Where’s the “red team”?

Climate deniers, including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, keep talking about how they want a “red team/blue team” debate about climate change. So far … nothing. I don’t expect it to happen at all. Why? Because the “red team” would actually…
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New research, January 8-14, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. The Figure is from paper #30. Climate change impacts Impacts to mankind 1. Structural property losses from tornadoes in Florida 2. Evaluating Efficacy of Landsat-Derived Environmental Covariates for Predicting…
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Sheldon Walker and the non-existent “slowdown”

Sheldon Walker has made yet another post at WUWT claiming there was a “slowdown” in global temperature recently, this time titled “Proof that the recent global warming slowdown is statistically significant (correcting for autocorrelation).” The new post, rather than include…
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Mirror Image

Great Blue Heron – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Bonus picture from the same day: I SAID NO!!!Sandhill Crane – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary…
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Tidal Wave of Spending on EVs

Reuters via Nikkei Asian Review: DETROIT, U.S. (Reuters) — Ford Motor Co’s plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is…
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Emojis for the Age of Climate Change

TheVerge: Emoji have become a language of their own, but until recently, the language made it hard to talk about climate change: There are no emoji about pollution, wildfires, or rising sea levels. So artists Marina Zurkow and Viniyata Pany…
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Flaws of Lüdecke & Weiss

Once again a paper that looks at solar-climate connection turns out to be deeply flawed. It contains bad methodology, bad result handling, bad conclusions, and a biased reference list. Data handling process of Lüdecke & Weiss (2018). A few months…
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Cranberries: Linger

Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46.   It's inaccurate to say The Cranberries were on *every* movie/TV soundtrack from the 90s, but they were certainly on a lot of them – their music appeared in hundreds of shows and…
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Letter from a Birmingham Jail

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas.…
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Too important not to go off topic

I received an email from Angus King, U.S. Senator from the great state of Maine. It has nothing to do with climate change, but I think it’s so important that any help I can provide is time well spent. Please…
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