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RealClimate was registered by the organisation: Environmental Media Services which appears to be funded by George Soros. The site describes itself as "a commentary site on climate by academics for the interested public and journalists and says it aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary."

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Real Climate: Snow Water Ice and Water and Adaptive Actions for a Changing Arctic

The Arctic is changing fast, and the Arctic Council recently commissioned the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) to write two new reports on the state of the Arctic cryosphere (snow, water, and ice) and how the people and the ecosystems in the Arctic can live with these changes. The two reports have now just

2017-04-27 13:06   Click to comment

Real Climate: Judy Curry’s attribution non-argument

Following on from the ‘interesting’ House Science Committee hearing two weeks ago, there was an excellent rebuttal curated by ClimateFeedback of the unsupported and often-times misleading claims from the majority witnesses. In response, Judy Curry has (yet again) declared herself unconvinced by the evidence for a dominant role for human forcing of recent climate changes.

2017-04-19 01:51   Click to comment

Real Climate: Model projections and observations comparison page

We should have done this ages ago, but better late than never! We have set up a permanent page to host all of the model projection-observation comparisons that we have monitored over the years. This includes comparisons to early predictions for global mean surface temperature from the 1980’s as well as more complete projections from

2017-04-12 03:56   Click to comment

Real Climate: What is the uncertainty in the Earth’s temperature rise?

Guest commentary by Shaun Lovejoy (McGill University) Below I summarize the key points of a that I think opens up new perspectives on understanding and estimating the relevant uncertainties. The main message is that the primary sources of error and bias are not those that have been the subject of the most attention – they

2017-04-12 03:06   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Apr 2017

This month’s open thread.

2017-04-03 05:42   Click to comment

Real Climate: Predictable and unpredictable behaviour

Terms such as “gas skeptics” and “climate skeptics” aren’t really very descriptive, but they refer to sentiments that have something in common: unpredictable behaviour. Statistics is remarkably predictable The individual gas molecules are highly unpredictable, but the bulk properties of the gases are nevertheless very predictable thanks to physics. More specifically the laws of…

2017-03-13 15:05   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced Variations: March 2017

This month’s open thread.

2017-03-03 11:29   Click to comment

Real Climate: The true meaning of numbers

Gavin has already discussed John Christy’s misleading graph earlier in 2016, however, since the end of 2016, there has been a surge in interest in this graph in Norway amongst people who try to diminish the role of anthropogenic global warming. I think this graph is warranted some extra comments in addition to Gavin’s points

2017-03-02 07:01   Click to comment

Real Climate: Something Harde to believe…

A commenter brings news of an obviously wrong paper that has just appeared in Global and Planetary Change. purports to be a radical revision of our understanding of the carbon cycle by Hermann Harde. The key conclusions are (and reality in green): The average residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is found to be

2017-02-25 21:43   Click to comment

Real Climate: Someone C.A.R.E.S.

Do we need a new venue for post-publication comments and replications? Social media is full of commentary (of varying degrees of seriousness) on the supposed replication crisis in science. Whether this is really a crisis, or just what is to be expected at the cutting edge is unclear (and may well depend on the topic

2017-02-25 17:12   Click to comment

Real Climate: Serving up a NOAA-thing burger

I have mostly been sitting back and watching the John Bates story go through the predictable news-cycle of almost all supposed ‘scandalous’ science stories. The patterns are very familiar – an initial claim of imperfection spiced up with insinuations of misconduct, coordination with a breathless hyping of the initial claim with ridiculous supposed implications, some

2017-02-09 10:45   Click to comment

Real Climate: Fake news, hacked mail, alternative facts – that’s old hat for climate scientists

Distortion? False information? Conspiracy theories? Hacked email? Climate scientists have known all this for decades. What can be learned from their rich experience with climate propaganda. The world is slowly waking up. “Post-truth” was declared the word of the year 2016 by the Oxford Dictionaries. Finally, people start to widely appreciate how dangerous the epidemic

2017-02-08 21:31   Click to comment

Real Climate: New report: Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016

Another climate report is out – what’s new? Many of the previous reports have presented updated status on the climate and familiar topics such as temperature, precipitation, ice, snow, wind, and storm activities. The latest report Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016 from the European Environment Agency (EEA) also includes an assessment of

2017-02-06 14:38   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced Variations: Feb 2017

“O brave new world, that has such people in ‘t!” This month’s open thread. Usual rules apply.

