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Science & Climate – FM articles

Here are links to posts on the FM site about science and nature.  I believe this will be one of the major factors affecting geopolitics in the 21st century.  The primary message I hope people take from these posts — and the articles on which they are based — is that there is debate among scientists about these things — and that the science is rapidly progressing to provide answers.

For more information see the other FM Reference Pages:

  1. The important things to know about global warming
  2. Science & nature – studies & reports
  3. Science & Nature – general media articles
  4. Articles from the 1970’s about global cooling/warming

Contents

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  1. Articles about climate change
  2. About the solar cycle
  3. About global warming
  4. About global cooling
  5. About melting polar ice and rising sea levels
  6. About the IPCC
  7. About Extreme Weather
  8. About the pause
  9. About shockwaves and other geo-science related issues
  10. About the sociology and politics of climate science
  11. Posts on the FM website debating climate change issues
  12. Posts describing new science research, and statements by scientists

(1)  FM posts about climate change

  1. Global warming means more earthquakes!, 19 June 2008
  2. One of the most interesting sources of news about science and nature!, 27 October 2008
  3. Watching the world change before our eyes, 29 November 2008
  4. Science in action, a confused and often nasty debate among scientists, 5 February 2009
  5. Lost voices in the climate science debate, 22 April 2009
  6. Aerosols (pollutants, like soot) as a driver of climate change, 8 May 2009
  7. Global warming causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions (yes, this story is real), 27 April 2010
  8. Might the current eruptions in Iceland become worse, affecting Europe – and perhaps our climate?, 19 May 2010
  9. About the increasing number of hurricanes, 31 May 2010
  10. Climate science progresses, despite the wishes of it leaders, 1 August 2010
  11. Breaking news: a new analysis blows more holes in the “hockey stick” temperature reconstruction, 15 August 2010
  12. Death of the seas from CO2 acidification, 4 September 2010
  13. How good are our global senses, watching our changing world?, 15 October 2010
  14. Looking into the past for guidance about warnings of future climate apocalypses, 17 October 2010
  15. Watching decadal swings in global climate (pretending to be anthropogenic global warming), 17 March 2011
  16. What we know about our past climate, and its causes, 2 February 2012
  17. Hurricane Sandy asks when did weather become exceptional?, 28 October 2012
  18. Checking up on past forecasts about climate change, a guide to the future, 6 January 2013

(2)  FM posts about the solar cycle

  1. Worrying about the Sun and climate change: cycle 24 is late, 10 July 2008
  2. Update: is Solar Cycle 24 late (a cooling cycle, with famines, etc)?, 15 july 2008
  3. Solar Cycle 24 is still late, perhaps signalling cool weather ahead, 2 September 2008
  4. Update on solar cycle 24 – and a possible period of global cooling, 1 October 2008
  5. My “wish list” for the climate sciences in 2009, 2 January 2009
  6. About the recent conference ”Solar Activity during the onset of Solar Cycle 24″, 3 January 2009
  7. NASA: Sun undergoing a “deep solar minimum”, 13 April 2009
  8. The Unusually Quiet Sun finally gets some attention, 23 April 2009
  9. A brief look at the Sun’s influence on Earth’s climate, 4 May 2009
  10. An important puzzle from the National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center, 10 May 2009
  11. Big news from NASA about the causes of climate change!, 6 June 2009 — About solar effects
  12. Peer reviewed science: breakthoughs about the sun’s impact on Earth’s climate, 4 September 2009
  13. Another climate wild card: solar cycle 24, perhaps causing food riots during the next decade, 1 February 2011
  14. Update about the weather – on the Sun. Perhaps coming soon to Earth., 9 February 2011
  15. The quiet sun is getting a lot of attention. What are its effect on us?, 11 February 2012

(3)   About global warming

  1. An article giving strong evidence of global warming, 30 June 2008
  2. Two valuable perspectives on global warming, 4 August 2008
  3. The Senate Minority report is out: “More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims”, 12 December 2008
  4. How warm is the Earth? How do we measure it?, 28 January 2009
  5. A look at the temperature record of Alaska – any sign of global warming?, 17 May 2009
  6. No significant warming since 1995, 15 February 2010
  7. Good news!  Global temperatures have stabilized, at least for now., 3 February 2012
  8. Still good news: global temperatures remain stable, at least for now., 14 October 2012
  9. When did we start global warming? See the surprising answer (it’s not what you’ve been told)., 18 October 2012
  10. The IPCC sees the pause in global warming!, 18 December 2012
  11. Update about global temperatures. Watch our world warm!, 5 January 2012
  12. An optimistic & successful (so far) forecast by an eminent climate scientist, 7 January 2013
  13. Lessons about global warming from Alaska, 9 January 2013

