The Great Climate Debate




Tutorial: Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)

This tutorial will show the overwhelming evidence for human activity having a negligible effect on the Earth’s climate. Definitions and Distinctions: What is “green”? Air pollution is bad. CO2 is not a pollutant. The resolution of the question lives ultimately in the domain of science. Thus, It’s essential to understand the physics and climate history to a certain level prior ... Read More »

Avalanches of global warming alarmism

Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris UN climate cataclysm predictions have no basis in fact and should not be taken seriously Throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference wrapping up in Bonn, Germany this week, the world has been inundated with the usual avalanche of manmade global warming alarmism. The UN expects us to believe that extreme weather, shrinking sea ... Read More »

EPA’s Pruitt: Establish ‘Red Team, Blue Team’ of scientists to examine climate risk of CO2

WUWT June 6, 2017 Interviewed by Breitbart’s Joel Pollak, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the American people deserve ‘a true legitimate, peer reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2.’ Pruitt calls for the establishment of a ‘Red Team/Blue Team’ of scientist to examine ‘what do we know, what don’t we know, and what risk does it pose to health, the United ... Read More »

Richard Lindzen’s letter to Pres. Trump

Dr. Richard Lindzen 301 Lake Avenue Newton, MA 02461 February 23, 2017 President Donald Trump White House Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: Citizens of the USA and America’s admirers everywhere support of your campaign promises to place a common-sense focus on international environmental agreements, either enacted or proposed. In just a few weeks, more than 300 eminent scientists and other ... Read More »

Climate Models for the layman

By Judith Curry Executive Summary There is considerable debate over the fidelity and utility of global climate models (GCMs). This debate occurs within the community of climate scientists, who disagree about the amount of weight to give to climate models relative to observational analyses. GCM outputs are also used by economists, regulatory agencies and policy makers, so GCMs have received ... Read More »

Climate Change

William Happer testimony to Senate Energy Committee on February 25, 2009 …Let me state clearly where I probably agree with the other witnesses. We have been in a period of global warming over the past 200 years, but there have been several periods, like the last ten years, when the warming has ceased, and there have even been periods of ... Read More »

The IPCC is Wrong

Watts Up With That? December 11, 2016 As a factor in Global Warming, increases in the atmospheric concentration of CO2 have been, and will continue to be, largely irrelevant Guest essay submitted by William Van Brunt Copyright © William Van Brunt, 2016. All rights reserved. Summary The following are the basic principles and assumptions underlying the calculations set out in ... Read More »

No Certain Doom: On the Accuracy of Projected Global Average Surface Air Temperatures

Even the most advanced climate models are making errors so large the projected temperatures have no meaning. This lecture by Patrick Frank, Ph.D. explains why from a mathematical perspective. 28:00 into the lecture makes the statement previously quoted. What do climate models reveal about future global average temperature? NOTHING. What do climate models reveal about a human Green House Gas ... Read More »

Lord Christopher Monckton Message to the Trump Administration & American Public

From: Lord Christopher Monckton 3rd Viscount of Brenchley 09 November 2016 Lord Christopher Monckton 1. U.S. withdrawal from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, from the Paris climate agreement and from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: The President of the United States should invite the Secretary of State to serve upon the Secretary General of the United Nations, qua Depositary, immediate notification ... Read More »

Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition

Scientific American By Robin Bravender, ClimateWire on September 26, 2016 C redit: GAGE SKIDMORE Flickr Choosing Myron Ebell means Trump plans to drastically reshape climate policies Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign. Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and ... Read More »

A Heated Debate: The Science and Policy of Climate Change

Rice University Federalist Society would like to invite you to participate in a debate promoting free speech and discussion pertaining to climate change facts and policy recommendations. Featured in this debate will be Dr. Willie Soon and Dr. Ronald Sass. Dr. Paul Brace will be our moderator. A debate on climate change in an open public forum is necessary to ... Read More »

