A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

NASA photo of Hurricane Katrina on 28 August 2005

Summary: A new paper provides new information about hurricanes, one of the top natural disaster threats. It shatters the media's narrative and illustrates how science works in the real world.   Contents Real science in action! Overview of the trends. News about a new paper. The bottom line. For More Information. Book recommendations. (1)  Real science … Continue reading A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

Roger Pielke Jr.: climate science is misusing the future

Seeing the future

Summary: The public policy choices we make about climate policy depend on the future that we expect. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how climate scenarios combine needless pessimism with bizarre optimism. Both make planning more difficult and less effective.   "Misusing the Future" A presentation by Roger Pielke Jr. at a symposium on ALternative … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr.: climate science is misusing the future

2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.

Global Warming

Summary: The world's temperature is in the news again, showing that 2017 was another warm year. Now that it is in the record books, let's look at the more important question -- about future warming, if a new pause has begun -- and what might be the political implications. One of the most important datasets … Continue reading 2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.

Polls about climate change point to a dark truth

30th anniversary

Summary: As we approach the 30th anniversary of the climate change campaign in America, let's examine the results -- and see why so much money and effort has been expended for so little result. Let's learn to do better. The 30th anniversary of the climate change campaign On 23 June 1988 Dr. James Hansen of … Continue reading Polls about climate change point to a dark truth

Is climate change the culprit causing California’s wildfires?

Wildfire Earth

Summary: We're told that climate change caused or intensified California's wildfires -- and that such fires are getting worse. As usual for such scary stories, these claims are only weakly supported by science -- except for the ones that are outright fabrications. See what scientists say and decide for yourself. “If we keep fighting a … Continue reading Is climate change the culprit causing California’s wildfires?