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The Winter Gatekeeper Hypothesis (VII). A summary plus Q&A

by Javier Vinós & Andy May reposted from Climate Etc. “On the other hand, I think I can safely say that nobody understands climate change.” J. Vinós, paraphrasing Richard Feynman’s words about quantum mechanics. 7.1 Introduction This plain-language summary has been written at the request of some readers of our series of [...]

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The Greenhouse Effect, Revisited

"If it [a scientific hypothesis] disagrees with experiment, it’s WRONG." Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman As a further addendum to my series of posts in 2020 and 2021 on the CO2 global warming hypothesis, this post presents another challenge to the hypothesis central to the belief that humans make a substantial contribution to [...]

By |2022-09-13T17:49:37+02:0013 September 2022|News, USA|Comments Off on The Greenhouse Effect, Revisited

Simpletons versus wicked scientists

by Judith Curry - Reposted from Climate Etc. In which wicked scientists are the good guys. Activism by climate scientists has been the topic of numerous prior blog posts at Climate Etc.  Such activism is generally focused on eliminating fossil fuels.  This post presents a new framing for the activism issue. While [...]

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The Sun-Climate Effect: The Winter Gatekeeper Hypothesis (VI). Meridional transport is the main climate change driver

by Javier Vinós & Andy May “No philosopher has been able with his own strength to lift this veil stretched by nature over all the first principles of things. Men argue, nature acts.” Voltaire (1764) 6.1 Introduction Climate is a thermodynamic process determined by the energy flux from its entry point, mostly [...]

By |2022-09-05T12:08:32+02:005 September 2022|News, USA|Comments Off on The Sun-Climate Effect: The Winter Gatekeeper Hypothesis (VI). Meridional transport is the main climate change driver

Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad?

By Andy May This is the transcript, with minor edits to get it into blog post format, of my keynote speech to the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs, at the second International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy Convention in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on August 30, 2022. Andy May Petrophysicist [...]

By |2022-09-01T13:06:23+02:001 September 2022|News, USA|Comments Off on Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad?

Snow and Climate: no easy answers

By Jim Steele reposted from What's up with that “As scientists who study what controls snowfall admit, “There are “no easy answers” to the question of climate change and snow” Nonetheless click bait media doesnt hesitate to fear monger that we are on the verge of the “end of snow” [...]

By |2022-08-31T12:01:50+02:0031 August 2022|News, USA|Comments Off on Snow and Climate: no easy answers

The Sun-Climate Effect: The Winter Gatekeeper Hypothesis (V). A role for the sun in climate change

by Javier Vinós & Andy May Reposted from Climate Etc. “Once you start doubting, just like you’re supposed to doubt. You ask me if the science is true and we say ‘No, no, we don’t know what’s true, we’re trying to find out, everything is possibly wrong’ … When you doubt and ask it [...]

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No Evidence That Climate Change Is Making Droughts Any Worse

"If it [a scientific hypothesis] disagrees with experiment, it’s WRONG." – Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman The hullabaloo in the mainstream media about the current drought in Europe, which has been exacerbated by the continent’s fourth heat wave this summer, has only amplified the voices of those who insist that climate [...]

By |2022-08-29T15:05:27+02:0029 August 2022|News, USA|Comments Off on No Evidence That Climate Change Is Making Droughts Any Worse

‘There is No Climate Emergency’ (1,107 Signatories and Counting)

By Robert Bradley Jr. - reposted from What's up with that “… there is ample evidence that CO2 mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities. There is no climate emergency.” There are a lot of very smart people in the world. And [...]

By |2022-08-29T12:42:39+02:0028 August 2022|News, USA|Comments Off on ‘There is No Climate Emergency’ (1,107 Signatories and Counting)

Highlights of the Koonin-Dessler debate

By Andy May - reposted from his blog The SOHO Forum Debate began at 5:30PM (Central Time) on August 15, 2022 in the New York Sheen Center, as I announced here. Koonin won the Oxford Style debate since 25% of the in-person and online audience shifted to his view that the debate question: “Climate science compels us to [...]

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