Nothing wrong with being an academic in any field as long as both feet are firmly planted in reality. The article linked below is quite remarkable coming from a “climate scientist”. [From my perspective many science and engineering disciplines study climate. Give the complexity of climate, there is no unique field of “climate science.”]
“Climate scientists are academics. Academics living in ivory towers — elites living a privileged life away from the harsh practicalities of the real world — is a common expression because it is so true. They often have never had any other jobs except at universities, which take very good care of them (best health insurance I ever had). Academics live in their heads (and it’s often not pretty in there!) not in the real world. ” click here
“Fort Valley, Arizona had daily temperatures recorded every day during summer 1990. NOAA declared the data to be missing, and bumped the temperature up by 0.64C (1.16F)” click here
New studies reported by CNN (here) are simply off-target. Why? Because they are based on unreliable climate models that rely on representations, not physics. Consider the graph below where the speculations of over 100 model runs are compared to actual temperature measurements.
“Greens are inventing elaborate fantasies of shadowy right wing conspiracies to explain President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Treaty – but still refuse to consider the possibility they are wrong about global warming.” click here
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“The United States contributed $1 billion to the global Green Climate Fund, but the world’s top polluters contributed nothing, David Asman reported.” click here
This statistical manipulation essentially done quickly in response to a misquote from a government administrator’s statement does not qualify in my view as peer-reviewed science regardless of who is listed as a coauthor. It simply illustrates the political bias and favoritism given to certain points of view regardless of the science. For rebuttals refuting Santer et al click here and here.
Benjamin D. Santer, Susan Solomon, Frank J. Wentz, Qiang Fu, Stephen Po-Chedley, Carl Mears, Jeffrey F. Painter, Céline Bonfils. Tropospheric Warming Over The Past Two Decades. Scientific Reports, 7, 2336, 2017.
Satellite temperature measurements do not support the recent claim of a “leveling off of warming” over the past two decades. Tropospheric warming trends over recent 20-year periods are always significantly larger (at the 10% level or better) than model estimates of 20-year trends arising from natural internal variability. Over the full 38-year period of the satellite record, the separation between observed warming and internal variability estimates is even clearer. In two out of three recent satellite datasets, the tropospheric warming from 1979 to 2016 is unprecedented relative to internally generated temperature trends on the 38-year timescale.