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

by Judith Curry

Climate Change Science: Fact, Fiction & the Unsettled

I have been invited by the Society of Petroleum Engineers to present a webinar (next Thursday).

This presentation is part of the SPE’s Webinars and Online Education Series:

Take yourself to...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-08 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Researchers develop all-weather #solar cell that generates power from rain as well [link]

David MacKay’s book is an absolute gem:  Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air.  Available free online [link]

...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-07 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Abrupt sea level rise looms as an increasingly realistic threat [link]

Tim Palmer presentation: Climate Change, Chaos, and Inexact Computing [link]

Professor Anastasios Tsonis joins the GWPF [link]

...
Judith Curry - 2016-05-06 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A new thread to focus political comments, away from the main threads.

Here are a few interesting analyses on the candidates that I’ve spotted recently.

Sanders: On becoming anti-Bernie

Trump: Why Trump will become the next President of the United...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

by Larry Kummer, from the Fabius Maximus website

The public policy debate about climate science shows the dysfunctional nature of the US media. Here’s another example of how propaganda has contaminated the news reporting of this vital subject, looking at stories about a new study of our...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-01 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Are they trying to control the climate . . . or you?

Marc Morano has a new movie, Climate Hustle.

CLIMATE HUSTLE, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Marc Morano, reveals the history of climate scares including global cooling; debunks outrageous...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-30 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Excellent article in Foreign Affairs: The clean energy revolution [link]

Very interesting analysis of energy politics in the U.S.: How Politics Obscures Environmental, Energy Gains [link]

State...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-30 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Northern Hemisphere Winter Blocking [link]

Polarization may cause climate communication to backfire [link]

Was Mars once host to hydrothermal springs? [link...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-28 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

When it comes to climate change, the procedure by which experts assess the accuracy of models projecting potentially ruinous outcomes for the planet and society is surprisingly informal. – Michael Oppenheimer

My concerns about the consensus seeking process used by...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-26 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas less than 4% of the globe shows decreasing LAI (browning). Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-25 - Original post - cached version

by Nic Lewis

An update to the calculations in Lewis and Curry (2014).

Lewis and Curry: The implications for climate sensitivity of AR5 forcing and heat uptake estimates (2015; online 2014)[1] (LC14) made careful use of estimates of effective radiative forcings and planetary heat...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-24 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

This controversial carbon pricing proposal could be the key to success for the world’s new climate agreement [link]

Are outdated licensing rules holding back the next generation of safer, cheaper nuclear...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-23 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this week.

Does CO2 mean increased  crop water productivity? [link]

Carbon isotopes characterize rapid changes in carbon dioxide during the last deglaciation [link]

Climate alarmism and the muzzling of independent...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-21 - Original post - cached version

by Andy West

An inadequately testable and inappropriate framing.

 1. Introduction

Geoff Chambers commenting recently in a Cliscep Post reminded me of the paper ‘Denialism: what is it and how should scientists respond?’ by Diethelm and McKee (D&M2009). Chambers calls...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-20 - Original post - cached version

by Andy May

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has accused ExxonMobil of lying to the public and investors about the risks of climate change according to the NY Times and has launched an investigation and issued a subpoena demanding extensive financial records, emails and...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-19 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The election is heating up with the forthcoming primary in New York

A cartoon that I spotted a few weeks ago

Filed under: Politics

Judith Curry - 2016-04-18 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

In our view, the fact that so many scientists agree so closely about the [causes of the] earth’s warming is, itself, evidence of a lack of evidence for [human caused] global warming. – D. Ryan Brumberg and Matthew Brumberg

The latest nonsensus on consensus from...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-16 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week

Why is nuclear excluded from clean energy mandates & subsidies? Nice WSJ shout-out [link]

Coal’s Future Shifts To Developing World [link]

Air pollution and infant health in Mexico City [link] …

...
Judith Curry - 2016-04-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Variation in climate sensitivity and feedback during the historical period. [link]

Can game theory help solve the problem of climate change? [link]

The IPCC’s priorities for the next six years: 1.5C,...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

AGU Board votes to continue relationship with Exxon-Mobil and to accept sponsorship support.

You may recall a recent post AGU, Exxon and the corporate funding dilemma, which was written in response to a letter from a group of AGU members urging the AGU to sever its...

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

by Judith Curry

Don’t be fooled by the post-Paris fanfare: The climate change movement faces big trouble ahead.

Mario Loyola has written a lengthy essay for The American Interest, entitled Green Idols: Twilight of the Climate Change Movement.  The American Interest allows one free...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-09 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

The Science of Time Explains Boredom and Stress, and How to Deal With Them [link]

Excellent interview on freedom of speech & inquiry by Joanna Williams, author of a new book on the subject. [link]

...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-06 - Original post - cached version

by Peter Davies

China has big plans for low-carbon electricity, primarily to reduce air pollution but also with the intent of reducing CO2 emissions and building a true 21st century power grid. Is it going to succeed?

In the late 1970s the Chinese leaders realised that the...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

My draft talk elicited an interesting conversation on twitter, that deserves some wider discussion.

The figure in question is from John Christy’s recent congressional testimony

Gavin Schmidt tweeted:  TMT (trop + glob) comparisons to CMIP5 models on...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Seems like interest has picked up today, so here is a new thread.

Trump and Cruz have answered some energy/climate questions.
Trump [link]
Cruz: [link]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have not responded.

