Another amplification mechanism discovered by which the Sun affects Earth’s climate

From The Hockey Schtick A paper published Tuesday in the Journal of Climate finds tiny variations in solar activity over 11-year solar cycles have greatly amplified effects upon climate via changes in the Arctic Oscillation, North Pacific sea surface temperatures & sea level pressure, and via changes in stratospheric ozone from solar UV. The authors…

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The Paradox of Consensus – a novel argument on climate change

Theories that can be easily tested should have a high degree of consensus among researchers. Those involving chaotic and less testable questions – climate change or economic growth, physiology or financial markets – ought to have a greater level of scientific disagreement. Yet this is hardly the case for climate science. In the Paradox of Consensus,…

On Holland and Bruyère (2013) “Recent Intense Hurricane Response to Global Climate Change”

Alternate Title: Climate Science Community Continues to Lose Sight of Reality SkepticalScience is promoting the Holland and Bruyère (2013) paper Recent Intense Hurricane Response to Global Climate Change as proof positive that hypothetical human-induced global warming has caused more intense hurricanes. See Dana Nuccitelli’s post New Research Shows Humans Causing More Intense Hurricanes. My Figure…

How a scientist becomes a con man

Fraud and deceit are a slippery slope Story submitted by Bruce Webster An article in the New York Times chronicles the descent of a sociologist into wholesale fraud. It is worth reading the whole article, because I believe it offers insight into some of the pressures, temptations, and self-rationalizations that many scientists struggle with. Here…

Clean Coal by Wire

Guest post by Viv Forbes There is a persistent green myth that coal-fired power generation causes city smogs. It does not. City air pollution is nothing new. King Edward I complained about London pollution in 1306, as did Queen Elizabeth I in 1578, long before the first steam engine operated. Let’s look at the causes…