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?

Will food prices continue to rise, destabilizing the third world? A look at the ENSO.

Summary:   Riots around the world in 2008 and this year show the effect of rising food prices.  There are many drivers of prices -- increasing consumption, under-investment, pests/disease, weather.  And despite the propaganda, cool cycles usually cause more harm than warm cycles.  In this series  we examine two wild cards, potential causing years of cool weather.  Today: decadal climate cycles.  … Continue reading Will food prices continue to rise, destabilizing the third world? A look at the ENSO.

The facts about the 1970’s Global Cooling scare

The propaganda campaign to create hysteria about global warming required altering the public memory about both science and history.   Both have been successful, disturbingly so. For the former, putting the well-developed science about the Little Ice Age down the memory hole.  The public must have a false image of the world's climate as stable, so the two century warming … Continue reading The facts about the 1970’s Global Cooling scare

A look at climate science written in a cooler and more skeptical day

"The Cooling" by Lowell Ponte

The hacked emails and papers from the UK's Climate Research Unit reveal the underside of climate science (as the many bizarre conclusions do the same for the anti-AGW mob).  Spinning data to conceal contrary evidence, avoiding freedom of information requests, purging the profession of skeptical voices.  All familiar things to anyone familiar with the history … Continue reading A look at climate science written in a cooler and more skeptical day