AP Misreports Haiyan as Category 4

While reading an AP attributed article on Huffington post about Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), I did a double take at this paragraph: Weather officials said Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour), with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph), when it made landfall. By those measurements, … Continue reading AP Misreports Haiyan as Category 4

Volcanos may be countering greenhouse warming

(image info and credits) Fake skeptics of anthropogenic global warming love to set up the straw man that mainstream climate science believes that CO2 is the one and only driver of climate change.  They can then use it in many different attacks, such as gee whiz isn't it stupid that they haven't even thought of … Continue reading Volcanos may be countering greenhouse warming

Ever wonder…?

Did you ever wonder just how it can be possible that the same, thousand times debunked, climate "skepticisms" keep re-emerging, month after month, year after year? Obviously, there are those individuals (like Singer and Soon), organizations (like HeartlessLand), and media outlets (like Faux News) who deliberately lie and misinform with no concern for scientific or … Continue reading Ever wonder…?

The Greenhouse Effect in a Water World

The natural world is complicated. Therefore, so is the science that tries to understand it. Complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity are all a part of the story that describes processes that are as extraordinary as they are mundane. While these are the very characteristics of scientific study that motivate professional and amateur alike, they are also the … Continue reading The Greenhouse Effect in a Water World

A “Science Blog of the Year” voter speaks!

"I agree. This is real science. But I have no idea what it means." There is a reason science is not a democracy. If you don't (understandably) want to wade through that whole "analysis", here is the crux of the (surprise, surprise!) conclusion that climate sensitivity to CO2 is almost nothing: If we accept the … Continue reading A “Science Blog of the Year” voter speaks!