This is Part 1 of a 2-Part series on climate sensitivity originally posted on Skeptical Science and reposted with permission. When it comes to global climate change, there are two critical and intertwined, but distinct issues: science, and policy. We generally focus on the science, because that is what dictates the appropriate policy response, or at least what […]
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Another great post from Skeptical Science that I’m just going to go ahead and repost in full. Thought global warming was over? Of course you didn’t, and this post can back you up: In a previous post we discussed how the argument that the Earth has stopped warming doesn’t make much sense because the people claiming […]
Correction: 2010 & 2005 Actually Hottest Years on Record According to UK Met Office; World Warming Faster than Thought
It’s long been known by people who follow climate science that the Met Office underestimates global temperature rise. Why? Because it’s Hadley/CRU (Climatic Research Unit) Temperature dataset (HadCRUT) undersamples the Arctic, and the Arctic is where the most warming is occurring. “Now the Met[eorological] Office (part of the Defence Ministry) has corrected their errors and update […]
No surprise here — the U.S. is just wrapping up its 4th-warmest winter on record (at least, for the 48 contiguous states that NOAA focuses on). In addition to the near-record warmth, it was also drier than average, especially in the West and Southwest. The average temperature across the contiguous 48 states of the […]
A couple days ago, over on sister site CleanTechnica, I reposted a Grist piece on a new study by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold and climate scientist Ken Caldeira. The post and new study were about what energy transition is needed to address global warming this century. The basic conclusions of it all (also […]
Top climate science news of the past day: Live Q&A with Climate Scientist Dr Michael Mann (TODAY) The UK’s Guardian is hosting a live question and answer with Dr. Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, today. To participate, head on over to Guardian post linked above at 4:00pm GMT (11am EST). Snowy […]
Top green news from around the internet (video is followed by photos and short excerpts on the news): Catastrophic Global Warming & Climate Change Underestimated Yep, catastrophic global warming predictions by climate scientists have underestimated probably warming if we don’t curb emissions fast. (Not a surprise that another study has found this — I’ve covered […]
Global Warming News (Abnormally Warm January; Abnormally Cold Europe; Problem with NASA's Blue Marble)
Other than what we’ve covered already, here are some top global warming stories of the past week or two. January Was Warm! Yes, January was warmer than average. (Surprised?) Michael Lemonick of Climate Central has more: “As it does every month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released U.S. weather stats for the […]
When I first read news last week about “Germany’s Al Gore” turning around on global warming and saying he doubts it, I knew, there’s no way someone as informed as Gore on global warming would all of a sudden become confused about its validity. I ran across the story on the Telegraph, I think, […]
Global Warming & Climate Change News: Record Warmth; How Global Warming Makes Central Europe Cold; Texas Drought Threatening Rice Crop..
Some top global warming and climate change news from the past week (other than what we’ve already covered): 1. Record warmth sweeping through the Eastern U.S. and Midwest. Who knows why? 2. Drought in Texas continues to have a strong effect on Texas agriculture. “Come March 1, if there is less than 850,000 acre-feet of […]
In another wonderful post on global warming, Skeptical Science recently conducted a comprehensive review of scientific studies on the causes of global warming. This follows up on recent posts on whether human or natural factors cause global warming (hint: it’s the former) and “more science on human versus natural causes of global warming.” Check out […]
If you follow climate science and global warming denial (two different things, of course), you are familiar with Patrick Michaels. Even if you don’t follow these things, there’s a good chance you’ve seen him on TV or seen him quoted in the mass media. He’s sort of the top go-to guy when the unbalanced […]
This is something I wrote on last year, but it’s worth another look, and Andrew Freedman of Climate Central does a great job of this. He looks at and summarizes the results of two recent studies on how warming in the Arctic may be causing cooling in Europe and the Eastern U.S. in winter. […]
Last week, I reposted a summary of a study on human versus natural causes of global warming from Skeptical Science. The study showed quite strongly that humans are causing, by far, the most greenhouse gas emissions. Above is a graph from that. –> Highly recommended: What is Causing Global Warming? Now, Skeptical Science has posted […]