(4)  About global cooling

  1. More forecasts of a global cooling cycle, 15 July 2008
  2. Good news about global warming!, 21 October 2008
  3. One of the most interesting sources of news about science and nature!, 27 October 2008
  4. An important letter sent to the President about the danger of climate change, 21 October 2009
  5. About those headlines from the past century about global cooling…, 2 November 2009
  6. A look at global warming written in a cooler and more skeptical time, giving us a better understanding of climate science, 23 November 2009
  7. The facts about the 1970’s Global Cooling scare, 7 December 2009
  8. Global Cooling returns to the news, another instructive lesson about America, 25 January 2014

(5)  About melting polar ice and rising sea levels

  1. Climate science articles which you might enjoy reading!, 18 January 2009 — About melting sea ice and rising sea levels
  2. An example of important climate change research hidden, lest it spoil the media’s narrative, 22 May 2009 — About rising sea levels
  3. About that melting arctic ice cap, 17 April 2010
  4. Fear or Fail: about the melting Greenland ice sheet, 24 May 2010
  5. Today’s good news, about rising sea levels, 3 June 2010 — Esp note the links to articles and studies!
  6. It’s time to worry (again) about disappearing arctic ice, 8 June 2010
  7. Climate Armageddon postponed (again): the melting polar ice, 9 October 2010
  8. More about the forecast for flooded cities in the late 21st century, 16 October 2010
  9. Looking into the past for guidance about warnings of future climate apocalypses, 17 October 2010 — Two of James Hanson’s past predictions
  10. About the coming sea ice Armageddon!, 19 June 2012
  11. Shaping your view of the world with well-constructed propaganda, 21 June 2012 — About rising sea levels.
  12. Run from the rising waves! (The latest climate catastrophe scare), 27 June 2012
  13. The seas are rising, and have been over ten thousand years. What comes next?, 27 December 2012

(6)   About the IPCC

  1. “Climate Change: what do we know about the IPCC?”, 27 June 2010
  2. The IPCC sees the pause in global warming!
  3. The IPCC gets better. Climate alarmists freak-out.
  4. IPCC says “It is likely that the sea level rise has accelerated”. The evidence is flimsy, showing a larger problem
  5. The IPCC gives us straight talk about Extreme Weather, 4 October 2013
  6. The IPCC rebukes the climate doomsters. Will we listen?, 15 October 2013
  7. The IPCC releases its advice on “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”. To be attacked from both sides., 31 March 2014

(7)  About Extreme Weather

  1. Climate Armageddon postponed (again): the melting polar ice, 9 October 2010
  2. Looking into the past for guidance about warnings of future climate apocalypses, 17 October 2010
  3. Run from the rising waves! (The latest climate catastrophe scare), 27 June 2012
  4. Ignorance and propaganda about extreme climate change, 10 July 2012
  5. A look behind the curtain at the news of extreme climate events in the US, 22 August 2012
  6. Hurricane Sandy asks when did weather become exceptional? (plus important info about US hurricanes), 28 October 2012
  7. Has global warming increased the frequency & virulence of extreme weather events?, 10 February 2013
  8. The Oklahoma tornadoes can teach us about our climate, and ourselves, 22 May 2013
  9. The IPCC gives us straight talk about Extreme Weather, 4 October 2013
  10. Will we see the end of snow? More importantly, when will we learn to see the world clearly?, 10 February 2014
  11. Have we prepared for normal climate change and non-extreme weather?, 11 February 2014
  12. Droughts are coming. Are we ready for the past to repeat?, 12 March 2014
  13. Weather & climate change: how to interpret our past in order to prepare for our future, 2 April 2014
  14. Worst case scenarios versus fat tails: a discussion about climate change, 23 April 2014 — By Prof Judith Curry
  15. About the warnings of a monster super El Nino coming to you this year, 2 May 2014

(8)  About the pause

  1. Still good news: global temperatures remain stable, at least for now., 14 October 2012
  2. Scientists explore causes of the pause in warming, perhaps the most important research of the decade, 17 January 2014
  3. One of the most important questions we face: when will the pause in global warming end?, 25 August 2013
  4. Possible political effects of the pause in global warming, 26 August 2013

