I just don’t get climate alarmism. It isn’t enough that the climate is changing, whether it is warming or cooling, it actually needs to be out of the ordinary or directly attributed to human activities to be alarming. And you have to separate out the natural patterns of change to […]

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) is a great resource for monitoring Arctic sea ice extent. The Multisensor Analyzed Sea Extent (MASIE) covers the period 2006-2019. They offer a CSV file of data that can be downloaded. https://nsidc.org/data/masie/ They also offer the sea ice tools which also has […]

Both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans have temperature oscillations that last roughly 60 years. That would be 30 years of warming followed by 30 years of cooling. Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation Pacific Decadal Oscillation 30 year land temperature data side by side It is interesting, if you breakout the temperature graphs […]

Here is a plot of Temperature data from Hadcrut3 since 2000. Nothing remarkable for the last 14 years. What drives temperature change? Surprisingly, not CO2, whatsoever. The following is a summary of the major drivers and their relative strengths. Because our temperature record is so short (1880-present) the deVries and […]

(from wikipedia) The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. The Oxford Dictionaries Online define the […]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy Hasty generalization. Making a generalization from a ridiculous small sample. Requires enough empirical evidence to become warranted and convincing. Relevance fallacy. Argument may be sound but misses the point. Red herring – Diverting the argument to unrelated issues straw man – Over simplifying one’s argument ad hominem – Insulting […]

The roots of sophistry go back to Greek times and are attributed to Socrates, Aristotle and the plays of Plato. At the time it was known as the Art of Teaching and it’s name derives from wisdom. Although it somewhat incorporated philosophy, it has always had a bad reputation because […]