Tag Archives: Climate change

Quite a Plan

There was an important appearance by Mark Jacobson on David Letterman recently, during which Jacobson extolled the virtues of “wind, water, solar.” The spot is here. Of special note: Jacobson explaining the plan that his team at Stanford have come … Continue reading

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You dare to question the great Los Angeles Times?

As most here will know, the L.A. Times decided once and for all to end the climate change debate (or try) by printing a policy to never again publish a letter questioning man-made global warming. That motivated me to send … Continue reading

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IPCC Scientists Invited to Make Pledge Not to Blame Global Cooling on Humanity

Dear IPCC scientist, please read and sign the following, ASAP. Thanks in advance, Harold As a climate scientist who is an IPCC reviewer, author, or editor, I hereby assert, by signing my name in comments that I will never attribute … 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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Imaginary Moral High Ground

What follows is the next excerpt from my second book on climate, the forthcoming Aztec Nation. To buy my first book, click here.  So, if the United States is on the verge of ceding a good bit of its remaining … Continue reading

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How Dare I Not?

Anthony Watts rightly points out that if I wish for people to support my work in progress, I should let them know what it is they are supporting. While I fought a long and  strenuous battle to make Don’t Sell … 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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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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