Statistician Dr. Matt Briggs: Mooney shows a graph from their paper which is so silly that I refuse to picture it. He presents this graph, as do the authors, as if it were data. Which it is not. It is the output from a preposterously complex regression model (they “control” for 13 things!). Baseball fans: when do more beanballs, and hence more retaliations take place, in chilly April when the season has just begun and all are of good cheer, or late in hot August when tempers are up and when games start to feel a lot more crucial? Is the observed discrepancy therefore caused by climate change? Good grief, what a rotten paper, what a rotten theory.
Bloomberg News: 'The U.S. and European Union are pushing for a stronger explanation about the dangers of climate change and the consequences of failing to stem fossil-fuel emissions in the UN’s most extensive report on global warming...
“This report is a story of what happens if we don’t act, and what can happen if we do,” U.S. negotiators wrote. “It should be an effective story.” The text, they said, “lacks a threading narrative.”
'An article in the New York Times from 1947 about work of the Swedish geographer and glaciologist Hans Ahlmann. In that article and apparently a number of different articles, e.g. here, on the same topic, a potential catastrophic sea level rise is noted as a possibility if Greenland continues to melt at the rate observed then due to a “mysterious warming of the climate”.'
Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore in rare 30 min. debate: 'Carbon dioxide is actually lower now than it has been through the entire history of modern life.
'We are in a very cold period of the Earth's history. But The big lie -- and the really important fact-- is to call carbon dioxide a pollutant. And to teach our children this is heresy. CO2 is the most important nutrient food for all life on earth. we are carbon based life. Plants would rather have CO2 three to four times higher than it is today.'
Another month, another global heat record broken: Last month again set a new mark for global heat. And meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year ever recorded, or more likely, to break it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.
"It's pretty likely" that 2014 will break the record for hottest year, said NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden.