Muller: 'Hurricanes are not increasing due to human causes (actually, they have been decreasing over past 250 years). Tornadoes are not increasing due to human causes...I see no tipping points that are scientifically valid...Sandy cannot be attributed to global warming...It is not science to list bad things that have happened lately & claim that they 'may be linked' to climate change...[AGW] is not strong enough (0.6 C in last 50 years) to be noticeable by individuals'
Astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon and Dr. William M. Briggs: 'Even small changes in solar radiation may have a strong effect on Earth's temperature and climate' -- 'Given the wide, and perhaps at times excessive, interest in tying carbon dioxide to climate, there has been relatively little work investigating the solar-climate connection'
'Muller was never a sceptic...She then attempts to frame Bjorn Lomborg as a convert from scepticism...However, Lomborg directly addressed his alleged switch in a Guardian article cited indirectly: He reiterates that he has never denied anthropogenic global warming'
The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media: To Angliss, journalists spending column inches, air time, or even cyber-seconds on the Muller report 'wasted precious time and energy on something that wasn't news in the first place .... By treating a PR stunt (and Muller's second, at that) as news, they've revealed that they can be diverted from whatever it is they're working on to chase after the latest shiny object'
Muller: 'I agree with his (Hansen's) findings, but I think he presents it in a way that greatly exaggerates what the result is' -- 'When he says expect more heat waves, what that means is, if you were used to a heat wave of 101 degrees, now you'll have a heat wave of 102'
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.