(9)  Posts about shockwaves and other geo-science related issues

  1. There is no “peak water” crisis, 19 June 2008
  2. We are so vulnerable to so many things. What is the best response?, 30 December 2008
  3. About our certain doom from the Yellowstone supervolcano, 11 January 2008
  4. My nomination for a top priority shockwave, 19 January 2009
  5. A serious threat to us – a top priority shockwave – a hidden danger …, 20 January 2009
  6. What about all the hype, the extreme warnings, about swine flu?, 3 September 2009
  7. More about shockwaves of the volcanic kind, 21 April 2010
  8. How good are our global senses, watching our changing world?, 15 October 2010

(10)  The sociology and politics of climate science

(a)  Posts about the public debate on climate change:

  1. A look at the science and politics of global warming, 12 June 2008
  2. President Kennedy speaks to us about global warming and Climate Science, 7 August 2008
  3. “Aliens cause global warming”: wise words from the late Michael Crichton, 15 November 2008
  4. My “wish list” for the climate sciences in 2009, 2 January 2009
  5. Obama opens his Administration with a powerful act that will echo for many years, 4 February 2009
  6. An opportunity to judge for yourself the adequacy of today’s climate science, 2 March 2009
  7. An army of Davids storm the walls of the scientific establishment, 19 June 2009
  8. Important News, still breaking, about Climate Science propaganda, 21 November 2009
  9. About the significance of the CRU hack, and this look behind the curtain at climate science work, 22 November 2009
  10. An important step to take before we spend a trillion dollars to save the planet from global warming, 31 January 2010
  11. Programs to reshape the American mind, run by the left and right, 2 August 2010
  12. Climate science: the debate, the eventual solution, and the best cheap seats from which to watch the action., 19 August 2010
  13. Possible political effects of the pause in global warming, 26 August 2013
  14. What does the American public want done to fight climate change?, 2 February 2014
  15. A key to understanding the climate wars (about one of our big weaknesses), 15 March 2014
  16. Cutting to the heart of the public policy debate about climate change, 4 April 2014

(b)  Posts about climate change as seen by the Right:

  1. About those headlines of the past century about global cooling…, 2 November 2009
  2. The facts about the 1970′s Global Cooling scare, 7 December 2009
  3. Start of another swing of the media narrative – to global cooling?, 11 September 2013
  4. Global Cooling returns to the news, another instructive lesson about America, 25 January 2014
  5. A look into the GOP mind: untethered from reality and drifting in the wind, 3 March 2014
  6. Did NASA and NOAA dramatically alter US climate history to exaggerate global warming?
  7. Comment threads about global warming show the American mind at work, like a reality-TV horror show., 29 June 2014
  8. The climate wars get exciting. Government conspiracy! Shattered warming records! Global cooling!
  9. Have the climate skeptics jumped the shark, taking the path to irrelevance?, 3 July 2014

(c)  Posts about climate change as seen by the Left:

  1. Apostasy against core leftist doctrine at the Huffington Post!, 13 January 2009
  2. A note on the green religion, one of the growth industries in America, 17 March 2009
  3. An example of important climate change research hidden, lest it spoil the media’s narrative, 22 May 2009
  4. More attempts to control the climate science debate using smears and swarming, 19 October 2009
  5. About Wikipedia’s handling of controversial topics…like climate science, 20 December 2009
  6. The floodgates slowly open and the foreign news media debunk climate change propaganda, 24 January 2010
  7. Hot news about climate change. The picture rapidly changes as the curtains open on things long hidden, 25 January 2010
  8. Quote of the day – hidden history for people who rely on the mainstream media for information, 12 February 2010
  9. The hidden history of the global warming crusade, 19 February 2010
  10. A real-time example of the birth and spread of climate propaganda, 9 March 2010
  11. Quote of the day: ‘you must spend a trillion dollars to fight global warming (sorry I lost the supporting data)’, 4 April 2010
  12. Apologies are due George Will, vindicated from charges that he is a climate criminal, 27 April 2010
  13. Fear or Fail: about the melting Greenland ice sheet, 24 May 2010
  14. Lies told under the influence of the Green religion to save the world, 30 July 2010
  15. Damn the research! We need to act now to stop global warming., 17 August 2010
  16. Puncturing the false picture of a scientific consensus about the causes and effects of global warming, 20 September 2010
  17. A new video about global warming, a Leftists’ wet dream pretending to be humor, 1 October 2010
  18. More about the forecast for flooded cities in the late 21st century, 16 October 2010
  19. Looking into the past for guidance about warnings of future climate apocalypses, 17 October 2010
  20. Kevin Drum talks about global warming, shows why the Left’s credibility has collapsed, 17 October 2012
  21. Lessons the Left can learn from the Right when writing about climate change, 12 December 2012 — Propagandist Phil Plait
  22. Fierce words about those “wacky professional climate change deniers”, 20 January 2013 — More by propagandist Phil Plait
  23. We can see our true selves in the propaganda used against us, 14 May 2013 — Skillful inaccurate article in The Guardian
  24. A powerful story about global warming in Alaska that’s set Twitter aflame, 23 June 2013
  25. Climate lies are the tool of choice by both sides to influence your opinion. Why is that?, 11 July 2013
  26. The North Pole is now a lake! Are you afraid yet?, 3 August 2013
  27. Climate science deniers on the Left, captured for viewing, 29 September 2013
  28. Apocalyptic thinking on the Left about climate change risks burning their credibility, 4 February 2014
  29. Climate change sinks the Left, while scientists unravel mysteries we must solve, 24 January 2014
  30. The Left sees “Climate buffoons” and “deniers”. What do they see in the mirror?, 7 March 2014
  31. This is what defeat looks like for the Left, and perhaps also for environmentalists, 17 March 2014
  32. The Left stages a two minute hate on Nate Silver, Roger Pielke Jr (& me), 29 March 2014

