Tagged: Treadgold

Arctic sea ice forecast: it’s going to be tough to stay cool - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 12, 2012

Bad news from the Arctic is piling up as we head into the last few weeks of the melting season. The various measures of sea ice area, volume and extent are plummeting towards a new record minimum. I have therefore reviewed the history of Arctic sea ice melting seasons since 2007, and compiled my own [...] … Read More

Greenland’s extraordinary summer #2: still melting - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 07, 2012

Greenland’s extraordinary summer is far from over. The ice island that broke off the Petermann glacier tongue last month — now dubbed PII-2012 — is edging its way out into the Nares Strait between Greenland and Ellesmere Island, as this satellite image, snipped from NASA’s fabulous daily Arctic Mosaic shows. For updates on events in [...] … Read More

Shang a de Lange - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 03, 2012

Much exercised by the question of ocean warming, New Zealand’s most litigious temperature savant posts excerpts from an article on the subject, and thanks Waikato University’s Willem de Lange for introducing him to this “really clear treatment of ocean warming and ocean-atmosphere interaction”. Two things are interesting about Treadgold’s post, and neither has anything to [...] … Read More

Still warmin’ after all these years (Prat watch #5.6) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 30, 2012

Courtesy of Texas state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, a very nice graphical demonstration of why “warming” hasn’t stopped in the last decade (or two). Nielsen-Gammon took the GISS global temperature series, classified years as El Niño dominated, neutral, or La Niña, excluded the influence of the Pinatubo-cooled years in the early 90s, and then calculated the [...] … Read More

Who is committing fraud here? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 16, 2012

Richard Treadgold, whose blog Climate Conversations appears to be the sole active NZ blog devoted entirely to climate change denial, is rehashing an old argument (See Well, where’s your evidence, Renowden?). He claims: “Global warming has not happened for about … Continue reading → … Read More

Cuckoo cocoon (Prat Watch #5.5) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 16, 2012

Something stirred inside the carefully cultivated cocoon of ignorance at Richard Treadgold’s Climate “Conversation” blog, but I don’t think it was the butterfly of understanding preparing to inflate its wings. Something much more subterranean, I suspect. Needled by my post about said cocoon (namely, Treadgold’s insistence that “global warming has not happened for about 15 [...] … Read More

Prat Watch #3: through the looking glass - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 15, 2012

Sunday morning laughs: over at his Climate Conversation Club, Richard “no warming in NZ” Treadgold fulminates about about the contents1 of a stolen email: Appalling. It’s a free world, so even the “leaders” in climatology are entitled to express the opinion they like. But I draw attention to those who willingly follow these atrocious examples. [...] … Read More

Prat Watch #1: columnated ruins domino - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 12, 2011

Being the first in an occasional series in which we monitor the wilder excesses of climate denial. Warning: reading and/or viewing the original material referenced herein may cause uncontrollable mirth. Hot Topic accepts no responsibility for any adverse effects that may result, but recommends a good micro fibre cleaning cloth for removing coffee/tea/wine from computer [...] … Read More

The gullible leading the credulous (with a sting in the tale) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 03, 2011

One for the “It would be big news if it were true” file — according to John O’Sullivan (see So Many Lies — And The Liar Who Tells Them) a Japanese satellite has discovered that CO2 emissions from the world’s least developed countries are greater than from industrial nations. Here’s how he describes the discovery [...] … Read More