Trenberth at AMS defends himself against deniers

Post by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Dr. Trenberth delivered his highly-anticipated presentation at the American Meteorological Society 91st Annual Meeting in Seattle on Wednesday.  The talk was titled “Promoting climate information and communication of climate change“, and an overflowing crowd of several hundred listened for about 20-minutes, then scattered.  Those that read the preprint online…

Was this part of the inspiration for Obama’s SOTU goal: “by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources”?

During last night’s State of the Union Address, president Obama essentially abandoned AGW proponents, and shifted the focus to energy, including uttering the greens most dreaded term: “clean coal”. He also set a bold goal that raised some eyebrows: I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: by 2035, 80% of America’s…

Early reports from the Lisbon conference

Dr. Judith Curry added a couple of comments on her blog while attending the Lisbon Workshop on Reconciliation in the Climate Change Debate. For those wondering why I’m not there even though invited, and to see a rationale for the report, please see my previous post: The hope of Lisbon I’m sure there will be more…

A new rapid review open source sci-journal from Nature

Maybe we won’t need the other new journal announced yesterday after all. From Slashdot.org: “Nature’s Publishing Group is launching a new journal, Scientific Reports, announced earlier this month. The press release makes it clear that it is molded after PLoS ONE: ‘Scientific Reports will publish original research papers of interest to specialists within a given…