Search Results for: extreme event attribution

Heat waves and hot air

by Judith Curry Heat waves are the new polar bears, stoking alarm about climate change.  Climate scientists addressing this in the media are using misleading and/or inadequate approaches.  How should we approach assessing whether and how much manmade global warming … Continue reading



by Judith Curry Politics versus science in attributing extreme weather events to manmade global warming.

Held v Montana Climate Lawsuit

by Judith Curry My reflections on the Held v Montana Climate Lawsuit – the inside story, my written expert report and why I didn’t testify at the trial.  Don’t believe the PR about this case from Our Children’s Trust, which … Continue reading

Hurricanes & climate change: recent U.S. landfalling hurricanes

by Judith Curry An assessment of whether any of the impacts of recent  U.S. landfalling hurricanes were exacerbated by global warming.

Climate Change: A Curious Crisis

by Iain Aitken As explained in my new eBook, Climate Change: A Curious Crisis, the climate change ‘debate’ has long-since become a Manichaean, deeply polarized, ‘you are either with us or against us’ war of words in which both sides … Continue reading

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability

by Judith Curry I recently participated in a Technical Conference sponsored by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).


by Judith Curry Politics versus the data versus communicating science.

The blame game

by Judith Curry How the ‘blame game’ gets in the way of solving complex societal problems.

Public ClimateBall

by Andy West Although a game played on a relatively tiny stage, ClimateBall™ points to fundamental processes, which across the vastly larger global public stage and involving billions of meme transactions annually, have caused the emergence of a cultural belief-system … Continue reading

The Sun-Climate Effect: The Winter Gatekeeper Hypothesis (IV). The climate shift of 1997

by Javier Vinós & Andy May “These shifts are associated with significant changes in global temperature trend and in ENSO variability. The latest such event is known as the great climate shift of the 1970s.” Anastasios A. Tsonis, Kyle Swanson … Continue reading

Cancel culture in climate change

by Robert Wade A microcosm on the ‘morality’ of cancel culture: the aborted conference on ‘Global Warming: Mitigation Strategies’, hosted by the Italian scientific academy the Lincei.

Canceling the AMO

by Judith Curry Conclusion from Michael Mann’s new paper:  “We conclude that there is no compelling evidence for internal multidecadal oscillations in the climate system.”

CO2 sensitivity: the polar solution

by Alan Longhurst Natural climate variability in the polar regions.

Re-evaluating the manufacture of the climate consensus

by Judith Curry A new book by Oppenheimer, Oreskes et al. entitled ‘Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy‘ makes a case against consensus seeking in climate science assessments.

Two more degrees by 2100!

by Vaughan Pratt An alternative perspective on 3 degrees C?

‘Alarmism enforcement’ on hurricanes and global warming

by Judith Curry I used to be concerned about ‘consensus enforcement’ on the topic of climate change.  Now I am concerned about ‘alarmism enforcement.’

3 degrees C?

by Judith Curry Is 3 C warming over the 21st century now the ‘best estimate’?  A reframing of how we think about climate change over the 21st century, and my arguments for 1 C.

Plausible scenarios for climate change: 2020-2050

by Judith Curry A range of scenarios for global mean surface temperature change between 2020 and 2050, derived using a semi-empirical approach. All three modes of natural climate variability – volcanoes, solar and internal variability – are expected to act … Continue reading

Attribution of extreme weather events?

by Judith Curry The National Academies has published a new report:  Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change.

Hurricanes and Climate Change: Attribution

by Judith Curry Part II:  what causes variations and changes in hurricane activity?

Early 20th century global warming

by Judith Curry A careful look at the early 20th century global warming, which is almost as large as the warming since 1950.  Until we can explain the early 20th century warming, I have little confidence IPCC and NCA4 attribution … Continue reading

Climate scientists’ pre-traumatic stress syndrome

by Judith Curry It’s getting worse.

Don’t overhype the link between climate change and hurricanes

by Judith Curry Doing so erodes scientific credibility — and distracts from the urgent need to shore up our vulnerability to storms’ impacts.

Cliff Mass: victim of academic political bullying

by Judith Curry There is a disturbing story coming out of the University of Washington surrounding Cliff Mass.

1.5 degrees

by Judith Curry The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C  is now published [link].