Tag Archives: IPCC Fourth Assessment Report

Shocker – Ken Caldeira resigns as IPCC AR5 lead author

(via Tom Nelson) Ken Caldeira resigns as IPCC lead author, saying: “…it is not clear how much additional benefit there is to having a huge bureaucratic scientific review effort under UN auspices…” New Directions for the Intergovernmental Climate Panel – … Continue reading

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Ben Santer’s “damage control” on UAH global temperature data

The post below on Dr. Roy Spencer’s blog that contains responses from Spencer and Christy deserves wide distribution and attention, because it shows just how badly Ben Santer and John Abraham want to squelch this dataset. Particularly amusing is the … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: We’ll fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn but from wood chips and stalks or switch grass. Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive … Continue reading

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CO2 Sensitivity is Multi-Modal – All bets are off

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein A multi-modal probability distribution, such as the graphic below [from Schmittner 2011], cries out “MULTIPLE POPULATIONS”. Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (expected temperature increase due to a doubling of CO2 levels, all else being equal) is distinctly … Continue reading

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The CRU crew says: “what we really meant was…”

In all the hubub last week, I missed this press release from the University of East Anglia. In it, they try to explain away some of the first highlighted email phrases. But we’ve all moved well beyond those now. The … Continue reading

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Why all the cloak and dagger stuff if this is all settled science…?

Reader “just the facts” writes in comments: Here is an example of Phil Jones trying to avoid a FOIA request, but he apparently struggles with the implementation…:

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New study in Science shows climate sensitivity overestimated

From Oregon State University  some news the team and especially Kevin Trenberth just really don’t want to hear. I covered this on a tip from Dr. Pat Michaels back on Nov 9th titled: Climate sensitivity- lowering the IPCC “fat tail” and … Continue reading

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Shades of Foster Grant

Tamino Misses The Point And Attempts To Distract His Readers By Bob Tisdale The obvious intent of my recent post “17-Year And 30-Year Trends In Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies: The Differences Between Observed And IPCC AR4 Climate Models” was to illustrate … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is … Continue reading

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Santer’s “17 years needed for a sign of climate change” compared against the IPCC models

I recently covered a press release from Dr. Ben Santer where it was claimed that: In order to separate human-caused global warming from the “noise” of purely natural climate fluctuations, temperature records must be at least 17 years long, according … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Zombie head exploders and the new IPCC report

Maybe Joe’s head can be a new source of renewable energy. Just like a zombie, his head keeps coming back from the dead and exploding anew, seemingly every day. All we need to power this is to write more annoying … Continue reading

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The GWPF Responds To New IPCC Report

Natural Variability To Dominate Weather Events Over Coming 20-30 Years Press Release London: For many decades to come, and probably longer, mankind’s influence on the frequency of extreme weather events will be insignificant. According to a preliminary report released by … Continue reading

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Tisdale on model initialization in wake of the leaked IPCC draft

Should Climate Models Be Initialized To Replicate The Multidecadal Variability Of The Instrument Temperature Record During The 20th Century? Guest post by Bob Tisdale The coupled climate models used to hindcast past and project future climate in the IPCC’s 2007 report … Continue reading

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Does the Trenberth et al “Earth’s Energy Budget Diagram” Contain a Paradox?

Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones by Bob Fernley-Jones AKA Bob_FJ CAUTION: This is written in Anglo-Oz English. Here is the diagram as extracted from their 2009 paper, it being an update of that in the IPCC report of 2007 (& also … Continue reading

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Greenpeace and the IPCC – The Edenhofer Excuse

Guest post by Shub Niggurath It has been a recurring pattern that the most dramatic of conclusions arrived by the IPCC, are shown to arise from unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims in literature put out by environmental pressure groups. The latest … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “Urgent and unprecedented environmental and social changes challenge scientists to define a new social contract… a commitment on the part of all scientists to devote their energies and talents to the most pressing problems of the … Continue reading

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Greenpeace in our time

Josh from cartoonsbyjosh.com has been extra busy this week. He writes of the latest IPCC debacle: Christopher Booker suggested a lovely idea for his latest article They did not use it there… it is here instead ;-) Oh but wait…there’s … Continue reading

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I’m sure the Chinese will stop if you ask them…

It seems the US is to blame…

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A modest proposal in lieu of disbanding the IPCC

Guest post by Ron Cram Since Climategate, PachauriGate, GlacierGate and AmazonGate, a number of mainstream and skeptical climate scientists have been very critical of the IPCC. Some are suggesting the IPCC should be disbanded and future assessment reports should come … Continue reading

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New paper: Cosmic rays contribute 40% to global warming

From the Hindu Physicist U.R. Rao says carbon emission impact is lower than IPCC claim A key belief of climate science theology — that a reduction in carbon emissions will take care of the bulk of global warming — has … Continue reading

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Unequivocal Equivocation – an open letter to Dr. Trenberth

This essay from Willis appeared on WUWT overnight Saturday while I slept. After reading it this morning, I decided to make it a sticky at the top of WUWT (I also added the open letter reference) because it says everything … Continue reading

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Putting the Brakes on Acceleration

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Various pundits and scientists keep talking about a threatened acceleration in the sea level rise. Here’s the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Anthropogenic forcing is also expected to produce an accelerating rate of sea level rise … Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon on consensus statistics

  Lawrence Solomon in the Financial Post writes: The ‘scientific consensus’ about global warming turns out to have a lot more to do with manipulating the numbers How do we know there’s a scientific consensus on climate change? Pundits and … Continue reading

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Shredding the “climate consensus” myth: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore

From Climate Depot, read more here INTRODUCTION: More than 1000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and … Continue reading

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