Articles Tagged: Climate Sensitivity

15 Years of CERES Versus Surface Temperature: Climate Sensitivity = 1.3 deg. C

The NASA CERES project has updated their EBAF-TOA Edition 2.8 radiative flux dataset through March of 2015, which now extends the global CERES record to just over 15 years (since March 2000, starting with NASA’s Terra satellite). This allows us to get an update of how the radiative budget of the Earth responds to surface […]

Forecast the Facts, merchants of smear

This piece is in response to a Congress Blog piece by Sylvie Stein of Forecast the Facts that takes issue with O’Keefe’s previous piece in the Contributors section. Sylvie Stein’s recent piece in the Congress Blog, “Don’t help the merchants of doubt,” tells a great deal about Stein and her organization. Stein and the authors […]

Climate Realists and Energy Optimists

By Professor Will Happer One of the latest entries in the campaign to demonize atmospheric carbon dioxide gas, CO2, is the organization RepublicEn, based in Berkeley, California. They tout themselves as Climate Realists and Energy Optimists. Someone recently pointed out that the politically correct stance on CO2 by California’s two main parties is: Democrats: CO2 […]

What if the Global Warming “Pause” was “Fast Forward” Instead?

I’d like to take you through a little thought experiment. We all know that global warming has been on hiatus – set on pause – however you like to characterize the lack of significant warming, for over 15 years. Depending on how you do the statistics, the vast majority of the climate models used to […]

Water Vapor Feedback and the Global Warming Pause

Global warming is the predicted result of increasing atmospheric CO2 causing a very small (~1-2%) decrease in the rate at which the Earth cools to outer space though infrared radiation. And the since temperature change of anything is always the result of net gains and losses of energy, a decrease in energy lost leads to […]

Dr. Spencer’s ICCC9 Presentations

Following my detour through California after attending the 9th International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas, I’m finally back home to find low temperatures in the 50s in Alabama (was Al Gore in town?). Here are the two presentations I gave. The first presentation briefly summarized our published paper on the role of El […]

Mark Twain on Climate Alarmism

Mark Twain once observed that he was not bothered by all the things that people didn’t know; he was bothered by all the things they know that just aren’t true.  If he was alive, he could direct that comment to the former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson who is now speaking out as a […]

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