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No, Santer et al. have not refuted Scott Pruitt

No, Santer et al. have not refuted Scott Pruitt

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein The MSM is actively promoting a new piece of dubious “climate science”: the article Tropospheric Warming Over The Past Two Decades doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02520-7, https://archive.is/EOXfw by B. Santer et al., published in Nature Scientific Reports on May 24. For well-known reasons, Santer et al decided to debate not scientists, but Scott Pruitt, the new […]

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Estimating Cloud Feedback Using CERES Data

Estimating Cloud Feedback Using CERES Data

.Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As usual, Dr. Judith Curry’s Week In Review – Science Edition contains interesting studies. I took a look at one entitled “Cloud feedback mechanisms and their representation in global climate models“, by Ceppi et al., hereinafter Ceppi2017. The paper looks at the changes in the radiative effects of clouds. From […]

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Maue: new climate hiatus or accelerated warming trend coming?

Maue: new climate hiatus or accelerated warming trend coming?

You Ought to Have a Look: Time for a New “Hiatus” in Warming, or Time for an Accelerated Warming Trend? Guest essay by Dr. Ryan Maue As you can tell from our blog volume, there’s been a blizzard of new and significant climate findings being published in the refereed literature, and here’s some things You […]

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NOAA: Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year

NOAA: Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year

‘Weak or non-existent’ El Nino is a factor   Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of […]

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Climate Scientist Michael Mann Borrows the Words of a Holocaust Survivor to Express His Personal Angst

Climate Scientist Michael Mann Borrows the Words of a Holocaust Survivor to Express His Personal Angst

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Judith Curry – Climate scientist Michael Mann seems to think his personal distress at having his theories and scientific conduct criticised is comparable to the suffering of holocaust survivor Martin Niemöller, who endured eight years of internment in NAZI concentration camps because of his outspoken opposition to Adolf Hitler. […]

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Study: climate of Los Angeles has been stable for 50,000 years

Study: climate of Los Angeles has been stable for 50,000 years

From the AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and the “no ice ages here” department. Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years New radiocarbon dating of La Brea Tar Pits beetles indicates that Southern California’s Paleoclimate was very similar to today Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved […]

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Renounce Climate Alarmism

Renounce Climate Alarmism

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein “There is no greater mistake than to try to leap an abyss in two jumps” – David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister in WWI I think the Republican administration should renounce climate alarmism and climate pseudo-science sharply, unequivocally, and irrevocably. Climate alarmism is a tool used to wreck America and […]

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Friends, Opponents Sound the Defeat of President Trump’s Climate Agenda

Friends, Opponents Sound the Defeat of President Trump’s Climate Agenda

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Trump supporter Myron Ebell, former vice-president Al Gore and UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed all have one thing in common – they have all just independently suggested that President Trump’s campaign climate agenda is on the verge of being defeated. Exclusive: Trump EPA transition chief laments slow progress in […]

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“Smoking gun” on ice ages revisited

“Smoking gun” on ice ages revisited

Paleoclimatologists Rock -Two million years of radical climate change is significant. David C. Greene writes: “The smoking gun of the ice ages” is the title of an article in the Dec. 9, 2016 issue of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The author, David A. Hodel, is listed with […]

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Study: Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

Study: Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON and the “rock of ages” department. Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering — in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually end up on the ocean floor to begin the process […]

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TV weatherman goes off on climate skeptics: “put up or shut up”

TV weatherman goes off on climate skeptics: “put up or shut up”

Greg Fishel, WRAL says on his Facebook page PUT UP OR SHUT UP You know everybody reaches their breaking point and quite frankly I have reached mine with the folks who post all over the internet about the scientific fallacies of man induced climate change. All of them are guest bloggers or essayists. None of […]

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Study: weather patterns affect frost timing more than global warming

Study: weather patterns affect frost timing more than global warming

From the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Weather patterns’ influence on frost timing Air circulation affects frost more than global warming — for now May 23, 2017– Gardeners know the frustration of a false spring. Coaxed outside by warm weather, some people plant their gardens in the spring only to see a sudden late frost strike at the […]

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Contradicting consensus climate science: Study suggests ‘continual warming over the past 11,000 years’

Contradicting consensus climate science: Study suggests ‘continual warming over the past 11,000 years’

From the “settled science” department: UNLV Geoscience Ph.D. student Jonathan Baker has found evidence that shows nearly continuous warming from the end of the last Ice Age to the present in the Ural Mountains in central Russia. The research, which was published today in top geoscience journal Nature Geoscience, shows continual warming over the past […]

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Climate alarmism: The mother of all availability cascades

Climate alarmism: The mother of all availability cascades

Guest essay by Iain Aitken An availability cascade is a self-reinforcing process of collective belief formation by which an expressed perception triggers a chain reaction that gives the perception of increasing plausibility through its rising availability in public discourse. Availability Cascades and Risk Regulation -Timur Kuran, Duke University – Department of Economics, Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School; Harvard […]

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Astronomers propose a new type of planetary object

Astronomers propose a new type of planetary object

From the American Geophysical Union and the “Pluto is still denied planetary status” department comes this idea: WASHINGTON, DC — Scientists suggest in a new study the existence of a planetary object called a “synestia,” a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporized rock, formed as planet-sized objects smash into each other. At one point […]

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Cutting The Grass

Cutting The Grass

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Sufi stories of the wisdom of the foolish Mulla Nasrudin have been around for a thousand years or more. One of them tells how the Mulla was walking down the street one day. Three stories above him, a man was working on a roof. The workman slipped and fell. He […]

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