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A science presenter, writer, speaker & former TV host; author of The Skeptic's Handbook (over 200,000 copies distributed & available in 15 languages).


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Key Links in the Global Warming Debate

Contents of Links

The Science of CO2 & temperature

Alternative Energy (See Energy Use)

Blogs – Detailed discussions of the science

Benefits of Carbon dioxide

ClimateGate

Clouds

Correlation: CO2 & temperature

Energy Use

Feedback

Hockey Stick Graph (See MWP & LIA also)

Ice cores

Greenhouse Gas Theory

Missing hot spot

Miskolczi

Medieval Warming & Little Ice Age

Oceans

Predictions

Rivers

Pacific Decadal Oscillation

Satellites

Science (Method and Philosophy)

Sea Ice

Solar Magnetic Theory

Storms (Cyclones and Hurricanes)

Summaries

Thermometers – ground stations (problems with)

Temperature

Water

 

Politics

Sacked

EPA Legislation

A history

Peer Review

The ‘consensus’

The IPCC

Energy Use

The UN

Money

Monetary Theory

Economic Impact

Funding the industry

Research Programs

Trading Carbon

The Science of CO2 and Temperature

Albedo

  • Over the whole surface of the Earth, about 30 percent of incoming solar energy is reflected back to space. [NASA]

Benefits of Carbon Dioxide

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Blogs -Most detailed

ClimateGate

Clouds

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CO2

Correlation: CO2 & temperature

There are many different ways to measure the temperature. JunkScience.com publishes the most up to date graphs from the primary sources (and lists the link to the data at the top of each graph.)

  • RSS Globe: Remote Sensing Systems in California. Uses only satellite data.
  • UAH: University of Alabama in Huntsville. Uses only satellite data.
  • HadCrug: The Hadley Centre in the UK uses a mix of satellite data and land-based thermometers.
  • GissGlobal: The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at NASA uses land-based thermometers (plus a few ocean thermometers), but no satellite data.
  • Graphs of Southern Hemisphere versus Northern Hemisphere warming, Climate Audit
  • CO2 levels at Mauna-Loa Hawaii. Data.
  • Central England Temperature Graph, 1650 -2000
  • Reconstruction of air temperatures in Eastern Europe based on Lambs Winter Severity Index.
  • Half a billion years of CO2 and temperatures. Scotese and Berner GRAPH & Here
  • Description of the Holocene Optimum (Uni of Arizona Lecture).
  • Graph of temperatures since the last ice age.
  • Western Australia temperature records
  • Plot your own graphs at WoodForTrees.org.
  • Carbon rose 3000 years after temperatures in the PETM 50 million years ago. Sluijs et al. 2007
  • Half life of CO2. Graph comparing studies.
  • Hubert Lambs‘ reconstruction of the last 1000 years.

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Greenhouse Gas Theory

  • Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics Link. It quotes the 1909 experiment with the two greenhouses, one normal the other with glass transparent to infra red.
  • Hans Schreuder I love my Carbon dioxide the greenhouse gas effect is not just not significant, it is not possible
  • Similarly Will Alexanders article takes a broader and more holistic view and seems to be stating similar conclusions about the greenhouse effect’s non-existence.
  • Miskolczi’s 2007 paper, see here for commentary.
  • Michael Hammers discussion of radiative energy budget on Jennifer Marohasy’s site is here. He suggests that the amount of feedback attributed to water vapor in the models is impossible and explains why using at least two different methods.
  • The Log Graph of carbon dioxide absorption on p 8 of The Skeptics Handbook comes from David Archibald: The Past and Future of Climate (Pdf).
  • The history of scientific papers AGWObserver. Arrhenius 1896, Gebhart 1966.
  • The IPCC and NASA both admit they don’t understand water vapor: NASA 1997

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Missing hot spot (due to lack of feedback – see also feedback)

