Getting back to that paucity of facts, does Berreby know that this moment in Earth’s climate history is not particularly warm? Does he know that the current interglacial is the coolest of the last four? Does he know that sea level was 15 feet higher during the interglacial immediately prior to this one? Does he know that forest rose all the way to the Arctic coastline in northern Siberia 7,000 years ago? Does he know that temperature on Earth routinely undergoes fluctuations of the same magnitude that we’ve seen in the last 150 years? Does he know that Antarctic sea ice has risen during the entire period of satellite measurement that began in 1979? Does he know that the South Pole temperature recording station has shown cooling for the same time period? Does he know that the Little Ice Age, from which the planet has been rebounding temperature-wise since about 1850 was no picnic for humankind? Does he know that historically warm periods are benevolent and cold periods not?
If he reads my book, he’ll know all of these things.
I was alerted to a meeting [h/t Jason Johnston] in which the claim that skillful multi-decadal regional climate model predictions are available and can be used in litigation. This meeting is constructed on a flawed premise. There is no such skill in regional climate prediction.
[caption] The Queen, flanked by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Camilla, Kate, William and Harry remained resolutely standing throughout the four hours of wind and rain which saw a couple half her age taken to hospital with hypothermia
The silver lining in the cloud is that it will increase the production of cocoa, coconut, and arecanut and positively influence the recruitment and catches of oil sardine during the post-south-west monsoon, says the second national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The communication was prepared by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.