The connection between cosmic rays and clouds has always been tenuous. The connection between cosmic rays and climate even more so.
But that hasn’t stopped the cosmic ray driven climate (and therefor not caused by GHG emissions) theory from getting more attention than it deserves. From every single study that doesn’t outright disprove the notion that cosmic rays influence the climate from getting undue attention. [more]
Here we goagain! Timeaftertime the claims made by deniers about the conduct of climate scientists (in this case Michael Mann) fail to live up to the hype. This time it is the National Science Foundation that found that, like all the previous investigations that resulted from the leaked climategate emails, the scientists involved did nothing wrong, stating:
We reviewed the emails and concluded that nothing contained in them evidenced research misconduct within the definition in the NSF Research Misconduct Regulation… We found no basis to conclude that the emails were evidence of research misconduct or that they pointed to such evidence…
The research in question was originally completed over 10 years ago. [more]
By now it is all over the internet, and I am late getting to it. But it is still worth mentioning. Apparently some people are offended by the fact that Al Gore called a spade a spade the bullshit coming from deniers exactly what it is: Bullshit.
The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party – the anti-science party, we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012. When we take a position that isn’t willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Science – Sciences has said about what is causing climate change and man’s contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science, and, therefore, in a losing position… I can’t remember a time in our history where we actually were willing to shun science and become a – a party that – that was antithetical to science. [more]
Scott Denning is not the type of person who you would expect to give talks at the Heartland Institute’s Climate Change Conference. After all Scott Denning is a well respected climate scientist, a professor in the department of atmospheric science at Colorado state university. While The Heartland institute is a bastion of anti-science denialism, not only denying the role humans play in changing the planet’s climate but also denying the adverse health effects of second hand smoke. [more]
Like it or not (I obviously don’t) the green movement has failed. It has failed to inspire the public to care about the environment we all depend on, it has failed to make the public understand the gravity and scale of our current environmental problems, and it has failed to get politicians to do anything at all. [more]