Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Helping Out the Times | Cato @ Liberty
[Knappenberger/Michaels] Let us see if we can help New York Times’ global warming reporter Justin Gillis out.
Twitter / BadAstronomer
Seriously, climate change deniers? "Global cooling"? It's like a cry for help at this point.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds El Ninos were much more extreme in the past
A new paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews reconstructs the climate of tropical Western Australia over the past 9,000 years and finds the intensity of the Indonesian–Australian summer monsoon (IASM), which is driven by ENSO/El Nino activity, has declined over the past 5,000 years since the Holocene Climate Optimum. The paper adds to many other peer-reviewed publications demonstrating that, contrary to claims of climate alarmists, present-day climate is less variable and less extreme than during most of the Holocene [the past ~11,000 years].
Climate Theory vs. Climate Data | Coyote Blog
The interesting part is that "mainstream science" is based mainly on theory and climate models that over the last 20 years have not made accurate predictions (overestimating warming significantly). "Outlier science" is in a lot of cases based on actual observations of temperatures along with other variables like infrared radiation returning to space. The author [Gillis], through his nomenclature, is essentially disparaging observational data that is petulantly refusing to match up to model predictions. But of course skeptics are anti-science.

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