I hope to have some time for a...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-03 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

I could use some help pulling together some graphs for a talk I am giving next week.

About a year ago, I participated in a panel discussion The National Associated of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) [link].  It was a very worthwhile event, and I am doing...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-02 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Attorneys General Create Axis For Global Warming Shakedown  [link]

“Climate Hustle” goes to Washington: Skeptical film to premiere on Capitol Hill; Riveting panel with Gov. Sarah Palin [link]

Review of...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-28 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The Paris Agreement and, more generally, climate change policy, almost perfectly illustrate the contradictions of the post-modern industrialized world risk society, characterized by perceived threats confirmed by politicized science and governed by sub-politics beyond...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-27 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week

Laos, China release dam water as Vietnamese Mekong Delta suffers worst fresh water shortage in century [link]

Facing Prison, Rajendra Pachauri Claims Climate Sceptics Are Behind Sexual Harassment Case [link]...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-25 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Campus unrest, viewpoint diversity, and freedom of speech are issues that have been of increasing concern to me.

heterodox academy.org is playing an important role in highlighting these issues and attempting to address them.

I’ve been collecting materials...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-24 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The American Meteorological Society has issued a draft report on the results from a survey of the views of their membership on climate change.

Their report on the initial findings is found [here].  Excerpts from the Summary:

This report provides initial...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-23 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A new thread for this discussion.

Filed under: Politics

Judith Curry - 2016-03-21 - Original post - cached version

by Planning Engineer and Rud Istvan

Just because something works in one place’s circumstances does not mean it will work elsewhere under different circumstances.   Perhaps you’ve seen the posting on the left, or others with a similar message. With any thought though, it soon becomes clear...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-20 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Don’t blame renewable energy for killing the coal industry [link]

Oregon becomes the first state in the nation to officially ban coal power [link] …

The big Ivanpah solar plant in California may be...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-19 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

U.S. Defense Department redefines climate change [link]

Iceland’s glaciers go into full tilt retreat [link]

Trees deal with climate change better than expected [link]

A new reconstruction of ice...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-16 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Such drama.

I spotted this on Facebook:

Filed under: Politics

Judith Curry - 2016-03-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The National Academies has published a new report:  Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change.

The authors of the report are:

DAVID W. TITLEY (Chair), Pennsylvania State University GABRIELE HEGERL, University of Edinburgh, UK...
Judith Curry - 2016-03-14 - Original post - cached version

by Peter Lang

A revolution could be achieved with nuclear power if we remove the factors that caused the large cost increases during and since the 1970’s, i.e. return to the learning rates demonstrated before 1970.

Main Points:

Learning rate is the rate costs reduce per...
Judith Curry - 2016-03-13 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

JC note: Please keep discussion of the U.S. presidential race on the other thread, unless your comment directly relates to energy/climate policy.  I will put up a new presidential discussion thread on Wed.

Both...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-12 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye the past few weeks.

Well, I’ve managed to meet two deadlines; my next deadlines are March 30 and April 19, so I have a small but temporary breather to work on the blog.  Below is a somewhat skimpy list of papers I’ve spotted recently...

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

by Greg Goodman

Inappropriate use of linear regression can produce spurious and significantly low estimations of the true slope of a linear relationship if both variables have significant measurement error or other perturbing factors. This is precisely the case when attempting to regress...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-08 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The U.S. presidential primaries continue to heat up.

Here is a new thread; the previous one has over 700 comments.  I would appreciate some new links to discuss.

Filed under: Politics, Uncategorized

Judith Curry - 2016-03-06 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Ted Cruz’s favorite temperature data set just got a lot hotter.

Sensitivity of satellite-derived tropospheric temperature trends to the diurnal cycle adjustment

Carl Mears and Frank Wentz

Abstract. Temperature sounding microwave radiometers flown on...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion

I am beyond swamped with stuff I need to do (some of it is actually exciting).  Fortunately, I have no travel for 3 weeks, so there is some chance of catching up.

I will try to get a brief post up on the new...

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

by Evan Hillebrand

Energy security is complicated, and multi-dimensional.  It goes beyond over-simplified notions of energy self-sufficiency or energy independence. It’s about where our energy comes from and its the cost, reliability, sustainability, and scale of our energy use. Technical...

Judith Curry - 2016-02-29 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

. . . to assess whether our partner/sponsor statements are in conflict with our position statements and accepted scientific consensus. – Margaret Leinen, AGU President

Scientists to AGU: Drop Exxon sponsorship

The relevant information is compiled [here].  ...

Judith Curry - 2016-02-28 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Energy

MIT Scientists Have Invented a #Solar Cell as Light as a Soap Bubble [link]

New study finds fully automating self-driving cars could actually be worse for carbon emissions  [link]

How the...

Judith Curry - 2016-02-27 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

New paper: Unreliable climate simulations overestimate attributable risk of extreme weather and climate events [link]

New blog post from Isaac Held: Clouds are hard [link] …

Doug Hoffman: Another little...

Judith Curry - 2016-02-27 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Please keep your discussions of presidential candidates  on this this thread

The other threads are getting cluttered with discussions of the U.S. presidential candidates.  This seems unavoidable given the drama of the primaries.

I will stay out of this...

Judith Curry - 2016-02-24 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

It has been claimed that the early-2000s global warming slowdown or hiatus, characterized by a reduced rate of global surface warming, has been overstated, lacks sound scientific basis, or is unsupported by observations. The evidence presented here contradicts these claims...

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