Your Logic Escapes Me

January 22, 2014 5:43 pm13 comments
From 'Your Logic Escapes Me' by Dr. Nielsen-Gammon. Republished under fair use.

[Update 1-23-14 1600 GMT: Judith Curry explains her logic.  I’ve added it to the end of this post, with my commentary.] Several times during the past few months, I’ve heard generally incredulous statements such as, “How can the IPCC increase their confidence in anthropogenic global warming at the same time […]

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Greenland Ice Sheet Retreat Leading to Island Development, by Mauri Pelto

January 14, 2014 10:20 pm0 comments
Greenland Ice Sheet Retreat Leading to Island Development, by Mauri Pelto

Climate change is changing the map of our world.  The changes can be distant from the cause, such as sea level rise, which is partially from melting ice sheets, on coastlines around the world.  The changes can be local as well such as is in the formation of new lakes, […]

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on FRONTLINE’s ‘Climate of Doubt': “[T]he 2000s was the warmest decade on record, the 1990s was the warmest before that, the 1980s before that, and most of us in the field expect…” [Fact Checking]

January 13, 2014 5:58 pm2 comments
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on PBS FRONTLINE's "Climate of Doubt.." 10/23/2012

POSTED FOR COMMENTARY BY SCIENTISTS: “So the 2000s was the warmest decade on record, the 1990s was the warmest decade before that,  the 1980s before that, and most of us in field of climate science expect — but we can’t be sure — we expect the 2010s to be warmer […]

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Heartland Institute’s NIPCC Report: “[G]lobal warming ceased around the end of the 20th cent. and was followed (since 1997) by 16 years of stable temperature.” [For fact checking & general commentary]

January 2, 2014 10:41 am2 comments
Heartland Institute’s NIPCC Report: “[G]lobal warming ceased around the end of the 20th cent. and was followed (since 1997) by 16 years of stable temperature.” [For fact checking & general commentary]

POSTED FOR COMMENTARY BY THE CCNF SCIENTIST COMMUNITY: “Global warming ceased around the end of the twentieth century and was followed (since 1997) by 16 years of stable temperature.” http://www.nipccreport.org/reports/ccr2a/ccr2physicalscience.html Source: “Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science 2013 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.” The Heartland Institute.

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Mind the Gap – Thoughts on the science communication problem

3:00 am2 comments
photo by Thana Thaweeskulchai

Outreach. The word itself suggests a kind of uneasy exertion of the body. It reminds us that bringing scientific knowledge to the public, far from natural or straightforward, is an exercise demanding all manners of contortions. So, like a particularly eccentric yoga pose, “outreach”–it’s believed in the science community–is not […]

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Letter to Fellow Physical Scientists by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon

September 13, 2013 7:38 pm0 comments
Letter to Fellow Physical Scientists by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon

I’m part of a new journalistic endeavor called the Climate Change National Forum (CCNF). The purpose of this web site is to provide a public forum wherein scientists can discuss the latest research on climate change and share and debate ideas on aspects of climate change especially relevant to policymaking. When the second […]

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WELCOME TO ClimateChangeNationalForum.org, an expert-crowdsourcing “National Forum” on climate change

2:55 am0 comments
WELCOME TO ClimateChangeNationalForum.org, an expert-crowdsourcing “National Forum” on climate change

This fact checker, blog, and forum website will first be used by scientists to discuss the latest research on climate change, share and debate ideas on aspects of climate change relevant to policy making, and collectively fact check claims being made in the media. In the second phase of this expert-crowdsourcing journalism project, subject […]

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