The Miskolczi Greenhouse Theory

By Arno Arrak Arno.Arrak@verizon.net Apparently the global climate records in the last decade are not cooperating with the government approved CO2 greenhouse effect based AGW doctrine, Arrak, [21], [22], [24], [25]. It is extremely important to focus the GH related research to look for alternative and robust theories explaining the real observed climate change or stability. So far the Miskolczi ... Read More »

Bill Nye’s Scientism

WUWT May 24, 2016 by WILLIE SOON Ph.D. AND ISTVÁN MARKÓ (via Breitbart) There is a saying in the world of science that if scientific facts do not support your arguments then stop shouting. It is thus a waste of time to appeal to “scientism” or to rely on popular spokespersons like Al Gore or Bill Nye to make it ... Read More »

Climate Change Won’t Kill the Grandkids – Having No Energy Will

By: Tom D. Tamarkin April 15, 2016 Abstract AGW or climate change is not the big problem many claim. The perceived scare of AGW has been used by sub-groups in the United Nations to bluff wealthy industrialized nations into transferring money to poor often times corrupt nations. Monies gained from this mechanism have not been invested in the root cause ... Read More »

Deep-sixing another useful climate myth

By David Legates April 10, 2016 The vaunted “97% consensus” on dangerous manmade global warming is just more malarkey By now, virtually everyone has heard that “97% of scientists agree: Climate change is real, manmade and dangerous.” Even if you weren’t one of his 31 million followers who received this tweet from President Obama, you most assuredly have seen it ... Read More »

Milankovitch cycles

Encyclopedia of Earth Published: July 7, 2010, 4:09 pm Updated: August 1, 2012, 12:53 pm Author: Jeffrey Lee Topic Editor: Stephen J. Reid Source: UCAR – METED Milankovitch cycles refer to long term variations in the orbit of the Earth which result in changes in climate over periods hundred of thousands of years and are related to ice age cycles. ... Read More »

Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

investors.com 3/29/2016 The climate alarmists want the public to think they are trying to avoid a burnt world, but what they really want is something altogether different. (AP) Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed ... Read More »

Al Gore and State Attorney Generals start another climate witch hunt (Update: schism develops)

Wattsupwiththat.com Anthony Watts /March 29, 2016 From Blue Virginia: (video follows) Unprecedented Coalition Vows To Defend Climate Change Progress Made Under President Obama And To Push The Next President For Even More Aggressive Action NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Attorneys General from across the nation to announce an unprecedented coalition of top law enforcement officials ... Read More »

The Greenhouse Conspiracy

“The Greenhouse Conspiracy” is a documentary film broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom on 12 August 1990, as part of the Equinox series, which criticised the theory of global warming and asserted that scientists critical of global warming theory were denied funding. It is one of the earliest instances of the suggestion of a conspiracy to promote false ... Read More »

Is ‘global cooling’ the new scientific consensus?

Daily Caller Michael Bastasch Nov. 1, 2013 In this Dec. 1, 2009 photo provided by Aurora Expeditions, an inflatable boat carries tourists past an iceberg along the Antarctic Peninsula. In a remote, frozen, almost pristine land where the only human residents are involved in research, tourism comes with risks, for both the continent and the tourists. (AP Photo/Aurora Expeditions, Andrew ... Read More »

Profiteers of climate doom

by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon and David R. Legates Feb. 10, 2016 Ten killer questions that expose how wrong and ideologically driven they are A century or so from now, based on current trends, today’s concentration of carbon dioxide in the air will have doubled. How much warming will that cause? The official prediction, 1.5-4.5 degrees Celsius (2.7-8.1 ... Read More »

Climate Models and Climate Reality: A Closer Look at a Lukewarming World

Perhaps the most frank example of the growing disconnection between forecast and observed climate change was presented by University of Alabama’s John Christy to the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on December 8, 2015. It isn’t the usual comparison between global average surface temperature and the current family of general circulation ... Read More »

