The blame game

By Judith Curry For the sake of argument, let’s accept the IPCC conclusions regarding attribution of global warming, and their 21st century projections.  So, exactly who in the U.S. bears the blame for current and future damages? This is not an academic question. There are two landmark lawsuits that are gearing up, that ‘blame’ different 

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Don’t Believe the Hysteria Over Carbon Dioxide

By Rep. Lamar Smith The way Americans perceive climate change is too often determined by their hearing just one side of the story. The American people should be made aware of both the negative and positive impacts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Without the whole story, how can we expect an objective evaluation of 

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A Step Toward Scientific Integrity at the EPA

By Steve Milloy The Trump administration in May began the process of replacing the small army of outside science advisers at the Environmental Protection Agency. In June, 38 additional EPA advisers were notified that their appointments would not be renewed in August. To Mr. Trump’s critics, this is another manifestation of his administration’s “war on 

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Dadaist Science

By Nathan Cofnas Earlier this month Stephen Hawking declared: “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action [withdrawing from the Paris climate accord] could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees [Celsius], and raining sulphuric acid.” Let’s 

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Whither CO2? Seeking Science-Based Quantification of Carbon Cycle Uncertainty

By Roger M. Cooke and Michael Oppenheimer Globally, we are presently emitting approximately 10 Gigatonnes of carbon (GtC) annually. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5 has an emissions trajectory according to which emissions worldwide will climb to 29 GtC per year in 2100. The more sanguine RCP 3 emissions 

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When Too Little CO2 Nearly Doomed Humanity

By Dennis Avery Aside from the expected protests of Al Gore and Leonard Di Caprio, the public didn’t seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy the media already had going. Statistician Bjorn Lomborg has already pointed out that the Paris CO2 emissions cuts would make only a 0.05 degree C difference in 

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Submit the Paris Treaty to the Senate

By Jon Basil Utley The so-called Paris “Treaty” has all sorts of grounds for complicated lawsuits to restrict America’s new found energy independence and growing massive natural-gas production. We need to get out from under it. Yet a weakened President Trump is hesitating while the global-warming lobby tries desperately to confound the issues. There have 

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NYT Peddles More Global Warming Science Without Numbers

By Robert Tracinski Recently, I noted the basic pattern of science reporting on global warming, particularly as practiced by The New York Times: feeding you an overall conclusion, illustrated with pretty pictures designed to make you feel like you’ve been given information—but withholding from you the real numbers you would need to actually evaluate and 

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