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I asked Patrick Moore, in email (identifying myself as a journalist), why he left out of his Congressional testimony the fact that the Sun's intensity is increasing by about 1% every 110 million years -- and so was about 4% lowe

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Today's ENSO Wrap-up by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology estimates a greater than 70% chance an El Nino will develop this summer (Northern hemisphere summer; their winter), although they say it's too early to estimate its strength.Some people are already tryi

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Both UAH and RSS have put up their temperature anomalies for the lower troposphere for March. For UAH the last 5 years are again at a record high, but the difference between them is growing:

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One thing I noticed about the NY Times' response to the response to their coverage of the IPCC WG2 is that they didn't include any deniers or scoffers this time, either in the

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Mark Steyn wrote today:The IPCC's latest report landed this week to a very muted response.The man is outright delusional.Or, more likely, so used to bending the narrative via Islamophobia he thinks it will work with

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"Every great scientific paper is written at the outside edge of what can be known, and deserves to be remembered if there is a nugget of value amid the inevitable confusion." -- Spencer Weart,

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From The Hill, about the IPCC 5AR WG2 report:“I would have been shocked if this would have caused anybody to change what they thought,” said Andy Dessler, a professor of atmospheric science at Texas A

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Someone asked about how sea-level projections for the eastern U.S. seaboard compare to observations.It's only been a few years since the hotspot was detected, but here's how modeled results compare to observations for the period 1992-2002,

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Eli has an interesting post about the troubles North Carolina is having with sea level rise. The eastern U.S.  seaboard is a hotspot for sea level rise

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This is a really important point in Michael Mann's Scientific American article:To my wonder, I found that for an ECS [equilibrium climate sensitivity] of three degrees C, our planet

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From Altaeros Energies:Intended for niche markets, like rural areas and disaster zones. I don't know what it's maximum output is [Update 4/4: Altaeros tells me it's 30 kilowatts for their Alaska project], but the NY Times

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"Those who look only at global temperature trends are like investigators using only eyewitness reports and ignoring fingerprints, video surveillance cameras, social media, and DNA-based evidence. Yet the contrarians continue to repeat their claims using outmoded techniques and data." -- William Nordh

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In the nth-latest response in the chain of countersuits to earlier lawsuits, Mark Steyn Inc's latest filing includesSteyn's counterclaims are simple

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The HadCRUT4 anomaly for February is very low: +0.299°C relative to their baseline of 1961-1990.That's the lowest February anomaly sinc

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Big fan of Kerry Emanuel's "bear in the woods" metaphor http://t.co/UjvXKLfmju pic.twitter.com/uWYI49Is6i— John Cook (@skepticscience) April

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From the NY Times article on the WGII: “I think that dealing effectively with climate change is just going to be something that great nations do,” said Christopher B. Field, co-

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This is a point that tends to get lost in the shuffle, from Climate Science Watch:GDP also does not fully account for humanitarian disasters to poorer countries. Extreme

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And, sure enough, logging above the area of the current landslide appears to have gone beyond the legal limits, into the area that slid, according to a report in The Seattle Times. Yes, but who wants to listen to warnings by pesky scientists, to pay heed to predictions by environmental nags, or allow

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From "An improved mass budget for the Greenland ice sheet," Ellyn M. Enderlin et al, Geophysical Research Letters Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 866–872, 16 February 2014.In the graph below, the black line is overall ice mass lost

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The LA Times says there have been over 100 aftershocks since yesterday's M5.1, but this is the first aftershock larger than M4.0....-------- Original Message --------

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There's more to life than climate change -- such as the genuine scientific revolution going on with the discovery of exoplanets. I have a feature article about them, and some of their properties, in the April issue of Physics World mag

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I don't have any special information about the Pielke Jr/Mann/Trenberth dust-up.... The third of the five stages of grief is "bargaining," and I suppose that's

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Climate science is a religion, some say, with scientists toeing the party line, nothing but slimy leftists intent on world control, only looking for funding of their next grant proposal.Science is always skeptical, others way. It is a critical, open endeavor, a self-correcting process that hones in on the harsh

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This Just In:"Two prominent climate scientists say Roger Pielke Jr., a controversial writer at Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site, sent emails threatening possible legal action in response to their criticism of his findings for the data-driven news site."Pielke says it's "ridicu

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Speaking of drought, John Fleck is on a field trip along the Colorado River, blogging up a storm, flooding the zone and getting his feet wet in all

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About 90 percent of all water diversions from the [Colorado] river went to irrigation. This was highly remunerative. Imperial County alone produced nearly $2 billion in crops and livestock in 2012. Nearly 50 percent of the agricultural diversions in the lower basin went solely toward water-inefficient arid-land

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John Fleck tweeted this picture o

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