Cause of hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

by Judith Curry

Rapid warming in the last three decades of the 20th century, they found, was roughly half due to global warming and half to the natural Atlantic Ocean cycle that kept more heat near the surface. When observations show the ocean cycle flipped, the current began to draw heat deeper into the ocean, working to counteract human-driven warming. – Chen and Tung

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No bodies

by Rud Istvan

One of the firmer catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) predictions made by IPCC AR4 WG2 was an alarming increase in species extinctions.

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Institutionalizing Dissent

by Judith Curry

As many have argued, rigorous scientific research requires dissent, or what Robert Merton called “organized skepticism”. Yet it is increasingly the case that some forms of dissent in pharmaceutical research are either absent or unheard. – Justin Biddle

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion.

Mann vs Steyn et al. discussion thread

by Judith Curry

Some interesting developments during the past week.

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Appeals to the climate consensus can give the wrong impression

by Will Howard

“Consensus” means different things to different people — and herein lies the problem.

 

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A precautionary tale: more sorry than safe(?)

by Judith Curry

The unfortunate reality is that efforts to regulate one risk can create other, often more dangerous risks. - Jonathan Adler

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