Thursday, February 02, 2012

Science pub talks climate: Rutland Herald Online

Alan Betts of Atmosperic Research in Pittsford will lead a discussion on climate change in Vermont and how to deal with shrinking winters and increasingly floods.

Man who died in Akita avalanche was visiting for cancer treatment - The Mainichi Daily News

"When we were notified about the avalanche, I couldn't believe that it really happened," said Kanda. "Cold weather has continued since late January, causing the surface of accumulated snow to freeze. It may be that a large amount of the new snow that had piled up on the frozen layers collapsed," he added.

Kevin Trenberth the dishonest scientist « Reasonable Doubt on Climate Change

Let’s look at Trenberth et. al.’s statement again : Climate experts know that the long-term warming trend has not abated in the past decade. Does the data in that graph jive with Trenberth’s claim? Not at all. It would seem that climate experts have a real problem here. Nothing in the actual data supports any claim that a warming trend has continued over the past decade.

Northern hemisphere non-Arctic sea ice « the Air Vent

This plot seems to have an artificial step at 1995.  There is a significant satellite switch at that point but I haven’t had time to fully research it.  Despite my fondness for the massively funded Sea Ice group,  I don’t believe right now that it is a non-issue.  Long time readers will remember the step in the UAH RSS data.

Another Reason Why The Three Stooges Pretend The World Began In The 1960s | Real Science

Their livelihoods and reputations depending on lying about the past.

PRELIMINARY January 2012 SST Anomaly Update | Bob Tisdale – Climate Observations

The weekly NINO3.4 SST anomalies for the week centered on January 25, 2012 are still not showing any signs that the La Niña is weakening. They are at -1.12 deg C.

Record Cold Snap Hits Korea

The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast on Wednesday that the morning low would plunge to -17 degrees Celsius in Seoul on Thursday, the month’s coldest since -17.3 degrees on Feb. 11, 1957.

First Order Draft Release IPCC « the Air Vent

David Appell has released a copy of a FOD AR5 chapter.

Here’s how chemistry Nobelist Mario Molina depicts...

Here’s how chemistry Nobelist Mario Molina depicts building, albeit incomplete, image of a human-heated planet.

Living in a glass house: Things Clive Hamilton says at Catallaxy Files

Here he is comparing climate “denialists” to mass-murdering war criminals

Instead of dishonouring the deaths of six million in the past, climate deniers risk the lives of hundreds of millions in the future. Holocaust deniers are not responsible for the Holocaust, but climate deniers, if they were to succeed, would share responsibility for the enormous suffering caused by global warming.

The Sceptical Compass | All Models Are Wrong

whenever I talk about public engagement I bring up the same points:

a) there is a continuous spectrum of viewpoints;

b) a large number of the unconvinced have numerate backgrounds (off the top of my head, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering, geology and finance seem to come up most frequently);

c) for various reasons, they have lost trust in the way we do, or the way we communicate, our science.

Unusual cold snap strikes North India | Weather Events

The death toll in a cold wave sweeping through northern India has risen to around 135, media reports say.

Would You Choose A Plastic Surgeon With A 99% Failure Rate? | Real Science

Is Manhattan underwater? Are we below scenario C? Hansen has proven himself somewhere between grossly incompetent and insane, and he tells us not to listen to these highly accomplished people.

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