Judith Curry

Judith Curry - 2016-11-11 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Jack Stilgoe and Roger Pielke Jr. have written a superb article on the response of scientists to the Trump presidency.

The reactions from scientists about a Trump presidency are predictable: a disaster for the climate and planet, threats to leave the country,...

Judith Curry - 2016-11-09 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A key message of this election is that the power of elites to persuade us has evaporated.

Two days ago, the Washington Examiner had a provocative article Death of Elitism:

The public no longer has faith in big banks or big companies or big government. And...

Judith Curry - 2016-11-07 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Reflections on forecasting hurricanes in light of U.S. landfalling Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, highlighting the complexities of forecast ensemble interpretation.

A recent issue of the NYTimes Magazine has an article:  Why Isn’t the U.S. Better at Predicting...

Judith Curry - 2016-11-06 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Paul Voosen has written a remarkable article in Science about climate model tuning.


In November 2009 following ClimateGate, I made a public plea for greater transparency in an essay published at ClimateAudit:  On the credibility of climate...

Judith Curry - 2016-11-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Nonlinear response of mid-latitude weather to changing Arctic [link]

The Blob is back: what warm ocean mass means for weather and wildlife [link]

The shortfalls of biodiversity [link]


Judith Curry - 2016-11-04 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Countdown to the U.S. Presidential election

I voted last week.

I haven’t had much time this week to check the news or twitter, here are a few articles that I’ve spotted (that aren’t just about the emails):

The case against Hillary Clinton [link]

Judith Curry - 2016-11-03 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Peter Webster has been awarded the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Creativity Prize for Water.

Peter shares the Creativity Prize with Rita Colwell and Shafiqul Islam. The announcement for the awards and the citations are found [here].

Apart from...

Judith Curry - 2016-11-02 - Original post - cached version

by Rud Istvan

This post addresses issues related to  ‘vehicular decarbonization’. It is  an energy storage insider’s narrative of how tough a slog developing some of the requisite applied science technologies has been over the past decades. It is a saga of research twists and turns,...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-29 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A collection of articles on food and farms, related to climate change, sustainability, and broad environmental issues.

#Foodwaste & yard waste produce a lot of methane, but there are ways to reduce impact. [link]

Africa Transforming Agriculture To Combat...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-29 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

11 more days . . .

I haven’t flagged many posts for this week, just tooooo much . . .  Here are a few fun reads.

Camille Paglia:  Hillary Clinton is a disaster [link]

The real scientist behind @ScientistTrump. @ScientistTrump will make science great...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-27 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

There is a problem with the practice of science. Because of poor scientific practices, and improper incentives, few papers with useful scientific findings are published in leading journals. The problem appears to be growing due to funding for advocacy research.


Judith Curry - 2016-10-26 - Original post - cached version

by Frank Bosse

Separating out the impacts of internal variability on evaluations of TCR.

In a blogpost from May 2016 I did some simple investigations about the Transient Climate Response (TCR) as it’s observed. The starting point was the record of Cowtan/Way (C/W) and the Forcings...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-25 - Original post - cached version

by Lucas Bergkamp

 “The politician is sometimes tempted to encroach on the normal territory of the scientific estate. In such issues the problem is less often whether politics will presume to dictate to science than it is how much politics is to be influenced by the new findings of...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-24 - Original post - cached version

by Javier

Insights into the debate on whether the Holocene will be long or short.

Summary: Milankovitch Theory on the effects of Earth’s orbital variations on insolation remains the most popular explanation for the glacial cycle since the early 1970’s. According to its defenders,...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-22 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Observed and simulated fingerprints of multidecadal climate variability [link]

Scientists accidentally turn pollution into renewable energy [link]

AER winter forecast for the US [link]


Judith Curry - 2016-10-22 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Ok, we’re getting down to the wire.

U.S. voters are starting vote, the final voting day is Nov 8.  There have been some ‘interesting’ articles this past week, for your consideration and discussion.

