J. Christy, R. McNider & R. Spencer trying to overturn mainstream science by rewriting history, knowingly spreading falsehoods and re-baselining graphs.

February 22, 2014 9:13 pm0 comments
Galileo Galilei

Who are the Flat Earthers? Before the advent of modern climatology, common wisdom had it that we tiny humans couldn’t possibly influence climate. Modern science shows we can. Yet John Christy and Richard McNider claim the exact opposite in a recent WSJ op-ed, in which they claim that their outdated […]

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What We Know about Climate

January 25, 2014 7:49 pm4 comments
What We Know about Climate

My name is Andrew Dessler, I am a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M.  In my testimony, I will review what I think is the most important conclusions that the scientific community has reached in over two centuries of work on climate. Conclusions The climate is warming. By this […]

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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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The Weather Trap

January 12, 2014 9:45 am4 comments
Weather Channel producer Shawn Reynolds @WCL_Shawn tweeted this incredible photo taken by pilot Hank Cain of Chicago on 1.7.2014 during the "Polar Vortex."

Climate change is something that’s difficult to experience directly.  How many people can say, from personal experience, that it feels like the average temperature in your hometown, let alone the globe, has changed by a degree or two over the past century? Instead, people tend to try to detect climate […]

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The Public Debate on Climate Change

January 9, 2014 9:02 pm1 comment
Socrates in "The School of Athens" by Raphael.

The physical complexity of global climate is evident. However, resolving the issue of global warming is also socially and politically complex. It is not an isolated problem with an easy solution, since almost every human action requires energy and/or land use (and thus results in climate altering emissions). In contrast, […]

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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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