Monthly Archives: February 2014

NAS/RS Report on Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

by Judith Curry

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. It is now more certain than ever, based on many lines of evidence, that humans are changing Earth’s climate. – Royal Society

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Berkeley Earth Global

by Steve Mosher

We’ve completed the first draft of our global monthly product.

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Steyn et al. versus Mann

by Judith Curry

Some significant developments in various lawsuits involving Michael Mann

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.
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APS reviews its Climate Change Statement

by Judith Curry

The American Physical Society (APS) is in the process of reviewing its 2007 Climate Change Statement.  The process itself is remarkable, and I’ve been privileged to participate in the process.

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UK-US Workshop Part IV: Limits of climate models for adaptation decision making

by Judith Curry

This post discusses Workshop presentations on the utility of climate models for regional adaptation decisions.

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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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UK-US Workshop Part III: Strategies for robust decision making for climate adaptation

by Judith Curry

This post discusses Workshop presentations on methodologies and application examples of decision analytical strategies to support robust decision making on climate adaptation.

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Magical theories

by Judith Curry

[W]e have a field of sort-of-science in which hypotheses are treated as facts because they’re too hard or expensive to test, and there are so many hypotheses that what journalists like to call “leading authorities” disagree with one another daily. – Gary Taubes

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UK-US Workshop Part II: Perspectives from the private sector on climate adaptation

by Judith Curry

Perspectives on climate change adaptation from Coca Cola, SwissRe, and Acclimatise.

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UK floods in context

by Judith Curry

“If we look at the broader base of evidence then we see things that support the premise that climate change has been making a contribution.” – Dame Julia Slingo

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UK-US Workshop on Climate Science Needed to Support Robust Adaptation Decisions

by Judith Curry

Last week, I was privileged to host the UK-US Workshop on Climate Science Needed to Support Robust Adaptation Decisions.

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Week in review

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Livestock’s long shadow

by Judith Curry

In all, livestock farming produces 8-18% of greenhouse-gas emissions. It is the main contributor to the build-up of nitrogen and phosphorus in the world’s soils, producing too much ammonia (which is caustic), nitrous oxide (a greenhouse gas) and dead zones in oceans (the result of excess phosphorus). – The Economist

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Why is there so much Antarctic sea ice?

by Judith Curry

“It is very likely that the annual Antarctic sea ice extent increased at a rate of between 1.2 and 1.8% per decade between 1979 and 2012.” –  IPCC AR5 

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What scientific ideas are ready for retirement?

by Judith Curry

So, what scientific idea do YOU think is ready for retirement?

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Open thread

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion.