I wasn't wrong when I said that Anthony Watts is having trouble finding stuff to fill his daily quota. Either that or he's suffering denier fatigue or he's really rattled or his memory is getting much, much worse.
Less than a week ago he wrote about a report that summertime ozone levels in the USA will worsen as global warming kicks in.
The ink is barely dry on the webpage and he's already recycling it. The only difference being that he got it from another website this time and he changed the headline. But the press release is word for word the same. It can't have made much of an impression on Anthony!
May 6 headline: Claim: Climate change threatens to worsen U.S. ozone pollution (archived here)
May 12 headline: Claim: Climate change may worsen summertime ozone pollution (archived here)
What do you reckon? What with recycling stuff from five years ago, now recycling a press release from only six days ago. Must be a WUWT record! (Anthony must be really rattled. I mean who forgets something they posted on their blog only six days ago?)
Here's a link to the paper, which Anthony neglected to provide - both times! And here's an excerpt from the press release as reported on ScienceDaily.com. (Needless to say, Anthony didn't link to a press release either time.)
Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050.
This is because warmer temperatures and other changes in the atmosphere related to a changing climate, including higher atmospheric levels of methane, spur chemical reactions that lead to ozone.
Unless emissions of specific pollutants that are associated with the formation of ozone are sharply cut, almost all of the continental United States will experience at least a few days with unhealthy air during the summers, the research shows. Heavily polluted locations in parts of the East, Midwest, and West Coast in which ozone already frequently exceeds recommended levels could face unhealthy air during most of the summer.It's a long article, which you can read in full here if you want to.
From the WUWT comments
So far no-one else has commented about the rapid recycle cycle. The WUWT-ers are exhibiting climate change fatigue though.
Eustace Cranch says:
May 12, 2014 at 9:03 am
It’s just broadside after broadside now. Rationality abandoned, panic button pushed.
Rhoda is getting on in years and says:
May 12, 2014 at 9:08 am
Damn, 2050 is going to be such a remarkable year. Shame I won’t be around to see it.
Shawn in High River says lots of dots and a few words:
May 12, 2014 at 9:15 am
notice how every projection these days goes into 2050? Wonder why that is……..
Col Mosby says they should be using a Commodore 64, or something:
May 12, 2014 at 9:16 am
Once again comes the bogus claim that superior computing power provides superior modelling.
Update: I just did a refresh and, although the article has now been up for an hour and a half and got more than 30 comments, not one of Anthony's readers has noticed that it's a repeat article. Maybe he's not getting any repeat readers at WUWT these days :)
G. G. Pfister, S. Walters, J.-F. Lamarque, J. Fast, M. C. Barth, J. Wong, J. Done, G. Holland, C. L. Bruyère. Projections of Future Summertime Ozone over the U.S.. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2014; DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020932