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In Paul Krugman’s May 29 column he wrote about Pat Michael’s “fraud, pure and simple” that James Hansen’s 1988 prediction of global warming was too high by 300%. (Michael’s fraud was described earlier by Hansen, Gavin Schmidt, Hansen again and me.) Michaels has posted a denial, so I’m going to go back to the original…

Hansen’s 1988 paper that Pat Michaels misrepresented in testimony is not available online. I’ve put some extracts here. Hansen, J., I. Fung, A. Lacis, D. Rind, Lebedeff, R. Ruedy, G. Russell, and P. Stone 1988. Global climate changes as forecast by Goddard Institute for Space Studies three-dimensional model. J. Geophys. Res. 93, 9341-9364.

Pat Michaels goes quote mining

Media Matters catches Pat Michaels in an outrageous bit of quote mining: MICHAELS: Well, it’s an exaggeration. Global warming is a very real thing. People have something to do with it in the last several decades of the 20th century. But what people do on this issue is they exaggerate it. I have a quote…

Climate change is real

Six Australian business leader reckon that the debate is over and climate change is real: Six business leaders yesterday stepped into the greenhouse debate, and blew the whistle. Game over, they said: climate change is real, it’s going to hurt, and unless we act now, it’s going to hurt us a lot. These guys know…

Pat Michaels, at it again

Pat Michaels is notorious for lying about the predictions that James Hansen made in testimony before Congress in 1988. In his paper Hansen showed the results of three possible scenarios, but in his testimony before congress Hansen only showed emphasised the results of the most likely one, scenario B. As the graph here shows, scenario…

Global Warming Alarmism

Pat Michaels says that Kyoto would destroy the US economy: In a nutshell, that’s why the European governments are so exercised about Bush’s “no” to Kyoto. They see it as an international instrument that would destroy the economy of their major competitor, even as they know it doesn’t do a thing about global temperature. These…

Frogs: Michaels responds

Pat Michaels has responded to my post pointing out several errors in his post about frog extinctions: It has subsequently been pointed out to us that the points on our Figure 1 (Pounds et al. Figure 4c) are not actually amphibian populations but simply a sampling of weather stations in the regions studied by Pounds…

Carl Zimmer has a useful summary of the recent Nature paper that links global warming with frog extinctions. Brian Schmidt comments: I was curious about the fact that none of the climate-focused bloggers on my blog roll had written on the subject. Then it occurred to me – they’re climatologists, not biologists, so they decided…

Pat Michaels’ Kyoto scam

Readers may remember Pat Michaels, who authored a paper one that “disproved” global warming by deliberately removing almost one-third of the satellite data from his analysis and co-operated with Ross McKitrick on another paper that managed to “prove” that global warming wasn’t happening by mixing up degrees with radians. Alan Anderson has responded to my…

In my previous post I commented on the various responses of sceptics now that both that satellite and surface record show global warming is happening. (The map below shows the global warming trend for the troposphere from the satellite record.) Scott Church left a comment giving a detailed explanation of the satellite data. He concluded:…