Claim: Sharknado Might Damage Climate Credibility

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Conversation is worried that climate disaster films like Sharknado might damage the credibility of climate scientists, because sometimes the characters in such movies use scientific sounding language to discuss preposterous fictional climate disasters. Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause? … At their heart,…

Claim: Underground Carbon Reservoirs are Stable

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study of naturally occurring CO2 reservoirs has given a boost to carbon capture projects, by concluding mild acidity of CO2 / Carbonic Acid does not significantly corrode the rocks holding it in, even on 100,000 year timescales. But this study does nothing to allay my concerns about the hideous…

A review of temperature reconstructions

Guest essay by Andy May In previous posts (here and here), I’ve compared historical events to the Alley and Kobashi GISP2 Central Greenland Temperature reconstructions for the past 4,000 years. Unfortunately, these two reconstructions are very different. Recently Steve McIntyre has suggested a third reconstruction by Bo Vinther. Vinther’s data can be found here. Unfortunately,…

Arrival of a caravan outside a city in Morocco.

US Climate Envoy to Fly to Morocco for Pre COP22 Conference

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to a US State Department Press Release, the US Climate Envoy is flying to Morocco for a pre-climate conference conference. U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Morocco U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel July 27-28 to Rabat, Morocco for meetings with Moroccan…