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  • Climate Risk and UU Issues Featured Article Climate Risk and UU Issues Climate Risk and UU Issues

      Climate change is strongly linked to UU issues. So climate change should be "back on the front page" for UUs. This essay spells out the argument. Climate Risk... More »

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RealClimate Rebuts the Contrarians Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:46:00 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');   RealClimate.org is the go-to climate science website run by professional climatologists. RealClimate has excellent responses to many fallacious contrarian arguments. There are also inline responses to comments made by contrarians in discussions. N.B: The GRAPHIC provides a very powerful argument against the contrarians; see below for discussion.   RealClimate responses to common contrarian arguments Michaels misquotes Hansen Antarctic cooling, global warming? What does the lag... More »
Monckton Myths Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:43:51 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); John Cook's Skeptical Science website has done it again with a great compilation of Monckton Myths. Christopher Monckton, trained in classics and journalism with no scientific credentials, is influential among the right-wing libertarian and fossil-fuel supported contrarians/deniers/faux skeptics. Monckton falsely claims that he is a member of the British House of Lords and claims to have invented a cure for AIDS and the common cold. He was invited by Republicans to testify on climate science before the... More »
Hurricane Sandy Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:41:17 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');   HURRICANE SANDY and GLOBAL WARMING. SANDY was a tropical cyclone that severely affected the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US in late October. It was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds spanning 1,100 miles (1,800 km)... (see Wikipedia) Global warming makes extreme events like Sandy more probable. The Atlantic ocean gulf current is warmer, giving more energy to the weather system. The sea level is getting higher, making flooding worse. The anomalous jet stream configuration that... More »
Quick one-liner rebuttals to contrarian fallacies Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:39:50 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');   The One-Liner Responses to Contrarian Fallacies Here is a list of quick one-line rebuttals to over 100 fallacious claims by contrarians/deniers/faux-skeptics on the popular Skeptical Science website. They rebuttals are not intended to be complete, but simply to enable the respondent to "bat the ball back over the net" in an informal encounter with someone pushing a false contrarian claim. As described HERE, most of these one-liners were written by Dr. Jan Dash, Director of the... More »
Global Warming has NOT stopped Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:38:33 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); GLOBAL WARMING HAS NOT STOPPED! The fallacy "global warming has stopped" starts with a cherry-picked unusually high surface atmosphere temperature point in 1998 that resulted from a huge "El Niño", which basically transferred a lot of heat out of the ocean to the atmosphere. Following 1998, La Niña dominated, which transferred heat from the atmosphere into the ocean (and lately into the deep ocean). Looking only at the atmosphere and neglecting the heat transfer in and out of... More »