Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sends IPCC a strong letter on their conflict of interest debacle

The plot thickens. Some parts of this letter are strongly worded. It is clear that there’s not much tolerance for the latest set of shenanigans from Pachauri. Steve McIntyre writes: Judy Curry draws attention to a letter from the Chairman of the Oversight Subcomittee of the US Science Committee to the UN Chairman asking that…

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New study – declining temperature and increasing sea ice, combined with lack of adaptation, caused Viking demise in Greenland

We’ve always suspected this for some time, as the MWP ended, they became isolated by the change in weather patterns as the climate turned colder. Nice to see it in a peer reviewed publication finally. From Wiley-Blackwell Did climate change cause Greenland’s ancient Viking community to collapse? Our changing climate usually appears to be a…

Tipping points – easy come, easy go

Yesterday, I highlighted an alarming story from the University of Exeter and East Anglia that saw tipping points behind every rock and tree. Now today comes a peer reviewed study in Nature Geoscience that says no tipping points are expected from CO2 rise. What we have here, is “settled science” in action. From the University of…