New peer reviewed paper shows just how bad the climate models really are

One of the biggest, if not the biggest issues of climate science skepticism is the criticism of over-reliance on computer model projections to suggest future outcomes. In this paper, climate models were hindcast tested against actual surface observations, and found to be seriously lacking. Just have a look at Figure 12 (mean temperature -vs- models…

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Sea Ice News #31

I’ve watched the hubbub over the AccuWeather video by Joe Bastardi that called NSIDC’s Sea Ice data into question, because it “seemed” to show lower Arctic Sea Ice values than that of JAXA or DMI. Here they all are: JAXA AMSR-E Sea Ice Extent -15% or greater – click to enlarge

The 4 legged AGW table

Josh of Cartoons By Josh writes: Kevin Anderson’s post at Bishop Hill intrigued me. He came up with 4 simple theoretical ‘legs’ upon which to launch his clear view that Anthropogenic Global Warming was serious and needed immediate attention. A year ago I would have agreed (hey, lots of us did, ‘cos ‘they’ said it…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

See note from SEPP asking for assistance at the end of this article- Anthony THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) The 16th Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change started in Cancun with few of the grandiose announcements that occurred at last…

Surgical anesthetic gases coming under fire for global warming potential – Only one problem: they haven’t been observed in the atmosphere

The press release below is from the University of Copenhagen Department of Chemistry. The anesthetic gases isofluran, desflurane and sevoflurane are coming under scrutiny for global warming potential. However, what isn’t stated in the press release is this important paragraph of the scientific paper : There are no production numbers available in the literature for…