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2017-12-05 22:29   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: We have met the climate champions, and they are young

Chloe Maxmin began climate activism at the age of 12. She formed a Climate Action Club in high school. Later, as a college student, she co-founded Divest Harvard, to persuade Harvard University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. And …

2017-12-05 17:40   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Houston

… Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis “Get some volunteers and go, Fortify the Alamo.” Well the men came from Texas, And from old Tennessee And they joined up with Travis, Just to fight for the right to be …

2017-11-30 12:16   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: How do we talk with people?

Whether it’s about global warming or sexual assault, there are times we want to talk to people about it. Sometimes it’s because we think they’re part of the problem. How can we talk to people, fight for what we believe …

2017-11-28 16:03   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Why I call Anthony Watts and Willis Eschenbach “denier”

Not long ago Willis Eschenbach did a post at WUWT about USCRN, the U.S. Climate Reference Network. It’s the best collection of quality-controlled, properly sited, state-of-the-art instrumentation for weather data in the U.S. Its only drawback is that it hasn’t …

2017-11-26 22:25   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Pacific Island Nations

The WUWT blog has recently had a spate of posts about Pacific Island Nations and the threat of sea level rise. Their common themes are that the threat is overstated, that the Island Nations are trying to swindle us out …

2017-11-25 15:29   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Thanksgiving Dinner: How to Talk to “Drunk Uncle”

We’ve been there, most of us. Thanksgiving dinner, lots of family including many you don’t see very often, and at some point somebody says something so terrible, you feel like you have to respond. Maybe it’s about global warming, and …

2017-11-22 18:04   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Young people: you have a voice. You have power.

Yes, you do have a voice and you do have power — but only if you use it. If you don’t, the world you grow up in will be a terrible place. If you do, there is no limit to …

2017-11-21 18:35   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Challenge to Michel

Reader “Michel” expressed his opinion that when it comes to climate science, “… this mysterious beast you call a denialist. They don’t exist, at least not in the way you mean.” A bit later, he asked me “… if you …

2017-11-09 16:33   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Cycle Change: Arctic Sea Ice Edition

After my last post, a reader asked: What’s most noticeable about this is the massive change in variability since 2007. Could you do some analysis of that? Sure. I’ve done this before, but it bears repeating because it is a …

2017-11-02 13:13   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Arctic Sea Ice

Since 1979 we’ve been measuring the extent and area of sea ice in the Arctic using satellites. This is what we’ve found (data from NSIDC, the National Snow and Ice Data Center): Obviously there’s a strong seasonal cycle, with more …

2017-11-01 23:49   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Challenge to Anthony Watts — and to myself

I’m going to try a new policy. We’ll see how it works out. It’s this: stick to the science. No baseless ad hominem. No “demonizing” others. That goes for comments here as well. If you honestly believe that someone is …

2017-11-01 23:10   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Crash Override

I’ve recently read a book which opened my eyes, and impressed me with a level of enlightenment and self-awareness I haven’t seen since I watched the film “Gandhi” (I’ve watched it at least 20 times). The book is Crash Override …

2017-10-30 22:03   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: How Climate “Skeptics” Misuse Data: Sea Surface Temperature Edition

A fascinating post by Ron Clutz shows how so-called “skeptics” of global warming misuse data, and how they show it. He discusses sea surface temperature, titling his post “Global Ocean Cooling in September,” and it appears to be categorized under …

2017-10-29 00:03   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Destroying the Country

When Michael Morell warned about existential threats to America — things that could destroy the country — he listed three. One of them, he described thus: “And then the third, and some people may laugh at this but it’s absolutely …

2017-10-27 13:28   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: What is sea level up to lately?

Since 1993 we’ve been monitoring sea level with satellites. The overall rise is obvious (it was obvious even before 1993), and we now know that the rate of rise is faster than it has been in a very very long …

2017-10-24 21:18   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Hurricane Harvey Hurts Texas

There’s a lot to be said about the relationship between the damage from Hurricane Harvey and climate change. But that can wait. People are hurting. People are afraid. People have died. So I’m urging readers to donate — everything helps, …

2017-08-29 12:57   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Ich Bin Schwarz

On June 26, 1963, President Kennedy spoke in West Berlin to an audience of nearly half a million, and showed his support for their hopes to preserve freedom in spite of being surrounded by the communist empire, by declaring “Ich …

2017-08-14 15:00   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Understanding Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is complicated. But some people think its future course is oh so simple, and the recent visit by a certain Mr. Wakefield showed just how determined he is to stick with what I call the “simpleton’s view.” …

2017-07-27 13:52   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: A Few Other Stations

Mr. Wakefield doesn’t seem to like the tide gauge data from Boston, since it so easily shows how wrong he was about “NO acceleration.” He wants me to “do a few other stations, like in Australia and Brest, France.” Let’s …

2017-07-25 17:20   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level Rise has Accelerated

There seems to be some interest in global sea level as estimated by tide gauges. In particular, we have recently been directed to a graph of the data from Church & White, which is the most reputable of the available …

2017-07-25 11:30   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Boston Sea Level

How one plots the data can have a big impact on whether or not one can “see” acceleration or deceleration of sea level in tide gauge data. Here, for instance, is a plot of sea level at Boston (data from …

2017-07-24 22:41   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Does Willis Eschenbach have Any Honor?

Let’s find out. He wrote a new post at WUWT claiming this about James Hansen’s 1988 prediction of the course of temperature change over the following 30 years: Back then, he said the globe would warm up by two to …

2017-07-22 21:53   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Sea Level Rise is Accelerating

Willis gets it right? Not. Willis Eschenbach has a post at WUWT claiming to show that sea level rise is not accelerating. What he actually demonstrates is that he doesn’t know how to tell. His method is to fit a …

2017-07-21 15:52   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Can Albert/Alberto Parker/Boretti Handle the Math?

I only recently found out that Albert Parker/Alberto Boretti and C.D. Ollier published a “Discussion” of my paper with Patrick Brown about the analysis of sea level time series. You can get your own copy of their paper here. What, …

2017-07-20 12:46   Click to comment

Tamino's Open Mind: Scott Pruitt and the Whiny Crybaby Losers

Scott Pruitt wants to replace science with a 3-ring circus Scott Pruitt, new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wants a “red team/blue team debate” about global warming. That’s where two sides argue different opinions on some topic, and …

2017-07-15 15:31   Click to comment


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