The Positive Externalities of Carbon Dioxide

By | October 21, 2013

Advancements in technology and scientific expertise that accompanied the Industrial Revolution initiated a great transformation within the global enterprise of agriculture. More efficient machinery and improved plant cultivars, for example, paved the way toward higher crop yields and increased global food production. And with the ever-burgeoning population of the planet, the increase in food production was a welcomed… Read More »

Greening of the Earth in Europe

By | October 16, 2013

Among the many climate-alarmist fears of CO2-induced global warming is the concern that the productivity of the biosphere will decline if global temperatures rise to the extent predicted by computer models. Because of such concern, several researchers have investigated the relationship between temperature, atmospheric CO2, and biospheric productivity across a range of spatial and temporal scales. In this… Read More »

Medieval Warm Period in Other Asian Countries (Not including China, Russian or Japan)

By | October 9, 2013

Climate alarmists have long contended that the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) was not a worldwide phenomenon, primarily because that reality would challenge another of their major claims, i.e., that late 20th-century temperatures were the warmest of the past millennium or more. Thus, it is important to know what has been learned about this subject in different parts of… Read More »

The Real Climate

By | September 25, 2013

The Climate is a heat engine. Energy input is mainly short wave radiation from the sun. Energy output is mainly long wave radiation from every surface on the earth and from every level in the atmosphere, including clouds and aerosols.

Medieval Warm Period in Australia & New Zealand

By | September 25, 2013

Climate alarmists have claimed for quite some time that late-20th-century and early-21st-century global temperatures were so high as to merit the word “unprecedented” when comparing them to temperatures of the past millennium or two; and they also claim that this achievement was both driven and sustained by the carbon dioxide or CO2 released to the air by mankind’s… Read More »

Drought Trends Across Canada

By | September 25, 2013

Knowledge of the past is extremely important when it comes to contemplating future climatic possibilities; for what’s happened before can clearly happen again. Hence, this summary briefly reviews the history of Canadian droughts with respect to how they varied over the past several centuries in response to significant changes in global air temperature but very little change in… Read More »

Frauds, Serious Frauds and IPCC Assessment Reports

By | September 19, 2013

In the 19th century, British Prime Ministers used to say there were “lies, damned lies, and statistics”. In the 21st century, we may say there are frauds, serious frauds, and IPCC Assessment Reports. Recall, for instance, the notorious graph in the Fourth Assessment Report that falsely indicated that the rate of global warming is accelerating and we are… Read More »

Frauds, Serious Frauds and IPCC Assessment Reports

By | September 19, 2013

In the 19th century, British Prime Ministers used to say there were “lies, damned lies, and statistics”. In the 21st century, we may say there are frauds, serious frauds, and IPCC Assessment Reports. Recall, for instance, the notorious graph in the Fourth Assessment Report that falsely indicated that the rate of global warming is accelerating and we are… Read More »

But What Do We Mean by Consensus?

By | September 18, 2013

The celebrated mathematician, astronomer and philosopher of science Abu Ali Ibn al-Haytham, or Alhazen, is justly celebrated as the founder of the scientific method. His image appears on Iraqi banknotes and on the postage stamps of half a dozen nations of the ummah wahida. Al-Haytham, unlike Naomi Oreskes, did not consider that consensus had any role in science.