By Richard Lindzen Introduction: For over 30 years, I have been giving talks on the science of climate change. When, however, I speak to a non-expert audience, and attempt to explain such matters as climate sensitivity, the relation of global mean temperature anomaly to extreme weather, that warming has decreased profoundly for the past 18
A trace gas present in the atmosphere in minuscule amounts is helping scientists answer one of the biggest questions out there: Has plant growth increased alongside rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? It turns out the answer is Yes – in a big way. A new study published in the April 6 edition
By Lindsey Valich The Tibetan Plateau in China experiences the strongest monsoon system on Earth, with powerful winds—and accompanying intense rains in the summer months—caused by a complex system of global air circulation patterns and differences in surface temperatures between land and oceans. These extreme weather patterns make this area an ideal location for climate
Global Science Report: Hypotheses Masquerading as Facts in Federal Report on Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.
By Craig D. Idso and Patrick J. Michaels However, in addition to some very wet periods, the [Southeast] region has also experienced periods of extreme drying. – U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2014 The quote above is from the 2014 federal report, Climate Change Impacts in the United States, Southeastern Region. Given the title and the
Paper Reviewed Oliva, M., Navarro, F, Hrbácek, F., Hernández, A., Nývlt, D., Pereira, P., Ruiz-Fernández, J. and Trigo, R. 2017. Recent regional climate cooling on the Antarctic Peninsula and associated impacts on the cryosphere. Science of the Total Environment 580: 210-223. Climate alarmists generally contend that current temperatures are both unnatural and unprecedented, as a
By Kenneth Richard Modern Solar Grand Maximum Ends ‘Little Ice Age’ Cooling On The Way During the 20th and early 21st centuries, Earth’s inhabitants have enjoyed an epoch of very high solar activity that is rare or unique in the context of the last several thousand years. The higher solar activity and warmer temperatures
Paper Reviewed Wang, J., Zhang, X., Li, L., Cheng, K., Zheng, J., Zheng, J., Shen, M., Liu, X. and Pan, G. 2016. Changes in micronutrient availability and plant uptake under simulated climate change in winter wheat field. Journal of Soils and Sediments 16: 2666-2675. Introducing their work, Wang et al. (2016) write that it is
London, 22 March: A report on the State of the Climate in 2016 which is based exclusively on observations rather than climate models is published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Compiled by Dr Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard (Norway), the new climate survey is in
By Dr. Antero Ollila The highest ranked scientific journal Nature published on the 28th of July 2016 an article based on the survey for 1,576 researchers. More than 70 % of the researchers were not able to reproduce the results of another scientist’s experiments. Are there any attempts to reproduce IPCC’s climate sensitivity? I think
Paper Reviewed Jones, J.M., Gille, S.T., Goosse, H., Abram, N.J., Canziani, P.O., Charman, D.J., Clem, K.R., Crosta, X., de Lavergne, C., Eisenman, I., England, M.H., Fogt, R.L., Frankcombe, L.M., Marshall, G.J., Masson-Delmotte, V., Morrison, A.K., Orsi, A.J., Raphael, M.N., Renwick, J.A., Schneider, D.P., Simpkins, G.R., Steig, E.J., Stenni, B., Swingedouw, D. and Vance, T.R. 2016.