(11)  Posts on the FM website debating climate change issues

  1. A reply to comments on FM site about Global Warming, 17 November 2008
  2. Is anthropogenic global warming a scientific debate, or a matter of religious belief?, 22 November 2008
  3. Another pro-global warming comment, effective PR at work!, 1 December 2008
  4. Mystery solved, providing an important insight about the global warming debate., 2 December 2008
  5. The definitive rebuttal to skepticism about global warming!, 10 December 2008
  6. High school science facts prove global warming! Skeptical scientists humiliated by this revelation!, 31 December 2008
  7. A puzzle – can you find a solution?, 16 January 2009
  8. The media doing what it does best these days, feeding us disinformation, 18 February 2008
  9. George Will: climate criminal or brave but sloppy iconoclast?, 23 February 2009
  10. A note on the green religion, one of the growth industries in America, 17 March 2009
  11. Is it possible to debate climate change with true believers? See the replies to Thursday’s post., 5 February 2012

(12)  Posts describing new science research, and statements by scientists

(a)  Climate scientists speak to us:

  1. Peer review of scientific work – another example of a flawed basis for public policy, 22 January 2009
  2. Science in action, a confused and often nasty debate among scientists, 5 February 2009
  3. Richard Feynmann, one of the 20th centuries greatest scientists, talks to us about climate science, 12 February 2009
  4. An important letter sent to the President about the danger of climate change, 24 October 2009
  5. A look at global warming written in a cooler and more skeptical time, giving us a better understanding of climate science, 23 November 2009
  6. Slowly more evidence emerges, and more scientists speak out about drivers of climate change, 26 May 2010
  7. “Most scientific papers are probably wrong” – New Scientist, 20 June 2010
  8. Puncturing the false picture of a scientific consensus about the causes and effects of global warming, 20 September 2010
  9. What can climate scientists tell about the drivers of future warming?, 6 February 2012
  10. What can climate scientists tell us about the drivers of future warming?  – part two of two, 10 February 2012
  11. A famous scientists makes a startling admission about Earth’s climate, 26 April 2012
  12. A look at the debate among climate scientists about global warming, 31 July 2012
  13. Climate scientists speak to us. What is their consensus opinion?, 19 February 2014
  14. Are scientists doing a good job of warning us about climate change?, 27 February 2014

(b)  About new climate change science:

  1. This week’s report on the news in climate science, 7 December 2008
  2. Weekend reading recommendations about climate change, 13 December 2008
  3. An important new article about climate change, 29 December 2008 – Solar influences on Earth’s climate
  4. Important new climate science articles, 11 January 2009
  5. Big news from NASA about the causes of climate change!, 6 June 2009 — About solar effects
  6. Breaking news: a new analysis blows more holes in the “hockey stick” temperature reconstruction, 15 August 2010
  7. The slow solar cycle is getting a lot of attention. What are its effect on us?, 11 February 2012
  8. An optimistic & successful (so far) forecast by an eminent climate scientist, 7 January 2013
  9. Four views of exciting new climate research. See the difference., 12 February 2014

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  1. 17 February 2013 6:02 am

    Its interesting that Science Fiction is so varied an example here

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