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New studies confirm weakening of the Gulf Stream circulation (AMOC)

Many of the earlier predictions of climate research have now become reality. The world is getting warmer, sea levels are rising faster and faster, and more frequent heat waves, extreme rainfall, devastating wildfires and more severe tropical storms are affecting many millions of people. Now there is growing evidence that another climate forecast is...

Unforced variations: Sep 2020

This month’s open thread on climate science topics. Things to look for – Arctic sea ice minimum, boreal wildfires and the Atlantic hurricane season – you know, the usual…

Denial and Alarmism in the Near-Term Extinction and Collapse Debate

Guest article by Alastair McIntosh,  honorary professor in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. This is an excerpt from his new book, Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being Mostly, we only know what we think we know about climate science because of the climate science. I have had...

How to spot “alternative scientists”.

Recently, a so-called “white coat summit” gave me a sense of dejavu. It was held by a group that calls itself ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ (AFD) that consisted of about a dozen people wearing white coats to the effect of achieving an appearance of being experts on medical matters. The AFD apparently wanted to address a “massive disinformation...

Forced Responses: Aug 2020

This is the bimonthly thread on climate solutions. Climate Science discussions should go here.

Unforced Variations: Aug 2020

This month’s open thread for climate science issues. People might want to keep an eye on the Arctic sea ice…

Somebody read the comments…

This post is just to highlight an interesting paper that’s just been published that analyzed the comment threads here and at WUWT. Out now in Science Communication! We find that users in comment sections of climate change blogs mostly deploy polarizing strategies, which ultimately do not resolve framing differences. #openaccess https://t.co/6vs5fif9EW...

Climate Sensitivity: A new assessment

Not small enough to ignore, nor big enough to despair. There is a new review paper on climate sensitivity published today (Sherwood et al., 2020 (preprint) that is the most thorough and coherent picture of what we can infer about the sensitivity of climate to increasing CO2. The paper is exhaustive (and exhausting – coming in at 166 preprint...

Shellenberger’s op-ad

Guest commentary by Michael Tobis This is a deep dive into the form and substance of Michael Shellenberger’s promotion for his new book “Apocalypse Never”. Shorter version? It should be read as a sales pitch to a certain demographic rather than a genuine apology. Michael Shellenberger appears to have a talent for self-promotion. His book,...

Unforced Variations: July 2020

This month’s open thread for climate science topics.

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