamy references to the sexual urges of the protagonist Sanjay Nath who, like Pachauri, studied engineering. The book also weaves in lectures on the environment and the...
  • Obama agrees to 'cap' the global temperature rise

    12/22/2009 6:59:51 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 34 replies · 908+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/09 | Monte Kuligowski
    Politico reported that, “President Obama and world leaders are on the verge of finalizing a climate deal that caps the global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees,” just before the “Copenhagen Accord” was confirmed. My first thought was: That sounds like something from the Justice League cartoon. After accepting that this lunacy is real life stuff, my second was: I have never read a more arrogant statement in my life. While they were at it maybe they should have agreed to keep the earth on its orbit. Or perhaps they should have agreed to prevent the sun from having its violent...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • No... Seriously... What SHOULD The Earths Temp Be???

    12/17/2009 9:59:54 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 32 replies · 1,235+ views
    While I appreciate the efforts of the President, Al Gore, and all of Hollywood to save Earth from its “fever,” I do have one question: What SHOULD the Earth’s temperature be?
  • University of East Anglia Threw Away Global Warming Raw Temperature Data

    11/29/2009 6:22:23 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 28 replies · 1,433+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    After the leaked email scandal, the University of East Anglia has been forced to admit they threw away the raw temperature data they used to make their predictions of anthropogenic global warming. They claim they only kept the 'adjusted' data. That is one sure-fire way to prevent skeptics from checking your calculations. Based on what programmers have learned from examining the leaked code the University of East Anglia used to calculate the 'Hockey Stick Graph,' their calculations definitely need rechecking.
  • All-time October low recorded in Bavaria

    10/20/2009 5:32:50 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 21 replies · 739+ views
    The Local ^ | 20 Oct 09 | Unk
    Meteorologists on Tuesday morning recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3 degrees Celsius in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.
  • The Dog Ate Global Warming -- What if some key data have been fiddled?

    10/09/2009 11:34:18 PM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies · 2,853+ views
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2009 4:00 AM | Patrick J. Michaels
      Imagine if there were no reliable records of global surface temperature. Raucous policy debates such as cap-and-trade would have no scientific basis, Al Gore would at this point be little more than a historical footnote, and President Obama would not be spending this U.N. session talking up a (likely unattainable) international climate deal in Copenhagen in December. Steel yourself for the new reality, because the data needed to verify the gloom-and-doom warming forecasts have disappeared. Or so it seems. Apparently, they were either lost or purged from some discarded computer. Only a very few people know what really happened,...
  • Stupid ocean buoys fail to support global warming

    05/16/2009 10:59:56 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 21 replies · 2,330+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 16, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Stupid ocean buoys fail to support global warmingThe Argos sensor buoys were deployed in hope of getting better ocean temperature data. This data was to support the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis. The actual result is the buoys have found a slight ocean cooling in the six years they have been deployed. The biggest problem with the Argos sensor buoy findings is the readings fly in the face of major climate change computer models. These models postulate that as much as 80-90 per cent of global warming will result from the oceans warming rapidly then releasing their heat into the atmosphere....
  • How not to measure temperature

    04/09/2009 8:17:53 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 24 replies · 1,914+ views
    I'm surveying climate stations of record around California and documenting their condition as part of a larger project I'm doing. You'll see more about it here in the near future. Today I visited Marysville's Fire Station, just off Hwy 70 at 9th and B Street, where they have the station of record for the city using the MMTS electronic sensor installed by the National Weather Service. The data from this station is part of the USHCN (US Historical Climatological Network) and is used in the computer modeling used to predict climate change. The Marysville station is located behind the fire...
  • Correlation demonstrated between cosmic rays and temperature of the stratosphere

    01/23/2009 11:14:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies · 407+ views
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 2009/01/22 | Anthony Watts
    This offers renewed hope for Svensmark’s theory of cosmic ray modulation of earth’s cloud cover. Here is an interesting correlation published just yesterday in GRL. Cosmic rays detected deep underground reveal secrets of the upper atmosphere Watch the video animation here (MPEG video will play in your media player) Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and led by scientists from the UK’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this remarkable study shows how the number of high-energy cosmic-rays reaching a detector deep underground, closely matches temperature measurements in the upper atmosphere...
  • The Spiritual Temperature of Connecticut and New England

