An autopsy of the climate policy debate’s corpse

Reposted from The Fabius Maximus website By Larry Kummer, Editor / 12 February 2020 Summary: The climate policy debate ran for 30 years but produced little action (it ranks #17 of the public’s top 18 concerns). Now it has died. The autopsy reveals not just who killed it but also disturbing insights about America. This…

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3 degrees C?

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on December 23, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry Is 3 C warming over the 21st century now the ‘best estimate’?  A reframing of how we think about climate change over the 21st century, and my arguments for 1 C. There has been much discussion over…

What’s the worst case? Emissions/concentration scenarios

Reposted from Climate Etc. Posted on March 28, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry Is the RCP8.5 scenario plausible? This post is Part II in the possibility series (for an explanation of the possibilistic approach, see previous post link).  This paper also follows up on a recent series of posts about RCP8.5 [link]. 3.…

About the corruption of climate science

By Larry Kummer. Summary: Today’s post tells about the corruption of yet another vital American institution – climate science. See how RCP8.5, a valuable worst-case scenario, has been misrepresented to incite fear in the American public. This is a large change for me, but this outrage has gone on too long to excuse or ignore.…

Reassessing the RCPs

From Judith Curry’s Climate Etc Posted on January 28, 2019 by curryja | by Kevin Murphy A response to: “Is RCP8.5 an impossible scenario?”. This post demonstrates that RCP8.5 is so highly improbable that it should be dismissed from consideration, and thereby draws into question the validity of RCP8.5-based assertions such as those made in…