It is widely alleged that the science of global warming is “settled”. This implies that all the major scientific aspects of climate change are well understood and uncontroversial, and that scientists are now just mopping up unimportant details. The allegation is profoundly untrue: for example the US alone is said to be spending more than $4 billion annually… Read More »
The IPCC would have us believe that its reports are diligently reviewed by many hundreds of scientists and that these reviewers endorse the contents of the report. An analysis of the reviewers’ comments for the scientific assessment report by Working Group I show a very different and very worrying story.
Trumpets were blaring at the Washington Post when, on the front page of the January 10th, 2007 edition of the paper, they proclaimed “Climate Experts Worry as 2006 is Hottest year on record in U.S.” The Post was relying on temperature data supplied to them from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).
Whenever it is hot and dry in the western United States, the frequency and intensity of wildfires there pick up. A good number of paleo records of climate and fire occurrence show that such has been true for many hundreds of years into the past. And just as it has been in the past, it likely will be… Read More »
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study Results reveals that US public school children are remarkably sub par in math and science capabilities. Apparently things are not much brighter for the adults at Newsweek Magazine.
Apparently, some people know no boundaries for indecency. Take Joseph Romm for instance. Romm, a former member of the Clinton administration, claimed Monday that global warming might have played a factor in the collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis last week.
On July 10, 2007, the Royal Society, one of the oldest scientific institutions in the world, published Recent oppositely-directed trends in solar climate forcings and the global mean surface air temperature by Lockwood and Frohlich . In the web-page of the journal (Fig. 1), the Society calls the paper “The truth about global warming!” and says, “The sun… Read More »
When Lockwood and Froehlich go on to say that the intensification of solar activity seen in the past hundred years has now ended, we don't disagree with that. We part company only when they say that temperatures have gone on shooting up, so that the recent rise can't have anything to do with the Sun, or with cosmic… Read More »
Whether dangerous human-caused climate change is a fact, possibly a fact or a fabrication depends on who you choose to believe. Many of us line up somewhere between probable and possible on this spectrum. John Roskam – Director, Institute of public Affairs, Melbourne, Australia