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Peer reviewed climate change deniers

Sometimes overwhelming numbers are a stand-in for credibility (or the lack of it). Consider these figures of published peer reviewed papers compiled by James Lawrence Powell*: November 2012 through December 2013: 9136 authors published 2258 peer-reviewed climate articles 1 author rejected man-made global warming (0.0106 percent) And the longer view: For the years 1991-2012: 13,950 […]
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The Planet Under Pressure conference

There’s this from the co-chair of the Planet Under Pressure conference, Dr. Lidia Brito: If you like, our presenters today are akin to doctors saying, “Look, you may not feel too sick at the moment but you’ve got high blood pressure, your cholesterol is going up, and your lifestyle is not conducive to good health.” […]
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The Global Warming controversy is ended…

Global surface temperatures………Credit: Berkeley Earth Project The Global Warming controversy is ended. Right. Take a look at the graph above. It shows the results of global temperature measurements over a span of some 100-200 years as compiled by four groups: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), United Kingdom Meteorology […]
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Global warming: The climatology of resignation

Second in a series of posts discussing the impact of ten topics framed by ‘Insights of the Decade’ from the December 17, 2010 special issue of Science Magazine. The topics are: Inflammation, climatology, tricks of light, alien planets, the microbiome, cell development, Martian water, the DNA time machine, cosmology and epigenetics. This post reads more […]
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New evidence: Change in North Atlantic currents

The Labrador Current……..Credit: Wikipedia Along the Eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada, at the bottom of the ocean shelves live a deep-sea coral known as a gorgonian or sea fan. The often intricate fan shape of these corals is used to filter food from the prevailing sea current. In the cold waters of […]
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A framework for thinking about a healthy planet

We should be angry when information that must be widely available – something with real public impact – is sequestered behind a paywall. This is by way of putting some emotional steam into an important article in the eminent Scientific American, April 2010, titled Boundaries for a Healthy Planet. Why is this article important? The […]
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Doubling down on climate change prediction

For many years, decades really, climatologists, meteorologists, ecologists and other scientists have labored to produce hundreds of reports, studies, books that detail their own field’s view of what’s happening to the Earth’s climate. Thousands of scientists, several decades of work, googolplexes of data, unending discussion and debate – in the end, however, a rather simple […]
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Global warming may have unforeseen (and nasty) tipping points

Similar to the financial crisis of 2008, or the over-fishing of the seas, the dynamics of the global warming problem are pretty well known. What is not known are all the possible ‘tipping points,’ those events (big or small) that can push the dynamic forces into crisis, and how rapidly crises can develop. That’s the […]
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“Climategate” a spinmeister’s delight

It’s like a stage full of whirling dervishes: spin left, spin right, faster, faster. What has become known as “ClimateGate” (the name itself is, of course, a piece of spin) continues to hog media time. Less than a week after email from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was hacked/pilfered/stolen (pick your […]
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The Copenhagen Diagnosis – a new global warming report

The last United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was based on data collected by 2006. A new report, labeled ‘The Copenhagen Diagnosis’ updates that report with data and analysis since that time. The Copenhagen Diagnosis is the work of 26 scientists and consists of material already peer-reviewed and published, so there isn’t […]
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