Browsing All posts tagged under »IPCC«

Fumbling the Climate Change Story – Again

October 9, 2013


A short while ago the latest IPCC report came out.  This is edition 5, building on four previous ones.  More than 2000 scientists were involved in compiling it.  About 9200 peer-reviewed studies were considered, which together represent more than 2 million gigs of numerical data.  This is major stuff.  Okay, the politicos may have influenced […]

Deniers R Us – Richard Lindzen

August 4, 2012


Richard Lindzen’s Seven Climate Errors In 1989 Richard Lindzen made seven claims about climate change.  These seven things, he told us, proved that there was nothing to get concerned about with climate change. Don’t worry, be happy With three of these seven claims, even Lindzen now admits he was wrong. Lindzen’s Three Take-Backs In 1989, […]

The Marginal Science of Climate Denial

July 30, 2011


In my recent discussions with one of my readers, I made the statement that climate change denial is marginal science.  I have discussed this issue previously in Consensus in Climate Change Science where Dr. Naomi Oreskes 2004 study demonstrated that nowhere in 10 years of scholarly publication–1993 to 2003–did anyone question the basic idea of climate change […]

Ideologues and Charlatans: A reader’s parade of climate deniers

June 22, 2011


Yesterday I posted Climate Alarmism & the Cost of Half Measures which was a repost of “Speaking science to climate policy,” Part 3 of The Conversation series, Clearing Up the Climate Debate.  In answer, a reader send me links to a number of articles which address and dispute certain claims made by Dr. James Risby […]

No to the Dangers of Geoengineering: An open letter to the IPCC

June 16, 2011


The likelihood that geoengineering will provide a safe, lasting, democratic and peaceful solution to the climate crisis is non-existent.

Simple Sam Learns About Climate Alarmism

June 4, 2011


I’ve invited Simple Sam, my friend the crackpot climate change denier around to witness an experiment in my Thought Experiment Chamber. “I don’t care what you say, I’m not going in there,” says Sam. Sam won’t go into my chamber because he found out that, as a fictional character, the experiments actually work on him.  […]

Apocrypha & Quote Mining Among the Climate Deniers

May 31, 2011


I have now made several visits to a climate change denier website recommended by a reader.  It’s a fairly typical one featuring an array of quotes purporting to show, as far as I can tell, that climate scientists and an array of suspect organizations are conspiring together to foist the idea of human-caused climate change […]

Climate Science – PollyAnnas, Pessimists & the IPCC

May 30, 2011


Ah, here’s Simple Sam.  Hi, Sam.  Come on over here.  I want you to look at a graph, or four graphs, really, that have been charted together.  Do you know what the diagram stands for? “I’m sure you’re going to tell me.” Yes, I am.  This diagram puts together four different estimates of climate sensitivity. […]

Simple Sam & Dr. Lindzen’s Missing Ingredients

February 7, 2011


I asked Simple Sam over for some tea, cake and sarcasm. I told him to bring his clop-clop denial slippers because climate change denial was going to be the subject of the conversation.  And here comes ol’ Clop-Clopalong, now.  — Hi, Sam. “You said there was going to be tea and cake?” asks Sam, glancing […]

Ice Cores and Past Climates

September 30, 2010


Paleoclimate topics: Calibrating climate models.  Drilling ice cores in Antarctica.  Antarctic ice core data, etc. Like some sap in a sentimental song, Sam, the planet Earth has gone through changes.  And that’s because, as you might expect, lots can happen in 4.5 billion years. Continents float about, join, unjoin, oceans realign, natural levels of greenhouse […]