Climate Change

Climate faux pas

Science | Researchers messed up the math
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/13/18, 05:06 pm

A recent global warming study shows there’s still a place for skeptics in the world of science.

After a team of climate scientists announced its newly published research showing that the oceans were warming much faster than previously thought, mainstream news outlets ran with the story.

But there was a problem: The study’s math was wrong.

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Expert: Climate report stokes unwarranted fear

Science | Grim predictions are still standard, but climate models are not as definitive as they seem
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/29/18, 02:39 pm

The U.S. government’s 1,700-page National Climate Assessment, released Friday, unsurprisingly blamed human activity for global warming and forecasted gloom and doom unless people took drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But skeptics of catastrophic man-made global warming caution that this report, like those that preceded it, relied on computer climate models that lack credibility and make predictions that do not match observations in the real world.

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Federal report links climate change, extreme weather

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/26/18, 10:50 am

A government report on climate change released Friday said global warming is contributing to extreme weather in the United States. Outside scientists and officials from 13 federal agencies wrote the report, which is mandated by law every four years. This year’s analysis said extreme weather events “have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration.” The report warned that the negative effects of climate change could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars.

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