Posts Tagged ‘CCDs’

Climate models fail to accurately predict Arctic ice – deniers fail to notice

Written By: - Date published: 3:32 pm, August 26th, 2012 - 80 comments

Like many people I’m always bemused by the lack of logic that the climate change deniers (CCD’s) have in their extremely selective picking of things to get wound up about – especially about climate models. But when an actual  self-evident flaw shows up in the models, well they simply seem to miss it entirely. Like it is now evident that the climate models used to predict Arctic melting vastly underrate the speed at which it is happening. The consequences are going to be unpleasant for the north.

Inflating more than a blowfish

Written By: - Date published: 11:34 am, September 22nd, 2011 - 39 comments

It is all rather hilarious to watch exactly how stupid people can expend so much effort to not read actual science. But it appears that your average climate change denier (CCD) is far more concerned with inflated gossip than actually understanding anything. There is a great video looking at an instance of this trait.

American heatwave

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, July 28th, 2011 - 11 comments

Climategate anniversary

Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, November 20th, 2010 - 98 comments

It has been a year since the CRU emails were stolen and the “climategate” “scandal” broke.  There’s an interesting summary at the ClimateSight blog.  Meanwhile the record temperatures keep rolling in, the ice keeps melting all over the world, and The Guardian asks “Is climate science disinformation a crime against humanity?”.

Denier dissected 2

Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, September 27th, 2010 - 37 comments

Christopher Monckton has been one of the “highest profile” climate change deniers.  But it looks like his days as poster pinup for the denier movement are well and truly over. He’s busted.

The harsh reality of climate change

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, June 19th, 2010 - 79 comments

The most comprehensive collection and analysis of global temperature trends comes from NOAA.Their global temperatures report for May 2010 makes sobering reading. Since 1880, the globally hottest 10 years have happened in the last 15 years. It looks like 2010 will beat the previous hottest year in 2005, and we’re still at the least energetic part of the sunspot cycle.

Climate change deniers wallets threatened

Written By: - Date published: 5:07 pm, April 28th, 2010 - 35 comments

Apparently climate scientist Michael Mann has threatened legal action* against Minnesotans for Global Warming (M4GW) over their video “Hide the Decline.” This used the comment from the “climategate” emails to portray a dishonest and slanderous picture of Mann. The video has been heavily promoted by climate change deniers and conservative groups, news outlets and blogs internationally. Several conservative NZ bloggers promoted the video.

Looks like the loony CCDs have exhausted the toleration of some climate scientists.

The climate change industry

Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, March 7th, 2010 - 15 comments

It turns out that there is a climate change industry after all.

It is the denier industry, bought and paid for by ExxonMobil…

The mote and the beam

Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, February 21st, 2010 - 8 comments

Climate change deniers spend a lot of time picking at motes – occasional errors in climate change science. Why is there so little attention to the beams – incorrect and dishonest denier claims and tactics?

The evidence on warming

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, November 27th, 2009 - 94 comments

Much ado about nothing in the last few days, with the release of materials related to climate change and warming on both the international and local scales. First the international event – “Climategate” (sigh) – the now well known theft and publication of data from the University of East Anglia’s world renowned Climate Research Unit. […]

CCDs. Worms perhaps?

Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, November 24th, 2009 - 73 comments

It has been fascinating over the last few days watching the CCDs (Climate Change Deniers) make an another attempt to scale the bastion of scientific thinking and language. In this case someone hacked a copy of decade of e-mails at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at a insecure University of East Anglia webmail server. There […]

CCD Myth: 1998 and all that

Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, September 19th, 2009 - 24 comments

If you are in love with the concept that 1998 was the warmest year on record (wrong by the way), don’t watch this. This runs through exactly why you don’t know what you’re talking about. Check out this

An idiots* guide to what happens when the CO2 affects the WAIS

Written By: - Date published: 2:31 pm, March 20th, 2009 - 61 comments

The preliminary results of a drill by the ANDRILL (Antarctic Geological Drilling) were published in the print edition of Nature this week. It has shown a history of the previous retreat and collapses of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). The WAIS melt with its vast stores of solid water, and even more in the […]

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