Miscommunication in Recent Climate Attribution Studies

Whether one calls it an artful statistical sleight of hand or poor scientific communication, several non-peer-reviewed climate attribution reports have provided misleading information that poorly informs society. The most recent, of course, is the World Weather Attribution (WWA) report on the Northwest heatwave, which provoked stark headlines throughout the planet (see below for a sample).  

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5 Minutes

By Judith Curry How would you explain the complexity and uncertainty surrounding climate change plus how we should respond (particularly with regards to CO2 emissions) in five minutes? Last week I served on a panel for a summer school in Canada for engineering students. They are working on the energy transition, and their Professor wanted 

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The Great Heat Wave of 2021

By Gordon Fulks, Ph.D. Because the global temperature has been very close to normal for several months, most people will wonder about a “Great Heat Wave,” except those who live in the Pacific Northwest. At the end of June, Western Oregon and Washington experienced one of the most extreme heat waves ever observed.  For three 

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Putting Climate Models On Trial

By I & I Editorial Board It’s hot. A number of North American cities have set record-high temperatures. But this is summer and that’s not indisputable evidence that man’s use of fossil fuels is overheating the planet. No matter what the Democrats say, how much the media nag, and how loudly zealots screech, the issue 

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Climate Models: Worse Than Nothing?

By Robert L. Bradley, Jr. “Climate modeling is central to climate science….” (Stephen Koonin, below) When the history of climate modeling comes to be written in some distant future, the major story may well be how the easy, computable answer turned out to be the wrong one, resulting in overestimated warming and false scares from 

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Wrightstone: Statement to the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, June 22, 2021

By Gregory R. Wrightstone, Geologist and Executive Director, CO2 Coalition I want to thank the Chairman and the Committee for the opportunity to provide my perspective on climate change and specifically on Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to enroll the Commonwealth in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). I will focus my testimony today on the 

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The Great Debate

Alternative and Renewable Energy in West Virginia By Samantha Cart During the 2021 session of the West Virginia Legislature, House Bill 3239 was introduced and called for the creation of the West Virginia Energy Diversity Study Commission to identify areas where additional electric power generation facilities may be located that utilize renewable energy sources to 

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When Dr. Will Happer speaks, people listen

A lecture by William Happer, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Princeton University, given at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar on February 19, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. This article appeared on the Watts Up With That? website at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/11/when-dr-will-happer-speaks-people-listen/