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"Astroturf"

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  • 12/17/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Demonstrations regarding a variety of issues are becoming more common in the US and several other countries. Climate change is one of the issues which is a focus of these demonstrations. Spontaneous demonstrations are frequently referred to...

1984 in 2020

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  • 3/3/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

George Orwell’s novel, 1984 describes a dystopian future in which history is routinely rewritten to fit the requirements of the government and in which independent thought is actively discouraged. Orwell intended 1984 as a warning, ...

2019 Retrospective

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  • 12/24/19 at 6:01 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The EPA 2009 CO2 Endangerment Finding is still in effect and provides the basis for multiple government climate change initiatives.

The EPA Clean Power Plan has been replaced by the EPA Affordable Clean Energy Rule, though the new ACE Rule...

2020 Prospective

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  • 12/31/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Predictions are hard, especially about the future.”, Yogi Berra, American philosopher

The new year, 2020, is an election year in the US. While there are numerous issues which divide the two parties, climate change is sure to ...

A CERES Possibility

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  • 1/15/19 at 6:45 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NASA launched the first of the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) satellites in 1997. CERES is managed by NASA’s Langley Research Center. The CERES surface datasets include a dataset of the upwelling longwave ...

A Little Perspective

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  • 1/17/17 at 7:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The angst-ridden, consensed climate science community is focused on an increase in global average near-surface temperature of approximately 0.7°C (1.3°F) per century, or a total increase of approximately 0.9°C (1.6°F) since ...

A Look Back: The Coming Ice Age

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  • 12/5/16 at 8:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Coming Ice Age - Harper's Magazine - Sept. 1958

A friend brought this to my attention today. It is almost 60 years old. (Note the name of the authoress of the article.)

Very interesting. I had not seen it previously. I don&...

A Stake Through the Heart – Trump’s View of Existing Climate Change Activities

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  • 6/20/17 at 6:25 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Trump Administration has raised a number of questions regarding the US and global efforts to limit climate change. Each of these questions must be addressed calmly, carefully, and comprehensively. The Administration must be extremely ...

Adaptation and Survival

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  • 4/9/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The universe is estimated to be approximately 13.7 billion years old. Our solar system is estimated to be approximately 4.6 to 5 billion years old, while the earth is estimated to be approximately 4.3 to 4.6 billion years old. Earth’s...

Additional Perspective - Temperature Anomaly Record

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  • 3/28/17 at 7:31 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

It is generally acknowledged that human influence on global climate was minimal prior to approximately 1950. Therefore, virtually all climate change prior to 1950 is considered to have been the result of natural climate variation or a ...

Advance the Science

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  • 12/11/18 at 5:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

 

An open memo to key organizations skeptical of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change.

 

To:    American Enterprise Institute

American Legislative Exchange Council

Cato Institute

Competitive ...

America First – Trump’s Climate Change Budget

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  • 5/2/17 at 6:29 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Trump Administration has released “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”. The blueprint is long on direction and short on details. The implications of this document for climate change are significant...

An Engineer’s Observations

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  • 11/22/16 at 8:21 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several aspects of government-funded climate science appear both curious and disturbing. The current level of government funding of climate science is certainly adequate to support rigorous scientific investigation, data gathering and ...

Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 10/25/16 at 9:41 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NASA GISS and NCEI have released their June Climate anomalies; and, they are anomalous. GISS and NCEI both have access to all of the same near-surface temperature data; and, both use the same sea surface temperature anomaly product, ...

Another One Bites the Dust – Judith Curry Resigns

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  • 2/14/17 at 7:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dr. Judith Curry has resigned her position at Georgia Tech, in frustration over “the politics and propaganda that beset climate science”. Dr. Curry explained,

“the deeper reasons have to do with my growing disenchantment ...

Asymptotes

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  • 7/24/18 at 8:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Atmospheric physics establishes that the impact of incremental additions of CO2 to the earth’s atmosphere approaches zero asymptotically, as shown in the graph below.

Heating Effect of CO2

This means that any increase in the global average surface ...

Attribution Absurdity

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  • 4/23/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In the current mantra of the consensed climate science community, every adverse weather-related event is alleged to have been caused by, or worsened by, climate change. Unverified climate models are being used in attribution studies to ...

Barely Measurable?

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  • 8/6/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several recent media articles have suggested that even if the US adopted the Green New Deal, or somevariant thereof, which reduced or eliminated US CO2 emissions, the impact on global warming would be “barely measurable”. These ...

Blue/Green New Deal #1

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  • 5/19/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A group of climate change activists and anti-capitalists has sent an “Open Letter and ...

Blue/Green New Deal #2

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  • 5/26/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #3

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  • 6/2/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #4

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  • 6/9/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #5

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  • 6/16/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #6

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  • 6/23/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Building Anxiety

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  • 7/23/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community, the media and progressive politicians are experiencing high anxiety regarding climate change. However, they have been relatively unsuccessful in building similar high anxiety among voters in the US, ...

California’s Drought

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  • 4/18/17 at 7:10 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The past several years featured a never-ending stream of stories about California’s never-ending drought and its supposed roots in climate change. The past few weeks have featured a stream of stories about California’s ...

