Good news about climate change!

Summary: To start your week on a pleasant note, here are articles giving good news from climate scientists. It's easily lost amidst the predictions of apocalypse soon. At the very least, these suggest that we have more time to prepare than commonly expected. . Contents Update on the rising seas New research about the effect … Continue reading Good news about climate change!

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Checking up on past forecasts about climate change, a guide to the future

Summary:  While we quake in fear at the stream of apocalyptic forecasts fed us by the news media, let's look back at two previous forecasts about rising sea levels and melting sea ice. Perhaps we'd get better forecasts from our experts if we more often held them accountable for them. . Contents The opening of … Continue reading Checking up on past forecasts about climate change, a guide to the future

The seas are rising, and have been over ten thousand years. What comes next?

Summary: The world has been warming for the past two centuries, and the oceans have been rising for over ten millenia. The urgent task of climate scientists is to determine if these trends will accelerate, and if so by how much and when. Here we look at the history of rising seas, and what the … Continue reading The seas are rising, and have been over ten thousand years. What comes next?

IPCC says “It is likely that the sea level rise has accelerated”. The evidence is flimsy, showing a larger problem.

Summary:  Today we look at a weakness in the latest IPCC report, that illustrates a larger problem in the climate sciences. Other posts in this series about second order draft (SOD) of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC sees the pause in global warming! The IPCC … Continue reading IPCC says “It is likely that the sea level rise has accelerated”. The evidence is flimsy, showing a larger problem.

The ice caps are melting! Only massive government action can save us!

Summary: Earlier this week we showed an example of crude propaganda about climate change (much like the dying children in "How to Cut Carbon Emissions"). Today we look at an example of excellent climate propaganda, and speculate about the wider significance of these matters. . Science uncovers many amazing new facts. Such as the startlingly … Continue reading The ice caps are melting! Only massive government action can save us!

Run from the rising waves! (The latest climate catastrophe scare)

Summary:  The past month has brought forth a sudden burst of studies using models to forecast an acceleration in rising sea levels, accompanied by alarmist new stories.  Here we review them, seeking the common element. There has long been an odd pattern to climate science articles and news, appearing in groups with a common theme.  … Continue reading Run from the rising waves! (The latest climate catastrophe scare)

Shaping your view of the world with well-constructed propaganda: about rising sea levels

Summary: Perhaps among the worst consequences of the anti-carbon crusade (fighting anthropogenic global warming and climate catastrophe) is the loss of confidence by the public in scientists and science media.  Many scientists have become advocates first, scientists second -- abusing the public's trust to produce what they consider desirable public policies.  Much of the science … Continue reading Shaping your view of the world with well-constructed propaganda: about rising sea levels