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Comments On The Physics Today Article “Science Controversies Past and Present” By Steve Sherwood

In the  October 2011 issue of Physics Today, there is a 6 page  article that presents an inappropriately narrow perspective on climate science, as well as ridiculing those who disagree with the author [this is one of two such articles with this viewpoint … Continue reading

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Interesting Quote On Climate Model Prediction Skill By Steven Sherwood Of The University of New South Wales

There is a news article in Cosmos by Oliver Chan titled No snow, more drought, climate report warns The article starts off with the text “Australia’s climate could shift dramatically with five times as many droughts in southern Australia and … Continue reading

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Conclusions From Allen and Sherwood (2008) and Thorne (2008) Are Refuted

In 2008, there were two papers published in Nature which received quite a bit of  attention. The papers are Robert J. Allen & Steven C. Sherwood, 2008: Warming maximum in the tropical upper troposphere deduced from thermal winds Published online: 25 May … Continue reading

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Comments On My Post “Comments On The Scientifically Flawed Study ‘Researchers Find Future Temperatures Could Exceed Livable Limits’ By Sherwood and Huber 2010”

Marc Hendrickx has a weblog that looks at bias in Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] reporting called ABC NEWS WATCH. He has a post on their reporting of the Sherwood and Huber 2010 study titled Update: Warmer planet to stress humans: … Continue reading

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Comments On The Scientifically Flawed Study “Researchers Find Future Temperatures Could Exceed Livable Limits” By Sherwood and Huber 2010

There is a  press release  from Purdue University by Elizabeth K. Gardner and Greg Kline regarding a study by Matthew Huber of Purdue and Steve Sherwood of the University of New South Wales. The press release is titled Researchers find future temperatures could exceed livable limits … Continue reading

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Comments On The Science In The Nature Paper By Allen and Sherwood

On Monday, Climate Science documented the inapprorpriate credit that Robert Allen and Steve Sherwood, and in a separate article, Peter Thorne, took for introducing the use of the “thermal wind” to diagnose tropospheric temperatures.  Today’s weblog briefly overviews several of the science … Continue reading

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New Paper “Recent Northern Hemisphere Tropical Expansion Primarily Driven By Black Carbon And Tropospheric Ozone” By Allen Et Al 2012

source of image Allen et al 2012  I was alerted to a new paper [h/t Jos de Laat] that provides information on the effect of non-CO2 climate forcings. This paper reinforces the conclusion in our paper Pielke Sr., R., K.  … Continue reading

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Another Physics Today Advocacy Article – This Time By Jane Lubchenco And Tom Karl

The publication Physics Today seems to have chosen to publish op-eds, posing as regular articles, on the climate science issue. These articles have included Steven Sherwood, 2011: Science controversies past and present. Physics Today. October 2011. ISSN: 0031-9228 which I posted on in Comments … Continue reading

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Comments On The Physics Today Article “Communicating The Science Of Climate Change” By Richard C. J. Somerville and Susan Joy Hassol

Last week I posted on the first of two articles in the October issue of Physics Today (see).  Today, I am commenting on the second article in that issue Richard C. J. Somerville and Susan Joy Hassol, 2011: Communicating the science of climate change. … Continue reading

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Climate Includes Extreme Events – A Forecast Extreme New Zealand Weather Cold and Snow Event

While it is common to state that weather is not climatology, the reality is that climatalogy is composed of a collection of weather events over some time period. 30-year average temperatures and precipitation, for example, are two examples.  NCDC has recently … Continue reading

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