No Clue Haiku – Temp Rise Past Due

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. Oceanographer Gregory Johnson, Lead Author of the IPCC AR5 chapter on marine measurements, has summarized the entire 2,200 pages in 19 nicely illustrated haiku. Haiku is an artful Japanese writing form with a 5-7-5 cadence. Here is one example that stood out for me. But IPCC Climate Models seem to get…

How well did Hansen (1988) do?

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. The graphic from RealClimate asks “How well did Hansen et al (1988) do?” They compare actual temperature measurements through 2012 (GISTEMP and HadCRUT4) with Hansen’s 1988 Scenarios “A”, “B”, and “C”. The answer (see my annotations) is “Are you kidding?” HANSEN’S SCENARIOS The three scenarios and their predictions are defined…

Environmentalist Air Pollution

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. What’s the difference between a whimsical fable and an environmental fallacy? On the outside, fables are light-hearted fibs. But oh so true on the inside. Environmental fallacies are just the opposite, serious and plausible on the outside but hiding egregious falsehoods on the inside. Environmentalists have promoted the theory that…