    01/10/2009 3:29:11 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies · 490+ views
    the ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 1/1/09 | DJP I.F.
    The Secular, Liberal, Socialistic Hartford Courant today ran a front page story earlier last year, declaring with some glee that "Many of Us Are Unsure About God."The Hartford Courant is well known for its liberal slant and anti-biblical bias. This front page story was not placed there by accident. It was placed smack dab on the front page to move forward a secular agenda here in Connecticut. A national poll released in June of last year by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that New England States were the most reprobate of all the United States. The...
  • Greenland Ice Core Analysis Shows Drastic Climate Change Near End Of Last Ice Age

    06/19/2008 3:33:44 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 139+ views
    Physorg ^ | 6-19-2008 | University of Colorado
    Greenland ice core analysis shows drastic climate change near end of last ice age Caption: The North Greenland Ice Core Project camp. Credit: NGRIP Temperatures spiked 22 degrees F in just 50 years, researchers say Information gleaned from a Greenland ice core by an international science team shows that two huge Northern Hemisphere temperature spikes prior to the close of the last ice age some 11,500 years ago were tied to fundamental shifts in atmospheric circulation. The ice core showed the Northern Hemisphere briefly emerged from the last ice age some 14,700 years ago with a 22-degree-Fahrenheit spike in just...
  • PRAYER REQ 4 USA MILITARY N IRAQ--7 DAY TEMPS: 115-122*F

    05/12/2008 7:50:26 PM PDT · by Quix · 11 replies · 1,055+ views
    personal email | 12 MAY 08 | Unknown via email
    7-Day Forecast for Baghdad . Iraq Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu 115ºF /89ºF 117ºF /89ºF 120ºF /90ºF 122ºF /91ºF 122ºF /92ºF 121ºF /95ºF 120ºF /95ºF Prayer request ............. According to the weather reports, it is our understanding that it is 122 degrees in Iraq right now -- and the low will be 111! Our troops need our prayers for strength, endurance, and safety.. If it be God's will, give these men and women the strength they need to prevail.
  • Top 11 Warmest Years On Record Have All Been In Last 13 Years

    12/13/2007 4:20:25 PM PST · by blam · 115 replies · 262+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-13-2007 | World Meteorological Organization.
    Top 11 Warmest Years On Record Have All Been In Last 13 Years ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2007) — The decade of 1998-2007 is the warmest on record, according to data sources obtained by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global mean surface temperature for 2007 is currently estimated at 0.41°C/0.74°F above the 1961-1990 annual average of 14.00°C/57.20°F. The University of East Anglia and the Met Office's Hadley Centre have released preliminary global temperature figures for 2007, which show the top 11 warmest years all occurring in the last 13 years. The provisional global figure for 2007 using data from January...
  • A 30,000-year Record Of Sea Surface Temperatures Off South Australia

    08/03/2007 11:57:24 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,318+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-3-2007 | American Geophysical Union
    Source: American Geophysical Union Date: August 3, 2007 A 30,000-year Record Of Sea Surface Temperatures Off South Australia Science Daily — Continental glaciers originating at both poles reached their farthest extent about 20,000 years ago, marking a time known as the Last Glacial Maximum. Comparisons of ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica show that as these glaciers melted, warming occurred in asynchronous stages at the poles. While many northern hemisphere climate records match ice core records from Greenland, few southern hemisphere records exist to compare with ice core data from Antarctica. Calvo et al. analyze a marine core collected off...
  • How Hot Is It? Check the Heat Index

    07/09/2007 1:05:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,030+ views
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | July 8, 2007 | NA
    Parts of the West got blasted last week with triple-digit temperatures. Hot weather hits the East today, with temperatures in Central Park expected to reach the mid-90s. So how hot is too hot before you drop? There’s no one answer, and much depends on age and physical condition. --snip-- The danger zone begins at a heat index of 104 degrees, when, with prolonged exposure, sunstroke, heat cramps or heat exhaustion are likely, and when heat stroke, which can be deadly, is possible. A heat index of 126 or higher is extremely dangerous. And it is not as hard to reach...
  • 15-Year-Old Byrnes Outsmarts NASA’s Global Warming Alarmist James Hansen

