Author Archives: Guest Blogger

A Clear Example of IPCC Ideology Trumping Fact

By Paul C. Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute Within the U.S. federal government (and governments around the world), the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is given authority when it comes … Continue reading

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Posted in IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report | 104 Comments

UN IPCC AR5 report infected with fatal technical and procedural flaws

UN report’s fatal flaws destroy credibility of WGII and WGIII findings Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The UN IPCC AR5 latest climate assessment process comprising WGI, WGII and WGIII reports is complete. This process includes many hundreds of authors and … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report | 28 Comments

Major Errors Apparent in Climate Model Evaporation Estimates

Guest essay by Richard J. Petschauer, Senior Member IEEE The physics of evaporation has complications related to what happens at the water / air interface such as wind speed and wave action. However if these factors remain constant, how evaporation … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling | 89 Comments

Earth to Lovejoy: 0.9 C° in a century is not ‘huge’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Pseudo-science by press release has become the norm among the Forces of Darkness. With as much fanfare as McGill University could muster, the recent paper by Professor Lovejoy was promoted via a typically head-banging instance … Continue reading

Posted in 99% certainty, Alarmism, Bad science, Climate data | 82 Comments

DIY Climate Psychology Lewpaper Generator

Delusional psychopophagy is the mere result of the power of Climate Denial Guest essay by Eric Worrall As a homage to the amount of attention cast in our direction by the psycho-scientific community, I have decided to pay tribute to … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Fun_stuff | 119 Comments

Lovejoy’s 99% ‘confidence’ vs. measurement uncertainty

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley It is time to be angry at the gruesome failure of peer review that allows publication of papers, such as the recent effusion of Professor Lovejoy of McGill University, which, in the gushing, widely-circulated press … Continue reading

Posted in 99% certainty, Bad science, Uncertainty | 209 Comments

The Great Credibility Gap yawns ever wider

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Now that the UAH satellite data are available, we can update the monthly Global Warming Prediction Index, a devastatingly simple measure of how well (or badly) the IPCC’s official predictions of global warming are doing. … Continue reading

Posted in Hiatus in Global Warming, IPCC | 174 Comments

Climate Forecasting for the 21st Century

Guest essay by Dr. Norman Page 1. The AR5 Reports and Responses. Following the publication in early August of the final drafts of the AR5  WG1 and Summary for Policymakers   I posted an initial response at http://climatesense-norpag.blogspot.com/2013/10/commonsense-climate-science-and.html The opening sentences of  the post … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 40 Comments

Lewandowsky’s Peer Reviewer Makes Things Up

Guest essay by Brandon Schollenberger As most people reading this blog know, a paper by Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive Fury, was recently retracted. This is a big deal as scientific papers are rarely retracted, and merely being wrong doesn’t cause it … Continue reading

Posted in Stephan Lewandowsky | 128 Comments

Finding a common ground – a conversation with Dr. James Hansen on nuclear power

Dr. James Hansen’s reply to my question about Nuclear Power Guest essay by Eric Worrall A a few years ago, Anthony Watts posted a link “The Middle Ground where AGW skeptics and Proponents should meet up“. At AGU2013, Anthony asked … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, nuclear power, thorium power | 178 Comments

Coldest U.S. winter in a century

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The circumpolar vortex has put this season into the record-books. The United States has just gone through its coldest interequinoctial winter (equinox to equinox) in a century. Hat-tip to CFACT, which has just sent me … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, records, Weather | 135 Comments

Occam’s Razor and Climate Change

The simplest explanation is usually the correct explanation Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Keven Trenberth once campaigned for the scientific world to accept the alarmist view of climate change as the “null hypothesis”, the baseline theory against which all … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Opinion | 200 Comments

IPCC Scientists Knew Data and Science Inadequacies Contradicted Certainties Presented to Media, Public and Politicians, But Remained Silent

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Arthur Conan Doyle. … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC, Modeling | 143 Comments

Un-cherry-picking and the Singer Event

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The dwindling number of paid or unpaid trolls commenting here – dwindling because the less dishonest and less lavishly-funded ones realize the game is up – do not like The Pause. They whine that in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | 189 Comments

Australian National University: Forget the Climate Facts, We need Opinions

Another case of “The ends justify the means” Submitted by Eric Worrall Rod Lamberts, director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University, claims facts  won’t win the climate debate.

Posted in Climate News, Opinion | 144 Comments

The Future of Models

Guest essay by Nancy Green At the close of the 19th century physics was settled science. The major questions had been answered and what remained was considered window dressing. Our place in the universe was known: We came from the … Continue reading

Posted in Modeling | 162 Comments

Volcano Activity, Temperature and Response Times:

Guest essay by Neil Catto In view of the possible reasons for the 17-20 year global temperature plateau and further to Willis’ post a couple of weeks ago “Volcanoes Erupt Again”, I have been working on the same subject from … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, Volcanoes | 48 Comments

‘Record temperatures’ placed in context with station history

DayRec: An Interface for Exploring United States Record-Maximum/Minimum Daily Temperatures Essay by Greg Kent Foreword: There is a new resource for obtaining high/low temperature extremes.  The DOE released the DayRec tool that has requirements for long and complete station records.  … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, records | 44 Comments