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Forest climate and condensation

by Douglas Sheil

Despite major investments in incorporating land cover in climate simulation models, much remains uncertain, especially concerning the influence of land-cover change on cloud cover and rain.

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El Nino watch

by Judith Curry

All eyes are on the tropical Pacific Ocean

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion.

Are academia and publishing destroying scientific innovation?

by Judith Curry

It is alarming that so many Nobel Prize recipients have lamented that they would never have survived this current academic environment. What are the implications of this on the discovery of future scientific paradigm shifts and scientific inquiry in general?

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EconTalk: Christy and Emanuel

by Judith Curry

John Christy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about climate change.

 

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Growth versus sustainability

by Judith Curry

Is economic growth sustainable?  Is it desirable?

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Nate Silvers’ 538: inconvenient statistics

by Judith Curry

If Silver’s data-drive approach gets in the way of your political aims, so much the better. – Michael Brendan Dougherty

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UK-US Workshop Part V: Broadening the portfolio of climate information

by Judith Curry

This post discusses Workshop presentations on broadening the portfolio of climate information for use in regional adaptation decisions.

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AAAS: What we know

by Judith Curry

[W]e present key messages for every American about climate change. – AAAS

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Bonfire of insanity

by Judith Curry

Biomass pellets transported from North Carolina, U.S. are shipped 3800 miles to the UK and burned in Drax power station.  Drax is switching to pellets as it is deemed ‘carbon neutral’,  even though it belches out more CO2 than coal.  - from David Rose

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California drought in context

by Judith Curry

A changing climate means that weather-related disasters like droughts, wildfires, storms [and] floods are potentially going to be costlier and they’re going to be harsher. – President Obama

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John Kerry’s remarks on climate change

by Judith Curry

The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand. We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.  And in a sense, climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction. – John Kerry

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion.

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Forthcoming Senate EPW Hearing on President’s Climate Action Plan

by Judith Curry

The Hearing is scheduled for Jan 16, and I have been tapped to testify.

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IPCC AR5 weakens the case for AGW

by Judith Curry

Evidence reported by the IPCC AR5 weakens the case for anthropogenic factors dominating climate change in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

Best wishes to all for the New Year!

JC interview on EconTalk

by Judith Curry

My interview with Russ Roberts of EconTalk is now online.

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion.

US Climate Variability and Predictability Program Science Plan

by Judith Curry

The US CLIVAR Program has published a Science plan that provides a roadmap for the next 15 years [link].

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics into discussion; this thread will be more lightly moderated than topical threads.

Blog commenting policy

by Judith Curry

It’s time for a discussion on blog commenting policy and moderation.

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Social cost of carbon: Part II

by Judith Curry

Climate change is an externality that is global, pervasive, long-term, and uncertain–but even though the scale  and complexity of this externality is unprecedented,  economic theory is well equipped for such problems–and advice based on rigorous economic analysis is any way preferred to wishy-washy thinking. – Richard Tol

Integrated Assessment Model-based analyses of climate policy create a perception of knowledge and precision, but that perception is illusory and misleading. - Robert Pindyck

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye the past few days.

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