    06/07/2007 3:03:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 74 replies · 3,983+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 7, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    On May 18, NewsBusters introduced you to Kristen Byrnes, the fabulous fifteen-year-old from Maine who had torn apart many of the myths purported by the Global Warmingist-in-Chief, soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore, in his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”Now, the Precocious Ponderer from Portland is taking on the scientist that Gore relied on for much of his misinformation, James Hansen of NASA.In her recent report entitled “Houston, We Have a Problem,” Byrnes identified a serious concern with this so-called scientist that many anthropogenic global warming skeptics have been addressing for years (emphasis added throughout): James Hansen seems to have a busy life for someone...
  • Damage from climate change may cost Alaska $10 bln

    05/29/2007 7:19:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,618+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/07 | Mica Rosenberg
    BELIZE CITY (Reuters) - Collapsing bridges, bursting sewer pipes and crumbling roads caused by global warming could cost Alaska up to $10 billion over the next few decades, researchers said. Atmospheric temperatures in the northernmost U.S. state have risen by more than 3 degrees Fahrenheit (around 2 degrees Celsius) over the past five decades, Peter Larsen, a resource economist at the University of Alaska Anchorage, told a climate change conference in the Central American country of Belize. Larsen led a study with a team of engineers to calculate how Alaska will cope with the highest temperatures it has experienced in...
  • Global December-February Temperature Warmest On Record

    03/16/2007 6:41:54 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,159+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-16-2007 | NOAA
    Source: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Date: March 16, 2007 Global December-February Temperature Warmest On Record Science Daily — NOAA reports that February's combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the sixth warmest on record, but a strong El Niño in January helped push the winter to its highest value since records began in 1880. NOAA satellite image of global sea surface temperature anomalies for Jan. 22, 2007. Globally, the winter ocean-surface temperature tied for second warmest in the 128-year period of record. In the U.S., the December 2006-February 2007 winter season had an overall temperature that was near...
  • Boy gets frostbite from barefoot Super Bowl run

    02/07/2007 11:22:28 AM PST · by Just another Joe · 26 replies · 555+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb 6, 2007 | Associated Press
    Boy gets frostbite from Super Bowl run 'A teenager who wanted to continue the family tradition of running around the garden barefoot during halftime of the Super Bowl game has learned a painful lesson.' A teenager who wanted to continue the family tradition of running around the garden barefoot during halftime of the Super Bowl game has learned a painful lesson.It was 17 below zero at halftime Sunday in this city about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and D.J. Brown's dad said it was too cold to continue the tradition. He was treated for second-degree frostbite on both feet at...
  • Deep In Arctic Mud Geologists Find Strong Evidence Of Climate Change

    01/22/2007 10:07:29 AM PST · by cogitator · 41 replies · 712+ views
    TerraDaily ^ | 01/22/2007 | Staff Writers
    Jason P. Briner is looking for an answer buried deep in mud dozens of feet below the surface of lakes in the frigid Canadian Arctic. His group is gathering the first quantitative temperature data over the last millennium from areas in extreme northeastern sections of the Canadian Arctic, such as Baffin Island. Every spring, Briner, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, travels to the region to sample Arctic lake sediments and glaciers and analyzes them to reconstruct past climates. "As paleoclimatologists, we want to study Earth under conditions similar...
  • NOAA REPORTS 2006 WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR U.S. (but not when the new data come out)

    01/09/2007 11:32:42 AM PST · by cogitator · 58 replies · 1,294+ views
    NOAA ^ | January 9, 2007 | NOAA
    Jan. 9, 2007 — The 2006 average annual temperature for the contiguous U.S. was the warmest on record and nearly identical to the record set in 1998, according to scientists at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Seven months in 2006 were much warmer than average, including December, which ended as the fourth warmest December since records began in 1895. (Click NOAA image for larger view of U.S. state temperature rankings for 2006. Please credit “NOAA.”) Based on preliminary data, the 2006 annual average temperature was 55 degrees F—2.2 degrees F (1.2 degrees C) above the 20th...
  • Record high winter temperature set in Moscow

