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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

John Christy and Atmospheric Temperature Trends

My references are cited as follows: "[#]", with "#" corresponding to the reference number given in the References section at the end of this post.


John Christy is a climate scientist, with a particular focus in atmospheric temperature trends. Many conservatives present Christy as being an intellectually serious "skeptic" of carbon-dioxide-induced (CO2-induced) man-made climate change [7]. Yet Christy has repeatedly misled Congress and the public. Christy's most egregiously misleading statements include:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

+John Christy, Climate Models, and Long-term Tropospheric Warming

The outline for this post is as follows:
  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of the Objections
  3. Elaboration on the Objections
  4. References
If you want the "tl;dr" for this post, then I suggest reading sections 1 and 2. Alternatively, if you are familiar with John Christy's claims on tropospheric temperature trends, then simply skip ahead to section 2.

Each numbered point in section 2 corresponds with a numbered portion of section 3. So there is no need to read this entire post; instead, you can see which numbered point you find interesting in section 2, and then for further details you can skip to the corresponding numbered portion in section 3.

This is the "+References" version of this post, which means that this post contains my full list of references and citations. If you would like an abbreviated and easier to read version, then please go to the "main version" of this post.

+John Christy and the Tropical Tropospheric Hot Spot, Part 2

For a somewhat shorter discussion of specific issues related to the hot spot, see the "Myths about the Hot Spot" posts listed on the "Quick Scientific Debunking" page.


The outline for this post is as follows:
  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of the Objections
  3. Elaboration on the Objections
  4. References
This is part 2 of a two part series; I highly suggest reading part 1 of this series, before reading this post.

If you want the "tl;dr" for this post, then I suggest reading sections 1, 2, and 3.4. Alternatively, if you are familiar with John Christy's congressional testimony and you know what the "tropical tropospheric hot spot" is, then simply skip ahead to sections 2 and 3.4.

Each numbered point in section 2 corresponds with a numbered portion of section 3. So there is no need to read this entire post; instead, you can see which numbered point you find interesting in section 2, and then for further details you can skip to the corresponding numbered portion in section 3.

This is the "+References" version of this post, which means that this post contains my full list of references and citations. If you would like an abbreviated and easier to read version, then please go to the "main version" of this post.

+John Christy and the Tropical Tropospheric Hot Spot, Part 1

For a somewhat shorter discussion of specific issues related to the hot spot, see the "Myths about the Hot Spot" posts listed on the "Quick Scientific Debunking" page.


The outline for this post is as follows:
  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of the Objections
  3. Elaboration on the Objections
  4. References
This is part 1 of a two part series; part 2 is available here. If you want the "tl;dr" for this post, then I suggest reading sections 1 and 2. Alternatively, if you are familiar with John Christy's congressional testimony and you know what the "tropical tropospheric hot spot" is, then simply skip ahead to section 2.

Each numbered point in section 2 corresponds with a numbered portion of section 3. So there is no need to read this entire post; instead, you can see which numbered point you find interesting in section 2, and then for further details you can skip to the corresponding numbered portion in section 3.

This is the "+References" version of this post, which means that this post contains my full list of references and citations. If you would like an abbreviated and easier to read version, then please go to the "main version" of this post.

Friday, May 12, 2017

John Christy, Climate Models, and Long-term Tropospheric Warming

The outline for this post is as follows:
  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of the Objections
  3. Elaboration on the Objections
  4. References
If you want the "tl;dr" for this post, then I suggest reading sections 1 and 2. Alternatively, if you are familiar with John Christy's claims on tropospheric temperature trends, then simply skip ahead to section 2.

Each numbered point in section 2 corresponds with a numbered section of section 3. So there is no need to read this entire post; instead, you can see which numbered point you find interesting in section 2, and then for further details you can skip to the corresponding numbered portion in section 3.

This is the "main version" of this post, which means that this post lacks of most my references and citations. If you would like a more comprehensive version with all the references and citations, then please go to the "+References" version of this post.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

John Christy and the Tropical Tropospheric Hot Spot, Part 2

For a somewhat shorter discussion of specific issues related to the hot spot, see the "Myths about the Hot Spot" posts listed on the "Quick Scientific Debunking" page.


The outline for this post is as follows:
  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of the Objections
  3. Elaboration on the Objections
  4. References
This is part 2 of a two part series; I highly suggest reading part 1 of this series, before reading this post.

If you want the "tl;dr" for this post, then I suggest reading sections 1, 2, and 3.4. Alternatively, if you are familiar with John Christy's congressional testimony and you know what the "tropical tropospheric hot spot" is, then simply skip ahead to sections 2 and 3.4.

Each numbered point in section 2 corresponds with a numbered portion of section 3. So there is no need to read this entire post; instead, you can see which numbered point you find interesting in section 2, and then for further details you can skip to the corresponding numbered portion in section 3.

This is the "main version" of this post, which means that this post lacks most of my references and citations. If you would like a more comprehensive version with all the references and citations, then please go to the "+References" version of this post.

John Christy and the Tropical Tropospheric Hot Spot, Part 1

For a somewhat shorter discussion of specific issues related to the hot spot, see the "Myths about the Hot Spot" posts listed on the "Quick Scientific Debunking" page.


The outline for this post is as follows:
  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of the Objections
  3. Elaboration on the Objections
  4. References
This is part 1 of a two part series; part 2 is available here. If you want the "tl;dr" for this post, then I suggest reading sections 1 and 2. Alternatively, if you are familiar with John Christy's congressional testimony and you know what the "tropical tropospheric hot spot" is, then simply skip ahead to section 2.

Each numbered point in section 2 corresponds with a numbered portion of section 3. So there is no need to read this entire post; instead, you can see which numbered point you find interesting in section 2, and then for further details you can skip to the corresponding numbered portion in section 3.

This is the "main version" of this post, which means that this post lacks of most my references and citations. If you would like a more comprehensive version with all the references and citations, then please go to the "+References" version of this post.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Beginning of a new series

In the upcoming weeks, I'll be making a series of posts on climate science. Before I start, I want to state this upfront:

I have no expertise in climate science, so you're not getting an expert's opinion here. Instead, my goal is to cite reputable sources of scientific information, in order to address some common public misconceptions about climate science. I'll also throw in some of my own views, based on the scientific research I have read.

Hope people find this series helpful.