‘If things continue as they have been, in five years, at the latest, we will need to acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong with our climate models. ‘

J Bryan Kramer writes of this interview with IPCC lead author Hans Van Storch in SPIEGEL. Interview conducted by Olaf Stampf and Gerald Traufetter Climate experts have long predicted that temperatures would rise in parallel with greenhouse gas emissions. But, for 15 years, they haven’t. In a SPIEGEL interview, meteorologist Hans von Storch discusses how…

Transient Van Allen radiation belt discovered

From the University of California – Los Angeles How did a third radiation belt appear in the Earth’s upper atmosphere? Since the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts in in the Earth’s upper atmosphere in 1958, space scientists have believed that these belts consisted of two doughnut-shaped rings of highly charged particles — an…

Eos: let’s get the bankers and the climate modelers talking, but will the bankers be too realistic?

From Eos June 11, 2013, PAGE 215, comes a recommendation that the finance community and climate scientists work together. One wonders though, if people in the results driven financial world will soon realize that the climate models just aren’t performing, and drop such collaborations like yesterday’s bad stock tip. Collaboration Urged for Climate Science and…

An Engineer’s Thoughts on Key AGW Questions

Final part of a 3 part series by Ronald D Voisin In order for catastrophic climate alarm to prevail, three fundamental questions must all be answered in the affirmative. And even if they are all answered in the affirmative, it remains quite unclear that our actions and expenditure are wise or appropriate. Let’s examine various…