Tag Archives: Opposing Views

Global Savings: Billion-Dollar Weather Events Averted by Global Warming

republished with permission from Master Resource by Chip Knappenberger “For every billion-dollar weather disaster identified as being ‘consistent with’ human-caused global warming, there are probably several other potential billion-dollar weather disasters that human-caused global warming averted.” Last week, the government’s … Continue reading

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WUWT: 150 million hits and counting

WUWT recently passed the 150 million counter mark as seen of the right sidebar. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The world’s most viewed site on global warming goes from strength to strength, and its audience grows with it. Let me … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Economist Tom Schelling makes NYT’s Paul Krugman look rational

Steve Milloy writes at junkscience.com about this off the rails Nobel prize winner: Nobel Economist says skeptics are deniers like Holocaust-denier Ahmadinejad University of Maryland economist Tom Schelling goes off on skeptics… er…”deniers”. Would Schelling feel better knowing that Ahmadinejad believes … Continue reading

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Mike Mann’s global warming = tobacco claims on Al Jazeera

You just have to laugh. Mike, Dana, and some other guy named Rick Piltz, get face-time on Al Jazeera and the best they can do is cite “false balance” and “tobacco disinformation campaigns” to bolster their weak 97% argument? Of … Continue reading

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Lysenkoism and Global Warming Theory

From Forbes: The Disgraceful Episode Of Lysenkoism Brings Us Global Warming Theory Trofim Lysenko became the Director of the Soviet Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the 1930s under Josef Stalin.  He was an advocate of the theory that … Continue reading

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Science Publisher Calls for Better Communications – But Not of Science

Guest post by E. Calvin Beisner Alan Leshner is worried. It seems scientists are having a hard time getting the public to understand science, and since “Public understanding of science … contributes to the extent of support for scientific research,” … Continue reading

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The reason for the polarization of the global warming issue

Via The Corner, something I always knew deep down, but never had succinctly coalesced into a single paragraph. In 1999, Cass Sunstein wrote an article in the Harvard Law Review entitled “The Law of Group Polarization.” Its thesis was simple: 

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Parts 5 and 6 John Nielsen-Gammon’s ‘Skeptics are not deniers’

Click titles for each full essay. Skeptics Are Not Deniers: A Conversation (part 6) This is Part 6 of my six-part discussion with Robert G. Brown on paleoclimate, climate dynamics, and global warming.  Start with Part 1. *********** RB: I’m … Continue reading

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Some progress on the skeptic -vs- denier ugliness

Readers may recall this WUWT story:  Nature’s ugly decision: ‘Deniers’ enters the scientific literature. Meanwhile, the discussion continues at John Nielsen-Gammon’s Climate Abyss website on Skeptics are Not Deniers, with part 3 now posted. Part 4 will likely be at … Continue reading

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Skeptics Are Not Deniers part 2

John Nielsen-Gammon has his second part up. I introduced part 1 here Skeptics Are Not Deniers: A Conversation (part 2) This is Part 2 of his six-part discussion with Robert G. Brown.

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Lord Leach of Fairford weighs in on Nature’s ‘denier’ gaffe

I’ve still not received any reply from Nature Climate Change editor Rory Howlett to my query about why he allowed the term “deniers” in scientific literature (Bain et al), and neither has Bishop Hill to my knowledge. Lord Leach however, … Continue reading

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Kenji gets mail, but where’s the science?

As many WUWT readers know, my dog, Kenji Watts, is an actual member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He’s got papers to prove it. This of course is proof that all you need is a valid credit card to … Continue reading

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Integrity Score: ClimateBites 1, Mann 0

ClimateBites Tom Smerling writes: …I would have preferred that Mann had stopped with the quote above, but he added “I will call people who deny the science ‘deniers.’ I won’t be deterred by the fact that they don’t like the … Continue reading

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Global warming – splodeified

Via Tom Nelson, no wonder they hate nuclear power so much, they don’t see any difference! Global warming increasing by 400,000 atomic bombs every day | The Vancouver Observer The amazing persistence of CO2 in the air has allowed billions … Continue reading

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Catastrophically cartooned

Josh writes: There is a lovely cartoon over at Roger Pielke Jr’s which, delightful though it is, helps perpetuate the myth that Global Warming is somehow an issue for climate skeptics. It isn’t. The issue is Catastrophic Anthropogenic, and specifically that … Continue reading

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On Earth Day, another global warming opinion poll goes horribly wrong

WUWT and its large readership are often blamed for such results, in this case, we have nothing to do with it. Luboš Motl writes on his blog The Reference Frame ABC1, an Australian TV channel, is planning to air… I … Continue reading

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The Met Office COPing response

Willis Eschenbach notes that the COP predictions from the Met Office, which I highlighted here, are all over the road. He writes: In the most recent one, they didn’t make a prediction, but they included the historical record, so let … Continue reading

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Yes, I know, I covered it first: The Medieval Warm Period was Global

I must have had 20 tips and notes/contacts over the past 24 hours like this one: New temperature proxy discovered An article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2120512/Global-warming-Earth-heated-medieval-times-human-CO2-emissions.html) in the Mail Online describes a paper (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X12000659) detailing a new temperature proxy that indicates that the … Continue reading

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