Trenberth dials up the warming predictions

From NCAR: Future warming likely to be on high side of climate projections, analysis finds November 08, 2012 BOULDER—Climate model projections showing a greater rise in global temperature are likely to prove more accurate than those showing a lesser rise, according to a new analysis by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).…

New paper suggests that CO2 ‘…could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age’

From the University of Gothenburg , another head exploder for Joe Romm and company. Carbon dioxide – our salvation from a future ice age? Mankind’s emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age. According to new research from the University of Gothenburg,…

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More Tabloid Climatology – now ‘extreme weather’ killed the Mayans

From the University of California – Davis  and the “seek and ye shall find” department, a stunning example of Tabloid Climatology™ trying to link “extreme weather” with the Mayan civilization collapse. They did get one thing right though with this quote: “We are dependent on climatological events that are beyond our control.” As usual with…

‘Paleotempestology’ – the new Mann science

I missed this announcement yesterday, but when I saw the word “paleotempestology” today, I immediately thought of Dr. Michael Mann, mainly because he throws tempests and everybody else studies them as examples of scientific silliness aka Tabloid Climatology™. Sure enough, after reading the breathless press release, he’s involved. – Anthony What Paleotempestology Tells Scientists about…

Fashionable words and climate science

From the University of Bristol  some research you have to wonder about how it ever got funded. One new fashionable word set I think they should add to this is “Tabloid Climatology™”. Drifting word clouds may change perceptions of climate science Trends in the use of words in scientific studies may correlate with and impact…