Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Frequency Of Record Setting Temperatures Have Sharply Declined In The US | Real Science
The number of all-time record daily maximum temperatures set or tied* per year has dropped almost in half since the 1930s, for all stations which have been continuously active during the period.
Global warming is ‘no longer a planetary emergency’ | Watts Up With That?
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, reporting from Erice, Sicily

ERICE, SICILY – It’s official. The scare is over. The World Federation of Scientists, at its annual seminars on planetary emergencies, has been advised by its own climate monitoring panel that global warming is no longer a planetary emergency.
Urban Heat Island - could it account for much of the century scale warming attributed to AGW?
The real climate signal is in the well sited stations in rural areas. Instead of using these stations to adjust down the urban heat contaminated stations like DSM, the process of homogenization spreads the warmth to the good stations.
Hot Days In Sharp Decline In The US | Real Science
The number of of 90ºF days in the US is down 20% since the 1930s, with 2013 having the fewest in over a century. 2013 totals are not final, but are unlikely to pass 2009, which was the second mildest year.
Judith Curry and Kevin Trenberth: Equal Time on NPR | The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media
“An interesting and complicated person” is how Harris described Curry in a phone call interview days after the two pieces aired on August 22 and 23 respectively. He said his goal in the interview with Curry was to do not so much a profile of what NPR described as the “controversial scientist” as an exploration of her points of view that make her something of “an outcast these days in the world of climate science.”

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