Category Archives: Originals

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the United States

By | July 26, 2010

In this report, we review the long-term climate history of the United States and find little in the way of evidence that the on-going atmospheric build-up of greenhouse gases (“global warming”) has acted to alter the country’s general climate state. Moreover, what climate changes have occurred over the past century or so have largely been benign (or even… Read More »

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of Oregon

By | July 26, 2010

In this report, we review the long-term climate history of Oregon and find little in the way of evidence that the greenhouse gas build-up in the atmosphere has done much to alter Oregon’s climate. While temperatures have generally appeared to have risen slightly across the state over the past 100 years, they have in fact fallen a bit… Read More »

West Virginia – The State Global Warming Forgot

By | July 21, 2010

A survey of the West Virginia temperature record reveals that temperature anomalies were stable or fell from 1905 to 2009.  Raw data from a set of meteorological stations show cooling at the rate of ?0.6±0.2 ºC/century, while United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) Version 2 adjusted records for the same station set yield no change, 0.0±0.2 ºC/century.  For… Read More »

Progressive Enhancement of Global Temperature Trends

By | July 21, 2010

Recently we shared a story in the Wall Street Pit how NASA has gradually reduced the warm middle 20th century blip and created a more continuous warming. You can see in this 1976 National Geographic graph, a rather significant warm period starting in the 1920s and peaking during the dust bowl era in the United States in the… Read More »

Riding the Heat Waves

By | July 13, 2010

Although I’ve lived in Colorado for 40+ years, Philadelphia is my ancestral home and I keep track of the weather there. Of course, I’m excited about any event that sets records there, and last week’s heat wave set several. Apparently Michael Mann is excited, too, and in his “Victory and Vindication” interview, he said: “Record heat wave in… Read More »

Jim Hansen Reality Check

By | June 5, 2010

Hansen, NOAA NCDC, Hadley CRU/UKMO all have reason to find warmth and verify their scary projections from their tinker toy models despite the many shortcomings found in these models. Hansen has a proven history of manipulating data to come closer to verifying projections.

Ken Cuccinelli v. 810 Academics

By | June 3, 2010

Carr claims Cuccinelli is attempting to “drown out” scientific debate.” Others have accused the AG of conducting a “witch hunt,” engaging in “McCarthyite” tactics, and “restricting academic freedom.” It’s time to clear a few things up.