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.
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
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.
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.
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