Another Hockey Stick?

Guest post by S. Fred Singer Green forces, eager to promote their theories of global warming, appear to be practicing intellectual recycling.  Is this the return of the notorious hockeystick – which, in 2001, was the central dogma of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) believers? This quasi-religious faith in catastrophic AGW still remains a prerequisite for…

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Marcott's proxies – 10% fail their own criteria for inclusion

Note: Steve McIntyre is also quite baffled by the Marcott et al paper, finding it currently unreproducible given the current information available. I’ve added some comments from him at the bottom of this post – Anthony Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I don’t know what it is about proxies that makes normal scientists lose their…

New study: Ocean-driven warming along the western Antarctic Peninsula needs to be considered as part of a natural centennial timescale cycle of climate variability

From Cardiff University: Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change Research explores 12,000 year fossil record The western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet, and the fastest warming part of the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists have debated the causes of this warming, particularly in light of recent…

Now if we could only get them to stop using the "D" word, they might actually communicate better

From the University of Missouri: Public Acceptance of Climate Change Affected by Word Usage, Says MU Anthropologist Better science communication could lead to a more informed American public. Public acceptance of climate change’s reality may have been influenced by the rate at which words moved from scientific journals into the mainstream, according to anthropologist Michael…

On certainty: Truth is the Daughter of Time

This comment from Dr. Robert Brown at Duke University is elevated from a comment to a full post for further discussion. Since we have a new paper (Shepherd et al) that is being touted in the media as “certain” using noisy data with no stable baseline, this discussion seems relevant. rgbatduke says: December 2, 2012…