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Watts eating Anthony

Posted in Amusements, Climate, Deniers, Reality Based on October 23, 2011 by solenadon

Apparently Anthony Watts helped fund a study on the supposed “Heat Island Effect”.  According to Watts, this effect caused questionable temperature anomolies that confused professional climatologists, among other claims.

Well, now that study is in, and as pointed out in the following link, it shows that the Heat Island effect doesn’t do what he claimed it did.  In fact, this report shows that Climate change is happening…

 

Hey Anthony: Watts up with this? | The Zingularity.

 

Anthony’s response…

I consider the paper fatally flawed as it now stands, and thus I recommend it be removed from publication consideration by JGR until such time that it can be reworked.

Sounds like sour grapes on Anthony’s part…or maybe he’s scared of losing his denier funding (speculation, of course).

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An example of what could happen if creationists get in power

Posted in Climate, Creationism, Deniers, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on October 17, 2011 by solenadon

This article points out that officials appointed by Prez candidate Rick Perry censored and modified parts of a scientific report that they didn’t agreee with.  It looks like these were censored/modified strictly for potlitical reason, not for anything based in reality.

Rick Perry officials spark revolt after doctoring environment report | Environment | The Guardian.

 

I guess he was hoping prayer would help cut the budget

Posted in Amusements, Climate, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on September 7, 2011 by solenadon

An explaination as to why Gov. Perry held the prayer meeting in April…

Texas cut fire department funding by 75 percent this year | Raw Replay.

He was passing the buck…

I prefer to think of these as God’s “junk shots”

Posted in Amusements, Climate, Watching the elephant on September 6, 2011 by solenadon

As PZ pointed out, Gov. Perry had a three day prayer fest in April in an attempt to stop a drought.  4 months later, drought is worse than ever…

Why isn’t this an example of the falsification of the power of prayer? | Pharyngula.

In the meantime, Irene goes up the East coast, Katia is turning back to the Atlantic, and Lee taunted Texas before heading up through Louisiana.

Perhaps his prayers have been answered., but the deity just has bad aim.

What’s wrong with Watts: Watts Vs. Watts

Posted in Amusements, Climate, Reality Based on May 13, 2011 by solenadon

From Deltoid…apparently when Anthony Watts does some actual research he contradicts his climate denialist roots.

Funny, actually…

Anthony Watts contradicted by Watts et al : Deltoid.

The sound of climate change denialists spinning

Posted in Climate with tags , on November 24, 2008 by solenadon

via small dead animals: The Sound Of Settled Science

It would seem that Kate Macmillan and the denizens of the aforementioned blog are all in a tizzy.  It seems that they have found yet another photo of a badly placed “official” station and that this is just more proof that the lefties want to destroy capitalism as we know it.

She links to this site http://gallery.surfacestations.org/main.php?g2_itemId=39629&&g2_fromNavId=xa6c84115&g2_GALLERYSID=065e5a1424c5698d71d429c4f647d7b7

and repeats the claim that this is an Official NOAA climate station.

But something is missing…proof that this is the OFFICIAL NOAA Climate station, and not a volunteer weather station as indicated on page 13 of this document…

http://mcc.sws.uiuc.edu/FORTS/histories/NE_Fairbury_Doty.pdf

But this is not the first time Kate et. al. have done this.  One of her favorite activities is tracking down badly placed weather stations (they are out there) and posting about them.  The implication is that since there are some badly placed station, all weather information gathered anywhere cannot be trusted, therefore Global warming is not happening.

This allows them to ignore ice shelves breaking off, the Arctic being almost ice free for the first time in historic times, and in particular the rise in the global temperature average.