Category Archives: Climate Changes

No indication of global warming in US cornbelt region temperature data

The graph below is very consistent with what I find every time I have analyzed actual local temperature data: no indication of global warming.

Source: C3headlines

Regehr et al. 2016 model guarantees that polar bears will decline

“The real story has been the extent to which polar bears have managed to mitigate the demographic effects of sea ice loss so far. In retrospect this is perhaps not so surprising because polar bears have been around since the Pliocene which means they have persisted through not only glacial cycles, but also through all the natural climate cycles during the glacial periods and interglacial periods.” click here

Addressing changes in climate has no parallels with fighting a war

According to University of Austin Research Associate Todd Davidson, preparing for war on climate change means we should disregard scientific uncertainty.” click here

The push for more money to fight climate has nothing to do with science. It has everything to do with politics. I’m reminded of a famous saying from Winston Churchill which goes something like this :

“Politics is more dangerous than war. In war you only die once. But in politics you can die many times.”

This is especially true when it comes to climate. The primary reason to not ignore scientific uncertainty is that no scientist alive can show with any level of confidence that the proposed solutions to the wild exaggerated claims being made about climate change impacts will not actually do more harm to the environment and human health than good.

Anyone can make a wild claim. But making a responsible decision requires a higher standard of care.

 

A frivolous lawsuit on climate change launched in Boulder, Colorado

Climates change with or without oil companies.

“Three Colorado communities filed a lawsuit against oil companies on Tuesday, launching the latest legal battle seeking damages for what they claim are the costs of adapting to climate change.” click here

Transparency and independent verification necessary to restore confidence in climate science

“Half the results published in peer-reviewed scientific journals are probably wrong. John Ioannidis, now a professor of medicine at Stanford, made headlines with that claim in 2005. Since then, researchers have confirmed his skepticism by trying—and often failing—to reproduce many influential journal articles. Slowly, scientists are internalizing the lessons of this irreproducibility crisis. But what about government, which has been making policy for generations without confirming that the science behind it is valid?” click here

Colder temperatures are more hazardous than warmer

“A recent study published in an esteemed academic journal indicates that volcanic eruptions in the mid 500s resulted in an unusually gloomy and cold period. A joint research project of the Chronology Laboratory of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) suggests that the years 536 and 541-544 CE were very difficult for many people.” click here

Arctic Sea Ice the same thickness as 60 years ago

Source: Tony Heller