Policy positions

Both major candidates now have...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-17 - Original post - cached version

by Tomas Milanovic

There are few scientific concepts that are more often misunderstood in blog debates than Determinism and Predictability. For many commenters, these two concepts are considered to be in fact equivalent, which leads to faulty or irrelevant arguments.

Having read...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Well, actually, the past month; it’s been a while since I’ve done an energy thread.

Fossil fuels

Beginning of the end for fossil power [link]

Much of huge change in energy/co2 during Obama years...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

If Congress invests in seasonal weather forecast research, everyone wins. [link]

About those non-disappearing Pacific islands [link]

We’re placing far too much hope in pulling carbon dioxide out of the...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Some new batch of hacked emails is saying Trump groped Bob Dylan according to Putin. – David Phinney

Wall Street Journal blasts press for consistently burying Hillary Clinton’s sins [link]

Trump and the Media [link]

The Presidential character [link]...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-14 - Original post - cached version

by Jim Steele

Although some researchers have raised concerns about possible negative effects of rising CO2 on ocean surface pH, there are several lines of evidence demonstrating marine ecosystems are far more sensitive to fluxes of carbon dioxide from ocean depths and the biosphere’s...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-12 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

We conclude that the observed cooling over central Eurasia was probably due to a sea-ice-independent internally generated circulation pattern ensconced over, and nearby, the Barents–Kara Sea since the 1980s. — McCusker et al.

Published earlier this week in Nature...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-11 - Original post - cached version

by Alan Longhurst

Because the climate change science community habitually concentrates attention on surface data from a very short recent period – nominally a little more than 100 years – it would be very interesting to know how the pattern habitually derived from these data compares with...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-10 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

This post is about the practical aspects of generating regional scenarios of climate variability and change for the 21st century.

The challenges of generating useful scenarios of climate variability/change for the 21st century were discussed in my presentation at...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-08 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest [link]

@chriscmooney pretty much (omission of track changes) nails it here on hurricanes & global warming [link]

Does #...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-05 - Original post - cached version

by Kip Hansen

Some reflections on NCAR’s Large Ensemble.

In her latest Week in review – science edition, Judith Curry gave us a link to a press release from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (which is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

It’s time for a new thread.

How Trump and Clinton Gave Bad Answers on US Nuclear Policy….And Why You Should Be Worried [link]

The metaphysics of Trump: [link]

Clinton confidant’s immunity deal looms over debate . FBI appears to have undermined its own...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-03 - Original post - cached version

by Donald Rapp

In a recent paper, Ellis and Palmer (2016) proposed that deposition of dust on giant ice sheets, thus reducing their albedo, was a principal factor in the termination of Ice Ages over the past 800 kyrs.


The origin and causes of quasi-periodic Ice...

Judith Curry - 2016-10-01 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

It’s Official: Hydropower Is Dirty Energy [link]

A large ensemble of model runs produced 30 alternate realities for N. American temp trends from 1963-2012 [link]

Modern ecosystems owe their existence to...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-28 - Original post - cached version

by David Wojick

There is a recurring pattern of Federal agencies twisting science in order to support confiscatory actions. The agencies can get away with these tricks because there is a general lack of controls on how they use science when making policy, crafting regulations, etc.

Judith Curry - 2016-09-25 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few interesting articles from this past week

Last week was a record low number of comments for the presidential politics thread!  I assume it will pick up with the debate on Monday.  Here are some new articles to kick off the discussion.

The Flight 93...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-24 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

New paper finds sea levels rising at only 1.7 mm/yr or 6.7 inches per century
[link] …

New published paper by Chris Landsea about forecasting the size of tropical storms and hurricanes. [link]


Judith Curry - 2016-09-21 - Original post - cached version

*by Javier

The role of solar variability on climate change, despite having a very long scientific tradition, is currently downplayed as a climatic factor within the most popular hypothesis for climate change.

As the root of this neglect lie two fundamental problems. Solar...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-20 - Original post - cached version

By David Wojick

The folks who make their living by hyping the supposed threat of runaway global warming use a lot of scary language in the process. Here the ever creative New York Times has set what may be a new standard in scary climate change hype, by tying it to the Zika outbreak....

