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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 0.7oC (1.3oF) per century, or a total increase of approximately 0.9oC (1.6oF) since 1880, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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...

Climate Research Priorities

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  • 7/25/17 at 7:01 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Tracking changes in Earth’s climate is important. Climate change measurement is a unique challenge, because the experiment is ongoing, as it has for billions of years. Also, the experiment cannot be rerun if there is a measurement ...

Climate Science Peer Review Is A Zombie

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  • 1/16/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate science peer review is the “walking dead”, kept walking by those who “killed” it in the first place. It was “killed” by those it was intended to serve, by their willingness to provide “pal&...

Climate Science “The time has come, …”

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  • 3/21/17 at 7:50 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

The Walrus and The ...

Climate Sensitivity

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  • 11/6/18 at 5:44 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

Elements of the consensed climate science community have recently acknowledged that the projections of future global average near-surface temperature anomalies produced by the CMIP5 ensemble of climate models are 2-3 times higher ...

Climate Signals

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  • 10/30/18 at 5:54 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

New York City has recently placed several illuminated road signs throughout the city in cooperation with the Climate Museum as part of a program called “Climate Signals”. The signs are an attempt to call attention to the...

Common Precaution

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  • 1/3/17 at 8:11 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many climate activists claim that the Precautionary Principle requires that humanity cease using fossil fuels to avoid the potential of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change. That is a relatively absolutist interpretation of the ...

COP 21 Agreement

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  • 7/5/16 at 10:54 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Obama Administration insisted that the Agreement reached at the conclusion of COP 21 in Paris, France not be legally binding on the parties because of the near-absolute certainty that the US Senate would not ratify the Agreement as a ...

Cost / Benefit Analysis in the Regulatory Process

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  • 9/5/17 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US federal government has taken numerous actions to require cost / benefit analyses, or cost effectiveness analyses, regarding federal rulemaking activities. The intent of these actions is to assure that the rulemaking activities ...

Defending Climate Orthodoxy

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  • 1/9/18 at 6:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

scientific method: principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of ...

Democrat's Platform Up Close - 2016

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  • 8/23/16 at 9:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“We believe America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.”

The term “clean energy” is not defined in the platform, so it is not clear whether natural gas and propane are included, which leaves ...

Diminishing Impact of Increased CO2

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  • 11/21/17 at 7:26 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.  If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.” --Richard P. Feynman

The impact of incremental increases in ...

Endangered Species – Reconsideration of the EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/30/17 at 6:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

President Trump’s Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth instructs the EPA Administrator to “review and, if appropriate, as soon as practicable, take lawful action to suspend, revise, ...

Energy Policy: The Facts and Myths on the Consensus on Climate Change

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"No challenge--no challenge--poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of...

Enlightened Self-interest – Opposition to Trump’s Environmental Policies

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  • 5/23/17 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to the US election in November 2016 the UNFCCC, the IPCC, the signatories to the Paris Accords and numerous environmental NGOs were quietly confident that the expected future Clinton Administration would continue the environmental ...

EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/9/17 at 7:07 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several commentators have identified rescission or substantial revision of the 2009 EPA Endangerment Finding regarding CO2 and other “greenhouse gases” as the key to achieving the Trump Administration’s environmental ...

EXTRA - Some Thoughts on Independence Day 2017

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  • 7/5/17 at 9:03 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The American colonies did not declare independence from Britain and fight the Revolutionary War with Britain to achieve that independence for the United States of America, only to surrender that independence less than 250 years later and ...

Financial Mechanism of the Convention

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  • 6/1/16 at 11:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP 16 in 2010, as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. The original intent was for the developed ...