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Michaels’ controversial testimony: Part III

by Judith Curry Pat Michaels’ frequent collaborator, Chip Knappenberger, has written an extended post on MasterResource that is a follow up to Michaels’ testimony and Climate Etc. previous two threads.  Chip has given me permission to repost in entirety at … Continue reading

The most amazing greening on Earth

by Patrick J. Michaels We’ve long been fond of showing the satellite evidence for planetary greening caused by increasing carbon dioxide, particularly the work of Zhu et al.(2016):

The Hansen forecasts 30 years later

by Ross McKitrick and John Christy Note: this is a revised version to correct the statement about CFCs and methane in Scenario B. How accurate were James Hansen’s 1988 testimony and subsequent JGR article forecasts of global warming? According to a laudatory … Continue reading

Week in review – science edition

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

Manufacturing consensus: the early history of the IPCC

by Judith Curry Short summary: scientists sought political relevance and allowed policy makers to put a big thumb on the scale of the scientific assessment of the attribution of climate change.

Reviewing the Climate Science Special Report

by Judith Curry Calling on CE Denizens to review the Climate Science Special Report:  nominate an official reviewer, or participate in the CE Crowdsourced Review.

Alarm about alarmism

by Judith Curry The climate change debate has entered what we might call the “Campfire Phase”, in which the goal is to tell the scariest story. – Oren Cass (twitter)

National Climate Assessment and the Trump administration

The National Climate Assessment must be redirected or terminated by Patrick J. Michaels Periodic National Assessments of the effects of climate change on the U.S. are mandated by the 1990 Global Change Research Act. The next Assessment Report is scheduled to … Continue reading

The radically fragmented and decentralized age of information

by Judith Curry Why real nobodies are more powerful than repressed somebodies.

Will the Oroville Dam survive the ARkStorm?

by David Hagen Should California plan for permanent drought or climate persistence?

Shifting sands of the climate debate

by Judith Curry Insiders are out; and outsiders are becoming the insiders.

State of the blog discussion thread

by Judith Curry Time to reflect on the blog.

Week in review

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

2015 → 2016

by Judith Curry Ringing in the New Year at Climate Etc.

Climate models versus climate reality

by Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger Perhaps the most frank example of the growing disconnection between forecast and observed climate change was presented by University of Alabama’s John Christy to the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness Committee of … Continue reading

Decision making under uncertainty – maximize expected social welfare

by  -1=e^i pi Expected social welfare maximization is where you try to obtain the set of parameters (such as climate change policies) that will maximize the expected value of a social welfare function.

JC op ed: the politics surrounding global temperature data

by Judith Curry My op-ed in Fox News:  Is government tinkering with global warming data?


by Judith Curry Two new books on lukewarming have recently been published.

On Trial: Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry The Social Cost of Carbon is on trial in Minnesota.


by Judith Curry You have signed the death warrant for science. – Peter Webster

Week in review – science edition

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

Has NOAA ‘busted’ the pause in global warming?

by Judith Curry A new blockbuster paper published today by NOAA: These results do not support the notion of a “slowdown” in the increase of global surface temperature.   Color me ‘unconvinced.’

Observational support for Lindzen’s iris hypothesis

by Judith Curry  It’s nice to see that our ‘discredited’ theory doesn’t seem to go away. – Richard Lindzen

Did human-caused climate change lead to war in Syria?

by Chip Knappenberger and Pat Michaels Understand climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world. It’s now believed that drought and crop failures and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended … Continue reading

What would it take to convince you about global warming?

by Judith Curry If the objective is to change public opinion, then changing elite opinion is a necessary prerequisite. In fact, I would say necessary and sufficient. I don’t think you need to win a war on talk radio to … Continue reading