Judith Curry - 2016-09-19 - Original post - cached version

by Greg Goodman

This year, as every year, there has been much excitement in the media about ‘catastrophic’ melting of Arctic sea-ice, run-away melting, tipping points, death spirals and “ice-free” summers.

There has been the usual guessing game about when exactly the minimum will...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-18 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Too little, too much, dammed and dirty.

Too little

SOUTH ASIA WATER STRESS: Water Wrangles: As Karnataka & Tamil Nadu slug it out, #Pakistan wages #WaterWar on #India [link]

CANADA NOVA SCOTIA: Wendy Elliott reflections on #Drought: Water, water,...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-17 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Deep and Abyssal Ocean Warming from 35 years of Repeat Hydrography [link]

California’s drought could continue for centuries [link]

Sea-level rise to radically affect military strategy, study says [link...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-16 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Trump should give this speech every day to Nov 8 [link]

Trump emerges in center, outmaneuvering Clinton [link]

Donald Trump’s scandals [link]

There’s no Hillary Clinton “email scandal.” There are...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-14 - Original post - cached version

by Dan Hughes

We frequently see the simple statement, “The Laws of Physics”, invoked as the canonical summary of the status of the theoretical basis of GCMs.

We also see statements like, “The GCM models are based on the fundamental laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-13 - Original post - cached version

by Planning Engineer and Jill Tietjen

The power system is a matter of extreme importance relating to economic development, quality of life as well as health and safety. In order to best meet the needs of any given area, it is necessary to balance the factors of economics, reliability and...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-12 - Original post - cached version

by Lucas Bergkamp

Can decision theory help a rational person decide whether to believe in climate catastrophe?

Frost (1920)[1]

Fire or Ice?

In many Western countries, climate policy has become one of the most expensive policy areas, and the Paris Agreement suggests...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-11 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Can you guess which birthday this is?

Spotted on Facebook today:

Your Memories on Facebook
Judith, we care about you and the memories you share here. We thought you’d like to look back on this post from 6 years ago.

Judith Bishop Curry

Judith Curry - 2016-09-10 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses [link]

Predicting arctic shipping routes circa 2050 and 2100 [link]

18 Major Flood Events Have Hit Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-09 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Here’s the most powerful (and chilling) case for Trump you’ll ever hear [link]

Hillary Clinton’s invisible guiding hand [link]

Five reasons Donald Trump is a more effective orator than you think [link]...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-05 - Original post - cached version

by David Wojick

The “Climate Change Education Act” (S.3074) directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish a climate change education program focused on formal and informal learning for all age levels.

When it comes to beating the climate change...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-03 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Many academics now consider freedom of speech just another American eccentricity, like guns and religion. – Daniel Jacobsen

As the 2016/2017 academic year begins, universities are roiled by freedom of speech issues, pitting students, faculty members and...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-03 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Check out Nature Geoscience’s focus on the permafrost carbon-climate feedback [link]

New paper finds Africa has become wetter over past 1.3 million years -instead of drier as was thought previously. [link]...

Judith Curry - 2016-09-01 - Original post - cached version

by Nic Lewis

Was early onset industrial-era warming anthropogenic, as Abram et al. claim?


A recent PAGES 2k Consortium paper in Nature,[1] Abram et al.,  claims human-induced, greenhouse gas driven warming commenced circa 180 years ago.  The paper has been...

Judith Curry - 2016-08-30 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The economic models that are used to inform climate policy currently contain an unhealthy dose of wishful thinking. Technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the air are assumed in the models that avoid dangerous climate change – but such technologies do not yet exist...

Judith Curry - 2016-08-29 - Original post - cached version

by David Wojick

Our goal here is to begin to articulate a research program into the role of recent long-term natural variability in climate change.

Long-term natural variability has implications for the modeling of future climate changes, on the scale of decades to centuries. It...


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