Evidence That Antarctica Is Cooling, Not Warming

This article was originally published at Science Under Attack. Melting due to climate change of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets has led to widespread panic about the future impact of global warming. But, as we’ll see in this and a subsequent post, Antarctica may not be warming overall, while the rate of ice loss [...]

By |2021-12-03T11:43:38+01:003 December 2021|IPCC, News, USA|Comments Off on Evidence That Antarctica Is Cooling, Not Warming

Statement CLINTEL: New IPCC report provides little objective basis for policymaking

Statement by CLINTEL on the publication today of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of Working Group I (WGI) of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) August 9, 2021 CLINTEL has carried out a preliminary review of the IPCC Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the AR6 WGI report (on the Physical Science) issued today. [...]

By |2021-08-11T13:44:39+02:009 August 2021|IPCC, Ireland, News|Comments Off on Statement CLINTEL: New IPCC report provides little objective basis for policymaking

Can we predict long-term solar variability?

By Andy May This post is a result of an online conversation with Dr. Leif Svalgaard, a research physicist at Stanford University. Leif knows a great deal about the Sun and solar variability and can explain it clearly. Our disagreement is over whether long-term solar variations could be large enough to affect Earth’s climate [...]

By |2021-07-24T14:06:41+02:0024 July 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on Can we predict long-term solar variability?

Green politicians, stop blaming climate change for your failures

The huge floods in Europe show that the EU water drainage has fallen short in protecting citizens. Even in the South of my country (The Netherlands), with an excellent record of water management, there is a huge amount of damage. How could this happen? "[..] European politicians state that they are not to [...]

By |2021-07-22T18:26:25+02:0021 July 2021|News, The Netherlands|Comments Off on Green politicians, stop blaming climate change for your failures

Flawed Heatwave Report Leads to False Headlines in Major Media

From The Cliff Mass Weather Blog Last week we witnessed a major failure in science communication regarding the Northwest heatwave. A failure that misinformed you and millions of others, and a failure that highlighted glaring weaknesses in the media’s ability to cover important scientific issues. And it revealed the disappointing behavior of some members [...]

By |2021-07-14T17:59:27+02:0014 July 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on Flawed Heatwave Report Leads to False Headlines in Major Media

Interview John Ledger

John Ledger (right) at the Katse Dam, Lesotho. Name: John Ledger Residence: Johannesburg Country: South Africa What is your background? I am primarily a biologist, having a BSc in Zoology and Botany (1964), a BSc Hons in Zoology (1965) and a PhD in Tropical Pathology (1976). I have had three different [...]

By |2021-07-12T12:32:21+02:0012 July 2021|Interviews, News, South Africa|Comments Off on Interview John Ledger

Global Warming is happening, what does it mean

The concepts and data used to make temperature and climate reconstructions, or estimates, are constantly evolving. Currently, there are over 100,000 global weather stations on land and over 4,500 Argo floats and weather buoys at sea. This is in addition to regular measurements by satellites and ships at sea. The measurement locations are known [...]

By |2021-06-24T15:40:45+02:0023 June 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on Global Warming is happening, what does it mean

CLINTEL Letter to World Economic Forum

To: Borge Brende President World Economic Forum Professor Guus Berkhout President of CLINTEL guus.berkhout@clintelgroup.org January 20, 2020 Your Excellency, Despite global warming, the past 150± years has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the quality and duration of human life all over our planet. For example, poverty was never as low as today. [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:32:34+01:0024 January 2020|Letter, News|Comments Off on CLINTEL Letter to World Economic Forum