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!

Looking through the wrong end of the climate telescope

Forced climate change causes global warming as a response, not the other way around. We all focus on globally and seasonally averaged mean temperature, and though it is a very coarse measure, there are some justifiable reasons. But as a general focus for those concerned about the human influence on our planetary life support system, … Continue reading Looking through the wrong end of the climate telescope

Experts claim 2006 climate report plagiarized

The wheels continue to fall off the Wegman Report. "It kind of undermines the credibility of your work criticizing others' integrity when you don't conform to the basic rules of scholarship," Virginia Tech plagiarism expert Skip Garner says. Further down: Allegations under review "The matter is under investigation," says GMU spokesman Dan Walsch by e-mail. … Continue reading Experts claim 2006 climate report plagiarized

La Niña cannot erase decades of warming

A great and substantive post up at Skeptical Science on La Nina and what we should expect (and not expect) in terms of its impact on global temperatures. Read it all! (image borrowed from Skeptical Science) La Ninas typically redistribute the global heat budget in such a way as average surface temperatures are depressed from … Continue reading La Niña cannot erase decades of warming