Tag Archives: Patrick Michaels

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Did Global Warming Prevent a Record-Breaking D.C. Snowstorm?

Guest post by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels We haven’t seen any media stories relating global warming to the Wednesday’s weather in D.C. We are certain that this would not have been the case had more than … Continue reading

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Reality check: Who believes Hurricane Sandy was/was not caused by global warming?

This list of who’s who is instructive to review. It says a lot about credibility of the “Sandy was caused by global warming” argument being pushed by activists and media. Compare who’s pushing the agenda versus who isn’t buying into … Continue reading

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Unable to effectively refute the contents, the alarmosphere resorts to calling a new report ‘counterfeit’

I laughed when I got this press release last night: CatoScience.txt – Fake ‘addendum by conservative group tries to undo federal climate report A soon-to-be-released Cato Institute report, posing as an “addendum” to a 2009 federal summary of climate change … Continue reading

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Discovery News Category 6 hurricanes – ‘batshit stupid’

Hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue pulls no punches when it comes to putting John Abraham of the Climate Science Rapid Response Team in his place: Here’s what Abraham has to say at Discovery News: 

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Editorial: ‘Hansen is simply wrong’ and ‘his hypothesis is a complete and abject failure’

UPDATE: 9:55 AM  PDT 8/8/12 A graph of Palmer Drought Severity Index -vs- GISTEMP data has been added from Dr. Michaels. Looks like another “GISS miss”. There’s a lot of blowback against James Hansen’s recent (non tested) PNAS paper, trying … Continue reading

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Newly found weather records show 1930’s as being far worse than the present for extreme weather

The Heat Was On—Before Urbanization and Greenhouse Gases By Patrick Michaels on World Climate Report Sure is hot out! And what better time for a paper to appear in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology describing the construction of … Continue reading

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Climate Science From the Onion?

Guest post by Dr. Patrick Michaels Three items appeared last week that make me wonder if The Onion is surreptitiously acquiring science journals and trade publications. Here’s what one, “ScienceNordic” says it does on its home page: Our team of … Continue reading

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WSJ pans ‘climate warrior’ Michael Mann in book review.

All I can say is “ouch”! Mann of course will be sending his usual letter to the editor whining about unfair treatment. He’s really just misunderstood you see. Excerpts from the review by Anne Jolis: The book’s climax is a … Continue reading

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Climate modeling turkey shoot, western style

Western U.S. Precipitation Extremes—How Did This Turkey Get Published? By Dr. Patrick Michaels When it comes to changes in future precipitation across the United States, climate models projections are all over the map. In other words, they provide no useful … Continue reading

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A Response to Skeptical Science’s “Patrick Michaels: Serial Deleter of Inconvenient Data”

Guest post by Patrick Michaels When the battle is being lost, there is a tendency to try to raise a level of distraction to shift the attention away from the desperate situation at hand. Such is the noise being raised … Continue reading

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The End is Near for Faith in AGW

When the public learns about huge faults in the skeptic scientist accusation, combined with the faults in the IPCC, the result may send AGW into total collapse. Guest post submitted by Russell Cook I’m preaching to the choir here when … Continue reading

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Bias In the Peer Review Process: A Cautionary And Personal Account

by Dr. Roger Pielke Senior There is an informative article by Ross McKittrick McKitrick, Ross R. (2011) “Bias in the Peer Review Process: A Cautionary and Personal Account” in Climate Coup, Patrick J. Michaels ed., Cato Inst. Washington DC. This … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, you do have to produce those ‘Global Warming’ documents

Published on Washington Examiner (http://washingtonexaminer.com) By: Christopher C. Horner, David W. Schnare and Robert Marshall Reprinted with permission from the authors.  Yes, Virginia, you do have to produce those ‘Global Warming’ documents Today, Virginia taxpayers, a state lawmaker and a … Continue reading

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