Michael Mann Takes Climate Stupid To Dizzying New Heights

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21 degrees above normal? The water is 39 degrees. Apparently  Mikey believes that the normal temperature of the water is 18 degrees F, 10 degrees below the freezing point of seawater.

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The highest anomaly in the region is about 3C.  The man is a genius.

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Mikey’s link shows the water just south of Cape Cod slightly below normal.

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31 Responses to Michael Mann Takes Climate Stupid To Dizzying New Heights

  1. emsnews says:

    So, Boston is the hottest place on earth now???? HAHAHA.

    Hey! It was above freezing briefly today in the sun shine but another blizzard is roaring in…and with it below zero all week long.

    I wish we could arrest these ‘climatologists’ or better still put them to work digging out Boston or my home.

  2. theyouk says:

    It’s late, and I’m tired, but I think you meant that he thinks the normal temperature of the water is 18 degrees F (39 minus 21 equals 18). Which really doesn’t make any difference, as Mike is still plainly an attention whore (no offense intended to real whores, who arguably have a more honest profession than Mike does.)

  3. Slywolfe says:

    Where do his numbers come from?

  4. Anything is possible says:

    Ryan Maue explained this nonsense yesterday :

    Note how he was slimed by Greg Laden for his trouble.

  5. Joe Bastardi says:

    Greg Laden fails to explain the over 20 to 1 ratios responsible for the high amounts, a sign of an abnormally cold atmosphere. 1.07 inches of liquid in Boston is no testament to the “extra water vapor from warm water” idea. 22 plus inches of snow out of it is a testament to the cold

    • Boston snowfall amount has a fairly strong correlation with cold winters

    • R2Dtoo says:

      Water equivalent is a forgotten parameter, but says much about the humidity/snow depth/temperature relationship. In central Canada we get a lot of snow with very little water content. Our predicted 2cm of snow tomorrow will have very little water equivalent at -30C. It is “powder”, and will blow around with the 40-60KM winds. Not a nice day. Thanks for bringing this forward Joe.

  6. Dave N says:

    Any idea about where Wunderground source their Open Sea Buoy info? They don’t keep a history.

    • Gail Combs says:

      If it is Wunderground aka Jeff Masters. Expect it to have a large dollop of propaganda mixed in.

      Remember I caught Masters listing the weather station within walking distance as ‘above freezing and rain’ when we had ~4 inches of snow and it was so cold I had 2 inches of ice form on the 100 gallon water tanks over night. When I called him a liar on his blog he hastily changed the data!

      Now I know why he pedals propaganda.

      Climate Communication is a non-profit science and outreach project supported by grants, including from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Climate Communication operates as a project of the Aspen Global Change Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the scientific understanding of Earth systems and global environmental change…

      WHAT WE DO

      We publicize and illuminate the latest climate research in plain language, making the science more accessible to the public and policy makers.

      Examples include our primer on climate change and our feature on extreme weather and its connections to climate change. We’ve also released a report on heat waves and climate change.
      ← We Assist Journalists
      We Support Scientists →

      And guess who is on the staff of Climate Communication?

      Peter Gleick
      Katharine Hayhoe
      Michael Mann
      Jeff Masters

      Michael Oppenheimer
      Naomi Oreskes
      Jonathan Overpeck
      Benjamin Santer
      Kevin Trenbreth
      Don Wuebbles

      To name just a few.

  7. GeologyJim says:

    Mikey Mann – the Chicken Little of our time

  8. Any narcissistic personality has a huge problem admitting mistakes.
    Not labelling anyone, just stating a trait.

  9. Tom Woods says:

    Looks like they went straight past the post-doctoring climate data and went for a bald-faced lie of actual current data.

  10. Eric Simpson says:

    Mann is an idiot. He and his ilk are calling for divestment of oil and replacement.. with windmills.

    My hotair comment:

    Environmental policy: not so much enviro as mental


    An excerpt:

    Then there were the useless windmills. These bat-blatting, bird-blending eyesores now grimly overshadow close to two-thirds of Scotland’s once-beautiful land mass. Tourist numbers in formerly beautiful areas of the countryside now scarred by this pointless industrialization of the landscape are nosediving.

    The subsidy farms are mincing the birds daily. Soon they will have wiped out all of these noble but fragile constituents in Scotland’s environment, in the name of – er – preserving the environment.

    Don’t get me started on the cost [of the windmills]…

    Before long, as the last eagles flutter to their bloody deaths at the foot of these cruel towers of steel…
    ————— ———– ————
    Here’s a frightful video of a bird (a vulture?) getting sliced up by a windmill, clearly painfully as the downed bird stands up for a bit after thumping to the ground, then totters back down. And it’s a BIG bird! I don’t know how anyone can watch this video and still be for the insane wind turbines. Knock all the windmills down:

    • Dave N says:

      ..and then there’s this:


      Interestingly, a Greenpeace rep is in the story, and is none too happy about the situation.

      • Eric Simpson says:

        Sad. The “bubbling toxic waste” contaminating the Chinese land fields of wheat and corn. So, as far as the Scottish case, both the Scottish and Chinese countryside are being ruined by the windmills. Congress should make a law: all windmills and their parts must be produced in this country, not China, so we can see and experience for ourselves the additional environmental damage the production of these monsters causes.

