Arguing that something happening one way in the past means it can only happen that way is an illogical appeal to history.
Tom Harris distorts the maturity of global warming science and imagines expertise where little exists
Tom Harris’ recent commentaries distort the maturity of the science underlying industrial climate disruption and conflate the real expertise of climate scientists with the imagined expertise of most “opinion leaders,” engineers, and economists. Part Four of Six.
Tom Harris’ recent commentaries rife with errors and illogic
Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition is calling for the end of illogical arguments in the public discussion about climate disruption. But it’s hard to take his calls serious given all the illogical arguments and errors he makes in his various commentaries. Part Two of Six.
IPCC physical science Summary for Policymakers: 95% certain that human activity is dominating climate disruption
Increased global temperatures are “unequivocal,” human influence is 95-100% likely to be dominant driver of those changes, and the best-case scenario implies fundamental changes to political institutions and energy production. Welcome to Climate Change 2013 – the Physical Science Basis Summary for Policymakers.
Climate Illogic: industrial climate disruption is not a popularity contest
Overwhelming evidence is why the vast majority of climate experts agree industrial climate disruption is real. But climate disruption deniers want you to believe it’s all a popularity contest.
Climate Science for Everyone: Carbon dioxide increases in the air are mostly from burning coal, oil, and natural gas
Carbon dioxide has been increasing in the atmosphere for a long time now. Scientists have thoroughly examined all the possible sources – the ocean, land plants, and fossil fuels – and concluded that the increase is the result of burning coal, oil, and natural gas.
Milloy's latest climate op-ed riddled with errors
Today, the Washington Times ran an op-ed by science-denier-for-hire Steve Milloy titled “2012 GOP guide to the climate debate.” Based on the number of errors and irrelevancies masquerading as serious concerns I […]
21 expert climate scientists refute Monckton’s House testimony
On May 6, 2010, Christopher Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley, was invited by the Republican members of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to present testimony that contradicted over […]
Three new studies illustrate significant risks and complications with geoengineering climate (corrected)
Correction: Figure 3 below was originally Figure 3 from the Cao/Caldeira paper instead of the correct Figure 1 from the paper. This has been fixed. In 1992, the National Academy of Sciences […]
Trust us – we're smarter than you: climate and Superfreakonomics
Back in 2005, self-described “rogue economist” Steven D. Levitt teamed up with journalist Stephen J. Dubner to write Freakonomics, a book that rose to #2 on the NY Times Nonfiction Bestseller List […]