by Judith Curry
Some reflections on 2013 are coming online.
I’m sure there will be others over the next few weeks, but here is a starter.
Extreme weather events
A summary of extreme weather events in 2013 is given by the Guardian. In spite of the Guardian’s portrayal, 2013 was a pretty wimpy year for weather and climate extremes.
2013: year from hell
In the Financial Post, Lawrence Solomon has an article For global warming believers, 2013 was the year from hell. Subtitle: Almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the cause of global warming.
Climate change crystal ball(?)
Yale Climate Media Forum has an article 2014 Climate Change Crystal Ball: Upcoming Stories to Keep an Eye On. Subitle: Don’t let likely reports of inaction on Capitol Hill on climate issues fool or distract you: The coming year holds promise for a wide range of significant developments on climate change.
Climate Prat of 2013
Pointman has an amusing, although highly snarky, post entitled Climate Prat of 2013: We Have a Winnah. Quick, take a guess before reading. This post just begs for one entitled Skeptic Prat of 2013.
The poets among the denizens will particularly like this: The entire IPCC Report in 19 illustrated haiku. This is actually pretty good. A teaser:
Big, fast carbon surge. Ice melts, oceans heat and rise. Air warms by decades.
JC comments: My reaction at the close of 2013 is that the climate change topic is seeming a bit boring, although it has arguably been a banner year for skeptics. I will try to drum up some new topics. Usually I have spare time over the holiday break for blogging, but unfortunately this year I have several deadlines looming. In the past when things have seemed boring, some surprising happens, we’ll see.