Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism.

An excellent twitter thread by @RodgerPielkeJr concerning a paper by Hulme, M. Recommended reading: Hulme, M. (2011). Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism. Osiris, 26(1), 245-266.https://t.co/bwcHL1iot9 pic.twitter.com/PYeRsizGAJ — Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) July 9, 2019 This is an excellent, nuanced, complex article on the factors behind the extreme politicization…

So What Happened to the Science?

John Ridgway, “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi It is tempting to speculate what a resurrected Mark Twain would think of the current controversy surrounding the global warming debate. Some of the warnings being…

Friday Funny – Madhouse Mann

Josh writes: Michael Mann has a book out called “The Madhouse Effect” with cartoons by Tom Toles, and which was the subject of a WUWT post back in April. It looks like it’s a summary of every alarmist strawman and lots of name calling of sceptics – well, I guess that’s all they got. Just in case…

Monday mirth – Old Reliable

Josh writes: As visitors here know there’s a video titled “How reliable are satellite temperatures?” with the usual suspects giving their expert opinions. You can watch the video here and read the post on WUWT here. H/t @GroenMNG for the idea. Cartoons by Josh [Typo fixed]   NOTE/update:  To be clear, this most influential tree, YAD06, was used in Briffa 2000, not MBH98…

The East Anglia Rococo

Steve McIntyre has a new analysis up, one that has a strong headline. Though as he says, “not in so many words”, but more about techniques and exclusions. He writes: Briffa Condemns Mann Reconstructions

Michael Mann says climate models cannot explain the Medieval Warming Period – I say they can't even explain the present

Ice core data shows CO2 levels changed less than 10 parts per million from 1600-1800 during the MWP. From the Hockey Schtick:  A new paper from Schurer et al (with Mann as co-author) finds that climate “models cannot explain the warm conditions around 1000 [years before the present, during the Medieval Warming Period] seen in some…

Michael Mann gets SLAPPed

UPDATE: It is revealed that Mann gets $10,000 speakers fees, but he’s worried about some calendars I made.  See below. From the “we are still laughing at him” department, comes this news via LeClair Ryan who writes: ============================================================= As I predicted last month, Michael Mann’s suit against the National Review, Competitive Enterprise Institute and two…