Two eminent climate scientists discuss the policy debate. Their clash tells us much.

Model of a hurricane.

Summary: The climate policy debate heats up, as seen in this exchange between two climate scientists sparked by last week's House hearing about climate change. It illuminates the areas of agreement and debate among scientists, which is an important aspect of the policy debate -- but seldom mentioned by journalists. The stars have aligned for … Continue reading Two eminent climate scientists discuss the policy debate. Their clash tells us much.

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Look at the trends in extreme weather & see the state of the world

Climate Change Drama

Summary: Climate activists make bold claims about extreme weather caused by our CO2 emissions, attributing most big weather events to CO2's influence. Let's look at the numbers. Have extreme weather events become more common? The answers are easily available. "Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces … Continue reading Look at the trends in extreme weather & see the state of the world

New research ends the battle about the pause in global warming. Neither side won.

Global Warming

Summary: The rise in temperatures during the past few years shows how both activists and skeptics have misrepresented the global warming story. This has been especially so during the decade-long debate about the warming pause. Since 1950 warming has occurred in stair-like steps, with pauses between them. That gives a useful frame to watch temperatures … Continue reading New research ends the battle about the pause in global warming. Neither side won.