Study: Sea Level Rise Revised Downward

Reposted from Roy Spencer’s Blog July 21st, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. If I had not looked past the headline of the press report on a new study, I would have just filed it under “It’s worse than we thought”. A new study in Nature reported on July 17 carried the following headlines:…

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Monday merry – Nursery Rimes

Josh writes: On the eve of the opening of the COP 21 in Paris, a new study published Oct. 12 in the journal Nature Climate Change by an international team of researchers based at KEDGE Business School, University of Leeds, University of Bonn and University of Rome demonstrates that Summaries for Policymakers produced since 1990 by the Intergovernmental Panel…

The Met Office hides the decline, starring 'Doctor No'

I’ve come to think of Richard Betts as “Dr. No” mainly because he seems to say no to any possibility that the Met Office might not be giving out accurate forecasts to the public. I’ve had a few Twitter exchanges with him this week, and one question I asked in particular tripped him up. I…

Some progress on the skeptic -vs- denier ugliness

Readers may recall this WUWT story:  Nature’s ugly decision: ‘Deniers’ enters the scientific literature. Meanwhile, the discussion continues at John Nielsen-Gammon’s Climate Abyss website on Skeptics are Not Deniers, with part 3 now posted. Part 4 will likely be at this link today At Jo Nova’s she has a response from Dr. Paul Bain. She…

Using leaf veins to hindcast climate

From the University of California – Los Angeles Hacking code of leaf vein architecture solves mysteries, allows predictions of past climate UCLA life scientists have discovered new laws that determine the construction of leaf vein systems as leaves grow and evolve. These easy-to-apply mathematical rules can now be used to better predict the climates of…

Two opinions on the state of science publishing

I’ve been made aware of two different opinions on state of science publishing as it relates to peer review and the pressure to publish even faster due to the Internet and all of its “instalaunch” tools. First, in Nature, a comment by Dr. Jerome Ravetz: Sociology of science: Keep standards high. He argues for embracing the…

Steig et al, revisited with UAH satellite data

From World Climate Report: Antarctic Temperature Trends Almost exactly two years ago, a prominent paper became a media darling as it, according to the alarmist website Real Climate “appeared to reverse the ‘Antarctic cooling’ meme that has been a staple of disinformation efforts for a while now.” The Nature paper, by Eric Steig and colleagues,…