• Unwilling To Debate, Scientists Face Crisis Of Trust

    • Date: 16/02/15
    • Editorial, Mercury News

    Scientists are facing a crisis of trust. Increasingly, Americans believe that what’s called science is actually political posturing. A Pew Research Center poll released Jan. 29 shows a huge gap between the views of scientists and the general public on a range of issues — not just climate change but also genetically modified foods, vaccinations, the […]

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  • Study: Climate Sceptics Know More About Climate Science Than Believers

    • Date: 13/02/15
    • Maxim Lott, Fox News

    Are global warming skeptics simply ignorant about climate science? Not so, says a forthcoming paper in the journal Advances in Political Psychology by Yale Professor Dan Kahan. He finds that skeptics score about the same (in fact slightly better) on climate science questions. The study asked 2,000 respondents nine questions about where they thought scientists stand […]

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  • New Paper: Hubert Lamb And The Transformation Of Climate Science

    • Date: 10/02/15
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    London, 10 February: A new paper by Bernie Lewin and published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation re-examines the legacy of the father of British climatology Hubert Lamb (1913-1997). After leading and establishing historical climatology during the 1960s, Hubert Lamb became the founding Director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East […]

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  • Solar Activity In The 18th Century Similar To Today’s

    • Date: 10/02/15
    • Information and Scientific News Service (SINC)

    Counting sunspots over time helps in knowing the activity of our star but the two indices used by scientists disagree on dates prior to 1885. Now an international team of researchers has tried to standardise the historical results and has discovered that, contrary to what one may think, the solar activity of our times is […]

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  • Reality Check: US Flood Damages Since 1940

    • Date: 09/02/15
    • Roger Pielke Jr., The Climate Fix

    US flood losses as a proportion of economic activity have dropped by about 75% since 1940 The graph above is an update from a version I first showed in Congressional testimony in 2013 (PDF). It shows US flood damage (as recorded by the NWS in 2013 $) as a proportion of US GDP (as recorded by the OMB, […]

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  • Fatally Flawed Climate Science Paper ‘Should Be Withdrawn’

    • Date: 06/02/15
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Press Release – Authors of a fatally flawed climate study “have no scientifically-defensible choice but to withdraw the paper.” A recent paper in Nature has received worldwide media attention because of its claim to have shown that the recent hiatus in surface temperature rises was the result of natural variability. The lead author, Jochem Marotzke of the […]

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  • U.S. Weather Agencies On Rack Over ‘Hottest’ Year Claim

    • Date: 31/01/15
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    North America’s premier weather agencies have been questioned over “homogenisation” changes to international temperature records used to declare last year the hottest on record. Neither NASA nor the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ­Association have responded to international reports questioning why temperature records at three rural stations in Paraguay had been changed dramatically. Independent climate researcher […]

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  • New Study: IPCC Climate Models Fail To Explain Climate Variability

    • Date: 30/01/15
    • Duke University

    “The inconsistencies we found among the climate models are a reality check showing we may not know as much as we thought we did” DURHAM, N.C. – A new Duke University-led study finds that most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth’s atmosphere warms. The models also […]

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