Lomborg: Renewables are stuck, although green hopes keep rising

Guest essay by Bjørn Lomborg Globally, renewables have been *declining* for the last two centuries, and have remained stuck at about 13% for the past 40 years. People expect them…

Current Crop of Computer Models “Close to Useless”

From the Institute for Energy Research: … It is this second class of models, the economic/climate hybrids called Integrated Assessment Models, that Pindyck discusses. Pindyck’s paper is titled, “Climate Change…

Claim: CO2 ended the last ice age

From Oregon State University Study explains early warming of West Antarctica at end of last ice age CORVALLIS, Ore. – West Antarctica began emerging from the last ice age about…

The Elusive Absolute Surface Air Temperature (SAT)

Here’s an interesting Q&A on issues with trying to determine the SAT of the Earth that I have not seen before. There’s a surprise at the end as to who…

More low climate sensitivity

This paper A lower and more constrained estimate of climate sensitivity using updated observations and detailed radiative forcing time series from Skeie et al is now in open peer review…

The early chill in the Arctic continues

Temperature above 80 degrees north drops below freezing early, and continues to drop. Many people have been watching the remarkable early drop in air temperature at the DMI plot here:…