Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. 'the bottom line on this new NOAA special report: If you are attributing any extreme other than heat waves to Anthropogenic Climate Change, you are on weak (or worse) scientific ground."
A special report "Explaining extreme events of 2013 from a climate perspective" has been published today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Dr. Dirk Notz of the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg: 'I’d be very careful to place a bet in either direction, simply based on our understanding of the system from climate-model simulations...one of the presentations at the meeting I’ve just been to by Andrey Proshutinsky went in the same direction as you’re suggesting, namely that because of ocean cycles there will be a recovery of sea ice in the years to come. However, I don’t believe this to be a very robust finding that I would put money on at the moment. It’s nevertheless certainly something that we’ll investigate more in the time to come.'
'Climate change is an example of social inequality': 'The destruction we’re facing has been wrought under male leadership, and women and children are disproportionately affected. Addressing climate change is going to require a very strong shift in leadership, and require us to include the vision of women and youth.'
Study published Sept. 24 in the journal PLOS ONE. The study was funded by the National Science Foundation.
'Colorado’s Front Range fire severity not much different than past, say CU study - 'Perception that present-day fires Front Range fires significantly worse than past not supported by evidence'
"It’s true that the Colorado Front Range has experienced a number of large fires recently,” said Schoennagel. “While more area has burned recently compared to prior decades – with more homes coming into the line of fire – the severity of recent fires is not unprecedented when we look at fire records going back before the 1900s.”
Climate Statistics Professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter of American University: 'Obama has long been delusional on this issue. Anyone who believes we are in a climate catastrophe, I think is deluding themselves.'
Rossiter on his conversion to a climate skeptic: 'You are very isolated on the Democratic Party on the left — one is, I am — for having this conclusion of analysis...I would say since 2004, I’ve been very lonely. I’ve been lonely working on the Hill for the Democratic Party.'
Rossiter on Gore's film: 'I think it’s a wonderful teaching tool because it shows how we don't do science. Gore’s irresponsible.'
On Gore winning the Nobel:'Worst Nobel Prize for peace since Henry Kissinger.'
Rossiter: 'My blood simply boils too hot when I read the blather, daily, about climate catastrophe. It boggles the mind that I could be certain that I know what caused a half degree (C) rise in the last hundred fifty years. It’s simply not large enough to find a physical cause.'