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APS discussion thread

by Judith Curry This thread is running parallel to APS members comment on climate change statement, which is open only to APS members.

APS members comment on climate change statement

by Judith Curry The battle over the American Physical Society draft Statement on Climate Change is heating up.

Draft APS Statement on Climate Change

by Judith Curry The American Physical Society has released its draft Statement on Climate Change to the APS membership.

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.

Ice sheet collapse?

by Rud Istvan One of the catastrophes associated with anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) is a rising sea.     Is the projected rise and rate unprecedented? Will it be catastrophic?                           … Continue reading

Ehrlich & Ehrlich: Can a global collapse of civilization be avoided?

by Judith Curry Earlier dire predictions have been made in the same mode by Malthus  on food security, Jevons on coal exhaustion, King  & Murray on peak oil, and by many others. They have all been overcome by the exercise … Continue reading

COVID-19: why did a second wave occur even in regions hit hard by the first wave?

By Nic Lewis  Introduction Many people, myself included, thought that in the many regions where COVID-19 infections were consistently reducing during the summer, indicating that the applicable herd immunity threshold had apparently been crossed, it was unlikely that a major … Continue reading

Biden Administration II

by Judith Curry Just as everyone was heaving a sigh of relief that 2020 is over, 2021 is providing some fresh craziness.

Looking forward: new technologies in the 2020’s

by Judith Curry Looking ahead towards new energy technologies, plus my own saga and rationale for transitioning my personal power generation and consumption.

Cultural motivations for wind and solar renewables deployment

by Andy West “For me the question now is, now that we know that renewables can’t save the planet, are we going to keep letting them destroy it?”. – Michael Schellenberger

U.S. election discussion thread

by Judith Curry No words.

New confirmation that climate models overstate atmospheric warming

by Ross McKitrick Two new peer-reviewed papers from independent teams confirm that climate models overstate atmospheric warming and the problem has gotten worse over time, not better.

New paper suggests historical period estimates of climate sensitivity are not biased low by unusual variability in sea surface temperature patterns

By Nic Lewis An important new paper by Thorsten Mauritsen, Associate Professor at Stockholm University[i] and myself has just been accepted for publication (Lewis and Mauritsen 2020)[ii]. Its abstract reads:

Covid discussion thread: Part X

by Judith Curry Latest roundup of interesting articles.  I’m running out of steam on this topic, here are some random articles I’ve flagged over the last few weeks.

The progress of the COVID-19 epidemic in Sweden: an analysis

By Nic Lewis The course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden is of great interest, as it is one of very few advanced nations where no lockdown order that heavily restricted people’s movements and other basic freedoms was imposed. As … Continue reading

Did lockdowns really save 3 million COVID-19 deaths, as Flaxman et al. claim?

By Nic Lewis Key points about the recent Nature paper by Flaxman and other Imperial College modellers

Mass spectrometry and climate science. Part I: Determining past climates

by Roland Hirsch Mass spectrometry is essential for research in climate science.

Covid discussion thread: Part VIII

by Judith Curry Interesting papers that I’ve recently spotted

Culturally-determined response to climate change: Part III

by Andy West Climate change affirmative responses to all survey questions are culturally determined, and across National Publics related to religiousity.  Cultural attitudes inappropriately push climate policy.

COVID discussion thread VI

by Judith Curry A roundup of interesting articles on COVID-19.

In favor of epistemic trespassing

by Judith Curry On the importance of expertise from other fields for COVD19 and climate change.

COVID-19: Updated data implies that UK modelling hugely overestimates the expected death rates from infection

By Nic Lewis Introduction There has been much media coverage about the danger to life posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. While it is clearly a serious threat, one should consider whether the best evidence supports the current degree of … Continue reading

CoV discussion thread

by Judith Curry Some articles I’ve flagged, plus emails I’ve received.

Australian fires: Climate ‘truth bomb’?

by Alan Longhurst Recipe for Australia’s climate ‘truth bomb’:  dubious manipulations of the historical temperature record, ignorance of the climate dynamics of the Southern Hemisphere, and ignorance of Australia’s ecological and social history.

Analysis of a carbon forecast gone wrong: the case of the IPCC FAR

by Alberto Zaragoza Comendador The IPCC’s First Assessment Report (FAR) made forecasts or projections of future concentrations of carbon dioxide that turned out to be too high.