Nuclear Fission and the #Parisagreement

Nanite Solution Posted on December 13, 2015 by Dan R. Do you remember hearing about those Global Climate Change talks that were going on in Paris[France]? Well they just agreed on something so monumental it could affect the outcome of the very planet upon which we call home. 196 countries have agreed to a part-legal/part-voluntary agreement to: To peak greenhouse ... Read More »

Nuclear Power Must Make a Comeback for Climate’s Sake

Scientific American By Gayathri Vaidyanathan, ClimateWire on December 4, 2015 James Hansen and other climate scientists argue for more reactors to cut coal consumption Scientists have now turned their attention to what would be needed after 2030 to meet a 2 C goal: an energy system transformation that emits less carbon. For this, all technology options need to be on ... Read More »

How the Global Warming Scare Began

A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard and the Global Warming campaign was born. Revelle tried to calm things down years later, but Gore said Revelle was senile and refused to debate. John Coleman documents the entire story and shows how our tax dollars are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though ... Read More »

The Truth about CO2

Global Warming activists will tell you that CO2 is bad and dangerous. The EPA has even classified it as a pollutant. But is it? Patrick Moore provides some surprising facts about the benefits of CO2 that you won’t hear in the current debate. Read More »

Worst Bill EVER? SB 350 Allows Environmentalist to Tell Utilities How to Operate

California Political Review July 21, 2015 By Stephen Frank If the Democrat bill, SB 350 passes, energy utilities will no longer be allowed to make management decisions. This is from the bill, “This bill would revise the definition of “interests” of the ratepayers. The bill would require the PUC, in consultation with specified entities, to direct electric corporations to propose ... Read More »

Comments on the “Proof of the atmospheric greenhouse effect” by Arthur P. Smith

Gerhard Kramm, Ralph Dlugi, and Michael Zelger University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute 903 Koyukuk Drive, P.O. Box 757320, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, USA Arbeitsgruppe Atmosphärische Prozesse (AGAP), Gernotstraße, D-80804 Munich, Germany Abstract: In this paper it is shown that Smith (2008) used inappropriate and inconsistent formulations in averaging various quantities over the entire surface of the Earth considered as a ... Read More »

Nobel Laureate Says Obama’s ‘Dead Wrong’ on Global Warming

Newsmax By Melanie Batley | Tuesday, 07 Jul Dr. Ivar Giaever A Nobel Prize-winning scientist who supported President Barack Obama has said that he does not believe global warming is a problem, and has openly criticized the president for his position on the issue. “I would say that basically global warming is a non-problem,” Dr. Ivar Giaever announced during a ... Read More »

Joachim Weimann: ‘With renewables, we are wasting resources’

Euractiv 29/05/2015 Joachim Weimann [Universität Magdeburg] No form of support for renewable energy sources has an effect on the actual amount of CO2 reduction, says Magdeburg-based environmental economist Joachim Weimann, recommending emissions trading and burden-sharing with developing countries to tackle climate change. Joachim Weimann is a professor of economics at the Otto von Guericke University, in Magdeburg. In his book ... Read More »

How Big Money Impacts Environmental Policy

The Daily Signal.com Kevin Mooney, April 29, 2015 Litchfield Township, Pa. sits in the center of the Marcellus Shale, a deep repository of natural gas that runs through West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, that the energy industry has aggressively sought to drill. (Photo: Brett Carlsen/Reuters/Newscom) Is big money dangerously and improperly compromising environmental policy? Climate change advocates have ... Read More »

CO2 Analysis 2015

Page 243  ABSTRACT By the line-by-line method, a computer program is used to analyze Earth atmospheric radiosonde data from hundreds of weather balloon observations. In terms of a quasi-all-sky protocol, fundamental infrared atmospheric radiative flux components are calculated: at the top boundary, the outgoing long wave radiation, the surface transmitted radiation, and the upward atmospheric emittance; at the bottom boundary, ... Read More »