        From your link:

        This vast, hissing cauldron of chemicals is the dumping ground for seven million tons a year of mined rare earth after it has been doused in acid and chemicals and processed through red-hot furnaces to extract its components. Rusting pipelines meander for miles from factories processing rare earths in Baotou out to the man-made lake where, mixed with water, the foul-smelling radioactive waste from this industrial process is pumped day after day.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Don’t forget that DEAR Judith Curry is PROFITING handsomely from these nasty bat-chomping bird-slicing eco-crucifixes.

      Judith and Peter Webster, a member of the propaganda outfit Aspen Global Change Institute I mentioned above, are owners of CLIMATE FORECAST APPLICATIONS NETWORK, LLC

      Tax payer funded grants via STTR or Small Business Technology Transfer grants.

      Number of Employees: 9
      Woman-Owned?: Yes
      Award Totals:
      Program/Phase Award Amount ($) # of Awards
      SBIR Phase I…….. $100,000.00………….. 1
      (SBIR = Small Business Innovation Research)
      STTR Phase I…….. $150,000.00…………… 1
      STTR Phase II …… $980,932.00 …………… 1

      That is 1.2 million in grants not including the consulting fees the company gets. ” consulting fees” are such an easy way to pay for propaganda without leaving a trail. Muller of Best also has a private consulting company.I wonder if Zeke and the Mosh Pup are on the payroll?

      What is even more interesting is the proposals Judith wrote to GET those grants.

      2012 / STTR / Phase I
      Principal Investigator: Judith Curry, Dr.

      Goals of 80% clean energy production for the United States by 2035 and 20% of the countrys power being supplied by wind energy by 2030 imply nearly a tenfold increase in wind power production. This means that the need for forecast information will extend to longer projection windows with increasing penetration of wind power into the grid and also with diminishing reserve margins to meet peak loads during significant weather events. In addition to more complex issues regarding maintenance planning, energy trading of oil and gas will be influenced increasingly by anticipation of wind generation on timescales of weeks to months, and on longer time scales, future scenarios on decadal time scales are needed to support assessment of wind farm siting, government planning, and the regulatory environment. CFAN will expand upon its hybrid statistical/dynamical forecasting scheme that delivers probabilistic wind forecasts on time scales from one day to seven months to deliver ensemble-based forecasts and extended range outlooks that corrects not only for model bias error, but improves the shape of the distribution to capture low wind and high wind events that are critical forecast targets for wind farms. Collectively, the Phase I evaluation and testing of forecasts on different time scales utilizing our techniques will provide an assessment of the ability to overcome the existing challenges with wind power forecasts on time scales of days to months, as well as provide a framework to improve placement of future wind farm locations. The resulting efforts of a full Phase II project will deliver a wind energy decision support tool solution that would address three key market needs: the ability to forecast reliably at ranges beyond two weeks and at high spatial resolution; better capacity planning forecasts related to extreme or ramp events on scales of days to weeks; effective planning forecasts at decadal time scales that translate accurately for localized sites. The short-term market potential of a resulting Phase II solution is estimated to be in excess of $5M.

      2013 / STTR / Phase II
      Principal Investigator: Judith Curry, Dr.

      This proposal addresses the challenge of providing weather and climate information to support the operation, management and planning for wind-energy systems. There is a growing need for extended range forecast information as wind power increases its penetration into the grid. Future scenarios on decadal time scales are needed to support assessment of wind farm siting, long-term purchase agreements and the regulatory environment. To address this challenge, CFAN has developed a hybrid statistical/dynamical forecasting scheme for delivering probabilistic forecasts on time scales from one day to seven months using what is arguably the best forecasting system in the world (European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, ECMWF). The project also provides a framework to assess future wind power through developing scenarios of inter-annual to decadal climate variability and change. The Phase I project conducted a pilot study for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. The project included: assembly and evaluation of relevant data sets; development and evaluation of an ensemble prediction framework for forecasting regional wind power generation and demand on time scales from days to months; development of strategies to assess long term (decadal) changes to the regional wind power environment; and formulation of an online tool that provides decision makers with actionable information related to wind power forecasts and projections. The proposed Phase II project will further develop the capabilities begun during Phase II and extend the project to include the continental U.S. and offshore regions. The objective is to develop a commercially viable capability for the growing array of diversified users in the wind energy forecast market. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Customers and end-users of these products include wind farm operators, regional power providers, grid system operators, and energy sales and trading. The other target application is assessment of wind energy project feasibility, to select favorable sites where wind is strongest and year-to-year variability is minimized. Customers for such assessments are project owners, government planners, regulatory agencies, and investors.

  11. SMS says:

    Temperature increases due to CO2 are suppose to have increased, arguably, by a modest .6C degrees. That .6 C degrees has morphed into something twenty times (or more) in quantity for alarmists like M. Mann to screech about. This goes to the mind set of someone like Michael Mann. He is not being rational, he is not being scientific.

  12. gator69 says:

    The only thing abnormal about climate or weather is the lunatics shouting about it.

  13. Anto says:

    Mann is a proven vindictive liar, fraud and all round idiot. Even his alarmist colleagues think he’s a tool.

  14. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    Since the real world doesn’t agree with their narrative they have resorted to fiction.

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