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Lindzen's Misrepresentation of Climate Science (Part II)

  Following up on a repost of Skeptical Science’s recent debunking of Richard Lindzen’s February London presentation, here’s a repost of a RealClimate debunking of one of Lindzen’s new slides/graphs. The debunking is by NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt: Misrepresentation from Lindzen   Richard Lindzen is a very special character in the climate debate –

Setting Yet Another WSJ Failure Straight

Guest commentary from Barry Bickmore (repost) via RealClimate. The Wall Street Journal posted yet another op-ed by 16 scientists and engineers, which even include a few climate scientists(!!!). Here is the editor’s note to explain the context. Editor’s Note: The authors of the following letter, listed below, are also the signatories of “No Need to Panic About Global Warming,” an op-ed that

Donate to Climate Science Legal Defense Fund!

  Climate scientists are being hacked and attacked like there ain’t no tomorrow… really, like there ain’t no tomorrow. It’s a shame for humanity, but it also makes these climate scientists’ lives a lot harder and less enjoyable. Want to help out? The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund takes donations from people like you and me to

Climate Science News of the Day (VIDEO)

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

Dr. Michael Mann on "The Climate Wars" (Interview)

  Dr. Michael Mann is one of the top climate scientists in the world. As such, Dr. Mann is also a top target of attack for global warming deniers threatened by the reality of global warming and climate change or fooled by industries and politicians trying to confuse the public on this matter. Chris Mooney,

Worst Heartland Coverage Yet (& Joe Romm and Andrew Revkin Make Amends?)

  In another terrific post that I’m going to repost in full in a moment, leading climate change blogger Dr. Joe Romm dissects the truly heart-wrenching reporting by Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post on the recent Heartland Institute leak. All I’m going to add on that is: JOURNALIST’S REPORTING ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE NEED

Peter Gleick is "Heartland Insider" (Facts, Implications, & Concerns)

  Peter Gleick, a water and climate analyst, has revealed that he was the individual who solicited Heartland Institute board documents and leaked them to key sites covering global warming. Gleick received the “Climate Strategy” first from an anonymous individual, and, to confirm the contents of it, solicited the board documents under someone else’s name.

Open Letter to Heartland Institute from Climate Scientists

  In case you haven’t seen this, several world-leading climate scientists have published an open letter to the Heartland Institute. Here it is: An Open Letter to the Heartland Institute As scientists who have had their emails stolen, posted online and grossly misrepresented, we can appreciate the difficulties the Heartland Institute is currently experiencing following

Michael Mann Interview — Love It (VIDEO)

  One of the world’s leading climate scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, was recently interviewed by the good folks at the UK’s Guardian. It’s a great interview, and not just because I <3 climate scientists. Mann is truly a great communicator, and he makes very clear that what was not long ago a rather non-political issue has been politicized


  Climate science, though it tells us what we might not like to hear, is extremely, extremely valuable. Thousands of extremely intelligent, hard-working, honest, and love-worthy climate scientists study and do research on the climate every day so that we can all live in a safer, more enjoyable world. Of course, the fossil fuel industry

WSJ Publishes Op-Ed from Actual Climate Scientists

Following up on my Wednesday post on a horrible op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by 16 global warming deniers who don’t really know what they’re talking about, the good news is that the WSJ actually accepted and published a response by actual climate scientists on the matter (hmm, would have been a

NOAA Climate Researcher to Receive Prestigious Award

The prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award will be presented to Isaac Held, Ph.D., a senior research scientist with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain, in June of this year for his scientific contributions that have improved our understanding of climate change and atmospheric circulation systems.

World-Leading Climate Scientist from NASA: “Extreme Heat Waves … in Texas and Oklahoma in 2011 and Moscow in 2010 Were ‘Caused’ by Global Warming”

by Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress (repost) “Climate dice,” describing the chance of unusually warm or cool seasons relative to climatology, have become progressively “loaded” in the past 30 years, coincident with rapid global warming.   The distribution of seasonal mean temperature anomalies has shifted toward higher temperatures and the range of anomalies has increased.  An

Republicans Attacking Republican Climate Scientist & Threatening His Wife

  Surprising? Probably not. But it’s still absurd. Someone on their own team, an educated Republican, climate scientist Kerry Emanuel (and his wife) have been receiving attacks and threats via email. “Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented ‘frenzy of hate’ after a video featuring an interview with him was published last week by

Solar Activity DOESN'T Cause Global Warming

  Another tremendous video by Peter Sinclair, this one picking apart the idea that solar activity is responsible for global warming. Some of the key points of the film: global warming has increased tremendously as solar activity has decreased (more on that in climate scientist Dr Michael Mann’s TED talk on climate science) climate science

Was Climategate Cyber-Terrorism?

