Is Global Warming an Existential Threat? Probably Not, But Still a Serious Issue.

Reposted from Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog During the recent presidential debate, a number of candidates suggested that global warming represents an existential threat to mankind, and thus requires dramatic and immediate action. Governor Jay Inslee has been particularly generous in the use of this term, but he is not alone.  Kamala Harris, Cory…

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Greenland’s ‘Record Temperature’ denied – the data was wrong

From the “But, but, wait! Our algorithms can adjust for that!” department comes this tale of alarmist woe. Greenland’s all-time record temperature wasn’t a record at all, and it never got above freezing there. First, the wailing from news media: NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/climate/european-heatwave-climate-change.html WAPO: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/10/greenland-witnessed-its-highest-june-temperature-ever-recorded-on-thursday/ Climate Progress: https://thinkprogress.org/greenland-hits-record-75-f-sets-melt-record-as-globe-aims-at-hottest-year-e34e534e533e/ Polar Portal: http://polarportal.dk/en/news/news/record-high-temperature-for-june-in-greenland/ Now from the Danish Meteorological…

My video presentation at ICCC#13

As many of you know, I attended and spoke at ICCC13 in Washington DC in July. While there was a live stream available, not everyone could watch it. Here is my presentation: Anthony Watts, senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute, speaks on Panel 3: Scientific Observations at The Heartland Institute’s Thirteenth…

American Psychological Association: Climate Skeptics Can be Convinced to Believe in Science

Guest essay by Eric Worrall From the “if you don’t believe in climate science how can you believe in medicine?” department; According to an American Psychological Association press release, climate skeptics are more likely to believe climate claims if they are first reminded of fields of science which they trust. Climate Change Conversations Can Be…