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This week’s report on the news in climate science

In science, as in geopolitics, the action often occurs on the frontiers. 1. “Operating Environment 2008“, US Joint Forces Command, 25 November 2008, 56 pages — “A strategic framework that forecasts possible threats and opportunities that will challenge the future joint force.”  Note Part II, chapter G “Climate Change and Natural Disasters.” 2.  “Emulating Mannian CPS“, Steve …

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A reply to comments on FM site about Global Warming

The pro-anthropgenic global warming comments on the FM site (and emails to me) are so similar that a generic reply will save everybody time and effort.  This post examines 7 8 common elements.  These are general statements.  They do not apply to every individual comment on the FM site or to material elsewhere (in any medium). Pro-AGW comments often display …

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Two valuable perspectives on global warming

Here are two posts providing valuable perspectives about the global climate debate, understandable even to non-scientists. I.  Data secrecy and the battle to allow replication of studies “Is Briffa Finally Cornered?“, Steve McIntyre, Climate Audit, 30 July 2008 — Excerpt: In 2000, Keith Briffa, lead author of the millennial section of AR4, published his own versions of …

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A look at the science and politics of global warming

There are few more important global public policy issues today than if and how to address Anthropological Global Warming (AGW).  Not only might it require public investments on a scale not seen except in wars, but efforts to control AGW will clash with preparations for peak oil.  The combination of could be catastrophic, in many …

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