One of the Mann-Steyn lawsuit claims hits a rock

Steve McIntyre writes: The Mann libel case has been attracting increasing commentary, including from people outside the climate community. Integral to Mann’s litigation are representations that he was “investigated” by 6-9 investigations, all of which supposedly gave him “exonerations” on wide-ranging counts, including “scientific misconduct”, “fraud”, “academic fraud”, “data falsification”, “statistical manipulation”, “manipulation of data”…

New PNAS paper claims Arctic planetary albedo dropped significantly, yet recent CERES data shows no significant change

From PNAS: Direct satellite observation reveals that the Arctic planetary albedo, a measure of reflectiveness, decreased from 0.52 to 0.48 between 1979 and 2011, a change in albedo that corresponds to a climate forcing 25% as large as that due to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations over the same time period, according to this…

Climate shock or schlock?

From Arizona State University  use of a phrase that doesn’t seem to have a clear definition. Though, this one in Urban Dictionary comes pretty close to reality for 99% of people today. Lacking a clear definition in a scientific context, I suppose it is a buzzword used for for the “shock value” and to get…

CRISES IN CLIMATOLOGY

Guest essay by Donald C. Morton Herzberg Program in Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada ABSTRACT The Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released in September 2013 continues the pattern of previous ones raising alarm about a warming earth due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases. This paper identifies six problems with this…