What an ingenious way to show the difference between how global warming deniers look at temperature trends versus how climate scientists look at the info (h/t Climate Denial Crock of the Week): I also always love this one from Skeptical Science, too: Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) land-only surface temperature data (green) with linear […]
Here’s another fun video from Peter Sinclair. And his text intro or summary of it: I’m working on an update of my “The Sun is Doing it” crock – but this one seemed to want to get done sooner – in time for me to head out to the American Geophysical Union conference for […]
I recently noticed an inane article in the Daily Mail trying to create another scandal out of climate skeptic Richard Muller’s recent finding that the climate scientists were right after all. Apparently, one of the co-authors, infamous (within climate science circles) Judith Curry was less than enthusiastic about the results. When seeing the news (in […]
Nothing surprising here, but with a global warming skeptic that deniers were absolutely in love with a few months ago (Richard Muller) finding that the world is warming in his Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study (BEST), the out-right deniers have kicked him out of their cult and are also claiming that his study was useless. […]
BEST Study (Climate Science Skeptic Study) Finds Global Warming is Real — Global Warming Deniers Are Pissed (What's New?)
When Richard Muller launched the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study (BEST) to “independently” evaluate once and for all if global warming was happening or not, many of us followers of climate science were a bit irritated. Why?
THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED repeatedly. Nearly every overarching scientific body and organization connected with the matter has backed up the clear findings, because it is not just 1 or 2 things telling us the world is warming — about a dozen long-researched factors show us very clearly that the world is warming due to human greenhouse gas emissions.
The BEST study was partially funded by some of the biggest global warming deniers on the planet.
Richard Muller was widely known for completely misquoting and misrepresenting both climate scientists and Al Gore on this matter.
Well, even despite the potential bias and flaws, the now-released results of the BEST study reiterate (for the umpteenth time) global warming is happening. The results are nearly identical to the results of so many climate scientists and overarching scientific bodies before it that this really would not be news in a sane world. From the BEST study:
There are a lot of good videos out there on global warming and climate change, and solutions to them. Sometimes, though, I have a hard time finding the one I’m looking for. So, I thought I’d create a piece with all the best global warming and climate change videos I know of (and I’ll add to it as new ones are created).
Scientists around the globe are looking on in shock as our political system descends even further into a maelstrom of ignorance.
After years of GOP politicians denying climate change, denying evolution, and denying the basic premises of living in a scientific age, one scientist thinks it’s time to fight back.
Well, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise to see this statement from NASA’s James Hansen, perhaps the top climate scientist in the world. But it’s a statement we seem to keep ignoring. Here’s the statement I’m referring to:
“Climate change — human-made global warming — is happening. It is already having noticeable impacts…. If we stay on with business as usual, the southern U.S. will become almost uninhabitable.”
Well, I don’t think anyone who has any knowledge of science at all would disagree. Rick Perry (and anyone else) who denies that global warming is happening (and is caused by humans) is out of the mainstream.
For what I think is the 7th time, independent review has found that Dr. Michael Mann’s work is completely scientifically sound and that climate gate was only a crime in that someone broke in and stole over a decade’s worth of emails (and then someone else used them to try to frame climate scientists.. and quite successfully did so.)
Amoeba Kills Humans — Another Global Warming Ramification? (+ Top Science & Extreme Weather Stories)
A deadly, brain-eating amoebe has killed at least one boy and one girl recently. The amoebe proliferates at high water temperatures. Water temperatures are higher than normal due to human-caused global warming. Connect the dots.
Some top climate science stories from the pastw eek or so (other than what we’ve already covered):
Despite any confusion that you might be facing, the facts on global warming are not up for debate. –> Highly recommended: What is Causing Global Warming? It is true that there are some natural causes of global warming. However, there is no doubt amongst the world’s leading experts that the current dangerous warming trend is […]