Chinese Climate Leadership

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  • 8/15/17 at 6:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous recent articles have asked questions in this general form: “Will America Let China Lead the World?” These articles suggest that the US had the leadership role on climate change and that US withdrawal from the Paris ...

Clean Power Plan Redux

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  • 11/14/17 at 6:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed an order rescinding the Clean Power Plan. This action will trigger an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding potential future emissions reductions and reduction strategies. This action ...

Climaskeptiphobia

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  • 2/25/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

-phobia (noun combining form)  (Merriam Webster)

  1. exaggerated fear of
  2. intolerance or aversion for

 

The consensed climate science community has not been particularly congenial to, cooperative with or even tolerant ...

Climate Alarmist Creed

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  • 11/20/18 at 6:18 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

We believe in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (the founder of global warming / climate change alarmism).

We believe in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (the aggregator and promoter of consensus ...

Climate and Climate Model Observations

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  • 5/8/18 at 7:08 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Anybody having to make a decision about climate science needs to understand the full spectrum of what we know and what we don’t know.” Dr. Steven E. Koonin, former Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy

&...

Climate and the First Amendment

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  • 2/20/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the ...

Climate Change 2017 Year in Review

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  • 12/19/17 at 6:21 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The year 2017 was a good year regarding climate change in the US, at least from the perspective of this skeptic. The US inaugurated a President with a healthy skepticism regarding CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) and climate...

Climate Change Attribution

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  • 6/5/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Earth’s climate system is extremely complex, chaotic and not particularly well understood. The factors which have caused climate change over the past millennia continue to cause climate change today and will likely continue to cause ...

Climate Change Commune-ification

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  • 1/23/18 at 7:09 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The ultimate goal of those promoting the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming meme is the establishment of a global vegan commune of approximately 1 billion souls, run by some subset of the tinpot despots represented in the United ...

Climate Change Debate

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  • 11/7/17 at 8:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Professor Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, creator of the (in)famous hockey stick and self-appointed spokesperson of the consensed climate science community, apparently has no ...

Climate Change Debate - Year in Review 2018

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  • 12/18/18 at 5:39 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United States has still not terminated its participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as required by current US law, as the result of the UNFCCC granting state-level recognition to the ...

Climate Change Dissension

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  • 4/17/18 at 8:59 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community and the globalist political community have been partners in a mutual adoration society for several decades. This relationship culminated in the signing of the Paris Accords, which committed the ...

Climate Change Goes to Court

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  • 2/6/18 at 6:35 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several lawsuits filed by California cities and counties and a similar lawsuit filed by New York City against major oil companies seek billions for current and potential future damages resulting from climate change caused by CO2 emissions ...

Climate Change Highlights and Lowlights from our first 100

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  • 4/24/18 at 7:55 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Recent research suggests far lower climate sensitivity to CO2 doubling.

Temperature anomaly producers still “adjusting” flawed temperature measurements.

Climate modelers finally acknowledge that models are “running hot&...

Climate Change Humpty Dumptyism

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  • 3/13/18 at 6:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”, Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumptyism: The practice of insisting that a word means whatever one wishes it to.

Fact: Something that has actual ...

Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

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Here is an example of how far afield the climate discussion has gone.

Here are two economists spending money on a study about traffic accidents and climate change.

Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

Climate Change Messaging

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  • 6/12/18 at 6:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community continues to search for an effective messaging approach which would convince the general public of the rightness and urgency of its cause and propel a concerted public effort to control the climate. ...

Climate Change Myth - The Crusade to Restore Camelot

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  • 2/13/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The title of this commentary is the subtitle of the paper “Climate and Climate Change” on this site. The lyrics of the song “Camelot”, from the Broadway show of the same name, composed by Alan Jay Lerner and ...

Climate Change Perversion

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  • 12/12/17 at 6:32 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Climate Change Skepticism is “Perverse”, Pope Francis

Perverse: turned away from what is right or good: corrupt (Merriam-Webster)

There is ample historical evidence for climate change. Therefore, while false skepticism ...

Climate Change Questions

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  • 5/1/18 at 6:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Judge William H. Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division will hear the case “The People of the State of California vs. B.P. P.L.C., et al. This case is a civil suit ...

Climate Change: “Predictions are hard …”

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  • 5/29/18 at 6:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

            “Predictions are hard, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra, American philosopher

The consensed climate science community and its animated spokespersons ...

Climate Dichotomies

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  • 1/28/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The UNFCCC program objectives center on stabilizing and ultimately reducing global annual CO2 emissions. The Kyoto Accords and the Paris Accords place great emphasis on developed country reductions in annual emissions. However, over the ...

Climate Experiment

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  • 12/20/16 at 6:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many people will be traveling over the coming Christmas and New Years holidays. Most probably have all the equipment required to conduct a rudimentary climate experiment – a vehicle with a digital thermometer which measures outside ...

Climate Linguistics

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  • 8/1/17 at 8:08 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Linguistics: “the study of human speech including the units, nature, structure, and modification of language”

Climate discussions have had some interesting impacts on linguistics, though it would be inaccurate to refer to those...