    12/15/2006 4:03:38 PM PST · by WL-law · 21 replies · 777+ views
    rian.ru ^ | 12-15-06 | staff
    MOSCOW, December 15 (RIA Novosti) - A winter maximum temperature record for Moscow was set Friday, the capital's weather bureau said Friday. Friday's maximum of 8.6°C (47.48°F) is the highest winter temperature on record for the Russian capital, the spokesman said. The previous winter record for Moscow was 8.1 °C (46.5°F), set on February 17, 1989. Extreme deviations in weather patterns have been observed before, but over the past decade they have become more and more frequent, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring said. Following near-record low temperatures during last winter's cold spell, which saw the mercury plummet...
  • Hottest Year Since 1659 Spells Global Doom

    12/13/2006 7:42:05 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1,533+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-14-2006 | Roger Highfield
    The hottest year since 1659 spells global doom By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:54am GMT 14/12/2006 Central England sweltered in temperatures that are likely to make this year the hottest since records began in 1659, according to a report published by meteorologists. The findings came as the Paris based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development warned that climate change could devastate the ski resorts of Europe within a few decades. Worldwide, the provisional figures for 2006, using data from January to November, place the year as the sixth warmest in a global record that stretches back to 1850...
  • 'Stripes' And Superconductivity: Two Faces Of The Same Coin?

    12/05/2006 4:04:12 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 684+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-5-2006 | Cornell University
    'Stripes' And Superconductivity: Two Faces Of The Same Coin? Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cornell have made a surprising discovery about the behavior of high-temperature superconductors that could be a further step toward understanding how these valuable materials work. Scanning tunneling microscope photo of the surface of a sample of non-superconducting material. Whether or not the lined pattern seen here corresponds to the "striped" arrangement of electron pairs in the material is still to be determined, according to Cornell physicist J.C. Séamus Davis. (Image courtesy of Cornell University) Previous experiments have shown that in high-temperature superconductors known as cuprates,...
  • Cool down ? you may live longer

    11/07/2006 7:38:34 PM PST · by annie laurie · 17 replies · 631+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 03 November 2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    The refrigerator is used to lengthen the life of your food, and a new study suggests a similar principle could prolong your life, too. Researchers have found that lowering the body temperature of mice by just 0.5?C extends their lifespan by around 15%. In the future, people might be able to take a drug to achieve a similar effect on body temperature and enjoy a longer life, they say. ... Bruno Conti at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, US, and colleagues designed genetically engineered mice with a specific brain-cell defect in a region called the lateral hypothalamus. The...
  • Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures: Natural variations or Global warming?

    09/12/2006 9:18:48 AM PDT · by cogitator · 271+ views
    RealClimate ^ | 09/11/2006
    Only an excerpt, because the full article is heavily linked, and posting just the text here doesn't present it accurately. "An alternative approach to the problem is a formal 'detection and attribution' analysis which seeks to establish the role of a potentially forced signal in the midst of climate 'noise'. This is where the new Santer et al paper comes in. Here, the authors examine the model simulations for the 20th Century that were coordinated for the IPCC AR4 and which now form a very valuable database that can be used in addressing issues such as those which concern us...
  • Global Warming Kicked 2005 Hurricanes Up A Notch

    06/27/2006 9:34:22 AM PDT · by cogitator · 57 replies · 802+ views
    BOULDER, Colorado, June 26, 2006 (ENS) - Global warming created about half the extra warmth in the waters of the tropical North Atlantic that stimulated hurricane formation in 2005, while natural cycles were a minor factor, a new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research demonstrates. The research by world leading climate scientists contradicts recent claims that natural cycles are responsible for the increase in Atlantic hurricane activity since 1995 and adds support to the theory that hurricane seasons will become more active as global temperatures rise. While researchers agree that the warming waters fueled hurricane intensity, they have...
  • Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time

    06/05/2006 8:11:34 PM PDT · by jaime1959 · 24 replies · 9,746+ views
    Clearlight.com ^ | Sept. 2003 | Monte Hieb
    Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time