Category Archives: Commentaries Essays

James Annan on 2.5 deg C

By | January 3, 2008

I’ve been seeking an engineering-quality exposition of how 2.5 deg C is derived from doubled CO2 for some time. I posted up Gerry North’s suggestion here , which was an interesting article but hardly a solution to the question. I’ve noted that Ramanathan and the Charney Report in the 1970s discuss the topic, but these are hardly up-to-date… Read More »

In 2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm

By | January 2, 2008

I’d like to wish you a happy New Year, but I’m afraid I have a different sort of prediction. You’re in for very bad weather. In 2008, your television will bring you image after frightening image of natural havoc linked to global warming. You will be told that such bizarre weather must be a sign of dangerous climate… Read More »

Comments on the Weblog by Andrew C. Revkin Entitled “Climate Consensus ‘Busted’?”

By | December 31, 2007

There is a weblog on the New York Times weblog Dot Earth on December 20, 2007 by Andrew C. Revkin entitled “Climate Consensus ‘Busted’?”. Mr Revkin is a talented reporter; however, he clearly suspends his capabilities when he writes: “In science, what is more important than any individual study or collection of papers (particularly if assembled by someone… Read More »

The Hebrew University debate on Global Warming

By | December 31, 2007

On Sunday last week, a global warming debate was held at the Hebrew University, in front of a large public audience. The speakers included myself, and Prof. Nathan Paldor from the HU, on the so called sceptic side, and Prof. Dan Yakir (Weizmann) and Prof. Colin Price (Tel-Aviv Univ.) on the anthropogenic greenhouse gas (AGHG) side.

Warmer Seas But No Change in Hurricane Intensity?

By | December 21, 2007

We have visited this topic repeatedly over the past five years (e.g., here[1] and here[2]), and here we go again given the latest news. Every self-respecting presentation about global warming includes a claim that hurricanes are becoming more intense, and if you don’t believe it, you will be treated to images of the Katrina disaster as the final… Read More »

Has Global Warming Stopped?

By | December 20, 2007

The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 and every year since 2001. Global warming stopped? Surely not. What heresy is this? Haven’t we been told that the science of global warming is settled beyond doubt and that all that’s left to the so-called skeptics is the odd errant glacier that… Read More »

Bali Who?

By | December 19, 2007

Ten years ago, as the 1997 Kyoto Agreement was about to be signed, the Senate on a 95-0 vote passed a resolution stating that the United States should not be a signatory to any Climate Change or Kyoto negotiations that "mandate new commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the Annex I Parties"–then 37 industrial nations–"unless… Read More »

Year of Global Cooling

By | December 19, 2007

Al Gore says global warming is a planetary emergency. It is difficult to see how this can be so when record low temperatures are being set all over the world. In 2007, hundreds of people died, not from global warming, but from cold weather hazards.