@Judith Curry: Remar­kable changes to carbon emission budgets in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C

by Nic Lewis A close reading of Chapters 1 and 2 of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) reveals some intere­sting changes from the IPCC 5th Asses­sment Report (AR5), and other science-​relevant statem­ents. This article highl­ights …

2018-10-18 21:11

@James Annan: [jules' pics] Clueing

The location can hardly be in doubt. But why? Here's a clue! (And no, the clue is not only what massive hypoc­rites we climate change scien­tists are flying hither and thither for no reason at all )

2018-10-14 03:39

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Just to Clarify: Marco Rubio Doesn’t Give a Damn about Your Children, My Children, or Even His Own Children

And to be clear, neither does any Republ­ican, full stop. In an interview covering devast­ation from Hurricane Michael, Jake Tapper pursued the obvious question. Whatever exists in the place where Human Beings would normally have souls respo­nded. Daily Beast: “Yeah, look, scien­tists are saying that humanity and its behavior is contri­buting towards that,” Rubio answered. […]

2018-10-14 22:23

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Deniers Lose 10k Bet on Global Cooling. You’re Not Surprised that they Won’t Pay, right?

In 2005, some climate deniers made a 10k bet with a climate modeler that “solar cooling” would lower Earth’s temper­ature in the decade now passed. Newsf­lash: Climate deniers also deadb­eats. See above for my latest debunker on the “Sun is cooling” bunkum. Nature, 17 August, 2005: Solar physi­cists make $10,000 wager with climate modeller. A […]

2018-10-15 16:06

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reminder: Hurri­canes Run on Heat

Nice tweet from Oceanog­rapher Kris Karnau­skas, showing how effici­ently Michael sucked up and utilized excess ocean heat to rip up Florida. Below, my video of Kevin Trenbe­rth’s team, who analyzed that process during Harvey, last year. As #Hurrican­eMichael passes over Gulf, satel­lites measure 2.3°C (4.2°F) drop in #SST off #Apalachi­cola.Pre-​storm anomaly of +2°C wiped out, […]

2018-10-15 16:21

@And then there's physics: THE GWPF’s annual lecture

Since I had nothing better to do with my after­noon, I watched the Global Warming Policy Founda­tion’s (GWPF) Annual Lecture, given this year by Richard Lindzen. If you really want to watch it, you can find the link here, but …

2018-10-14 18:35

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Let’s Review: How We Know Climate Change is Human Caused

Do we have to do this again? We do. Due to high demand from journa­lists and others as to the “Sure, the climate is changing but how much is due to humans?” – talking point rolled out in back to back inter­views from Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio – experts Stefan Rahmstorf and Andrew […]

2018-10-16 12:49

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Checking a Hurricane Predic­tion: How Did He Do?

I interv­iewed atmosp­heric scientist Peter Jacobs, from George Mason Univer­sity, last spring, and asked him for a preview of the (then) coming storm season. Now that we can review most of it (reme­mber, Sandy made landfall at end of Octob­er..) – How did he do? I think pretty well. Scien­tists don’t know everyt­hing, but that […]

2018-10-19 13:39