Monthly Archives: June 2011

Climate Change, Extreme Weather Linked(?) at Last

by Judith Curry

The title for this post comes from a post at Pew Climate, highlighting a big three-part series featured on ScientificAmerican.com  to explain the link between climate change extreme weather.

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Critique of the HADSST3 uncertainty analysis

by Judith Curry

On the previous sea surface temperature thread, I stated “Do you for one minute believe that the uncertainty in global average sea surface temperature in the 19th century is 0.3C? I sure as heck don’t.” Sharper00 challenged me to further support this statement, which provides the motivation for this thread along with the recent release of the latest version of the Hadley Centre SST dataset (HADSST3).

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Mooney on Kahan on Skeptics

by Judith Curry

Chris Mooney has a new post up entitled “A little knowledge: why the biggest problem with climate skeptics may be their confidence.”  Mooney’s post responds to Kahan et al.’s new study entitled “The tragedy of the risk-perception commons: culture conflict, rationality conflict, and climate change.

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On meeting 80% of the world’s energy supply by renewables

by Roger Caiazza

The lead statement to the IPCC press release announcing their renewables report stated “Close to 80 percent of the world’s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling policies a new report shows.” I believe that the only way this could happen is if there were multiple miracles but don’t take my word for it.  Do you your own analysis.

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Unknown and uncertain sea surface temperatures

by Tony Brown

Over the years I have become intrigued at the manner in which historic surface temperature records- that were never intended to be more than a broad reflection of the micro climate around them- have been used as if they were highly accurate scientific data and subsequently used to inform policy. I have written two articles about their historic accuracy, both of which can be accessed through this link.

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Dueling grandchildren

by Judith Curry

I am visiting my 9 month old granddaughter Clara this week, which provides motivation for this post about intergenerational equity and justice.

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Week in Review 6/26/2011

by Judith Curry

Here are a few things that I think are worth discussing from the past week.

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