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Spencer & Braswell: Part III

by Judith Curry The story surrounding Spencer & Braswell has gotten more interesting with the pre-publication of the rebuttal paper by Dessler.

Update on Spencer & Braswell: Part II

by Judith Curry Given the substantial number of comments on Part I, I’m starting a new thread to discuss the post by Trenberth, Abraham and Gleick, and Pielke Sr’s response.

Update on the Spencer & Braswell paper

by Judith Curry I have just received notice of some dramatic news re the Spencer & Braswell paper.

Spencer & Braswell’s new paper

by Judith Curry There is much hype and debate surrounding Spencer and Bradwell’s new paper “On the misdiagnosis of surface temperature feedbacks from variations in earth’s radiant energy balance.”   So lets sort through all this.

Public intellectuals in the climate space

by Judith Curry Wanted: disruptive ideas on climate change.

On determination of tropical feedbacks

by Greg Goodman Satellite data for the period surrounding the Mt Pinatubo eruption in 1991 provide a means of estimating the scale of the volcanic forcing in the tropics. A simple relaxation model is used to examine how temporal evolution … Continue reading

‘Warmest year’, ‘pause’, and all that

by Judith Curry So, was 2014 the ‘warmest year’?  Drum roll . . .

What would Charles Keeling think? Science in spite of politics

by Judith Curry Perhaps my experience in studying the Earth, initially with few restrictions and later with increasingly sophisticated interaction with government sponsors and various planning committees, will provide a perspective on this great transition from science being primarily an … Continue reading

Miskolczi discussion thread

by Judith Curry Ferenc Miskolczi has published a new paper on the greenhouse effect that is generating substantial discussion.

Climate blogosphere discussion thread

by Judith Curry How has the terrain of the climate blogosphere changed over the past 5 years?

My week(s) in review

by Judith Curry Some reflections on my recent travels, speaking engagements, and workshops.

What exactly is going on in their heads?

by Judith Curry Some interesting new research on understanding  why there is a lack of public support for the climate change ‘consensus’, the nature of the scientific consensus, and agendas in characterizing the consensus.

NCDC responds to concerns about surface temperature data set

Our algorithm is working as designed. – NOAA NCDC

An alternative metric to assess global warming

by Roger A. Pielke Sr., Richard T. McNider, and John Christy The thing we’ve all forgotten is the heat storage of the ocean – it’s a thousand times greater than the atmosphere and the surface.  – James Lovelock

Week in review

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. .

Five critical questions for the IPCC

by Judith Curry If you had the opportunity to ask 5 critical questions for the IPCC, what would you ask?

Who is on which ‘side’ in the climate debate, anyways?

by Judith Curry Well, if you judge ‘sides’ by what climate scientists have to say about the science, it is getting difficult to tell.

The 97% ‘consensus’

by Judith Curry  Isn’t everyone in the 97%?  I am.  – Andrew Montford

U.S. Senate Hearing “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now”

by Judith Curry There was a big hearing today in the Senate on climate change.

Week in review

A few things that caught my eye this past week

Time varying trend in global mean surface temperature

by Judith Curry “Our results also serve to highlight the importance of Atlantic multidecadal variability in mediating the rate of global warming, and they suggest that these variations deserve more explicit consideration in twentieth century climate simulations and in attribution … Continue reading

Why target Heartland?

Update:  Email from Joseph Bast, President of Heartland Institute, appended at the end of the post. So, imagine you are a climate scientist and climate change ideologue, and want to “take down” the single organization (or individual) that is doing … Continue reading

Week in review 1/7/11

by Judith Curry Here are a few things that caught my eye this past week:

Year in review: 2011

by Judith Curry So, during 2011,  what was interesting and what “mattered” in the climate debate?

A biologist’s perspective on ice ages and climate sensitivity: Part I

by DocMartyn This is the first of a three part presentation where I will attempt to explain the climate of the last 800,000 thousand years, drawing on the role of the biosphere’s response to interstellar dust.