Disagreeing with the IPCC’s approach

There is a very interesting article on Nature.com that provides an example of something a bit uncommon in the climate wars: an intelligent and well reasoned disagreement with the IPCC. (h/t to Climate Etc.) The article is well worth the read in its entirety, but its central point is a relatively straightforward one. The smaller … Continue reading Disagreeing with the IPCC’s approach

Judith Curry advocates for a climate change “Team B”

Still back at Keith Kloor's place, Judith Curry seems determined to dig in to her position that governments and the IPCC and consensus minded science bloggers need to take the climate skeptics more seriously. Personally I think she completely misses the boat, because most of these folks have in fact been soundly debunked, or at … Continue reading Judith Curry advocates for a climate change “Team B”

Head of IPCC writes trashy novel, global warming halts!

As ridiculous as that headline is, it is the theme du jour in the denialosphere.... The chair of the UN's panel on climate change Dr Rajendra Pachauri was written a "racy" romance novel and therefore the IPCC AR4 is unreliable propaganda. Um...okay. If I wanted the denialists to win the PR battle, I would quietly … Continue reading Head of IPCC writes trashy novel, global warming halts!

Greenhouse theory violates the laws of thermodynamics

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic.Objection:The so called "Greenhouse Effect" which is the underpinning of the entire theory of anthropogenic global warming claims that greenhouse gases in the upper atmosphere absorb outgoing long wave … Continue reading Greenhouse theory violates the laws of thermodynamics