Layman’s Primer on the Climate Skeptic Position

I am a “lukewarmer”, which means a skeptic that agrees that man-made CO2 is incrementally warming the Earth but believes that the amount of that warming is being greatly exaggerated.  In addition, I believe that the science behind evidence of current “climate change” is really poor, with folks in the media using observations of tail-of-the-distribution weather effects to “prove” climate change rather than relying on actual trend data (which tend to show no such thing).

I have written two articles at Forbes.com summarizing this position and the debate.

Understanding the Global Warming Debate

Denying the Catastrophe: The Science of the Climate Skeptic’s Position

  • mbee1

    Has anybody looked at the current codeing in the land and ocean data sets to see if they represent reality rather than errors in the coding. I notice a bit of work on this back in 2008 which seems to have gone nowhere. I went to the rsmess.com site, looked of the global temperature page and ignoreing the blah looked at the graphs. The black line the measurements has been on a down ward trend or at least sideways for years, the models march steadliy upward. Makes me think something is wrong with the model. Applying the same to NOAA current claim this was the hottest year on record makes their claim suspect as arctic ice low is increasing when they claim the temperature is warmer, Ifl my rusty science memory is correct, ice melts when it is warmer, freezes when it is colder, more ice is colder not warmer. Nobody seems to be actually analysing the data sets which would be nice for us folks who are asked to pay our wealth to some two bit hell hole, income redistribution as the IPCC puts it.