The climate debate of 2011: round up, part 2
Stimulated by research spending of billions of dollars, inexorably, and month by month. torrents of new scientific information appear that are relevant to the twin issues of global warming and climate change.
No one scientist, or group, can possibly absorb and précis accurately the full range of this literature, though valiant efforts are made both by the IPCC and by its essential counterpart, the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).
To date, research findings are consistent with a largely natural, though still incompletely understood, origin for modern climate change. Discounting virtual reality computer model studies, no recent paper has provided empirical evidence that dangerous human-caused global warming is occurring; and neither the atmosphere nor the ocean are currently warming despite the continuing increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
- Climategate enquiries a whitewash
- Japan has wasted $78 billion on fruitless global warming projects
- U.S. Congress passes Luetkemeyer Amendment to halt taxpayer financing of UN climate panel
- Former German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, calls for an audit of the IPCC
- Snows of Kilimanjaro defy global warming predictions
- Tropical storm activity hits a 40-year low
- Computer climate models use false assumptions
- Nary a climate refugee to be seen
- Floods decreasing around the world
- Scientific ‘consensus’ wrong again: biodiversity loss much less severe than feared
- Kyoto Protocol loses support from four big western nation
- Earth may be headed into a mini-ice age within a decade
- Another false alarm: Pacific Islands defy sea-level rise hysteria
- U.S. Science Committee calls on IPCC to address conflicts of interest
- Carbon dioxide price collapses in Europe
- Yet another false alarm: no decline detected in the Great Barrier Reef
Those bullet points link to the full stories. Bob’s piece has excellent, briefer summaries.