Save the world from climate threats, myths and fears

Climate nightmares

Summary: An eminent European climate scientist discusses climate threats, myths, and fears. All are dangerous. "It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits …" --- Aristotle in The Nicomachean Ethics. This is post #430 on the FM … Continue reading Save the world from climate threats, myths and fears

A climate science milestone: a successful 10-year forecast!

Postcards from the frontier of science

Summary:  The gridlock might be breaking in the public policy response to climate change. This gridlock has left us unprepared for even the inevitable repeat of past extreme weather -- let alone what new challenges the future will hold for us. Here is the good news plus some simple measures that can decisively break open … Continue reading A climate science milestone: a successful 10-year forecast!

Irma might defeat the skeptics and end the climate wars

Model of a hurricane.

Houston is under water after the impact of Harvey, a category 4 hurricane. Irma, a Cat 5, might brush by or even hit Miami. Such moments are ideal for a thought experiment (Gedankenexperiment in the original German). How might a catastrophic hurricane season change the politics of the climate change wars -- the debate about … Continue reading Irma might defeat the skeptics and end the climate wars

The IPCC gives us good news about climate change, but we don’t listen

Climate Good News

Summary: Now that the alarmists have had their day trumpeting the IPCC's worst case scenario (it's unlikely and becoming more so), let's look at their best case scenario (hidden by journalists). The risk probabilities are asymmetric: the good news is more likely than the bad news. This is inspirational, telling people that we can make … Continue reading The IPCC gives us good news about climate change, but we don’t listen

See the cost to America from climate change in the 21st century

Summary: Another peer-reviewed paper predicting disaster from climate change by misrepresenting and exaggerating the science. We can still learn much from it. "Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States" By Solomon Hsiang et al in Science, 3 June 2017. "Estimates of climate change damage are central to the design of climate policies. … Continue reading See the cost to America from climate change in the 21st century