Climate craziness of the week: Yes, we have no bananas, thanks to climate change

[At least there will be less radiation spread around. -Anthony] Going Bananas: Another Climate Change Hustle Guest essay by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels We hear that there is looming banana crisis in Costa Rica—the world’s 2nd leading exporter of the fruit—as this year’s crop is being threatened by an infestation of…

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Climate models – worse than we thought

Observations Now Inconsistent with Climate Model Predictions for 25 (going on 35) Years By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels Question: How long will the fantasy that climate models are reliable indicators of the earth’s climate evolution persist in face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary? Answer: Probably for as long as there…

Gatekeeping at Geophysical Research Letters

Dr. Judith Curry writes: As the IPCC struggles with its inconvenient truth – the pause and the growing discrepancy between models and observations – the obvious question is: why is the IPCC just starting to grapple with this issue now, essentially two minutes before midnite of the release of the AR5? … My blog post…

Climate Hash Rehashed

Guest essay by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a press release announcing the publication of its “State of the Climate 2012” report. The global media, predictably, are all over it, loving the gloomsaying. None of it is new. The NOAA report is simply…

The Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment

Guest essay by Rob Bradley Rice’s Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment (Sass’s ad hominem response to Rep. Smith) “The Baker Institute has some truing up to do in the multi-disciplinary field of climate change. Playing to its strengths, Rice University and Baker should host its third climate conference, titled something like ‘New Developments in the Physical…

Anti-information in climate models

Climate History: Cato Boffins Discovered “Anti-information” By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger While doing some historical studies in preparation for an article in Cato’s Regulation magazine, we found that we  once discovered the information equivalent of antimatter, namely, “anti-information”. This breakthrough came  when we were reviewing the first “National Assessment” of climate…