Category Archives: Climate change

Is It Time to Consider Global Cooling Yet?

You heard the words at a cocktail party — “global cooling?” — usually with the rising, sing-song intonation of disbelief, so the speaker could get credit for knowing about the phenomenon if, shockingly, it ever came to pass and none … Continue reading

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Did a 2006 Arctic “Heat Wave” Largely Cause 2007′s Sea Ice Melt?

In terms of the mechanisms restricting ice melt this season, to the extent that they have anything to do with air temperature, a cool Arctic above 80N basically means an absence of overrunning air from southern latitudes. Pretty much every temp spike up there is simply a wind spike — from the south. While warm sea water incursions probably matter significantly more than air temps when it comes to sea ice melt, air temps do for sure matter, too. As an example, maybe the best example: I don’t believe that 2007′s then-record melt could have taken place without a prolonged high-Arctic warming, wind-generated without doubt, during the first months of 2006.

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What’s Going On Up There?

When it was initially apparent that a period of mild cooling was taking place in the high Arctic one month ago, I decided to reach out to Walt Meier of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. I wanted him … Continue reading

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The New Last Refuge

“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson Yes, and climate alarmism is the new patriotism. As I write this, the most powerful man on Earth, Barack Obama, dogged by a series of history-tarnishing scandals, is choosing … Continue reading

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Old Time New England Winter

I live in a historic part of a historic New England town: East Greenwich, Rhode Island, to be precise. It’s tough to walk five minutes in any direction here without running across a cemetery or two with graves from two … Continue reading

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Blizzard Reading

If you have only recently become a skeptic, or only recently started thinking about it, then you may not be aware of the logical inconsistencies built into the theory that manmade global warming is turning the climate system into a … Continue reading

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New York Times Sets Bar Just a Little Higher for Climate Misinformation

Sunday, January 20, 11:43 a.m. EST, update: Andy Revkin kindly took the time to make sure the right set of eyes fell on a third letter I wrote, and the Times has fixed the piece and issued a formal correction. … Continue reading

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Of Pure Weather Ignorance, Yaks on Faces, and Your Holiday Gift Shopping

People have no idea regarding weather. They don’t know that they’ve been manipulated with HD video into believing that their own time is strange, unprecedented, extreme. They don’t know why they would be manipulated (via a combination of noble cause … Continue reading

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Sandy in Context

The following Op-Ed was published, after I received an invitation to write it on Halloween, in the Friday, November 2, 2012, edition of The New York Daily News.  I remember reading Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” in high school during the 1980s, … Continue reading

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Climate Supercomputer is Super Emitter

Climate scientists in Cheyenne, Wyoming, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have just brought online what they say is “the largest supercomputer in the world dedicated to geosciences.” That is saying something, as NCAR already had an enormous … Continue reading

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