The 97% consensus of climate scientists is only 47%

Summary: In February 2014 I examined surveys of climate scientists and found (as had others) that they showed broad agreement with the IPCC's headline statement about warming since 1950. However time brings new research, such as a major survey that digs deeper and finds that only a minority of climate scientists agree with the full … Continue reading The 97% consensus of climate scientists is only 47%

Still good news: global temperatures remain stable, at least for now.

Summary:  Today we look at good news (rarely seen here), the stabilization of global temperatures. The long rise during the past two centuries, which produced many forecasts of imminent doom, has leveled off since the late 1990s -- as shown by all the major temperature datasets.  It's not something the mainstream wants us to know, … Continue reading Still good news: global temperatures remain stable, at least for now.

Good news! Global temperatures have stabilized, at least for now.

Summary:  This is the second in a series of posts examining what we know about global temperature trends.  The first discussed the strong consensus about the warming of the past two centuries.  This post shows that global temperatures have leveled off during the past decade.  Both sides of the public debate (among laymen) try to obscure … Continue reading Good news! Global temperatures have stabilized, at least for now.

What do we know about our past climate, and its causes?

Summary:  Climate change has destroyed civilizations in the past, and might in the future.  Fortunately we have technology. Unfortunately that requires time to develop and implement, therefore we need science to provide forecasts.  Unfortunately climate science has become politicized.  This series of posts examines the current state of climate science.  What we know, and the theories debated by … Continue reading What do we know about our past climate, and its causes?