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.

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Surprising news about trend of America’s temperature and precipitation

Summary: News stories, in both local and national media, tend to describe climate change as a simple and omnipresent phenomenon. It's not. Here we look at the surprising trends in US temperature and precipitation, and northern hemisphere snowfall. There has been global warming during the past two centuries. But activists tend to attribute everything, anywhere, to … Continue reading Surprising news about trend of America’s temperature and precipitation

A look at the future of global warming. Our political response depends on its trend.

Summary: The degree of global warming during the next few years might have large political effects, as the public policy debate appears to be at a critical point in its 29th year (from Hansen's Senate testimony). Will the pause resume, or will we get rapid warming? Close examination of the monthly data will give us clues … Continue reading A look at the future of global warming. Our political response depends on its trend.

Put the stories about record 2016 warming in a useful context

Summary: Alarmists have gone hysterical about the third year of record global warming. Should we be hysterical? Fortunately NOAA and NASA provide graphics showing us the temperature record, so we can put the current warming in a larger context. The temperature trend is not the only piece in the climate change puzzle, but it's an … Continue reading Put the stories about record 2016 warming in a useful context

A status report on global warming. Much depends on the next few years.

Summary: Alarmists went hysterical about the warming during the 2015-16 El Nino. In October the decline began from that spike. The climate policy debate might depend on what the world's temperature does during the next year or so. Will the pause continue, or will warming resume? Here are several perspectives on the current warming, provided … Continue reading A status report on global warming. Much depends on the next few years.

How accurate are climate scientists’ findings? Look at ocean warming.

Summary:  This might be one of the more important of our 3500 posts. It looks at an often asked question about climate science -- how accurate are its findings, a key factor when we make decisions about trillions of dollars (and affecting billions of people). The example examined is ocean heat content, a vital metric … Continue reading How accurate are climate scientists’ findings? Look at ocean warming.

What we learned from the freak storm that “melted the North Pole” on December 30

Summary: Let's compare the news about weather with data and scientists' analysis. Sad see how ideology plus desperation for readers has brought talented journalists to write clickbait. No wonder their credibility has collapsed. Worse, after 26 years of this exaggerated reporting the public rates climate change near or at the bottom of their policy priorities. … Continue reading What we learned from the freak storm that “melted the North Pole” on December 30