Hurricane Development Region Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies as We Start the 2014 Season

IMPORTANT OPENING NOTE Even if the sea surface temperature anomalies were to remain depressed throughout the 2014 hurricane season (highly unlikely), the actual sea surface temperatures (absolute) from June to…

Governor 'Moonbeam' beclowns himself over sea level rise at LAX airport

Proof positive politicians can’t do simple math. From the LA Times today: Brown’s remarks came a day after the release of two studies finding that a slow-motion and irreversible collapse…

The Media over-hyped the West Antarctica climate propaganda reporting

Studies do not address sea level rise projections alleged by misleading media headlines Guest essay by Larry Hamlin As seems to always be the case the climate fear propaganda news…

Sanity Checking The National Climate Assessment Report Against Real Data Reveals Major Discrepancies

Guest essay by Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA How well do claims and assertions in the just-released 800+-page report by the National Climate…

Answer to the Question Posed at Climate Etc.: By What Mechanism Does an El Niño Contribute to Global Warming?

Late last week, Judith Curry published a post written by Donald Rapp titled El Ninos and La Ninas and Global Warming. Donald referred to my work a number of times…

Claim: 'Dangerous' nitrogen pollution could be halved

Now Nitrogen, making up 78% of Earth’s atmosphere, and a requirement for many agricultural crops is given the label of “dangerous”. I’m guessing Oxygen and the “dangerous oxidation” it causes…

Climate Sensitivity and Transient Climate Response

Guest essay by Marcel Crok, Climate Dialogue Climate sensitivity is at the heart of the scientific debate on anthropogenic climate change. In the fifth assessment report of the IPCC (AR5)…

More pear-shaped trouble for John Cook's '97% consensus'

Readers may recall the post John Cook’s 97% consensus claim is about to go ‘pear-shaped’. This is an update to that, in two parts. First is the introduction, and the…

Bob Ward of the State of Confusion

Josh writes: Bob Ward’s tweets today have been a revelation – historic even – see the Bish’s post here. Happily they have coincided with a couple of Antarctic stories that…

What caused a 1300 year deep freeze 12,800 years ago? New PNAS paper says it wasn't an impact

About 12,800 years ago, the last Ice Age was coming to an end, the planet was warming up. Then, inexplicably, the planet plunged into a deep freeze, returning to near-glacial…

Over two decades of failure in climate talks – maybe it is just time to give up instead of trying game theory?

How climate talks can be more successful May 12, 2014 by Angela Herring, Northeastern University For more than two decades, mem­bers of the United Nations have sought to forge an…