2017-02-01 19:04   Click to comment

Real Climate: There was no pause

I think that the idea of a pause in the global warming has been a red herring ever since it was suggested, and we have commented on this several times here on RC: On how data gaps in some regions (eg. the Arctic) may explain an underestimation of the recent warming. We have also explained

2017-01-22 13:17   Click to comment

Real Climate: 2016 Temperature Records

To nobody’s surprise, all of the surface datasets showed 2016 to be the warmest year on record. Barely more surprising is that all of the tropospheric satellite datasets and radiosonde data also have 2016 as the warmest year. Coming as this does after the record warm 2015, and (slightly less definitively) record warm 2014, the

2017-01-19 14:27   Click to comment

Real Climate: Non-condensable Cynicism in Santa Fe

Guest Post by Mark Boslough The Fourth Santa Fe Conference on Global & Regional Climate Change will be held on Feb 5-10, 2017. It is the fourth in a series organized and chaired by Petr Chylek of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and takes place intervals of 5 years or thereabouts. It is sponsored this

2017-01-17 17:52   Click to comment

Real Climate: The NASA data conspiracy theory and the cold sun

When climate deniers are desperate because the measurements don’t fit their claims, some of them take the final straw: they try to deny and discredit the data. The years 2014 and 2015 reached new records in the global temperature, and 2016 has done so again. Some don’t like this because it doesn’t fit their political

2017-01-16 09:01   Click to comment

Real Climate: The underestimated danger of a breakdown of the Gulf Stream System

A new model simulation of the Gulf Stream System shows a breakdown of the gigantic overturning circulating in the Atlantic after a CO2 doubling. A new study in Science Advances by Wei Liu and colleagues at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has important implications for the future stability of the

2017-01-04 19:05   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced Variations: Jan 2017

The first open thread of the new year. Your resolution will be to keep the comments focused on science. Try to keep it longer than your resolution to exercise more…

2017-01-02 18:03   Click to comment

Real Climate: A trigger action from sea-level rise?

Can a rising sea level can act as a boost for glaciers calving into the sea and trigger a surge of ice into the oceans? I finally got round to watch the documentary Chasing Ice over the Christmas and New Year’s break, and it made a big impression. I also was left with this question

2017-01-02 12:06   Click to comment

Real Climate: Climatology and meteorology are your friends

The Norwegian Meteorological institute has celebrated its 150th anniversary this year. It was founded to provide weather data and tentative warnings to farmers, sailors, and fishermen. The inception of Norwegian climatology in the mid-1800s started with studies of geographical climatic variations to adapt important infrastructure to the ambient climate. The purpose of the meteorology and

2016-12-19 14:34   Click to comment

Real Climate: What has science done for us?

Where would we be without science? Today, we live longer than ever before according to the Royal Geographical Society, thanks to pharmaceutical, medical, and health science. Vaccines saves many lives. Physics and electronics have given us satellites, telecommunications, and the Internet. You would not read this blog without them. Chemistry and biology have provided use

2016-12-13 07:33   Click to comment

Real Climate: AGU 2016

It’s that time of year again. Fall AGU is the biggest gathering of geophysical scientists in the world (~24,000 attendees) and while it includes planetary science, seismology and magnetophysics, it is swamped by earth scientists, whose work covers the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, climate, natural hazards and paleoclimate. As in previous years, many sessions and most

2016-12-12 11:39   Click to comment

Real Climate: Defending Climate Science

Guest commentary from Lauren Kurtz The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) was founded in September 2011 to defend climate scientists from harassing and invasive attacks via the legal system. Five years in, we’re expanding our efforts to reflect the new challenges scientists face, including increasing education and outreach work. Now more than ever, it’s

2016-12-10 16:55   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Dec 2016

This month’s open thread. Roll on 2017…

2016-12-01 21:10   Click to comment

Real Climate: Trump carbon and the Paris agreement

The recent US election has prompted cries that the decision on Earth’s climate has now been irrevocably made, that the US has unilaterally decided to scrap the peak warming target from the Paris agreement of 1.5 oC. What do the numbers say? Is Earth’s climate now irrevocably fracked? The short answer is that, strictly speaking,

2016-11-17 14:14   Click to comment

Real Climate: Record heat despite a cold sun

Global temperature goes from heat record to heat record, yet the sun is at its dimmest for half a century. For a while, 2010 was the hottest year on record globally. But then it got overtopped by 2014. And 2014 was beaten again by 2015. And now 2016 is so warm that it is certain

2016-11-14 10:40   Click to comment

Real Climate: Unforced variations: Nov 2016

This month’s open thread. Usual rules apply…

2016-11-08 15:23   Click to comment

Real Climate: Don’t make a choice that your children will regret

Dear US voters, the world is holding its breath. The stakes are high in the upcoming US elections. At stake is a million times more than which email server one candidate used, or how another treated women. The future of humanity will be profoundly affected by your choice, for many generations to come. The coming

2016-11-04 19:20   Click to comment

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