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Consequences

It seems that Sheldon Walker’s main disagreement with the danger of global warming isn’t about whether or not it’s happening, or whether or not it’s man-made. He isn’t convinced that the consequences will be as harmful as is often claimed.…
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New Blog

I’ve launched a new blog. I’m not abandoning this one, just starting another. ClimateYES The “YES” stands for “Youth Education in Science” because it’s about educating youth (including youthful 100-year-olds if they wish) about the science. I can use help,…
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The Lowest Road

I call climate deniers “denier.” This angers some of them; they claim that I’m trying to liken them to Holocaust deniers in order to smear them by association with Nazis. That’s bullshit. I call them “denier” because they deny reality;…
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Sea Level Acceleration

Sea level isn’t just rising, it is accelerating. It did so during the 20th century, and has done so even more quite recently. ABC news reported the story, based on just-published research (Nerem et al. 2018), that the latest satellite…
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John Wayne or Gandhi?

When I grew up, I wanted to be like John Wayne. I won’t be insulted, I won’t be cheated, I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same in…
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Response to Sheldon Walker

Sheldon Walker commented on my most recent post about his most recent post. It began thus: Sheldon Walker | February 7, 2018 at 12:10 am | Reply Sheldon Walker: Oh, oh, I see, running away then. You yellow bastards! Come…
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Global Warming Rates (by request)

A reader asked for the actual rates at which various global temperature data sets (featured in this post) are increasing, after one removes the estimated impact of ENSO (the el Niño southern oscillation), volcanic eruptions, and solar variations. I welcome…
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Surface Temperature and Satellite Temperature

One of the myths about temperature data is the ludicrous notion that the data for atmospheric temperature from satellites are better than the surface data from thermometers. We’ve heard this from people who should know better, like John Christy and…
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Global Warming: the Relentless Trend

When it comes to global warming, recent years have been so hot that it worries even those who deny the problem exists. No one more desperately needs global warming to end than those most against doing anything about it. That’s…
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Is CO2 Still Accelerating?

Not only is the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere on the rise, the rise itself has been getting faster — so CO2 concentration has been accelerating. A reader recently asked whether or not there’s any sign of its increase…
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2017 Temperature Summary

RealClimate did a brief post about the latest global temperature data, just released. A reader comment says, “I think it would be a good idea to publish graphs with the influence of El Nino, etc, removed, if this is possible.”…
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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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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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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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2017: Hottest Year with No el Niño

Last year (2017) will not be the hottest year on record; it’s likely to be 2nd-hottest. But it will be the hottest which was not enhanced by el Niño conditions. El Niño is the “warm phase” of a natural oscillation…
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Rising Sea

Not long ago Watson et al. compared satellite sea-level data to estimates from tide gauges. They concluded that the satellite data show systematic drift, which is satellite-specific, most strongly affecting the first six years’ observations. Of course land-based tide gauges…
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Houston

… Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis “Get some volunteers and go, Fortify the Alamo.” Well the men came from Texas, And from old Tennessee And they joined up with Travis, Just to fight for the right to be…
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How do we talk with people?

Whether it’s about global warming or sexual assault, there are times we want to talk to people about it. Sometimes it’s because we think they’re part of the problem. How can we talk to people, fight for what we believe…
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