  It was obvious to me the second I heard about “climategate” that it was a crime (on the part of the hacker). But it hadn’t crossed my mind that it could be “cyber-terrorism” — now, it seems painfully obvious that it very well could be. Don Shelby of the Minnesota Post delved into this

Global Warming Trend — Clear as Day

  Josh wrote on Foster and Rahmstorf’s latest paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters a few weeks ago, but Skeptical Science has a new post up on the study that adds a bit more, and I think it’s worth sharing this info any time the opportunity arises anyway, so here’s Skeptical Science’s post on

Christy & Spencer: Continue Pushing Debunked Crocks & Myths

  Roy Spencer and Doug Christy have been debunked too many times no. It’s sad they keep promoting the same nonsense. It’s as if they don’t even want to know the truth. Or they know the truth, but are addicted to the attention the get from being climate science rogues. Rather than spend the time

Radiative Properties of Greenhouse Gases (Video)

  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

Cherry-Picked Climate Science Quotes in Context

  via University of East Anglia Professor Phil Jones, and his colleagues, explain the context of some of the phrases cherry-picked from the thousands of emails (1995-2009) posted on the web on November 22, 2011. Because of the volume of messages, this is inevitably a small selection that have been most quoted. Professor Jones stresses

Potholer Nails Climategate 2.0

OK, looks like it didn’t take me long to ad another climategate post. This is a shortie though, just sharing this totally awesome Potholer video on Climategate 2.0. Watch it & share it! h/t Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Global Warming Videos (Best, Funniest, Most Inspiring)

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).

Yes, Climategate was Science Denier B.S.

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.)

New Climate Consensus Shirt & Mug (Chime in on the Design)

Some of the folks at one of my favorite sites on the internet, Skeptical Science, are going to make t-shirts and mugs broadcasting one portion of the scientific consensus on global warming, the fact that 97% of climate experts conclude global warming is happening and is caused by humans (while 2% are undecided and 1% are/is “skeptical”).

Harassment of Climate Scientists Continues

The Washington Post, surprisingly, recently had a good story on the ongoing harassment of climate scientists, Harassing climate-change researchers. It starts out:

“FREEDOM OF information laws are critical tools that allow Americans to see what their leaders do on their behalf. But some global warming skeptics in Virginia are showing that even the best tools can be misused.”

Hide the Decline! {VIDEO}

I shared this video as part of another post the other day, but it is a truly excellent video, so I wanted to feature it in its own post. The video was created about a month and a half ago, but as long as completely ridiculous understandings of climate science, climate scientists, and “climategate” prevail, it will be relevant… Check it out!

Why Is the World Not Freaking Out about a Major, Plagiarized Global Warming Denial Report?

When a totally false scandal breaks out based on a clear crime (breaking into, stealing, and publishing portions of scientist’s emails in a way as to frame them) and climate scientists are the victims, the media and public jump all over it (in completely the wrong way).

When, however, one of climate deniers’ prize reports is found to have been largely plagiarized (not to mention seriously flawed), no one seems to care.

As you may (or may not) have heard, the Wegman Report, a key report attacking the “hockey stick graph” and leading climate scientists, in general, was found to be based on plagiarized material (and was also found to be seriously flawed, scientifically).

I'm a Climate Scientist {NSFW RAP VIDEO}

I guess climate scientists are really get fed up with the nonsense they see on TV and in newspapers and online media. A group of climate scientists, REAL climate scientists, have created a rap video on the matter. Here it is (a note of caution to you if you are averse to strong language)

7 Ideas Why Climate Change Deniers Deny the Clear Science

Why would climate change deniers continuously deny climate science despite decades of research and sound scientific conclusions? This is an ongoing issue I must consider, but I have to admit that I got into the habit of not really consciously thinking about this in-depth for awhile. I got so caught up with continuously arguing the

Global Warming and Environmental Politics News of the Week

Here’s some of the biggest global warming and environmental politics news and commentary from the last week or so, along with some fun cartoons. Rocket Fuel in Our Water? The inspiration for the cartoon above, among other things: information that there is rocket fuel (or a component of it) in water supplies across the U.S.

Climate Science News of the Last Week (or So)

Other than all the big news we wrote about last week (click on our Global Warming or Science categories above), here are a number of climate science stories I thought were worth sharing: Climate Science Human Impact of Climate Change While many might think that environmentalists only want to protect the environment for its own

Climate Scientists Swimming Under the Arctic Ice — Stunning [VIDEO]

Amazing, isn’t it? Stunning. Beautiful. & make sure to watch to the end to see some truly amazing creatures. Here’s what our favorite climate denial de-crocker, Peter Sinclair, has to say about the research going on in these extremely cold and stunningly beautiful areas: Stranger and more delicate than any computer generated imagery – this short

The Real Climategate Crime

The big crime when it came to climate gate in my mind was always the actual and only crime — hackers breaking into private emails of leading climate scientists and releasing bits of them in a way to misrepresent them and, essentially, sick the dogs on them. Why the media didn’t make a bigger deal

Global Weirding & Climate Change Science News

Some of the top climate science news from around (other than what we’ve already covered): Must-read Hansen and Sato paper: We are at a climate tipping point that, once crossed, enables multi-meter sea level rise this century Climate change is likely to be the predominant scientific, economic, political and moral issue of the 21st century

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