Climate & Environment

Here is a link to my book Climate Change, Climate Science and Economics (Springer 2013), where you can get a downloadable copy (free if your library subscribes). As a result I have been blacklisted as one of 386 contrarians. Also see here and V. Klaus 2019 talk, excellent overview of climate change, Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever debunks global warming and Freeman Dyson on CO2, while Stephen Pinker argues for rational debate about climate change and the role of universities. Recent February, 2021 Hayek Lecture by Bjorn Lomborg.

Best climate blogs by Judith Curry, Roy Spencer and Anthony Watts, and great videos by Will Happer (here) and Willie Soon (here) and a video defending Willie Soon.
A list of readings academic & other pertaining to climate change. AND Climategate after 10 years. Petition signed by more than 30,000 scientists (incl discussion of CO2 fertilization)
Visualizing the Urban Heat Island effect from space (even see heat from airport runways)
The hot year of 1878 with no winter in the Northern U.S.
And here is a Guide to Understanding Global Temperatures (22pp.) Falsifying historical data — in Canada!! And droughts and extreme rainfall events are NOT increasing.
Climate policies not climate change threatens future (here, here) Cause of California wildfires
Homogenization of weather data & UHI effect
Talk by Nic Lewis on climate modeling and why predictions exceed reality (2019)
A Nobel Prize physicist comments on global warming here while another physicist demonstrates that the sun plays a bigger role than humans (also Nir Shaviv’s latest).
Excellent discussion about deniers, skeptics, the IPCC, etc by Richard Muller, as physicist at UC Berkeley; the hockey stick. Also defense of Willie Soon by Jeff Foss, philosopher extraordinaire. Also see presentation by Susan Crockford and Willie Soon in Calgary 2019.
Canadian government scrapped/changed 100 years of weather data.

How are we doing in the fight against climate change? Latest report … 
Failed climate predictions; these are embarrassing.
Weather station in Germany never been moved over 138 years
Excellent paper arguing that ice cores cannot be used to create historic temperatures
interactive graph with links to studies showing low values of Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) parameter that drives climate models.
History of IPCC Scientists and the ‘Trick
Near-surface temperature data for various countries from Berkeley Earth here
Climate Change activism has characteristics of a cult.
Are species going extinct at an increasing rate? Not according to the data.
BUT renewable energy is killing birds and bats 

Earthquakes during 20th Century (animation)and 50 years of failed predictions 
Are a million species about to disappear??

The truth about bee colony collapse, scientific advocacy, and the ban on neonicotinoids. Neonics were replaced with less effective, more dangerous pesticides and the issue likely contributed to  a pro-Brexit vote. This is similar to the ban on DDT — a disastrous ban attributable to Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, and which cost hundreds of millions of unnecessary deaths.  

Interesting article entitled ‘The Real War on Science‘. It is a defense of conservatism.
Dilbert vs the scientists: How to identify a denier?
Interesting video: Believing in Six Impossible Things before Breakfast, & Climate Models
American Thinker piece linking climate change promotion to Marxist agenda

A Sociologist’s View of Climate Catastrophism: “Belief in climate catastrophism is a social phenomenon, and requires an explanation in terms of the social sciences. … But while a psychological analysis may explain why certain people choose to be environmentalists, it can never explain how environmentalism – and in particular its most acute form, climate catastrophism – came to conquer the world; how, in other words, belief in climate catastrophism managed to attain a critical mass that permitted it to impose itself as a consensus belief, or ideology. Only a sociological explanation can do that. And a sociological explanation must account for a unique event – the rise of climate catastrophism – in terms of unique, or at least rarely repeated, social phenomena.” Read more

People keep sending me information concerning various aspects about climate change, much of it against the current sentiment that Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is an immediate threat to our survival as a species. In this regard, Ross McKitrick is a climate economist well worth reading; Roy Spencer is a climate scientist who compiles the satellite temperature data; Steve McIntyre is a thorn in the side of the climate community, especially Michael Mann and his hockey stick; and the well-respected climate scientist Judith Curry of Georgia Tech provides ongoing comments on the AGW.

PARIS folly: The impossibility of meeting CO2 targets without destroying economies (see energy).

I recently reviewed a book for possible publication by UBC Press entitled Hubris: The Troubled Science, Economics and Politics of Climate Change by Michael Hart. Despite my recommendation, UBC Press declined to publish it (probably because it is an anti-establishment book), so Michael published it on his own. It is well worth reading (e.g., here), and can be found at Amazon. It is an excellent complement to my book, Climate Change, Climate Science and Economics (see top of this page). An excellent review of Hart’s book is by Michael Kelly, Emeritus Prince Philip Professor of Technology, University of Cambridge.

Nordhaus’ response to the Catholic Pope (here)

Nature has a section with plenty of articles regarding the need for reproducible results (here) and whether science has become increasingly politicized to its detriment (here). The statistician William M. Briggs often comments on errors people make in predicting temperatures (see here). As a result, I am not only skeptical that humans are the primary agent driving global warming, but I put little faith in much of what I read in the so-called peer-reviewed literature.

There is increasing fear that university education is becoming too focused on environmental religion (here) and are losing their focus on science, scientism and liberal arts training.

DROUGHT: Is drought increasing? Well … An article indicating a decline in droughts in the U.S. (here). See also information on drought found at a CO2 think tank.

The Global Warming Challenge (here)
Climate Change Predictions — Crying wolf!
An interesting website that exposes corruption in organizations that attack climate skeptics (here). For example, witness corruption associated with the  Institute of Global Environment & Society which advocates prosecuting climate skeptics under U.S. racketeering legislation (here). A defense of skepticism and nonsense of RICO (here).

Want to know about Polar Bears? See Polar Bear Science for the BEST information. A 2017 film exposing the lack of knowledge about the global warming icon is worth watching.

Sea level rise is attributed to global warming with a recent (May 2016) paper in Environmental Science given media attention because it shows that several small islands in the Solomon chain had disappeared. However, the authors indicate the media misinterpreted their paper because they did not even consider climate change, but rather natural factors for the demise of the islands. See discussion here.

Ross McKitrick has also made available an environmental website with historical climate and environmental data. And continued reliance on coal by India (here) and China (here) will offset any attempt by the U.S. and other countries to curtail global coal consumption.

Why climate science will cause the death of science! (here)
What happens when funding to climate scientists is cut? See here

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science
Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts
Tenth International Climate Conference (Washington DC)