Category Archives: Climate change impacts

Is climate change the culprit causing California’s wildfires?

by Larry Kummer

We’re told that climate change caused or intensified California’s wildfires — and that such fires are getting worse. As usual for such scary stories, these claims are only weakly supported by science — except for the ones that are outright fabrications.

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Estimating the cost to America of damage from climate change in the 21st century

 

by Larry Kummer, originally posted at the Fabius Maximus website.

Another peer-reviewed paper predicting disaster from climate change by misrepresenting and exaggerating the science. We can still learn much from it.

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A beneficial climate change hypothesis

by Rud Istvan

A novel hypothesis on the role of CO2 in the technological transition from hunter/gatherers to sedentary agriculture.

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Will the Oroville Dam survive the ARkStorm?

by David Hagen

Should California plan for permanent drought or climate persistence?

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The ‘threat’ of climate change

by Judith Curry

A major disconnect in the discourse surrounding climate change is interpretation of the ‘threat’ of climate change.

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Sea level rise, acceleration and the closure problem

by Rud Istvan

There is no doubt that interglacials change sea level (SL). And that sea level rise (SLR) can be dramatic on millennial interglacial time scales.

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Assessment of Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry

Some new analyses are shedding some light on deficiencies in the approach to estimate the social cost of carbon.

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