Many claim sea level is rising because of global warming and point to changes along the Gulf of Mexico coast. Sea level has risen since the end of the last Ice Age (Figure 1), but it has slowed dramatically in the last few hundred years. However, shoreline change is not just a function of water level change. Misdirection… Read More »
Global warming is an objective fact with great uncertainty in the magnitude of the temperature increase. Worldwide observational data indicate that the global average temperature has increased during the last century. In addition to rising temperatures, evidence of global warming also includes the global increase in the average sea level, widespread snow and ice melt, and changes in… Read More »
ABSTRACT The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report Four (AR-4) of 2007, concerning the influence of rising levels of CO2 on global increases of tropical cyclone (TC) activity is inaccurate and a disgrace to the scientific community. The public expected there would be rigor and objectivity coming out of such an important document which… Read More »
Two professors of sociology think they can explain why “Climate Deniers” are winning. But Riley E. Dunlap and Aaron M. McCright start from the wrong assumption and miss the bleeding obvious: the theory was wrong, the evidence has changed, and thousands of volunteers have exposed it. The real question sociologists will be studying for years to come is:… Read More »
Summary for Policy Makers In this report we provide a review of Louisiana’s climate history and show that there is no observational evidence of unusual long-term climate changes taking place that could be linked to anthropogenic “global warming”—despite the frequent prognostications of gloom and doom.
The first six months of 2011 are now in the books. Heat waves are currently in the headlines, but how does the national average temperature compare to other years and ‘normal’? And what does the first half of the year portend for the year as a whole? The indication is that 2011 will mark the continued return of… Read More »
The focus of this paper is early (historic) weather events. The chronology cuts off at the year 1900 A.D. Recent weather events are fairly well documented. Excluded from the chronology are events caused by man (such as the 1642 Kaifeng flood which killed 300,000 Chinese, and the 1938 Yellow River flood that caused 500,000 Japanese/Chinese fatalities) and events… Read More »