Flood Activity in Asia

By | August 16, 2012

Based on simulations provided by mathematical models, climate alarmists generally predict more frequent and more severe floods in response to global warming. In this summary we examine real-world data relative to this claim as it pertains to Asia.

Climate Change and Freedom

By | August 14, 2012

How the regulating class is using claims about climate change to entrench and extend their economic privileges and political control. Climate change is also a freedom issue. We are being presented with only one “solution” to the “problem” of climate change, namely a lot more regulation by our governing bureaucratic class.

Reply to a Climate Extremist

By | August 13, 2012

In August 2012, a climate extremist addressed to various skeptical climate researchers what he offensively called “an appeal to you to be reasonable”. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley replied, whereupon the extremist – unable or unwilling to produce a single scientific argument – said he did not wish to pursue the debate further. This paper is an extended version… Read More »

Climate and Fire

By | August 9, 2012

According to model-based predictions, larger and more intense wildfires will increase as a result of CO2-induced global warming; and as a result, many scientists have begun to search for a link between fire and climate, often examining trends of the past to see if they support the model projections. In the following summary, therefore, we examine what has… Read More »

Hail Storm Trends

By | August 8, 2012

Insurance costs related to life and property damages caused by extreme weather events have been steadily rising in the United States and elsewhere; and it is not uncommon for many in the insurance industry and government to place the blame for this development on what they claim are significant increases in the frequencies and intensities of severe weather… Read More »

Update on the Latest Climate Change Science: The Natural Occurrence of Extreme Weather

By | August 6, 2012

Senate testimony of Dr. John Christy, August 2012 It is popular again to claim that extreme events, such as the current central U.S. drought, are evidence of human-caused climate change. Actually, the Earth is very large, the weather is very dynamic, and extreme events will continue to occur somewhere, every year, naturally. The recent “extremes” were exceeded in… Read More »

Extreme Temperatures Across the Rest of the Globe

By | July 31, 2012

One of the projected negative consequences of global warming is a concomitant increase in climatic variability, including more frequent hot weather events. It is a relatively easy matter to either substantiate or refute such claims by examining trends in extreme temperatures over the past century or so; because if global warming has truly been occurring at an unprecedented… Read More »

Be Skeptical of Skeptic’s Skepticism of Skeptics

By | July 25, 2012

Be skeptical, be very skeptical, of Skeptic magazine’s skepticism of climate skeptics. The latest issue has, as its cover story, a Climate Change Q&A, revealingly subtitled Climate Deniers’ Arguments & Climate Scientists’ Answers. The article, written by Dr. Donald Prothero, a geology professor at Occidental College, opens with the bold heading How We Know Global Warming is Real… Read More »

First Half of Year Papers

By | July 24, 2012

A collection of the first half of 2012’s papers published by the Science and Public Policy Institute and the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.