The Exxon Climate Papers

A group of Democrat attorneys general and environmental activists are accusing ExxonMobil of lying about climate change. Is it true?

The Value of Petroleum Fuels

By Andy May It is difficult to compare 1840 to 2015, so much of what we have today didn’t exist then.  But, they had to move people and goods from place to place as we do now.  They had farms then as we do now. They used wagons pulled by horses, mules or oxen.  WeContinue reading “The Value of Petroleum Fuels”

Holocene Thermal Optimum

By Andy May The Holocene Thermal Maximum, also called the Holocene Thermal Optimum, occurred at different times in different parts of the world but generally between 10,000 BP and 4,000 BP.  I use BP to indicate years before 2000.   The world ocean was probably 0.7°C warmer than today 8,000 BP. This is remarkable because theContinue reading “Holocene Thermal Optimum”

Climate and Human Civilization over the last 18,000 years, updated

By Andy May This is an updated timeline of climatic events and human history for the last 18,000 years. The original timeline was posted in 2013. The updated full size (Ansi E size or 34×44 inches) Adobe Reader version 8 PDF can be downloaded here or by clicking on Figure 1. It prints pretty wellContinue reading “Climate and Human Civilization over the last 18,000 years, updated”

Dr. Harold Lewis, why he resigned from the American Physical Society (APS)

Dr. Harold Lewis was a towering figure in physics. He resigned from the APS and detailed his reasons in an important open letter. In his view government research grants corrupted the APS. The environmental community has tried to demonize privately funded research as “corrupt” so that “pristine” government funding has a monopoly on research. InContinue reading “Dr. Harold Lewis, why he resigned from the American Physical Society (APS)”

Dr. Benny Peiser’s notes on the UK Met Conference on Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change

Dr. Peiser’s notes on the 2005 UK conference are worth a read. He notes that Professor Yuri Israel, the chief climatologist at the Russian Academy of Science estimated that attempts to stabilize the world’s climate may cost 18 trillion US dollars! He encouraged adaptation and little mitigation. He was rudely and disrespectfully admonished by theContinue reading “Dr. Benny Peiser’s notes on the UK Met Conference on Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change”

A Short Summary of Soon, Connolly and Connolly, 2015; “Re-evaluating the role of solar variability on Northern Hemisphere temperature trends since the 19th Century”

By Andy May Soon, Connolly and Connolly (2015) is an excellent paper (pay walled, for the authors preprint, go here) that casts some doubt about two critical IPCC AR5 statements, quoted below: The IPCC, 2013 report page 16: “Equilibrium climate sensitivity is likely in the range 1.5°C to 4.5°C (high confidence), extremely unlikely less thanContinue reading “A Short Summary of Soon, Connolly and Connolly, 2015; “Re-evaluating the role of solar variability on Northern Hemisphere temperature trends since the 19th Century””

New Book: A Disgrace to the Profession, by Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn has written a wonderful new book on Dr. Michael Mann’s hockey stick and the controversy surrounding it. It is difficult to overstate the significance or impact of Mann’s Hockey Stick (Mann, Bradley, Hughes (23 April 1998), “Global-scale temperature patterns and climate forcing over the past six centuries” (PDF), Nature 392 (6678): 779–787, Figure 5, the paper is oftenContinue reading “New Book: A Disgrace to the Profession, by Mark Steyn”

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