A Colder Climate is a Drier Climate

Guest essay by David Archibald In trying to understand how the US agricultural system will respond to lower solar activity, and thus a posited colder climate, we have to go way back. As far back as the 1970s in fact when it was still possible for academics to publish books and papers on the effects…

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A Cool Question, Answered?

Guest essay by David Archibald A couple of years ago the question was asked “When will it start cooling?” Of course solar denialists misconstrued this innocent enquiry. There is no doubt – we all know that lower solar irradiance will result in lower temperatures on this planet. It is a question of when. Solar activity…

An intriguing mystery – and a very speculative theory

Guest essay by Eric Worrall John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor, once tried to reframe the climate debate in terms of his prediction of  “global climate disruption”. Holdren stated at the time, that the term “global warming” is “a dangerous misnomer”. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/09/16/the-morphology-of-global-warming/ The question – does John Holdren believe that “global climate disruption” might actually…

Cowtan & Way and signs of cooling

Guest essay by Jan Zeman To err is human, for messing up consistently one needs a computer. -New proverbs Because there was a lot of publicity around the Cowtan and Way 2013 paper I decided to look into the issue. I was not much interested in their methods (since I’m not much interested in methods…

Blind faith in climate models

WUWT reader Jim Cripwell writes in a comment I’m so annoyed with this…From today’s GWPF, I find http://www.thegwpf.org/uk-government-no-global-cooling-centuries/ I quote: “The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Baroness Verma) (Con): The UK government has made substantial investment in research that concerns the likelihood and timing of future changes in global and…