  • My summary, and response to claims that ‘it’s been found”.
  • Signatures of different causes of warming see page 25. CCSP report 2006.
  • Radiosonde recorded temperatures in atmospheric temperatures for 1979 – 1999. US CSSP published the graphic summary in part E of Figure 5.7 on page 116 in 2006
  • A variation of the signatures of different causes of warming are also graphed in IPCC Assessment Report 4, 2007, Chapter 9, Figure 9.1, page 675
  • Dr David Evans has summarized the explanation and evidence here for the Missing Greenhouse Signature.
  • SPPI reports on the missing signature Greenhouse Warming? What Greenhouse Warming? August 2007. Christopher Monckton. (16 page pdf file).
  • Fallacies about Global warming John McLean SPPI (8 page pdf). This covers the historic methods of recording temperatures, the meaning of peer reviewed papers, measuring global temperatures, the ‘consensus’, whether trends in temperature means anything and the accuracy of climate models. Its especially strong discussing the nature of the IPCC and it’s ‘scientific’ standing, or not.
  • Statistics of radiosonde errors: Debate at climate audit and the opposite view at real climate.
  • Santer’s 2008 paper and some discussion.
  • Allen and Sherwood’s paper, and some commentary. There’s another Sherwood paper from 2008 that people quote but which didn’t find the hot-spot, the official AMS entry and the RC commentary. Sherwood’s UNSW site. The AMS paper from 2007 where Allen and Sherwood suggest wind-shear is a good way to analyze temperatures.
  • All of my posts on the topic.
  • Assorted Papers: Sneider, Kurtman, Lindzen 1999 [PDF], Slingo 1999 [PDF], Held and Soden 2000 [PDF], Lindberg 2002 [PDF], Bony 2003 [PDF], Douglass 2007 [PDF]

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Ice cores

  • Ice Core CO2 data: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, CDIAC
  • Callion’s 2003 paper detailing the 800 year lag for the first time.
  • Lorius on Climate Sensitivity in ice cores in 1990 Review.
  • See Palisad for the most informative detailed graphics on what the Vostok and Dome Ice cores mean and why they strongly mathematically suggest CO2 follows temperatures and has little effect on them.This is what you need to see to understand “feedback” or the postulated “amplification”.
  • A colorful but informative and link-filled presentation is here.
  • See the lag for yourself. My large graphs of the full 420,000 years of Vostok data is here.
  • Sea Ice current extent data here.
  • Discussion of ice cores,  questioning reliability of CO2 estimates here. 1997

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Feedback Loops

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Hockey Stick Graph

  • Good summary from the Ross McKitrick who uncovered Mann’s fraud 2005 overview and a 2008 speech with up to date extras.
  • The Australian Department of Climate Change still sports the hockey stick on its website in 2008. ( Ahhh. Maybe they got the message. It’s gone now in 2009. I’ll try to find an archive version.)
  • The Medieval Warming Period: What the combined mass of independent researchers say about the historical past in 2007 is in Figure 3 (the last blue downtick seems to be due to using 30 year averages with the last period ending in about 1975, the end of the last cooling).
  • Hockey Stick? What Hockey Stick? This long pdf goes right through the Mann-McIntyre saga, then lists graph after graph of observations around the world over the last millenia that supports the idea that the Medieval Warming Period was real.
  • Mann Bradley Hughes 1998 abstract, PDF, Correngium (2004)
  • Briffas Hockey Stick. My summary; Climate Audit Watts Up; Real Climate; A Reply to Real Climate; Briffas’ reply; (CA reply to Briffa); Yamal06 - the most influential tree.
  • Andrew Bostom‘ summary: “Horse Hockey Climate Scientology” Dec 2008.
  • Wegman Report 2006. ( Back up)
  • McIntyre and McKitrick: Corrections to Mann 2003; Hockey Sticks, Principal Componants, & Spurious Significance 2005; M&M Critic and update 2005.
  • David Deming on that email “get rid of the MWP”".
  • Story in Dutch Magazine in 2005 Natuurwetenschap & Techniek.

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Miskolczi

Medieval Warming Period (MWP) & Little Ice Age (LIA)

The best collection of information is the Medieval Warming Period Data base and Map at CO2science.org. (Look at that map, it’s animated.)