President Obama Spreads Climate Witch Hunt to Elected Officials

Heartland.org by Ron Arnold March 9, 2015 Hot on the heels of the assault by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva against climate change skeptic scientists by demanding their academic institutions reveal who is funding their work, President Barack Obama has mounted a companion attack campaign against climate skeptics in Congress. Obama ordered his “independent,” IRS registered, ... Read More »

Letter from Congressman Attacking Climate Scientists Generates Heated Responses

heartland.org March 3, 2015 H. STERLING BURNETT H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis for 18 years, most… (read full bio) Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona and ranking member of the House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, sent a letter to seven university presidents demanding information on funding sources, financial ... Read More »

The Political Assault on Climate Skeptics

Wall Street Journal By RICHARD S. LINDZEN March 4, 2015 Members of Congress send inquisitorial letters to universities, energy companies, even think tanks Research in recent years has encouraged those of us who question the popular alarm over allegedly man-made global warming. Actually, the move from “global warming” to “climate change” indicated the silliness of this issue. The climate has ... Read More »

Climate Change Advocates Smear Famous Scientist; The Crucifixion of Dr. Willie Soon

Heartland.org By: Joseph L. Bast and Joseph A. Morris February 25, 2015 Willie Soon: The Sun and Global Temps In recent weeks, Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, a distinguished solar astrophysicist, coauthored with Christopher Monckton, Matt Briggs, and David Legates an important work of original scholarship in the Science Bulletin (previously titled Chinese Science Bulletin), a publication of the Chinese Academy ... Read More »

Climate Change–Less of a Scientific Agenda and More of a Political Agenda

heartland.org MARITA NOON Originally published June 23, 2014. Republished with permission Feb. 27, 2015 Those who don’t believe in climate change are “a threat to the future,” says the Washington Post in a June 14 article on President Obama’s commencement address for the University of California-Irvine. Regarding the speech, the Associated Press reported: “President Obama said denying climate change is ... Read More »

Why models run hot: results from an irreducibly simple climate model

Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley & Tom Tamarkin, Fusion4Freedom founder, at the Ninth Annual Conference on Climate Change after Lord Monckton’s keynote address; July 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Christopher Monckton • Willie W.-H. Soon • David R. Legates • William M. Briggs Received: 27 August 2014 / Accepted: 12 November 2014 / Published online: 8 January 2015  Science ... Read More »

U.N. Climate Chief: We’re ‘Intentionally’ Transforming The World Economy

Truth Revolt Ben Shapiro 2.6.2015 United Nation’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres announced this week that the group is actively working to “intentionally transform” the world’s economic development model, a task she called the “most difficult” one the group has ever undertaken. “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform ... Read More »

U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

investors.com 02/10/2015 U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres speaks during an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22, 2014. Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man’s stewardship of the environment. But we know that’s not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news ... Read More »

Scientists Eviscerate Feds’ ‘Hottest Year’ Claim

WND | Bob Unruh | Jan. 16, 2015 ‘Please laugh out loud when someone will be telling you that it was the warmest’ When scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA released their assessment Friday that 2014 was the hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping, proponents of the theory that mankind is causing catastrophic global warming ... Read More »

Did You Know Arctic And Antarctic Ice Isn’t Melting

Climate Change Dispatch Written by Deccan Chronicle on 29 December 2014. A global warming expert has made shocking revelations that the north and south poles are “not melting”. The scientist revealed that the poles are “much more stable” than climate scientists once predicted and could even be much thicker than previously thought, the Daily Express reported. Ted Maksym, an oceanographer ... Read More »

Greenland Ice Melt Geothermal, Not Manmade

Climate Change Dispatch Written by James Edward Kamis, guest post on 29 December 2014. Newly released research, primarily from NASA and the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, indicates that melting of selective Greenland Glaciers is related to geologically induced heat flow, and not manmade atmospheric global warming. Previous articles posted here and here have documented the effect of geologically ... Read More »