What You Won’t Find in the New National Climate Assessment

Guest essay by Dr. Pat Michaels Under the U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990, the federal government has been charged with producing large National Climate Assessments (NCA), and today the most recent iteration has arrived. It is typical of these sorts of documents–much about how the future of mankind is doomed to suffer through increasingly erratic…

Study: A new method to evaluate overall performance of a climate model

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “pyramid schemes” department: A new method to evaluate overall performance of a climate model Many climate-related studies, such as detection and attribution of historical climate change, projections of future climate and environments, and adaptation to future climate change, heavily rely on the performance…