  • Temperature reconstructions -

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Oceans (see also Water)

Oceans (Acidification)

Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)

Predictions

Rivers

  • Murray Darling River  runoff and rainfall 1895 – 2010 (CSIRO)

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Satellites

Science (Method and philosophy)

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Sea Ice

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Solar-Magnetic Theory

  • Solar cycles 24 and 25 and predicted climate response, David Archibald. Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 1, January 2006 , pp. 29-35(7). See also The Past and Future of Climate (Pdf).
  • “Solar Cycle 24 Why the world will continue cooling and why carbon dioxide won’t make a detectable difference”. David Archibald, (2008, 70 page book)
  • The Chilling Stars: The New Theory of Climate Change by Henrik Svensmark, Totem Books 2007.
  • Reply to Lockwood and Frohlich by Svensmark 2007
  • Falls in cosmic rays affect low clouds Svensmark 2009
  • Alexander: Linkages between solar activity, climate predictability and water resource development

Storms (Hurricanes and Cyclones)

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Summary Documents

  • Overall 2008 summary (50 page pdf) by the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change.
  • 2009 NIPCC (Non Governmental International Panel of Climate Change). Check here for the latest detailed comprehensive report. 8Mb!
  • Monthly reports by SPPI. See the latest graphs on CO2, Temp, Oceans and Ice.
  • An excellent summary and collection of relevant graphs by Friends of Science
  • see also Greenhouse Gas Theory (below).
  • Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric CO2, Robinson, Robinson, & Soon. Excellent 12 page summary.
  • There is No Evidence, David Evans summary pdf.
  • There is no evidence (that answers the question) in the IPCC Assessment Report 4 Chapter Nine. AR4, Ch 9.
  • Is the US Surface Temperature Record Reliable? Watts report.
  • Projecting Australian climate change – Technical Report by the CSIRO 2006

TemperatureGraphs (Junkscience)

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Thermometers, Siting and Data

Thermometers, Surface recording (problems) (UHI)

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Venus

There is no greenhouse effect on Venus with temperature, pressure and Stephan Boltzman to calculate with.Volcanoes

Water (Evaporation, cooling, latent heat)

  • Evaporation from the oceans cools the planet by 50 degrees: NASA.

The Politics of Science

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EPA regulations

History

Politics of peer review

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The ‘consensus’

  • Two Nobel Physics Prizewinners,
  • Four elite Astronauts,
  • 1000 scientists dispute the AGW theory. Marc Morano’s list on the US Senate site. Over 200 pages of names, credentials, and statements.
  • 30,000 scientists don’t agree that global warming is caused by man-made carbon dioxide, including 9,000 PhD’s.

    There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earths atmosphere…”

    The Petition Project

  • Poptech defends Frederick Seitz and Art Robinson in detail. A great resource.
  • A Canadian survey of more than 51,000 specialists in the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta showed 68 per cent disagree with the popular statement that “the debate on the scientific causes of recent climate change is settled.”
  • The Consensus. What consensus? John McLean. (See also IPCC)

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The IPCC

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Energy

  • Key world energy statistics 2008 IEAE
  • History of energy use since 10,000 B.C. book review
  • US Dept of Energy (DOE).  Energy Sources fossil fuels = 85%.
  • Energy Information Administration (EIA). Energy consumption by fuel type Highlights. Energy by country by year
  • Total Fuel consumption 1971 – 2005 Mtoe.
  • Energy Consumption from 1860 -2000 graph, from page.

Energy (Alternative)

Logic and Reason

How fallacious arguments are used for political or personal advantage

Dr Sanity – on logical strategies used by on narcisissm

The UN

  • “United Nations. It’s your world. We just want to own you”. unisevil

The Money

Monetary Theory

Economic Impact

Funding the climate industry

Research Programs

Trading carbon

Carbon Funded Programs

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Good luck, it’s a deep pool.I’m happy to consider suggestions, and will update this list page regularly. But I’m only looking for The Best, The Original, or very notable contributions. I’m not trying to emulate the 4,000-climate-links-pages. Apologies to all the good contributions out there which are not listed here. Email me joanne ‘AT’ joannenova.com.au

Last update Dec 21, 2011

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