Minority report: 50 year warming due to natural causes

Warming in Last 50 Years Predicted by Natural Climate Cycles by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. One of the main conclusions of the 2007 IPCC report was that the warming over the last 50 years was most likely due to anthropogenic pollution, especially increasing atmospheric CO2 from fossil fuel burning. But a minority of climate…

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A note about boundaries

See UPDATE below. Thanks Tamino This is a personal note. I’m not accepting comments. Today my life and my office was disrupted by the unannounced and uninvited presence of a person who seems to be convinced that I’m in the employ of “big oil” (I’m not) and that my opinions and the opinions of others…

AGW=dead lizards? Maybe it's not the heat, but the handbags and herpetology aficionados?

I covered this story Mid May on WUWT. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/05/13/now-its-lizards-going-extinct-due-to-climate-change/ An email today asking if this is real science or just hype prompted me to do some research. First, below, the tragic story from the lizard specialist at BYU, whose rediscovery of some old field notes apparently was enough to touch off a firestorm of press…