Category Archives: Reprint

Internal Radiative Forcing And The Illusion Of A Sensitive Climate System

By | April 23, 2008

1. Background Many of us, especially those who were trained as meteorologists, have long questioned the climate research community’s reliance on computerized climate models for global warming projections. In contrast to our perception that the real climate system is constantly readjusting to internal fluctuations in ways that stabilize the system, climate models built upon measured climate behavior invariably… Read More »

The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation?

By | April 21, 2008

Flush with success in creating an atom bomb, the U.S. federal government decided it should start funding nonmilitary scientific research. A government report titled "Science, the Endless Frontier" provides the justification for doing this. It makes the case that "science is the responsibility of government because new scientific knowledge vitally affects our health, our jobs, and our national… Read More »

Has the IPCC inflated the feedback factor?

By | April 10, 2008

In the IPCC’s methodology, climate sensitivity ?T? to radiative forcing is the product of three factors: Tropopausal radiative forcing, the no-feedbacks climate sensitivity parameter, and the feedback multiplier.

The IPCC: On the Run at Last

By | March 27, 2008

A soprano thrillingly hits her top-A, sighs with relief at achieving the desired effect, and moves on. But not the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) whose climate alarmism started to crescendo in 2001 in the Third Assessment Report (3AR) with the statement that “most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely (>66% probable)… Read More »

How Not To Measure Temperature: Los Angeles, the City

By | March 27, 2008

This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I study weather stations here. I carry a thermometer. My name’s Anthony. The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent. The day was Monday, March 24th, four days after the vernal equinox. It started out like any other day, with a… Read More »

Scientific Consensus on Climate Change?

By | March 24, 2008

FEAR of anthropogenic “global warming” can adversely affect patients’ well-being. Accordingly, the state of the scientific consensus about climate change was studied by a review of the 539 papers on “global climate change” found on the Web of Science database from January 2004 to mid-February 2007, updating research by Oreskes (2004), who had reported that between 1993 and… Read More »

Pseudoscientific elements in climate change research

By | February 15, 2008

Abstract Alarming statements from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concerning global warming are being challenged by a considerable number of scientists from different disciplines with a variety of arguments. The disputes comprise the collection and interpretation of data, the validation of hypotheses and climate models, the use of those models for scientific decision making, and… Read More »

Will Media Expose Global Warming Con Job?

By | January 31, 2008

In March 2007 the UK’s Channel 4 broadcast a biting documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle. It debunked most of the major arguments of Al Gore’s Oscar-winning video, An Inconvenient Truth.

Polar Bear Population Forecasts: A Public-Policy Forecasting Audit

By | December 17, 2007

Calls to list polar bears as a threatened species under the U.S. Edangered Species Act are based on forecasts of substantial long-term declines in their population. Nine government reports were prepared to support the listing decision. We assessed these reports in light of evidence-based (scientific) forecasting principles. None referred to works on scientific forecasting methodology. Of the nine,… Read More »